Employing Irish talent and using Irish produce as inspiration, Richard Corrigan's new London opening challenges perceptions of what it means to be an Irish restaurant. We went down to London's Silicon Roundabout to try it out.
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Regular readers of Hot Dinners will know that we're keen supporters of the Irish in London. As second-generation Irish ourselves we're always delighted to be able to bring Londoners a taste of Ireland here in this city.
But we couldn't be more thrilled to break the news that one of our favourite food bloggers and authors Niamh Shields - better known to some of you as
St Patrick's Day might come just once a year but the huge amount of Irish talent we have working in London (just check out our Murphia List if you want to find out more) means it's easy to eat super Irish-inspired dishes all year round. Here are some you should put on your to-try list.
To celebrate the publication of our fifth annual Murphia List - showcasing the most influential Irish people working in London's food and drink scene - Hot Dinners had quite a shindig this week. We took over NUMBER SIX at The Marylebone hotel - one of the rather beautiful event spaces within the hotel (which is part of the Doyle
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If you think there's truth in the phrase that good things come in small packages, then a delight awaits you at a new bar on Islington's Essex Road. On the face of it, Homeboy is a modern Irish cocktail bar. But, if you head through to the back of the bar, you'll find a diminutive treat - what's being billed as London's Smallest Irish Pub. The speakeasy-style pub is hidden in a tiny room at the
Hot Dinners presents its fifth annual Murphia List - a celebration of the creative contribution made by Irish people to the London restaurant scene.
Chef Anna Haugh uses her Irish connections and London restaurant experience to bring Chelsea a restaurant of very modern European sensibilities.
As any London-based Irish person knows, any trip home is always used to fill your roll-on Ryanair suitcase with as much Tayto, Clonakilty and Barry's Tea as you can squeeze in to take back to London. But now, you'll be able to replenish stocks of your favourite Irish food without going any further than Camden.
The London Irish Centre has just opened its Irish Shop 'An Siopa' and it's filled with Irish household favourites including Tayto, Flahavans, Barrys
Expect Irish food, drink and hospitality at this Islington bar which is serving up everything from cocktails featuring Barry's Tea to curry chips and Tayto crisps.
We take a tour around the British and Irish coast at this small seafood spot with serious ambition at Pop Brixton.
Without going too Oirish on you we've picked out the best ways to enjoy St Patrick's Day in London if you care about what you eat and drink. So if you fancy a shot of decent whiskey, some smoked salmon on soda bread or just a great place to watch the big rugby showdown this weekend with a pint of Guinness in hand - we've got you covered.
We've been following the career of Irish chef Aidan McGee ever since he first started making waves in the London dining scene back at the Truscott Arms. After a short-ish stint running the kitchen at Fitzrovia pub The George & Dragon, McGee now has a new position, and