With Songkran (Thai New Year) around the corner, 13-15 April, we’ve decided to bring you a list of the top 10 places to get an authentic taste of Thai cooking in London, according to our survey. Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big punch…   Som Saa E1 “Your […]

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This storming little Pan-Asian pop-up from Scott Hallsworth (founder of Kurobuta) and Phar Shaweewan finds a permanent home in Soho’s Frith Street, in what was once the original Barrafina premises. Freak Scene fuses Japanese, Singaporean and Malay cooking, as well as adding some South American inspiration in the form of Miso-grilled black cod tacos with […]

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Soho’s “inspired” and “palate-searing” Thai BBQ spot Kiln has teamed up with Clapton’s trendy wine and food shop P.Franco and London’s other kings of Thai spicing som saa for a one-off collaboration that will transform the Brewer Street restaurant into a standing-room-only Larb Bar. The walk-ins only event takes place on 26 March from 6 pm. Tickets […]

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Jacob Kenedy’s Soho favourite Bocca di Lupo has announced the appointment of a chef de cuisine who will work alongside the chef-patron. Angelo Albera will oversee the “energetic” open kitchen, and hopefully retain Kenedy’s flair for “unexpected, distinctive regional dishes”. Born in Casale Monferrato, Angelo has just finished a three year stint as head chef at […]

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Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton “I couldn’t take any risks for my wife’s 50th birthday weekend… so I placed my trust in Raymond’s impeccable hotel and restaurant… result: perfection!” M Blanc’s “magnificent”converted Elizabethan manor boasts a “dream location” in a picture-book village south of Oxford and, “if you want to spoil someone with […]

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Clos Maggiore WC2 “You feel that love is in the air!” at this “very special” destination (yet again the survey’s No. 1 choice for a romantic occasion), especially in “the inner sanctum” – “the lovely glass-roofed courtyard at the back, hung with blossom, a roof that opens in fine weather, and with an open fire […]

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Soho’s “profoundly original” Indian street food spot Kricket will open a new restaurant this summer at Television Centre, the former home of the Beeb in White City. The venture started out as one of Pop Brixton’s shipping containers where it impressed for almost two years before opening its first permanent site in Denman Street in January 2017. Founders […]

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On Friday 5 January Bread Ahead will open its latest bakery and café in a converted old stable on Beak street in Soho. This new site from the famous Borough Market bakers will seat 60 as well as offering take-away options on a signature selection of sourdough loaves, breads, and pastries. Bread Ahead Beak Street […]

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Soho’s new doughnut store, Doughnut Time, has launched a festive sweet treats menu of six limited-edition calorific Christmas specials. The festive doughnuts can be bought individually or in a 6-pack Christmas gift box for £25.00. On the menu: Treat yo’ Elves (£5.00) – Nutella filled chocolate glazed doughnut topped with dark chocolate flake, holiday sprinkle mix, miniature chocolate […]

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This December Soho’s HIPCHIPS – which is proud to be the world’s first crisp and dip cafe – launches its own take on Christmas (or should that be Crispmas?!) dinner. Their menu will feature a whole festive feast in dip form. Your ‘Christmas Dinner Box,’ includes five varieties of handcrafted, heritage crisps paired with both sweet and […]

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