Monsieur Le Duck, London E1 Jay Rayner for The Observer visited the nostalgic new pop-up from City worker-turned-restaurateur Richard Humphreys, who dreamed of Gascony, with its restaurants serving duck confit and red wine, and decided to bring his dreams to Liverpool Street. The result is “delightful in a low-key, sweetly romantic way”; the “narrow frame […]

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Restaurant 92, Harrogate Jay Rayner  for The Observer waited for 20 minutes at Restarant 92 before any food arrived on the table – and that was just bread. He’d been delayed on the train and was very cold – not the best start. Luckily, Micheal Carr’s cooking won him over, with its “fun ideas”, “enthusiasm” […]

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Folkestone Wine Company, Folkestone Grace Dent for The Guardian visited yet another home-from-home seaside location, this time in Kent; where she had to invent a new term for the “imperfectly perfect” (so much so that she wanted to “ditch the review to protect it from idiots”) type of restaurant she found there – the “Snuffly-Ligget”. […]

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The Little Chartroom, Edinburgh Marina O’Loughlin for The Sunday Times warily reviewed “small neighbourhood bistro” The Little Chartroom – it’s just the sort of place she’d hate to slate. Luckily, with all credit to chef Roberta Hall and her husband, Shaun McCarron, she didn’t have to. “Exciting soup” to start (“two words I didn’t think […]

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Chef Pip Lacey, who was lovingly praised by Harden’s reporters for her “understatedly brilliant” food while head chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano, will finally open her first restaurant. Hicce X Wolf & Badger is set to launch in October 2018 at King’s Cross development Coal Drops Yard. The restaurant will seat 80, with al fresco dining […]

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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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Brat E1 Expected spring 2018 Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, is opening his first restaurant in Shoreditch in Spring 2018. His Welsh heritage and Basque cooking styles will influence the food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, we are told, and not a reference to […]

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