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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Though our reporters resolutely love Club Gascon’s “beautiful dishes with amazing combinations of flavour and colours”, there were one or two gripes last year that the interior was starting to feel “a bit 90s”. So news that Pascal Aussignac’s City venture will reopen later this month following a major refurbishment is happy indeed. The restaurant, […]

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We didn’t think a plum Fitzrovia site like the one Dabbous inhabited until recently would sit vacant for long, and we were right. Plans are already afoot to turn the “loft-style”, industrial-chic restaurant into a rustic French bistro (quite a departure!), thanks to former co-owner and manager of Pied à Terre, Mathieu Germond. Ollie Dabbous and […]

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London offers such a wealth of dining that you probably wouldn’t be able to visit every single restaurant in your lifetime. The attempt would certainly be a noble pursuit, but also a bankruptcy-inducing one (unless you have Mariana Trench-deep pockets). So we’ve rounded-up a more manageable goal – the top 25 dishes to try at […]

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French haute cuisine, the wellspring from which culinary magic seems to flow across the world, has been sidelined of late in favour of rusticity, simplicity and (let’s face it) dirty great burgers. But can the classics ever truly go out of style? Surely we all just need a gentle reminder of France’s culinary prowess? Well, […]

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French-Swiss chef Jérôme Henry, for seven years head chef at Anton Mosimann’s Belgravia dining club, is to open his first venture, Le Roi Fou, in Edinburgh next month. The restaurant, in the New Town’s Forth Street, will be open in the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday and lunchtimes Friday to Sunday, serving classic dishes using […]

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Anne-Sophie Pic, hailed as the world’s greatest female chef, opens her first restaurant in Britain, La Dame de Pic, in the City of London next Thursday, January 26. She became only the fourth woman to earn a third Michelin star when the accolade was bestowed 10 years ago on her family restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence, […]

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From restaurateur frères extraordinaire Claude (Hibiscus W1) & Cedric Bosi (The Charlton Arms, Ludlow) – a new pub-with-rooms close to Esher Common – The Swan Inn launches today (20 May). The brothers have described the menu (overseen by Claude but delivered by head chef Justin West) as ‘English food from a Frenchman’; however it features traditional pub […]

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Those wondering what Henry Harris has been up to since he shuttered Knightsbridge’s Racine last year need wonder no more. The chef will bring his signature, classical French cuisine to Thames-side restaurant-with-rooms, The Dog & Badger, in the village of Medmenham (not far from Marlow). Originally we were informed the venture would open at the […]

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Our unique event, exclusive to Harden’s readers, hosted at the restaurant nominated in this year’s survey as the pinnacle of London gastronomy: Le Gavroche has sold out within hours. Commiserations to those of you who didn’t nab a ticket but we are planning to host other events later in the year – watch this space! The evening […]

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