28/7/20 - Updated with opening date
Almost a year ago, we reported that Corbin & King's Islington outpost, Bellanger, was to close. At the time we posited that the restaurant's Alsace menu wasn't perhaps right for the area, and now it seems we could have been right.
The site remained almost in aspic since the closure with no
Unsurprisingly Corbin & King have gone for a different model of food delivery from any other restaurnt group so far - there's is a centralised place to order the 'greatest hits' from places like The Wolseley, Brasserie Zedel and more. We tried a few of them out.
While we're waiting for news on when we'll be able to visit their restaurants again, Corbin and King have kicked off their new Home Dining delivery service. And rather than attempting a different service for each restaurant, they've centralised it all, so you'll be able to get the best from all their restaurants in one order. That includes Manzi's. which hasn't even
Jeremy King is known for sending out irregular missives, with updates on the business, thoughts on Brexit (spoiler - not positive) and more besides.
Earlier this week, his latest email talked about the difficulty their staff are having with significantly reduced wages. Put simply, the service charge pool (aka the "tronc") is not included in the government furlough scheme, so many staff who
Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable.
If you love a designer bargain, then heading out to Bicester Village will be just right for you - just make sure you book a table for lunch or dinner at Cafe Wolseley to complete your day out.
London has been no stranger to big restaurant closures over the past few months, but one of the biggest was announced last night. In an email, Jeremy King of Corbin & King, revealed that they'd be closing Bellanger in Islington this summer.
"It is with great sadness I must inform you that, after over three years trading, we have decided to cease trading Bellanger on Sunday 11th August.
"It is a great shame but, although we loved being in
Corbin and King have brought a French grand cafe to St John's Wood. We head up there to see the latest from the master restaurateurs.
This is the next restaurant from the team behind The Wolseley, Bellanger, The Delaunay and more. This time it'll be an all-day restaurant serving French food with Russian influences.
Fifteen years after they opened the original Wolseley on London's Piccadilly, Jeremy King and Chris Corbin are expanding by opening the first Cafe Wolsely in Bicester's designer shopping village.
Here’s a very special one for lovers of everything from the good old USA. For three days, Londoners will be able to temporarily transport themselves to New Orleans's legendary Galatoire’s, an elegant-yet-raucous restaurant popping up in Mayfair.
The pop-up will be operating out of five-star hotel The Beaumont, setting up in Corbin & King’s Colony Grill Room (one of Hot Dinners' personal fave spots in town).
Updated 7/12/15 with menu, photos and opening date
Hot Dinners got a sneak preview of Bellanger this week and even with days of fitting out to go, the place looks fantastic. They've opened up the front of the dining room, adding a semi-private dining alcove, put booths all down one side. There'll be 10 seats for counter dining and a large dining room towards the back which has been
Cocktails in The Cub Room, a ride in the hotel Daimler - we'd happily move in let alone check into The Beaumont.
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 company "suggests new mothers do not consider
Next week's Art15 which hits London is shaping up to be feast for the stomach as well as the eyes. The Global Art Fair is now in its third year and will be exhibiting work from 150 galleries from 40 different countries from across the world. But what we're really interested in is Food 4 Art, the pop-up restaurant there.
When you know that the four days of the fair's restaurant have been curated by the Evening Standard’s Fay Maschler you'll know it's worth paying