Monday, 16 January 2012

Eat London

“2012 is rather an important year for London and the UK as we will be welcoming the world to our cities, so it is just as well that there has been something of a revolution in the UK – it is called the Café, Food and Restaurant Revolution. Even in these dire economic times they open every day of the week by keen young people for whom food has become a religion.” Terence Conran

This year all eyes will be on London. As host of the Olympic Games and centre of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, locals and visitors alike will be seeking out the best that London has to offer. Wallpaper Magazine recently named London the best city on the planet and it is now considered to be one of the most important food destinations in the world.

There have been many gastronomic changes in the capital since the first edition of Eat London was published in 2007. This completely revised and updated edition presents new entries highlighting the very best food stops not to be missed on a tour of London in 15 chapters.

The book is more than just a restaurant guide and provides a personal view of London’s food culture from a dream team of authors. Terence Conran and Peter Prescott share their passion for the city and make you feel like they are showing you around themselves. From cafes to bakeries, fishmongers to butchers, the food markets and pop-ups of east London to haute cuisine in Mayfair, entries are selected for their food quality and originality, as well as their decor, convivial ambiance, sense of tradition, and wonderful personalities.

www.octopus-publishing.co.uk
Eat London 2
All about food
Peter Prescott & Terence Conran
Published by Conran Octopus

April 2012 - Price £20
Each chapter encompasses a specific area of London with full address listings for every entry and suggestions of itineraries or fun things to do – for example the perfect Saturday in Notting Hill, or Flâneur Sundays in east London. More than 60 recipes appear throughout the book by some of Britain' s top chefs including for example Bruno Loubet, Pierre Koffman, Yotam Ottolenghi, Giorgio Locatelli and Bryn Williams. As well as signature dishes from restaurants such as Bocca di Lupo, Hawksmoor, Moro, Polpo, St John and many others.

Every entry has complete listings and can be located on the fold-out maps. All photographs are specially shot throughout by photographer Lisa Linder, illustrating London’s unique street-life and food culture.

THE AUTHORS
Terence Conran is one of the world’s leading restaurateurs and has transformed the experience of eating out in London with his many acclaimed restaurants. He is Chairman of Conran Holdings, the parent company of his retail and restaurant businesses, and Chairman of Conran & Partners, his architectural and design practice. His books include The Essential House Book; The Ultimate House Book; Chef’s Garden; Classic Conran and Terence Conran on London.

Peter Prescott has worked with Terence Conran since 2001 for the Conran Restaurants group. Before this he garnered experience at Claridge’s and Grosvenor House on Park Lane. In 2006 Peter and Terence formed a new company called Prescott & Conran Ltd., the venture responsible for the award-winning Boundary Hotel, Restaurant and Rooftop, plus Albion Café, Bakery and Shop, and Lutyens Restaurant, Bar and Cellar Rooms in London’s Fleet Street.

Praise for the first Eat London:
“This ingenious paperback will become as indispensable as a well-thumbed A-Z.” So London
“A handsome, detailed guide to shopping and eating out.” Rose Prince, Daily Telegraph
‘An essential for anyone who lives around London or simply visits and loves food” Woman & Home

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