Fine Dining

Louise Gordon head of wine Hand Picked Hotels

Uncorked: Louise Gordon

By Joe Lutrario

The newly appointed head of wine at Hand Picked Hotels on Blank Bottle, the concept of dryness and getting herself into a sticky situation with some Pedro Ximenez.

Preston restaurant Aven opens with chef Oli Martin

Latest opening: Aven

By Stefan Chomka

Lancashire's bounteous larder is celebrated at this new Preston restaurant.

Daniel Craig Martin co-founder Higher Ground and FLAWD

Uncorked: Daniel Craig Martin

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Manchester’s Higher Ground and FLAWD on Fred Grappe, Axel Proufer and his love of producers that are committed to making wine in its purest form.

Brooklands restaurant opens within The Peninsula London led by chef director Claude Bosi

Latest opening: Brooklands

By James McAllister

The Peninsula London’s rooftop restaurant pays full-sensory tribute to Concorde and Franco-British relations with chef director Claude Bosi marrying British produce with French cooking techniques.

Jason Bligh director of Chester's Upstairs at The Grill

Uncorked: Jason Bligh

By Joe Lutrario

The director of Chester’s Upstairs at The Grill on Xavier Rousset, Californian wine and a mishap with a bottle of 1988 Dom Ruinart Blanc des Blancs.

Taku team to launch Japanese restaurant INÉ in Hampstead

Taku team to double up with INÉ

By Joe Lutrario

The team behind Michelin-starred Mayfair omakase sushi restaurant Taku will launch a much larger restaurant in Hampstead later this month.

Ryosuke Mashio sommelier Roketsu restaurant

Uncorked: Ryosuke Mashio

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier at Marylebone’s Roketsu on Château Mouton Rothschild, pairing prosciutto with warm sake and why people should give Japanese wines a chance.

Rémy Baben general manager Wild Honey St James on wine

Uncorked: Rémy Baben

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager and resident wine buff at Wild Honey St James on the often under-appreciated wines of Languedoc-Roussillon, Jancis Robinson, and his restaurant’s exacting approach to the Negroni.

Marie Konecny Dardel head sommelier The Vineyard hotel Berkshire

Uncorked: Marie Konecny Dardel

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at The Vineyard in Berkshire on Californian producer David Swift Phinney, Comté and Vin Jaune and her hotel’s famed 3,000-reference cellar.

Top Soho restaurant SOLA to double in size

Top Soho restaurant SOLA to double in size

By Joe Lutrario

Chef Victor Garvey’s modern Californian Soho restaurant SOLA is to double in size, adding a new lower-ground floor with lounge area and private dining room.

Biba Majumdarr-Swift restaurant manager Bench Sheffield

Uncorked: Biba Majumdarr-Swift

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurant manager at Sheffield’s Bench on Baja California producer Bichi, Hula Hoops and her restaurant's policy of ordering from a different wine supplier each week.

Made In Chelsea stars Harvey Armstrong and Sam Holmes open BOHA restaurant

Made In Chelsea stars behind new restaurant BÓHA

By Restaurant

Made In Chelsea stars Harvey Armstrong and Sam Holmes have opened a restaurant in partnership with Jay Bradley, founder of The Craft Irish Whiskey Co and hospitality entrepreneur Chase Hunter.

Credit: Facebook (Aquavit London)

Aquavit quietly closes London outpost

By James McAllister

Aquavit London, the UK sister restaurant to the two Michelin-starred New York restaurant of the same name, has closed its doors.

Matthew Deller restaurant manager Caravel London on wine

Uncorked: Matthew Deller

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurant manager at barge-based London restaurant Caravel on Mozzarella Dippers, wine in keg and spilling red wine on a priceless kimono.


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