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    A very co-operative Japanese

    A version of this article is published in the Financial Times. Since 1975, 23 Conduit Street, an apparently unlikely address in the very heart of…

    11 Aug 2018 Nick Lander
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    Farewell Robuchon – chef of which century?

    Joël Robuchon, who has sadly passed away aged 73 in Geneva, Switzerland, from the same terrible disease of pancreatic cancer that less than a…

    7 Aug 2018 Nick Lander
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    Troisgros and the art of bienveillance

    In my first book The Art of The Restaurateur (Phaidon, 2012), I profiled 20 top restaurateurs from around the world. It was Danny Meyer, the…

    4 Aug 2018 Nick Lander
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    On Ireland's west coast

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland could be the most attractive city in…

    28 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    RIP Jonathan Gold

    I met Jonathan Gold, the restaurant reviewer of the LA Times who has sadly passed away at the all-too-young age of 57, only once. It was about 10…

    22 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    Tomy – needs a commis

    The beginning, how you are welcomed into any restaurant, and the ending, how you are treated as you pay your bill and are seen out of the door, are…

    21 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    What's wrong with French restaurants

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Many, if not most, of the provincial towns and cities across France have at least one…

    14 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    The pleasures of Margate

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Lee Coad had just finished taking the payment from a customer when he looked up and…

    7 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    The City gets a posh Indian

    Perhaps the biggest difference in the two aspects of my career – writing this column and acting as hospitality consultant in a resurgent London, most…

    5 Jul 2018 Nick Lander
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    A silver lining to all these London restaurant closures?

    What conclusions can be drawn from the following obviously closely related incidents? After Byron and Jamie’s Italian and several other mid-market…

    30 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
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    When a white rabbit met pasta

    If there is one person who is extremely happy with FIFA’s decision to stage the 2026 World Cup in the relatively uncomplicated countries of Canada,…

    23 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
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    A culinary gem in Spain's far north east

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. My ideal restaurant table is table 32, or any of the four tables along the window of…

    16 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
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    RIP Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe

    Myrtle Allen, who died yesterday at the age of 94 in the Cork University Hospital surrounded by her family, was an extraordinary woman whose spirit…

    14 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
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    Restaurants – the Russia effect

    The smile that was beginning to reappear on the faces of many restaurateurs across the UK, inspired by a slight increase in business confidence, may…

    9 Jun 2018 Nick Lander
  • Article Free for all

    Who'd be a restaurateur in a heatwave?

    7 June 2018 As London gets more and more summery, we reprise a three-year-old article by Nick, spelling out some of the unexpected effects of hot…

    7 Jun 2018 Nick Lander