• Ollie Dabbous opens HIDE at 85 Piccadilly - updated

    parcelsOllie Dabbous is back with his latest restaurant called Hide. This time he's coming to Piccadilly and it's promising some impressive views.

  • Jamie Oliver confirms closure of Barbecoa Piccadilly but St Paul's branch remains open

    Jamie Oliver closes Barbecoa

    It's been a bad couple of weeks for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Following news that he was closing 12 of his Jamie's Italian restaurants last month, comes the confirmation of rumours that both his Barbecoa restaurants have closed their doors.

    Fellow restaurateur Martin Williams of M Restaurants said yesterday that he wanted to buy both Barbecoa restaurants from Oliver. In a statement Williams said: "I believe there is a future

  • Jay Rayner shares his writing secrets at Brasserie Zedel

    Jay Rayner shares his writing secrets at Brasserie Zedel

    If you too wish to be able to describe canapes as having “blunt acidity of the sort that polishes up dulled brass coins,” then you'll want to get yourself along to Jay Rayner’s writing workshop.

    The notorious Observer food critic (who’s been described

  • You can now buy Angela Hartnett's pasta in Fortnums


    Last week Hot Dinners popped into Fortnums, as you do on a Thursday night, for a pasta dinner cooked up by none other than Murano's Angela Hartnett. The object of the occasion was to launch Hartnett's new range of pastas and sauces for the Piccadilly store. And if what we had was anything to go by, you need to head down here pronto to stock up.

    Hartnett has spent time training up Fortnum’s chefs to make up pastas to her own specification - everything from

  • There's a pie and mash pairing menu hitting Piccadilly


    Autumn firmly has us, so the arrival of a pie and mash pairing menu in London seems perfectly timed. Celebrating the history and longevity of Pie & Mash in London, Smith & Whistle is heading into the autumn/winter season with an exclusive new pairing menu dedicated to this British classic, coinciding with British Food Fortnight.

    Each pie is paired with a unique mash and a boozy drink - and here's what to expect...

    Best of

  • Doughnut lovers celebrate - Crosstown is coming to Piccadilly

    Doughnut lovers celebrate - Crosstown is coming to Piccadilly Crosstown are squeezing in a third new opening this year, going back to its roots in Piccadilly to distribute its gloriously glazed sourdough doughnuts and cold brew coffee to its fans. Plus, they’ve launched three new flavours just for the occasion, and they sound *amazing*.

  • Test Driving Xu - the Bao team 1930's style Taiwanese hangout in Piccadilly

    xu600aThe team behind Bao have a new Taiwanese restaurant in Piccadilly - we pop along to see if it's a sure-fire hit

  • Barbecoa - home of smoke and fire. We find out more about Jamie Oliver's steakhouses

    steakJamie Oliver now has two Barbecoa restaurants in London - we went to check them out.

  • Trying the El Celler De Can Roca London pop-up at Cafe Royal

    10 rocaThe number two restaurant on the World's 50 Best list has come to the UK for a short pop-up at Cafe Royal. We managed to snag a space at a table to see what they had on offer...

  • Test Driving Cafe Monico - Rowley Leigh's return to brasserie life

    cafe monicomain2We try out the newest addition to the Soho House empire - a French brasserie on Shaftesbury Avenue

  • Soho House opening Cafe Monico on Shaftesbury Avenue

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    Making a change from their ongoing expansion of Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger, Soho House have a brand new restaurant coming to town. 

    Cafe Monico sees them reviving the name of a vintage restaurant that was originally set up in the area back in 1877 and which originally overlooked Piccadilly Circus. The new location (which may be where the original moved to - we couldn't dig that up) is a little further away on Shaftesbury Avenue. It's a street not currently

  • Milan's Savini restaurant takes over The Criterion


    In 2015 we had the sad, but not wholly unexpected news that The Criterion - one of London's oldest restaurants - had gone into administration. But the historic restaurant's fortunes took a turn for the better at the beginning of this year when it was taken over by the illustrious Milanese company Savini.

    The restaurant is now open all day - serving everything from a full English to dishes of Parma ham for breakfast. There's a set lunch (2 courses £26) with dishes like

  • Picturehouse Central cinema opens in Piccadilly with Martin Brudnizki-designed restaurant


    Popping into town to catch a preview of Ant Man this weekend (topline - it's brilliant and you must all go and see it) we were frankly taken aback by the unalloyed gorgeousness of the new Picturehouse Central. Esssentially it's as if a lovely art house cinema, serving up excellent coffee and Crosstown Doughnuts had transformed a West End multiplex overnight.

    Not only are all the screens and seating new - there are seven of them - but there are all manner


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