Sam and Sam Clark of Moro and Morito are launching a brand new bespoke outside catering company, Casa Moro, and new private dining room space in Hackney Wick, open in May this year. Sam and Sam Clark opened their epic Exmouth Market “institution” 20 years ago, with its “scrumptious” little sister restaurant opening in 2010 and […]

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Arbequina, Oxford A “fantastic new find on the Cowley Road” from Rufus Thurston, of hit local Oli’s Thai; and Ben Whyles of east Oxford staple Door 74. The “fresh, minimalist” setting (a conversion of an old chemist) is an appealing backdrop to “yummy and authentic” tapas from a short, typed list showcasing “first-class ingredients”.   […]

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Spanish TV chef Omar Allibhoy is to open the sixth and biggest branch of his Tapas Revolution chain in Newcastle next month. The all-day contemporary tapas bar will serve a range of classic small dishes with ingredients sourced from small artisan producers in Spain, alongside Spanish wines, craft beers and what is claimed to be the […]

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Can it be nearly 10 years already since Barrafina first opened its doors.   Yes, it was January 2007 that this phenomenal homage to Barcelona’s Cal Pep beamed down into Soho. The brainchild of Sam and Eddie Hart, they had the advantage of heritage (their mother was born in Mallorca) in their search to bring some genuine Spanish […]

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A spin-off of Exmouth Market’s “truly scrumptious” Moorish tapas bar Morito (itself a little sister to long-time Harden’s survey favourite Moro) arrives in Hackney Road in Hoxton on 11 May. The new site, just a stone’s throw from Columbia Road Flower Market, sees Moro head chef Marianna Love head-up the kitchen alongside founder Samuel Clark. It is […]

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As longer evenings in London have finally arrived, Ibérica in Canary Wharf is set to launch its summer terrace La Terraza on Friday 15 April. Located in Cabot Square, La Terraza has its own bar and kitchen offering a range of light bites, summery cocktails, fruity sangrias and other drinks. Dine al fresco with a […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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Duende, the hotly-anticipated modern Spanish restaurant from chef-patron Victor Garvey (co-founder of Bravas in St Katherine Docks), opens today (4 March) in Covent Garden’s Maiden Lane. Translating as ‘imp’ or ‘sprite’, but also ‘mischief’ and ‘charm’, Duende will serve Spanish food, influenced by Garvey’s travels and experience working in restaurants around the world. From the open kitchen, […]

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Our reporters have long been fans of José Pizarro’s “daringly simple” tapas, dished up in the trendy environs of Bermondsey at his two eponymous restaurants – José and Pizarro. Now City types (and tourists) will be able to benefit from a much more central venue as the Spanish chef launches his third outpost in EC2’s […]

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