Black Tie Dinner @ The Wolseley W1 31 December, from 8.30 pm £275 pp Guests will enjoy what is sure to be a very special evening with the critically acclaimed ‘Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra’ providing spectacular live entertainment. Tickets include a five course dinner and champagne at midnight. Call 020 7499 6996 to book. […]

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Granary Square Brasserie, a new restaurant brand from the team behind The Ivy Collection, opens today (Wednesday 6 December).  Located in the heart of King’s Cross, on the former site of Bruno Loubet’s Grain Store (RIP), the restaurant sits on Granary Square with an al-fresco terrace overlooking Regent’s Canal. The 250-cover restaurant, open seven days […]

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The team behind Dalston’s yakitori specialist Jidori have announced they will be bringing their Japanese small plates restaurant to Covent Garden in February 2018. Occupying a terraced building on Catherine Street, the 50-cover restaurant is spread over the ground and first floor. The lower ground floor offers guests their very own private dining karaoke room, available for exclusive […]

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Soho’s new doughnut store, Doughnut Time, has launched a festive sweet treats menu of six limited-edition calorific Christmas specials. The festive doughnuts can be bought individually or in a 6-pack Christmas gift box for £25.00. On the menu: Treat yo’ Elves (£5.00) – Nutella filled chocolate glazed doughnut topped with dark chocolate flake, holiday sprinkle mix, miniature chocolate […]

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When it was announced that Nigel Haworth was planning to step back from the kitchen at Northcote and undertake the role of Global Chef Ambassador – working on a consultancy basis and still spearheading the wonderful Obsession festival – there was never any doubt as to who was his heir apparent. Lisa Goodwin Allen has been with Lancashire’s […]

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Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, will open his first restaurant – Brat – in Shoreditch this coming spring 2018. His Welsh heritage and love of Basque cuisine and cooking methods influence the seasonal British food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, we are told, and […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer says the decor at Gul & Sepoy is so distressed it needs a hug. From reading his review it sounds like Jay could use one too… “Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how good individual dishes are… If, at the end of the meal you feel baffled or let down or short […]

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At noon today (1 December) early bird tickets for Meatopia 2018 go on sale at meatopia.co.uk, permitting discerning diners entry to the event a valuable 30 mins before regular ticketholders. Now in its sixth year, Meatopia UK boasts a fully curated menu of exquisite, one-off dishes, all cooked over fire by some of the world’s most sought-after and […]

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Pied à Terre W1 £75 pp If you’re planning a special Christmas dinner outing, then you can’t go far wrong with David Moore’s enduring foodie temple in Fitzrovia. With its awesome wine list and discreet service, it’s just the place for a relaxed festive meal. This year their three course set menu features a Partridge main […]

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After his return to London in October with the launch of Aulis – an eight-seater, £250 pp chef’s table in a secret Soho location – Simon Rogan has announced that his 2011-3013 pop-up Roganic will reappear as a permanent fixture in Marylebone next year. Roganic takes up residence in Blandford Street on the former site of L’Autre […]

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