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November 2015 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

The Ivy Group have already launched The Ivy Chelsea Garden and The Ivy Café in Marylebone this year. Now, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is due to debut December 15 across the road from the tube station in time for Christmas. In a similar vein to the sister venues, Modern British cooking, weekend brunches and interesting cocktails will be the order of the day. The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, 96 Kensington High St., London W8 4SG, 020-3301 0500.
 
Taillevent Paris, the group behind restaurant Taillevent, has opened a unique brasserie in London. Les 110 de Taillevent in Cavendish Square offers 110 wines by the glass, paired with seasonal and contemporary French dishes. Les 110 de Taillevent, 16 Cavendish Square, London W1G 9DD, 020-3141 6016.
 

News Bytes

Nuno Mendes Launches Crowdfund for Viajante Return
Famous for commandeering the kitchen at celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse, Nuno Mendes has launched a crowdfund project to help resurrect the much-loved restaurant that was once Viajante. Should the £1.75m quota be met (quite likely), the new version will be built in a restored Victorian Warehouse in Wapping. The focus will be on tasting menus, and chefs from around the world will be invited to cook in its kitchen.
 
Afternoon Tea Makeover at Palm Court
Now is a good time to visit Palm Court at The Langham, London. Should you fancy an indulgent afternoon tea, or want to try its new Chez Roux dinner menu, you can do so in particularly smart surroundings, thanks to the restaurant’s recent and extensive multi-million pound refurbishment. Palm Court, The Langham, London, 1 Portland Place, London W1B 1JA, 020-7636 1000.
 
"Choose Your Own Table" at M Restaurants
Restaurant tables are not made equal; there are always some seats in the house that are better positioned than others. M restaurants have removed the risk of being stuck near a draughty entrance by introducing a new feature on its booking system. Utilizing Google Places, a 360-degree walkthrough of the space enables guests to select their preferred table prior to booking. M, 2 & 3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle St., London EC2R 8HP, 020-3327 7770.
 
Hawker House Returns
Street Feast's indoor night market Hawker House is back, and this time it’s heading over to Canada Water. Following a very successful winter stint in Dalston last year, it will this time be showcasing two floors of street food, bars and its now-famous whisky roulette, in a warehouse on Canada Street. New for this year is Neil Rankin's Meat Hook, Argentine-style, three-meter-long, whole-animal grill; and Up In My Grill, serving hunks of meat with shoestring fries and chimichurri. There'll be 13 street food vendors to choose from, and six bars serving everything from craft beer to classic cocktails. Hawker House will stay there until April 2016. Street Feast's Hawker House, Canada St., London SE16 2XU, no phone.
 
Chefs of Tomorrow Pop-Up
Duck and Waffle chef Dan Doherty’s Chefs of Tomorrow venture will be manifesting as a series of pop-up chef spots taking place for five weeks, every Saturday at Druid Street Market, from November 7-December 5, 2015. The project aims to showcase blossoming kitchen talent on the brink of stardom, and guests will be able to sample the cooking of chefs from some of London's best restaurants, and beyond, at a unique stall. Visit the website for the full calendar. Druid Street Market, 126 Druid St., London SE1 2HH, no phone.
 
National Pheasant Week at ETM Group's Pubs
London pub chain ETM Group is behind National Pheasant Week (November 16-22). The Finger Lickin' Pheasant Bucket will set you back £15; it has eight pieces of pheasant, coated in a spice mix from The Jugged Hare, that is deep-fried and paired with hand-cut chips and freshly made coleslaw. For National Pheasant Week only, The Finger Lickin' Pheasant Bucket will be available across the group's pubs: The Jugged Hare, The Botanist (Sloane Square and Broadgate Circle), One Canada Square, The Gun, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, The Well, The White Swan and Ealing Park Tavern. For more information, visit National Pheasant Week's website
 
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