Cult chef Ben Spalding is to operate a three-month “punk tapas” pop-up called Small Plate Sessions at the Last Days of Shoreditch street-food site on Old Street this summer. A veteran of Simon Rogan’s Roganic, Per Se in New York and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Spalding made his name with a short-lived residency at the John Salt pub in […]

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 Simon Rogan has announced he will leave Fera, the restaurant he set up at Claridge’s in Mayfair three years ago, at the end of April. The restaurant’s current team will continue operating under head chef Matt Starling, a Rogan protégé. Meanwhile, Rogan is looking for permanent London premises to rehouse a revival of Roganic, the temporary restaurant […]

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Moor Hall, the long-awaited new restaurant near Liverpool from Simon Rogan’s former right-hand man Mark Birchall, is now open for bookings from March 1 and may be serving meals before then. Birchall, who spent nine years at L’Enclume, Rogan’s ground-breaking gastro destination in Cumbria, has had to be patient while Moor Hall, a historic Grade II* property with […]

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Chef Simon Rogan has created special “experimental and instinctive” lunch and dinner menus to be paired with Dom Pérignon vintage champagnes next month at Claridges, where his restaurant Fera is hailed for its “phenomenal” food by the Harden’s Survey. He says the menus will include “cylindra beetroot, roe deer, blackcurrant and hemp or meadowsweet cake, cherries, pine and sheep’s yoghurt. […]

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One-time righthand man of Simon Rogan, Mark Birchall, sets out to open his own restaurant-with-rooms after nine years at L’Enclume in Cartmel. The former exec chef of Rogan’s celebrated former smithy plans to reopen Moor Hall – a Grade II-listed gentry house in Aughton, Lancashire – in early autumn 2016, after complete redevelopment. The mid-16th Century building will […]

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