The Godfather of Italian cooking, and self-confessed ‘mushroom maniac’, Antonio Carluccio died this week aged 80. The chef and restaurateur opened his first restaurant in London in 1981 in Covent Garden’s Neal Street, and went on to become a household name publishing 22 cookbooks and starring in several TV programs, including Antonio Carluccio’s Italian Feast and […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Claude Bosi at Bibendum, welcoming the former Hibiscus head honcho’s arrival at Sir Terence Conran’s light-filled 1987 classic. “What emerges is Bibendum redux, a restaurant with a profound understanding of the simple virtues; of a classical repertoire which is robust enough to take a little refinement.” “The starters list is full […]

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Sir Terence Conran and his wife, Lady Vicki, will don their whites as guest chefs at Parabola, the restaurant at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, for two nights next month. The design guru and restaurateur recently celebrated his 85th birthday, but has clearly lost none of his energy. The Design Museum was his baby […]

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Claude Bosi has joined forces with Sir Terence Conran to launch a new restaurant at Bibendum in Michelin House, South Kensington next year. To be called Claude Bosi at Bibendum, it will open in the spring following a full refurbishment of the distinctive building — once the French tyre firm’s London HQ. Hibiscus, Bosi’s foodie temple […]

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Restaurateur and design guru Sir Terence Conran, brushing aside the fact that he turns 85 next week (October 4), will unite his two areas of expertise with the opening of his latest restaurant at the new Design Museum in Kensington on November 24. Parabola restaurant, which is named after the shape of the roof in the […]

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D&D London is offering 1,000 three-course set meals for £10 each on Wednesday October 5 to celebrate its 10th birthday. Telephone bookings open on Monday September 26 with a limit of four guests per booking, and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis at 10 of the group’s London restaurants, including Le Pont de la Tour, Sartoria, […]

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There’s something about summer drinks that really lends itself to the art of mixology. These balmy evenings and sunny afternoons are just so much more civilised with a classic cocktail in hand. Of course for the more adventurous among us there are plenty of creative concoctions out there too (pig’s blood vodka Bloody Mary anyone?). Whether […]

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Once a byword for glamour, but in recent years more likely to provoke words like ‘dinosaur’, ‘tired’ and ‘dated’, Quaglino’s, in St James’s, has finally undergone a major refurb. We’ve reported the place as ‘fading’ for over a decade, to the extent that recent guides have often called for D&D London to do something about it. Perhaps someone […]

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