Yes, you read that right – this restaurant really is called Flavour Bastard. So what’s in a name? Well, it seems that chef-patron Pratap Chahal is keen to use a fusion of flavours – gleaned from his time at Ramsay’s Claridge’s, Chez Bruce, Cinnamon Club and Galvin Bistrot – to create an international menu with […]

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Fera at Claridge’s chef Dan Cox is swapping the Big Smoke for something a little bit more down to earth – an organic farm in Cornwall. The former executive chef of Simon Rogan’s research kitchen Aulis announced his plans to open a restaurant at Crocadon Farm in St Mellion via Instagram this week. “The day […]

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Chef Simon Rogan has created special “experimental and instinctive” lunch and dinner menus to be paired with Dom Pérignon vintage champagnes next month at Claridges, where his restaurant Fera is hailed for its “phenomenal” food by the Harden’s Survey. He says the menus will include “cylindra beetroot, roe deer, blackcurrant and hemp or meadowsweet cake, cherries, pine and sheep’s yoghurt. […]

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Palm Court, The Ritz W1 From £60 pp Afternoon Tea is served daily at 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm, and 7.30 pm. Loved by some (“the afternoon tea is unparalleled!”), but this famous and elegant chamber is to many disappointing (“dry, mechanically-cut sandwiches with fillings I had not seen since a wartime […]

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The 200 Club @ The Factory on Tanner Street, Bermondsey 3-4 September Do you love the variety and surprise of a lengthy tasting menu, or loathe the endless parade of minuscule portions? If the former you’ll be salivating at the prospect of a new partnership between ‘culinary deviants’ Bompass & Parr and Bespoke Offers – a […]

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Fitzrovia cocktail bar The Lucky Pig will launch its second venture in Fulham on 16 May. The new outpost will be more than just a drinking den, however, with chef Michael Mannion heading up the kitchen of its all-day restaurant. Mannion worked at such illustrious establishments as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Claridge’s before tackling […]

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Mark Sargeant (of Folkestone’s Rocksalt and London’s Plum + Spilt Milk fame) has been brought in to revamp the menu at Trafalgar Square’s Strand Dining Rooms. The all-day restaurant, launched by restaurateur Mark Harris last year, received some pretty scathing reviews from the likes of Giles Coren “the chicken wasn’t fit to bait a mousetrap” and […]

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Simon Rogan, the golden boy of British fine dining, will not renew his agreement with Robinson Brewery to run the The Pig & Whistle pub in Cartmel, Cumbria. The chef – who launched Fera at Claridge’s last year (to universal praise in our survey), on top of his already stellar northern outposts The French in […]

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Sacre bleu! It’s been announced that an American chef is to head up one of London’s more popular Gallic bistros. David Fogelman has taken the reins at Bruno’s Loubet’s eponymous establishment at the Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell. Fogelman, however, has been semi-nautralised, having worked in London kitchens since 2009, cutting his teeth at restaurants like Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and Fergus Henderson’s […]

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The Editors’ review of Marcus We check out The Berkeley’s new look ‘casual’ dining room. Not all that casual, obviously.   Fay Maschler isn’t wild about Fera at Claridge’s The Evening Standard critic finds the bill at Simon Rogan’s new restaurant is a little too rich for her tastes.   Typing Room opens at the […]

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