After nearly three years chef/restaurateur Tom Oldroyd is following up his Islington hit Oldroyd with a new venture in Hackney. Though fans love the “fabulously tasty, daily changing menu” at his Upper Street spot there is a quibble that the joint is just too small, so his takeover of The Duke of Richmond pub and dining […]

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Royal Wedding afternoon tea @ The Zetter Townhouse EC1 To celebrate the Royal Wedding, the Zetter Townhouses in Clerkenwell and Marylebone are offering a special Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea with an American twist, available until 3 June. The menu includes: The Chilli Dog (Dingley Dell frankfurter, brioche roll, smoked chilli beef, pickled jalapeños) The LA Burger (Toasted charcoal bun, dry aged […]

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Restaurateur Sam Harrison – who owned Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison’s in Balham, until both sites were sold to Foxlow in 2015 – has announced plans to open a new restaurant and bar in February 2019 as part of the major rejuvenation project of Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, west London. Facing the Thames with […]

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Pioneer of Peruvian cooking Martin Morales (Ceviche, Andina, Casita Andina) has launched London’s first Peruvian bakery, as he opens Andina Panaderia in Notting Hill alongside a brand new restaurant, Andina Picanteria. Located side by side at 155 and 157 Westbourne Grove, Andina Panaderia and Andina Picanteria pay homage to the female Andean chefs who have […]

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The Truscott Arms is back with a bang as Henry Harris (formerly of Knightbridge’s Racine, RIP) takes over the kitchen to relaunch the favourite local as Hero of Maida. He will oversee the Maida Vale gastropub’s relaunch as chef director alongside business partner James McCulloch. It is the third project from Harcourt Inns, following Three […]

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Borough Wines & Beers has announced that Zijun Meng and Ana Goncalves – the ex-Viajante chefs behind TĀ TĀ EATERY – takes over the kitchens in its Kensal Rise (NW10) shop from today (10 May) for a three-month residency, as part of its ongoing Chef Development Series. The husband and wife team met under chef […]

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Brett Redman (Elliot’s, Jidori), and stylist-turned-restaurateur Margaret Crow, have announced their latest joint venture Neptune will open within Bloomsbury’s new 334-room Principal London hotel on 24 May. The neighbourhood restaurant, one of three dining options within the dramatic listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square, aims to create a ‘Bloomsbury Salon’ for the 21st […]

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As part of the renovation of the entire, iconic Centre Point complex, London restaurateurs rhubarb (Sky Garden, Saatchi Gallery, Royal Albert Hall) will open their new flagship restaurant VIVI as part of the bridge link overlooking the new square. It was slated to open late-2017 but this has been pushed to July-2018. The space will comprise […]

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Terre à Terre, Brighton “Still Mecca for vegetarians” – this “creative and superb” Lanes legend provides cooking that’s “refreshingly different to the usual boring veggie dishes” and is arguably “the best non-meat cuisine in the country”. “When I first heard about it, I wasn’t particularly excited, but all aspects of our evening were amazing – […]

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