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Restaurant Reviews, Page 2

Paris is the crucible in which the modern restaurant was formed, but tradition has possibly held on just a little too long, stifling innovation. Enter the “hole in the wall” restaurants like yam’Tcha, reinvigorating the culinary home.

Claude Bosi has always been at the forefront of modern French fine dining, and has claimed the rightful two Michelin stars at two incarnations of Hibiscus. But Bibendum is something new – Claude in a fitting environment for his cuisine.

IGT found the secret entrance to Silvio’s raunchy party on the opening night of Bunga Bunga’s new burlesque show, at their fresh Covent Garden venue. Leave your hang-ups at the door, and prepare for sin.

For IGT’s top dog and lunchtime fine dining aficionado, afternoon tea has always been that most British of institutions which has just got in the way between lunch and dinner. Dry Martini’s Mar-Tea-Ni may well have just changed his mind.

Manchester’s Refuge takes old Victorian splendour and blends it seamlessly with modern hipster chic, through a variety of exciting spaces for meeting, drinking, dining, and dancing, reflecting the variety and character of the city itself.

Every department store has at least one place for its weary customers to rest their aching bodies – an eatery of some kind or even just a coffee shop. But Fortnum & Mason isn’t just any department store, so, as you might expect, it has a rather more special offering.