The team behind Dalston’s yakitori specialist Jidori have announced they will be bringing their Japanese small plates restaurant to Covent Garden on 27 February 2018. Occupying a terraced building on Catherine Street, the 50-cover restaurant is spread over the ground and first floor. The lower ground floor offers guests their very own private dining karaoke room, available for […]

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Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton “I couldn’t take any risks for my wife’s 50th birthday weekend… so I placed my trust in Raymond’s impeccable hotel and restaurant… result: perfection!” M Blanc’s “magnificent”converted Elizabethan manor boasts a “dream location” in a picture-book village south of Oxford and, “if you want to spoil someone with […]

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Clos Maggiore WC2 “You feel that love is in the air!” at this “very special” destination (yet again the survey’s No. 1 choice for a romantic occasion), especially in “the inner sanctum” – “the lovely glass-roofed courtyard at the back, hung with blossom, a roof that opens in fine weather, and with an open fire […]

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London’s queen of Korean cuisine Linda Lee (of On the Bab and Mee Market) launches her seventh restaurant in Covent Garden on 2 February. On the Dak (Dak is Korean for chicken) will feature plenty of poultry with soups, noodles and rice, as well as fried chicken and dumplings to eat in and takeaway. On […]

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Star spotting has long been on the menu at Richard Caring’s Covent Garden celebrity magnet J Sheekey. However throughout 2018 you can meet and greet a series of stars of stage and screen at this West End institution as the restaurant launches ‘Sheekey Secrets’: a series of exclusive and informal ‘in conversation’ evenings, with a prestigious […]

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This year, to honour the time held tradition of KFC for Christmas in Japan (yes, it really is a thing just check out these ads on YouTube), Flesh & Buns has put the JFC (Japanese Fried Chicken) Festive Feasting Basket back on the menu. Available from now until Christmas, the sharing menu provides the perfect […]

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L’Autre Pied, “the more casual baby sister of Pied à Terre”, will close its doors for good on 9 September. To thank diners for their custom the restaurant will offer two special menus at lunch and dinner – five course for just £31, or enjoy the full chef’s tasting menu for just £51*. Owner David Moore […]

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Rising young star Adam Handling will plant his flag in the West End on 1 September by opening his second restaurant under The Frog name, in Covent Garden. The new venue is the flagship of a planned group, serving a “more formal” version of the cooking he has developed at The Frog E1, which opened in Spitalfields last year. […]

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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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Three-year-old pop-up The Oystermen is to open its first permanent venue in Covent Garden this summer. The Oystermen seafood bar and kitchen will be in foodie hot-spot Henrietta Street, where Ollie Dabbous has just opened his new restaurant in The Henrietta hotel and Gregory Marchand opened Frenchie last year. Unusually, The Oystermen is a business that […]

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