Chef Pip Lacey, who was lovingly praised by Harden’s reporters for her “understatedly brilliant” food while head chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano, will finally open her first restaurant. Hicce X Wolf & Badger is set to launch in October 2018 at King’s Cross development Coal Drops Yard. The restaurant will seat 80, with al fresco dining […]

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Balham is hosting its annual Balham Banquet for a fourth year. The aim of the event is to showcase the best of Balham’s exciting local food scene, with street vendors, al fresco bars, and activities. It’s growing: last year saw 1,500 people turn up to enjoy circus skills workshops and cookie decorating. And the fine […]

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Lympstone Manor is to host its first ‘Protégé Dinner’ on 19 September to celebrate Britain and Ireland’s lesser known chefs who trained under Michael Caines early in their careers. Eight chefs, chosen by Caines, will join him in his Devon kitchen to collaborate on an eight-course tasting menu. The idea behind each dish is to […]

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Chef Kieren Steinborn-Busse is to open his first restaurant. The Falcon will launch in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, in November. Steinborn-Busse plans to serve “British comfort food and rustic recipes using seasonal, local produce”. His wife Natasha will lead the front of house team. The venue sounds charming. The Falcon is a Grade II-listed Tudor property featuring […]

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Brigadiers, London EC4 Jay Rayner departed Brigadiers smelling of “roasted spices, garlic and happiness”. It’s the latest opening from the “extremely professional” JKS Restarants, “one of the slickest outfits in the business” (Gymkhana, Hoppers, Lyle’s), located “within the dead-eyed Bloomberg arcade in the City”, and “feels like a direct response to the financial institutions surrounding […]

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Veteran restaurateur Luke Johnson, of Pizza Express, The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey fame, is one of a small number of bidders for steak chain Gaucho, according to Sky News. The struggling group filed for administration last month and closed all Cau Restaurants, as reported by Harden’s. The entrepreneur joins American buyout firm Carlyle among […]

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Just a week after the announcement of a second Gunpowder – the new restaurant will open at One Tower Bridge later this month – founders Harneet and Devina Baweja have revealed more about their plans to open an Indian bakery and wine bar. Custard, inspired by the old coffee houses of Kolkata, will also be […]

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We are but days away from the Glorious Twelfth. Soon, Britain’s rural enclaves will be rife with the sound of shotgun fire. And after Yorkshire’s moors and sweeping Scottish hills are punctuated by gunshots, a flurry of feathers and heady glasses of whisky, grouse will be whisked to the country’s best restaurants. Game season will […]

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