Restaurant News from December 2013

December 2013 Restaurant News Archive from Foodepedia

  • The Niftiest Gift List - Sweets for the sweet

    Tuesday December 17th, 2013

    For the majority of Brits, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a bumper bundle of buttered Brazils, Turkish delight, marzipan and other sweet treats. These gift ideas are sweet enough to give you toothache.

  • The Niftiest Gift List - Caution: do not eat

    Tuesday December 17th, 2013

    It's highly likely even the greediest gourmet will have had their fill of festive edibles by the time gift-opening rolls around. So how about presenting them with a bit of kit that'll help them cook up something special once they get their appetite back?

  • House of Ho to ho ho hopen January 6th

    Tuesday December 17th, 2013

    Bobby Chinn will open his new London restaurant – The House of Ho – on Monday, 6 January 2014 on London's gayest street, Old Compton Street, in Soho for dinner only and with a preview menu offering a 50% discount on the food, but full price for drinks.

  • Putting on The Ritz

    Tuesday December 17th, 2013

    Grab your glitz and head for The Ritz this Christmas - there's a lot occurin'.

  • The Niftiest Gift List - Savouries to savour

    Tuesday December 17th, 2013

    Not everyone goes crackers for sugary Christmas goodies - indeed, some would rather their crackers came accompanied by a nice chunk of cheese. This part of our gourmet gift guide is devoted to those devoid of a sweet tooth.

  • Where to wine, dine, and make very merry

    Sunday December 15th, 2013

    At Christmas, London's diners and hostelries pull out all the stops and guarantee revelry to rival anything the capital's seen before. Here's a selection to start the merriment. But carouse with caution: over-indulge. and you'll not only have the sort of season you've never seen before, but will end up seeing it double. 

  • Don’t bin those Brussels

    Friday December 13th, 2013

    Christmas is a time of sublime excess bordering on the ridiculous. No matter how many mince pies you munch, or if you go back for seconds, thirds and fourths of festive fare til you bust your belt, you still end up binning more than you bargained for.

  • Street Feast at Hawker House

    Thursday December 12th, 2013

    Street Feast has been all the rage in trendy Dalston for the past five weekends. With a final weekend of street food left, Marcus checks it out and find out whether it's worth a visit.

  • Balthazar- A room with a view to make you happy

    Thursday December 12th, 2013

    Balthazar has done well in its short existence, despite a bit of sniffiness from some critical quarters. You can’t argue with bums on seats though; ask any restaurant owner -  great reviews or a full restaurant? There’s no prizes for guessing the answer.

  • Night Tales at Abbot Street Car Park

    Thursday December 12th, 2013

    Dalston street food venture Night Tales ends on Saturday night, after a successful run. Marcus goes along to see what the fuss is about, and to see whether it's worth the trip.

  • The Niftiest Gift List - Brilliant Baked Goods

    Wednesday December 11th, 2013

    Christmas is heaven for wannabe-GBBO contestants; the time when your kitchen (or at least every in-house supermarket bakery) emits a fug of spicy, buttery, cakey goodness. Stop mainlining mince pies, though - there's a world of feative bakes beyond. Buy to give, or just to gorge, these are all gorgeous....

  • The Niftiest Gift List - Choc-full of cocoa creativity

    Tuesday December 10th, 2013

    Chocoholics, hark! From gin to gingerbread; cocoa craft ale to Creole chutney, the brown stuff's found it's way into every food and beverage you could imagine this Christmas.

  • Fine Wines for Your Christmas

    Monday December 9th, 2013
    Leading wholesaler Matthew Clark, who have over 200 years' experience supplying drinks, is determined to help make this year’s festive wine choices a piece of Christmas cake with a recommendation for every moment. Hand-picked by their buying team, these wines are all available via online retailer Cellar Vie.
  • Chocolates to warm the cockles

    Friday December 6th, 2013

    It's apt that Paul's signature hue is a rich royal purple - 'cause there's little doubt that his chocs are fit for Kings and Queens. I may be just a simple commoner, but I always relish the chance to savour his sweets.

  • Gordon Ramsay Group’s London House to open in February 2014

    Thursday December 5th, 2013

    Leafy South-West London is getting a new kid on the block from 2014, when London House opens its doors in February. The latest offering from the Gordon Ramsay Group promises dining just as stylish as its surroundings, with a separate drinks lounge serving premium spirits, modern and traditional cocktails, London-brewed beers and a carefully curated wine list.

  • Know your wine? Let's hear your opinion

    Thursday December 5th, 2013

    Calling all red wine lovers for an exclusive evening at London's Gaucho restaurant Tuesday 10 December 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  • The Niftiest Gift List - Cooks' Comestibles

    Monday December 2nd, 2013

    First up in our multi-instalment melange of sugar, spice and all things nice, we tackle Cooks' Comestibles - a culinary collection to keep the domestic goddess (or God) in your life in delicacies that are just that bit different. 

  • The Niftiest Gift List - Drinks

    Monday December 2nd, 2013

    Whatever the poison of those you must purchase for, the solution lies below. We're drunk enough to ground Santa's sleigh in our selfless pursuit of pulling together a comprehensive collection of bevvies. Drink up; we're off for a lie down...