Italian

  • monico old

    Making a change from their ongoing expansion of Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger, Soho House have a brand new restaurant coming to town. 

    Cafe Monico sees them reviving the name of a vintage restaurant that was originally set up in the area back in 1877 and which originally overlooked Piccadilly Circus. The new location (which may be where the original moved to - we couldn't dig that up) is a little further away on Shaftesbury Avenue. It's a street not currently

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  • savini

    In 2015 we had the sad, but not wholly unexpected news that The Criterion - one of London's oldest restaurants - had gone into administration. But the historic restaurant's fortunes took a turn for the better at the beginning of this year when it was taken over by the illustrious Milanese company Savini.

    The restaurant is now open all day - serving everything from a full English to dishes of Parma ham for breakfast. There's a set lunch (2 courses £26) with dishes like

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  • theosimple 700b

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Theo Randall's a busy gent. Not only has he just relaunched his restaurant at the Intercontinental in London, but he's also got a new bit on the side. Theo’s Simple Italian is going to be a new casual spot, openng at the Hotel Indigo® London Kensington – Earl’s Court next month.

    Randall's brought in a top chef to run the kitchen. William Leoni worked with Theo Randall at the InterContinental and,

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  • Padella by Trullo

    Updated 29/2 with launch details.

    Way back in the mists of time, the first restaurant story Hot Dinners ever broke was the opening of Trullo, just off Highbury Corner. Well, it's taken a little time, but we've eventually got round to bringing you another exclusive story from Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda, the duo behind Trullo.

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  • bernardi breakfast

    There's a new breakfast spot in town. Bernardi's in Marylebone has just launched their breakfast menu (and weekend brunch) and it does look rather enticing.

    The brunch menu, which launched this weekend, features the now ubiquitous bottomless Prosecco and Bloody Marys (£16 per person) all day Saturday and Sunday. But what's new is the breakfast N’duja, egg & basil pizette (£8) and their Full Italian – a homemade veal, pork and chilli sausage

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  • carbshotsFranceso Mazzei's new home on Savile Row is an instant hit - serving up some cracking Italian food

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  • chucs

    When Chucs swimwear opened a cafe of the same name over on Dover Street, AA Gill popped in and reviewed it, describing it as "not just a little Italianish caff in Mayfair; it’s an enormous amount of fantasy and wishful thinking made real in miniature". Now the Mayfair spot is opening a second place in Westbourne Grove in February.

    The restaurant will take over the ground floor of the building in Notting Hill with the company's menswear collection upstairs. There'll also

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  • vico

    Updated 24/8/15 with soft launch details 

    So, we've been waiting patiently to hear what Bocca di Lupo owners Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo were going to open at Cambridge Circus, and this week we've been rewarded with details of what will be called Vico.

    The new restaurant will focus on affordable Italian street food, and it sounds as

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  • cafemuranoemailAngela Hartnett's new Covent Garden spot is a welcome oasis in a touristy location. 

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