It's all about restaurants relocating; Boopshi's, Arbutus, Mishkin's, Green's, Brasserie Chavot - they're all at it. Rising rates or struggling business? You decide. In critic news, Grace Dent wrote a hilarious review of the new Patty&Bun in Soho, Fay Maschler wasn't overly keen on Theo Randall at the Intercontinental and Jay Rayner plugged his tour on Twitter, for a change.
Thomas Kochs, ex general manager of the fabulous Claridge’s, is now the managing director at Café Royal on Regent St. The Ivy Collection continues world domination by opening sites in St. John’s Wood and possibly Guildford and Bob Bob Ricard (the place with the ‘press for Champagne’ button) is opening a whopper in the City. We’re also looking forward to the opening of Padella in Borough Market (a pasta restaurant from the Trullo team) and Restaurant Ours from Tom Sellers. See our full list of hotly anticipated restaurants here.
Indian small plates in Brixton. Kricket was one of the best meals we've had in yonks
We filmed an interview with Asia de Cuba's exec chef Luis Pous
Korean BBQ where the food is cooked in the middle of your table. Koba in Fitzrovia is super fun