Noble Rot partners with The Wine Society
Noble Rot Mayfair has opened a new cellar private dining room with a special collection from The Wine Society to welcome the occasion.
London’s hottest restaurant openings: December 2023
Christmas is the time of year to eat, drink and be merry – here are some of the new London spots worth dropping by this festive season.
Tributes paid to Russell Norman
The restaurateur credited with transforming London’s dining scene with the opening of Polpo, Spuntino and Brutto, died last week at the age of 57.
Mendoza sweeps up Michelin stars
In the very first edition of the Michelin Guide in Argentina, Mendoza took home four of the six stars in an awards ceremony last week firmly placing the wine region at the top of any gastronome’s bucket list of places to visit.
WLC Eats: The Clove Club, Shoreditch
Douglas Blyde heads to what was once Shoreditch Town Hall to visit The Clove Club. While there, he explores the two Michelin-starred restaurant’s “masterful” and “memorable” tasting menu, and raises the question of why chef-patron Isaac McHale hasn’t written a book yet.
Norfolk pub owner uses canoe in face of floods
A pub landlord in Surlingham, Norfolk, estimated losses of £80,000 over the last two years due to floods, and has had to employ one unconventional method to transport deliveries and staff to work.
UK’s biggest nightclub operator pivots into bars
Rekom, the largest nightclub group in Northern Europe, has hired consulting firm AlixPartners to assist in shifting its focus towards bars as clubs in the UK struggle.
This winter is crunch time for the hospitality sector
Despite widespread relief over Jeremy Hunt “freezing” alcohol duty in his Autumn Statement last week, the next few months will be like walking a tightrope for many pubs and restaurants.
Welsh winery gets protected status for its sparkling wines
Velfrey Vineyard has been awarded a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for its sparkling Bruts. db discovers what makes Pembrokeshire fizz so unique.
WLC Eats: Sushi By MASA
Douglas Blyde discovers if Sushi by MASA in the Harrods Dining Hall really is worth the price tag, or whether it’s papering over the cracks with an abundance of caviar and black truffle.
Champagne Taittinger announces winning UK chef
The UK winner of the 56th Le Taittinger International Culinary Prize has been announced ahead of January’s grand final in Paris.