Hightlights of the week

The Editors’ review of Kurobuta

The prices at this ‘relaxed’ Japanese tavern aren’t very informal, but the food is ruddy good


Blanchette knows how to please Jay Rayner 

The Guardian critic eschews a pricier tasting menu spot for this down-to-earth, small plates affair (which we also gave a big thumbs up to)


Lee Westcott’s Typing Room to replace Viajante

This place has more buzz than a nest of angry hornets, and it’s opening on 16 May


Fay Maschler has an up and down experience at Rotorino

The Evening Standard critic returns to form, doling out a three star review for Stevie Parle’s new place


Adam Simmonds to oversee Pavilion launch

Ex Danesfield House chef to take the reins at property millionaire Jon Hunt’s first restaurant foray


Why the London restaurant boom?

Whatever people tell you the UK middle class done good (via NY Times)


Porky’s to open second London site

American BBQ spot will launch Bankside outpost in June


How has the Angus Steakhouse survived 50 years?

The Indy says it’s still a Shaftesbury Avenue institution, despite the bad reviews


A ‘hub’ with ‘happenings’… welcome to Jenius Social

Social food hub hosting supper clubs and cooking classes opens in May


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