Petersham Nurseries, the plant centre café that became one of London’s must-go dining destinations under former chef Skye Gyngell, is opening a two-restaurant showcase in the heart of Covent Garden this summer. The project has been masterminded by Lara Boglione, who took over the business in Richmond, southwest London, from her parents Gael and Francesco Boglione […]

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Jamie Oliver is closing his last Union Jacks restaurant, in Covent Garden plaza, bringing an end to the his flatbreads-and-British-comfort-food hybrid after five years. The announcement follows the closure in January of six branches of the celebrity chef’s under-performing Jamie’s Italian chain. The other three Union Jacks branches closed in January 2014. A company spokesman said: […]

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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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Billed as the world’s most expensive pho, two bowls of the Vietnamese national dish could be yours if you’re prepared to pay more than £1,000 for the privilege. The “super pho” concocted by Shaftesbury Avenue restaurant Pho and Bun using Kobe beef is being auctioned to raise funds for Action on Hunger. Owner Andy Le […]

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