The trio behind Shepherd Market’s “gorgeous quirky restaurant” Kitty Fisher’s (Tom Mullion, Tim Steel and Oliver Milburn) back up their Mayfair success with a new Covent Garden venture. Cora Pearl, like its sister, takes its name from a well known British-born courtesan. Originally from Covent Garden, Cora became the party queen of Paris, and the restaurant […]

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Tomorrow (21 April) sees the launch of London’s inaugural Oyster Week – an event founded by ‘oyster evangelist’ Katy Davidson (AKA The Oyster Lady), and dedicated to promoting sustainability and highlighting the abundant environmental and health benefits of bivalves. Among 25 top London venues taking part are Bentley’s, Noble Rot, Bonnie Gull, Randall & Aubin […]

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After opening a venture of the same name in Bristol in 2017, former Dabbous chefs Ross Gibbens and Michael Kennedy have branched out to London, setting up shop alongside several other restaurants (including Kricket, Homeslice and Shola-Karachi Kitchen) in the old Beeb HQ in West London. Wellbourne Brasserie opened this week at White City Place, featuring a […]

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This week, StreetSmart revealed the generosity of restaurants and diners during their 2017 campaign has helped the national homelessness charity raise record funds. An estimated final total of £662,000 was donated across the UK during November and December last year. StreetSmart unveiled the fantastic figure at the Groucho Club in London, where the charity was founded by William […]

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After closing his Fitzrovia flagship Dabbous in summer 2017, as well as nearby Barnyard, Ollie Dabbous is back with a new venture. Hide occupies a huge (250-cover) space on Mayfair’s Piccadilly, offering dining and drinking across three floors, connected by a striking spiral staircase, with spectacular views over Green Park. The restaurant opened today (17 […]

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Heinz Beck, the man behind three Michelin-starred sensation La Pergola in Rome, brings some of his Italian flair to that quintessentially British London landmark, Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair. Beck at Brown’s promises a much more casual (and affordable) offering with a menu of classic Italian dishes using seasonal, British ingredients devised by Beck and his […]

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Both Grace Dent and the Standard’s guest reviewer Labour MP Jess Phillips ate at Bryn Williams – both mention the appalling signage: GD “there are no signs for Bryn Williams during the half-mile walk from The Strand to your dinner table in the south wing”. JP “Somerset House is massive, has four or five eateries and […]

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With Songkran (Thai New Year) around the corner, 13-15 April, we’ve decided to bring you a list of the top 10 places to get an authentic taste of Thai cooking outside London, according to our survey. Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big punch… *Just in case […]

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With Songkran (Thai New Year) around the corner, 13-15 April, we’ve decided to bring you a list of the top 10 places to get an authentic taste of Thai cooking in London, according to our survey. Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big punch…   Som Saa E1 “Your […]

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Drinks supremo Tony Conigliaro will partner with Japanese beer brand Asahi Super Dry to launch the ‘Moon Garden’ at his Dalston restaurant and bar, Untitled, this summer. Opening on Friday 18 May, the Asahi Moon Garden will be a 20-cover outdoor area accessible to the rear of Untitled, giving guests the chance to enjoy al fresco […]

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