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Dale Osborne joins Terroirs as Head Chef

We've been wondering where Dale Osborne (who opened Chiltern Firehouse with Nuno Mendes) would pitch up next and now we know. He's just been appointed Head Chef of Terroirs. He's going to take over from Ed Wilson - who's heading off to run Brawn as an independent business, whilst retaining ties to the Terroirs Group.

One of the first things Dale has done is bring in a new specials menu for The Ce…

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Clodagh McKenna brings Irish pop-up restaurant to Selfridges

Updated 19/5/15 with gallery from first night

Irish food writer and TV chef Clodagh McKenna is heading to London. She'll be running a three day pop-up restaurant at Selfridges showcasing Irish food. The takeover of the store's Corner Restaurant is timed to coincide with the publication of McKenna's book Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen – looking at modern Irish food.

Guests will be welcomed with Irish whi…

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Country garden pop-up comes to Sky Pod at Sky Garden

While it looks like the good weather is with us for a short while, there's another option to sit out in the garden if you prefer the security of a cover over your cocktail.

The Sky Pod bar at Sky Garden (at the top of the Walkie Talkie building) is launching an Eccentric English Country Garden pop-up. It'll come with a smattering of faux lawns and daffodils with some new cocktails too including R…

Read more: Country garden pop-up comes to Sky Pod at Sky Garden

Gordon Ramsay to open Maze Grill at 11 Park Walk

 

Updated 8/4/15 with opening date and booking details

When the news broke a year ago, that Gordon Ramsay had bought back the lease on the site where he'd first come to fame with Aubergine, there was no mention made of what he was actually going to do with 11 Park Walk. We were told that it wouldn't be fine dining, but that was all.

Today we hear that Ramsay is turning the site into a Maze Grill,…

Read more: Gordon Ramsay to open Maze Grill at 11 Park Walk

Bibendum restaurant gets a new chef and a revamp courtesy of Sir Terence Conran

Housed in what's best known as Michelin House, the upstairs Bibendum restaurant (named after the Michelin Man himself) has just got a new chef and also has a revamp underway, courtesy of none other than one of its founders, Sir Terence Conran.

The new Head Chef is Peter Robinson, previously from Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes. He was spotted by Conran himself who says “I celebrated my 70th birthday…

Read more: Bibendum restaurant gets a new chef and a revamp courtesy of Sir Terence Conran

Bid for a charity brownie from Tim Anderson, Paul A Young, Jools Oliver and more

Save some room after all those Easter eggs - London's top pastry chefs are conjuring up some incredible chocolate brownies to auction off for charity. So if you've ever wanted to try a one-off creation by Nuno Mendes, Ollie Dabbous or Edd Kimber - now's your chance.…

Read more: Bid for a charity brownie from Tim Anderson, Paul A Young, Jools Oliver and more

Broadgate Circle gets a new late night venue with The Botanist's Soda Room

Tom and Ed Martin (of the ETM group) are heading into late night territory with the opening of their 15th venue, The Botanist at Broadgate Circle. The huge bar and restaurant will be part of the £20 million Broadgate Circle redevelopment joining Jose Pizarro's new restaurant and coffee house Beany Green.

The new City spot (a sister venture to The Botanist on Sloane Square) will be on two levels w…

Read more: Broadgate Circle gets a new late night venue with The Botanist's Soda Room

Alan Yau to open The Duck & Rice

Finally, real news is starting to filter through about Alan Yau's big new venture, the Chinese gastropub Duck & Rice. He's taken over the site that used to be the Endurance in Soho (right next door to his old stomping ground Yauatcha). Now, as the opening date draws closer, lots of news about the food is appearing. 

The menu itself is fairly huge, spreading across snacks, currys, dim sum, duck…

Read more: Alan Yau to open The Duck & Rice "Chinese gastropub" in Soho

Bonhams restaurant now opens for dinner on Thursdays

Bonhams Restaurant is already proving to be an incredibly popular lunchspot since it opened (see our Test Drive here). But its limited opening hours (just breakfast and lunch) prevented many of you, whose jobs don't allow for midday sit down scoffing, the opportunity to try chef Tom Kemble's work.

From this week though, they'll be running a Thursday evening supperclub. Dinner will kick off at 7pm…

Read more: Bonhams restaurant now opens for dinner on Thursdays

Take the Cuisson afternoon tea at The Burlington Arcade with ex-Fat Duck pastry chef

If you like your afternoon teas classic with a twist, you'll want to book a table at a tea pop-up coming to Burlington Arcade. For just under three months luxury bespoke dining company Cuisson in association with Laurent-Perrier are going to be putting on their modern interpretation on afternoon tea.

They've picked the right person to help them - pastry chef Hideko Kawa was Head Pastry Chef at Th…

Read more: Take the Cuisson afternoon tea at The Burlington Arcade with ex-Fat Duck pastry chef

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