Interviews

Interviews

Lunch with Simon Parker Bowles

The restaurateur behind Green's in Mayfair and the City tells us what he thinks of restaurant reviewers, how London restaurant fashions have changed over the decades and why he’s not impressed with eating out fads.

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The Gospel According to Mark Hix

On the eve of the opening of his new restaurant at Selfridges, Hot Dinners talks to golden boy Mark Hix, currently the darling of the London restaurant scene…

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Bruno Loubet interviewed - the chef takes a second turn at London

Hot Dinners catches up with chef Bruno Loubet just before the opening of his eponymous restaurant Bistrot Bruno Loubet at the Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell…

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From Le Caprice to Hix: In the kitchen with chef Kevin Gratton

Hot Dinners talks to Kevin Gratton, the main in the kitchen at Soho's newest celeb hangout Hix to find out what working with the best-connected man in London's restaurant industry is really like.…

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5 minutes with Simon Hoggart

Hot Dinners finds out from The Spectator's wine correspondent Simon Hoggart, how to order the right wines when going out to eat

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From glamour to grit – Russell Norman’s journey to the opening of PolpoRussell Norman’s Polpo was one of the first restaurants in London to open by Twitter. Hot Dinners caught up with Russell to find out one why he wants to bring a bit of the West Village to London’s West End.…

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Why Oliver wants more - Hot Dinners talks to Oliver Peyton

Oliver Peyton tells Hot Dinners about the things that drive him mad and why he in turn is driven to change the perception of British food abroad…

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Five minutes with Sat Bains

Hot Dinners catches up with Nottingham's Sat Bains to find out where he's eaten well this year and why the customer is always right…

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Talking to Ed Martin about gastropubs

Hot Dinners finds out what makes the perfect gastropub from Ed Martin

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Sriram Aylur from Quilon

Hot Dinners talks to chef Sriram Aylur, chef at the Michelin-starred Quilon, about his new beer-matching menu and how a maturing cuisine is resulting in those all-important stars for Indian chefs in London.…

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Five minutes with Tom Peake, gastropub owner

Hot Dinners caught up recently with Renaissance Pubs’ Tom Peake at the reopening of the group’s Abbeville gastropub in Clapham to discover a few cunning tricks to think of if you’re considering following in their footsteps.

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The Ambitious Man – Hot Dinners talks to Marcus Wareing

Hot Dinners catches up with Marcus Wareing to discuss awards, ambition and that spat with Gordon Ramsay.…

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Five minutes with Richard Corrigan

Hot Dinners catches five minutes with Richard Corrigan to find out how he's survived the last 12 months, opening two key new restaurants in the middle of a recession.…

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Chewing the fat with Fay Maschler

Fay Maschler became the restaurant critic for the London Evening Standard in 1972 when she won a three month contract in a writing competition. She has since reviewed thousands of restaurants and is the UK's most respected restaurant critic. Fay recently launched her own London restaurant consultancy, A Private View, and is the co-founder of the London Restaurant Festival.

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