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Jamie Oliver Went Back to the Restaurant Where It All Began for a Special Occasion

Taking a break from a fallen restaurant empire is important

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver of Jamie’s Italian gave a revealing interview to BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme Jamie Oliver [Official Photo]

What would you expect from a post-gig party hosted by rock legends Metallica? TVs out of hotel room windows? Police shutdowns? It was quite civilised, actually. Last week the band headed new Gezelling, a new restaurant in Holborn, for an after-show dinner. They ate an entire suckling pig, as you do.

Andrew Scott, who single-handedly made priests sexy in the last series of Fleabag, is earning rave reviews in his latest play, Present Laughter. On Tuesday, he left The Old Vic and walked up to the Southbank, joining cast members Sophie Thompson and Indira Varma at the Skylon restaurant.

Happy 19th wedding anniversary to Jamie and Jools Oliver. The couple marked the occasion at beloved Hammersmith restaurant The River Café. He posted a thank you to the restaurant and its staff for an ‘extraordinary lunch’… ‘nice to feel at home where it all began.’

Jake Gyllenhaal has particular taste in restaurants. A known fan of Shoreditch’s Lyle’s, the actor was seen at another east London institution, Rochelle Canteen, last weekend.

Off Love Island, and straight onto the London social circuit. Elma Pazar, recently evicted from the hit ITV series, was spotted at the El&n café in Knightsbridge on Tuesday, at the launch of a Skin Republic Prime + Refine range. She was joined by Olivia Buckland, who came second on the show in 2016.

The next night, 2017 contestant Eyal Booker was at the Chiltern Firehouse for dinner with his girlfriend, bumping into model Lottie Moss on the way out.

Soon, all London diners will be Love Island alumni.

Circolo Popolare, the sister restaurant to Shoreditch favourite Gloria, opened its doors on Wednesday evening. Found on Fitrovia’s Rathbone Place, influencer Betty Bachz was among the revellers.

Sarah, Duchess of York was spotted at The Ivy (the original) on Wednesday evening. She was among guests — including Loose Women’s Andrea McLean and former EastEnder Michelle Collins — at the launch of the Female Social Network UK.

Rochelle Canteen

16 Playground Gardens, , England E2 7FA 020 3928 8328 Visit Website

The Ivy

1-5 West Street, , England WC2H 9NQ 020 7836 4751 Visit Website

The River Café

Rainville Road, , England W6 9HA 020 7386 4200 Visit Website

Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern Street, , England W1U 7PA 020 7073 7676 Visit Website