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Hardy's wine and cheese Chardonnay pop-up with Alex James

Here at Hot Dinners we're rather partial to a nice glass of Chardonnay so this two day wine and cheese pop-up with Hardy's and Alex James sounds like it might be worth heading down to.

The 1853 Club, a pop-up wine bar experience by Hardys wine, opens its doors in London over the coming bank holiday for just two days only and they've enlisted celebrity cheese maker Alex James to help on the food fr…

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Hereford + York Yorkshire pudding pop-up at Harvey Nichols

The hottest day of the year so far may seem like an odd time to be launching a Yorkshire pudding pop-up, but c'mon do you really need winter back to enjoy a good Yorkshire?

Launched yesterday at Harvey Nichols, the Hereford+York pop up at the Fifth Floor Foodmarket is a British take on ‘fast food’ featuring four signature Yorkshires to enjoy from breakfast to supper.

Start the day with The Breakf…

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First look at dishes for Meatopia 2014

 

It would be fair to say that we're very much looking forward to 2014's Meatopia in September  (details here). So to put you in the mood - here are a few pics to whet your appetite. They're a preview of what Andre Lima de Luca of BOS BBQ in São Paulo will be serving up. So that's Pulled lamb sliders with argula, feta and guinness bbq sauce and Picanha with espresso bbq sauce and farofa…

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Deep-fried Mars Bars and more at Dram & Smoke's Scottish pop up in Vauxhall

Yes this picture of venison haunch with a light pearl barley salad and bramble dressing does look rather fabulous doesn't it? But for us, that's not the selling point of new summer pop-up Dram & Smoke. Not by a long shot. That comes in the dessert section in the worlds Deep Fried Mars Bar. Yes that's what we're all about.

If you are interested in learning more, the venture aims to showcase th…

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Mandarin Oriental to launch new tea room and champagne bar, the Rosebery

Updated 13/5/14 with opening date and image

It already has two of London's top restaurants, Bar Boulud and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and now the Mandarin Oriental is about to add a new tea room to its collection, the Rosebery, which will transform into a champagne bar in the evening.

The new venue (which apparently takes its name from Lord Rosebery, although we're not 100% sure about his c…

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Selfridges launch On The Roof summer rooftop restaurant with Q Grill

Well the London rooftop scene just got a LOT more interesting. We can exclusively reveal that from this summer, Selfridges will run a series of annual residencies on its rooftop. Up on the roof with... will kick off with Q Grill - which opened in Camden this Spring by Des McDonald (who's also responsible for Islington's Fish and Chip Shop and the Holborn Dining Rooms).…


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Argentine butcher and wine shop Abasto opens in Connaught Village from the people behind Zoilo

Diego Jacquet has had great success with the Malevo Group with Casa Malevo and particularly Zoilo being very well received Argentine restaurants. Now he's expanding further, as Abasto, an Argentine butcher and wine shop opens next-door to Casa Malevo.…

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The Blues Kitchen comes to Shoreditch

A popular blues and BBQ joint in Camden has gone south to Shoreditch - opening fully this week. It'll be offering Texan BBQ, live music seven nights a week and is also promising "one of the biggest bourbon selections in the UK."…


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Heston Blumenthal's The Perfectionists' Cafe at Heathrow's T2 - Ashley Palmer-Watts dishes the details

A Hot Dinners Exclusive.

Let's be honest, Heston Blumenthal could open an edible envelope and there'd be a host of foodies there to document it - so when word got out that he was opening a restaurant at the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow, there was quite a lot of international interest in it. Add to that the fact that only people travelling would be able to eat there and you've got a hot ticket alread…

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Shad Thames and Covent Garden get a little beach style for the summer

As London creeps towards a more summer clime, two parts of the city are gearing up to greet it beach-style.

Down by Tower Bridge, the Pont de le Tour have redone their outside space, launching it as a 1920s seaside-inspired terrace, complete with crustacean and ceviche bar named Pont Plage.

Officially launching on Tuesday 3rd June, head chef Tom Cook’s summer specials will include crab and crevett…

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