“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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London offers such a wealth of dining that you probably wouldn’t be able to visit every single restaurant in your lifetime. The attempt would certainly be a noble pursuit, but also a bankruptcy-inducing one (unless you have Mariana Trench-deep pockets). So we’ve rounded-up a more manageable goal – the top 25 dishes to try at […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer finds the cooking at Roth Bar & Grill, Bruton – housed within the Hauser & Wirth gallery – more than a match for the art. “The whole proposition is so damn civilised that the quality of the cooking is an extra. The site, part of a working farm, is a pastoral […]

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Seafood specialist, pop-up caterers The Oystermen will officially open their first permanent mooring, The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen, on Monday 4 July in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. With just 26-covers we predict a few queues, but when there’s six oysters and a glass of bubbly for £10 on the menu, 3-5 pm every day, it should be […]

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Bonnie Gull seafood shacks will be bringing a taste of the seaside to Mayfair this summer with a four-month pop-up oyster and seafood bar in Brown Hart Gardens, the raised public space on top of an old electricity sub-station off Duke Street. Open from 8am for healthy breakfasts, eggs and London smoked salmon, and for healthy salads at […]

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The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, a stunning modernist steel-and-glass cube overlooking the North Sea, has been taken over and given an Italian makeover by 22-year-old Stefano Pieraccini. A marketing and managing graduate, he will be mentored by his father Adrian, past owner of restaurants including Rocca in St Andrews and Rocpool in Inverness. Now called […]

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Seafood and oyster specialist Wright Brothers will open a flagship 150-cover restaurant this summer as the first businesses move into the redeveloped Battersea Power Station. It will be Wright Brothers’ fifth restaurant since opening their first at Borough Market in 2005. The business began as a seafood wholesaler three years earlier – a role that […]

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 ⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Jihwaja, “a hilariously brilliant new Korean place in London’s Vauxhall” where “I felt like I had been glazed inside and out by their sweet-salty chilli sauce.” “Fried chicken is completely outrageous: crisp in a way that echoes through your jaw and muffles chatters, salty and sweet and fiery. Seaweed rice balls, laced with […]

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Mitch Tonks opens Rockfish Exmouth this week, the fifth venue in the mini-chain of superior fish’n’chip shops he has built in south Devon with business partner Mat Prowse. Set beside the slipway on the seafront at Exmouth, it has spectacular sea views. The flagship Rockfish at Dartmouth is hailed by the Harden’s Survey for its “fish ‘n’ chips to […]

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Soho seafood institution Randall & Aubin will celebrate its 20th birthday in August by rolling prices back to 1996. From Monday 1-Friday 12 August diners can slurp down half a dozen rock oysters and enjoy a glass of the restaurant’s house champagne for just £9.50. Renowned for its seafood, Anglo-French brasserie menu, original Victorian interior, cream tiles […]

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