Fine Dining

Caia restaurant co-founder Tim Lang one wine

Uncorked: Tim Lang

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Notting Hill restaurant Caia on 1982 Pétrus, Beth Brickenden and the importance of balancing passion for wine with the art of human connection.

Lost in the Lanes founder Natalie Demetriou on wine

Uncorked: Natalie Demetriou

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of Brighton’s Lost in the Lanes on Michael Schuster, Sussex sparkling and Domaine Romanée Conti 1945.

2024 Gold Service Scholarship winner Scott Crowe on coping with the stress of a busy restaurant service

Flash-grilled: Scott Crowe

By James McAllister

The 2024 Gold Service Scholarship Scholar, who is supervisor at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, on coping with the stress of a busy shift, and his favourite post-service snack.

Chef's table Abajo to overhaul culinary concept below Michelin star restaurant HUMO

Chef's table Abajo to overhaul culinary concept

By James McAllister

Abajo, the 10-seat chef's table housed below Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant HUMO, is to overhaul its culinary concept with a new menu drawing inspiration from executive chef Miller Prada’s Colombian heritage.

Harry Cooper General Manager Counter 71 restaurant London

Uncorked: Harry Cooper

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager of Shoreditch restaurant Counter 71 on Oastbrook Pinot Blanc, matching roast lamb with Schioppetino and why the concept of the Old World should be retired.

Pedro Santos head sommelier Gouqi Chinese restaurant London

Uncorked: Pedro Santos

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at London’s Gouqi on 2002 Clos de Ambonnay, Yarra Valley-based winemaker Luke Lambert and matching cherry-based desserts with Mezcal.

Mickael Metayer head sommelier A Wong

Uncorked: Mickael Metayer

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier of London’s A Wong on growing up in the Loire Valley, Raimonds Tomsons and the challenges of matching wines with progressive Chinese cuisine.

The Caviar Bar small yet opulent caviar bar and seafood restaurant opens in London's Mayfair

Latest opening: The Caviar Bar

By James McAllister

Mayfair is home to a new luxury bar and restaurant that’s centred on ‘direct-sourced’ caviar, premium-quality seafood and fine wine.

Joseph Pelosi head sommelier Belvedere restaurant Holland Park

Uncorked: Joseph Pelosi

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at West London’s Belvedere on Phillipe Bascaules, Tuscan producer Petrolo and not holding on to his last bottle of Sine Qua Non’s Just For The Love Of It.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten has opened abc kitchen at London's The Emory

Latest opening: abc kitchens

By Restaurant

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's latest London outpost is an effective amalgamation of three of his New York concepts.

Natalia Kozlowska head sommelier Studio Frantzen

Uncorked: Natalia Kozlowska

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Studio Frantzén on Christian Tschida, pairing red Burgundy with truffle-based dishes and great value Pauillac.

Images: Beth Evans

Latest opening: Lita

By Restaurant

Marylebone has welcomed a new Mediterranean restaurant that serves gutsy food in a stylish setting.

Knightsbridge Italian restaurant Sale e Pepe has reopened

Latest opening: Sale e Pepe

By Stefan Chomka

Now part of Thesleff Group, the stalwart Knightsbridge Italian restaurant is celebrating its 50th birthday with a comprehensive nip and tuck.


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