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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Marylebone’s “engaging and informal” merry-go-round Carousel has announced its first roster of guest chef residencies to kick off the New Year. The restaurant will reopen on 4 January with the Templeton cousins welcoming Romy Gill MBE, Angelo Sato, and Shuli Wimer into their kitchen for the year’s first set of residencies. As always, each of the chefs […]

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After his return to London in October with the launch of Aulis – an eight-seater, £250 pp chef’s table in a secret Soho location – Simon Rogan has announced that his 2011-3013 pop-up Roganic will reappear as a permanent fixture in Marylebone next year. Roganic takes up residence in Blandford Street on the former site of L’Autre […]

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Simon Rogan returned to London this week 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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JKS Restaurants – AKA the Sethi siblings (Gymkhana, Trishna and a driving financial force behind Bao) – will open a second outpost of their hugely popular Sri Lankan street food shack, Hoppers, in Marylebone on 12 September. The original Hoppers was one of the biggest hits of 2015 when it stormed into Soho with its “incredible” and […]

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L’Autre Pied, “the more casual baby sister of Pied à Terre”, will close its doors for good on 9 September. To thank diners for their custom the restaurant will offer two special menus at lunch and dinner – five course for just £31, or enjoy the full chef’s tasting menu for just £51*. Owner David Moore […]

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Michel Roux Jr, from the cooking dynasty that has personified French cuisine in Britain for half a century, is to oversee an establishment serving traditional English food. The Wigmore bar, in Regent Street’s grand Langham hotel, will offer dishes inspired by the English pub and tavern, such as raised veal and ham pie and devilled lamb’s kidneys – although diners will […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Bundobust in Manchester, a “vibrant and cheap” combination of Indian veggie streetfood and craft beer that opened in December — and “by God, it works“. “Right now, the large, echoey basement space off the city’s Piccadilly feels like a big fat link in a chain, only one that hasn’t quite been […]

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⦿ AA Gill of the Sunday Times opened his review of The Magpie Café 5/5 in Whitby with the bombshell that he has cancer, an announcement that – uniquely perhaps for a restaurant review – was trailed by a front-page report. “I’ve got an embarrassment of cancer, the full English,” he wrote, promising to let his readers know […]

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