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
Of all the restaurant awards in town, The Tatler awards are among the hardest to predict - veering away from the usual suspects while still delivering gongs to much-deserved spots. And this year's list is no exception with a well-earned Test of Time award for Rochelle Canteen as well as the top prize to 108 Garage. Who will be very pleased, given the imminent launch of
It's the time of year again when the Evening Standard reveals its 1000 most influential people in London - the Progress 1000. And in addition to a truly deserved top 12 of every day London heroes, it's also time to reveal the top "Tastemakers"
It's fair to say there are a lot of restaurant awards throughout the year - with stars, rosettes and more given out all over the place. But if there's one that we always look forward to all year long, it's the Observer Food Monthly Awards (they really do know how to throw a good bash). Last night's festivities were presided over by the paper's restaurant critic Jay Rayner and Nigella Lawson who described the event as "extraordinary...I loathe the word
The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards may be the only awards list of the year where you'll find a Nando's sitting alongside popups like Coppa Club or high end London restaurants like Eneko at One Aldwych.
The annual awards recognises the best design in the hospitality sector, covering everything from hotel restaurants to pubs. On the judging committee are a few London food folk including chef James Lowe, Richard Corrigan and restaurateurs Trevor Gulliver from
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