Restaurant openings in east and south London flourished in the last 12 months, according to the latest, 27th edition of Harden’s London Restaurants published on 9 November. After central London, east London remains the capital’s prime area for restaurant openings, although almost as popular was south London this year (east had 39 debuts vs south’s […]

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Growth rate of independent London restaurant openings softens as baby ‘roll-outs’ gain ground • Marianne Lumb’s Marianne and The Araki win big in Harden’s survey • Ratings slip for Heston’s Dinner and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay • East London still where the action is… but South is catching up! The giddy pace of independent London restaurant […]

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The team behind Norse, the highly rated Scandi-inspired restaurant that piggy-backs in the evenings at a Harrogate café, has hit its target of raising £20,000 on kickstarter to help fund a move into permanent premises. Norse is expected to move into the basement of the Studley Hotel in Swan Road – which has housed a restaurant for 30 […]

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Chef Gordon Ker is opening an offshoot of his hip Soho chophouse Blacklock in the City of London next month. Blacklock wins praise in the latest Harden’s Survey for “the best chops in London”. The new, bigger venue will have an extended version of the same menu, featuring char-grilled meat from Cornish farmer-butcher Philip Warren, served on flatbread, […]

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As one of London’s most exciting pop-up’s of last year, Som Saa, gears up to launch its first permanent site on 11 April, we’ve decided to bring you the best restaurants in UK to get an authentic taste of Thai cooking (according to our survey). Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big […]

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Harden’s, the country’s most authoritative restaurant guide, today (31 March) launched its 25th annual survey of diners. Our London pocket guide and companion volume, Harden’s UK Restaurants, are based on one of the most detailed annual surveys of restaurant-goers in the UK. Over 6,250 people took part last year, contributing some 65,000 reports on more than 3,000 restaurants across […]

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Tyddyn Llan country house hotel in Llandrillo – which received Wales’s highest rating for cuisine in this year’s Harden’s survey – is holding a special St David’s Day dinner and room offer. Try Bryan and Susan Webb’s “lovely” and “remote” rural location with its “top-class” food and “superb wine list” for a fraction of the usual […]

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Now that the Harden’s survey is over for another year, why not take a moment to discover our diary function on your mobile app or online? The diary function allows you to record restaurant reviews throughout the year, so you won’t have to scratch your head trying to remember how much you enjoyed a particular meal when the […]

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The Editors’ review of Pavilion It’s handy enough for a pricey shopping lunch, but not a destination restaurant.   Grace Dent is in a Viennese whirl over Fischer’s The Evening Standard critic loves Corbin & King’s new Vienna-style café.   Smith & Wollensky to open at Adelphi US steakhouse to open its first London outpost […]

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