Harden’s hosted a sell-out dinner with acclaimed chef Jun Tanaka at his first solo restaurant The Ninth in Fitzrovia on 16 November. The five-course banquet was served in the stunning private dining room showcasing Tanaka’s (now Michelin-starred) Mediterranean-influenced sharing dishes. The evening started at 7.30 pm with a Champagne Canard-Duchêne, Cuvée Léonie Brut reception hosted by the chef-patron […]

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Born in NYC to Japanese parents but raised in England and educated in some of the best classical French kitchens in London (Le Gavroche, Les Saveurs, Chavot), Jun Tanaka certainly has a rich background from which to draw culinary inspiration. His first solo restaurant The Ninth in Fitzrovia (so called because it’s the ninth establishment […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed Bundobust in Manchester, a “vibrant and cheap” combination of Indian veggie streetfood and craft beer that opened in December — and “by God, it works“. “Right now, the large, echoey basement space off the city’s Piccadilly feels like a big fat link in a chain, only one that hasn’t quite been […]

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Chef Jun Tanaka has been crowned London’s Gourmet Pizza Challenge champion, notching up more sales than his rivals in a month-long competition hosted by Pizzicotto in High Street Kensington. Vivek Singh of the Cinnamon Club, Pascal Aussignac of Club Gascon and Anna Hansen of the Modern Pantry were among the big-name chefs who entered their recipes for pizza […]

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Forget Naples – an international line-up of top London chefs are competing next month to create the most delicious pizza topping, straying far from its Italian roots. Vivek Singh of the Cinnamon Club, Jun Tanaka of the Ninth, Pascal Aussignac of Club Gascon, Anna Hansen of the Modern Pantry and Robin Gill of The Dairy and […]

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The Raby Hunt near Darlington was the biggest winner in yesterday’s (snooze-worthy) 2017 UK and Ireland Michelin Guide announcements, with chef James Close bagging his second star. Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray returned to three-star status, having been omitted from last year’s guide during its residency in Melbourne. There were no other multi-star promotions this […]

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Allan Pickett of Piquet, Ben Tish of Salt Yard and Jun Tanaka of The Ninth present: The Fitzrovia Collective. A unique series of one-night-only dinners from three very different chefs at three very different Fitzrovia restaurants. Taking place on Monday 23 May at The Ninth, Monday 27 June at Salt Yard, and Monday 11 July at Piquet, diners will experience a six-course sharing menu (£50 per person) that brings together the French-Mediterranean flair of Tanaka; Pickett’s classic […]

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This year marks Michel Roux Jr’s 25th year at the helm of London’s bastion of old fashioned, “flawless and indulgent” Gallic gastronomy Le Gavroche. Opened in 1967, the iconic Mayfair venue was founded by Michel’s father Albert Roux OBE. Michel took the reins in 1991 and in honour of this the celebrity chef will host a […]

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Jun Tanaka, previously of Midtown’s impressive (but expensive) Pearl (RIP), will launch his first solo restaurant – a casual French-Mediterranean on Fitzrovia’s main dining drag, Charlotte Street – next week. And the chef is offering diners 50% off food during the soft launch of The Ninth from 19-21 November, in advance of the official opening on […]

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Chefs Mark Jankel and Jun Tanaka have chosen a kiosk in the City’s new Broadgate Circle development for their first permanent site – the long-time home of their Silver Airstream. Always a top tip for “good-quality take-away” among worker bees, Street Kitchen will open on 15 June. Like the van, the permanent restaurant will serve up […]

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