10 London restaurants to look forward to in 2021
While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Raffles names wine director for new London hotel
Vincenzo Arnese has been announced as director of wine for Raffles London at The OWO, the luxury hotel group’s first UK outpost.
Chef ‘gobsmacked’ after couple who stole £150,000 from restaurant dodge jail
Chef Stephen Terry, whose Abergavenny restaurant The Hardwick was defrauded of £150,000 by two of his employees, has slammed the judge’s decision to suspend the culprits’ sentences.
MasterChef winner’s Park Lane restaurant closes after six months
MasterChef: The Professionals winner Alex Webb’s restaurant at The InterContinental London has been closed by “mutual agreement”, despite only opening in December last year.
Côte launches asparagus cocktail
To mark the start of the English asparagus season, French brasserie chain Côte has rolled out an unusual cocktail made using the vegetable at a number of its restaurants.
New look Gelupo reopens
Gelupo, Bocca Di Lupo restaurateur Jacob Kenedy’s Soho gelateria, has reopened with a new makeover and a new drinks menu.
London Wine Fair 2023 shows ‘wine industry firing on all cylinders’
The organisers of London Wine Fair have reported that the 2023 show, which took place earlier this week, saw a significant year-on-year increase in visitors, with a third of them working in the on-trade.
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs names young UK chef and sommelier of 2023
International gastronomic network Chaîne des Rôtisseurs announced the UK winners for its Young Chef and Young Sommelier of the Year prize at a ceremony last week.
Claridge’s culinary director leaves after one year
Chef Dmitri Magi has announced that he will be leaving Claridge’s hotel this summer after a year in the role of culinary director to pursue “new opportunities in the industry”.
Simon Rogan opens restaurant in Malta
L’Enclume restaurateur Simon Rogan has announced the opening of ION Harbour, a new “hyper-local” eatery in the Maltese capital of Valletta.
Pub beer garden named Cornwall’s most nature-friendly
An initiative from the University of Exeter, St. Austell Brewery and Cornwall Wildlife Trust has recognised The St. Kew Inn, near Bodmin, as having the county of Cornwall’s most wildlife-friendly beer garden.
Woman survives five days in Australian bush on wine and sweets
A 48-year-old woman survived being left stranded in Australian bushland thanks to lollipops and a bottle of wine, despite being teetotal.