Heston Blumenthal has bagged a Lifetime Achievement award in the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants shindig. He will know whether the refurbished Fat Duck has returned to the Top 50 when the full list is announced in Melbourne on April 5. It does seem a bit odd if it doesn’t. The award comes as the Bray […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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It’s St George’s Day this weekend and that means there will be endless articles about where to get the best fish & chips in the country or who bakes Britain’s best pie. Subjects upon which we’ve already registered our opinion. Instead, we’ve decided to bring you the best of modern British cooking. Because being a […]

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The Larder, a new 35-cover all-day café and food store based in the heart of Fitzrovia’s Pearson Square, opened on Wednesday 17 February. The café will serve everything from hearty breakfasts to lunchtime toasties and healthy snacks, to eat in or take away. The menus were created by Open House’s exec chef Diego Cardoso (who also […]

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Just days after Claude Bosi’s Mayfair foodie temple, Hibiscus, cut its opening hours in order to give staff more time off and improve consistency, another of London’s top dining destinations followed suit. Gauthier Soho, Alex Gauthier’s “beautiful, plush and quiet” Georgian townhouse which just “oozes romance and decadence”, has done away with Monday dinner service. This means […]

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Claude Bosi’s Mayfair foodie temple, Hibiscus, is the latest high-end restaurant to cut its opening hours in order to give staff more time off and improve consistency. The chef/patron has cut Tuesday and Wednesday lunch services. Hibiscus is now open for lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. Last […]

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Scottish chef Tom Kitchin has followed in the footsteps of a number of fellow high-end restaurateurs by cutting staff hours to improve employees’ quality of life. His Edinburgh restaurants the The Kitchin (pictured) and The Castle Terrace are to close for a week every three months to give staff time off, thereby retaining talent for […]

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It may be an iconic bastion of old world gastronomy, but Le Gavroche is still rolling with the times after all these years. Michel Roux Jr plans to offer a brand new dining experience on Mondays from January 2016, which sees the Mayfair restaurant close to the general public but available for private and corporate hire, […]

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Significant changes have been introduced at Mikael Jonsson’s outer Chiswick open-kitchen venture Hedone. The lauded “truly staggering!” restaurant – which snagged a coveted place on the Harden’s top 10 gastronomic experiences in London list this year – has reopened after a short closure without a conventional menu and also sans a few seats. Only 24 […]

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Lee Skeet, former head chef at Hedone, will take up a four week residency at Hackney Empire’s Stage 3 this July. Following a stint at Marylebone’s Carousel in April, and a three day pop-up in Brixton, this is his first solo venture. Although most recently heading up the kitchen at Chiswick’s “truly staggering” Scandi-esque favourite, Hedone, Skeet […]

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