José SE1 “I’d travel here from Spain for the pluma Iberica!”– José Pizarro’s original Bermondsey tapas bar “somehow has the edge over the competition”serving some of “the best tapas you will find”… “if you can get in (it’s always heaving)”.   Barrafina (group) “The wait can sometimes be twice the time spent at the counter”, […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer is rather far afield this week as he reviews Zuni Cafe, San Francisco… The Zuni roast chicken is certainly a thing… featured on myriad lists of greatest restaurant dishes Is it… Sensational? Not quite, but it is very, very good. …faux peasant, faux rustic fantasy. Zuni has long been regarded as a […]

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Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura, who met working at Barrafina, have announced their new venture Sabor will open on 1 February. The Spanish restaurant with additional bar and asador (wood-fired oven) arrives in Heddon Street, Mayfair, next month. Sabor will stagger its opening dates with the restaurant and bar launching at lunchtime on Thursday 1 February, […]

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Brat E1 Expected spring 2018 Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher’s, is opening his first restaurant in Shoreditch in Spring 2018. His Welsh heritage and Basque cooking styles will influence the food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, we are told, and not a reference to […]

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Clare Smyth just opened her much-anticipated solo restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill this week, which got us thinking about what else is in our restaurant launch calendar. Here’s 10 up-and-comers we’re excited to welcome to London’s dining scene this year…   Coal Rooms SE15 Opening: mid-August 2017 Meat and fish are grilled in […]

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