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Little Kolkata goes permanent in Covent Garden

Little Kolkata has been a successful supperclub specialising in Bengali cuisine. Now they're settling down with a permanent restaurant in Covent Garden with a bigger menu, new dishes and more.

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Bagatelle London opens for business on Mayfair's Dover Street

With restaurants in all the key globetrotting hotspots - NYC, Miami, Dubai etc - a London branch was way overdue for this upscale international chain.…

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Hansom Lambert on winning on the Million Pound Menu and their upcoming restaurant Epoch

Episode one of the BBC's new business series Million Pound Menu - think Dragons' Den meets First Dates - saw two 20-somethings picking up a whopping £750k-£1m from backer Atul Kochhar for their English restaurant venture. Hot Dinners caught up with Ruth Hansom and Emily Lambert of to find out what happened next.…

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Test Driving The Petersham - the Richmond nurseries bring their A game to Covent Garden

One of two new restaurants opened up by the Boglione family in the heart of Covent Garden - this mixes British seasonal produce with an Italian aesthetic.…

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Adam Handling is taking on the restaurant at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

From Shoreditch to Sloane Street, Adam Handling's rise has been meteoric. At their English countryside hotel Le Manoir Belmond picked Raymond Blanc, now they're putting all their resources behind Handling at their flagship Knightsbridge hotel.…

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Joe Allen puts its off-menu burger on the menu for a month-long burger series with guest chefs

For years, the off menu burger at Joe Allen has been one of the worst kept secrets on the London restaurant scene. I mean, it may have been off menu but at any given time you'd easily have found half the tables in the restaurant ordering it.

And for four weeks next month the burger will actually appear on the menu as the Covent Garden restaurant celebrates all things burgers. They've invited four…

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Top London chef Clare Smyth catered the royal wedding's evening party

Details are now coming out about the evening reception at the royal wedding and, according to reports the chef responsible for the evening meal for the 200 chosen guests at Frogmore House was none other than Clare Smyth.

Smyth, Chef Patron of Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill was hired to cater both the sit down meal and the food later in the evening for those still standing. Apparently we're t…

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Victoria Beckham launches Scott's summer terrace

You've got to hand it to Caprice Holdings. They've really upped their PR game this week. Not only have they unveiled the single most Instagrammed building in London by covering the front of Annabel's in flowers for Chelsea Flower Week but they topped that by getting Victoria Beckham in to collaborate on their summer terrace at Scott's.

VB has designed the Mayfair restaurant's summer terrace, laun…

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St John at Hackney Brewery brings beer and Cypriot food to Hackney Central Arches

Hackney Central's railway arches are getting a bit of a revamp, adding a new space for food and drink in the area. And first on the scene will be St John at Hackney Brewery, who will be serving up their own beer and starting with a menu of Cypriot kebabs.…

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Dubai’s Ruya comes to London with modern Anatolian cuisine

Fresh from Dubai comes Ruya and chef Colin Clague, bringing some of the region’s finest traditional food given a contemporary, sophisticated twist that's well suited to the restaurant’s ritzy location.…

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Test Driving Alpes in Pop Brixton - a lot more than just melted cheese (but plenty of that too)

We take a look at the newest addition to Pop Brixton, the Alpine-themed Alpes from the Raclette Brothers. There's more than melted cheese here - but that melted cheese is damned fine... …

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Laurent Tourondel is opening Laurent at the Hotel Cafe Royal - updated

The Hotel Cafe Royal has created a brand new first-floor restaurant - and has recruited French chef Laurent Tourondel (who's big in the States) to look after it.…

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Our/London teams up with top chefs for summer supperclubs

 

Our/London vodka are no strangers to teaming up with chefs over the summer, with their Summer Series last year being a big hit. And this summer, they're at it again, teaming up with some really impressive chefs (and pairing with a bit of vodka, of course).  

Lined up for the summer are:

  • Olia Hercules - Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June
  • Lee Westcott (Typing Room) - Thurs…

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The Jones Family Kitchen comes to Belgravia

Following on from their original Shoreditch opening, this is the latest from The Jones Family, this time a Kitchen more than a Project, with a big emphasis on grilled meat.…

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