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  • Test Driving The Harwood Arms for their 10th anniversary


    It's ten years old and still the only Michelin starred pub in London. We visited the Harwood Arms to try its special anniversary menu.

  • Atul Kochhar is doing a chicken tikka pizza for Manifesto Pizza


    In a move that's bound to make folk like Aldo Zilli need a long sit down, pizzeria Manifesto in Battersea is bringing in Atul Kocchar for their next guest chef pizza.

    Atul’s Chicken Tikka Pizza will feature his spicy karahi sauce, chicken tikka, red, green and yellow peppers and fresh coriander.

    Manifesto’s founder Vittorio Maschio says he's "thrilled with Atul’s take... he’s an amazing chef, an icon of Indian food in the UK, and it was an honour to have

  • Where to celebrate Cherry Blossom season, Sakura, in London


    As sure a sign that spring is upon us as rows of daffodils in London's parks is the popping up of Japanese cherry blossom installations all over town to celebrate Sakura - the cherry blossom season. We've picked out some of the prettiest places putting on Sakura specials this year.

  •  Island Poke teams up with LA's Nancy Silverton for their latest collaboration


    Hawaiian-inspired Island Poké are keeping things fresh with another collaboration for their ‘Guest Bowl’ series, and this time they've teamed up with top US chef Nancy Silverton, who’s come up with Salmon Poké Nicoise bowl for the occasion. 

    The limited edition bowl,

  • Clare Smyth is teaming up with Anne-Sophie Pic for an International Women's Day dinner


    International Women's Day is coming up and we can't think of a better way to celebrate - if your budget allows - than by sitting down to dinner by two world class female chefs.

    The Four Seasons  London at Trinity Square is hosting a one off event featuring their own chef Anne-Sophie Pic cooking alongside Clare Smyth.

    Each chef will each showcase a selection of their own signature dishes as part of the five course dinner which will be paired with wine

  • Test Driving the Wild Pasta menu at The Ninth on Charlotte Street

    consommeKnowing how much Londoners love their pasta, we popped along to Jun Tanaka's Fitzrovian restaurant to check out his new seasonal menu.

  • Burger and Lobster are serving up a caviar and lobster dinner in a gold four poster bed. For real.


    Sometimes we get a press release here at Hot Dinners where the only correct response is "I can't even...". That's firmly the category into which today's story from Burger & Lobster falls.

    They've installed a £3,000 four poster gold bed in their Soho restaurant. And for two weeks Londoners can book a three-course caviar and lobster dinner on the bed, which they eat while reclining in silk pyjamas.

    The meal kicks off with Veuve Cliquot and

  • Japan Centre and Ichiba are putting on ekiben boxes - for one week only

    ebiken japan centre

    If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around Japan by train you’ll almost certainly be familiar with the amazing bento boxes you can pick up at the stations. They're typically filled with rice, fish, pickles and other treats. Well now London's Japan Centre is saving you a journey by bringing them to London for the first time – but for one week only.

    From 22 - 28 October the ‘ekiben’ (eki meaning station and bento meaning boxed lunch)

  • Cocktail specials to check out during London Cocktail Week

    lcwdrinks800Every London Cocktail Week sees the city's bars putting on some seriously special drinks. Here's what to try this year.

  • Counter Culture's next stop on their World Tour is the Caribbean

    counter culture clapham caribbean dishes

    They've been to Mexico and the South of France, but next up on the world tour at Clapham's Counter Culture is The Caribbean. Every stage features menus influenced by one of the chefs’ own backgrounds. This time it's Jack Barwick who was born and raised in the Cayman Islands and who won Bookatable's young chef of the year 2017.

    They say:

    Jack's menu will showcase the very best of the Caribbean with some playful
  • A trio of classics - Murano, Modern Pantry and the Connaught bar all turn 10 this year

    10muranoIt’s time for a bit of celebration this year, as not one but two of London’s most legendary restaurants and a classic bar are hitting double digits, with their 10th birthdays - Murano, the Modern Pantry and The Connaught bar - and they’ve got plenty of plans to mark the occasion in style.

  • The Good Egg are bringing America's finest bagels to London this summer


    If you've read about NYC deli Russ & Daughters and the amazing Ivan Ramen but haven't yet made the trip to The Big Apple to try their food then sit back and enjoy as the best of North American's delis, restaurants and bagel bakeries are coming to London.

    It's all part of The Good Egg's Beer + Bagels series. They've persuaded some really interesting folk to head on over to London to create signature bagels available for one night only every Monday

  • 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

  • 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 told that wagyu burgers, pork belly and candy floss was the order of the

  • CUT on Park Lane gets into the Oscars party spirit


    Over in Los Angeles, chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is the man when it comes to Oscars catering. For more than 20 years he's been running the food at the official post-Academy Awards shindig - the Governor's Ball.

    Now, we're not expecting many Hot Dinners readers to be in possession of an invite to Sunday's ceremony, but there are other ways to get into the spirit of things. If you head to Wolfgang's London restaurant and bar, CUT, on Park Lane they're


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