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Heston Blumenthal gets ready to re-launch The Fat Duck in Bray

It's the twentieth anniversary of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck so, after taking a bit of a holiday in Melbourne, he's back in Bray and getting ready to relaunch the restaurant. Lots more information is being revealed - so what can diners expect..? 

Is the menu changing?

While a lunch at The Fat Duck has been a dining high point for Hot Dinners, the lack of change in the menu hasn't made us rush b…

Read more: Heston Blumenthal gets ready to re-launch The Fat Duck in Bray

8 Mount Street takes over from Le Chabanais

It's au revoir to the Parisian brigade of Inaki Aizpitarte and his partners and bonjour to a new team at the restaurant formerly known as Le Chabanais. The Mayfair spot is now being renamed as 8 Mount Street and reopens today with a completely new chef and management.

Taking over the kitchens is head chef Adrian Miller .Running front of house will be Scott McCaig (previously at Hix at the Alberma…

Read more: 8 Mount Street takes over from Le Chabanais

Giorgio Locatelli's Pizza Locadeli pop-up is coming to Islington

The roving pizza popup set up by Giorgio Locatelli with his wife Plaxy, which was in Marylebone for a three week stint last September, is once more on the move.

This time the Michelin-starred chef is going to be throwing pizzas in Islington (well at least his staff will). Pizza Locadeli will take over the old Post Office space on Upper Street for three months. The space around it is currently bei…

Read more: Giorgio Locatelli's Pizza Locadeli pop-up is coming to Islington

Food fun in London over the August bank holiday weekend

Should you be planning on staying in London this weekend - here are some food and drink shenanigans to keep you busy over the coming days...

28-30th August: The Plough on Homerton High St is celebrating its second birthday with a series of live music events and the launch of a weekend brunch menu.

29-31 August: BBC Good Food Festival is at Hampton Court for the bank hols with 100+ stalls and disp…

Read more: Food fun in London over the August bank holiday weekend

The Wolseley owners tackle staff shortages by targeting mums

There's been a lot of talk - on social media and off - about staff shortages in the London restaurant world. So it's hats off to restaurateurs (and hoteliers) Corbin and King who have decided to approach the problem from a different angle.

They're holding a forum in September aimed at encouraging women, who left the industry after maternity leave, back into work.

The experiences of their own comp…

Read more: The Wolseley owners tackle staff shortages by targeting mums

Selfridges' Brass Rail reopens with a new look and menu

Can you believe that Selfridges' iconic Brass Rail restaurant has beens serving salt beef for almost 50 years? The store restaurant celebrates its 50th birthday next year and reopens tomorrow after a pre-birthday makeover.

While the salt beef remains the same, there are a number of new things to be had - not least their first ever breakfast menu including dishes such as crisp salt beef hash, or s…

Read more: Selfridges' Brass Rail reopens with a new look and menu

Celebrate National Burger Day with our roundup of new London burger joints

Yes, my patty loving friends - today is your day - National Burger Day. Over at their official website find details of the hundreds of places all over the UK offering a 20% discount today. And below - we've brought together a host of recent stories involving London burgers for your delectation.

Sod the diet

Red's True BBQ opened in Shoreditch in July bringing with it the Donut Burger which has two…

Read more: Celebrate National Burger Day with our roundup of new London burger joints

Artesian bar at The Langham launches a SNAX tapas menu

It's already one of the best bars in London (and currently top of the World's 50 Best Bars list) but now Artesian at The Langham looks like it now has a bar snack menu to match its creative cocktails. Launched this summer, the hotel's Executive Chef Chris King, in consultation with Michel Roux Jr, has brought out SNAX, a new tapas style menu at the hotel bar.

It's part of a much bigger deal with…

Read more: Artesian bar at The Langham launches a SNAX tapas menu

Botanical Indian restaurant Flora Indica comes to Old Brompton Road

Flora Indica has not one. but two cocktail bars alongside a restaurant that is aiming to have British/Indian food with a botanical influence. 

The Head Chef, Sameer Taneja, has worked at Benares - he'll be looking to create Indian dishes "inspired by the sprawling orchards and gardens of India". Both a la carte and tasting menus are planned in the 70 seater lower ground restaurant and planned dis…

Read more: Botanical Indian restaurant Flora Indica comes to Old Brompton Road

Racine's epic grouse returns for one night only at Craft London

If you were tempted by blogger Chris Pople's elegiac account of eating grouse at Racine last year, only to have your hopes at replicating that meal dashed when chef Henry Harris decided to close the restaurant down, then we have good news for you. Henry is returning to the pass for a night at Craft London to cook up a game supper worth snapping up tickets for now.

It's the first in a series of co…

Read more: Racine's epic grouse returns for one night only at Craft London

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