The City

  • Duck & Waffle turns into the Polar Express for the festive season

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    Some London restaurants are happy to put up a few baubles and bits of tinsel in the run-up to Christmas and consider themselves fully decorated.

    Then, there are the places who truly understand the assignment and go all-out.

    High rise City restaurant Duck & Waffle is definitely the latter type of place. For the festive season they've quite literally transformed the restaurant and bar into a scene from the

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  • Test Driving Bob Bob Ricard City - new look, new menu and Champagne at the press of a button

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    Bob Bob Cité has transformed into Bob Bob Ricard City. We head down to see just what's changed and to press that Champagne button...

  • Where's Fred's is a City café/wine bar from the District team

    Where's Fred's is a City café/wine bar from the District team

    A new cafe by day/wine bar by night is heading to The City. Where's Fred comes from Chelsea Finch, who's also behind the Districtcafés in Parsons Green, Mayfair and Nine Elms.

    The food menu is going to change throughout the day. So they'll start with a brunch-style menu on which

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  • Bob Bob Ricard City is reopening with a new look, chef and menu

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    22/10/21 - Updated with interior pics

    As sure a sign that the City is coming back to life as any is the news that Bob Bob Ricard City is reopening. The restaurant formerly known as Bob Bob Cité has been closed since the first lockdown, but it's throwing open its doors once more this autumn. There'll be plenty to entice old and new customers through the door with the interiors and menu both getting an

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  • Gazette Chancery is a new trad French brasserie for Chancery Lane

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    City workers looking for a new place to have a business lunch or after work catch up should try out new French brasserie Gazette which has just opened up off Chancery Lane in the old Vanilla Black spot.

    The restaurant comes from Walter Lecocq, who worked with Alain Ducasse and Gordon Ramsay and was GM at Richard Corrigan's Lindsay House before setting up Gazette with Pascal Even in 2007. Since then, the

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  • Restaurant Story chef Tom Sellers pops up at The Ned

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    A few months ago we told you about The Parlour, the new jazz and cabaret bar at The Ned. Well, things just got a little more exciting with the news that Tom Sellers, chef from the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Story in SE1, will host a residency there for the month of October.

    Tom’s tasting menu comprises

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  • The best restaurants in The City of London

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    The City may be on the quiet side at the weekends, but there are some cracking restaurants there. All of these places will be at their buzziest during the week - and that's the best time to visit them.

  • Duck & Waffle is back open for 24-hour bookings

    Duck & Waffle is back open for 24-hour bookings 

    We may be some way off from knowing when the Night Tube is ever coming back, but there's at least one good sign that late-night eating and drinking in London is back on the cards. 

    For the first time since the very first lockdown, Duck & Waffle is back to its original 24 hour opening hours. So if you're back at work in the City and really fancy some of their BBQ spiced crispy

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  • Canopy by Hilton London City is bringing a huge rooftop restaurant to Aldgate

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    If you've been wondering what's going in the uber-modern lattice building just off the Minories in the City, let us enlighten you.

    It's going to be the first of a new brand of Hilton hotels, but the thing you're going to be really interested in is its rooftop restaurant and bar, Florattica. With inside and outside seating it'll serve up weekday breakfast, a weekend tapas brunch and a general small

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  • Piazza Italiana is opening in a Grade II listed bank on Threadneedle Street

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    There's one thing to be said for those huge City buildings - they really help when it comes to social distancing. Just look at the dining room at new opening Piazza Italiana, if you need proof.

    This upcoming Italian restaurant is about to open its doors in the heart of the City. Set in a Grade II listed former British Linen Bank - not unlike The Ned - it's the first London opening for the restaurant group

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  • Eataly London arrives in Broadgate - a full guide to the restaurants, shops and more

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    The Italian food and wine marketplace gets ready to open their first London opening in the heart of the City at Broadgate.

  • 14 Hills in the City are unveiling a rooftop restaurant on the 15th floor

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    Before lockdown D&D's City restaurant 14 Hills was doing a storming business. Now, with the announcement of a new rooftop terrace, they're hoping to reopen with a similarly strong following.

    The 14th-floor restaurant has moved up a level, taking over space in the building's 15th-floor rooftop garden. It'll have quite the view over London and room for around 50 diners.

    The terrace's opening menu will feature

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  • Dom's Subs are expanding with a second sandwich shop planned for the City in Bevis Marks

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    Updated 16/3/21 with opening date

    London's sandwich market is hugely competitive, so anyone clawing their way to the top of the panini pile has to be congratulated. Even more so - when that company's an independent. But Dom's Subs in Hackney have captured Londoners'

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  • EggRun has designs on London's egg in a bun market

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    Updated 24/5/21 with City opening date

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's the case, the folks at Eggslut should be tickled pink by the launch of new egg-based bun business, EggRun.

    EggRun first began life as a delivery service back in the Autumn, and they've just opened their first City restaurant at Monument on Fish Street Hill.

    Executive chef John Skotidas (who also runs the

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  • M Restaurants brings in Champagne robots for Christmas

    Is this the ultimate in Social distancing? Over the Christmas period, M Restaurants are introducing Champagne robots - yes those are actual robots that will serve Champagne throughout the grill restaurants. The robots - named Bailey and Sage - will take your order, trundle over to the bar and then return with a tray full of Champagne.

    Is this the ultimate in Social distancing? Over the Christmas period, M Restaurants are introducing Champagne robots - yes those

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