• Cafe Royal scoops ex-Greenhouse chef Alex Dilling for brand new restaurant

    alex dilling hotel cafe royal

    After the shock closure of the Greenhouse, along with its stablemates The Square, back in 2020, all eyes were on the restaurant's chef Alex Dilling to see what he did next. Fast forward two years and the answer to that is he's opening a brand new restaurant at the Hotel Cafe Royal.

    Called Alex Dilling – At Hotel Café Royal the restaurant will take over the space that once housed the equally eponymously named

  • Covent Garden has a new rooftop bar on top of the Amano hotel

    amano hotel rooftop bar london

    German boutique hotel group Amano has just had a very under-the-radar launch of its first UK hotel. The new opening is in the heart of Covent Garden with a restaurant, bar and - the important bit - a Skybar with great views over London.

    Mikey Lucombe (formerly at The Mandrake) is running the bar side of things at the hotel which includes a basement bar that aims to bring Berlin vibes to London. Up on the seventh floor

  • Test Driving The Lanesborough Grill - modern British in a glamorous setting

    lanesborough grill restaurant review london hotel

    The arrival of chef Shay Cooper means that this splendid hotel dining room now has a menu that lives up to the opulent surroundings. 

  • Test Driving Restaurant 1890 by Gordon Ramsay at The Savoy - a little gem of a hotel restaurant

    Restaurant 1890 by Gordon Ramsay at The Savoy review

    Gordon Ramsay's third restaurant at The Savoy has room for just 26 diners. Here's what it's like to eat there.

  • The Westbury is becoming The St Regis London, adding a new restaurant

    The Westbury is becoming The St Regis London, adding a new restaurant

    London's run of fancy new hotels is continuing apace. Alongside One Hundred Shoreditch, there are also big plans for Admiralty Arch,

  • The Twenty Two in Mayfair sees old Picture restaurant duo reuniting

    the twenty two hotel restaurant mayfair london

    We're quietly excited about the upcoming all day restaurant that's part of The Twenty Two opening on Grosvenor Square. There hasn't been a lot revealed so far but it does see a reunion on two chefs that last worked together at the much-loved Picture.

    Alan Christie has taken the role of Executive chef while his former partner Colin Kelly will be Head Chef of the restaurant at this Mayfair spot. Given

  • One Hundred Shoreditch will have a new seafood restaurant and a Mr Lyan bar

    One Hundred Shoreditch will have a new seafood restaurant and a Mr Lyan bar

    17/1/22 - Updated with photos

    London's Ace Hotel didn't manage to last the pandemic, with confirmation that it had closed permanently back in September. But just because Ace has gone doesn't mean that there won't be a hotel there. Instead - One Hundred Shoreditch will be opening in the space in 2022. 

    It comes from the group who also own the swanky

  • Raffles London at the Old War Office is headed up by Mirazur's Mauro Colagreco

    The New Raffles London at the Old War Office will have a lot of new restaurants

    Updated 20/12/21 with first chef announcement

    Another of London's well-known historic buildings is being turned into a hotel (along with plans for Admiralty Arch and the

  • The Gantry London at Stratford will feature a 18th floor sky bar and destination restaurant

    The Gantry hotel london opening in Stratford

    Updated 15/10/21 with menu and opening date

    With Allegra at The Stratford getting such good reviews, the owners of new Stratford spot The Gantry London will be hoping for similar success.

    Their new hotel is part of the Curio Collection (a Hilton offshoot that also includes The Trafalgar and Lincoln Plaza). The 18 storey building was built by Ardmore who also did The Ned and Corinthia

  • Gordon Ramsay is opening The River Restaurant at The Savoy

    gordon ramsay savoy london

    Updated 29/921 with opening date and booking info

    Big news over at The Savoy today where Gordon Ramsay is opening a second restaurant at the landmark London hotel.

    The chef will be taking over The River Restaurant, in the space that's currently Kaspar's. Chef Matt Worswick, who's also the executive chef at Ramsay's other Savoy restaurant, the Savoy Grill, will be running the kitchen there

  • Staycation in Mayfair - we overnight at the relaunched The Beaumont


    This Art-Deco inspired Mayfair hotel took an extended leave of absence over the past year or so to allow the creation of a new bar as well as gently redesigning the lobby, restaurant and terrace. We checked ourselves in for an overnight stay and tried both The Colony Grill Room and the new bar. 

  • Galvin brothers to open Galvin Bar & Grill at the Kimpton Fitzroy on Russell Square

    galvin bar and grill russell square

    There's a changing of the guard at the Kimpton Fitzroy hotel on Russell Square as hotel restaurant experts the Galvin Brothers get ready to take over the space where Neptune was.

    Where there used to be seafood served up, the menu will now take inspiration from ethically sourced meat as Chris and Jeff are teaming up with Head Chef Adam Gray who was part of the launch team of The Ethical Butcher.


  • Beaverbrook Town House opens on Sloane Street with a sushi restaurant and Art Deco bar

    beaverbrook town house london bar

    Sloane Street now has a new boutique hotel worth checking out. Beaverbrook Town House is the London outpost of the luxury Surrey hotel with 15 suites overlooking Cadogan Gardens.

    The hotel's Fuji Grill and Omakase Sushi Bar is going to be serving up sushi, sashimi and nigiri alongside dishes like ‘Charcoal’ Wagyu with Juniper Miso. You can also opt to let Head Chef Alex Del (ex-Roka) decide what to cook if you

  • The Goring goes all Parks and Recreation with their Shetland pony Teddy

    teddy pony at the goring london

    In a real life homage to Parks and Recreation's Lil' Sebastian, The Goring has only gone and got itself a little old Shetland Pony for the summer.

    Teddy belongs to the Goring family who run the hotel and, for the duration of his stay, at the hotel he'll enjoy the use of a five star luxury stable in their capacious garden. And while the Teddy afternoon tea is already fully booked up, the hotel still has overnight

  • The Beaumont (and Colony Grill) is coming back with a new look

    beaumont magritte bar london 

    11/8/21 - Updated with photos

    It's been closed ever since the first lockdown, but now The Beaumont hotel in Mayfair is finally reopening - and there are a fair few changes as it re-emerges. 

    The hotel, once run by Corbin & King, is just a few steps from Oxford Street. Both the bar and restaurant have always been pretty handy for escaping the shopping masses (who


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