Former Pidgin head chef Elizabeth Allen will offer diners a taste of what to expect from her new restaurant, Shibui, with a two-week residency at Carousel in Marylebone starting on January 17. Billed as a sophisticated approach to barbecue, Shibui will have both European and east Asian influences, reflecting Allen’s dual British and Singaporean heritage. […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner found himself in heaven at Temper, barbecue specialist Neil Rankin’s “shot at the big time in Soho, with big London money, and bravado and punch“. “Temper is brilliant. I love the fact that you can smell the wood smoke and the rendering meat from the door. I love the way that smell […]

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London’s barbecue fiends will be trekking to Farringdon this month to see the biggest wood-fired grill in town at South African-inspired Hammer and Tongs. A braai more than three metres long burning sickle bush hardwood imported from Namibia and South Africa will bring the flavours of the South African outdoors to this corner of indoor London from Monday December 5. Skewers of […]

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⦿ AA Gill of the Sunday Times opened his review of The Magpie Café 5/5 in Whitby with the bombshell that he has cancer, an announcement that – uniquely perhaps for a restaurant review – was trailed by a front-page report. “I’ve got an embarrassment of cancer, the full English,” he wrote, promising to let his readers know […]

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Marrying two of London’s hottest trends (barbecue joints and Korean food), East Asian BBQ spot Bó Drake is coming to Soho on 12 February. It has become one of London’s most anticipated new openings and we’ve certainly had to wait a while to see inside it – initially the restaurant was scheduled to open in September […]

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