Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura, who met working at Barrafina, have announced their new venture Sabor will open on 1 February. The Spanish restaurant with additional bar and asador (wood-fired oven) arrives in Heddon Street, Mayfair, next month. Sabor will stagger its opening dates with the restaurant and bar launching at lunchtime on Thursday 1 February, […]

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This year marks the 20th year of StreetSmart, a campaign raising funds for homeless charities through restaurants nationally every November and December. The charity has raised over £8.2 million across two decades, through the simple idea of adding a voluntary £1 to diners’ bills throughout the festive months. StreetSmart raised a staggering £587,000 in 2016 and in this […]

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Cartel, a new taqueria and late-night tequila bar in Battersea, is the latest in the new wave of Mexican taco joints that is sweeping across London. Named in what seems a clear reference to the Mexican narco wars involving drug cartels that have cost 100,000 lives in the past 10 years, the venue must also be an early front-runner in the “poor taste […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Chop Chop in Edinburgh, which confirmed his view that dumplings are the ultimate comfort food – “While you are eating dumplings nothing bad can happen.” Opened in 2006 by Jian Wang, from Dongbei in northeast China, Chop Chop excels in its dumplings, although its other dishes were more variable […]

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