Born in NYC to Japanese parents but raised in England and educated in some of the best classical French kitchens in London (Le Gavroche, Les Saveurs, Chavot), Jun Tanaka certainly has a rich background from which to draw culinary inspiration. His first solo restaurant The Ninth in Fitzrovia (so called because it’s the ninth establishment […]

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Three chefs, three Michelin-starred restaurants, three signature dishes – one incredible evening! Last night (Thursday 12 October) Harden’s hosted a sell-out dinner with internationally-acclaimed chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton and his Social Company empire at Mayfair’s Pollen Street Social. For the first time ever the chefs at Atherton’s three Michelin-starred, London restaurants – Pollen Street […]

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Ethical Kitchen is a healthy treat box company with a social conscience and is a great way to discover new brands. Freshly roasted speciality coffee, premium chocolate and healthy snacks delivered to your door every month, with 50p from every box going directly towards funding community projects through charity partners. Ethical Kitchen’s first charity partner […]

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The inaugural, sell-out Harden’s invites dinner was hosted by Peter Harden and Michel, Emily and Giselle Roux at Mayfair’s temple of Gallic gastronomy, Le Gavroche, on Monday 18 September. The event celebrated the launch of Emily and Giselle’s cook book New French Table and was a truly family affair as even Monsieur Albert Roux himself put in an […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer keeps things on The Straight and Narrow, a piano bar and restaurant in east London’s Docklands… “Food and music are meant to go together. Jazz, which is what I have spent most of my adult life at the keyboard wrestling with, was born in restaurants like this. “The Straight and Narrow has […]

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If you want to get your Valentine’s venue fixed, then our Top 10 Best for Romance list is a great place to start… so long as you began weeks ago, as the most famous passion magnets book up so far ahead. Perhaps your soul is too romantic and spontaneous for so much forward planning? In which case, here are […]

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(Image credit – Mint Leaf Restaurant)  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to remind readers of the capital’s top 10 restaurants for romance, as voted for in our annual London restaurant survey: we achieved 7,500 participants in the 2017 survey. The coveted top spots are unchanged from last year, with Clos Maggiore, La Poule […]

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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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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Louie Louie in Camberwell, a daytime cafe that becomes a restaurant in the evening under chef Oded Oren, originally from Tel Aviv, who is “an absolute corker”. “Lamb sweetbreads come skewered and grilled over charcoal. There is a wedge of lemon to squeeze over them and a tidy pile of za’atar, […]

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