Yes, we know there’s a World Cup on. Nothing else matters, you say? Ahem. One word: tennis. Yes, rackets at the ready, we can’t ignore our beloved Andy Murray. What’s more, while we appreciate all the delicious snacks and glorious pints which match so beautifully with watching England try their feet at football, we can’t […]

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Chef Tom Kerridge, known for the Hand and Flowers pub-restaurant, cookbooks and broadcasting, is coming to London. Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at the Corinthia Hotel will open in September 2018. It will be a ‘relaxed, brasserie-style dining room’, an announcement sent to Harden’s says, and will feature an adjacent all-day bar. It’s safe to say the arrival […]

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The Lymington Seafood Festival is returning for a second year. More than 85 artisan producers are attending over August 11-12 2018. The free two-day festival will feature a ‘greater array’ of seafood stalls this time round, according to organisers, all of which will be combined with live music, local gins, English sparkling wines, and beers […]

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A new craft brewery, bar and restaurant has opened at Hackney Central Arches. St John at Hackney Brewery (no relation to the original St John) is a “bustling hub of food and drink operators”, an announcement said, and is a new concept from co-founders Luke Scanlon, brewer Ryan Robbins, and a group of culinary partners, the main […]

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A rollercoaster week for our intrepid reviewers: bad starts (including a hellish brush with Bicester Village for Tom Parker Bowles), off-kilter locations and misfiring menus.   Jay Rayner in The Observer experienced the “troubled adolescence” of newly-opened, crowdfunded Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill in Ilfracombe, Devon. His initial impression left little to hope for, with […]

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The Balmoral opened Brasserie Prince by Alain Roux on June 11. The hotel is collaborating with Alain, of the esteemed Waterside Inn, Bray, as well as his father Michel Sr OBE, the legendary chef and restaurateur. Brasserie Prince will celebrate, Harden’s has been told, “a new alliance”, matching French cookery with the best Scottish produce. […]

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The World Cup kicked off today. You might not be all that interested in the opening match… Russia and Saudi Arabia are hardly the most riveting of sides. Then again, it’s the World Cup, and the excitement is palpable. We’ve waited four years for Russia 2018 to finally arrive. So, yes, we need snacks, beers, […]

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Taste of London has returned to Regent’s Park in celebration of London’s dynamic food scene. The event runs until June 17 and features restaurants such as Ikoyi, Sartoria, Cinnamon Bazaar, The Modern Pantry, Barrafina, Bar Douro, Bao, and so, so many more. The biannual food festival takes place every June and November and aims to […]

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