20 of the UK’s top chefs, 15 Michelin stars between them, and one night at London’s Rosewood hotel, Holborn. Yes, Who’s Cooking Dinner? is back on 5 March with an unrivaled line-up of culinary talent. At £700 a head, snagging one of just 200 places at this annual event sure ain’t cheap – but the […]

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We didn’t think a plum Fitzrovia site like the one Dabbous inhabited until recently would sit vacant for long, and we were right. Plans are already afoot to turn the “loft-style”, industrial-chic restaurant into a rustic French bistro (quite a departure!), thanks to former co-owner and manager of Pied à Terre, Mathieu Germond. Ollie Dabbous and […]

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Foodies’ darling Ollie Dabbous will reunite with his mentor (and professional Frenchman) Raymond Blanc this summer for a one-off event. On Tuesday 28 June Fitzrovia’s “inventive and refreshing” Dabbous restaurant will host a unique lunch and dinner – two courses of which will be prepared by Ollie and two by Raymond. Many of the vegetables used […]

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Monsieur Raymond Blanc presided over the Food Made Good Awards this week with typically French gusto, presenting his bon ami Jamie O with the Sustainability Hero Award, among many other accolades conferred upon green-thinking restaurateurs and suppliers. Held at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall on 22 March, the ceremony was by far the award’s […]

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AA Gill is thoroughly unimpressed by Shaftesbury Avenue’s new Chinese hotpot restaurant Shuang Shuang – an “anxiety-inducing concept” where diners are asked to assemble their own soup from a conveyor belt of ingredients. It’s making The Sunday Times critic nostalgic for the days of turtle soup terrines, Michael Winner, and drinks trolleys… “This is by […]

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This year marks Michel Roux Jr’s 25th year at the helm of London’s bastion of old fashioned, “flawless and indulgent” Gallic gastronomy Le Gavroche. Opened in 1967, the iconic Mayfair venue was founded by Michel’s father Albert Roux OBE. Michel took the reins in 1991 and in honour of this the celebrity chef will host a […]

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Established in 2001, Obsession is Northcote’s (Langho) annual homage to the finest food and wine, and features guest chefs travelling in from all over the world. Each chef takes over the Northcote kitchen for the night and challenges themselves to produce a unique Obsession Menu for the evening’s guests in a food festival that celebrates […]

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Just days after Claude Bosi’s Mayfair foodie temple, Hibiscus, cut its opening hours in order to give staff more time off and improve consistency, another of London’s top dining destinations followed suit. Gauthier Soho, Alex Gauthier’s “beautiful, plush and quiet” Georgian townhouse which just “oozes romance and decadence”, has done away with Monday dinner service. This means […]

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Messrs Bancroft and Haworth’s fabulous Langho manor house, Northcote, will celebrate its 30th birthday in January together with the 15th year of its annual gastronomic event, Obsession. If you’re obsessed with food the gourmet evenings, running from Friday 23 January – Saturday 7 February, could be the place for you. The starry roll call of […]

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