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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Jay Rayner in The Observer keeps things on The Straight and Narrow, a piano bar and restaurant in east London’s Docklands… “Food and music are meant to go together. Jazz, which is what I have spent most of my adult life at the keyboard wrestling with, was born in restaurants like this. “The Straight and Narrow has […]

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MEATliquor’s original site in Marylebone will be demolished later this year to make way for a new luxury hotel. The “dingy” and deafening dive off Oxford Street first started serving “dirty, luscious burgers” back in 2011 and the brand has now grown into 12 sites across the UK. The closing date is as yet unconfirmed and the restaurant […]

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Highly regarded vegetarian restaurant The Gate is opening a new branch in Seymour Place, Marylebone, on December 1. The original Gate opened in Hammersmith 27 years ago, and has earned praise from the Harden’s Survey for “serious, thoughtful and imaginative” veggie cooking. A second venue was added in Islington in 2012. Founders Michael and Adrian Daniel set out […]

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Richard Caring continues to expand his most bankable brand, The Ivy, with two more casual café offerings. The first Ivy Café launched on the former site of Union Café (RIP) in Marylebone last year. The latest spin-off, in Wimbledon Village, opened today (1 June), with a site due in St John’s Wood on 22 June. The […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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LONDON Nautilus NW6 £41 “The matzo meal batter is so light and the fish always so über fresh” that it’s inevitably a delight to visit this “truly excellent” – if “basic and functional” – West Hampstead chippy. Golden Hind W1 £26 “A joy for lovers of fish ’n’ chips” – this “very basic” Marylebone institution’s […]

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Romy Gill, the restaurateur behind Romy’s Kitchen Restaurant in Gloucestershire, is taking the first residency of 2016 at Carousel in London’s Marylebone. The chef will marry vibrant West Bengal flavours with West Country produce for a special tasting menu available from tomorrow (5 January). The menu will take diners on a culinary grand tour of […]

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After launching the Ivy Market Grill in 2014 and the Ivy Chelsea Garden earlier this year, Richard Caring has further expanded his most bankable brand. His restaurant group Caprice Holdings snapped up the former site of Pavilion in Kensington – a surprisingly short-lived venture by Foxton’s estate agency founder Jon Hunt and chef Adam Simmonds, […]

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The Lockhart’s Brad McDonald brings his talents (and authentic Deep South cooking) to Soho with a new BBQ-focused restaurant Shotgun; Matt Whiley (AKA The Talented Mr Fox) put together the cocktail list. This latest slice of Americana to hit London opened in the growing restaurant hub that is Kingly Street (just off iconic Carnaby Street). […]

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