After nearly two years of preparation (we first heard of her proposed solo venture back in 2015) Ramsay’s golden girl Clare Smyth has finally unveiled her first restaurant. Core by Clare Smyth opened on 1 August on the former site of Notting Hill Kitchen, in a grand and rambling old townhouse on Kensington Park Road. The ethos, for […]

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London offers plenty of opportunity for al-fresco dining but when the good weather hits those tables fill up fast. To stand an outside chance of snagging a table in the sun this summer, take a look at some of the new terraces that have opened in the capital of late… If you want to see […]

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The Ivy’s national takeover continues apace with its first Scottish site opening in Edinburgh this autumn. Caprice Holding’s bankable brand has snowballed in recent years with a string of Ivy Cafés launching across London, as well as the Ivy Chelsea Garden, Ivy Market Grill, Ivy Kensington Brasserie and the Ivy City Garden. Brasseries in Bath, Exeter, […]

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Borough Market holds a special place in the heart of every London foodie. Sure it’s touristy, and locals tend to eschew its mainstream appeal in favour of lesser-known food markets, but many who profess a love of dining in London will have started their culinary journey there as a wide-eyed stranger to this enthralling city. […]

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  London’s most dizzying pop-up (certainly not for those with a fear of heights) returns this summer. London in the Sky, a bar and restaurant suspended 100 ft in the air, will take up residency at Chelsea’s Art College from 19-30 July. Enjoy the stunning views while chefs like Pascal Aussignac (Club Gascon), Robert Ortiz […]

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Restaurant-goers and staff at Borough Market’s many night spots were praised for their bravery during last weekend’s terror attack in which eight people were killed and at least 48 injured. Nurses dining at the Hart brother’s new Mexican restaurant in London Bridge, El Pastór, came to the aid of a woman who had been stabbed, […]

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Theatreland’s stalwart American diner Joe Allen (a survivor of the ’70s) is to move lock, stock and wood panelling this summer. The restaurant and all its fixtures and fittings will take up a new home, just 25 metres down the road, in Burleigh Street, Covent Garden. Retaining the recognisable wood panelling, classic theatre posters and […]

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If you have been wondering what Arbutus co-founder Will Smith has been up to since the Soho restaurant closed last year, wonder no longer. The restaurateur has just opened a new venture, Sugar Boat – a bistro, bar and wine shop – in Helensburgh, Scotland. Situated on the town’s Colquhoun Square, the restaurant offers outdoor […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner finds a trip to Soho’s new Test Kitchen rather hard work, but thankfully is able to salvage his day through the restorative power of pastry at Maison Bertaux… “The strawberry tart at Maison Bertaux in London’s Soho should be available on prescription as an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress. The sweet […]

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Fera at Claridge’s chef Dan Cox is swapping the Big Smoke for something a little bit more down to earth – an organic farm in Cornwall. The former executive chef of Simon Rogan’s research kitchen Aulis announced his plans to open a restaurant at Crocadon Farm in St Mellion via Instagram this week. “The day […]

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