Lino, London EC1 Jay Rayner  for The Observer saved one of the best until last – for him, Lino turned out to be “among my top places of the year”. It’s “dancing on the knife edge of modernity”; “so much of what they do bellows 2018.” His review also rounds up the rest of his […]

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Cantor’s Food Store, Manchester Jay Rayner for The Observer found “Ottolenghi with a Manc accent” (and a pizza oven) in Manchester, at Cantor’s Food Store. It’s run by Eddy Cantor: the food “draws loosely on his Jewish roots”, and is “a happy place, where you could mislay an afternoon or a morning”. Although apparently it’s […]

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Fera at Claridge’s will close at the end of the year, Harden’s can confirm. Final service with take place on New Year’s Eve. Most recently, the Michelin-starred restaurant has been overseen by head chef Matt Starling, who took over from Simon Rogan in 2017. Rogan, of Roganic and L’Enclume fame, signed a ten-year deal in 2014, but […]

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  Chef Andrew Clarke and restaurateur and chef Jackson Boxer are to open their third restaurant together. Orasay will be a 50-cover space in Notting Hill, just over the road from Clare Smyth’s Core. The cuisine will, apparently, be inspired by the Outer Hebrides in Scotland and the name is a playful take on an […]

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Chef David Gingell and restaurateur Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim are due to open their fourth restaurant in summer 2019. The pair, who are behind north London hits Primeur and Westerns Laundry, as well as Jolene, a bakery in Newington Green, shared their latest project on Instagram with an image saying simply, “Cornwall”. “Summer 2019 sees us opening […]

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Mike Robinson, restaurateur and co-owner of the “terrific” Harwood Arms in Fulham, will open The Woodsman in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring next year. Robinson will be pitching up with a similar ideal in the Midlands as in London (and formerly at Frilsham’s Pot Kiln), focusing on wild British food and earthy game dishes. All the buzzwords […]

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Chef Mark Jarvis has left well-regarded newcomer Neo-Bistro in Mayfair, having acted as a consultant to the fixture since it opened in June last year. Jarvis had advised the restaurant on its menus and kitchen operations. And to good effect – reporters called Neo-Bistro a “little gem” in the latest 2019 edition, with “accommodating service” […]

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Restaurant 92, Harrogate Jay Rayner  for The Observer waited for 20 minutes at Restarant 92 before any food arrived on the table – and that was just bread. He’d been delayed on the train and was very cold – not the best start. Luckily, Micheal Carr’s cooking won him over, with its “fun ideas”, “enthusiasm” […]

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Yorkshire’s capital achieves more top-scorers than Leeds, Newcastle or Oxford Harden’s 100 crowns Bristol’s Casamia as UK’s No. 1 dining destination A ropey year for Manchester as Edinburgh, Brighton, Bristol and Birmingham all outclass England’s second city The UK’s best towns for foodies, and top 100 Restaurants are revealed today in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants […]

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