The City

  • Anne-Sophie Pic's La Dame de Pic is coming to London's Four Seasons

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    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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  • Healthy, relaxed dining-to-go with Flavour Garden in Fenchurch

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    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 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 restaurant in the City opens on the site of an old Roman fort

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    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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  • Smokehouse to open Little Smoke meat restaurant at City Point

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    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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  • London's first Nespresso cafe is now open on Cheapside

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    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 London Liverpool Street launches its 1901 wine lounge

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    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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  • Farmer J brings healthy fast food to Leadenhall

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    Updated 8/4/16 with opening date and soft launch offer

    The current spate of interesting City openings shows no signs of stopping. Next up is Farmer J - an all day spot coming to Leadenhall this summer. Their motto? "We give a fork."

    They're promising "wholesome, balanced, but above all tasty, fast food". For breakfast that translates into protein smoothies, pots of paleo granola or bowls of baked shakshuka, along with cold-pressed juices and raw

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  • Junkyard Golf brings crazy Golf to the Truman Brewery

    Junkyard Golf brings crazy Golf to the Truman Brewery

    We're already keenly awaiting the return of Swingers, but now there's news of ANOTHER crazy golf venue coming to the City. 

    Junkyard Golf (already a big hit in Manchester) will be taking over the Truman Brewery in May. As the name suggests, it's a crazy golf course made up of all sorts of recycled bits and bobs.

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  • More healthy food for the City with SHOT in St Paul's

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    The health food trend in London is ever continuing, with a new cold pressed juice bar and healthy food restaurant on the way to St Paul’s. With an Oxford biologist and a London nutritionist (among others) behind the menu, SHOT is making sure its healthy credentials stand up. They’ve even developed a list of guidelines that they intend to really stick to – including ensuring everything is chemical free, has no refined sugars, organic, unprocessed and more besides.

    It comes

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  • Walter and Monty charcoal grilled street food goes permanent in the City

    Walter and Monty charcoal grilled street food goes permanent in the City

    The latest street food to grow roots is Walter and Monty - best known for popping up at Night Tales and more markets across London. Billed as "street food with Michelin expertise", it's from founder Alex Kaye (who's looking after the menu) and with Head Chef Nick Ross who has worked with American chefs Daniel Boulud and Scott Conant (Scarpetta).

    As for the food, expect a strong focus on meat and fish

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  • Test Driving Pitt Cue - a reinvention in the City

    Test Driving Pitt Cue - a reinvention in the CityPitt Cue has grown up and landed in MUCH bigger digs in the City. We head along to see what else has changed.

  • Bob Bob Ricard to open Bob Bob Cite in the Cheesegrater building

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    Updated 12/2/18 with opening date

    It's actually pretty amazing that Bob Bob Ricard hadn't expanded to the city before now, but details have been revealed  for their plans to open Bob Bob Cité in one of the City's most recognisable new skyscrapers (albeit on a lower floor). And as to be expected from the company that brought us

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  • Earl's Serious Sandwiching opens permanent spot in the City

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    You may have come across Earl’s Serious Sandwiching at various festivals or markets over the past few years. But now the sarnie street food spot is moving to more permanent quarters in the City.

    Situated, incredibly aptly on Crown Place, off Earl St (behind Liverpool Street) the new place is the brainchild of Joe Gray, who trained up with Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and got help from the Prince's Trust in putting his business together.

    On the menu in his new city spot

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  • CLAW launch winter weekend brunch residency at Fish Market

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    We've been hearing nice things about popular street food CLAW, so hearing that it's coming indoors for the winter with a residency in the City is good news. They'll be starting a one month weekend brunch residency at Fish Market (just opposite Liverpool St Station) serving up all that lovely seafood they've built their reputation on. Dishes you can expect include Crab Burger with handpicked Devonshire crab, samphire and claw sauce and a Lobster BLT made with

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