30 Weeks, 52 Stars, 25 Chefs Not to mention 30 years. VILA VITA Parc knows how to celebrate an anniversary. Anything that’s lasted 30 years deserves a party. At Portuguese clifftop resort VILA VITA Parc, they’ve just gone a little further than opening a bottle of champagne or booking a nice restaurant. They’ve organised some…
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We DO Talk About Bruno

The Michelin-starred Northcote reopens its cooking school Lancashire’s Northcote stepped up to the (hot) plate during lockdown. Their gourmet boxes were among the best out there. Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen popped up on various series of Great British Menu. And their reopening was cheered by fans of seriously good food across the UK. We’re not sure…
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Simply The Best?

Until the end of May, the World’s Best Steak menu is available in London Lots of places claim to serve the world’s best steaks. For the rest of May 2022, London’s Heliot Steak House may just be delivering them. Executive chef Ioannis Grammenos – Heliot’s exec chef and, it says here, the world’s first Meatologist…
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FIEND. And Friends

FIEND + R = two very special nights in West London.         According to Giles Coren, a chef like Chris Denney “comes along only once or twice in a decade.” Some probably say the same about Ynyshir’s Gareth Ward and HIDE’s Ollie Dabbous, which makes the probability of the forthcoming Fiend & Friends evenings something that…
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Tokyo. Via Brixton.

Brixton Market’s acclaimed handroll bar Temaki is hosting a special dinner TEMAKI, Shaulan Steenson’s acclaimed sushi spot in Brixton, is the place to be on 26 April. Steenson’s CV includes stints at Hakkoku and Sushijin, two of Japan’s most respected sushi restaurants, and, for one night only, he’ll be drawing heavily on that experience for…
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SÉZANNE Takes Your Hand

Daniel Calvert’s French restaurant at Four Seasons Tokyo declared one of Asia’s 50 Best. Being declared one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in the awards scheme of the same name is a hell of an achievement. Being declared one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants when you’ve only been open a year though? Chapeau, M. Calvert.…
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Scotto Voce

There are pop-ups. And there are Carlo Scotto pop-ups. In advance of opening his new restaurant Amethyst in Mayfair, Michelin-experienced, Italian-born chef Carlo Scotto will be testing the waters with a short run at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Formerly of Xier in Marylebone, where he had the likes of Grace Dent…
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Drink. Dine. Create.

Coffee, cocktails, cicchetti and creativity are on the menu at The Thin White Duke David Bowie has inspired many things. Musicians. Artists. The 2012 Great Britain Olympics Team. And now he’s inspired an all-day bar / restaurant / recording studio in Soho. And, indeed, why not? Created by production designer Sasha and musician Giovanni Almonte,…
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The Dark Night

Dark dining experience Dans Le Noir? gets a stately home spin… Staffordshire’s Swinfen Hall Hotel – a 250-year old country mansion set in 100 acres – is keeping diners in the dark through March 2022 as Dans Le Noir?, the world-renowned “dine in the dark” experience, pops up there for a month. With restaurants in…
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Top Table

With only 16 covers a day, Roketsu will be one of London’s most exclusive restaurants Kaiseki is a form of Japanese dining that elevates an already frequently precise cuisine to even higher levels. Originally a meal served to Buddhist monks at tea ceremonies, Kaiseki’s simple, meditative qualities remain. It’s now a multi-course meal of small…
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