Mark Jarvis – chef-patron of Anglo in Farringdon “light years ahead of some famous names in terms of quality” – today (1 May) launched a new venture in Mayfair. Stem in Princes Street, just off Regent Street, occupies a property owned by The Crown Estate and is part of a significant regeneration project to increase both restaurant and […]

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The trio behind Shepherd Market’s “gorgeous quirky restaurant” Kitty Fisher’s (Tom Mullion, Tim Steel and Oliver Milburn) back up their Mayfair success with a new Covent Garden venture. Cora Pearl, like its sister, takes its name from a well known British-born courtesan. Originally from Covent Garden, Cora became the party queen of Paris, and the restaurant […]

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After closing his Fitzrovia flagship Dabbous in summer 2017, as well as nearby Barnyard, Ollie Dabbous is back with a new venture. Hide occupies a huge (250-cover) space on Mayfair’s Piccadilly, offering dining and drinking across three floors, connected by a striking spiral staircase, with spectacular views over Green Park. The restaurant opened today (17 […]

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Heinz Beck, the man behind three Michelin-starred sensation La Pergola in Rome, brings some of his Italian flair to that quintessentially British London landmark, Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair. Beck at Brown’s promises a much more casual (and affordable) offering with a menu of classic Italian dishes using seasonal, British ingredients devised by Beck and his […]

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Later this month, Italian luxury lifestyle brand Chucs will open a fourth “cozy and calm” London café at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in the middle of Hyde Park. The Mayfair original, adjoining a Chucs store in Dover Street, opened in 2015, followed by a restaurant at the brand’s Chelsea shop and an outpost in Harrods in 2016 and 2017 […]

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Kiwi chef Jeff Tyler whips up handmade gyoza and a range of colourful Asian-inspired salads and snacks in this tiny (15-seater) operation in Mayfair’s picturesque Shepherds Market. Titu opened today (Monday 19 March) serving a pared-back menu will offer a selection of mains and desserts, as well as breakfast options, focusing on high-quality ingredients and quick service. […]

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Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, will open his first restaurant – Brat – in Shoreditch on St Patrick’s Day next month (17 March). His Welsh heritage and love of Basque cuisine and cooking methods influence the seasonal British food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, […]

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Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton “I couldn’t take any risks for my wife’s 50th birthday weekend… so I placed my trust in Raymond’s impeccable hotel and restaurant… result: perfection!” M Blanc’s “magnificent”converted Elizabethan manor boasts a “dream location” in a picture-book village south of Oxford and, “if you want to spoil someone with […]

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Clos Maggiore WC2 “You feel that love is in the air!” at this “very special” destination (yet again the survey’s No. 1 choice for a romantic occasion), especially in “the inner sanctum” – “the lovely glass-roofed courtyard at the back, hung with blossom, a roof that opens in fine weather, and with an open fire […]

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Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura, who met working at Barrafina, have announced their new venture Sabor will open on 1 February. The Spanish restaurant with additional bar and asador (wood-fired oven) arrives in Heddon Street, Mayfair, next month. Sabor will stagger its opening dates with the restaurant and bar launching at lunchtime on Thursday 1 February, […]

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