Sad news over the weekend as the team behind Picture announced that they'll be closing both their restaurants, on Portland Street and in Marylebone, from next month.
After six years, they've made the difficult decision to close up both businesses on 5 October. For "many boring reasons" they've found it hard to keep going and "we are making this decision....whilst we are in a solid position to close the restaurants properly without leaving
If you missed the last time MasterChef finalist Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat popped up in London with Crab Anatomy - then another chance is on the way. The crab-centric pop-up is back for another month, this time coming to Fitzrovia.
They're taking over the space that used to be Suda and yes, there will be an awful lot of Cornish crab on the menu. Here's what you can expect:
The Brooklyn chicken and waffles group backed by rapper Nas is heading for London with their new American comfort food.
If you're after somewhere in Fitzrovia to sit and slurp ramen, then this international ramen chain are hoping you'll pick their new restaurant on Goodge Street to do just that.
Akoko is the first project from last year’s Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila. He'll be opening this West-African influenced restaurant in Fitztovia
Mortimer House, a member’s club and workspace in Fitzrovia, has already hosted guest chef residencies from Elizabeth Haig and Oli Brown of duck duck goose, and next up is Luke Selby, who you may recognise from Great British Menu. As well as starring on the BBC series, Luke was previously head chef at Ollie Dabbous’ Hide, which he left earlier this year to pursue his own projects.
Luke will be joined by his two brothers Nathaniel and Theo
BAO Fitz is kicking off the Autumn with a series of late-night bar takeovers, every one of which sounds worth attending. They've invited three really interesting bars from across the globe to London. Each will be in town for one night when they'll serve up a special drink and BAO will be pairing that with dishes including - wait for it - a one-off katsu sando creation. Each drink will then be on offer for the following week.
Big Mamma does Italian in Fitzrovia with panache.
Quique Dacosta does paella in Fitzrovia
Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta (with many Michelin stars to his name) has come to Fitzrovia with his first UK restaurant. The paella is a big deal, and we head along to see what else the restaurant has to offer.
Fitzrovia club's restaurant that's open to all
Flesh and Buns are getting into the poke business - but they're doing it with a twist. Called Poke-Don, they'll be creating a hybrid between a poke dish and a donburi. Poke was made by Japanese communities in Hawaii using cut raw fish and a selection of fruit and vegetable toppings - adapted from donburi, where cooked rice was topped with ingredients from other parts of their menu and served quickly to
So the rest of London might be obsessing over the Tory leadership campaign and the many, MANY Boris and Carrie sitting in a park memes, but here at Hot Dinners we've been completely caught up by the disappearance of the Passyunk Avenue much-loved Philadelphia Eagles mascot head.
The story kicked off two days ago, when the Fizrovia restaurant, which specialises in Philly cheesesteaks, and is stuffed with all manner of NFL memorabilia, posted
First came Gloria, now Big Mamma have brought us Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia. We popped in for a first look - it's mad as ever, but backed up by great food.
Mortimer House is on a bit of a roll at the moment. Not only getting rave reviews for its main restaurant, but also has huge success with the first of its guest series upstairs with Elizabeth Haigh, previewing her upcoming restaurant Kaizen
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