From the folks behind Marylebone’s Yosma comes a new Chinatown restaurant serving a mixture of Turkish and Greek dishes. Hovarda, a new Aegean-inspired bar and restaurant, will open on Rupert Street on Friday 17 November. The bar will serve cocktails and wines, as well as a signature Horvada (Yeni Raki, cinnamon, yoghurt, brown sugar, Turkish honey, cardamom […]

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⦿ AA Gill of the Sunday Times opened his review of The Magpie Café 5/5 in Whitby with the bombshell that he has cancer, an announcement that – uniquely perhaps for a restaurant review – was trailed by a front-page report. “I’ve got an embarrassment of cancer, the full English,” he wrote, promising to let his readers know […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Margot in Covent Garden, a “fancy Italian” where dinner-jacketed waiters have “that easy, relaxed style around food which really pisses off the French because they haven’t a clue how to do it.” “At Margot they can offer you a special of tagliatelle with white truffles for £55 and not even raise their […]

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