A new all-day restaurant Mortimer House Kitchen is set to open on the ground floor of soon-to-launch private workspace and wellbeing destination Mortimer House in Fitzrovia. The menu from ex-Cecconi’s chef Luca Unali is Mediterranean with a flavour of the Middle East and will focus on fresh, sustainable and organic produce. Situated in an art deco […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer reviewed Salt, a small but perfectly formed restaurant serving flavourful food with incredible attention to detail in Stratford upon Avon… “Paul Foster is living other chefs’ fantasies. He has the thing they all want: the small but perfectly formed restaurant where he can be himself. “A hobbit’s space, tucked into one […]

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Allan Pickett, whose well-regarded Fitzrovia restaurant Piquet closed last year after just 12 months in business, has been hired as executive chef by the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre overlooking the Thames in Southwark. The Swan, a couple of minutes’ walk from the Borough Market foodies hub, was refurbished a year ago and has wonderful views across the river to the […]

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Chefs past and present at Le Gavroche are receiving a Christmas bonus this year following Michel Roux Jr’s announcement that he will make up the shortfall owed to underpaid staff members. The payments, thought to be worth tens of thousands of pounds, follow revelations of underpayment at the Mayfair temple of gastronomy that have rumbled on for a […]

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It seems as though Belgravia will soon be rivalling the City when it comes to new restaurant developments. Following the glitzy launch of Broadgate Circle (red carpet, brawny bouncers and all) by Liverpool Street station this summer, the tide of new launches has turned from EC2 to SW1. As well as the Zig Zag building […]

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It’s lain dormant since 1980 (amid fears it may become a target for the IRA) but now the revovling restaurant at the top of London’s BT Tower is back. Albeit only for two weeks in July and August. The special, one-off opening will mark the iconic building’s 50th anniversary. BT will hold a ballot for […]

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Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram – alumni of such noble institutions as St John hotel, Nobu and Fifteen – will relaunch The Marksman pub in Hackney on 1 June. The pub on Hackney Road will retain many of the original features including wood panelling and bar seating. The menu includes British-loved classics such as cooked […]

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Westminster institution, Shepherd’s, a favourite haunt of politicos, lobbyists and journalists has returned to London’s dining scene after two years. When the restaurant closed in 2013 it was dubbed “the end of an era” by The Spectator and certainly that part of town remains curiously bereft of mid-priced alternatives. So news that Shepherd’s has reopened (under […]

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Throughout March and April L’Etranger, a “spectacular” French/Asian venture in the heart of London’s museum district, will offer an exclusive deal for diners who book through Harden’s booking grid. Make a lunch or dinner reservation before 1 May and get three courses and a glass of “Follia” Syrah Terre Siciliane for just £29. The menu offers French […]

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