The Cinnamon Collection – which includes Vivek Singh’s “inspirational” nouvelle Indian The Cinnamon Club (set in the “classy” surrounds of Westminster Library) as well as the chef’s more casual ventures, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and Cinnamon Bazaar – has chosen Oxford for its first restaurant outside of London. Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford, opening this October in […]

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It’s National Barbecue Week, so that means hunching over the rusty old Webber in your back garden with an umbrella – right? Not according to Giles Coren. He reviews Shoreditch’s Rök and Smokestak with such enthusiasm that he implores readers to visit one of these two smokehouses, rather than light the barbie in their own […]

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A clutch of London’s most successful restaurant chains are heading up the M40 to open new outlets in Oxford’s Westgate shopping and leisure complex, which reopens after a £440million redevelopment later this year. Polpo (pictured), Russell Norman’s tribute to the Venetian small-plates bacaro, heads the list alongside Sticks & Sushi, Pho, Shoryu ramen, Comptoir Libanais, Pizza […]

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As the start of the first university term rolls around parents across the country will be packing their genius offspring off to the hallowed halls of some of the country’s best academic institutions. So parents if you’re planning to take your future graduates out for a ‘last supper’ before you drop them at the varsity, or […]

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The celebration of Chinese New Year and the dawning of the Year of the Monkey is just around the corner. This year the movable lunar festival begins on Monday 8 February, although festivities in London (the biggest outside of China) will start in earnest on Valentine’s Day. If you’re planning to welcome the Year of […]

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