Harden’s hosted a sell-out dinner with acclaimed chef Jun Tanaka at his first solo restaurant The Ninth in Fitzrovia on 16 November. The five-course banquet was served in the stunning private dining room showcasing Tanaka’s (now Michelin-starred) Mediterranean-influenced sharing dishes. The evening started at 7.30 pm with a Champagne Canard-Duchêne, Cuvée Léonie Brut reception hosted by the chef-patron […]

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Titan of London power dining Jeremy King branded Brexit “stupid, short-sighted and xenophobic” during a Q&A session with Harden’s co-founder Peter Harden at the second annual London Restaurant Awards this week. The restaurateur – who, alongside his partner Chris Corbin, picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony on Monday 11 September – said […]

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“Peerless” female chef, Marianne Lumb, wins Top Gastronomic award – Corbin & King recognised for their lifetime achievement • Top Newcomer Jamavar (“not just one of the best Indians in town, but among the best of any cuisine”) narrowly beats 108 Garage • Borough Market’s Kappacasein (“elevating melted cheese into high art”) is the capital’s […]

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Harden’s has released the final shortlist for this year’s definitive London Restaurant Awards, which takes place on 11 September at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square. Nominations for the awards are derived statistically from Harden’s 27-year-old annual survey of UK restaurant-goers.  This year 8,500 people contributed 50,000 nominations within the categories specified by Harden’s. The […]

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PRESS RELEASE 15th December 2016 – For immediate release The UK’s best towns and counties for foodies are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2017: the UK’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, published today. Harden’s 26th annual poll of diners, surveyed 7,500 participants who contributed 50,000 reviews, which, as curated by the editors, […]

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Chefs must use their influence to guide consumers towards more sustainable ways of eating, Andrew Stephen, CEO of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, said this week. He was speaking at a sold-out dinner hosted by Peter Harden and Raymond Blanc, president of the SRA, at the Belmond Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and attended by a food-loving crowd including […]

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The Araki, a nine-seater Japanese counter in Mayfair that at over £350 a head is Britain’s most expensive restaurant, has been  crowned London’s Top Gastronomic Experience at the first ever Harden’s London Restaurant Awards, justifying sushi master Mitsuhiro Araki’s gamble in closing down his Michelin three-star operation in Tokyo to move around the world. He shared the […]

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**** Due to a last minute cancellation – we have just 2 places left –  please email bookings@hardens.com****   An exclusive, one-off event hosted by Harden’s Restaurant Guide co-founder Peter Harden and celebrated chef, and president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), Raymond Blanc, at the magnificent Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Great Milton, […]

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London’s most authoritative restaurant guide and review site, Harden’s, is delighted to announce the launch of its much anticipated London Restaurant Awards! The awards will celebrate the cream of London’s dining scene and marks the first time that Harden’s has held its own gala event to recognise the talented chefs and restaurateurs behind the capital’s best restaurants. The […]

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Our unique event, exclusive to Harden’s readers, hosted at the restaurant nominated in this year’s survey as the pinnacle of London gastronomy: Le Gavroche has sold out within hours. Commiserations to those of you who didn’t nab a ticket but we are planning to host other events later in the year – watch this space! The evening […]

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