This Saturday (17 February) MasterChef Finalist and head chef at the Italian Embassy, Danilo Cortellini, will be taking his eponymous catering company to West London to create a feast to raise money for mental health charity, A-HEAD London. Taking place at the Refettorio Felix in West London, the evening will be a celebration of the Italian […]

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We take a look back at the best (and worst) of 2017 in the restaurant world. From TripAdvisor naming a Vice writer’s Dulwich shed the best restaurant in London to the chef who served food without plates, and plenty of scathing reviews – enjoy our highlights of the year. 2017, we salute you…   When TripAdvisor […]

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When our reporters praise Bray’s Hind’s Head it is because the picturesque pub is “thankfully not over-Hestoned” but The Sunday Times’s Lisa Markwell has the opposite problem – she can’t find any evidence of Blumenthal’s pseudo-scientific cooking at all, nor the influence of his trusty lieutenant Ashley Palmer-Watts – and it leaves her disappointed… “I […]

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A trio of cooks who met in competition at this year’s MasterChef final have teamed up to create the Three Girls Cook supper club, making their debut next month at Goode and Wright in Portobello Road. Lorna Robertson, Alison O’Reilly and Giovanna Ryan (pictured in that order) reached the last five in a field of 64 amateur cooks. The final […]

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MasterChef 2015 winner Simon Wood is to open an ambitious high-end restaurant in his native Manchester this summer. The 40-year-old former data manager (left in photo) will serve an unfussy modern interpretation of traditional flavours from an open-theatre kitchen. Menus will range from set lunch and pre-theatre to a la carte and a tasting selection with new dishes. […]

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Top Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy is bringing his popular tapas chain Tapas Revolution to Sheffield this March with a site in the gargantuan Meadowhall shopping centre. Alongside his four existing tapas bars (Birmingham, Shepherd’s Bush, Shoreditch and Kent), Omar also wrote the 2013 cookbook Tapas Revolution and has made numerous TV appearances including MasterChef, The […]

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Long-time right hand woman of Michel Roux Jr and MasterChef: The Professionals judge, Monica Galetti, has finally revealed plans for her first solo restaurant. Mere will open on Fitzrovia’s main drag, Charlotte Street, in autumn 2016. The name reflects Galetti’s Samoan heritage (Mere is Samoan for Mary – her mother’s name). It will occupy the […]

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Avid readers will have been holding their breath, conscious that the ‘The Slider Decider‘ – a contest to find London’s best mini burger chef – was held at Docklands gastropub The Gun last night (4 June). Well, now you can stop turning blue -Marylebone’s new Peruvian restaurant Pachamama and its chef Adam Rawson s now undisputed […]

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MasterChef’s Monica Galetti has left Le Gavroche after 12 years, potentially to open her own London restaurant. She decided to leave her job as senior sous chef at the Mayfair institution following an event in her family (not elaborated upon) which made her reevaluate her professional goals. Galetti is now in talks with a new business partner […]

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For those who just can’t wait for MasterChef to start again next year, there’s a pop-up opening today (2 September) that will scratch your itch. Over the next five weeks, winners and finalists – old and new – will be running a temporary restaurant and bar at the Blue Fin building in Southwark. Tickets have already sold […]

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