This month, we announce Avery and its Chef Patron, Rodney Wages, who packed up his Michelin-starred, San Francisco restaurant last year, and shipped it (along with his family) to Edinburgh to relaunch there. Read more here, and be sure to add it to your agenda if you're visiting this summer for Fringe.

Fruits de Mer platters return to menus again - hurrah! - as The Beaumont launches a fantastic seafood tower on its terrace. 65a is also serving up the goods, where the terrace is unbeatable for sun-drenched people-watching in Spitalfields.

It's an extra incentive to know that eating something delicious is also doing good. This month, we are proudly supporting Souk El Salam again, as well as Action Against Hunger's Too Many Critics, where we'll see Evening Standard's David Ellis, MasterChef's Leyla Kazim and The Times' Giles Coren go head to head in the kitchen... You can still grab a few tickets here, so don't miss out.


Art-led restaurant and bar THE BRUSH GRAND CAFÉ opens at the new ART'OTEL HOXTON

We're pleased to share that The Brush Grand Café - an elegant, all-day restaurant and bar - has now opened its doors at the art'otel Hoxton. The contemporary art-led decor of the curved, glass-walled dining room reimagines the laid-back mood of a Parisian grand café for the modern day, while the menu celebrates beloved European classics, from Beef tartare and Wiener schnitzel, to a 'Nduja, mozzarella and basil flatbreadRead more here.

US chef Rodney Wages brings his San Francisco restaurant AVERY to Edinburgh

We're excited to be working with celebrated American chef Rodney Wages, who has opened Avery in Edinburgh. It's an evolution of his Michelin-starred San Francisco spot of the same name - in 2023, he closed Avery and decided to transport it across the Atlantic, having fallen in love with Edinburgh. Offering a tasting menu of signature and new dishes, expect Scottish ingredients cooked with Japanese techniques. Read more here.

CORNUS to open in Belgravia from the team behind MEDLAR and chef Gary Foulkes

We can't wait to welcome Cornus - the new restaurant from Medlar founders David O'Connor and Joe Mercer-Nairne - to Belgravia's Eccleston Yards next month. At the helm in the kitchen will be Gary Foulkes, the acclaimed chef formerly of Michelin-starred Angler: an à la carte menu will showcase Britain and Europe's seasonal larder through his precise, French-influenced cooking, which can be enjoyed alongside some exceptional wines. Read more here.

What's on this month

Al fresco lunches are back on the agenda, and the new terrace at tashas is the hottest new spot for balmy afternoons. Pastaio's Summer Slushy Series returns with a new collaboration cocktail each month from Rome's top bars - in June, get a sip of Garibaldi Riviera Slushy from the Jerry Thomas Bar Room.
At French brasserie 65a, indulge in its new Fruits de Mer seafood tower (best enjoyed with a glass of Provence rosé), or tuck into the new summer Sunday roast at The Laundry, including whole roast fish with manzanilla salsa verdeSouk El Salam 'Peace Market' returns on 9th June, raising money for aid to Gaza through the Amos Trust, while Too Many Critics will see restaurant critics cook for chefs on 25th June, in support of Action Against Hunger.

Dish Spotlight: Baklava

Baklava ice cream sandwich at Yasmin

Tom Cenci's dessert tops-and-tails pistachio ice cream with filo pastry layers, finishing with a drizzle of honey and date molasses, and scattered nuts.

Baklava cheesecake at The Counter Soho

At Kemal Demirasal's new Aegean-influenced spot, its pistachio-flavoured cheesecake is baked inside a golden bowl of baklava filo pastry.