Big news today. Neil Borthwick announced on Instagram today that he has left Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch and from next week will be in Soho cooking at The French House.
"I stepped down as head chef at Merchants Tavern earlier this year," the chef (pictured here with wife Angela Hartnett) tweeted. "and I want to say a big thanks to all the team for their hard work and dedication over the last 5 years, it’s been a blast and I know you will go on to great
Who doesn't love a cracking set lunch deal? Right now it seems one of the top spots for doing just that in Soho is Rambla. Having heard that they had a new Menu del Dia in place - and it being a while since we were last in - we decided to head back to try it. And it's good to see that the place, besides being rammed, is still turning out freaking fantastic food.
If you haven't been before, this Dean Street restaurant is run by chef and
Try out this new Soho chippy and get 50% off your food bill
Polpetto (from the same stable as the Polpo family) has been given a new lease of life with a redesign, a new chef at the helm and a new menu and wine list to boot too.
It sounds like the space has had a total revamp, with an entirely new layout, styling and design. Booths will run along the walls and we’ve been told there'll be better spacing with larger tables, which will come in hand for the new menus which are designed for sharing and feasting. The chefs
Be the first to try this new Pan-Asian tapas restaurant in Soho and save 30% off the total bill.
They've done Burger and Lobster, and with Beast steak and king crab and now the people behind those places and Goodman are bringing something new. This time it's Black Cod and Wagyu.
It'll be taking over the main Zelman Meats bar in St Anne's Court, where their head chef Olly Bird is preparing black cod cooked in miso and 200g Wagyu steaks. It's carrying
Ever wanted a place that would just concentrate on getting its chips right? Where that's all you could order without being bothered by any of that fish or burger nonsense? Well, here's your chance as Chipnation is opening on Soho.
Yes, it just serves up chips. And it's mainly a takeaway spot - not a place where you linger with them, more something to take on the streets with you around Soho. And we have to
We've known for quite a while that London's very own Asma Khan was going to be the star of the upcoming Netflix TV series but were sworn to secrecy until Netflix deemed it time to go live with the info. And, honestly, we just couldn't be more pleased. Asma's rise to star restaurateur and chef status hasn't been an easy one, as she tells us below, but it's most definitely been an inspirational one.
If you haven't watched
The fish and chips restaurant with the great name used to be on the market at Berwick Street. Now they're coming back to Soho for good.
Eric Chavot has revamped the Sunday lunch at Bob Bob Ricard - adding a French touch. We went along to see the results...
It's not the first time that The Clumsies, now number 6 on the World's Best Bars list, have been to London but if you missed them the first time around - here's another chance.
The original is in Athens, set up by Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis, but at
Yes we know the best of the Summer may well be behind us, but we're still up for as much ice cream as we can handle (i.e. a lot). And as such, we quite love the idea of the latest Ben and Jerry's creation - the Ice Ice Bagel. Yes indeed, that's a bagel ice-cream sandwich (made with Scotland's Bross Bagels).
There are two on offer - and they are:
With a cocktail list by Matt Whiley and a breakfast menu that includes a special breakfast pot pie, we're intrigued by the arrival of this large new all day brasserie.
If you love nothing more than getting stuck into a kebab then prepare to have your horizons widened by Berenjak, who’ll be focusing on recreating proper Persian-style kebabs, stews, sides, with a Soho twist.
Updated 18/8/18 with finalist details
Always one of our favourite nights of the year, the Croquetas Challenge is gearing up for its 2018 event. Now in its third year, this competitive comparison of London restaurants' best croquetas takes place at Ember Yard in Soho and they've already got a cracking line-up.
In the mix so far this year are Rovi, Farang, Eneko, Salt Yard, Opera Tavern, Aqua Nueva, Carousel, Blanchette, Brindisa, Jugged Hare, Claw
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