Sommelier-turned-restaurateur Xavier Rousset is launching his third solo venture, Comptoir Café & Wine, in Mayfair next month. It follows the success of Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone – praised in the latest Harden’s Survey for its “superb wine list” – and Burgundy specialist Cabotte in the City, both of which opened last year. Tucked away behind Bond Street station […]

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  ⦿ Jay Rayner in The Observer truffled out Umezushi, a 14-seater Japanese restaurant under a Manchester railway arch, with cooks from Korea, Spain and the Czech Republic, which he found “really very good indeed and, at the price, a bit of a miracle”. “Slices of wagyu, sensitively flamed, almost justify the £10 price tag that […]

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Cabotte, a wine-led restaurant celebrating the produce of Burgundy, opens in Gresham Street, in the heart of the City, next Thursday (September 15). It will offer a list of 500 Burgundies and another 100 wines, paired with classic dishes from the region including beef cheek Bourguignon, oeuf meurette and tarte tatin. It’s the brainchild of star sommeliers Xavier […]

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