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Organic farm to open eco-restaurant in Lancashire
Gazegill Organics, based in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, is set to open an eco-restaurant at its 250-acre farm as the trend for sustainable restaurants continues.
Leandro Carreira to open Portuguese taberna
Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira, formerly of Londrino in London Bridge, is to open a Portuguese restaurant where Bonnie Gull resided in Soho.
Hakkasan Group promotes Tobias Brauweiler MS to group sommelier
Hospitality group Hakkasan has appointed Tobias Brauweiler MS as its group sommelier, several months after the departure of its longstanding head of wine, Christine Parkinson.
Come to Chelsea to taste the top celebrity drops
Curious to try the wines from stars such as John Malkovich and Sarah Jessica Parker? Then come to the Wine Show Chelsea from this Friday to Sunday.
Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
We round up this week’s restaurant news, from the conversion of a London bus into a Turkish kebab restaurant and the opening of a pop-up Tiffany’s café to the arrest of four people over a machete attack at a Hove wine bar.
Winemaker Dave Phinney to open fried chicken restaurant
Winemaker Dave Phinney is to open a 120-seat fried chicken restaurant as part of a development to create a “city” for 75,000 people on Mare Island just outside San Francisco.
WLC Eats: Ampéli
WLC’s resident bon vivant, Lucy Shaw, heads to smashing Greek newcomer Ampéli on Charlotte Street for sensational smoked cod’s roe, subtly spiced potato burik, and a cherry-scented Xinomavro.
WLC Eats: Davies and Brook
WLC’s resident gourmand, Lucy Shaw, heads to Daniel Humm’s Davies and Brook at Claridge’s for heavenly honey and lavender dry-aged duck, a silky Côte Rôtie, and milk and honey soft serve.
New on WLC
New on Wine List Confidential: Trade
Trade in London’s Soho, a kindly priced members club for those connected to the hospitality industry, was brought into being by two star Master Sommelier operators.
New on Wine List Confidential: Bottles
At Bottles in London’s Spitalfields, guests can explore wines from Italy and beyond at the wine bar which boasts a sustainable kitchen, terrace and communal counter.