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:
Gauthier is about as polite as a London restaurant can get. You ring the doorbell to gain admission and from then until you are decanted onto the street at the end of your meal, the service is solicitous and unshowy.
August is looking increasingly good for diners at London restaurants. Corrigan’s Mayfair is waiving corkage charges for customers who want to bring their own wines when ordering from the a la carte menu. Just mention the letters BYO when booking. Over in Soho, Bob Bob Ricard is serving a caviar lunch for 19.75 pounds ($31.44). You get 10 grams, with sour cream and blinis, meat pelmeni or truffle-and-potato vareniki and a shot of vodka.
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.
London chefs helped raise a total of 431,000 pounds ($698,000) for leukemia care last night when they cooked a meal and auctioned their services for private dining in the annual Leuka charity dinner in London.