Marylebone’s Canvas, which opened six months ago, has closed and relocated to the former site of Le Cercle. Chef/restaurateur Michael Riemenschneider will relaunch the restaurant on 2 September in Wilbraham Place, just off Sloane Square. The new Canvas will not only be bigger (60-80 covers instead of 20) and less central, it will also (crucially) […]

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The Editors’ review of Strand Dining Rooms It’s a handy enough place for breakfast or tea and coffee but we’re not sure it persuades as a lunch/dinner destination.   Ms Maschler enjoys ‘ethereal’ and ‘extraordinary’ food at Wormwood The Evening Standard critic is back from her hiatus and thrilled to discover a new Notting Hill […]

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Soho hotel and restaurant One Leicester Street (formerly St John Chinatown) has been sold for the second time in just two years. The seemingly problematic site, once part of the legendary St John group, went into administration in 2013 but was rescued at the eleventh hour by Loh Lik Peng of the Unlisted Collection, which […]

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A new café/bar/restaurant offering ‘eclectic modern European cuisine with an Asian twist’ has just opened in Shoreditch. Penkul & Banks, serving tapas and sharing plates (what else?), takes its name from two furniture craftsmen whose Victorian workshops were sited at 77 Curtain Road. Of course more recently the site was home to a manly-menued place […]

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