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New restaurants around the globe

Posted on: March 10, 2016


Bloomberg’s Tejal Rao compiled a list of noteworthy recent and upcoming restaurant opening around the world. The first entry may not be promising (Shake Shack LA), but it gets better. A handy list, whether you find yourself in Chicago (Smyth) or Hong Kong (Belon).


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Please. Just stop.

Posted on: January 16, 2016


The Observer’s restaurant critic Jay Rayner is an opinionated man, so he wasn’t shy about sharing his list of suggestions (demands?) for restaurateurs, chefs and front of house staff.



The Fat Duck relaunched

Posted on: October 28, 2015


After a six month closure for renovation (and a stint in Melbourne), The Fat Duck in Bray is open again, and  Heston Blumenthal has a story to tell.

“The move to Australia was a great opportunity to question what the Fat Duck is. In the sense that we cook food and it’s served to people, we’re a restaurant. But that’s not much, is it? The fact is the Fat Duck is about storytelling. I wanted to think about the whole approach of what we do in those terms”, he told The Observer in August.

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From rainbow chard with yuzu to school meals

Posted on: August 15, 2015


On The Guardian’s Word of Mouth blog, former Nopi chef Nicole Pisani talks about the challenges and rewards of her decision to become a school chef:


“The more we talk about where food comes from in the classroom, the more interested the children become in trying things for themselves – although I might have gone too far when I did a tour of the classes with two lobsters”


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Pre-pay tickets coming to London restaurants

Posted on: April 12, 2015

Clove Club restaurant reviews

Would you buy a ticket for a meal at a restaurant the way you do for a play or football match? Michelin-starred restaurant The Clove Club in Shoreditch thinks you would. The restaurant has partnered with restaurant reservation system Tock and will require diners to pre-pay for dinner. Tickets can’t be cancelled (just like at the theatre) but they can be re-sold.

Clove Club chef Isaac McHale is aware that ”It’s going to ruffle a few feathers. But everyone has a problem with no shows and short-seated tables”.

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Walkie Talkie Update: The Restaurants of 20 Fenchurch Street

Posted on: February 2, 2015

20 Fenchurch Street restaurants

It’s been a while since we’ve written about what’s going on in the Sky Garden at the top of the Walkie Talkie (or 20 Fenchurch Street as it prefers to be called). But the restaurants are open now so head over to our Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill profile page to see what the critics think of the flagship operation. Or have a look at the Sky Garden website to see how the Darwin Brasserie turned out or gasp at the views from the Sky Pod Bar.


In 2013 we wrote:

Londoners are getting more and more options for high-rise dining all across town. In the last 12 months, the Capital’s Read more »

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Where top chefs eat out in London

Posted on: October 12, 2014


Bloomberg’s chief food critic Richard Vines recently updated his survey to find out where leading UK chefs eat on a night out in London. Japanese noodle specialist Koya, Shoreditch destination Clove Club, Indian newcomer Gymkhana and newly Michelin starred Barrafina all got multiple votes, along with Notting Hill’s The Ledbury.

Check out the full list here.


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London Michelin Stars for 2015 announced

Posted on: September 27, 2014


The 2015 Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland is out and as usual the winners and losers are making headlines. Focusing on London, let’s dive right into the results:


London’s two triple-Michelin-starred restaurants stay at the top…


…but six restaurants join the 1-Michelin-star ranks…

Michelin awards 2015 Bib Gourmands for New York

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Michelin New York

Michelin’s 2015 Bib Gourmand list for New York is out. Every restaurant on the list offers two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less.

For many observers the most intriguing of the Michelin lists, the “Bib” often includes up and coming restaurants to complement the more established ‘starry’ establishments. This year, newcomers include Laotian-inspired Khe-Yo, East Village Italian Bar Primi and many more.

Plan your next trip with the full 2015 Michelin list and follow FoodVerdicts on Twitter to stay up to date with the restaurant scene in London Read more »

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2015 Good Food Guide Top 50 restaurants

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Good Food Guide 2015

The Good Food Guide announced their list of top 50 restaurants last week. The top 3 restaurants (L’Enclume, The Fat Duck and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay) all scored a perfect 10 with London restaurants featuring heavily in the top 10 list (Hibiscus, Pollen Street Social, The Square, The Ledbury).

Newcomer, Fera at Claridge’s by Simon Rogan, came in at no. 19 on the list.

Read the Telegraph article here

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