Cerebral foodies will gather at the LRB Bookshop near the British Museum next Thursday, September 22, to discuss the gastronomic debt England owes to French cuisine. Speakers will include chefs Stephen Harris (pictured) of Whitstable gastropub superstar the Sportsman, hailed for his “phenomenal” cooking by the Harden’s Survey, and Alexis Gauthier — one of those debts in person […]

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Just days after Claude Bosi’s Mayfair foodie temple, Hibiscus, cut its opening hours in order to give staff more time off and improve consistency, another of London’s top dining destinations followed suit. Gauthier Soho, Alex Gauthier’s “beautiful, plush and quiet” Georgian townhouse which just “oozes romance and decadence”, has done away with Monday dinner service. This means […]

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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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