Clare Smyth just opened her much-anticipated solo restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill this week, which got us thinking about what else is in our restaurant launch calendar. Here’s 10 up-and-comers we’re excited to welcome to London’s dining scene this year…   Coal Rooms SE15 Opening: mid-August 2017 Meat and fish are grilled in […]

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David Thompson, the Australian chef who brought modern Thai cuisine to London, will be cooking alongside his inheritors in a one-off evening at Som Saa in Spitalfields next month. Thompson ran the elegant and much praised Nahm at the Halkin hotel in Belgravia from 2001 to 2012, and is now based along with the restaurant in Bangkok. More recently he […]

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⦿ Marina O’Loughlin of The Guardian reviewed Jikoni 7/10 in Marylebone, the first restaurant from “chic and beautiful” TV chef and writer Ravinder Bhogal, which she found “immensely girly“. “Jewel-coloured saris and handmade Indian tablecloths notwithstanding, the girliest element is the food, which is light years from the usual Brit curry machismo… You can’t escape the cuteness: […]

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Ben Chapman, founder of one of London’s hottest restaurants of last year – Smoking Goat – is set to open a second Thai BBQ venture in September 2016. Kiln, in Soho’s Brewer Street, will be a ‘side of the road type restaurant’ serving grills and a speciality daily noodle dish. The cooking is inspired by […]

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As one of London’s most exciting pop-up’s of last year, Som Saa, gears up to launch its first permanent site on 11 April, we’ve decided to bring you the best restaurants in UK to get an authentic taste of Thai cooking (according to our survey). Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big punch. Here are the best restaurants in UK to get an authentic taste of Thai cuisine (according to our survey)…   LONDON Sukho Fine Thai Cuisine SW6 “The best Thai food in town” can come as a “surprise” find at […]

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