Samyukta Nair and chef Rohit Ghai, the duo behind Mayfair’s Jamavar (voted Top Newcomer at Harden’s London Restaurant Awards 2017) will launch a second London venture in November. Bombay Bustle in Mayfair’s Maddox Street is inspired by Dabbawalas – the institution of men who use Mumbai’s railways to deliver home cooked meals across the city. […]

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“Peerless” female chef, Marianne Lumb, wins Top Gastronomic award – Corbin & King recognised for their lifetime achievement • Top Newcomer Jamavar (“not just one of the best Indians in town, but among the best of any cuisine”) narrowly beats 108 Garage • Borough Market’s Kappacasein (“elevating melted cheese into high art”) is the capital’s […]

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Harden’s has released the final shortlist for this year’s definitive London Restaurant Awards, which takes place on 11 September at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square. Nominations for the awards are derived statistically from Harden’s 27-year-old annual survey of UK restaurant-goers.  This year 8,500 people contributed 50,000 nominations within the categories specified by Harden’s. The […]

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JKS Restaurants – AKA the Sethi siblings (Gymkhana, Trishna and a driving financial force behind Bao) – will open a second outpost of their hugely popular Sri Lankan street food shack, Hoppers, in Marylebone on 12 September. The original Hoppers was one of the biggest hits of 2015 when it stormed into Soho with its “incredible” and […]

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Brexit could destroy the British restaurant industry if it becomes impossible to hire European staff, Bruce Poole warned as he received Lifetime Achievement recognition at the inaugural Harden’s London Restaurant Awards on Monday September 12. “I’d like to say, in light of recent events, that without these young European people we’d be fucked,” he said […]

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The Araki, a nine-seater Japanese counter in Mayfair that at over £350 a head is Britain’s most expensive restaurant, has been  crowned London’s Top Gastronomic Experience at the first ever Harden’s London Restaurant Awards, justifying sushi master Mitsuhiro Araki’s gamble in closing down his Michelin three-star operation in Tokyo to move around the world. He shared the […]

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⦿ The shortlists for the Harden’s London Restaurant Awards 2016 were announced today. The Awards Ceremony itself will take place at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square on 12 September 2016. The aim is for street-food stall owners and London’s most famous chefs to rub shoulders together to recognise both the budget rising stars and veteran celebrity kitchens of […]

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