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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Following a series of successful pop-up supper clubs, chefs Gerald Mirey and Ko Ito will open their first permanent restaurant Bistro Mirey in Fulham on Friday 12 January. For the past year, Mirey and Ito have collaborated on fusion dining experiences underpinned by classic French cuisine with Japanese flair at venues across London like Islington’s Cuckoo N1 and more […]

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Beavertown brewery announced this week that it has closed its Texan BBQ joint, Duke’s Brew & Que, after five years. The hip, and often crowded Haggerston spot was where the brewery founders concocted the first batches of Gamma Ray, Neck Oil, Smog Rocket, 8 Ball and Black Betty, brewing up these now well-known beers in the […]

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Marylebone’s “engaging and informal” merry-go-round Carousel has announced its first roster of guest chef residencies to kick off the New Year. The restaurant will reopen on 4 January with the Templeton cousins welcoming Romy Gill MBE, Angelo Sato, and Shuli Wimer into their kitchen for the year’s first set of residencies. As always, each of the chefs […]

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