We take a look back at the best (and worst) of 2017 in the restaurant world. From TripAdvisor naming a Vice writer’s Dulwich shed the best restaurant in London to the chef who served food without plates, and plenty of scathing reviews – enjoy our highlights of the year. 2017, we salute you…   When TripAdvisor […]

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Brat E1 Expected spring 2018 Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, is opening his first restaurant in Shoreditch in Spring 2018. His Welsh heritage and Basque cooking styles will influence the food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, we are told, and not a reference to […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer loves Stevie Parle’s Roman restaurant in Clerkenwell – Palatino – so much he doesn’t want to leave… “I don’t want to leave. Ever. I am very happy here in my lunchtime booth, as deep winter daylight falls, the lovely things keep arriving at my table and a fug of contentment settles. I […]

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The UK’s top 100 restaurants are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 published today – the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, with approximately twice the number of entries as The Good Food Guide. The guide hails London’s The Araki as the country’s best restaurant. The experience is “world class” and, at £385-a-head, […]

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The UK’s best towns for foodies, and Top 100 Restaurants are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 published today – the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, with approximately twice the number of entries as The Good Food Guide. Read the full Harden’s 100 list here. Harden’s 27th annual poll of diners, surveyed […]

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In March 2018, Gravetye Manor will launch a one-off series of cookery courses at Kingscote Vineyard, hosted by head chef George Blogg. The masterclasses will allow Gravetye to continue to share its wonderful food with customers while the hotel is closed for refurbishment and the construction of its stunning new garden restaurant, opening in June 2018. […]

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Just over a year after launching their Vine Street restaurant in Brighton, Cin Cin are opening a second site in Hove’s Western Road in January 2018. The original venue was hailed in this year’s Harden’s Best UK Restaurants as providing “simple and delicious rustic food” that’s a “very welcome change from the pile-it- high and sell-it-cheap pizza […]

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On the former site of Chor Bizarre (and from the same owner, Old World Hospitality) Indian Accent, a nouvelle Indian restaurant with sibling venues in New York and New Delhi, opens in Mayfair today (14 December). The New Delhi original is the only restaurant in India on the World’s 50 Best List and was also awarded […]

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As snow falls deep and crisp and even over London, Marylebone’s “excitingly original” Texture is using signature snow – cheese, herbs or coconut boiled with water, complimentary flavours, botanicals and seasoning then spun in air and frozen – to flavour and enhance its unique winter menu. A nod to the newly fallen powder which characterises chef-patron Aggi Sverrisson’s native […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer wants to love the newly refurbished Simpsons in the Strand, but the booze prices (“a maniacal laugh in the face of sanity”), “calamitous” Beef Wellington, and lack their infamous breakfast rather spoils his fun… “I want to love Simpson’s in the Strand. I want to adore it, in the way I once […]

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