A world of dining at Bevis Marks

By Simon Rocker, June 5, 2013

Businessmen, tourists and other visitors will once again be able to enjoy a meal at Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London.


Journalist Giles Coren faces Press Complaints Commission over restaurant column

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

Journalist Giles Coren has been reported to the Press Complaints Commission by a Holocaust survivor who was offended by a column about a restaurant popular with Jewish pensioners.

Mr Coren’s colourful attack on the Oslo Court restaurant in St John’s Wood, north west London, featured in his Times column last month.


Entrepreneur promises Rare kosher treat in Manchester

By Jonathan Beckman, January 6, 2012

A Manchester entrepreneur is opening a supervised gourmet steak-house with the aim of attracting kosher and non-kosher diners.

Due to launch in Prestwich in March, Rare will be the city's most prominently positioned kosher restaurant - a 60-seat glass-fronted corner unit on one of the major thoroughfares into the city centre.

It will boast a chef from top Tel Aviv restaurant Liliyot.


Moving times for the Bevis Marks diners

By Simon Rocker, January 5, 2012

The restaurant at Bevis Marks is moving from the historic East End of London synagogue and reopening on Monday in new premises a few minutes away.

"It is going to be the most glamorous kosher restaurant in London," claimed Kenny Arfin, owner of Bevis Marks the Restaurant, as it will continue to be known.

"The reason we are going is that we wanted larger premises.


Restaurant pops up for a roast

By Jennifer Lipman, November 3, 2011

A pop-up restaurant serving a kosher version of the traditional Sunday roast is being planned in London by foodie Amy Beilin and her friends.

The Kosher Roast will open in Kensal Rise on the first two Sundays in December for up to 60 diners on each occasion.

They will receive a three-course meal "with all the trimmings", including sausage rolls for starters and roast beef to follow.


Tillman serves up food empire

By Candice Krieger, November 3, 2011

Restaurateur Mitchell Tillman has obviously not read the financial menu. While many businesses struggle to cope with the impact of the downturn, his First Restaurant Group is expanding with trade better than expected this year.

"London's eating-out market is growing," says Mr Tillman, 36.


Arrests after kosher restaurant fight

By Robyn Rosen, July 13, 2011

Two men have been arrested following a brawl outside Reubens restaurant in central London.

The 56-year-old and 26-year-old, who have been released on bail, were arrested on Monday night on suspicion of actual bodily harm after they were involved in an altercation with a 37-year-old man following allegations of non-payment at the kosher restaurant in Baker Street.


Bloom's restaurant closes in Golders Green

By Robyn Rosen, June 10, 2010

Bloom's restaurant in Golders Green has gone into liquidation.

It has been closed since Sunday and a notice on the door asks creditors to contact insolvency firm David Rubin and Partners. A creditors' meeting is being held on June 25.

The iconic Bloom's restaurant in Whitechapel opened in 1920 and closed in 1996. The Golders Green branch opened in 1965 and was renovated in 2007.

An Edgware outlet launched in 2007 lasted only a year.

A Bloom's waiter, who asked not to be named, said he had not been paid for six weeks - and some colleagues had gone unpaid for longer.


New catering firm on menu

By Candice Krieger, May 27, 2010

Attention all foodies. There is a new kosher catering firm on the block. Chef Adam Zeitlin has launched Zeitlin & Co, a private kosher catering and events company. The firm is up and running but it is not yet certified by the London Beth Din.


The kosher wine bars of New York, Paris and Hendon

May 21, 2010

Paris and New York may be lead the culinary world, but in one respect at least, London is setting the trend.

In 2008, Europe's first kosher pub opened in Hendon, when Fernandez (formerly Fernando's) took over the White Bear and offered a BBQ chicken grill and a wide variety of drinks.

Last November, Paris upped the ante by opening a swanky kosher wine bar, Yayin, in the 17th arrondissement, a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe.