Black Tie Dinner @ The Wolseley W1 31 December, from 8.30 pm £275 pp Guests will enjoy what is sure to be a very special evening with the critically acclaimed ‘Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra’ providing spectacular live entertainment. Tickets include a five course dinner and champagne at midnight. Call 020 7499 6996 to book. […]

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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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⦿ In the Observer, Jay Rayner reviewed Skosh, in York, which he found “the ideal of what an ambitious, independent restaurant should be”. “Neil Bentinck, formerly the head chef of Van Zeller in Harrogate, is a modern British cook who also manages to riff on the flavours of Japan and the Middle East without confusing either […]

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Now we can reveal the survey result everyone’s been waiting for…Our annual, 2017, restaurant survey included for the first time a category for that most vital and celebrated of occasions: the afternoon tea. Although some Yorkshiremen claim (with rightful pride in the legendary Betty’s) that “thou gets best posh cuppa ‘up north”, this is a corner […]

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This year’s Balham Food Festival kicks off on Sunday September 25 with the all-day Balham Banquet in pedestrian Hildreth Street and Bedford Hill Place, followed by a week of special offers in the restaurants, bars and cafés of the surrounding area. Hildreth Street was transformed into a modern foodie hub as part of the £2million makeover […]

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The Araki, a nine-seater Japanese counter in Mayfair that at over £350 a head is Britain’s most expensive restaurant, has been  crowned London’s Top Gastronomic Experience at the first ever Harden’s London Restaurant Awards, justifying sushi master Mitsuhiro Araki’s gamble in closing down his Michelin three-star operation in Tokyo to move around the world. He shared the […]

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The Wolseley W1 Eggs Benedict: £7.75 (small), £15 (large) What could be better than dining in Corbin & King’s “tremendously atmospheric” (“mildly cacophonous”) European Grand Café by the Ritz, which has become a “perennial” linchpin of “glamorous” London life? It’s home of the best breakfast in town, including its delicious Eggs Benedict – not to […]

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Exciting news for anyone who loves pancakes (so, pretty much everyone), Shrove Tuesday is coming up (9 February)! Sometimes we have to wait until March for our flippin’ pancakes but with an early Easter on the horizon Pancake Day has been pushed up the calendar too. In honour of this most delicious day we’ve rounded […]

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On Monday 7 March 2016, the annual Leuka charity event Who’s Cooking Dinner? will return to the kitchens at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane for its 17th year. The event, which raises money to fund vital research into the causes and treatment of Leukaemia and blood cancer, will see 20 world-class names from the culinary […]

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The Ivy WC2 Menus from £54 pp Richard Caring’s famous Theatreland idol – now the original of a fast expanding brand – emerged from a massive overhaul too late to be rated (just before the survey closed). Too often a let down in recent years, a handful of first-days reports say its “beautiful refurb” is “superb in every detail” […]

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