If you’re not already following us on Twitter, here’s a handy round up of the week’s main news stories.
• Hawksmoor II to open in Covent Garden (on Shelton/Langley street junction) in September
• New Roux establishment in Parliament Square now set for soft opening in late-April
• Bob Bob Ricard aims to open Knightsbridge offshoot
• East End Thai Rosa’s comes to Soho (48 Dean Street). Pretty cheap ’n’ cheerful, but for less than a tenner a head you can’t really complain
• Ollie Couillaud – good chef, risking a 'rolling stone' reputation – to set up on own in SW London
• Saf, trendy Shoreditch Vegan, now has a branch at Whole Foods Kensington
• One of Oxford's few decent restaurants, Al Shami, is closed by the health inspector
• Ferran Adrià of 'World’s Best Restaurant’ El Bulli to teach at Harvard. In Catalan?
And in the media....
• Growing portion size a 1000-year problem, says Cornell last supper analysis (Independent)
• Evening Standard finds lots going on in the Big Apple’s trendy new hotel/restaurants
• An interesting review from the LA Times of the Jamie phenomenon
• All present seemed to enjoy our Rémy Martin/Harden's evening at Wapping Food. Read what “No expert” said here
• Our annual survey was launched. Anyone who participates (subject to T&Cs, of course) will get a free copy of the 2011 guide, with details of 3000+ establishments
• We reviewed Caravan in Clerkenwell
• We reviewed the Canton Arms in Stockwell