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  1. Highly regarded chef Jason Atherton will head up the kitchens of Gordon Ramsay's latest restaurant "maze" which opens in London's Grosvenor Square this coming Wednesday (25 May.) Atherton has traveled the world since leaving Ramsay's Verre restaurant in Dubai last year, collecting ideas for dishes from the Far East and America. As well as the three course a la carte, maze will offer a menu of around 20 regularly changing tasting dishes. Priced on the launch menu at between £3.50 and £8.50, Atherton will be offering the likes of pressed foie gras and smoked eel with pickled ginger and rhubarb
  2. Paul Allen and Dave Stewart's art, music and entertainment private membership club The Hospital will fully open in mid-October 2004 and it has been announced that Adam Byatt and Adam Oates will transfer their popular Clapham restaurant Thyme to its West End premises. Byatt will remain as head chef of the new 80 seat Thyme Restaurant and Bar, which will have a private room for 14 people and a lounge bar for 20. Interiors will be by Nelson Designs, who were responsible for The Square, La Trompette, The Glasshouse and Chez Bruce. Adam Oates will become The Hospital's food and beverage director
  3. An update from Phil Howard on this project today: current expectations are that the restaurant will open around January 2005. Although Howard will be closely involved with setting up the restaurant (which will share some similarities with Nigel Platts Martins other ventures with Bruce Poole) he will not have an ongoing executive chef role. According to Howard, "it won't be The Square II. My day to day responsibilities at The Square will be unaffected. This is where I will die. "
  4. <P>Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares is a new 4 part series beginning on Channel 4 on Tuesday April 27. Executive Produced by Pat Llewellyn of The Naked Chef & French Leave fame, each hour long programme shows Ramsay's efforts to turn around the fortunes of a struggling UK restaurant in just two weeks. At the end of each week’s show, Ramsay revisits the restaurant to see whether his advice has been adopted and if the restaurant has improved. The four kitchens featured in the series are: Bonapartes, Silsden, West Yorkshire Moore Place, Esher, SurreyThe Glasshouse, Ambleside, CumbriaThe Wa
  5. Caterer-Online has reported that Philip Howard is to open a new restaurant venture with his partner Nigel Platts Martin on the site of what was Dakota in Notting Hill: more details here. We will update this story when we have more details.
  6. Mayfair Michelin starred restaurant The Greenhouse re-launches on 13 April following an extensive renovation and last year’s ownership change. Antonin Bonnet, who previously worked with Michel Bras at his three-Michelin star restaurant in the Aubrac region of France, will oversee the re-opening as the consultant chef. Dishes on the £55.00 set dinner menu will be graded from the lightest through to the richest, allowing diners to tailor their selection according to personal taste and appetite. Starters include Open Devon crab lasagne with salsify foam, crab bisque and Foie gras terrine with fr
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