Chef Jamie Coleman has joined the Beach at Bude, a boutique hotel on the north coast of Cornwall. The chef has ventured west from the Michelin-starred Masons Arms in Devon. There, reviews have been steadily strong – “lovely and laid back” with “fantastic dishes” are recent comments. Cornwall, then, will likely suit Coleman. The Beach […]

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Fera at Claridge’s will close at the end of the year, Harden’s can confirm. Final service with take place on New Year’s Eve. Most recently, the Michelin-starred restaurant has been overseen by head chef Matt Starling, who took over from Simon Rogan in 2017. Rogan, of Roganic and L’Enclume fame, signed a ten-year deal in 2014, but […]

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The scores are in… But rather than Craig Revel Horwood holding up a number on a wand, Michelin treated an all-star cast of chefs to a somewhat offbeat ceremony at London’s BFI IMAX on Monday of this week (the 1st of October). The awards were punctuated by lots of folksy chat, with much of the show […]

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Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, London SW1 Grace Dent in The Guardian is the latest critic to visit Tom Kerridge’s long-awaited London home, and she “was delighted with everything”, even the fish ‘n’ chips which cost almost £33 but came with “special, once-in-a-lifetime chips… triple-cooked with an ethereal, golden shimmer”. Kerridge’s is “a big, broad and brassy […]

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Chefs Selin Kiazim (Oklava) and Pip Lacey (Hicce) join forces to create a truly unique menu at Oklava in Shoreditch next Thursday 1 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.  They met while filming BBC2’s Great British Menu and have wanted to work together ever since. The special £65 menu will include collaborative dishes such as: Sumac […]

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Giles Coren in the Times revisits Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (the original on Royal Hospital Road) and finds the three Michelin star level service to be just a bit much… “Smartly redone a couple of years ago in the art deco style, it must look great when empty, but it was so rammed with waiters that I […]

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Growth rate of independent London restaurant openings softens as baby ‘roll-outs’ gain ground • Marianne Lumb’s Marianne and The Araki win big in Harden’s survey • Ratings slip for Heston’s Dinner and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay • East London still where the action is… but South is catching up! The giddy pace of independent London restaurant […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer doesn’t so much review Marylebone newcomer Fancy Crab as eviscerate it… “Fancy Crab isn’t good. It’s a terrible waste of their money and our money and everybody’s time. “The restaurant’s shtick is the enormous red king crabs, fished from the cold waters of the North Pacific around Alaska, which can […]

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After nearly two years of preparation (we first heard of her proposed solo venture back in 2015) Ramsay’s golden girl Clare Smyth has finally unveiled her first restaurant. Core by Clare Smyth opened on 1 August on the former site of Notting Hill Kitchen, in a grand and rambling old townhouse on Kensington Park Road. The ethos, for […]

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