We've had a lot of food quarters opening up all over town of late, from Broadgate to King's Cross to Nova in Victoria. Now another is on the way to Bloomberg's new London hub and they've lined up some pretty special new restaurants. And it's all bang in the centre of the City too.
There will be ten new restaurants in all - under a "covered pedestrian arcade" and Bloomberg's own Richard
Whether you call it poke or Poké and there's a LOT of debate about that, the fact is Londoners are getting a lot of new places serving up this Hawaiian dish.
Opening today in the City is a second restaurant for Island Poké. They've got a few new things to add to the menu for the City branch - namely Poké Nachos, Poké Tacos and a special bowl from Yum Bun founder Lisa Meyer on for the whole of August.
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The City gets a new lunchspot as Waka brings Nikkei Peruvian/Japanese cuisine to the takeaway market
The Ned teams up with chef and author Rachel Khoo to open their final restaurant, an all-day Parisian cafe
Neil Rankin turns his barbecue expertise to his second temper restaurant. But while the first was about meat and tacos, this is all about curries cooked on open flames using creative ingredients, and there’ll be 20 different types of gin for you to sample too…
Not satisfied with adding more outposts of The Frog to London, Adam Handling is also opening his own cafe in the City. And it's all about helping his restaurants to go fully waste free.
Sub Cult is bringing their deli-style sub rolls to Finsbury Avenue Square’s pop-up shipping containers for 18 months.
You may have seen Sub Cult around the likes of Maltby Street, Leather Lane, and Brockley Market, serving up their bagel-brioche sub rolls out of their big monochrome van. Now City workers will be able to get a taste at breakfast and lunch, including subs like:
There are 9 restaurants and bars at The Ned, ranging from the members-only Vault bar in the basement to the huge ground floor food hall and up to the members' bar and restaurant by the pool on the roof. We were on a mission to try as many of them as possible during an overnight stay.
Bhangra Burger's lamb jalfrezi burger and chicken tikka burger comes to the city, plus the new addition of the mercilessly hot double naga burger, for diehard chilli fans.
If you've been wondering how to pep up your breakfast (and, frankly, who among us haven't?) we have a suggestion. How about brekkie 35 storeys high as the sun rises over London?
That's the new offering at Sky Garden. Book a sunrise tour and you'll get a chance to roam around the indoor gardens with a guide and then finish up with breakfast as the sun comes up over the City.
As for the actual breakfast, that'll be at Sky Pod Bar where you'll enjoy a
Jamie Oliver now has two Barbecoa restaurants in London - we went to check them out.
The Whisky Society opens its first non-member bar in Liverpool Street, where 200 rare single malts will be on offer to the public alongside other liquors, cocktails and more, with food provided by upstairs neighbour Mac & Wild.
Another new bar is heading for the City as the people behind Darbaar are set to open a new bar called Lotus. This was previously part of the restaurant itself and now it'll have a menu of spice-infused spirits and Indian twists on classics. Chef-patron Abdul Yaseen has also created a fresh menu of Royal-inspired dishes to accompany all the new booze.
Starting with those cocktails, they're
Originally a hit in Stoke Newington, this is the second Wolf to hit London. Expect aperitivo in the evening, pasta in the afternoon and eat in or takeaway breakfast - which includes fontina wild boar waffles - folk around Liverpool Street will be sorted all day long.
The Gherkin's new pop-up for the summer will be Searcy’s Seaside in the Sky, who'll be serving upmarket versions of classic British food for six weeks.
It'll all be themed around the Great British Seaside, and will come with the not inconsiderable bonus of epic views across London (plus zero chance of rogue bits of sand following you home in every pocket.) The pop-up will be split across two floors, with food being served at the Coastline on the 39th floor, while
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