Hot Dinners makes our first foray back into the world of dining out - picking a popular Islington gastropub for the first post-lockdown meal.
It's always interesting to see how some businesses have adapted to the trying commercial circumstances they find themselves working under during lockdown. One place that seems to have adapted particularly well is the award-winning North London gastropub, The Red Lion and Sun.
From the word go, they diversified into a bottle and keg shop run from the front garden of the Highgate pub. They're also doing a storming line in
The people behind the Anchor and Hope are taking over classic Stoke Newington pub, The Clarence Tavern. Food will be as important as the booze and they're bringing an ex Great Queen Street chef to head up the kitchen.
Eighteen months ago, popular North London gastropub, The Bull and Last, closed for what would be the mother of all makeovers. The whole pub was getting a fresh look and they were adding six new bedrooms for bed and breakfast.
Well now the wait for Highgate pub, which regularly featured on the top 50 gastropubs list, is over. It reopens tonight.
"We’ll be dinner only," they told Hot Dinners, "with lunch services starting
Eight London pubs made the 2020 top 50 Best Gastropubs list - here's why.
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.
It's not easy finding the perfect local in London. You have to kiss a lot of frogs (or drink a lot of duff pints) before you discover the one for you. So imagine the dismay for South Londoners to read yesterday that one of their favourite pubs is closing.
The Palmerston in East Dulwich took everyone by surprise when it posted on Instagram to say that they'd be closing up shop in June.
"It is with a heavy heart to all our customers friends and supporters
Who doesn't like a David against Goliath story? And you couldn't find a better one than the one featuring the indie Camden pub The Golden Lion up against the evil pub closing developer - as so brilliantly chronicled in long form by the Guardian here.
Now, several years on from winning their
It's always nice when an overhaul of a lovely old pub manages to retain its character while bringing new talents to the table - we went to check out The Cleveland Arms in Paddington.
Up in Highgate there's a gastropub with a serious wine list that you need to put on your must-try list
A historic London pub has been reinvigorated with the arrival of top chef Henry Harris. We went to check out the new look Coach
Shaun Hill's Abergavenny inn is THE place to visit if you're in the area - so we popped along to check it out.
It was a tragic day when The Truscott Arms was forced to close, and not just for lovers of its famous roasts. Now, the upmarket boozer is back to great fanfare, and not least of all because the former head chef of top Kensington French restaurant Racine will be leading the charge…
Irish chef who made a name for himself at the late lamented Truscott Arms is back cooking at another London pub
What: The Eagle
In a nutshell: Traditional beer and British-Bavarian pub food in Notting Hill
Summing it all up: Notting Hill’s newest refurbished pub will have unpasteurised beer served straight from the tank, and a menu packed with Bavarian dishes which should go down a treat with the intense flavours of the beer.
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