Florence Knight, one of London’s most feted young chefs, plans to open a restaurant in the city’s Soho nightlife area as restaurateurs Russell Norman and Richard Beatty expand their group of New York-style venues.
Jason Atherton , the British chef who created the Maze restaurant chain for Gordon Ramsay before quitting last month, has opened a restaurant in Shanghai serving modern European dishes in tapas-sized portions.
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.
Telephone a restaurant requesting a good table and you may be told that all are excellent, only to be seated in an undesirable location known to insiders as Siberia. Call a hot venue and you’ll be lucky even to get in.
An exciting change in the London restaurant scene over the past three years has been the emergence of small, simple venues where you can eat and drink well without spending too much or enduring fussy service.