• Chatsworth is popping up at Sotheby's with a Jubilee menu

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    Here at Hot Dinners we've long been thinking we'd love to do a trip to Derbyshire to visit Chatsworth (the alleged inspiration for Jane Austen's Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice). But it's a fair old distance from London and we just haven't got around to it yet.

    Happily for us, the team from the Duke and Devonshire's estate are making the trip down to London instead. As part of the Jubilee celebrations,

  • The Audley is a brand new pub (and restaurant) for Mayfair

    The Audley is a brand new public house (and restaurant) for Mayfair

    Artfarm, the hospitality arm of the modern art gallery group Hauser & Wirth, have already opened the 5-star boutique hotel The Fife Arms in Braemar and Somerset’s Roth Bar & Grill.Now they

  • The Scotch Egg Challenge is back for 2022

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    It's been three long years since we last had the pleasure of a Scotch Egg Challenge but the much fought over title is back after a pandemic lull. Now retitled the Guinea Grill Scotch Egg Challenge, and hosted at The Guinea 23 in Mayfair (opposite the pub) this will be the contest's 10th anniversary. And they've brought in a top line-up of chefs and judges to up the ante.


  • The Ivy Asia Mayfair comes to North Audley Street

    The Ivy Mayfair comes to North Audley Street 

    Updated 10/5/22 with opening date and booking info

    The Ivy Asia might have had a problematic history, but it's still continuing to expand in London. The brand, which in some ways is a slightly more affordable version of the same group's Sexy Fish, is opening its next

  • Test Driving The Twenty Two - a big dose of Mayfair glam (and excellent food)


    The Twenty Two sees ex-Picture chefs and a top front-of-house team looking to create a new scene in Mayfair. We went down to see how they're getting along. 

  • Mayfair's Brown Hart Gardens is getting an Amalfi-themed terrace for summer

    Mayfair's Brown Hart Gardens is getting an Amalfi-themed terrace for summer

    It's been host to a rather crazy interactive installation for a few months now, but now Brown Hart Gardens is also getting a new terrace for the summer. 

    The Stripes Amalfi Terrace is taking over most of the garden and giving it an Amalfi makeover. That

  • Mr Fogg's Apothecary comes to Mayfair

    Mr Fogg's Apothecary comes to Mayfair 

    Mr Fogg's have opened bars across town, and now they're ready for their eighth - this time right in the heart of Mayfair, just down the road from Claridge's.

    Mr Fogg's Apothecary takes the familiar look of the other bars - it's based on Phileas Fogg, has a Victorian feel and it's designed with references to Around the World in 80 Days. It's taking over what used to be the Balls Brothers, but

  • Upstairs at 23 launches at The Guinea in Mayfair

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Back during the days of social distancing, The Guinea in Mayfair made the clever decision to take over an old Pizza Express site across the road from the pub, to expand their dining space.

    Now, as the time they have with the site draws to a close, they've decided to have a little fun with the space. To that end, this week they're soft-launching Upstairs at 23 in the building's

  • Xier's Carlo Scotto is opening Amethyst in Mayfair

    Xier's Carlo Scotto is opening Amethyst in Mayfair

    26/4/22 - updated with new address

    Until fairly recently Carlo Scotto was chef-patron of Xier, a restaurant that closed during the pandemic. But Scotto isn't standing still - he's getting ready to open his next restaurant, this time in Mayfair. After originally looking at a site in Stratton Street he's now secured a spot on Sackville Street. 

    Amethyst will carry on the

  • Test Driving Apricity - Chantelle Nicholson finds a home in Mayfair


    After Tredwells and All's Well, Chantelle Nicholson has opened a restaurant in Mayfair which brings together a veg-forward menu and a no-waste ethos to impressive levels. We went down for a look. 

  • MasterChef The Professionals winner Alex Webb pops up on Park Lane for a three-month residency

    MasterChef The Professionals winner Alex Webb pops up on Park Lane for a 3-month residency

    He won MasterChef the Professionals in 2020 and now Alex Webb (previously Head Chef at Square 1 in Dunmow, and beforehand at Hélène Darroze, Dinner; Roux at Parliament Square) has a three-month residency in London. He's taking over the Number One Park Lane restaurant at The InterContinental Park Lane for what's being billed as a menu of

  • The Dorchester Bar moves to the rooftop for a spring pop-up

    The Dorchester Bar moves to the rooftop for a spring pop-up

    The Dorchester Rooftop proved to be a pretty big hit when it opened last year (although Jay Rayner wasn't a fan). The space was previously a (very expensive) apartment/suite and saw the hotel converting it into a bar and restaurant. 

    After being closed for winter (it's not blessed with a retractable roof) it's opening up again for the summer where you'll find the main bar of

  • Apricity will be Chantelle Nicholson's sustainable Mayfair restaurant

    Apricity is the Mayfair restaurant from Chantelle Nicholson

    11/3/21 - updated with opening details

    She closed Tredwells, but now Chantelle Nicholson is gearing up for her next opening - Apricity. 

    That name stands for "regeneration, warmth, generosity and light" and that's due to be reflected in the new restaurant which will continue the ethos of her recent Hackney pop-up "...

  • Mano Mayfair sees Luciana Berry bringing Nikkei cuisine to Heddon Street

    Mano Mayfair sees Luciana Berry bringing Nikkei cuisine to Heddon Street

    Updated 7/3/22 with soft launch info

    There's a lot of change around Heddon Street at the moment. We've had the launch of Sarap, there's a David Bowie pop-up shop and we're waiting to see what's happening with the Momo

  • The Connaught Grill reopens after two years closure

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    The Connaught Grill may have originally opened two years ago, but few Londoners will have had a chance to dine there given that lockdown began just weeks after the newest restaurant at The Connaught had unveiled its luxe interior. Now, the restaurant has reopened giving you all the chance to check it out.

    If you're looking for it, you need to find the hidden away hall at the back of the lobby which leads to


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