Restaurant and bar group Searcys is to open a new Italian restaurant at One New Change in the heart London’s Square Mile. There will be a soft launch from 4 May ahead of the official opening on 9 May. Searcys One New Change is dedicated to traditional pasta and meatball dishes, as well as serving a […]

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Anthony Demetre of Soho’s Arbutus has teamed up with Searcys once again (they successfully launched Urban Coterie at the Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch last year). This time Demetre and Searcys have jazzed up the food offering at the Barbican Centre with a new Italian serving charcuterie alongside pasta dishes and suckling pig. Osteria, launched on 11 February 2016 […]

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Paul Welburn, who made his name working for the likes of Gary Rhodes and Richard Corrigan in London before moving onto an exec chef position with Searcys, has left the big smoke for rural Surrey. He’s taking his talents to the The Leconfield restaurant in Petworth where, as head chef, he’ll be cooking up ‘gently […]

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This summer the Gherkin’s 40th floor restaurant (usually only open to members) will host a Moroccan-themed pop-up. Moroccan Sky Riad will not only offer panoramic views of the City but also a five course tasting menu the ‘Art of Spice’. On the menu: Lamb Cannon in a 40-hour soaked Moroccan marinade, harissa prawns with cactus fruit […]

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Mark Sargeant (of Folkestone’s Rocksalt and London’s Plum + Spilt Milk fame) has been brought in to revamp the menu at Trafalgar Square’s Strand Dining Rooms. The all-day restaurant, launched by restaurateur Mark Harris last year, received some pretty scathing reviews from the likes of Giles Coren “the chicken wasn’t fit to bait a mousetrap” and […]

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