After closing his Fitzrovia flagship Dabbous in summer 2017, as well as nearby Barnyard, Ollie Dabbous is back with a new venture. Hide occupies a huge (250-cover) space on Mayfair’s Piccadilly, offering dining and drinking across three floors, connected by a striking spiral staircase, with spectacular views over Green Park. The restaurant opened today (17 […]

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Giles Coren in the Times revisits Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (the original on Royal Hospital Road) and finds the three Michelin star level service to be just a bit much… “Smartly redone a couple of years ago in the art deco style, it must look great when empty, but it was so rammed with waiters that I […]

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Chef and food-writer Gizzi Erskine has teamed up with ramen chain Tonkotsu to produce a Korean-inspired bowl to be sold for six weeks from next Friday, March 17. Her “Twisted Tonkotsu” includes Korean doenjang miso, gochuang chilli and kimchee, along with the house broth, pork belly and whole egg. Erskine’s fried chicken wings will be […]

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Chewton Glen, the luxury country house hotel on the edge of the New Forest, launches its new cookery school and informal restaurant The Kitchen next week. The new-build open-plan venue, under chef Adam Hart, will serve wood-fired pizzas, burgers, “superfood” salads and comfort-food classics from Tuesday March 14. There is an emphasis on local sourcing […]

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Theatreland favourite Joe Allen is to celebrate its 40th anniversary with an appropriately star-studded line-up of alumni and guests on Sunday January 29. Rowley Leigh will return to the pass in the kitchen where he started out, flanked by food writers Gizzi Erskine and Lisa Markwell, with TV personality Christopher Biggins meeting and greeting on the door and […]

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Chefs past and present at Le Gavroche are receiving a Christmas bonus this year following Michel Roux Jr’s announcement that he will make up the shortfall owed to underpaid staff members. The payments, thought to be worth tens of thousands of pounds, follow revelations of underpayment at the Mayfair temple of gastronomy that have rumbled on for a […]

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Mexican celebrity chef Martha Ortiz is to open a restaurant at the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane next spring. Dulce Patria, her Mexico City venture, is regarded as one of the most exciting restaurants in Latin America, combining research into historical Mexican gastronomy with creative modern twists. The Mayfair venue will be her first beyond Dulce […]

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**** Due to a last minute cancellation – we have just 2 places left –  please email bookings@hardens.com****   An exclusive, one-off event hosted by Harden’s Restaurant Guide co-founder Peter Harden and celebrated chef, and president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), Raymond Blanc, at the magnificent Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Great Milton, […]

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The London outposts of Tom Aikens’s casual bistro chain, Tom’s Kitchen, haven’t had the easiest ride from our reporters who feel the offering is “all a bit ordinary”. But the brand appears to be going from strength-to-strength with a an international deli launching in Dubai in October, followed by a site in Birmingham’s Mailbox shopping centre […]

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Celebrate the summer season with the FT Weekend Laurent-Perrier Rosé Summer Menu at Vivek Singh’s “seriously brilliant” Cinnamon Club, in association with Taste of London 2016. Enjoy three courses and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV Champagne in this impressive dining space (now even more handsome thanks to last year’s £1m refurb) at £50 per person. Housed […]

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