Simon Rogan will return to London this autumn to launch Aulis, an eight-seater chef’s table which mirrors his development kitchen Aulis at the restaurateur’s flagship Cartmel restaurant-with-rooms L’Enclume. Readers may also remember Aulis was the name of the development kitchen and chef’s table at Fera at Claridge’s. Plans are also still underway to relaunch Roganic […]

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Jason Atherton has announced plans to relocate Sosharu to either Mayfair or Soho in hopes of increasing lunch trade. The izakaya-style restaurant is currently housed at 64 Turnmill Street in Clerkenwell (formerly Turnmills nightclub) but the chef and restaurateur says the concept is not working at the site. Atherton told Caterer that although Sosharu is […]

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Clare Smyth just opened her much-anticipated solo restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill this week, which got us thinking about what else is in our restaurant launch calendar. Here’s 10 up-and-comers we’re excited to welcome to London’s dining scene this year…   Coal Rooms SE15 Opening: mid-August 2017 Meat and fish are grilled in […]

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We didn’t think a plum Fitzrovia site like the one Dabbous inhabited until recently would sit vacant for long, and we were right. Plans are already afoot to turn the “loft-style”, industrial-chic restaurant into a rustic French bistro (quite a departure!), thanks to former co-owner and manager of Pied à Terre, Mathieu Germond. Ollie Dabbous and […]

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Get your game face on! It’s time once again for The Glorious Grouse Race at the City’s  estimable home of “very good game” – The Jugged Hare. Taking place on the Glorious Twelfth (that’s Saturday 12 August for those who don’t religiously follow gaming seasons) the race aims to get the season’s grouse from field […]

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The Observer’s Jay Rayner doesn’t so much review Plaquemine Lock in Islington as write it a love letter. The Cajun-Creole-influenced pub comes to us courtesy of Jacob Kenedy (of Bocca di Lupo fame)… “A celebration of the food of the Louisiana basin… The walls are painted a hot, sultry yellow overlaid by naive murals of life on the […]

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Bruno Loubet’s veggie-centric King’s Cross venture, Grain Store, will close its doors for good on 23 August. The warehouse-style space was one of the first restaurants to lead the regeneration of Granary Square when it opened four years ago. Once a rather barren landscape behind King’s Cross station, the locale has been transformed by the […]

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Meat and fish are grilled in a special coal oven at this new restaurant occupying the beautifully restored former Grade II listed ticket office, originally part of Peckham Rye’s train station in the 1930s. Coal Rooms from the entrepreneurs behind the Old Spike Roastery, Camberwell’s Spike + Earl, Peckham restaurant Aside and coffee-based charity Change Please, […]

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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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Pembrokeshire-born chef Tom Simmons, who appeared on MasterChef – The Professionals, has opened his first restaurant in London at Bermondsey’s One Tower Bridge development. Known as ‘cwtch’ in the planning stages (which, as anyone who has seen Gavin & Stacey will know, is Welsh for hug) Restaurant Tom Simmons focuses on both British and French cuisine, […]

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