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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Mark Jarvis – chef-patron of Anglo in Farringdon “light years ahead of some famous names in terms of quality” – has announced plans to launch a new venture in Mayfair. Stem opens in late March 2018 in Princes Street, Mayfair, just off Regent Street, the property is owned by The Crown Estate and is part of a significant […]

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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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Leela Palace’s “stunning” Jamavar in Mayfair (winner of Top Newcomer at the 2017 Harden’s London Restaurant Awards) will host five guest chefs – Claude Bosi, Aggi Sverrisson, Sat Bains, Robin Gill and Judy Joo – who will go head to head and put their stamp on the kulcha, a classic Indian stuffed bread. In light of Rohit […]

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temper City EC2 25 January, 7.30 pm £80 pp Neil Rankin’s Square Mile newcomer will be throwing a Scottish knees up to celebrate Burns Night this year, hosted by comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Guests are invited to revel in a celebration of all things Scottish, from the bagpipes and haggis to Deep Fried Mars Bars and Irn Bru. There […]

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On the former site of Chor Bizarre (and from the same owner, Old World Hospitality) Indian Accent, a nouvelle Indian restaurant with sibling venues in New York and New Delhi, opens in Mayfair today (14 December). The New Delhi original is the only restaurant in India on the World’s 50 Best List and was also awarded […]

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Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, will open his first restaurant – Brat – in Shoreditch this coming spring 2018. 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, we are told, and […]

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Looking for the perfect place to hold a private Christmas dinner party, work event or family get-together this festive season? Look no further. We’ve rounded up 20 of London’s best private dining rooms to suit all tastes and budgets… Barrafina WC2 Menus from £40 pp “The wait can sometimes be twice the time spent at the […]

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Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard, heads to another of London’s many ‘baby roll-outs’ as she samples the second Smoking Goat… “’Nu-Thai’ is what the cool kids call it, I am told, food from white boys who have travelled widely in South-East Asia. “New place, groovy food, stripper ghosts, Shoreditch, buzz, buzz, buzz. Drinking Foods — the […]

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