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26 Nov 2023

Without Reservation, A Wonderful Man

Russell Norman was an imaginative restaurateur with a flair for the fine details. The bare brick walls, the spineless Polpo cookbook, that Balham subway chandelier in Ape & Bird and those fluffy cuddles in Brutto, were genius touches. ‘No reservations’ […]

21 Jun 2023


On Monday night, supporters of the charity StreetSmart gathered at SPRING restaurant at Somerset House to mark the 25th Anniversary of the restaurant campaign that for quarter of a century has raised funds to tackle homelessness in our cities. Last […]

9 Sep 2022

Sign Up Time

We are busy gearing up to launch the 2022 StreetSmart campaign with the backdrop of the cost-of-living crisis affecting every business and every family in the country. It is however, worth noting that it is those who are already the […]

12 May 2022

£696,000 raised against the odds

This week, supporters of the charity StreetSmart gathered at Sessions Arts Club in Clerkenwell to mark the result of its 2021 campaign to raise funds for homeless people across the UK. It was a rewarding year for the campaign, with […]

14 Mar 2022

Masterchef Monica lends a hand at Soup Kitchen

Last week, on International Women’s Day #IWD22, we visited The Soup Kitchen London with our ambassador and Masterchef presenter Monica Galetti. It is a project we have supported over the years, located at The American International Church halfway up Tottenham […]

13 Nov 2021

The Perfect Working Lunch

This time last year I recall reading a piece by Jay Rayner on lunchtime dining and how with Covid restrictions looming the working lunch as we knew it was set to become a thing of the past. Well, my experience […]

13 May 2021

Three MICHELIN star Auction

The MICHELIN Guide have generously donated not one but two of their coveted chef’s jackets to StreetSmart to raise much needed funds to help the homeless in the UK. Who better to endorse these then chefs and StreetSmart supporters Hélène […]

8 Apr 2021

Donations Happily Received

StreetSmart has been fortunate to receive fundraising support from more than a thousand businesses working in the hospitality industry over the years. It has also partnered with the likes of Deutsche Bank and Bloomberg to cover the charity’s administration costs […]

26 Mar 2021

Missing it all

StreetSmart’s Kimberley Coke and Glenn Pougnet open up about their 12 months in lockdown Kimberley’s Year: I have to admit this past year has been the worst time of my life, home schooling was a challenge to say the least […]

10 Dec 2020

Fay Maschler – End of An Era

After 48 years, Fay Maschler is stepping down as the main restaurant reviewer of The Evening Standard. Countless industry figures will wish her well and rightly eulogise about her legacy to journalism but we couldn’t let this moment pass without […]