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Michelin-Starred Mayfair Restaurant Signs Executive Chef from Dubai

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Chops at London restaurant Gymkhana Courtesy of Gymkhana

Steamed buns, tote bags, and heaving queues head south

Bao, from Bao, at Borough Market.

Patisserie chain faces imminent financial difficulty

Patisserie Valerie is the subject of a winding up order from HMRC over £1.14m of unpaid taxes. The money is linked to “significant, and potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities,” according to the BBC.

Iconic Mayfair Indian restaurant names new executive chef

Gymkhana has named Jitin Joshi as its new executive chef, following his stints at Atmosphere — the world’s highest restaurant — and Taj Hotel, both in Dubai. The appointment was revealed on Twitter by Richard Vines.

Quaglinos appoints new executive head chef

Nuno Goncalves will take on the executive head chef position at St James’ restaurant Quaglinos. The celebrity-royals-money magnet’s new chef has previous at Galvin at Windows, and one of the U.K.’s only three Michelin-starred restaurants, the Waterside Inn in Bray.

London’s leading Mexican restaurant launches brunch

Santo Remedio is launching a brunch menu long on partnership’s with St. John bakery. The London Bridge restaurant owned by Natalie and Edson Diaz-Fuentes will serve chilaquiles verdes, torta ahogada, and doughnuts “with surprise Mexican fillings” from 14 October.

St. John

26 Saint John Street, , England EC1M 4AY 020 7251 0848 Visit Website


83 Rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Ville-Marie, QC H2Z 1C2 (514) 875-1388

Galvin at Windows

22 Park Lane, , England W1K 1BE 020 7208 4021 Visit Website


42 Albemarle Street, , England W1S 4JH 020 3011 5900 Visit Website