Hot Dinners takes a closer look at the top ten restaurants from the 2018 World's 50 Best Restaurants List to find out what's so great about them.
The results are in, and it's been a good year for Europe in general, grabbing six of the Top 10 restaurants on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But there could be only one winner and this year it was a return to the podium for Massimo Bottura and his Modena restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Bottura, in accepting the award, told his fellow chefs: "I'm going to use all these
As the restaurant world prepares for next week's reveal of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2018, the creators of the list have amped up the excitement by releasing in advance the second half of the list from 51 to 100. The reason you want to pay attention to this is it's a good way to work out what may be new to the list that really matters next week.
So, right now there are three UK restaurants that we know of on the 51-100 portion. Heston Blumenthal's The Fat
The National Restaurant Awards have been announced and it's very good news for Soho's Kiln. Last year it was a new entry at number nine - and now it's jumped right to the top of the list. And it's not the only restaurant Ben Chapman has in the top 100 as the new Smoking Goat in Shoreditch also makes it to number 68.
Another big winner is Sabor -
Fortnum and Mason's Diamond Jubilee salon was heaving last night with the unpasteurised cream of the food world, there to celebrate the Piccadilly's food store's sixth annual Food & Drink Awards. Hot Dinners spotted all manner of people in the fray including Mary Berry, Rick Stein, Mark Hix, Nuno Mendes, Jose Pizarro - and even Piers Morgan.
Master of ceremonies was F&M's CEO Ewan
It's been a cracking couple of days for London chef Clare Smyth. Last night Core was named Best Restaurant at the GQ Restaurant Awards. And today the Chef Patron of Core in Notting Hill, was announced as the - wait for it - elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 <draws breath>.
We took a look at
Is it awards season already? GQ kicked things off this week with their food and drink awards, with both the new - Core by Clare Smyth - and the older - Bob Bob Ricard getting recognised. And there's also deserved recognition of the Sethis who seem to have a golden touch on their restaurants (Bao, Lyles, Bubbledogs, Hoppers to name a few).
Here's who went home with a prize last
Borough Wine & Beers, who know a thing or two about hosting pop-ups, has announced that its first residency in their Kensal Rise branch will be Zijun Meng and Ana Goncalves of the Portuguese/Chinese-inspired restaurant TĀ TĀ Eatery. It’ll be a three-month residency, and form part of Borough Wine Kensal Rise's Chef Development Series.
Best known for their year in Haggerston’s Curio Cabal, TĀ
Last night the 6th British kebab awards took place with what's rapidly becoming a legendary awards party. 2017's event - which took place on the same night as the Oscars - briefly outdid the Academy Awards for trending on Twitter. It turned out to be quite an emotional night with organiser Ibrahim Dogus declaring that; "In an otherwise darkened street, the kebab shop is the light that never goes out."
And although neither Sadiq Khan or Jeremy Corbyn
Just in time for International Women's Day, CODE - who cover all aspects of the hospitality industry - have unveiled their list of the 100 Most Influential Women in UK Hospitality.
And it's quite a list - featuring the very best of chefs, restaurateurs, wine and drink folk, influencers, leaders, front of house, marketing, media and more. And we're all very proud of our own Catherine Hanly, editor
Eight London pubs made this year's 50 Best Gastropubs list - here's why
We told you all about our favourite places to eat in 2017 and then we asked you to let us know what your favourite new restaurant of 2017 was. And you didn't disappoint us. Now the votes have been tallied and we have a winner....
2017 may have been an annus horriblis for the world in general, but as far as the London restaurant scene is concerned it was quite a different story. We pick out the restaurants where we had the most memorable meals in over the course of 2017
We've told you what we thought of 2017's restaurants, now it's your turn. Tell us what is your favourite restaurant of 2017 - and you could win a prize into the bargain...
CODE’s list of London’s most inspirational hospitality staff in the UK under 30 has just been released for 2018, and boy are things ever looking promising for the capital’s restaurant scene.
The ranking is based on “young individuals who have offered a notable contribution in redefining hospitality across the UK throughout 2017” and is packed with bright young things who
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