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.
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New on Wine List Confidential: The Drop
Originally built to store coal to power Victorian London, before becoming a Mecca for clubbers, Coal Drop’s Yard, home to The Drop wine bar, has become an impressively rehabilitated culinary quarter.
New on Wine List Confidential: Stem
Unrecognisable from its past as a Thai Square site, Stem is Mark Jarvis’ Mayfair gem lit by gold strip-lights, with a popular chef’s table for six guests and an engaging, reasonable list.
New on Wine List Confidential: Imperial Treasure
Service is as smooth as a 1982 Château Léoville Barton at the European debut of Asia’s acclaimed Imperial Treasure group, based in St. James’s.
New on Wine List Confidential: Kerridge’s Bar & Grill
Tom Kerridge’s new restaurant at London’s Corinthia Hotel boasts a budding, searching, flavour-forward list keenly exploring both England and Germany.
Wine List Confidential revisited: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
At chef Gordon Ramsay’s flagship London outpost, sommelier James Lloyd is devoted to one of the country’s most considered and food-focused lists.
English fizz supply is set to double – but will the demand follow?
The production of English sparkling wine is set to double within the next decade – but who’s going to buy it?
540 jobs lost as 22 Gaucho sister sites close
Having filed for administration this week, Argentine steakhouse chain Gaucho has announced that it is to close all 22 of its Cau restaurants, which will result in 540 job losses.