Brigadiers, London EC4 Jay Rayner departed Brigadiers smelling of “roasted spices, garlic and happiness”. It’s the latest opening from the “extremely professional” JKS Restarants, “one of the slickest outfits in the business” (Gymkhana, Hoppers, Lyle’s), located “within the dead-eyed Bloomberg arcade in the City”, and “feels like a direct response to the financial institutions surrounding […]

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Guest reviewing in The Evening Standard this week was Hamish MacBain, who reviewed the resurrected gastropub The Hero of Maida (8/10). Formerly The Truscott Arms, it was saved following a community campaign, and now (headed up by Henry Harris of “much-missed restaurant Racine”) has “an overwhelming air of much-more-poshness” than its predecessor. The “menu follows […]

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Tom Kerridge, the Marlow-based maestro of pub food, has revealed his next move – a restaurant in a five-star Belgravia hotel. His first restaurant – and his first professional foray into London – will open next year at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, a luxury hotel overlooking Hyde Park and aimed squarely at the international market. The […]

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Tom Kerridge, the chef behind Michelin’s favourite gastropub Hand & Flowers, has opened his second Marlow venture. The restaurateur and his wife Beth launched The Coach this week – a more affordable, casual place to eat than its sibling which was placed 76 in the Sunday Times Top 100 restaurants (powered by Harden’s) this year. Although […]

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