Nuno Mendes and business partner James Brown have finally opened Mãos, their ‘restaurant dining room’ at Blue Mountain School in Shoreditch, east London. The venue seeks to “redefine the traditional restaurant experience”, with an “interdisciplinary space” occupying a six-story townhouse. The founders say “Mãos is an intimate experience, free from the trappings of conventional dining”. While we’re not entirely […]

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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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⦿ Clipstone in Fitzrovia, which is still basking in AA Gill’s ecstatic review in the Sunday Times last week, attracted further praise this time around, the Observer’s Jay Rayner finding its food “delightful, with a few excursions into bliss and ah”. “From the short list of cold cuts and crudos comes a plate of lardo, the cured back fat of […]

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Heston Blumenthal heads a line-up of industry heavyweights mincing words on the food and drink stage at FT Weekend Live, the pink-un’s first foray onto the festival scene, at Kenwood House in Hampstead on Saturday (September 3). Mr B will explain how British culture, science and history shaped the ideas that led to his restaurants, […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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The Ivy WC2 Menus from £54 pp Richard Caring’s famous Theatreland idol – now the original of a fast expanding brand – emerged from a massive overhaul too late to be rated (just before the survey closed). Too often a let down in recent years, a handful of first-days reports say its “beautiful refurb” is “superb in every detail” […]

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The tyre men have today (16 September) announced new entries and deletions for the 2016 Michelin Guide ahead of the book’s release later this month. Perhaps the most surprising award was to Umu, a blingy Mayfair Japanese, which was bumped up to a two star rating. It was first awarded a star in 2005 after its […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. Trending Restaurants 3-9 September […]

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A well executed pie is not only a thing of great beauty, but a British staple, so it seems only right to sing this humble dish’s praises. Next week 2-8 March the country celebrates British Pie Week, seven days dedicated to flaky pastry, meaty fillings and lashings of good gravy. Here are our top five […]

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