Though our reporters resolutely love Club Gascon’s “beautiful dishes with amazing combinations of flavour and colours”, there were one or two gripes last year that the interior was starting to feel “a bit 90s”. So news that Pascal Aussignac’s City venture will reopen later this month following a major refurbishment is happy indeed. The restaurant, […]

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Yes, it’s National Curry Week (and there’s also Diwali right around the corner on 19 October) but honestly do you really need an excuse to try any of these mouth-watering dishes? We’ve rounded up our top five favourite Indian dishes from restaurants across London. From kid goat brains at Mayfair’s Gymkhana to street food style […]

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Marina O’Loughlin delivers her final review for The Guardian before moving onto her new role at the Sunday Times. She heads to an old favourite, Clerkenwell’s Quality Chop House, where the chicken liver parfait is as rich and luxurious as an expensive pot of night cream from Selfridges… “Shaun Searley: that rarest of creatures, a supremely talented chef […]

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Selfridges has once again collaborated with restaurateur Des McDonald to launch a new rooftop residency atop the iconic department store (previously McDonald’s Q Grill and Vintage Salt held the perch). The new offering will be a modern Italian restaurant, Il Tetto. Its year-long residency starts today (6 October), with an all-day dining menu promising classic […]

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Michelin finally woke up and awarded Mitsuhiro Araki’s Mayfair restaurant, The Araki, three stars at a ceremony in London this week, making it the first Japanese restaurant in the UK to hold the rating. The Araki was named London’s Top Gastronomic Experience at Harden’s annual London Restaurant Awards ceremony last year and this “world class” […]

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Marina O’Loughlin in The Guardian is the latest critic to give Soho’s new Flavour Bastard a good bashing. “Not so much flavour bastards as thoroughgoing, unremitting, absolute taste tossers.” “Staff appear to be less amused and more terminally embarrassed… when they’re not explaining the concept to us at ludicrous length. The dishes are, apparently, bastardised in a tedious, […]

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This autumn, well-known family owned Windmill Taverns Ltd will be expanding with the launch of their fifth site in South East London. Introducing Mc & Sons: a traditional Irish pub from the McElhinney family with an authentic Thai twist in the heart of Southwark between Blackfriars Road and Borough on Union Street. As only a […]

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The Allegory by Drake & Morgan is coming to the ‘Unsquare Mile’ this October – that’s the are where Shoreditch meets the City – in the new Principal Place development just off Worship Street. Be one of the first to sample their creative cocktails, craft beers, and dishes from the menu with 50% off food and drink […]

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The Trafalgar Dining Rooms at London’s Trafalgar St. James Hotel has officially opened its doors. The menu gives Mediterranean cuisine a ‘London twist’, such as: Grilled stone bass with tomato, samphire and spring onion and chilli and garlic glazed chicken and puy lentil moussaka. At the bar you’ll find a range of cocktails and tea-tails (for those […]

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When Grace Dent reviewed The Langham’s new ‘pub’ The Wigmore, she decided she never, ever wanted to go there again. We would hazard a guess that The Guardian’s Marina O’Loughlin would be quite happy to go back any time…“Silly? A bit. Delicious? Oh yes.” “Creative cocktails in their own weeny tankards… pies and roasts and toasties… reimagined […]

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