temper City EC2 25 January, 7.30 pm £80 pp Neil Rankin’s Square Mile newcomer will be throwing a Scottish knees up to celebrate Burns Night this year, hosted by comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Guests are invited to revel in a celebration of all things Scottish, from the bagpipes and haggis to Deep Fried Mars Bars and Irn Bru. There […]

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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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From August to October, Jacob Kenedy’s “offbeat but brilliant gelateria” in Soho – Gelupo – will collaborate with seven of Soho’s hottest restaurants to launch a menu of exclusive gelatos. Each chef has developed and supplied Gelupo with a recipe, that showcases flavours and ingredients commonly found on their own menus. Flavours will range from Campari and grapefruit […]

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London’s appetite for stoking ‘cues and smoking meats remains undiminished by time or the increasing abundance of BBQ joints in the capital. Just this week Neil Rankin announced temper City, and the last 12 months have seen the launch of MeatUp in Wandsworth, temper Soho, The Stoke House at Victoria’s Nova development, Texas Joe’s Slow […]

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Hot on the smoky heels of temper Soho, comes temper City – the second venture from barbecue maestro Neil Rankin and business partner Sam Lee. The original temper opened in Broadwick Street in November last year to a string of plaudits from foodies and critics alike, including Jay Rayner who dubbed it one of London’s […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Veneta, just off Piccadilly, which, while “not an actively bad restaurant”, brought his culinary year to a disappointing end. “I long ago stopped taking notes in restaurants, figuring that if I couldn’t recall what I’d had for dinner that spoke volumes. With this one I had to dig out the […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner found himself in heaven at Temper, barbecue specialist Neil Rankin’s “shot at the big time in Soho, with big London money, and bravado and punch“. “Temper is brilliant. I love the fact that you can smell the wood smoke and the rendering meat from the door. I love the way that smell […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Sambal Shiok, Mandy Yin’s Malaysian evenings-only pop-up at Blend café in Harringay, where he was impressed by the Singapore-style laksa. “Boy, is it good. The broth is thick, making it more a stew than a soup. It is the Fisher-Price Activity Centre of food, with just so much to see and do and […]

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On Thursday 26 May Auction Against Hunger will return for the fourth year in a row to raise money for the restaurant industry’s charity of choice, Action Against Hunger. This time around the event will be held at the new Street Feast venue Hawker House in Canada Water where top chefs will cook up street food style […]

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