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Tom Kerridge’s First London Restaurant Is Open

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Chef Tom Kerridge and Nick Beardshaw, who will open Kerridge’s Bar and Grill at the Corinthia Hotel in September Cristian Barnett/Kerridge’s Bar and Grill

Tom Kerridge moves in to London, finally

Kerridge’s Bar and Grill opened yesterday, Monday 10 September. Having been frustrated by his first attempt to open in the capital, the chef’s long-awaited project at Corinthia Hotel London was christened by the now obligatory industry dinner.

Netflix will profile its first London chef

Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express in Soho will feature on season 6 of acclaimed Netflix original series Chef’s Table, which will premiere spring 2019. More here.

But this restaurant doesn’t need a chef

Gousto is leaning in to the publicity stunt arena with a “chef-less” restaurant: that is to say, boxes of ingredients cooked by the guests. Londoners can now go out in order to cook dinner, folks.

Shake Shack has a new version of meat between bread...

The U.S. burger behemoth’s eight London restaurants will have a new friend: a crispy pickle burger with provolone cheese, fresh onion, garlic mayo, and fried pickles. Two months only on this one, from tomorrow 12 September.

... While Burger King is paying people to eat its burgers

A couple of months long on publicity stunts for the whopping chain: now, it is partnering with BBH to offer a £20,000 reward to anyone brave enough to eat a chicken burger. Diners can enter the competition by eating and reacting to an invisible burger. Maybe stick to the real thing, Londoners.

Darjeeling Express

2a Garrick Street, , England WC2E 9BH 020 7836 8888 Visit Website

Shake Shack

89 Buckingham Palace Road, , England SW1W 0QL Visit Website