• The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

    The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

    The effects of the pandemic haven't been kind to many in the hospitality industry, with pubs and bars being hit particularly hard. So it's pleasing to see something that's bucking the trend - a brand new pub in Hammersmith. 

    The Prince of Wales Townhouse comes from the Big Smoke Brew Co, whose other pubs include The Albion in Kingston and The Brewhouse in Surbiton. Food-wise, there's a fairly standard pub menu of

  • The White Horse is Wembley's newest pub

    the white horse wembley

    It's not every day a brand new pub opens in London - but if you're after a pint and live in the Wembley Park area, then you now have The White Horse to check out.

    This new Fullers pub opened at the weekend and is named after the first FA Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium - the White Horse Final. The huge new pub on Arena Square takes up two floors and has loads of outside space with a garden on the ground floor and a large terrace

  • The Windmill in Mayfair gets a touch of The Guinea Grill magic

    Oisin Rogers from The Guinea Grill to takeover The Windmill in MayfairIf you’re a fan of the steaks, the fish and chips, and the Guinness at Mayfair pub The Guinea Grill (take a number) and often struggle to get a table, then its renowned pub manager Oisin Rogers has revealed that he’s about to spread some of the magic around.

  • Ruth Hansom takes over the menu at the refurbished Princess of Shoreditch

    Ruth Hansom takes over the menu at the refurbished Princess of Shoreditch

    Taking proper advantage of the lockdown, The Princess of Shoreditch has had something of a revamp while it's been closed so it'll be returning with a new look next month. It's also coming back with a brand new head chef who you may have seen on Great British Menu - Ruth Hansom.

    She'll be taking on the menu in the upstairs restaurant with dishes based on British provenance. That'll

  • The Archway Tavern has finally reopened its doors

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    It's been a long time coming but this weekend The Archway Tavern finally reopened its doors. Archway folk might have thought the day would never come when this iconic (in the true sense of the word) pub, which has been closed for five years now, would open its doors once more. But they are open and the place is looking rather lovely.

    There's been a pub on this spot at the bottom of Highgate Hill since the 1700s, with the current pub dating

  • The O2 gets its first proper pub, The Observatory

    observatory pub opens at the O2

    Next time you're heading to the O2 for a concert and want to grab something to eat pre or post-event, there's now something new to try. Pub company Nicholson’s are opening The Observatory pub.

    Taking over from the Harvester (which in itself can only be a good thing) they'll be open from breakfast, serving up everything from trad fry ups to buttermilk pancakes or poached eggs and avo on muffins.

    The rest of the day their main

  • Santa Maria opens A Slice of Blue pizza pub in Clapton

    Santa Maria opens A Slice of Blue pizza pub in ClaptonA team-up between the founders of Santa Maria and Firezza, this is bringing pizzas, beer and music under one roof in Clapton - creating a new-style pizza pub in the process. 

  • Guy Ritchie's new Fitzrovia pub The Lore of the Land serves beer and venison from his country estate


    Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.

  • Mikkeller and Rick Astley are opening the Mikkeller Brewpub in Exmouth Market

    mikkeller and rick astley brewpub exmouth marketCult Danish brewer Mikkeller have teamed up with Rick Astley once more, but their second London bar will also feature a brewery and a restaurant.

  • Four Legs at the Compton Arms launch their Sunday roast menu

    four legs compton arms sunday roast islington

    They've already secured a place in the London burger hall of fame, so it'll be interesting to see what Four Legs - the residency at Islington's Compton Arms - do with Sunday Roasts.

    Kicking off this weekend, the mains will be:

    • Roast beef with potatoes and Yorkshire pudding
    • Whole/half
  • The Duke of York in Haggerston is reopening - and this time it's all about the booze

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    Updated 17/10/19 with menu and images

    If you've been wondering what's going on at the Duke of York on Downham Street (where the old Beef & Brew was) then let us enlighten you.

    It's expected to reopen today under new management. Running the show now is Barworks - the folk behind Mare Street Market, The Well & Bucket and more. Hot Dinners spoke to the company's co-owner Marc Francis-Baum who told us that while in previous

  • Brewdog team up with Biff’s Jack Shack to make BrewDog Dalston their first vegan bar

    biffs jack shack opens at brewdog dalston

    If beer and burgers are a match made in heaven, then vegan beer and vegan burgers must be the equivalent of nirvana for East London. That's presumably the thought process behind a new collaboration between BrewDog and Biff's Jack Shack.

    The two companies have teamed up to make the brewer's Dalston location the group's first wholly vegan bar. So they'll be serving up vegan jackfruit based ‘junk’ food along with an exclusively

  • Anju is the new Korean food residency at The Gun in Hackney

    anju korean residency the gun hackney

    In Islington's Compton Arms, they have the very popular Four Legs residency (which we Test Drove recently). Now the Compton Arms' sister pub The Gun in Hackney has brought in a long term food residency Anju - which they're hoping will be a similar success.

    Anju - which already has a residency at Blend in Green Lanes -

  • Max's Sandwich Shop is having a Sandwich Fest at The Red Lion and Sun


    Updated with new date

    When one of our favourite pubs teams up with one of our favourite food folk, you'd better expect us to sit up and take notice. Next week sees a mashup between Highgate's Red Lion and Sun pub and everyone's favourite sandwich maestro Max Halley from Max's Sandwich Shop.

    Max will be taking over the food for one night only at the recently refurbed North London pub, serving up an evening menu of two epic-sounding

  • The Hunter's Moon is a brand new pub for South Kensington

    The Hunter's Moon is a brand new pub for South KensingtonThis new pub is the first for a new pub group. They've also brought in a Glasshouse/Chez Bruce vet to look after the menus in all their pubs and there's an ex The Coach chef in the kitchen.

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