After the disappointment of his Rib Room project at Belgravia’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel falling through in late-2017, there’s good news from Tom Kerridge. The chef and restaurateur behind the Hand & Flowers, The Coach and The Butcher’s Tap in Marlow) will launch his first London restaurant at The Corinthia Hotel later this year. The […]

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We just couldn’t decide which of these stunning dining destinations to drop from our list, so we’ve sneakily extended our top 10 Welsh restaurants to make it a top 11. And why not? Now you have 11 reasons to visit Wales this St David’s Day (1 March) instead of just 10. You’re welcome…   Gareth […]

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Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, will open his first restaurant – Brat – in Shoreditch on St Patrick’s Day next month (17 March). His Welsh heritage and love of Basque cuisine and cooking methods influence the seasonal British food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, […]

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Chefs Selin Kiazim (Oklava) and Pip Lacey (Hicce) join forces to create a truly unique menu at Oklava in Shoreditch next Thursday 1 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.  They met while filming BBC2’s Great British Menu and have wanted to work together ever since. The special £65 menu will include collaborative dishes such as: Sumac […]

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Back for its fourth year running, House of HOLI makes its return to Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square from Monday 26 February-Saturday 10 March 2018. Don your protective white suit and step into the madness at the House of HOLI for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues to mark the Indian festival of […]

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20 Stories, the first Manchester foray for D&D London, will open on 1 March atop the new No.1 Spinningfields skyscraper. Sitting at 100 metres it is the city’s highest restaurant. Aiden Byrne (previously of Manchester House) will oversee the food offering. 20 Stories will feature a restaurant, relaxed grill, lively bar, and a rooftop garden terrace, […]

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This week we bring you the chance to compare and contrast two different restaurants as the Observer’s Jay Rayner and Tim Hayward in the FT both review Nuala, while Kathryn Flett’s Telegraph article and the Evening Standard’s Nicky Haslam deliver their opinions on the revival of Roganic… Jay Rayner in The Observer, likens restaurant reviewing […]

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Jamie Oliver’s good-looking but “soooooo overpriced” duo of luxury grills Barbecoa (in Piccadilly and the City) has fallen into administration. It was announced today (Monday 19 February) that the Piccadilly site has closed and both venues are being “touted by Christies property agents to assess their market potential”. But fans will be pleased to hear M restaurants’ […]

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While his “edgy, modernist culinary temple” Story by Tower Bridge undergoes a complete refurb, celebrated chef Tom Sellers will launch a banqueting-style pop-up in Bermondsey from 4-22 April. Merry Men is designed to give an immersive dining experience in the heart of SE1. The name is an homage to Tom’s Nottingham upbringing and Robin Hood’s band […]

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On 20 February, bubbledogs, the gourmet hot dog and Champagne bar in Fitzrovia, will become ‘Chappett’s Café,’ a Chinese café, for one night only, in celebration of Chinese New Year. Sandia Chang of bubbledogs, will be joined in her kitchen for the first time ever by husband, James Knappett (head chef behind the “truly unique” Kitchen Table […]

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