Jason Atherton launched his new Mayfair restaurant, The Betterment, on Thursday. It is, coincidentally, across the square from Gordon Ramsay’s new Lucky Cat. Ramsay was Atherton’s boss for ten years, of course. Atherton’s project forms an integral part of the latest instalment in Hilton’s growing collection of luxury hotels, Hilton LXR Hotels & Resorts. It […]

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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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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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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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