Nominations for the YBFs (Young British Foodie awards) have opened and this year, along with the usuals; street food, chef, front of house, they've added a food sharing category - yet more proof of the power of social media in the world of food. And speaking of social, anyone else find the @MichelinGuideUK's whingey resto tweets a bit cringey?
London's health surge continues with the Hemsley + Hemsley girls opening a cafe in Selfridges, Cafe Monico by Soho House has opened on Shaftesbury Avenue, The London Coffee Festival is imminent at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane (more info here) and tickets went on sale for Taste of London (the Summer foodie festival that takes over Regent's Park) - book here.
Oh, and there was beef between two industry heavyweights on the everlasting issue of restaurant no shows - read both sides of the argument here and here.
The new Pitt Cue Co - it's bigger, better and the food is just as meatily magical. Click above for the full review
That is one suave looking soufflé and it's served at Koffmann's at The Berkeley. Old school charm at its best
Holland Park has just gained itself the wonderful Six Portland Road - a neighbourhood local we all long for
If like us, you love a good plate, then this is the lass to follow. London based Denmark born Stine Dulong makes some of the prettiest ceramics around used by many a top London chef.
The lobster tom yum at Chinatown's hot pot hot spot Shuang Shuang. A citrusy and subtly fiery broth with the freshest lobster cooked at your own individual hot pot. Big yes.
On average last year, Duck and Waffle sold 10,582 duck and waffles a month. That poor chef on waffle duty!
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