The UK’s top 100 restaurants are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 published today – the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, with approximately twice the number of entries as The Good Food Guide. The guide hails London’s The Araki as the country’s best restaurant. The experience is “world class” and, at £385-a-head, […]

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On the former site of Chor Bizarre (and from the same owner, Old World Hospitality) Indian Accent, a nouvelle Indian restaurant with sibling venues in New York and New Delhi, opens in Mayfair today (14 December). The New Delhi original is the only restaurant in India on the World’s 50 Best List and was also awarded […]

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As snow falls deep and crisp and even over London, Marylebone’s “excitingly original” Texture is using signature snow – cheese, herbs or coconut boiled with water, complimentary flavours, botanicals and seasoning then spun in air and frozen – to flavour and enhance its unique winter menu. A nod to the newly fallen powder which characterises chef-patron Aggi Sverrisson’s native […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer wants to love the newly refurbished Simpsons in the Strand, but the booze prices (“a maniacal laugh in the face of sanity”), “calamitous” Beef Wellington, and lack their infamous breakfast rather spoils his fun… “I want to love Simpson’s in the Strand. I want to adore it, in the way I once […]

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Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura, who met working at Barrafina, have finally announced their new venture Sabor will open in January 2018. The Spanish restaurant with additional bar and asador (wood-fired oven) arrives in Heddon Street, Mayfair, early next year. The ground-floor will feature a fresh seafood counter and an open kitchen producing regional dishes […]

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Following a series of successful pop-up supper clubs, chefs Gerald Mirey and Ko Ito will open their first permanent restaurant Bistro Mirey in Fulham on Friday 12 January. For the past year, Mirey and Ito have collaborated on fusion dining experiences underpinned by classic French cuisine with Japanese flair at venues across London like Islington’s Cuckoo N1 and more […]

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Beavertown brewery announced this week that it has closed its Texan BBQ joint, Duke’s Brew & Que, after five years. The hip, and often crowded Haggerston spot was where the brewery founders concocted the first batches of Gamma Ray, Neck Oil, Smog Rocket, 8 Ball and Black Betty, brewing up these now well-known beers in the […]

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Granary Square Brasserie, a new restaurant brand from the team behind The Ivy Collection, opens today (Wednesday 6 December).  Located in the heart of King’s Cross, on the former site of Bruno Loubet’s Grain Store (RIP), the restaurant sits on Granary Square with an al-fresco terrace overlooking Regent’s Canal. The 250-cover restaurant, open seven days […]

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The team behind Dalston’s yakitori specialist Jidori have announced they will be bringing their Japanese small plates restaurant to Covent Garden in February 2018. Occupying a terraced building on Catherine Street, the 50-cover restaurant is spread over the ground and first floor. The lower ground floor offers guests their very own private dining karaoke room, available for exclusive […]

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Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, will open his first restaurant – Brat – in Shoreditch this coming spring 2018. His Welsh heritage and love of Basque cuisine and cooking methods influence the seasonal British food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, we are told, and […]

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