Three-year-old pop-up The Oystermen is to open its first permanent venue in Covent Garden this summer. The Oystermen seafood bar and kitchen will be in foodie hot-spot Henrietta Street, where Ollie Dabbous has just opened his new restaurant in The Henrietta hotel and Gregory Marchand opened Frenchie last year. Unusually, The Oystermen is a business that […]

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The owner of Mayfair seafood restaurant Assunta Madre has been arrested in his native Italy on money-laundering charges. Gianni Micalusi was arrested with his two sons, his bank manager and accountant and is accused by Rome prosecutors of laundering nearly €900,000 in cash from “illegal activities”. He was remanded in custody. Micalusi, a rotund 52-year-old former fisherman, […]

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Donal Doherty, who struck gastronomic gold with his hit Northern Ireland seafood restaurant Harry’s Shack, on the beach at Portstewart, has opened a new high-end city bistro, Harry’s Derry. Doherty (right in photo, with head chef Derek Creagh) is keen to catch the new wave of dining that has seen the emergence of half a dozen high-quality […]

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Rick Stein is to open a seafood restaurant in landlocked Winchester. The 70-cover establishment, expected to open its doors this autumn, will focus on ‘fresh fish, simply cooked.’ Stein’s first UK opening outside Cornwall appears to be something of a family project. Stein’s business partner is his former wife Jill, and the pair’s three sons […]

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Wine, dine and then recline. It’s a perfect combination. After all, how often have each of us wished we weren’t facing a car ride or train journey home after a great meal? But ‘restaurants-with-rooms’ are more than just convenient, they are destinations. A way to get out of the city or to celebrate an occasion […]

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Many new openings in Camden Town may be following the trend for all things American, but here’s some evidence that Londoners still love some good ol’ British fish and chip… even if the restaurant comes to us from Ireland via Belgium! Hook, a new seafood spot taking the place of Trattoria Lucca in Parkway, is […]

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