Looking for the perfect place to hold a private Christmas dinner party, work event or family get-together this festive season? Look no further. We’ve rounded up 20 of London’s best private dining rooms to suit all tastes and budgets… Barrafina WC2 Menus from £40 pp “The wait can sometimes be twice the time spent at the […]

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The Ivy’s national takeover continues apace with its first Scottish site opening in Edinburgh this autumn. Caprice Holding’s bankable brand has snowballed in recent years with a string of Ivy Cafés launching across London, as well as the Ivy Chelsea Garden, Ivy Market Grill, Ivy Kensington Brasserie and the Ivy City Garden. Brasseries in Bath, Exeter, […]

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Summer has arrived on Oxford Street, with the seventh opening this month of the Roof Deck Restaurant on Selfridges’ roof – this year with a Californian theme. The open-air deck is lined by timber beams and tropical palms – and, with all due respect to London weather, there is a retractable roof to protect diners from rain […]

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A retirement village in Hampshire has become the first to win national recognition for the quality of its restaurant with the award of an AA rosette. The Redwood Bistro at Bishopstoke Park retirement community in Eastleigh – which is open to non-residents – received the award following an anonymous inspection visit in December. While the announcement may have come […]

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Richard Caring’s Ivy Collection is planning to open an all-day brasserie in Manchester later this year – the fast-expanding group’s first foray into northern England. The company confirmed it has applied for planning permission for a site in the Pavillion, in Byrom Street, Spinningfields. The original Ivy, long a celebrity haunt in London’s Theatreland, celebrates […]

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Richard Caring continues to expand his most bankable brand, The Ivy, with two more casual café offerings. The first Ivy Café launched on the former site of Union Café (RIP) in Marylebone last year. The latest spin-off, in Wimbledon Village, opened today (1 June), with a site due in St John’s Wood on 22 June. The […]

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This winter, Manhattan’s perennially popular Nordic fine dining restaurant Aquavit (est. 1987), with an emphasis on tasting and prix fixe menus, will open a London outpost in Haymarket’s new St James’s Market development. It has been brought to the UK by Philip Hamilton, CEO and founder of Aquavit London, and will offer all-day dining, showcasing the contemporary Nordic […]

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For the first time in a history that spans almost a century, Richard Caring’s theatre land idol The Ivy is set to open for weekday breakfast from Tuesday 10 May. Executive chef Gary Lee has created a menu featuring English breakfast classics, including a traditional Full English, as well as an entire section dedicated to eggs, where […]

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It’s St George’s Day this weekend and that means there will be endless articles about where to get the best fish & chips in the country or who bakes Britain’s best pie. Subjects upon which we’ve already registered our opinion. Instead, we’ve decided to bring you the best of modern British cooking. Because being a […]

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Richard Caring’s Caprice Group has acquired yet another plum Mayfair spot – formerly the site of the “plush” and “consistent” (if not spectacular) Cantonese and dim sum parlour Princess Garden. The site, on North Audley Street, sits opposite Roka and is equidistant between Bond Street and Marble Arch tube stations, just a stone’s throw from […]

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