You wait years for a restaurant from the old Silk Road to arrive in London, then two open in the same month. Samarkand, named after the oldest inhabited city in central Asia, has already launched in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, with a menu led by the Uzbek national dish plov (pictured), beef short ribs cooked to […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. Trending Restaurants 12 – […]

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Long-time right hand woman of Michel Roux Jr and MasterChef: The Professionals judge, Monica Galetti, has finally revealed plans for her first solo restaurant. Mere will open on Fitzrovia’s main drag, Charlotte Street, in autumn 2016. The name reflects Galetti’s Samoan heritage (Mere is Samoan for Mary – her mother’s name). It will occupy the […]

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Jun Tanaka, previously of Midtown’s impressive (but expensive) Pearl (RIP), will launch his first solo restaurant – a casual French-Mediterranean on Fitzrovia’s main dining drag, Charlotte Street – next week. And the chef is offering diners 50% off food during the soft launch of The Ninth from 19-21 November, in advance of the official opening on […]

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Brasserie Blanc Charlotte Street, part of the group of authentic, all-day French brasseries, has recently been refurbished with a new-look dining room downstairs and a chill-out space upstairs called The Club House. Not only that, but the restaurant has also launched Les Classiques, a range of classic French dishes resurrected and renewed for modern-day diners, […]

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