Chef Henry Harris is reviving his much-missed French restaurant Racine, seven years after it closed in Knightsbridge. The new Bouchon Racine opens in November upstairs at the Three Compasses pub in Cowcross Street, Farringdon. Henry has joined forces with former Goodman and Rockfish director Dave Strauss in the new project, which will consist of a […]

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Soho’s venerable L’Escargot, reputedly London’s oldest French restaurant, is to reopen its Suffolk summer pop-up as a permanent seaside outpost called L’Escargot sur Mer in Aldeburgh. Currently being renovated for the launch, L’Escargot sur Mer at 152 Aldeburgh High Street will have 60 covers, a wine bar, six bedrooms and a rooftop terrace with sea […]

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Gazette, the Gallic brasserie group based in Battersea, has opened its first branch in central London, on the Holborn site long occupied by Vanilla Black (RIP), the highly rated vegetarian restaurant that closed down last summer. In a nod to its legal-land location on the fringe of the City, Gazette Chancery features a dine-in wine […]

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This weekend (10 February) D&D’s French restaurant in the heart of Marylebone will mark its 21st anniversary by re-opening with a new look and a new menu from chef-patron Igor Tymchyshyn. Orrery has always made “stylish”use of a slightly “odd” space, and its roof terrace is a favourite among our reporters when the warm weather arrives. The furniture, […]

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