When Bloomberg first announced its all-star line-up of restaurants opening this autumn at the publishing giant’s new European HQ, rumours swirled that Andrew Wong and Pierre Koffmann were also in talks to take space at the City’s forthcoming Bloomberg Arcade. Now it has been confirmed that Andrew Wong (of Pimlico’s A Wong) will indeed be […]

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Husband and wife team Richard and Solanche Craven have taken over the running of this 800-year-old country pub in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Whatcote. The recently refurbished Royal Oak will serve produce sourced from within 10 miles of the restaurant and game on the menu is ‘shot to order’. Built in 1168, The Royal […]

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Simon Rogan returned to London this week to launch Aulis, an eight-seater chef’s table which mirrors his development kitchen Aulis at the restaurateur’s flagship Cartmel restaurant-with-rooms L’Enclume. Readers may also remember Aulis was the name of the development kitchen and chef’s table at Fera at Claridge’s. Plans are also still underway to relaunch Roganic – […]

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A new all-day restaurant Mortimer House Kitchen is set to open on the ground floor of soon-to-launch private workspace and wellbeing destination Mortimer House in Fitzrovia. The menu from ex-Cecconi’s chef Luca Unali is Mediterranean with a flavour of the Middle East and will focus on fresh, sustainable and organic produce. Situated in an art deco […]

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This autumn all kinds of foodie-related events are happening around the country. From the swankiest supper clubs to the cheapest street food, we bring you the pop-up lowdown… Want to spread the word about YOUR pop-up? Email us.   The Ethicurean @ The Gardening Society 21 October Bristol restaurant The Ethicurean – popular among Harden’s reporters […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer reviewed Salt, a small but perfectly formed restaurant serving flavourful food with incredible attention to detail in Stratford upon Avon… “Paul Foster is living other chefs’ fantasies. He has the thing they all want: the small but perfectly formed restaurant where he can be himself. “A hobbit’s space, tucked into one […]

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Here are a few things you need to know about chef Shaun Rankin: He’s a stickler for fine ingredients, he doesn’t want to eat any asparagus gel, and he’s not going to attempt to pronounce chorizo. Ahead of our Harden’s invites dinner at Rankin’s latest restaurant Ormer Mayfair on Saturday 25 November (tickets on sale […]

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Born in NYC to Japanese parents but raised in England and educated in some of the best classical French kitchens in London (Le Gavroche, Les Saveurs, Chavot), Jun Tanaka certainly has a rich background from which to draw culinary inspiration. His first solo restaurant The Ninth in Fitzrovia (so called because it’s the ninth establishment […]

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Three chefs, three Michelin-starred restaurants, three signature dishes – one incredible evening! Last night (Thursday 12 October) Harden’s hosted a sell-out dinner with internationally-acclaimed chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton and his Social Company empire at Mayfair’s Pollen Street Social. For the first time ever the chefs at Atherton’s three Michelin-starred, London restaurants – Pollen Street […]

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Chef Nigel Haworth is celebrating 18 years of his gastronomic event Obsession by inviting 21 world class chefs to cook at luxury boutique hotel, Northcote – a “class act” in all respects according to our reporters. The culinary event series will take place over 18 nights from 18 January-4 February 2018 and sees chefs travelling from […]

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