⦿ Jay Rayner of the Guardian reviewed Radici, the new Islington Italian from Francesco Mazzei of Sartoria in Mayfair and, before that, L’Anima in the City. “Taglierini, fagioli and pancetta. That’s ribbons of a thin tagliatelle-style pasta, white beans and bacon, in a dense, starchy broth of such intensity and such conviction, you could be forgiven for […]

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Chef-entrepreneur Atul Kocchar will open his first UK restaurant under the Not Real Indian (NRI) brand in Birmingham this September, serving cuisine developed by Indian cooks living abroad. Born in India and trained with the Oberoi group, Kocchar made him name at Tamarind in London and in 2003 opened his Mayfair flagship Benares. He launched NRI in Mumbai last year, and […]

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Veteran restaurateur Rajesh Suri, formerly of Tamarind, the smart Mayfair Indian, is to open a new venture, Grand Trunk Road in South Woodford, northeast London, on Monday November 7. The menu will reflect cooking in the towns found along the Grand Trunk Road, the ancient route across northern India running from Kabul in Afghanistan southeast to Calcutta in […]

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Dinner and a show – it’s a classic combination – but not a particularly cheap one most of the time. Luckily we’ve rounded up the best places to find pre and post-theatre menus. Whether you fancy fine dining at temples of gastronomy like Koffman’s and Gymkhana for a fraction of the price, or you’re looking […]

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Have you ever waited in line to get into a festival while groups of smug-looking carousers walked on by you to the head of the queue? Well, here is your chance to be one of those people! Harden’s is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets for the Thursday […]

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In case you’re a bad child and haven’t noticed, this weekend it’s Mothering Sunday. With that in mind Harden’s has the definitive roundup of fab places to show your old ma that all those years making you hold your knife and fork right have paid off at last. Surprise, spoil and delight her with an […]

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Here at Harden’s we love it when a plan comes together and, with that in mind, we want to help you plan your day at Taste of London. Your Taste of London ticket admits you to the show for just four hours in any one day – so start penciling in your schedule now if […]

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