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YO! Sushi's latest opening will be at London Bridge Station

One of the first restaurants to open up as part of London Bridge Station's redevelopment is YO! bringing sushi and katsu chicken to commuters and locals

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Test Driving Bowling Bird - a bit of a Smithfield secret

Tucked down a side street in Smithfield The Bowling Bird sets its store out as a place where the produce is of the highest quality and the wines are more than a match. …

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Nieves Barragan is opening Sabor in Mayfair's Heddon Street

They've both been driving forces behind Barrafina's success and now Nieves Barragan and José Etura are opening Sabor, their own restaurant.…

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Top chef Massimo Bottura is doing a guest pizza at Hai Cenato

We love a good chef collaboration and a new one hitting Victoria next month is a pretty high powered one. The latest chef to take part in Jason Atherton's restaurant Hai Cenato’s monthly guest chef pizza series is three Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura.

So, if you haven't managed a trip over to Modena to try Bottura’s award winning restaurant, Osteria Francescana - which is also No 2 on the…

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Bar Bingo aims to offer London's coolest bar crawl

Ever wanted to be more in the know about London's coolest bars? A new company aims to do just that.

Bar Bingo is a cocktail based bar crawl where no bar is more than five minutes walk from the next. As founder Helen Glaberson explained to Hot Dinners "As industry insiders we take it for granted where the best bars are, but actually a great deal of Londoners don't know about some of the city's bes…

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PopCo are doing the food for VAULT Festival 2018, and that means ‘Thairitos’

Head down to the atmospheric underbelly of Waterloo to find the newest edition of Vault Festival 2018, complete with burlesque, mardi gras, and a whole heap of creative new street food courtesy of PopCo.

For their new menu, the PopCo duo have gone the route of hearty, greasy eat-with-your-hands food - perfect for keeping punters well fuelled. That includes some rather good sounding ‘Thairitos’ fe…

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Amber restaurant will have Middle Eastern via Aldgate East

Murat Kilic and Pierre Apri have taken some hefty inspiration from the region, but given it a European flavour, meaning Amber's menu is Middle Eastern food, but not as you know it, making it a perfect fit for its high end Piazza Square address.…

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Test Driving Indian Accent - a new high-end Indian dining experience hits Mayfair

Indian Accent, a new high-end Indian dining experience has come to Mayfair with a pretty high pedigree. We went to see how well their UK opening is working out.…

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Market Halls have six huge food halls planned for London

London finally ups its food hall game with six huge food halls planned across London featuring kitchens, communal dining areas, bars and shops…

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Bubbledogs are running Chappett’s Café for one night only to celebrate Chinese new Year

Here's a one-night pop-up that you'll want to get in your diary. Bubbledogs have hosted special events before, but this is the first one that will see both Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang and James Knappett (of the Kitchen Table behind the curtain) in the kitchen together. It's all as a one-night-only Chinese New Year celebration that sees Bubbledogs become Chappett’s Café.

They'll be cooking…

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Poons is back - iconic restaurant returns as a Clerkenwell pop-up

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If you've lived in London long enough to remember the days before pop-ups, when fine dining was French dining and we were all clambering over each other to get past the clipboard nazis at one of Oliver Peyton's gaffs, then the name Poons will have some meaning to you. Back in the day (the day in question being the 70s, 80s and 90s), Bill Poon built up a mini empire of Chin…

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Evelyn's Table at the Blue Posts, from the people behind The Palomar, gets ready to open

Get ready, because the hottest new table in town is about to open for bookings.

It's from the same people behind The Palomar and The Barbary and is part of their big new Soho pub, The Blue Posts. The main pub and cocktail bar opened late last year and now it's the turn of the downstairs restaurant.

It's a small affair, the bar seating only eleven and much like the two restaurants before it, it's…

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Vegan burgers and shakes as the Vurger Co goes permanent in Shoreditch

Burgers, mac’n’cheese and milkshakes, and not an animal product in sight as vegan junk food vendors The Vurger Co bring their plant-based approach to Shoreditch for their first permanent venue.…

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Roll up, roll up, to Barnes’ Red Lion for the Great Sausage Roll Off

Love yourself a proper sausage roll? The Great Sausage Roll Off is back for its sixth incarnation, which will see beer and foodie Melissa Cole on hand to host chefs from across the country, who’ll be attempting to whip up the perfect ‘roll. The downside? You'll need to venture all the way down to darkest south London for the event, which will take place in Barnes roomy Red Lion pub - though it’s…

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