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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Treat him to London’s best steak at Guinea Grill 3 course Sunday lunch: £46 Voted the best steak restaurant in London by our readers last year, this “old-fashioned” grill room, in a “cute” Mayfair mews serves brilliant cuts of beef, “simply cooked and fabulous”. The perfect place to take your pa.   Whisky, cigars, steak, jazz… […]

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Restaurateur Richard Corrigan has introduced a dynastic element to his business with the elevation of his son Richie to the post of general manager at Corrigan’s Mayfair. He has also appointed former Jason Atherton deputy Ross Bryans as chef patron to lead Corrigan’s Mayfair into a new era. Bryans trained with Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay […]

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A pair of chefs with impressive kitchen credentials have teamed up to open a tiny venture in Mayfair inspired by the new wave of bistros in Paris. Launching in May, Neo Bistro will accommodate just 25 diners, with banquette tables that can be reserved and counter seats for walk-ins. Following the Parisian lead, it will offer a daily changing […]

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⦿ Marina O’Loughlin of The Guardian reviewed Lorne 7/10 in Victoria, which lived up to the impressive CV of its founding partners, Katie Exton (sommelier and front of house) and Peter Hall (chef), who have worked at the Square, the River Cafe, Chez Bruce, Brawn and San Francisco’s celebrated Benu. “It’s the beef short rib that would make me a […]

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Ana Ros, newly crowned as top female chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants (see Harden’s report), will be cooking in London on June 14. Ros, chef-patron of Hisa Franko in Slovenia, heads the line-up at Chefstock, the annual festival hosted by Alyn Williams at his restaurant in Mayfair’s Westbury Hotel. Williams said this year’s Chefstock will […]

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Sommelier-turned-restaurateur Xavier Rousset is launching his third solo venture, Comptoir Café & Wine, in Mayfair next month. It follows the success of Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone – praised in the latest Harden’s Survey for its “superb wine list” – and Burgundy specialist Cabotte in the City, both of which opened last year. Tucked away behind Bond Street station […]

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Le Gavroche, the Roux family flagship and foundation stone of modern London gastronomy, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a “Back to the Classics” menu of original dishes from 1967. The menu is available until December and costs £90 a head for five courses, bookable in advance, to be shared in the Library […]

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