Here is our weekly round-up of what the national and local restaurant critics were writing about in the week ending 19 September 2021. ***** The Sunday Times Sessions Arts Club was Marina O’Loughlin’s destination this week, and will be again many times again based on this review. From the “almost hidden” entrance that “does little […]

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The Standard hotel will welcome the return of its ground floor restaurant Isla on September 30, complete with a new menu and drinks list and a redesigned garden terrace. The new menu is focused on “seasonal, light and flavourful dishes with a particular emphasis on seafood”. There will be sharers such as Scallop XO and […]

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The famed and well-loved West End restaurant Joe Allen is to reopen after 18 months of closure and will be overseen by a new team including the Polpo co-founder Russell Norman. The restaurant, which has been shut since March 2020, will open for a soft launch from September 17 before fully relaunching in October. Joe […]

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Leon is launching an experimental “digital-first” restaurant in London. The 28-cover, 1,340 sq ft site will launch on Kings Road in Chelsea in October. The restaurant will include McDonald’s-style kiosks for digital ordering and payment, which Leon said would free up team members to offer an “elevated level of service”. The menu will include “plant-based […]

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Independent restaurant group Tattu has confirmed its expansion into London and will open its fifth site at Outernet’s The Now Building located in the heart of the city on Denmark Street this winter.  Established in 2015, the group opened its first restaurant in Manchester’s Spinningfields district, followed by sites in Leeds, Birmingham and most recently […]

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