Looking for the perfect place to hold a private Christmas dinner party, work event or family get-together this festive season? Look no further. We’ve rounded up 20 of London’s best private dining rooms to suit all tastes and budgets… Barrafina WC2 Menus from £40 pp “The wait can sometimes be twice the time spent at the […]

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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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Mayfair’s “classy” (if sometimes “dull”) gastronomic temple, The Square, will re-open its doors on 20 November after a major refurbishment of its kitchen and dining room. Launched by Phil Howard and Nigel Platts-Martin back in 1991, the restaurant was sold to the MARC group (Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation) last year and has since undergone a redesign […]

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Samyukta Nair and chef Rohit Ghai, the duo behind Mayfair’s Jamavar (voted Top Newcomer at Harden’s London Restaurant Awards 2017) will launch a second London venture in November. Bombay Bustle in Mayfair’s Maddox Street is inspired by Dabbawalas – the institution of men who use Mumbai’s railways to deliver home cooked meals across the city. […]

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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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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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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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More exciting cocktail news this week as Flemings Mayfair announces a new drinks list inspired by the forthcoming film release of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. These literary libations are now available at the hotel’s art deco Manetta’s Bar, which can be accessed via a new entrance on Clarges Street. L’Oriental: A scarlet-red aperitif, L’Oriental […]

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Richard Corrigan’s “opulent” fine dining HQ, Corrigan’s Mayfair, will add to its appeal with a new standalone bar launching in late June. Dickie’s Bar is a collaboration between the Irish chef, Gregory Buda from The Dead Rabbit, New York – voted the World’’s Best Bar (World’’s 50 Best, 2016) and Richard Ryan, founder of Drinksology. The […]

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Mayfair’s vegetarian canteen, tibits, will open a sister restaurant on Bankside at the end of June. Its self-service, pay-by-weight formula (which is “much nicer than the cafeteria style you might expect”) has been a hit with our reporters since it opened just off Regent Street back in 2000. tibits bankside will open in a former […]

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