⦿ Jay Rayner of the Guardian reviewed Radici, the new Islington Italian from Francesco Mazzei of Sartoria in Mayfair and, before that, L’Anima in the City. “Taglierini, fagioli and pancetta. That’s ribbons of a thin tagliatelle-style pasta, white beans and bacon, in a dense, starchy broth of such intensity and such conviction, you could be forgiven for […]

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Allan Pickett, whose well-regarded Fitzrovia restaurant Piquet closed last year after just 12 months in business, has been hired as executive chef by the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre overlooking the Thames in Southwark. The Swan, a couple of minutes’ walk from the Borough Market foodies hub, was refurbished a year ago and has wonderful views across the river to the […]

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Allan Pickett of Piquet, Ben Tish of Salt Yard and Jun Tanaka of The Ninth present: The Fitzrovia Collective. A unique series of one-night-only dinners from three very different chefs at three very different Fitzrovia restaurants. Taking place on Monday 23 May at The Ninth, Monday 27 June at Salt Yard, and Monday 11 July at Piquet, diners will experience a six-course sharing menu (£50 per person) that brings together the French-Mediterranean flair of Tanaka; Pickett’s classic […]

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Camino King’s Cross N1 and Camino Bankside SE1 Available 13-14 February Enjoy a free glass of Vilarnau Cava per person with every booking for Camino Bankside and Camino King’s Cross Valentine’s Weekend set menu. The standard menu will also be available but will not include the complimentary Cava. All dishes on the set menu will […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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Last week The Times’s Giles Coren was drooling over his keyboard at the very thought of another meal at Brad McDonald’s new Deep South-influenced Soho haunt Shotgun. This week his colleague AA Gill over at the Sunday Times takes said shotgun and fires both barrels at the place in his Table Talk column… “The first […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. Trending Restaurants 15-21 October […]

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Alan Pickett’s (sort-of) eponymous solo venture Piquet in Fitzrovia gets a double dose of restaurant reviews as both the Standard’s Fay Maschler and Tracey MacLeod of the Independent pop by to try the chef’s Gallic-influenced British dishes. The Indy’s critic finds the service surprisingly stiff and the venue strangely deserted. Fortunately the food also receives […]

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Allan Pickett, graduate of pretty much every French restaurant in London from the Galvin group to L’Escargot and D&D’s Orrery, has opened his first solo venture in Fitzrovia. Piquet, a 98-cover venue in Newman Street, serves classic Gallic cuisine with a modern twist using British ingredients. Pickett is backed by Bodean’s founder André Blais. On the menu: Roast […]

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