Soho institution Quo Vadis has announced the latest lineup for its ‘& Friends: 2019’ series. Approaching its third year, chef patron Jeremy Lee has invited another round of fellow chefs, representing their respective restaurants, to cook with him. The last 12 months saw the likes of Tommy Banks of the Black Swan, Tom Brown of […]

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From August to October, Jacob Kenedy’s “offbeat but brilliant gelateria” in Soho – Gelupo – will collaborate with seven of Soho’s hottest restaurants to launch a menu of exclusive gelatos. Each chef has developed and supplied Gelupo with a recipe, that showcases flavours and ingredients commonly found on their own menus. Flavours will range from Campari and grapefruit […]

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⦿ Marina O’Loughlin of the Guardian reviewed Popolo 8/10 in Shoreditch,”run with utter grace by Jonathan Lawson, [an] ex-Theo Randall chef”. “The main flavour here is Italian classics, flawlessly realised… and dishes that straddle cuisines. Some appear to be the result of a particularly febrile imagination: cool, thick labneh studded with a hectic combination of crisp-shelled fried […]

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                  Nieves Barragan, head chef at London’s all-conquering Barrafina tapas bars, is leaving the group where she has run the kitchens since the first Barrafina opened in Soho. Group general manager José Etura (pictured) is also leaving to work with her on a new project. Barragan joined the […]

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Can it be nearly 10 years already since Barrafina first opened its doors.   Yes, it was January 2007 that this phenomenal homage to Barcelona’s Cal Pep beamed down into Soho. The brainchild of Sam and Eddie Hart, they had the advantage of heritage (their mother was born in Mallorca) in their search to bring some genuine Spanish […]

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A new twist on London’s ubiquitous chicken shop (there are now over 8,000 of these grungy fast food joints) opened in the badlands of Tottenham on 9 November. Chicken Town by Create is a new, part crowd-funded, food and community project that claims it will ‘tackle child obesity at its source’. It’s a problem that is particularly […]

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