Following its official opening at the end of March, Russian street food bar Zima has now taken over the whole of 45 Frith Street. It will replace Jean-Jacques – the first London outpost of a French café brand from Russian restaurant group Table Talk. Originally just a basement venue, Zima has proved so popular that the […]

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Not too many reviews in critics’ corner this week with Marina O’Laughlin’s and Fay Maschler’s columns absent from the Guardian and Evening Standard respectively. We shall have to muddle through without their pronouncements and hope for a return next week. Among the reviews that caught our eye were three for D&D London’s latest dining behemoth, […]

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In July this year Luke Mackay announced plans to open the Hour Glass pub on Brompton Road with hopes of recruiting a ‘GM with bonhomie’ and ‘a chef who isn’t a dick’. Tall order, but The Evening Standard’s Fay Maschler believes the Mackay (the man behind Brompton Food Market in Thurloe Place) has found it in […]

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AA Gill’s Table Talk column in the Sunday Times is back after a summer hiatus and we discover he’s been in Italy all this time – lucky him. Perhaps the holiday has brought out his softer side as he gifts the reborn Locanda Locatelli at the Hyatt Regency hotel a rare five out of five […]

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We first heard about this Russian-owned, French-inspired brasserie coming to London back in January this year. Since then there was barely a peep on the subject of Jean-Jacques, but, after a six month wait, they have announced that the restaurant and wine bar will open in Soho this August. The all-day dining spot in Frith […]

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