We Test Drive Chelsea's Bluebird restaurant, to see what changes a massive refurb and a new chef have brought.
Updated 16/9/16 with booking details
He only left the two Michelin-starred The Square in March 2016, but Phil Howard already has another restaurant lined up. In his words "I still have unfinished business with food". He's opening Elystan Street in September - again teaming up with Rebecca Mascarenhas (they have Kitchen W9 and Sonny's Kitchen).
It's early days for info, but what we do know is it'll
This sounds to us like a first for London - an espresso canteen with brow bar and waxing salon attached.
A Wanted Man opened quietly in Chelsea a few weeks ago, and while the idea of a cafe come hair removal space might not be everyone's cup of java, the details warrant some foodie interest.
First off, the brows and other bits will be seen to upstairs at The Beauty Block Chelsea. It's downstairs you'll want to focus on. There a team of two Michel
Updated 4/4/16 with soft launch details
One of London's most highly rated pizzerias has just announced its plans to open a new restaurant. Santa Maria has been wowing pizza lovers in Ealing since they first opened four years ago. "Genuinely excellent pizza," said critic Andy Hayler of his meal there.
Owners are Pasquale Chionchio and Angelo Ambrosio also opened Sacre Cuore over in Kensal Rise in 2012, but their new restaurant in Chelsea will be
There's a new steak house on the way to Chelsea - Orange Elephant Steak, taking a spot on "The Beach" in November,
It'll serve steak and chips for £20. It's a "no menu" steakhouse - meaning that there's mainly one choice on offer - 12oz sirloin steak served with a special house sauce, a side salad and portion of hand cut chips for just £20.
But there's more on offer if you
Back in 2013 a rather interesting wine bar, Margaux opened its doors in Fulham, billing itself as a gastro wine bar. Fast forward two years and Margaux is now the hangout for the likes of Pippa Middleton & Co and the owners are planning a second venture in Chelsea.
Bandol will feature a menu of Nicoise and Provencal sharing dishes. Husband and wife team Sylvia Kontek and Vittorio Monge have brought in Zsolt Ferencz from Scott's.
Dishes on the menu will
Having been to both evening parties and general admission days there, there's something particularly lovely about heading to Chelsea Flower Show on press day that no amount of driving rain cancels out. What the hell's Chelsea got to do with restaurants, you might ask? Turns out quite a lot, not least the number of foodie folk it attracts. Hot Dinners spotted the Editor of the Observer Food Monthly (and keen floral instagrammer) Allan
It's the latest Ivy, following hot on the heels of Ivy Market Grill, but this one comes with a huge garden too. We head over for a look.
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