Where do chefs and restaurateurs like to go out for a bite to eat near their homes? I asked more than 40 members of London’s culinary elite about their favorite local eateries. Here’s what they had to say:
Chefs and restaurateurs eat out more than some of us and know more about food than most. I asked about 50 of the U.K.’s culinary masters where they enjoyed their best London restaurant meals of the year.
Mazda Motor Corp., Japan’s most unprofitable major carmaker, will raise as much as 151.2 billion yen ($1.9 billion) in a record share sale to replenish capital as it braces for its biggest annual loss in 11 years.
Michelin announces the winners and losers for its 2011 U.K. guide on Jan. 18 and the country’s chefs are betting that Koffmann’s, L’Anima and Marcus Wareing will be among the London restaurants that gain a star.
The Langham is offering afternoon tea at 1865 prices -- the equivalent of seven pence (roughly one shilling six pence or 10 U.S. cents) -- on June 10 to mark the 145th anniversary of the first such service at the London hotel. The Wonderland Afternoon Tea, which features finger sandwiches, scones and French pastries, normally costs 35 pounds ($50). It recently won the Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea 2010 award. Bookings open on June 1 (tel. +44-20-7965-0195) and a minimum of 60 teas will be available.