It’s September once again, which means three things – school is back in session, the days are already getting shorter, and its native oyster season. To celebrate that last fact we’ve got the definitive list of restaurants and bars serving the best bivalves in London, according to our annual survey…   HOT NEWCOMER The Oystermen […]

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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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London offers such a wealth of dining that you probably wouldn’t be able to visit every single restaurant in your lifetime. The attempt would certainly be a noble pursuit, but also a bankruptcy-inducing one (unless you have Mariana Trench-deep pockets). So we’ve rounded-up a more manageable goal – the top 25 dishes to try at […]

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Caprice Holding’s “brilliant”, “friendly” and “glamorous” (the superlatives go on) seafood staple, J Sheekey’s Oyster Bar, will become the J Sheekey Atlantic Bar this summer. With the new name comes a new menu and a revamped, 50-seater dining terrace, launching on 22 June. The menu will include an all-new lobster section (available until 10 September when […]

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Covent Garden’s “glamorous” – bar attached to the adjacent “doyenne of seafood restaurants” J. Sheekey – will host an all-female guest chef series this spring and summer, in association with Guardian Members. The first three chefs to take up residency in J.Sheekey Oyster Bar‘s kitchen will be Rosie Birkett, Olia Hercules and Anna Jones. Six women have […]

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Sitting pretty alongside Bentley and Bugatti, members’ clubs and haute couture, Richard Caring’s latest (as-yet-unnamed) venture opens in Berkeley Square this September. The restaurateur snapped up the piece of prime real estate, on the site of a former Nat West bank, last year. According to Caprice Holdings the large, 200-cover, dining spot will be another […]

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On Tuesday, the world will raise a glass to St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of Ireland and its rich cultural history, but mostly a time to drink too much Guinness. For those who would rather not spend 17 March down the pub, Harden’s has got some great suggestions on where you can tuck into some […]

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New Year’s Eve is probably a distant memory for most, but next week there will be the chance to sing Auld Lang Syne all over again as the country celebrates Burns Night. Scotland may have come very close to leaving the union last year but towns and cities across the UK still toast its favourite […]

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We don’t often report on the comings and going of chefs, but news that J Sheekey are bidding farewell to head chef Richard Kirkwood after five years seemed particularly noteworthy. Richard Caring’s restaurant and oyster bar has long been a favourite with our reporters, consistently London’s most commented on restaurants with top ratings for its […]

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