Joining the list of places opening their doors tomorrow for the first time in months is The Ned. The huge City establishment with 10 restaurants, bars, a private club and a hotel will start off by opening just two of its restaurants this weekend.
The first to reopen will be Kaia - their Asian-Pacific restaurant and also their British brasserie Millie's Lounge, with the others opening in due course.
Sadly, for fans of The Ned, the current climate
Early on in the lockdown, Mark Hix announced that all his restaurants were to close. And while we may well still see a Hix-owned restaurant make a return in the future, the chef himself isn't sitting around. He's just joined Soren Jessen's 1 Lombard Street, overseeing all the food and beverage at the City restaurant.
There's something of a change happening to Brigadiers, the city bar/restaurant that's run by the people behind Gymkhana. As it'll be a while before it can return completely to normal, it's being transformed into a retro Indian off-licence - aka the Daru Shop.
Everything will be served through a hatch and there are two very important elements. First, you'll be able to get a takeaway
Returning to the City today is Pascal Aussignac and his restaurant Comptoir Gascon, kicking off a new collection service. It's the first week Pascal's takeaway selection has been available since lockdown and, much like the restaurant, there's a very classic French feel about the dishes on offer with the chef's signature foie gras making an appearance.
Here's a selection of
If you’ve been thinking about going to one of New York’s must-visit restaurants, then sit tight because the chef is coming to you. Provided you can get to London’s New Street Grill near Liverpool Street between 9 and 14 March, you can experience the cooking skills of Angie Mar, Owner and
Spitalfields restaurant, café, and natural wine bar Crispin has announced the latest in its run of guest chef residencies. It’s the sustainability-focused Michael Thompson, formerly head chef of Cub in Hoxton and also known for his Fodder pop-up, which focuses on foraged ingredients.
For six weeks, Michael will present a menu focused on what Crispin is calling ‘sustainable
They're big in London Bridge and now this top Portuguese restaurant has opened in the City too. We head down for a look.
The City's latest high rise restaurant looks pretty amazing, but having a top chef in the kitchen means there's more to Insta than just selfies of yourself and those views.
The Ned has an unlimited Sunday lunch that frankly dwarfs the competition, with unlimited roasts, oysters, lobsters and more. It's already one of the hardest for Londoners to get a table at - so we went to find out why.
Perfectly timed for the end of Dry January, Vagabond Wines are opening a huge new wine bar in the heart of the City. Vagabond Monument is taking over the space occupied by the old Santander Bank.
The Monument branch is the eighth Vagabond in the group and it's a big one. The general premise is to serve yourself wine - so you load a card with money and then use the enomatic machines to pour your own glass of wines. The new City branch
You may remember that Flat Iron opened up a restaurant with a big focus on wines by the magnum and serving up bavette steaks only last year (in a team-up with Winemakers). Well, things have changed a little and the restaurant is about to re-open as a standard permanent Flat Iron this week (Called Flat
The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate.
With restaurants in Islington and Hammersmith already, Zia Lucia have won many fans for their pizzas - available in four types of dough from vegetable charcoal to the more traditional. This sees them heading to the City with their third pizza restaurant.
The Ivy Asia sees the group taking over from Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa in St Paul's. And they've gone BIG, We stepped onto their glowing floor to check it out.
Ah now this is a shame. News reaches us this morning that Eric Chavot, who made such a hit of the new Bob Bob Ricard restaurant Bob Bob Cité, is departing the restaurant.
In a statement issued today Chavot and the restaurant's owner, Leonid Shutov, say "Eric is to leave his post at the critically-lauded City restaurant at the end of January 2020. His departure is for private, family reasons."
“Since joining us over two years ago at
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