The Corinthia Hotel London, just off Trafalgar Square, has made two key senior appointments within the hotel’s food & beverage department. Benjamin Hofer joins Corinthia (which includes the “sumptuous” Massimo and “beautifully appointed” Northall restaurants) as Director of Food & Beverage. His background spans both five star hotels and collaborations with top chefs – including Hotel Café […]

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“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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Husband and wife chef duo Jake and Cassie White will swap London’s dining scene for the wilds of Cumbria with the launch of Pentonbridge Inn, a pub with rooms, located 17 miles north of Carlisle. The pair are hot-footing it from Marcus Wareing’s Marcus at The Berkeley in London – incidentally now run by another husband and […]

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Pierre Koffmann protégé and former Young National Chef of the Year, Ben Murphy, just 25, will launch his first restaurant, The Woodford, in South Woodford, on 1 March. Backed by Essex restaurateur Steve Andrews, the 100-cover restaurant will span two floors, with a dedicated oyster and seafood bar on the first floor. Ben spent three years […]

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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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Marcus Wareing will open his new, stand-alone restaurant Tredwell’s, in Seven Dials, next month. This is the first time Marcus Wareing Restaurants has opened an establishment not backed by a hotel. The group’s other sites, the Gilbert Scott and Marcus, are in the Renaissance Hotel at St Pancras and the Berkeley in Knightsbridge respectively. Tredwell’s, apparently […]

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If you balked at the not-so-casual prices when Marcus Wareing relaunched his new-look dining room at the Berkeley earlier this month, don’t despair. You can now – for one day only – enjoy MARCUS on the (relatively) cheap. This May Day (5 May) the Knightsbridge restaurant is offering a three course lunch for just £50 (instead of the […]

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