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The Duck & Rice is restaurateur Alan Yau's take on the British pub. This Soho spot brings in Asian aesthetic traditions and offers dishes such as whole Cantonese roast duck, chop suey and Singapore fried noodles. The Duck & Rice, 90 Berwick St., London W1F 0QB, 020-3327 7888.
In the space that once housed Chutney Mary, Masala Grill offers Indian cuisine in a contemporary, casual setting. The menu highlights grilled dishes, street food and home-style fare. Masala Grill, 535 King's Rd., London SW10 0SZ, 020-7351 7788.
Heddon Street Kitchen is the latest restaurant from chef Gordon Ramsay of "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares" and "MasterChef" fame. Chef Maria Tampakis presents a modern European menu with offerings like spiced halibut with piperade, chorizo, cauliflower purée and parsley oil. Heddon Street Kitchen, 3-9 Heddon St., London W1B 4BN, 020-7592 1212.
London Restaurant Festival Returns
The London Restaurant Festival (October 1-31, 2015) is an umbrella event for all sorts of foodie and food-related happenings across London. You can go on gastronomic walks and road trips, see films themed around food, listen to debates, and a whole lot more. For more information visit www.londonrestaurantfestival.com
Great British Beer Festival Returns August 11-15
The Great British Beer Festival will return August 11-15, 2015, featuring more than 900 cask and bottled ales, ciders and foreign beers. Olympia London has been set as the venue. Tickets cost £10 for each day or £26 for a season pass for non-members (prices are £8 for each day or £22 for a season pass for members). For more information, visit gbbf.org.uk
On the Move: Chutney Mary
Chutney Mary is one of the first Indian restaurants to cook in a modern, inventive way. Regional cuisine has always been its major culinary attraction. The restaurant has relocated from its former King's Road home to this locale in the West End. Chutney Mary, 73 St. James's St., London SW1A 1PH, 020-7629 6688.
Nicole Pisani is leaving her head chef post at Deli master Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurant Nopi. She will be cooking for the schoolchildren at Gayhurst community school in Hackney. Nopi, 21-22 Warwick St., London W1B 5NE, 020-7494 9584.
Soho's Floridita has closed due to a fire in the building. Floridita, 100 Wardour St., London W1F 0TN, 020-7314 4000.
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