International Korean chef Akira Back makes his London debut at the new Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hanover Square, Mayfair, next Wednesday, 3 June – more than two years after it it was announced. He will operate two restaurants – Akira Back (pictured), reinterpreting Korean and Japanese dishes, and Dosa, a 14-seat chef’s table offering contemporary Korean […]

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Our round-up of what the nation’s restaurant critics were writing about in the week up to 26th May 2024 The Guardian Brett, Glasgow Grace Dent found “comfort food with the chef’s foot fully on the gas” at this modest-seeming wine bar – the younger sibling of feted Cal Bruich nearby – which “holds a fig leaf […]

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Southern US fried chicken gets a Tokyo makeover at a new street-food stall that has opened in Vinegar Yard near London Bridge. Lani Lam’s Japanese Chicken Shop combines Nashville-style hot chicken with Japanese ingredients, in a sandwich of classic soft milk bread. Sandos on offer include the Tokyo Hot Chicken (pineapple jam, Kewpie mayo, dark soy caramel, […]

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