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Openings: The Happenstance, London

Published:  10 June, 2013

The Happenstance
One St Paul's, London EC4M 8AJ

Privately owned bar group Drake & Morgan is about to launch its sixth site, the Happenstance, in the newly developed No1 St Paul's Churchyard, at the end of this month.

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Openings: The Pig, near Bath

Published:  10 June, 2013

The Pig
Pensford, near Bath, Somerset BS39 4NS

First came The Pig, an award-winning New Forest retreat in Brockenhurst that set about breathing new life into the country house hotel. On its heels came the Pig-in the Wall in Southampton. Now the latest addition to the Pig stable is Hunstrete House, in the Mendips, seven miles from Bath.

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Roast launches Summer Cocktail Club

Published:  10 June, 2013

London workers will be able to relax after a hard day at the office at Roast's After Work Summer Cocktail Club.

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Bibigo opts for Gangnam-style link-up

Published:  10 June, 2013

Korea's most famous export - "Gangnam-style" pop superstar Psy - has teamed up with London Korean restaurant Bibigo to promote authentic Korean food.

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Restaurant review: Bibigo, London

Published:  10 June, 2013

BIBIGO
58-59 Marlborough St, London W1F 7JY; 020 7042 5225; bibigouk.com

Sporting tortoiseshell glasses from 2020 optical store in Tottenham Court Road, Raphael Thierry is as stylish in appearance as the restaurant he manages.

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Cellar Trends offers cocktail training

Published:  10 June, 2013

Cellar Trends has launched a training programme to show pubs and bars how they can make a profitable cocktail offering.

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Restaurant review: The Five Arrows

Published:  06 June, 2013

The Five Arrows, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 OJE

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The List: The Anchor at Walberswick, Suffolk

Published:  04 June, 2013

Anne Krebiehl on 'comfort seaside food' and a wide drinks choice at the Anchor at Walberswick

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Miguel Cruz Liljegren: Why sommeliers need to raise their PR online

Published:  17 May, 2013

Why sommeliers need to raise their PR online

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Restaurant review: Brasserie Chavot

Published:  17 May, 2013
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Restaurant openings

Published:  17 May, 2013

The Elgin, 225 Elgin Avenue, London W9 1NJ

A new venue, offering the best in British pub fare and designed to attract everyone from familes and locals to out-of-towners, has opened in Maida Vale.

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Opinion: Why sommeliers need to raise their PR online

Published:  17 May, 2013

The sommelier must evolve. As birds who happen to live by a noisy road develop a stronger tone of voice, a sommelier who happens to serve wine in 2013 must speak up to get back that authority they used to have pre-internet.

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Restaurant review ? Brasserie Chavot

Published:  17 May, 2013

BRASSERIE CHAVOT
41 Conduit Street, London W1S 2YQ 020 7078 9577
brasseriechavot.com

"Life - you've got one shot," says Éric Chavot. The fast-talking, Vespa-riding, Gascon chef says he wanted to captain a grand brasserie since spending every July admiring them in Paris as a young teenager.

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On-trade analysis: That was then, this is now

Published:  17 May, 2013

Matt Crompton of on-trade analyst CGA assesses the key trends within the on-trade

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Restaurant review - Sweet Thursday, London

Published:  25 April, 2013
Biochemist-turned-pastry-chef Bethany Chellingworth realised her love for cooking when her IVF doctor mother, Kay, gifted her a place on an Acton cookery class.

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Tasting Diary

Published:  24 April, 2013

A look at the key tastings taking place over the next month

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Restaurant openings

Published:  24 April, 2013

VOLTAIRE
19 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB
020 7438 8059

A new restaurant that offers private dining, an outdoor terrace and a Champagne bar has opened in London's Square Mile.

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Largest rosé list launches at Franco's

Published:  24 April, 2013

The largest rosé wine list of any restaurant in London was launched this week at Franco's in Jermyn Street, which also claims to the be the first Italian restaurant in the capital.

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Restaurant review: Sweet Thursday

Published:  19 April, 2013

Biochemist-turned-pastry-chef Bethany Chellingworth realised her love for cooking when her IVF doctor mother, Kay, gifted her a place on an Acton cookery class. "The tutor, Angela Malik, a former accountant, was the first change-of-lifer chef I'd met," she recalls. Inspired by the experience, Chellingworth swapped science - "a brutal and competitive business " - for a year at Leith's School of Food and Wine. There, she gained the WSET Intermediate and award for best theory mark.

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Openings: Pearson Room

Published:  19 April, 2013

A new opening in Canada Square is the 120-cover Pearson Room, which is due to open next week (April 24 ). Serving eclectic all-day fare, the dining room will showcase a menu of sharing plates, while the bar will be open for drinks until late.

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