Restaurateur Richard Corrigan has introduced a dynastic element to his business with the elevation of his son Richie to the post of general manager at Corrigan’s Mayfair. He has also appointed former Jason Atherton deputy Ross Bryans as chef patron to lead Corrigan’s Mayfair into a new era. Bryans trained with Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay […]

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Whether you think Brexit is long-prayed-for manna of deliverance, or merely fuel for delusional fruitcakes, it is time we all came together as a nation! And how better to herald in a new era of unity for 2017, than with a tub-thumping, red, white and blue, Top 10 of Great British Venues. The following top 10 are were […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Foley’s in Fitzrovia, a restaurant taking inspiration from the Near and Far East under former Palomar sous chef Mitz Vora. “Individually each dish really does deliver a thrilling whack. But tasting six in a row starts to feel like being shouted at repeatedly by the kitchen.” ⦿ Grace Dent of ES […]

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Why should the newbies get all the attention? Three of London’s longer-serving restaurants are giving themselves (and their diners) a pat on the back as they notch up milestone anniversaries. Pied à Terre, David Moore’s “perennially excellent” (Harden’s Survey) foodie mecca in Fitzrovia, celebrates its 25th anniversary with the return of Richard Neat, its founding partner who […]

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Lovers of game will know that the season for grouse is not far away, kicking off on the Glorious Twelfth. This August restaurants in London which pride themselves on impeccably sourced British produce are serving up a symphony of special menus dedicated to this richly-flavoured bird. Here are our picks for the best places to […]

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Shucking nearly 1,000 oysters a day, Bentley’s is a British institution for oysters handled by London’s most knowledgeable and skilled team. As the restaurant – owned by Richard Corrigan – enters its centenary, this “classy” Mayfair veteran has teamed up with Harden’s to offer one lucky reader (and their guest) the chance to win an […]

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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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Paul Welburn, who made his name working for the likes of Gary Rhodes and Richard Corrigan in London before moving onto an exec chef position with Searcys, has left the big smoke for rural Surrey. He’s taking his talents to the The Leconfield restaurant in Petworth where, as head chef, he’ll be cooking up ‘gently […]

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The Ivy WC2 Menus from £54 pp Richard Caring’s famous Theatreland idol – now the original of a fast expanding brand – emerged from a massive overhaul too late to be rated (just before the survey closed). Too often a let down in recent years, a handful of first-days reports say its “beautiful refurb” is “superb in every detail” […]

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Celebrate the return of native oyster season at Bentley’s in Mayfair with half a dozen complimentary oysters to share between two. On Wednesday 16 September all Harden’s readers who book at table for lunch or dinner at this venerable seafood institution will get three free bivalves per person. Just quote ‘Oyster Festival’ when you make […]

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