What: The Winemakers Club goes east
In a nutshell: Wine, simple yet sophisticated European fare and charcuterie cured in-house
Summing it all up: After over two years in Farringdon, the Winemakers Club is opening their second branch south of the river, in up-and-coming Deptford. Expect lots of wine by the glass, local beer, and homemade charcuterie.
Sushi fans should make a beeline for Sushi Shop, which has just launched a new menu featuring dishes from Michelin-starred chef Kei Kobayashi. The four dishes were inspired by the French/Japanese fusion food he creates at his restaurant in Paris, Kei.
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In a nutshell: Thai food in Highbury
Summing it all up: Farang comes from ex-Smoking Goat chef Seb Holmes. You may have seen them appearing in Dinerama and Hawker House, but this sees them in a long-term residency that should become a full-time restaurant in Highbury.…
Forget dry January, this is the sort of news we like. The Lobby Bar in Covent Garden's One Aldwych hotel has launched something we can really approve of - a specially-made Old Fashioned drinks trolley. Wheeled around the bar, it has three types on offer:
What: Kheera Kitchen
In a nutshell: Fresh Indian food for a good cause
Summing it all up: Kheera Kitchen and Crisis are teaming up at the charity’s cafe on Commercial Street, where they’ll be serving up light Indian cuisine and helping vulnerable people at the same time.…
What: Balans Soho Society
In a nutshell: Classic British all-day dining with an upmarket twist in Clapham.
Summing it all up: Luxury and high society is the theme but not the price point at Balans, who are celebrating their 30th year by opening their latest venue in Clapham.…
Updated 19/1/17 with shortlist
After six years, the Scotch Egg Challenge is now one of the key dates in the London food calendar. This year's event will take place at The Canonbury in Islington on 8 February.
Confirmed judges for the event itself include Fay Maschler from the Evening Standard, Ben Chapman of Smoking Goat and Kiln and Bob Granleese of the Guardian, while the evening will be comper…
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Som Saa, London’s much-loved Thai spot. So it’s welcome news that they’ll soon be staying open even later these coming weeks as they begin a series of Late Night Sessions.
The nights will see Som Saa putting their international partying know-how to good use as they stay open until 1.30am, keeping the grills going to feed hungry punters and supplying lots of Thai…
What: Bon Vivant
In a nutshell: French cuisine in Bloomsbury
Summing it all up: Satisfy your urge to feast on raclette, tartines and croissants without jumping on a Eurostar at this new Parisian-style bistro just around the corner from Kings Cross…
Who#s cooking dinner is one of the biggest restaurant charity events of the year - and also comes with an unbeatable line-up. The way it works is this - you arrive on the night and only then are you assigned to a particular chef's table. But all of those chefs are pretty damned impressive. Here's the line-up for 2017:
What: Barbecoa Piccadilly
In a nutshell: Jamie Oliver does steak, seafood and more
Summing it all up: Following the St Paul's original. Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa is opening its second branch in Piccadilly. Expect an awful lot of barbecued meats and a cold bar too.…
What: Borough Plates
In a nutshell: Borough Market opens a pop-up, which will only use produce and chefs from the Market.
Summing it all up: For two months, Borough Plates will be popping up in the Market. There’ll be chefs from the Market on rotation, who’ll be cooking with produce exclusively sourced from the Market’s vendors.…
Twice a year the AA awards rosettes to the best restaurants in the country and the first set of awards for 2017 have just been released. London has four new restaurants on the list, two East London places and two more formal spots in Knightsbridge and Mayfair.
4 AA rosettesTyping Room, London E2
3 AA Rosettes
Céleste at The Lanesborough
It's particularly good news for…
Michelin-starred Ben Murphy is now the Kensington hotspot Launceston Place’s new head chef.
Ben, one of Britain’s fastest rising young chefs and *definitely* one to watch, is bringing with him a wealth of experience (and heaps of praise) from his time at E18’s The Woodford, which not only received ‘Restaurant of the Year’ from the Standard, but a rare five-star review from the late AA Gill. He’s…
What: Grind at Exmouth Market
In a nutshell: Knock out coffee and legendary espresso martinis.
Summing it all up: Grind’s eighth branch in Exmouth Market branch will have all of the above, plus a brand new all-day menu.…