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Conveyor belt dining

Written by THOMAS HOBBS Thomas Hobbs rather resents spending more time queuing than chewing when he eats out. Do Britain’s best chefs agree? If you’re a Londoner, you’ve probably experienced a fair...
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Dining by design

Douglas Blyde discovers five considered environments where style and nourishment converge. 1. Upmarket Anglo-Russian ‘diner’ Bob Bob Ricard recently overhauled its subterranean enclave into a £3m Club...
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Desert island dishes: An interview with Lee Broom

Written by DOUGLAS BLYDE Douglas Blyde decamps to an imagined desert island to pose a celebrity castaway a set of culinary conundrums. Creator of the spirits decanter-inspired crystal bulb, and author of...
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L’Anima

Written by ANDRE JACKSON L’Anima’ is Italian for soul – something that’s constantly present on the plate at chef Francesco Mazzei’s most celebrated venture. Mazzei’s long-accrued wealth of...
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Zaika of Kensington

Written by TEAM GOOD THINGS After a brief absence, Kensington’s much-loved Indian restaurant, Zaika, is reopening as a sister restaurant to Tamarind of Mayfair – the first Indian restaurant to ever be...
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Roka Aldwych

Written by TEAM GOOD THINGS It's a big year for Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker's Roka micro-chain. In the spring, they opened their smallest restaurant Roka Mayfair, and now they're about to fling open the...
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Som Saa

Written by TEAM GOOD THINGS Som Saa is an exciting new Thai restaurant founded by Andy Oliver - an experienced chef who, having worked in Thai kitchens for nearly a decade, has built a deep understanding...
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The Greek Larder

Written by TEAM GOOD THINGS Co-founders Theodore Kyriakou (known for launching ‘Livebait’ in 1995 and ‘The Real Greek’ in 1999) and Panos Manuelides apparently met while fishing under the temple...
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The Araki

Written by TEAM GOOD THINGS The Araki was awarded three Michelin stars at its previous location in the Ginza district of central Tokyo. But now, master sushi chef Mitsuhiro Araki has relocated from...
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Ippudo

Written by TEAM GOOD THINGS Founded in Japan in 1985, Japanese ramen specialist Ippudo’s flagship European ramen restaurant is has just hit London. The Ippudo chain operates over 120 stores across 13...