Alan Pickett’s (sort-of) eponymous solo venture Piquet in Fitzrovia gets a double dose of restaurant reviews as both the Standard’s Fay Maschler and Tracey MacLeod of the Independent pop by to try the chef’s Gallic-influenced British dishes. The Indy’s critic finds the service surprisingly stiff and the venue strangely deserted. Fortunately the food also receives […]

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Allan Pickett, graduate of pretty much every French restaurant in London from the Galvin group to L’Escargot and D&D’s Orrery, has opened his first solo venture in Fitzrovia. Piquet, a 98-cover venue in Newman Street, serves classic Gallic cuisine with a modern twist using British ingredients. Pickett is backed by Bodean’s founder André Blais. On the menu: Roast […]

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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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Leading sommeliers from two of our survey’s most talked about restaurants have announced ‘An Unexpected Pairing’ – a duo of events designed to challenge preconceived ideas about what makes a great wine and a great sommelier. Sunaina Sethi, co-owner and wine buyer for Mayfair’s “sensationally subtle” Gymkhana, and Sandia Chang, co-owner and sommelier for Fitzrovia’s “phenomenal” Kitchen […]

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Fitzrovia cocktail bar The Lucky Pig will launch its second venture in Fulham on 16 May. The new outpost will be more than just a drinking den, however, with chef Michael Mannion heading up the kitchen of its all-day restaurant. Mannion worked at such illustrious establishments as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Claridge’s before tackling […]

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Drake & Morgan is set to launch its eighth site, The Refinery, in Fitzrovia this week. Officially opening on 13 March in Regent’s Place, the latest venue is a return to the name of Drake & Morgan’s first opening on Bankside. An all-day dining affair The Refinery includes a 108-cover restaurant, bar, deli and 56-seater outdoor terrace. […]

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