The City

  • The 10 Greek Street team are taking over The Whitechapel Refectory

    The team from 10 Greek Street and 8 Hoxton Square is bringing a new cafe and wine bar to The Whitechapel Gallery - The Whitechapel Refectory and After Hours.

    The whole setup is markedly more casual than its restaurant counterparts, with salads, sandwiches and cakes on the counter, and a menu available for dishes made to order. Choices are set to change more

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  • Hoppers heads to The City for a spot of crazy golf at Swingers

    One of last year's biggest success stories was the opening of Hoppers in Soho - the Sri Lankan restaurant is still a huge hit today with queues to match. But from January, there will be another place to get your Hoppers fix as they head east to Swingers in Shoreditch. 

    As one of the street food highlights of the crazy golf spot, Hoppers will be joining Patty&Bun and Pizza Pilgrims with some of the best

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  • The Trellis skyscraper will have London's highest restaurant

    There's more high-rise dining on the way as permission has just been given for a new 73 storey building at 1 Undershaft (in The City) which has already been given the nickname of The Trellis (and as we've seen, these names tend to stick). That will make the building the second highest in western

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  • Galvin Hop launches the Pilsner Urquell Winter Garden

    If the idea of sitting out on terraces isn't quite your thing during winter, you'll want something that's a bit more like the Pilsner Urquell Winter Garden that's just launched beside Galvin Hop in Spitalfields. Running into the new year, it's essentially a beer tent that's been added alongside the main restaurant. Anyone can head along there from 5pm-10.30pm daily and you can hire the place out too. 

    Obviously,

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  • otherist

    Fans of the popular City lunch hotspots the Anthologist, and the Folly and Fable, will be pleased to know that there’ll soon be a new opening from the group on Old Broad Street: The Otherist.

    If its sister restaurants are anything to go by, the new venue will be a useful new place for city workers to enjoy a proper wine and dine session. It’ll live on the site of what used to be the Old Broad Street branch of the Corney & Barrow wine bar, a chain recently

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  • The Ledbury’s James Cochran finds a permanent home in EC3

    James Cochran, previously of Ledbury and Restaurant Fix fame - and more recently from a stint at B.Y.O.C Soho - plans to warm things up this autumn with a brand new restaurant near Liverpool Street Station.

    He’ll be bringing the skills he developed during his time at the double-Michelin starred West London institution to the City, cooking up an array of seasonal produce: there’ll be fish from Cornwall, meat

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  • Dorsett Hotel City to house Shikumen and Vingt-Quatre in Aldgate

    The Dorsett Hotel’s newest branch will be the home to two East End arrivals in early 2017.

    First up, there’ll be Shikumen, an Asian restaurant providing dim sum and Chinese tea, which first cut its teeth back in 2014 in Dorsett’s Shepherd's Bush. It’s been well reviewed by the Evening Standard, who’ve praised the dim sum as “texturally a delight that keeps on giving.”

    If you’re more of an

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  • Jason Atherton's Temple and Sons is coming to the City

    It's been almost too long since the last Jason Atherton opening, so it's time to bring news of his next and it's right opposite one of his other restaurants, City Social (albeit on a slightly lower floor). This time it's a very British grill restaurant. Temple & Sons. Here's what we know:

    That name comes from the heritage of the building. Palmerston House was previously there and was named after

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  • trinitysquare

    Next year, luxury accommodation giant Four Seasons will open another fantastically slick London hotel, and the star of the show will almost certainly be its new French restaurant, La Dame de Pic.

    Operating out of a stunning Grade-II listed building near Tower Hill Street, the restaurant will be the first British foray of the triple-Michelin-starred Anne-Sophie Pic. One of the very few female chefs in existence who’ve been awarded three Michelin stars,

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  • flavour garden 700

    A new casual organic eatery is coming to Fenchurch Street, complete with stamp cards that’ll reward customers with special offers, discounts and ‘random acts of kindness’. Yes, really.

    Menu items will include raisin and carrot curry, slow cooked beef in wine gravy and salmon cakes. Naturally, all food on offer will be organic, sustainable and ethically sourced. There’ll also be a range of cold pressed juices, or if you’re feeling less saintly,

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  • The Holy Birds, an all-poultry restaurant is landing in the City

    The people behind The Hoxton Pony and Wringer and Mangle, The Calabrese Brothers, have their next restaurant on the way. It's a poultry restaurant (not just chicken!) based around the 1960's music & art scene, called The Holy Birds. This City restaurant is on Petticoat Lane (and alas not actually on Poultry).

    Holy Birds is a restaurant bar and lounge, with the restaurant bit being upstairs. That's going to

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  • roma

    It's all change in the City where trad British restaurant Harper's has been entirely transformed into Roma, an Italian restaurant focusing on all things Roman. The site itself on New London Street has a rather lovely connection with the new approach to food - it's where an actual Roman fort used to stand back in the day.

    ​The wine list has a Roman Empire theme - so every wine is traced back to vineyards which the Romans would have known. As for the food, apparently

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  • little smokehouse

    City carnivores should look out for a new restaurant launching this Autumn. Little Smoke is from the team behind Smokehouse, The Pig and Butcher, and The Princess of Shoreditch. And it's ALL about meat - in particular native and rare breed meat. It's taking over the Bad Oeuf site in Citypoint.

    The idea is that all the meat for the restaurant will be sourced from small independent farmers before being butchered on-site at sister restaurant

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  • nespresso

    For true caffeine addicts, the only real coffee worth having is a single estate espresso made for you by someone who would throw you out of their cafe rather then serve anything with milk or sugar. But you know there are a lot of Nespresso fans who just flipping love their coffee pods, so they're the ones who'll be excited at the news that a Nespresso cafe has just opened in London.

    It's the first full blown Nespresso cafe, following a test run in Vienna, and

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  • andaz

    What better time than during London Wine Week to launch a hot new wine bar? You've got to hand it to the Andaz London Liverpool Street - their timing is impeccable.

    This week the City hotel launches its 1901 Wine Lounge which focuses on a more adventurous selection of wine, with much available by the glass. The list will feature over 160 wines in total

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