A new wine bar with connections to one of the world’s greatest wines is to open in Marylebone next month. Clarette – which could be translated as “little claret” – is the brainchild of Alexandra Petit, daughter of Corinne Mentzelopoulos, who owns Château Margaux, one of the four original premier cru wines of Bordeaux. Her partners […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed The Holy Birds in Shoreditch, which serves duck, goose and guinea fowl, “but mostly, to be honest, chicken“. The quality of the poultry was not to be questioned, but he was far from impressed by the cooking. “Sure, the skin is dark, but only in places. Elsewhere it’s soft and floppy. […]

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The team behind the tiny Hackney restaurant Pidgin, one of the new stars of east London dining, has opened an even smaller wine bar three minutes’ walk away. Enfant Terrible is billed as “a gonzo take on the tiny wine bars of Paris”, serving elevated snacks such as mutton tartare with roasted rice, brown butter and […]

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