Adam Handling opened his Chelsea restaurant to much fanfare last week. We were there at the Belmond Cadogan hotel to witness the launch, buzzing as it was. Harden’s reporters – and everyone, really – are expecting great things. There’s been an early set-back. Handling’s restaurant empire is growing. The 29-year-old now has two Frog sites […]

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Sticks’n’Sushi has opened its eighth site in the UK. A big, striking new branch of the ever-expanding Danish chain launched on the King’s Road on October 1. The 220-cover site stretches across three floors, with bold, classically simple Scandi interiors designed by Copenhagen architects Norm. Downstairs is a private dining room with an open kitchen. […]

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After 10 years heading up the kitchen at Mayfair’s “exceptional” modern Indian, Tamarind, Peter Joseph has left to start his own restaurant. His first solo project, Kahani, launches in Chelsea this summer on the former site of Canvas – a restaurant once described by our reporters as having “no redeeming features”. So a definite improvement for […]

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After nearly two years of preparation (we first heard of her proposed solo venture back in 2015) Ramsay’s golden girl Clare Smyth has finally unveiled her first restaurant. Core by Clare Smyth opened on 1 August on the former site of Notting Hill Kitchen, in a grand and rambling old townhouse on Kensington Park Road. The ethos, for […]

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Following the success of the Cronut – a donut crossed with a croissant – here comes the sushi donut, the latest hybrid from the new Camden branch of Asian fusion mini-chain Inamo. In fact the sushi donut is much more palatable than the name suggests, mainly because it does not involve the deep fryer. Inamo is best known for […]

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The one draw-back to Ealing’s world-famous pizzeria, Santa Maria, has always been that it’s “nigh-on impossible to get a table”, well, now they’re adding a second branch in Chelsea. The 25-cover site is located just off the King’s Road and will open on Friday 8 April with a 50% off food soft launch offer until […]

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Ex-Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth’s “welcome addition to London’s rock n roll Asian dining scene” Kurobuta will open at Harvey Nics in Knightsbridge on 6 November. The small, but expanding, group of Japanese izakaya-style restaurants already has an outpost in Bayswater, as well as its original pop-up-turned-permanent site on the King’s Road in Chelsea. This latest […]

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MW Eat (Masala World) has relocated its Chelsea stalwart Chutney Mary to St James’s, which opens in its new home today (1 June). Masala Grill has replaced the “aristocrat of the Indian world” at its old King’s Road site following a major refurbishment. Chutney Mary moved to St James’s Street (the former site of Marco […]

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Gardening enthusiasts will this weekend head to the Chelsea Flower Show to see what the Royal Horticultural Society has on offer for 2015. And one might think that being so close to Sloane Square there would be no shortage of handy dining destinations for the green-fingered throngs. But, despite the constant upgrading of this most well-heeled […]

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