Tributes to Soho stalwart Andrew Edmunds as his restaurant vows to remain open

Tributes to Soho stalwart Andrew Edmunds as his restaurant vows to remain open


RIBUTES have poured in for much-loved restaurateur Andrew Edmunds, who died aged 79 over the weekend. His self-titled restaurant, usually referred to as one of the romantic in London, is a stalwart of outdated Soho.

Final evening associates and regulars held impromptu drinks in his honour and reminiscences have been shared on-line. Author Ed Caesar recalled being “dragooned” into transferring in some new fridges in trade for a scrumptious lamb chop dinner.

The restaurant plans to remain open: once we referred to as this morning, a chef was within the kitchen, whereas a spokesperson informed us “in fact” it could maintain going. “By way of thick or skinny, Andrew would by no means need the restaurant to shut. We are going to stay open as he supposed.”

However all agree that the demise of Edmunds, who has run the place hands-on since 1985, will go away an enormous gap. His fiefdom on Lexington Road, which includes the restaurant, a next-door print-shop and the Academy Membership upstairs, is in two 18th-century homes value thousands and thousands of kilos.

Jodie Comer’s imposter syndrome

Jodie Comer in Prima Facie

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ACTOR Jodie Comer was thrilled to win a The Stage Debut award for her function in Prima Facie final evening, saying she as soon as thought theatre was “one thing I wasn’t educated in sufficient to do” as she didn’t go to drama college. Host Susan Wokoma obtained laughs as she stated The Stage introduced the Spice Ladies collectively. The group stated all of them learn a labeled advert within the magazine which led them to audition.

No relaxation for PM Truss

Liz Truss addresses the nation for the primary time from the steps of No 10 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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There’s no relaxation for Liz Truss, in New York at present for a UN summit. At house, not all Tory MPs have the PM’s again, with pensions minister Man Opperman revealing he’s been relieved of his duties at present. Opperman backed Rishi Sunak for PM, calling Truss’s financial plans “an actual fear”. “The results if this goes fallacious are extreme, as anybody who remembers the Seventies is aware of,” he stated. How cheering.

London Vogue Week fights on, although with no events

London Vogue Week went forward regardless of a sombre temper solid by the interval of nationwide mourning. All occasions have been cancelled yesterday for the funeral however on Sunday Vogue editor Edward Enninful struck a pose with entrepreneur Tania Fares on the David Koma SS23 present. Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and actor Cush Jumbo have been there too. Mannequin Adwoa Aboah and singer Pleasure Crookes have been on the 16Arlington present. Alexa Chung wore sun shades indoors on the Nensi Dojaka present whereas, up in Camden, mannequin Jourdan Dunn turned out for Christopher Kane. It’s A Sin actor Omari Douglas was on the British Museum for ERDEM’s present. On Saturday, radio presenter Vick Hope attended the Rixo presentation. Milan Vogue Week begins tomorrow.

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