Nottingham chef Louisa Ellis, a past winner of MasterChef: The Professionals, has launched a ‘food and event-focused’ project in a former Methodist church in the city. Destination 105, in Lady Bay’s Trent Boulevard, does not operate as a conventional restaurant. Instead, it hosts one-off ‘dining experiences’ ranging from tasting menus, three-course menus and Sunday dinners […]

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Mayfair restaurateur Samyukta Nair (left in photo) opens her latest restaurant, Koyn Thai, in collaboration with Bangkok-born chef Rose Chalalai Singh (centre) this Sunday, 16 June. The restaurant is taking over the basement dining room of Samyukta’s Japanese restaurant Koyn, off Grosvenor Square, with Koyn executive chef Rhys Cattermoul (right) running the kitchen. Each restaurant […]

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International Korean chef Akira Back makes his London debut at the new Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hanover Square, Mayfair, next Wednesday, 3 June – more than two years after it it was announced. He will operate two restaurants – Akira Back (pictured), reinterpreting Korean and Japanese dishes, and Dosa, a 14-seat chef’s table offering contemporary Korean […]

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