Harden’s (slightly delayed) weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 10 November 2019. Norma, London W1 Jay Rayner for The Observer called Norma “a place of joy”. Well, actually, he didn’t, but thanks to some lazy sub-editing, that’s what the headline says; Jay was actually referring to […]

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Adam Handling will launch a new casual, sustainable restaurant concept in collaboration with Cadogan, Quintessentially Foundation, and The Felix Project. Ugly Butterfly will be a restaurant, Champagne bar, and “sustainability conversation hub”, and will open on the King’s Road, Chelsea, on Wednesday November 13. “Aiming to demonstrate that zero-waste can be luxurious, and creating something […]

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Harden’s weekly update of where the critics are eating, recommending and avoiding, for the week ending 3 November 2019. The Jackalope, London W1 and The Red Lion, Kent Marina O’Loughlin for The Sunday Times encountered two “beauties” while researching for an article on the demise of the Great British Pub. With “boozers closing at the […]

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Chef and restaurateur Victor Garvey is to relaunch his Catalan restaurant Rambla as a California-inspired dining concept. Rambla, an “accomplished restaurant” with “big flavours” and better prices to boot, served Soho well during its two-year tenure, but the site has been entirely pulled up and replanted. A new look, menu and name – a portmanteau […]

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