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The City

  • Masterchef judge Monica Galetti to put on menu at the top of the Gherkin


    Fans of Masterchef: The Professionals better sort out a booking pronto to judge Monica Galetti's latest London pop-up. She'll be putting on a special menu at Searcys The Gherkin in the New Year. For a series of dates between January and February Monica's set lunch and dinner menu will be on offer - which means the normally private members club on floors 39 and 40 will be opening to the public.

    The restaurant's Head Chef Renee Miller, pictured above with

  • On the Bab is opening a takeaway spot in St Paul's


    Popular Korean restaurant group On The Bab is about to open another place. Their fourth restaurant will be right by St Paul's, but this place will be essentially a takeaway site with a few tables for eat-in.

    If you've been to one of their other branches you'll know what to expect here - plenty of KFC (Korean fried chicken) with a choice of two flavours – sweet soy and sweet spicy, both topped with crushed peanuts. There'll also be steamed

  • Zebrano's latest bar, restaurant and night club opens in The City

    Zebrano's latest bar, restaurant and night club opens in The City

    Just opened this week, there's a new Zebrano in town - this time they've come to the City, hence their name... Zebrano in the City.

    It's certainly a pretty striking room looking at the image above (some of the design is being described as an "explosion of energy") and this latest venue is pretty big too. It's 6000 square feet (i.e. a LOT) and it'll be a combined restaurant bar and club.

  • Different for all the right reasons - we Test Drive The Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square

    modernpantry mainIngredients you'll never have heard of and a dining room that makes you want to linger - we Test Drive the new Modern Pantry in Moorgate

  • Ex Cinnamon Club chef launches Darbaar in the City

    Ex Cinnamon Club chef launches Darbaar in the City

    There's a new high-end Indian restaurant on the way to the City, coming from Abdul Yaseen, a chef who has worked over a decade at Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen. 

    It's a banqueting experience, inspired by the Indian Royal Court. They'll include Nawabi Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb, Keralan Shrimp Cocktail and Kid Goat Biryani and 'The Royal Pot' which is also known as Shahi Degh. That's be served in an

  • Yum Som fresh fast Asian food comes to the City

    Yum Som fresh fast food comes to the City

    Hungry City folk are about to get a new breakfast and lunchtime option in Leadenhall Court. Yum Som is from Ed Martin, who usually works with his brother Tom on places like the nearby (and VERY popular) Botanist.

    The speciality will be Asian salads.They'll combine rice, noodles, greens, fruit meat or tofu and will be finished with asian dressings.

    And there's more to grab and go too. That'll

  • Darts themed bar Flight Club comes to Finsbury Square

    Darts themed bar Flight Club comes to Finsbury Square

    Darts has slowly become a very big thing indeed with obsessions growing over various championships. But it's not something that makes much of an appearance in modern bars - and now Flight Club is a whole bar based around the game. It's launching in the same Alphatea building that Modern Pantry just opened in. 

    The bar itself is being designed by Russell Sage Studios - behind The Zetter, Dishoom and more - and the game

  • Anna Hansen reveals details of the new Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square

    Anna Hansen reveals details of the new Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square

    5/915 - Updated with soft launch details

    City folk looking for a new destination for morning meetings can stop searching now. We've got the news on Anna Hansen's new place and it sounds like a doozy.

    The queen of brunch - the Modern Pantry is deservedly one of London's most popular spots for the meal - is opening a second restaurant in Finsbury Circus. The new restaurant will

  • The Threadneedle Bar brings historical cocktails to The Royal Exchange


    City workers should keep an eye out for a new bar opening inside The Royal Exchange this Autumn. The Threadneedle Bar is being carved out of D&D London's restaurant space as part of a huge new gussying up of their restaurants here.

    On the drinks front they're going back in time - to 1862 specifically and the publication of the godfather of cocktails Jerry Thomas’ 1862 ‘Bartenders Guide’ for inspiration with drinks split into ‘fizzy’, ‘short &

  • Italian restaurant Canto Corvino comes to The City

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    Updated 19/9/15 with soft launch details:

    From Chelsea and the City to the heart of Spitalfields - the team behind the popular Manicomio restaurants is heading east, with a third modern Italian restaurant opening this autumn.

    Canto Corvino, under head chef Tom Salt, has been designed by the team behind Roka, Gymkhana and Bubbledogs - with an open plan kitchen and a 'warehouse aesthetic' to match the industrial heritage of the

  • Moroccan Sky Riad opens at the top of The Gherkin for the summer


    The list of London restaurants with views is set to expand briefly over the summer as the 40th floor of the Gherkin opens up for a Moroccan-themed popup. The space, which has 360 degree views over London, is usually only open to members, so it's an opportunity to get a new perspective on the City if you haven't had a chance to wangle an invite before now.

    At the level 39 restaurant there'll be a five course tasting experience, the ‘Art of Spice’ (from

  • The Culpeper to open rooftop Greenhouse grill and bar in the City

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    24/7/15 - updated with the menu

    Well this sounds like it'll be a popular spot for the summer. Having only relatively recently opened their first floor restaurant, the team at The Culpeper gastropub in Spitalfields are on the verge of opening the rooftop greenhouse bar and grill. The fourth floor space already features growing beds packed with homegrown vegetables, salad leaves and herbs for the kitchen. Now they're opening The Greenhouse on

  • Petersham Nurseries to transform Duck and Waffle into a sky garden for one day


    If you feel you're not getting a sufficient sense that the British summer is underway - we may have a suggestion to remedy that. Duck & Waffle and Petersham Nurseries are joining forces for what sounds like a rather magical day. The Richmond-based cafe and nurseries will be transforming the City skyscraper restaurant into a garden in the sky. And it sounds like this one will be rather more successful than the one at Sky Garden down the

  • Street Kitchen settles down on Broadgate Circle, selling sandwiches by the inch

    Street Kitchen settles down on Broadgate Circle, selling sandwiches by the inch

    After years of running things from their airstream, Street Kitchen (founded by Mark Jankel and chef Jun Tanaka) is settling down. But they're not moving far from where that airsteam has been parked, taking one of the spaces at Broadgate Circle for their gourmet sandwich restaurant - selling huge subs cut down and served by the inch. We caught up with Mark Jankel to find out

  • Spanish buzz in the City - we Test Drive José Pizarro in Broadgate

    pizarroemailIt's another huge success for the Spanish chef's first foray north of the river. 

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