l The five-star Four Seasons Hotel (Hamilton Place, London W1, 0171 499 0888) will take the wraps off its swanky new restaurant this Friday. Shaun Whatling's cooking at Lanes promises to be contemporary and eclectic - everything from lobster and mango salad with Tahitian vanilla-pod essence to pappardelle, slow-cooked rabbit and baby onion.
l From Thursday to Sunday this week the restaurants of Jean-Christophe Novelli, Aldo Zilli and the Nosh Brothers are to donate 25 per cent of their takings to the charity War Child. They are among more than 200 restaurants across the country taking part in the annual Feast for Peace dining-out carnival. For participating restaurants near you, call 0171 916 6000.