The Telegraph’s new critic visits a vegan restaurant, Giles Coren finds two great new Oxford restaurants, and another critic jumps the queue at Din Tai Fung Gridiron, London SW1 Jay Rayner for The Observer found himself at the former The Met Bar location for his first review of 2019; it’s “has worked hard at the […]

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The Swan Father's Day

Father’s Day isn’t far off. Are you prepared? June 17 is coming, and we know you’ll want to celebrate at a top restaurant, enjoying a good feed. Fortunately, we’re in the know and have a selection of great options. Don’t worry, the hospitality industry isn’t short of oysters, champagne and other frivolities this year. Here […]

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Tomorrow (21 April) sees the launch of London’s inaugural Oyster Week – an event founded by ‘oyster evangelist’ Katy Davidson (AKA The Oyster Lady), and dedicated to promoting sustainability and highlighting the abundant environmental and health benefits of bivalves. Among 25 top London venues taking part are Bentley’s, Noble Rot, Bonnie Gull, Randall & Aubin […]

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Looking for the perfect place to hold a private Christmas dinner party, work event or family get-together this festive season? Look no further. We’ve rounded up 20 of London’s best private dining rooms to suit all tastes and budgets… Barrafina WC2 Menus from £40 pp “The wait can sometimes be twice the time spent at the […]

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It’s September once again, which means three things – school is back in session, the days are already getting shorter, and its native oyster season. To celebrate that last fact we’ve got the definitive list of restaurants and bars serving the best bivalves in London, according to our annual survey…   HOT NEWCOMER The Oystermen […]

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Restaurateur Richard Corrigan has introduced a dynastic element to his business with the elevation of his son Richie to the post of general manager at Corrigan’s Mayfair. He has also appointed former Jason Atherton deputy Ross Bryans as chef patron to lead Corrigan’s Mayfair into a new era. Bryans trained with Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Foley’s in Fitzrovia, a restaurant taking inspiration from the Near and Far East under former Palomar sous chef Mitz Vora. “Individually each dish really does deliver a thrilling whack. But tasting six in a row starts to feel like being shouted at repeatedly by the kitchen.” ⦿ Grace Dent of ES […]

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Why should the newbies get all the attention? Three of London’s longer-serving restaurants are giving themselves (and their diners) a pat on the back as they notch up milestone anniversaries. Pied à Terre, David Moore’s “perennially excellent” (Harden’s Survey) foodie mecca in Fitzrovia, celebrates its 25th anniversary with the return of Richard Neat, its founding partner who […]

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Shucking nearly 1,000 oysters a day, Bentley’s is a British institution for oysters handled by London’s most knowledgeable and skilled team. As the restaurant – owned by Richard Corrigan – enters its centenary, this “classy” Mayfair veteran has teamed up with Harden’s to offer one lucky reader (and their guest) the chance to win an […]

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On Thursday, the world will raise a glass to St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of Ireland and its rich cultural history, but mostly a time when revellers drink too much Guinness. For those who would rather not spend 17 March down the pub, Harden’s has got some great suggestions on where in London you can […]

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