Foie Gras

Opening of the week: Aster

Opening of the week: Aster

By Sophie Witts

What to expect at D&D London's new Nordic restaurant in London Victoria's Nova development.

The 100-cover Marani restaurant wants to ‘lift the lid’ on Georgian food and wine

Marani brings a taste of Georgia to Mayfair

By Luke Nicholls

Khinkali dumpings, Khachapuri cheese bread and spiced broths will feature among the menu of Marani, a new family-run Georgian restaurant opening on Curzon Street next week.

Andy Murray's latest purchase - Cromlix House hotel near Dunblane - will re-open its doors next spring under the control of Inverlochy Castle Management International

Andy Murray serves up foie gras-free menu at Cromlix House

By Luke Nicholls

As Andy Murray embarks on his quest for a first Wimbledon title today (24 June), the tennis star has already been labeled a champion by animal rights charity PETA, as his newly acquired hotel has confirmed that foie gras will be strictly off the menu.

Buddha Bar London will open in a former Chicago Rib Shack site in November after a soft-launch period at the end of this month

Buddha Bar's London return confirmed

By Peter Ruddick

Buddha Bar, the pan-Asian restaurant and bar concept, will officially make its return to London in November with the reopening of the former Chicago Rib Shack site in Knightsbridge. 

Eric Chavot is glad to be back in London for the opening of Brasserie Chavot

Eric Chavot returns to UK for new London restaurant

By Luke Nicholls

Chef Eric Chavot has returned to the UK from his two-year stint in America to launch his own restaurant – Brasserie Chavot – adjacent to the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair next year.

Compass Group, operator of a number of restaurants and provider of fine dining and contract catering services at hundreds of sites across the UK has removed foie gras from all menus

Compass Group removes foie gras from menus

By Emma Eversham

Compass Group UK and Ireland has decided to remove foie gras from menus following pressure from animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Brasserie St Jacques is now in the hands of Richard Weiss and Laurence Glayzer

Pulze’s Brasserie St. Jacques changes hands

By Joe Lutrario

Claudio Pulze has sold Brasserie St. Jacques to front and back of house partnership Richard Weiss and Laurence Glayzer after being open for just over a year.

Albert Roux condemns foie gras

Albert Roux condemns foie gras

By Becky Paskin

The influential chef has condemned traditional methods of producing foie gras, despite other top chefs, including his son Michel Roux Jr, continuing to serve the delicacy on their menus

Chef auctions himself on eBay

Chef auctions himself on eBay

By Becky Paskin

The head chef of French restaurant Papillion has auctioned himself on eBay to cook Christmas lunch for the highest bidder

Foie Gras Protesters Claim Another Scalp

Foie Gras Protesters Claim Another Scalp

By Alan Lodge

Yet another restaurant has been forced to axe foie gras from its menu after pressure from animal rights activists. Beaujolais bistro, in Bath, acted quickly to remove the dish to prevent further incidents.

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