Kachori, a smart new Indian restaurant, opened this week at the Elephant Park development scheme in southeast London, with a kitchen run by highly rated Brinder Narula, a former head chef at Gymkhana and Benares. Named after the savoury or sweet-stuffed deep-fried batter balls sold as snacks in India, Kachori describes itself as a modern […]

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Late-night and early-hours sandwich-seekers in London’s West End will be heading for the Hippodrome casino in Leicester Square following its link-up with Crouch Hill sarnie supremo Max Halley. Max Halley at the Hippodrome opened yesterday, 1 June, with a newly developed menu including a ‘Meatball Bonanza” featuring USDA meatballs; a ‘Bacon Chop BLT’ supplementing standard […]

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An ambitious Greek seafood specialist opens next week in Marylebone. Kima – meaning ‘wave’ – is the latest restaurant from Andrews Labridis and Nikos Roussos (pictured), the duo behind nearby Opso and the Soho gastrobar Ino. Meals at Kima are structured around a central fish counter: guests choose a fish and the kitchen transforms it into a […]

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Jersey-born chef Joe Baker is to open a wood-fired grill restaurant celebrating the island’s seafood and produce in St Helier, the capital, later this month. Pêtchi – which means ‘try to catch a fish’ in Jèrriais, or Jersey French – will occupy the first and second storeys of the historic Liberty Wharf building overlooking Liberation […]

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“Mostly vegan” chef Rishim Sachdeva is converting his highly praised pop-up Tendril into a permanent restaurant this summer – without changing address. Tendril, in Princes Street just off Regent Street, will close next month for a complete overhaul before opening later this summer on a permanent basis, funded by a successful crowdfunding campaign last winter. The […]

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Gordon Ramsay opens the second branch of his Japanese-themed Lucky Cat restaurant in Manchester next week, as his empire embarks on a year of rapid expansion. Said to be inspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo, Lucky Cat is set over three storeys in a grand Art Deco-style former Midland Bank building designed by […]

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Jeremy King has made a surprise return to the hospitality scene – as part of Jamie Oliver’s relaunched UK business. Considered by many the doyen of London restaurateurs as founder of the Wolseley and other top-drawer establishments, Jeremy was ousted from his Corbin & King group last year after a bitter struggle with Thai-based majority investor […]

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