This week's London restaurant news:
In which we learnt:
- the rather depressing news that one in five meals at the London Olympics will be a McDonalds
- that Notting Hill's Eight over Eight will be reopening tomorrow a year after it was gutted by fire with a spanking new interior by Kelly Hoppen,
- a hot ticket for the London Restaurant Festival will be the pop-up by Dhruv Baker, Tim Kinnaird and Alex Rushmer at Meza restaurant in Soho
- and the efforts by chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to resurrect our interest in cheap cuts are being credited with the 26% leap in offal sales over the last six years.
We're also looking forward to seeing the new BBC comedy Whites starring Alan Davie as a disillusioned chef. Apparently the cast all spent time in the kitchens at Fifteen to make sure they looked the part.