Growth rate of independent London restaurant openings softens as baby ‘roll-outs’ gain ground • Marianne Lumb’s Marianne and The Araki win big in Harden’s survey • Ratings slip for Heston’s Dinner and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay • East London still where the action is… but South is catching up! The giddy pace of independent London restaurant […]

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This year marks the 20th year of StreetSmart, a campaign raising funds for homeless charities through restaurants nationally every November and December. The charity has raised over £8.2 million across two decades, through the simple idea of adding a voluntary £1 to diners’ bills throughout the festive months. StreetSmart raised a staggering £587,000 in 2016 and in this […]

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On Thursday 26 May Auction Against Hunger will return for the fourth year in a row to raise money for the restaurant industry’s charity of choice, Action Against Hunger. This time around the event will be held at the new Street Feast venue Hawker House in Canada Water where top chefs will cook up street food style […]

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Throughout December and January Harden’s readers can treat themselves to a free mezze plate at Fitzrovia’s new Levantine restaurant, Ceru. Just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street on Rathbone Place, it is a perfectly located spot for a pick me up, a bite of lunch or dinner with friends during those stressful Christmas and New Year shopping […]

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This must be a first! A consultancy which offers advice on sustainability to the food and drink industry – T.E.D (Think.Eat.Drink) – has opened its own restaurant. Inevitably, it will focus on ethically sourced British produce served in “an environmentally friendly setting”. Now open in King’s Cross, T.E.D is housed over two floors, using sustainably-sourced fixtures and fittings […]

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