The team behind DUM Biryani will open Lucknow Social, a neighbourhood Indian restaurant specialising in Lucknowi cuisine, in March. Lucknow Social will serve food inspired by Awadhi cooking. In cities such as Lucknow, and elsewhere in Uttar Pradesh, in northern India, dishes are cooked ‘low and slow’, with fluffy biryanis, galauti kebabs, and rich curries […]

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Damian Wawrzyniak

One of London’s newest restaurants has closed – possibly indefinitely – apparently due to a rental dispute. Polish chef Damian Wawrzyniak has exclusively told Harden’s that his new Clapham restaurant JAN, which opened to much fanfare in June, had closed until further notice. Wawrzyniak, 38, runs House of Feasts in Peterborough and opened JAN with […]

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The World Cup kicked off today. You might not be all that interested in the opening match… Russia and Saudi Arabia are hardly the most riveting of sides. Then again, it’s the World Cup, and the excitement is palpable. We’ve waited four years for Russia 2018 to finally arrive. So, yes, we need snacks, beers, […]

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Taste of London has returned to Regent’s Park in celebration of London’s dynamic food scene. The event runs until June 17 and features restaurants such as Ikoyi, Sartoria, Cinnamon Bazaar, The Modern Pantry, Barrafina, Bar Douro, Bao, and so, so many more. The biannual food festival takes place every June and November and aims to […]

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Guest reviewing in The Evening Standard this week was Hamish MacBain, who reviewed the resurrected gastropub The Hero of Maida (8/10). Formerly The Truscott Arms, it was saved following a community campaign, and now (headed up by Henry Harris of “much-missed restaurant Racine”) has “an overwhelming air of much-more-poshness” than its predecessor. The “menu follows […]

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While the Haggerston original is closed for a bit of sprucing-up (it reopens in June) Carl Clarke is bringing his “crunchy-fried, tender, perfectly cooked chicken” and “accoutrements to die for” to Brixton for one month only. The Chick ‘n’ Sours residency kicks-off tomorrow (Thursday 10 May) and finishes on Sunday 3 June. Carl and his business partner David Wolanksi […]

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