Restaurant News from September 2009

September 2009 Restaurant News Archive from Foodepedia

  • Chop'd salads -luxury lunchtime ahoy

    Wednesday September 30th, 2009

    This is is very much a luxury lunch and we should know because we ate one. There was plenty of all the expensive things, well balanced with tenderly cooked salad potatoes, a crisp and spicy salad and a couple of lime wedges to squeeze over the top. Try getting all that in a High Street chain, the one whose name we know as 'Cold n Wet' in rhyming slang.

  • The Princess of Shoreditch to re-launch this October

    Monday September 28th, 2009

    The owners have created two distinct dining areas, in this newly refurbished pub, downstairs will be a more relaxed brasserie style while the upstairs restaurant will have a slightly more formal atmosphere and menu, The Princess of Shoreditch is looking like it will be a great place to visit.


  • Bellevue Rendezvous wine tasting event 5th October

    Monday September 28th, 2009

    The recently launched Bellevue Rendezvous in Wandsworth is hosting its first wine tasting event on Monday 5th October. Chef patron Pablo Gallego has created a 6-course tasting menu which will be paired with a selection of French wines priced at £60 per head.

  • BBR Launch a new Pricing Policy to their New Reserve Wine List

    Monday September 28th, 2009

    Bob Bob Ricard, or BBR, restaurant and members bar in Soho, London, has introduced a new pricing policy to its new Reserve wine list. This will see customers able to purchase rare and exclusive wines for a fraction of the typical cost found in most fine dining establishments.

  • The Landmark London to participate in “Chefs for Heroes” charity event on 2 October 2009

    Friday September 25th, 2009

    The “Chefs for Heroes” gala dinner is being spearheaded by The Lanesborough's chef de cuisine, Paul Gayler, and dished up by an army of chefs from the UK's top restaurants.Paul's team will be serving a sumptuous menu to London's glitterati in a bid to raise £300,000 for Help for Heroes,

  • Iberica Expressions - 16 pounds for a luxury tapas lunch

    Friday September 25th, 2009

    We try Iberica's Expressions menu at £16 - a mini "desgustacion" menu of pinchos that is served only between 12-3 pm Monday-Saturday,  highlights this restaurant's cutting edge approach to tapas Served at the bar, it’s made up of eight hot and cold pinchos smartly presented on a piece of slate within 10-15 minutes of being ordered. The menu is served with a glass of ice cold Tio Pepe - nice.

  • Be part of a global lunch of sustainable American Albacore Tuna

    Friday September 25th, 2009

    We reported back in August that canned sustainable American Albacore tuna was now on sale in the UK. On Wednesday 30 September 2009, the first ‘global Sustainable Seafood Lunch’ will take place to help promote this style of fishing.

  • Free Wine tastings at the Meat and Wine Co.

    Thursday September 24th, 2009

    The Meat and Wine Co. just outside the Westfield Shopping centre (well, more like a shopping village really) will be offering customers who book to eat at the restaurant, on the evening of Wednesday 30th September, the opportunity to taste, free of charge, a range of New World wines....

  • Half Spoon supports the Macmillan Charity helping to sweeten the World’s Biggest Coffee morning

    Tuesday September 22nd, 2009

    The Macmillan charity is hoping to raise £8 million through the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 25 September. Half Spoon granulated sugar is supporting this through its limited edition packaging, which is currently in supermarkets.

  • Harvest a Free Lunch at St Paul's

    Monday September 21st, 2009

    The Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral is rewarding the time and toil of London's keenest gardeners with a ground breaking 'Harvest Swap Shop' -one box of your finest horticultural efforts in exchange for one free Sunday lunch.

  • Quo Vadis to open on Sundays

    Monday September 21st, 2009

    From October 4th this year Soho Restaurant, Quo Vadis will be opening its doors for Sunday lunch and dinner.

  • Ortega - Spanish with a Riojan accent

    Sunday September 20th, 2009

    Visitors during Ortega’s Rioja Festival can enjoy a tasting of the restaurant’s Rioja selection with matching tapas dishes specially selected to help enhance the flavour of each wine.  A tasting of six wines from the Rioja selection, paired with six specially selected tapas dishes, along with bread and olives will be available for £15 per person from today.

  • Seven Dials September Fashion Frenzy

    Thursday September 17th, 2009

    With London Fashion Week moving to a new home this September, nearby Seven Dials participating retailers and restaurants are offering shoppers a 20% discount from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th September.

  • Papillon designer menu launches

    Thursday September 17th, 2009

    Three of the world’s leading fashion icons have teamed up to create a designer menu for the Chelsea brasserie, Papillon, The menu will be available during London Fashion Week (18 - 25 September) to celebrate its 25th anniversary and part of the proceeds will go to the Eve Appeal charity.

  • Open up to oyster classes at Le Bouchon Breton

    Wednesday September 16th, 2009

    Shell out a few quid at Le Bouchon Breton in old Spitalfields Market.Each oyster masterclass will feature 10 different varieties of oysters especially sourced from around the coastlines of regional France, England, Scotland and The Channel Islands and these will be paired with a glass of ice cold Champagne, Tourraine, Pouilly Fume and Entres deux Mer.

  • Keith Floyd, the last supper

    Tuesday September 15th, 2009

    Keith Floyd suffered a heart attack and passed away last night, aged 65.  Some may say his penchant for excessive drinking may have cause his death, but he fought a long battle with bowel cancer which inevitably contributed to his weakened state.  Much irony lying in the fact that his death coincided with the airing of a one hour documentary on Channel 4 last night named “Keith on Keith” – interview conducted by Keith Allen.

  • All Sweetness and Light?

    Tuesday September 15th, 2009

    Launched by two friends and enthusiastic home cooks, Tina Michelucci and Deborah Pyner, ‘Sweet Freedom’ was conceived as a liberating alternative to white menace, sugar. A recent recipient of a Great Taste Award gold medal, it represents the first sweetener to receive such an accolade. Douglas Blyde meets its makers…

  • Great deals and how to create the perfect risotto with Strada

    Friday September 4th, 2009

    Strada are holding a Risotto Festival in its restaurants throughout September to celebrate the classic Italian dish. Four new risotto dishes will be available on the menu, inspired by the Northern Italian regions of Piedmont, Milan, Lombardy and Venice where risotto has its roots. Plus we have a recipe for the perfect risotto.

  • No Love Lost - Damien Hirst at the Wallace Restaurant

    Thursday September 3rd, 2009

    To celebrate the opening of Damien Hirst’s new collection ‘No Love Lost: New Paintings by Damien Hirst’, the Wallace Restaurant at The Wallace Collection in Marylebone has created an exclusive private view and dinner package.

  • Encore for the Rooftop's picnics and plays

    Wednesday September 2nd, 2009

    The Deck’s Rooftop Picnics and Plays at the National Theatre proved so popular this August that a September date has been released to say
    sayonara to the summer.

  • Cinnamon Kitchen announce their cocktail and cookery masterclasses

    Tuesday September 1st, 2009

    This autumn sees the City's Indian restaurant, Cinnamon Kitchen, and adjacent cocktail lounge bar, Anise, reveal their spice-infused secrets in creating some exciting culinary creations. Hosting a series of cocktail and cookery masterclasses,