In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Future of two Michelin-starred The Ledbury uncertain
The future of Notting Hill’s two Michelin-starred The Ledbury looks uncertain after chef and owner Brett Graham said he couldn’t reopen the restaurant with social distancing in place.
Wine worth over £112,000 stolen from Michelin-starred restaurant
Between 50 and 60 bottles of wine worth around one million Danish kroner (£112,000) have been stolen after thieves smashed through a wall in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Copenhagen.
Paul Bocuse’s restaurant loses third Michelin star
L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges in Lyon, run by famed French chef Paul Bocuse until his death in 2018, has lost the third Michelin star it has continuously held since 1965.
Singapore gets its first three Michelin-starred restaurants
Singapore’s wait for a three Michelin-starred restaurant is over with no less than two venues getting the coveted three pips in the latest edition of the city’s Michelin Guide.
London’s cheapest Michelin star meals revealed
Leroy in Hackney has been revealed to be the restaurant offering the least expensive Michelin-starred food in the UK, while The Fat Duck is the priciest.
Chef Tom Kerridge to host BBC TV series to save ‘much loved pubs’
Michelin-awarded chef Tom Kerridge is set to host a documentary series on BBC2 shining a light on the UK’s struggling pub industry.
From NY to London: Lyle’s to host guest chef Junghyun Park
Chef Junghyun Park will join the team at Michelin-starred Lyle’s in London for two nights this month proffering modern Korean cuisine as part of the restaurant’s Guest Series.
Five of the best Indian restaurants for wine lovers in London
We round up some of the best Indian restaurants in London for those looking for a spice fix, but without sacrificing their love of wine.
Cristiano Ronaldo spends £27k on wine in 15 minute bar visit
Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo spent £27,000 on two bottles of red wine on a 15 minute trip to a Mayfair restaurant this week, and reportedly didn’t finish the second bottle.
Staff at this Michelin-starred restaurant in Scotland only work four-day weeks to ‘fuel creative flare’
A Michelin-starred restaurant in Edinburgh is trailing a four-day working week for its staff to improve their creativity and promote a healthy work-life balance.
London’s new Michelin stars revealed
Six new London restaurants were awarded a Michelin star last night at the unveiling of the 2019 Michelin guide to the UK, while Clare Smyth’s Core in Notting Hill scooped two stars off the bat.
Welsh restaurant hands back Michelin star
A Welsh restaurant that has held a Michelin star for the past seven years is handing back the accolade in order to ‘to focus on family’, following in the footsteps of French chef Sebastien Bras and Marco Pierre White in passing over the culinary institution.