It's been one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in London and finally Din Tai Fung served its first dumplings in the capital last week. And when you're opening your first restaurant in the UK who do you invite to the launch? Stephen Fry and Boris Johnson, apparently.
The Dumbwaiter has enjoyed the two-part BBC documentary on the Corinthia hotel. He wonders whether the show's star, GM Thomas Kochs will get his own show one day? Or, as one wag on Twitter suggested, play the next Bond villain?
Lee Tiernan of Black Axe Mangal has written for CODE about his love of loud music. He has specific taste but was gracious enough to allow the Dumbwaiter a few choruses of Queen’s greatest hits the other night (luckily it was closing time).
West is best: official. After three years of The Ledbury taking top spot in the OpenTable Top 100 restaurants, it’s been knocked back to number two by… its neighbour Core.
From Pop Brixton to Paris. Click here to read The Dumbwaiter's best bites of the week.