• Kova, Taiyakiya and Meet Fresh are bringing more desserts to Chinatown

    Kova, Taiyakiya and Meet Fresh are bringing more desserts to Chinatown

    More change for Chinatown, which has seen quite a few new restaurants and shops appear thanks to the Newport development. This time it's the turn of three new dessert spots for the area.

    First up is Kova Patisserie (who already have another location in Soho). Like their other shop, they'll have French patisseries with a Japanese twist - like their mille crepes - as well as a

  • A three course dessert-only restaurant is popping up at the Angel Islington


    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also named Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year for

  • Yaki Yaki are serving up taiyaki, matcha soft serves and a croiyaki in Covent Garden


    Covent Garden has a new dessert spot that you should expect to see popping up on your Insta feed from now on. Yaki Yaki is all about the Japanese waffle cones taiyaki and opened a week ago just off St Martin's Lane.

    The specialist taiyaki shop will be serving up the traditional fish shaped waffles in two sizes - mini and regular. The minis come in batches of three filled with either vanilla custard, nutella or cheese and jalapeno. If you pick the regular size,

  • Cadbury's Creme Eggs specials on London menus this Easter


    You know that Easter is just around the corner when your Insta feed is flooded with pictures of restaurants and bars using Cadbury's Creme Eggs in everything from desserts to cocktails. And this year Cadbury's have teamed up with four London restaurants for some special dishes in the run up to Easter Sunday.

    At Blondies Kitchen in Selfridges Food Hall they're putting on a Cadbury Creme egg brownie with a melting Cadbury Creme egg yolk in the centre of a warm cookie

  • Good news - Marcus Wareing has just put his custard tart back on the menu in Knightbridge

    marcus wareing custard tart

    One properly iconic London dish is Marcus Wareing's custard tart. Adapted from his own grandmother's recipe, it first hit centre stage when it was picked as the dessert course in the first ever Great British Menu back in 2006. That's when Marcus cooked it for the Queen’s official 80th birthday lunch at Mansion House.

    At the time he told The FT, "The challenge is in getting the right balance between egg, cream, sugar and milk. It took weeks to

  • Albert Adria, the world’s best pastry chef is opening Cakes and Bubbles in Hotel Cafe Royal

    cakesbubblescollageAfter a successful pop-up a few years ago, Albert Adrià is coming back to London for good with an all-dessert restaurant in the swanky Hotel Cafe Royal.

  • Krept and Konan's Crepes and Cones pops up at Boxpark Croydon

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    Ever since they opened their Croydon restaurant, business has been booming for rappers Krept and Konan. And now they're expanding.

    But before you get too excited at the prospect of them opening near you, they're just heading down the road to Boxpark Croydon, where they'll be showcasing their dishes at the streetfood spot throughout the month of October. Crepes and Cones will be taking over the pop up kitchen there and we're told

  • Whipped is now serving up soft serve cheesecake on Drury Lane

    whipped desserts covent garden drury laneLess BSDM and more coronary in a cup - this new dessert bar on Covent Garden's Drury Lane deconstructs cheesecake and turns it into a variety of chilled and frozen soft serve delights.

  • A three course dessert bar pop-up is about to open in East London


    Sweet toothed Londoners should make a note in their diary now for a pop-up dessert experience that's hitting London in a few weeks. The Whisk Dessert Bar doesn't mess around with savoury stuff, instead you can enjoy three courses of desserts.

    Pastry Chef Simon Jenkins has worked with everyone from Raymond Blanc to Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. And his desserts do sound intriguing. There's fresh pineapple soft serve with a chilli confit and spiced crumb in a

  • Maître Choux to open its fourth, biggest store in Chelsea

    Maître Choux to open its sixth, biggest branch in Chelsea Don’t be distracted by the highly ‘grammable flower tunnel and croquembouche tower - it’s the gorgeous French eclairs, choux and chouquettes you’ll be wanting to focus on at this new branch of Maitre Choux.

  • Bufle is bringing bubble waffles and cocktails to Soho

    Bufles is bringing bubble waffles and cocktails to SohoBubble waffles are probably the trendiest dessert around at this moment, and Bufle is the latest spot to dish them out to Londoners. Expect matched cocktails too. 

  • The best Chinatown desserts to try in London this summer

    chinatowndesserts600Brighten up your Instagram feed with one of London's new dreamy Chinatown desserts

  • Bubblewrap’s Hong Kong-style egg waffles are coming to Soho


    6/3/17 - Updated with opening date.

    What: Bubblewrap

    In a nutshell: Hong Kong egg waffle stall puts down roots in London

    Summing it all up: After cutting their teeth as a festival food truck, this mix-and-match street food from east Asia is making its way to Soho for good.

  • Ferrero Rocher are popping up in Covent Garden with a pre-Christmas dessert bar

    Fererro Rocher are popping up in Covent Garden with a pre-Christmas dessert bar

    You know it's Christmas when you start seeing Ferrero Rocher ads on the TV - but that's not enough for the nutty chocolates this year, they're having a pop-up in Covent Garden too. 

    As to what you'll get from the experience - you can expect a tasting plate of five mini hand-crafted desserts, curated by Cuisson's chef Paul Hannagen. And then - of course - you'll round things off with a Ferrero

  • Vivienne Westwood launches festive offerings at aqua shard


    Last night, Hot Dinners popped along to The Shard for our first official Christmas party of the season. The do was to launch Vivienne Westwood's Christmas tree at aqua shard, which is part of a wider partnership the designer has entered into with the restaurant.

    So in addition to the whopping 18 foot tree (and to tie in with the rainforest charity Cool Earth which Vivienne supports) there's also a special chocolate dessert (pictured), a Johnnie


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