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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National Coffee Week is coming up (16-22 April). For those looking for a caffeine injection before work, wanting a break from the shops or looking for a neighbourhood hideaway, we’ve rounded up London’s top 25 coffee pitstops…   Bageriet WC2 “A little piece of Swedish heaven”, “tucked away” down an alleyway in Covent Garden – […]

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