Billed as the world’s most expensive pho, two bowls of the Vietnamese national dish could be yours if you’re prepared to pay more than £1,000 for the privilege. The “super pho” concocted by Shaftesbury Avenue restaurant Pho and Bun using Kobe beef is being auctioned to raise funds for Action on Hunger. Owner Andy Le […]

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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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This summer Red’s True Barbecue bucked the trend of southern restaurants heading to Manchester (Hawksmoor, Iberica, Burger & Lobster etc) by bringing a northern-only operation to the big smoke. Now this chain of US-inspired, dude food emporia has announced the acquisition of another new site, opening in Liverpool in November. The building, on Hanover Street, a former […]

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From the indomitable Jason Atherton stable comes a new wine shop offering counter and table service tapas, opening today (9 June). Probably this country’s most consistent celebrity chef – from Pollen Street Social to City Social – Atherton’s restaurants are always a safe bet for “flavour popping” cuisine and “incredibly attentive” service, as far as our 2015 survey reporters are […]

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Theatreland fixture The Ivy reopens today (1 June) after a major refurb which sees the renewal of almost everything – with the exception of the iconic stained glass windows. The landmark restaurant turns 100 in 2016, and it seems that Richard Caring’s Caprice Holdings plan to have the old girl looking her best for the centenary celebrations. […]

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Angela Hartnett’s Café Murano in St James’s may not deliver many shocks when it comes to its simple Italian food, but the venue has quickly become an SW1 staple. So news from the chef that she is to open a second outpost in Covent Garden on 29 June will definitely please the restaurant’s fans. Café […]

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Scott Hallsworth is certainly a busy bloke. After opening his Kurobuta pop-up on the King’s Road, Chelsea, (and later a permanent premises in Marble Arch), he moved on to Japanese-inspired members’ restaurant Ramusake in South Ken (which he later left). And ow the Antipodean chef has moved his latest venture Joe’s Oriental Diner from west London our east. […]

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It seems as though Belgravia will soon be rivalling the City when it comes to new restaurant development.Hot on the heels of Broadgate Circle’s 11 extra eateries comes Nova which will garnish the restaurant wasteland around Victoria station with 18 dining spots in 2016. And we’re not talking about any old chains either. Among the […]

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Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram – alumni of such noble institutions as St John hotel, Nobu and Fifteen – will relaunch The Marksman pub in Hackney on 1 June. The pub on Hackney Road will retain many of the original features including wood panelling and bar seating. The menu includes British-loved classics such as cooked […]

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Surely it was only a matter of time before London’s most exclusive department store opened a lounge dedicated to gastronomy’s most expensive ingredient? Knightsbridge landmark Harrods has announced the launch of Italian truffle lounge Tartufi & Friends, on the lower ground floor of the world famous retailer. Tartufi & Friends is ‘entirely dedicated to the […]

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