Texture has been named this year’s UK winner of the international gastronomic sherry competition, the Copa Jerez. Head chef Karl O’Dell and sommelier Alan Bednarski saw off steely competition at a contest held in Cardiff on October 1. The bi-annual contest sees some of the country’s finest restaurants compete with three-course tasting menus designed specifically to […]

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Tickets are now on sale for an exclusive ‘Harden’s Invites’ event at Le Gavroche in Mayfair, celebrating all things game. On Monday 8 October, Michel Roux Jr will cook an exclusive 4-course menu, specially created for Harden’s, featuring the very best of British game (including pheasant, hare and venison) and seasonal produce at its peak. Each […]

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The owners of upmarket kebab restaurant Le Bab are to open a Maison Bab in Covent Garden next month (September). Upstairs, Maison Bab, situated opposite Temper, will be similar in style to the original, which has long boasted hefty queues on the top of Kingly Court on Carnaby. Reporters say the food is “superb” – […]

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Emily Roux, the youngest active member of the Roux dynasty, is to open her first restaurant. Roux, daughter of Michel Roux Jr, first hinted at the plan back in March, when she announced she had put in an offer for a restaurant space in Notting Hill. It was known back then that plans were afoot […]

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Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton “I couldn’t take any risks for my wife’s 50th birthday weekend… so I placed my trust in Raymond’s impeccable hotel and restaurant… result: perfection!” M Blanc’s “magnificent”converted Elizabethan manor boasts a “dream location” in a picture-book village south of Oxford and, “if you want to spoil someone with […]

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Clos Maggiore WC2 “You feel that love is in the air!” at this “very special” destination (yet again the survey’s No. 1 choice for a romantic occasion), especially in “the inner sanctum” – “the lovely glass-roofed courtyard at the back, hung with blossom, a roof that opens in fine weather, and with an open fire […]

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The UK’s top 100 restaurants are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 published today – the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, with approximately twice the number of entries as The Good Food Guide. The guide hails London’s The Araki as the country’s best restaurant. The experience is “world class” and, at £385-a-head, […]

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The inaugural, sell-out Harden’s invites dinner was hosted by Peter Harden and Michel, Emily and Giselle Roux at Mayfair’s temple of Gallic gastronomy, Le Gavroche, on Monday 18 September. The event celebrated the launch of Emily and Giselle’s cook book New French Table and was a truly family affair as even Monsieur Albert Roux himself put in an […]

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London offers such a wealth of dining that you probably wouldn’t be able to visit every single restaurant in your lifetime. The attempt would certainly be a noble pursuit, but also a bankruptcy-inducing one (unless you have Mariana Trench-deep pockets). So we’ve rounded-up a more manageable goal – the top 25 dishes to try at […]

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Harden’s and London’s incomparable temple of Gallic gastronomy, Le Gavroche, have joined forces once again to host a unique culinary event, exclusive to Harden’s readers. Unfortunately this one-off evening is now sold out, with every ticket snapped up within just 4.5 hours of their release! Please do keep an eye out for more upcoming Harden’s […]

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