For one night only David Moore’s “unfailingly impressive” Fitzrovia stalwart Pied à Terre will host a collaboration dinner designed by head chef Asimakis Chaniotis and Pascal Aussignac from Clerkenwell’s recently refurbished Club Gascon. Guests will enjoy an eleven course tasting menu and get the chance to meet both chefs throughout the evening. Asimakis and Aussignac’s passion […]

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The Stafford London – a “very comfortable, discreet luxury hotel, hidden away in St James’s” – has appointed ex-Salt Yard chef Ben Tish as culinary director, overseeing the entire food offering, including The Game Bird restaurant, the celebrated American Bar, Wine Cellars, private dining, suites and in-room dining. Ben was previously chef director at Salt […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer is more than able for Soho institution L’Escargot – seeing as he “bloody loves a snail” and all. It is the critic’s first article as part of the launch of Observer’s new magazine… “L’Escargot is your stylish auntie, the one who knows how to grow old gracefully. Oh, and it does snails, […]

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Star spotting has long been on the menu at Richard Caring’s Covent Garden celebrity magnet J Sheekey. However throughout 2018 you can meet and greet a series of stars of stage and screen at this West End institution as the restaurant launches ‘Sheekey Secrets’: a series of exclusive and informal ‘in conversation’ evenings, with a prestigious […]

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Last year Harden’s asked the question: “Has London’s dining scene reached tipping point?” after recording a decrease in the capital’s openings and increase in closures in our most recent guide. If the start of this year is any indication of what’s to come in 2018, then the answer may well be an emphatic yes. This […]

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Neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia – dubbed “the best thing to happen around Holloway Road for some time” by our reporters – is opening a second restaurant in west London on Saturday 3 February. Following the success of their Islington original (it’s “mega busy” so “remember to book”) founders Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D’Angelo will bring their signature 48-hour, slow fermented […]

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One of London’s most high profile openings of 2017, Ikoyi, is introducing quite a sea change (geddit?!) for the new year. The West African-influenced restaurant has announced an entire new menu that is almost completely dedicated to seafood. Retaining the restaurant’s essence, the new dishes are born from creativity inspired by West African ingredients applied to […]

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We have bad news about the Galvin Bros Baker Street stalwart, Galvin Bistrot de Luxe. The restaurant that our reporters say “never lets you down” will unfortunately close on 10 February. It was the brothers’ first venture when it opened 12 years ago. Galvin Bistrot de Luxe is known for its “sophisticated and well-presented” bistro cuisine […]

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On Saturday 3 February 2018, for one day only, the team from Knightsbridge’s Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will be in residence at The Hind’s Head, Bray. The five course menu is £95pp and includes Dinner’s famous meat fruit – a dish that even the restaurant’s detractors love. Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts and Head Chef Jonny Glass […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer reviews Lewisham’s outpost of Sanxia Renjia, a three-strong group of restaurants “celebrating the food of Sichuan and Hubei”… “Sanxia is on a different mission… the staff, like the rest of the menu, are eager. They want you to march across unexplored territory. “The room isn’t much of a looker… Pay attention instead to what is […]

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