The Observer’s Jay Rayner doesn’t so much review Plaquemine Lock in Islington as write it a love letter. The Cajun-Creole-influenced pub comes to us courtesy of Jacob Kenedy (of Bocca di Lupo fame)… “A celebration of the food of the Louisiana basin… The walls are painted a hot, sultry yellow overlaid by naive murals of life on the […]

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The Hawksmoor group has suffered its first public reverse with the announcement that the Stoke Newington branch of its Foxlow spinoff will close for business on January 14. The closure comes just weeks before the main Hawksmoor brand is scheduled to open its eighth branch in the prestigious location of Borough Market in Southwark. Founders Huw Gott and […]

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A “Free Taste of Balham” is the theme of this year’s Balham Food Festival, which runs for a week from this Sunday, September 25, so local restaurants and bars will be offering complimentary treats in addition to special festival offers and discounts. These include an aperitif cocktail at The Exhibit; a free pastry with coffee from Escape the […]

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Huw Gott and Will Beckett opened the latest outpost of their ever-popular Hawksmoor restaurants in Knightsbridge today (3 July). The duo aren’t offering a soft launch period at their new venue (most likely because they’ve never had any problem getting derrières on seats) but anyone who books a table during July and August will get […]

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