One hotel. Five stars. 197 rooms and 24 hours in the kitchen. As London’s grandest hotel publishes its first cookbook, Frankie McCoy puts on her chef’s whites.
A Wong is to open a second site at Bloomberg Arcade, Cubitt House has announced they will open The Coach Makers Arms on Marylebone Lane and charity dinner series Upstairs at Trinity launches in November in aid of Centrepoint. In other news, it has been confirmed that the ex-Grain Store site will be taken by the Ivy Collection, Kitchup have launched a 100k crowdfunding campaign and Hackney restaurant Legs will be arriving in Leicester Square's W hotel this week for a new 'dining series'.
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In the 1950s, she was the only woman working in her restaurant kitchen. In the 70s, she won a Michelin star at the Carved Angel. The OFM judges celebrate a food pioneer.
In challenging the American throwaway culture built on entitlement and instant gratification, Alice Waters has changed the way we think about food.
Former NOPI Head Chef Ramael Scully is to open a restaurant in St James’s Market in the new year, the Pergola team have announced “epicurean avenue” The Prince at West Brompton Crossing and Club Gascon reopens after its refurb. In other news, 184 Green + Grill is to open in Notting Hill next month and London hospitality gets charitable with annual fundraisers StreetSmart and Auction Against Hunger.
From Tel Aviv to Tower Bridge. Here are The Dumbwaiter's Best Bites of the Week.
Acclaimed Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In has introduced a pre-pay booking system, Mackie Mayor will open their Northern Quarter market on 17 October and Swedish health-food mini-chain Friska is coming to Manchester Science Park. Over in Leeds Caddick Developments have announced their plans for SOYO, Mahmood Mazhar is to redevelop a Merrion Street site and Liverpool is to get the north-west's first Rosa’s Thai.
Lights! Camera! Culinary School Will Teach Instagram Skills
All it shows is that technology is moving so fast, that certain things we have been used to for so long are now becoming redundant.
For those running truly sustainable restaurants, it's about so much more than simply what's on the menu, and they don't feel the need to shout about it either
Big names are coming to The Kitchens in Old Spitalfields Market, Koya is to open in The Bloomberg Arcade and the winners of the SRA's Food Made Good awards have been announced. In other news, Swingers are to open a vast 20,000sq ft site in the old BHS building, and Italian is the order of the day with new openings Passo and Flour & Grape. In addition, ToastED is to reopen as a new Terroirs, whilst Nape is to pop up in the West End.
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Harry’s Dolci from Caprice Holdings is due to open in Knightsbridge in December, the latest outpost of Cinnamon Kitchen has been announced for Battersea Power Station and soba noodle specialists Yen is to open at the 190 Strand development in November. In other news, CODE congratulates the new recipients of the Michelin Bib Gourmands, Dabbawala is to open on Maddox Street and Simon Wright has been working on an urban cidery just off Maltby Street Market.