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The 10 Best New London Restaurants to Try Right Now | Hospitality Ireland

hospitalityireland.com — Restaurants are opening at a dizzying pace in London. You can't give them all a spin. So let's sort the wheat from the chaff, the crème de la crème from plain old skimmed milk. Here are 10 places that have opened so far this year that are not only great, they are reasonably priced, too.

The Newest Top French Chef in London is Japanese

bloomberg.com — Yu Sugimoto, who led the kitchen at the two-Michelin-star Le Meurice in Paris, will take over as head chef at the Square in London, the French restaurant said Tuesday. Japanese chefs have made their mark in Paris, where they run some leading French restaurants. But Sugimoto, 35, is a rarity in London.

London Casual-Dining Pioneer to Open Third Site South of the Thames

bloomberg.com — Caravan, which pioneered casual, all-day dining in London, will open a third location south of the River Thames near the Tate Modern art gallery. The restaurant, bar and coffee roastery, owned by three friends from New Zealand, is taking over the ground floor of what was a late-19th-century metal factory, the company's owners said.

The One Ingredient the World's Top Chefs Can't Do Without | Hospitality Ireland

hospitalityireland.com — The world's leading chefs have their pick of produce: fresh herbs and aromatic spices, seasonal fruit and vegetables, luxury seafood and the finest meats. But if they had to pick one favourite ingredient for their cooking, what would it be? We asked dozens around the world for their favourites, and here's what they had to say.

What Are the Best Ingredients to Make a Great Dinner? Top Chefs Explain

bloomberg.com — The world's leading chefs have their pick of produce: fresh herbs and aromatic spices, seasonal fruit and vegetables, luxury seafood and the finest meats. But if they had to pick one favorite ingredient for their cooking, what would it be? We asked dozens around the world for their favorites, and here's what they had to say.

Restaurant in a Tent Dazzles With a Taste of London in Seaside Resort | Hospitality Ireland

hospitalityireland.com — As restaurant locations go, Xiringuito's isn't exactly the best. It's on wasteland at the back of a parking lot beside Dreamland Margate, an amusement park in a seaside town that appears unwelcoming on a rainy day. You ascend chipped old concrete steps with a rotting wooden railing, pass a pile of scrap metal and then arrive at a tent.

Restaurant in a Tent Dazzles With a Taste of London in Seaside Resort

bloomberg.com — As restaurant locations go, Xiringuito's isn't exactly the best. It's on wasteland at the back of a parking lot beside Dreamland Margate, an amusement park in a seaside town that appears unwelcoming on a rainy day. You ascend chipped old concrete steps with a rotting wooden railing, pass a pile of scrap metal and then arrive at a tent.

The Woman Atop New York's Dining Scene Now Targets London

bloomberg.com — Emma Bengtsson, holder of two Michelin stars, toast of the New York dining scene, didn't always plan on becoming a chef. She wanted to be a fighter pilot. "I was actually almost on my way to the military," she says.

Monster 17-Course Tasting Menu Tops U.K. Restaurant Ranking

bloomberg.com — A 17-course tasting menu that features "technical wizardry," Aynsome carrots with scurvy grass and oxtail dumplings has allowed a restaurant in a tiny village in northern England to dominate a ranking of U.K. restaurants.

The 7-Course Tasting Menu That Will Leave You Wanting More | Hospitality Ireland

hospitalityireland.com — Tasting menus can be boring. They often feature a beetroot dish you don't like and multiple desserts you don't want. And sommeliers love natural wines that smell like cows, so why let them decide what you drink? I usually like to pick my own dishes, wash them down with wines I like and be home in time to watch MasterChef.
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Sep 23, 2016

@TheLondonCook1 I've been to great restaurants such as @Marianne_Lumb and @artusipeckham but struggled to think of many new places.

Sep 23, 2016

Santa Cruz, fresh from Notting Hill, to open a Mayfair outpost in February. "Isabel" will occupy at 6,200 sq ft site at 26 Albermarle Street

Sep 23, 2016

Regarding Cocktails, by the late Sasha Petraske of Milky & Honey New York, will be published by @Phaidon on Oct. 31 at £19.95.

Sep 23, 2016

Edinburgh seafood restaurant @OndineEdin has five-day residency @Carousel_LDN Sept. 27-Oct. 1http://www.carousel-london.com/whatson.html


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