Well it’s time to say a fond farewell to 2015, and what a year it’s been. The possibility of a pop-up that allows diners to pet foxes, a cereal café causing a riot, celebrity chef spats, and endless controversy as restaurant after restaurant was accused of unfair practices over tipping and service charges. From scathing […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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It may never have lived up to its cathedral-like setting under the railway arches but Vinopolis has been a Borough Market institution since 1999, so news of its impending closure is certainly sad. The wine tour and tasting venue, along with its restaurant Cantina Vinopolis (where food was always rather secondary to wine buffery), will […]

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Shetland council has rejected plans for an Italian restaurant overlooking Olna Firth because customers would have to drive to the venue – thereby increasing the island’s carbon footprint and contributing to climate change. Let’s hope the British government are so scrupulous – MPs today (16 December) will vote on whether to allow fracking under national parks […]

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After launching the Ivy Market Grill in 2014 and the Ivy Chelsea Garden earlier this year, Richard Caring has further expanded his most bankable brand. His restaurant group Caprice Holdings snapped up the former site of Pavilion in Kensington – a surprisingly short-lived venture by Foxton’s estate agency founder Jon Hunt and chef Adam Simmonds, […]

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A further three dining destinations have been announced for Belgravia’s new restaurant hub Nova, which will garnish the restaurant wasteland around Victoria station with no fewer than 18 eateries next year. And we’re not talking about any old chains either. Barbecoa, Franco Manca and Daisy Green will join restaurants from Jason Atherton, D&D London and Will Ricker […]

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Jay Rayner likened its concept to an “Italian Ikea concession” while the Indy’s John Walsh compared a visit there to “wandering into a peculiar branch of McDonald’s”. Yep, Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo’s (of Bocca di Lupo fame) latest venture Vico got a bit of a rough ride when it opened in Cambridge Circus in August […]

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Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair is offering cut-price overnight packages from January until spring 2016 as it goes ‘under the knife’ for the second stage of its £14 million refurbishment project. This summer the 150-year-old hotel will unveil a new look, as well as an 80-cover restaurant by chef Shaun Rankin of Jersey’s famed (although these […]

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