Restaurateur Richard Corrigan has introduced a dynastic element to his business with the elevation of his son Richie to the post of general manager at Corrigan’s Mayfair. He has also appointed former Jason Atherton deputy Ross Bryans as chef patron to lead Corrigan’s Mayfair into a new era. Bryans trained with Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Foley’s in Fitzrovia, a restaurant taking inspiration from the Near and Far East under former Palomar sous chef Mitz Vora. “Individually each dish really does deliver a thrilling whack. But tasting six in a row starts to feel like being shouted at repeatedly by the kitchen.” ⦿ Grace Dent of ES […]

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Why should the newbies get all the attention? Three of London’s longer-serving restaurants are giving themselves (and their diners) a pat on the back as they notch up milestone anniversaries. Pied à Terre, David Moore’s “perennially excellent” (Harden’s Survey) foodie mecca in Fitzrovia, celebrates its 25th anniversary with the return of Richard Neat, its founding partner who […]

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Shucking nearly 1,000 oysters a day, Bentley’s is a British institution for oysters handled by London’s most knowledgeable and skilled team. As the restaurant – owned by Richard Corrigan – enters its centenary, this “classy” Mayfair veteran has teamed up with Harden’s to offer one lucky reader (and their guest) the chance to win an […]

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On Thursday, the world will raise a glass to St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of Ireland and its rich cultural history, but mostly a time when revellers drink too much Guinness. For those who would rather not spend 17 March down the pub, Harden’s has got some great suggestions on where in London you can […]

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Table for one? It doesn’t need to be an embarrassing question. There are plenty of places in London that offer kitchen counter or bar dining where you can perch and watch chefs, oyster shuckers or mixologists work and forget that you’re out on your tod. We’ve rounded up the capital’s best places to eat when […]

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Camino King’s Cross N1 and Camino Bankside SE1 Available 13-14 February Enjoy a free glass of Vilarnau Cava per person with every booking for Camino Bankside and Camino King’s Cross Valentine’s Weekend set menu. The standard menu will also be available but will not include the complimentary Cava. All dishes on the set menu will […]

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Happy New Year to all our Harden’s readers, we hope you enjoyed the festive break. If, perhaps, you enjoyed yourself a little bit too much and spent more than you should have on presents, parties and nights out, then January is traditionally a month for staying in. For those who would rather not do the […]

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The Ivy WC2 Menus from £54 pp Richard Caring’s famous Theatreland idol – now the original of a fast expanding brand – emerged from a massive overhaul too late to be rated (just before the survey closed). Too often a let down in recent years, a handful of first-days reports say its “beautiful refurb” is “superb in every detail” […]

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It’s September once again, which means three things – school is back in session, the days are already getting shorter and feeling colder, and its native oyster season. To celebrate that last fact we’ve got the definitive list of restaurants and bars serving the best bivalves in London and across the UK, according to our […]

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