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  • st john 25th birthday party

    There are bound to be a few sore heads in London today (including ours) following the riotous partying in Smithfield at St John restaurant last night.

    Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver threw one hell of a bash to celebrate both the restaurant's quarter-century anniversary and the launch of their new book, The Book of St John.

    There were platters of pigs heads, Welsh rarebit, snails wrapped in bacon and buns of suckling pig and

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  • roomJosé makes his speech while the Spanish Ambassador and José's mother look on

    Last night, we headed over to the Spanish Embassy where there was quite the shindig in honour of

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  • The Murphia Party

    To celebrate the publication of our fifth annual Murphia List - showcasing the most influential Irish people working in London's food and drink scene - Hot Dinners had quite a shindig this week. We took over NUMBER SIX at The Marylebone hotel - one of the rather beautiful event spaces within the hotel (which is part of the Doyle

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  • galette de rois connaught

    Given that they're usually the ones providing the hospitality, there's nothing London's restaurant folk like more than a good party themselves. And the annual Galette des Rois hosted by Helene Darroze at The Connaught is hands-down one of the best of the year.

    Last night, throngs of chefs, food writers and restaurateurs pitched up at the hotel in Mayfair for the now-traditional January shindig. In the crowd, we spotted Raymond Blanc (who ...

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  • tagliolini

    To Sketch last night where chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurant Mourad Mazouz threw a party in the two Michelin-star The Lecture Room & Library to celebrate the Mayfair restaurant's 15th birthday.

    In a speech before dinner, Mourad regaled guests with some of the terrible reviews he'd had in the first few years of opening including The Telegraph's Jan Moir, "diners booking Sketch can expect a fresh kind of hell" to The Guardian's Matthew Fort who said

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