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London dominates the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

If you're just as interested in the look of a restaurant or bar as what you're eating and drinking in them, then you'll want to check out the winners for this year's Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

The event is now in its sixth year and judges sifted through 3000 entries from the UK and 70 other countries. London dominated the result with the following being the city's key winners and the design…

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Nashville hot sliders are new to the menu at Bird

This Autumn, the menu at newish East London chicken shop Bird is having a bit of a refresh. And that's where is where these sliders come in. The Nashville Hot Sliders are fried tenders dunked in their own homemade cayenne pepper sauce, with pickles and kewpie mayo on a soft roll.

Other new items include an extra hot chilli glaze, tonkatsu and plum sauces, Crispy Mu Shu Fried chicken (like a Pekin…

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Hoxton Holborn opening with Soho House's Hubbard and Bell, Chicken Shop and coffee by Holborn Grind

Updated 25/9/14 with soft launch details

The Hoxton hotel is opening its doors in Holborn next week and bringing a range of useful places to eat and drink to midtown (yes we ARE embracing that term for London too) when it does.

Opening next week there'll be two restaurants run in partnership with Soho House Group. The first is Hubbard & Bell, their main restaurant (pictured right) which as yo…

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Ape & Bird put Neapolitan style pizzas on the menu

This rather fine looking pizza is just one of a new range going on the menu at Ape & Bird. It follows the installation of a hand-built, wood-fired, Forno Bravo pizza oven from Naples at the gastropub on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Head Chef Alex Windebank has been working on a menu of Neopolitan style pizzas using the best seasonal ingredients from Italy and England.

Expect to see:

  • Buffalo mozzarell…

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After a nail biting night and an anxious wait this morning the result for the Great Britain & Ireland Michelin Guide 2015 are out. Here's what the London chefs who won new stars thought of the good news:

See our full report on this year's London Michelin star winners

And our news story on the 2015 stars

 

Karam Sethi - Gymkhana

"The award caps off a perfect year for Gymkhana and is a testamen…

Read more: "It's a team effort" - chefs' reactions to the 2015 Michelin Guide

London's 2015 Michelin star restaurants revealed

Read our full Michelin report on this year's winners here

So, another year and while there'll be a few delighted chefs this morning, cracking open the champagne, as ever there'll be disappointed ones too.

London didn't do quite as well as might have expected, with no new two stars awarded and only six one stars. That's the lowest number for three years (for the 2012 guide we had no new two stars a…

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Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen launches Saturday street food sessions

Gordon's Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen is launching a new showcase of East London food. The idea is that traders takeover the bar at the One New Change restaurant every Saturday, with bespoke cocktails, street food and selected DJs.

And they're starting strongly bringing in Busan BBQ for the month of October with a bespoke menu of Korean inspired small plates. Providing the tunes is Korean DJ Joon…

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Imperial War Museum relaunches with Peyton Events

Hot Dinners was in attendance at the Imperial War Museum last night where Oliver Peyton was hosting a showcase of both the museum's facelift and his events company Peyton Events. The museum opened two months ago having spent millions on opening the museum up, putting in a new restaurant and bar and creating a dramatic atrium, designed by Foster & Partners which now houses a Battle of Britain S…

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AA Hospitality Awards 2014

 The restaurant awards season is well and truly underway and last night it was the turn of the AA Hospitality Awards. The event sees the AA award a mixture of gongs for both hotels and restaurants, and is an opportunity for them to announce new three, four (and occasionally) five rosettes. 

Key award winners last night for London included:

  • AA Chefs Chef of the Year - Nathan Outlaw
  • AA LIfetime Ach…

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Young and Foodish rounds off the week with DeliSundays

24/09/14 - updated with a link to the tickets page.

In a venture that started up with the incredibly popular Burger Monday, taking in SpagWednesday, FryFriday and more along the way, Young and Foodish (aka Daniel Young) is rounding off the week with his latest venture, DeliSundays, kicking off in October.

DeliSundays will be aiming to give London a new York Jewish Sunday brunch experience, giving…

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