Tickets are now on sale for an exclusive ‘Harden’s Invites’ event at Le Gavroche in Mayfair, celebrating all things game. On Monday 8 October, Michel Roux Jr will cook an exclusive 4-course menu, specially created for Harden’s, featuring the very best of British game (including pheasant, hare and venison) and seasonal produce at its peak. Each […]

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Clare Smyth tops London Restaurants Awards • Second female winner in as many years, as her team accept the award from last year’s winner, Marianne Lumb Harden’s unveiled the winners of its definitive 2018 London Restaurant Awards at a glittering gala ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of The Langham, London, sponsored by The Langham hotel […]

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National Coffee Week is coming up (16-22 April). For those looking for a caffeine injection before work, wanting a break from the shops or looking for a neighbourhood hideaway, we’ve rounded up London’s top 25 coffee pitstops…   Bageriet WC2 “A little piece of Swedish heaven”, “tucked away” down an alleyway in Covent Garden – […]

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The founders of Santo Remedio, the highly rated Shoreditch Mexican that closed after just five months last year, have reopened their trendy street food spot in Bermondsey’s Tooley Street today (7 September). Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes managed to raise the £40,000 they were looking for on Kickstarter by 7 June in order to revive the restaurant and […]

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Rising young star Adam Handling will plant his flag in the West End on 1 September by opening his second restaurant under The Frog name, in Covent Garden. The new venue is the flagship of a planned group, serving a “more formal” version of the cooking he has developed at The Frog E1, which opened in Spitalfields last year. […]

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A high-end hybrid Oriental restaurant combining Chinese and Japanese cuisines will open next month in the new Four Seasons hotel at Ten Trinity Square in the City of London. Mei Ume, a name bringing together the Chinese and Japanese words for “plum”, launches on June 9, joining star French chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s La Dame de Pic […]

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Three-year-old pop-up The Oystermen is to open its first permanent venue in Covent Garden this summer. The Oystermen seafood bar and kitchen will be in foodie hot-spot Henrietta Street, where Ollie Dabbous has just opened his new restaurant in The Henrietta hotel and Gregory Marchand opened Frenchie last year. Unusually, The Oystermen is a business that […]

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Ikoyi, an upmarket new restaurant showcasing the cuisine of West Africa, is to open in July in the new St James’s Market just south of Piccadilly Circus. It is a joint venture from school friends Iré Hassan-Odukale (pictured left), who was born in Ikoye, a cosmopolitan area of Lagos in Nigeria, and chef Jeremy Chan (right), whose […]

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Gary Usher, the king of Kickstarter chefs, is chasing his third round of crowdfunding to launch the fourth restaurant of his northwestern empire – with fellow chefs led by Tom Kerridge (pictured) rallying to help. Usher needs pledges totalling £200,000 – significantly more than in his first two campaigns – by June 8 in order to proceed with his planned restaurant Wreckfish in Liverpool. […]

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