Restaurateur Sam Harrison – who owned Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison’s in Balham, until both sites were sold to Foxlow in 2015 – has announced plans to open a new restaurant and bar in February 2019 as part of the major rejuvenation project of Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, west London. Facing the Thames with […]

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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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Yes it’s that time of year again, lights are being turned on by Z list celebrities in towns up and down the country, Amazon has announced their busiest ever Black Friday and the John Lewis advert has sent Twitter into meltdown – Christmas is almost here. And since ’tis the season to eat and drink […]

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Sam Harrison, the restaurateur behind Chiswick’s Sam’s Brasserie and Harrison’s in Balham, is in talks with Hawksmoor duo Will Beckett and Huw Gott to sell both sites (subject to a full consultation with staff). If the sale goes ahead both venues will close their doors on Sunday 30 August. Sam’s, a “consistently good neighbourhood brasserie”, […]

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Will Beckett and Huw Gott are busy boys – what with their first non-London Hawksmoor outpost now open in Manchester. But, still flush with the readies from their deal with Graphite Capital, they seem to have found time in their schedule to launch a second Foxlow: their more everyday eating brand. There have been rumours of […]

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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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