Sake No Hana, the smart Japanese restaurant occupying an unusual Grade II-listed Modernist building in St James’s, has been quietly closed down by its owners, the Hakkasan group, bringing to an end its 13-year run. Opened in 2008 by Jamie Barber of Mayfair’s Hush and his business partner Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the Evening Standard, […]

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Ollie Dabbous has closed Barnyard, his casual dining restaurant in Fitzrovia, ahead the major shake-up he is planning with his business partner Oskar Kinberg (left in picture). This follows the announcement that their flagship fine-dining restaurant, Dabbous, will shut up shop this summer in preparation for what will be a “major undertaking” under a new […]

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Jamie Oliver is closing his last Union Jacks restaurant, in Covent Garden plaza, bringing an end to the his flatbreads-and-British-comfort-food hybrid after five years. The announcement follows the closure in January of six branches of the celebrity chef’s under-performing Jamie’s Italian chain. The other three Union Jacks branches closed in January 2014. A company spokesman said: […]

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The Hawksmoor group has suffered its first public reverse with the announcement that the Stoke Newington branch of its Foxlow spinoff will close for business on January 14. The closure comes just weeks before the main Hawksmoor brand is scheduled to open its eighth branch in the prestigious location of Borough Market in Southwark. Founders Huw Gott and […]

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After a very short-lived experiment with British cooking, the Tamarind Collection is going back to what it knows best… and reopening Zaika on the site of the failed One Kensington, which was only launched in March. The press release says the restaurant has been reincarnated ‘by popular demand’, but it may also have something to do with […]

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Bones, Shoreditch’s bang on trend chicken and sharing plates spot, has closed. Ostensibly the restaurant has shut up shop in order to carry out a refurb, but murmurings from the foodie cognoscenti denote an air of wishful thinking on the part of the owners. Indeed their website www.ieatbones.com has already been taken offline. Although serving up-to-the-minute fashionable […]

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