Imperial Treasure, London SW1 Did the chefs at Imperial Treasure recognise Jay Rayner when he visited for The Observer? They chased him to the toilet, so one presumes so. Why then, did they take away his Peking duck (for which he paid a “nose-bleeding… shameless” £100) half-eaten? Astonishing. It tainted the rest of his meal, […]

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Ross Bryans, formerly chef director at Corrigans Mayfair, has been offically appointed head chef at Les 110 de Taillevent in Marylebone, Harden’s can reveal. Bryans, who left Corrigans in January last year and went on to appear on Great British Menu 2018, has also worked under chefs such as Clare Smyth (senior sous at Restaurant […]

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Restaurant 92 in Harrogate has closed. An announcement was posted on social media on Monday, but didn’t explain exactly why the popular North Yorkshire restaurant was shutting down. The announcement read: “Sadly, today Michael and I have the unenviable task of telling our staff, customers and suppliers that we must cease trading with immediate effect. […]

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The Manchester-based El Gato Negro team, which is “still smashing it” at its flagship Iberian restaurant, is soon to launch a third venture in the city. In September, we reported the group would be opening Canto, which serves ‘modern Portuguese’ cuisine inspired by chef patron Simon Shaw’s travels to Lisbon, as well as head chef […]

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Chef Ernst van Zyl and partner and general manager Liz Kellett are to take over the Glazebury pub in Warrington next month. South African-born van Zyl first revealed the plans on Twitter. “Exciting news,” he said. “Myself and Liz Kellett will be the new proprietors of the Glazebury in Warrington. “We’re very excited and looking […]

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The Telegraph’s new critic visits a vegan restaurant, Giles Coren finds two great new Oxford restaurants, and another critic jumps the queue at Din Tai Fung Gridiron, London SW1 Jay Rayner for The Observer found himself at the former The Met Bar location for his first review of 2019; it’s “has worked hard at the […]

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Shay Cooper, who’s been executive head chef at The Goring for the past five years, is to leave The Dining Room, its flagship restaurant. The announcement comes just two weeks after the hotel announced it has hired Nathan Outlaw to open a new fish restaurant, The Goring’s first new premises in 108 years. Currently-unnamed, it […]

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Big Mamma, an Italian restaurant group from Paris, is soon to open two sites in London. The group announced an opening in Shoreditch in autumn last year, and news now comes that it is also set to launch on Rathbone Square in Fitzrovia. That’s the latest update, anyway, from a business owner local to the […]

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