A clutch of London’s most successful restaurant chains are heading up the M40 to open new outlets in Oxford’s Westgate shopping and leisure complex, which reopens after a £440million redevelopment later this year. Polpo (pictured), Russell Norman’s tribute to the Venetian small-plates bacaro, heads the list alongside Sticks & Sushi, Pho, Shoryu ramen, Comptoir Libanais, Pizza […]

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Some say plans to gentrify the infamous Walkers Court would have the ‘King of Soho’ turning in his grave; home, as it was, to his Raymond Revuebar. But others, like Soho Estates and the developers behind the £45m project, say they have no wish to sanitise the area, but simply want to increase footfall to its […]

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The Editors’ review of Bilbao Berria This Basque-style tapas joint is a welcome break from the usually grimly impersonal restaurants around Haymarket.   Grace Dent falls in love with Georgian food at Marani ‘I don’t even like mascarpone that much, or mille feuille, but this is making me quite… emotional’.   Vienna waltzes into Marylebone, […]

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