(NB. The Sunday Times subsequently issued a correction over this piece.)
A new online guide to top restaurants – fish2fork.com – seeks to identify the heroes and the villains of fish sustainability.
Good to see some top names featuring in the list of the 10 best establishments, including, of course, Tom Aikens, who is the ‘celebrity’ chef most closely allied with the cause. He is, however, outflanked by Clause Bosi at Hibiscus, who gets an even better rating.
Among disappointments, Harden’s reporters’ most commented-on restaurant, J Sheekey, headed up the list of shame.
Coincidentally, over the weekend, it emerged in the Sunday Times that Sheekey-proprietor Caprice Holdings – owned by Richard Caring – recorded profits of £16.7m in the year to 30 June 2009.
Sales were not reported, but profits of the group – which includes Annabel’s nightclub – apparently rose by by a fifth in the year during which the world’s financial system nearly crashed. Presumably this was not on a comparing-like-with-like basis, but clearly still an impressive result.
The group’s second Caprice, at the revamped Hotel Pierre on Fifth Avenue, opens later this month.