The evening will commence on the first floor in Hide Above, with a Gusbourne canapé reception followed by a 4-course menu with paired wines, designed for the night by Ollie and Hedonism Wines. Enjoy a delectable feast including “flesh & bone”, alliums in a chilled pine infusion, steamed turbot, yellow courgette and a crushed nasturtium […]

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News reaches us of dinner for an excellent cause. Chef John Lawson will be hosting a dinner alongside former mentor Raymond Blanc OBE and fellow protégés Robin Gill and Ollie Dabbous in aid of the Brain Tumour Research Campaign. Taking place at Lawson’s restaurant, Food, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the brain cancer survivor will cook with his fellow […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer forgets culinary purity at Gaijin Sushi Birmingham where a Polish chefs cooks solid Japanese food… “Depending on who is using the word, Gaijin is either an aggressively offensive word for non-Japanese people, or a self-mocking term used by non-Japanese people to signify their otherness. “… this is a sushi joint run by […]

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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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Renowned French chef Laurent Tourondel (perhaps best known in the States where he has ventures in Miami, North Carolina and New York) announces his first foray into Europe with a dining room at opening in London’s Hotel Café Royal on Regent Street. Further afield, Tourondel owns restaurants in Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and the Caribbean. The as […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer doesn’t so much review Marylebone newcomer Fancy Crab as eviscerate it… “Fancy Crab isn’t good. It’s a terrible waste of their money and our money and everybody’s time. “The restaurant’s shtick is the enormous red king crabs, fished from the cold waters of the North Pacific around Alaska, which can […]

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We didn’t think a plum Fitzrovia site like the one Dabbous inhabited until recently would sit vacant for long, and we were right. Plans are already afoot to turn the “loft-style”, industrial-chic restaurant into a rustic French bistro (quite a departure!), thanks to former co-owner and manager of Pied à Terre, Mathieu Germond. Ollie Dabbous and […]

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This week the Observer’s Jay Rayner waxes lyrical about The Garden Museum’s new Garden Cafe in Lambeth, a lovely new space with food to match thanks to the quality in the kitchen. Harry Kaufman and George Ryle have an impressive list of credits between them, including St Johns Bread & Wine, Padella and Primeur… “The Garden Café occupies a sparkling new […]

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