Jay Rayner in The Observer reviews The Kitchen, Inverness (after a bad meal at Boath House, Nairn)… BOATH HOUSE: “I’ve had more fun at the chiropodist, getting my corns removed. I left the Boath House with my will sapped. It is a brilliant opportunity wasted. “A narrow, gummy strip of treacle-cured salmon arrives, with cubes of bitter, […]

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Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard, heads to another of London’s many ‘baby roll-outs’ as she samples the second Smoking Goat… “’Nu-Thai’ is what the cool kids call it, I am told, food from white boys who have travelled widely in South-East Asia. “New place, groovy food, stripper ghosts, Shoreditch, buzz, buzz, buzz. Drinking Foods — the […]

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Charlotte’s W5 From 2 November 2017-January 2018 As the weather gets colder and the hours of daylight shorter, Charlotte’s W5 in Ealing, have the ideal place to cosy up this winter. Their winter terrace, in association with Sipsmith, includes blankets, fairy lights, hot cocktails, fir trees and roasted chestnuts. The latest addition to Charlotte’s Group, Charlotte’s […]

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We already know that The Sunday Times’s Marina O’Loughlin isn’t the biggest fan of the great British pub (read her Eater article here). So what will she make of the food at Spoons’ newest outpost in Ramsgate? We would guess not much… “’Fried buttermilk chicken burger’ (598 calories) delivers a flat, damp sandwich secured with a wooden […]

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This Friday (27 October) Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and Ali Borer will open a second outpost of their Soho phenomenon Smoking Goat on Redchurch Street, bringing their Thai barbecue bar to Shoreditch. Inspired by Bangkok’s late night canteen spots, Smoking Goat Redchurch Street will reflect that atmosphere – icy beer, a mixture of comfort dishes […]

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When Bloomberg first announced its all-star line-up of restaurants opening this autumn at the publishing giant’s new European HQ, rumours swirled that Andrew Wong and Pierre Koffmann were also in talks to take space at the City’s forthcoming Bloomberg Arcade. Now it has been confirmed that Andrew Wong (of Pimlico’s A Wong) will indeed be […]

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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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Here are a few things you need to know about chef Shaun Rankin: He’s a stickler for fine ingredients, he doesn’t want to eat any asparagus gel, and he’s not going to attempt to pronounce chorizo. Ahead of our Harden’s invites dinner at Rankin’s latest restaurant Ormer Mayfair on Saturday 25 November (tickets on sale […]

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Born in NYC to Japanese parents but raised in England and educated in some of the best classical French kitchens in London (Le Gavroche, Les Saveurs, Chavot), Jun Tanaka certainly has a rich background from which to draw culinary inspiration. His first solo restaurant The Ninth in Fitzrovia (so called because it’s the ninth establishment […]

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