When the Spitalfields pub The Gun served its last pint in 2015, most folk thought that was the end of an institution that had been around these parts in one guise or another since the sixteenth century. But it's now resurfaced once again - opening up in the new ground floor of the London Fruit and Wool Exchange development.
It's not the first time the pub's moved or even been rebuilt. It began life as a tavern serving the soldiers of the Artillery Ground
A new Spitalfields popup sees a former City worker do just what so many of probably fancy doing - opening a restaurant based on the food in our favourite holiday destination.
Monsieur Le Duck is the result of London Richard Humphreys' many trips to Gascony. Loving the place (and its food and wine) so much, Richard decided to jack in his job and open a restaurant around the corner from his old office.
The restaurant, which is popping up at
Usain Bolt may have retired from professional athletics, but that means he's spending more time on his businesses. And one of them is his own restaurant Tracks and Records. He's launching the first one outside of Jamaica in London - expect lots of Jamaican food on the menu (and a lot of rum too).
If you're a fan of chips, cheese and gravy - which seems fairly likely - then the news of the return of Air Canada's Poutinerie should bring joy to the heart. It popped up last year, and proved to be such a success that they're coming round for another pass this month, landing in Old Spitalfields Market.
As before, there will be the classic poutine -
The duo behind the Lundenwic coffee shop and Borough Market’s Scotchtails take things to the next level with their latest project, an all-day eatery housed in an East London ‘zinc and glass kite’, with low intervention wines, local produce and even a ‘listening bar’.
Moving from one market to another Bottles & Battles from Mercato Metropolitano are opening their second site in Old Spitalfields Market and this time they're teaming up with pop-up SOOD Family for the food.
They've been doing a storming trade out of their street hatch in Soho, but now Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall are bringing their Chinese snackage to Spitalfields. They'll be opening a stall in The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market.
If you haven't made it down yet to the original Soho hatch in the wall, what you've been missing out on are crispy skin crepes, stuffed with savoury fillings - including aromatic Iberico Char
City breakfasts just got a whole load more fun with the arrival of Le Swine in Spitalfields - the first permanent spot for the popular bacon buttie street food traders.
If you already know about Mandira from their yoghurt bar in Covent Garden, you'll be pleased to know they're making the trip to Spitalfields Market - and this time their bagels will be the order of the day with Simit by Mandira.
As you might imagine from the name, this is mainly focused Simit Turkish bread, in bagel form. On the menu will be Halloumi + Tomato Paste, Toasted Turkish Pastrami,
It's all go at Old Spitalfields Market where Nuno Mendes has moved his Portuguese restaurant Taberna do Mercado out of its bricks and mortar spot and into the market proper. He'll then be opening a wine bar and bottle shop in the old premises.
In a post earlier this week on Instagram, Mendes said: "2018 brings quiet change, we are excited to announce that Taberna do Mercado will be moving into the Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market...exciting times! Reinvent yourself
The original Hawksmoor has been around for over a decade, so it was time for a revamp. We head down to see what's changed and what's new on the menu.
A modern crêperie is coming to Spitalfields, and you’ll be able to take your pick of toppings, or head to the Le Moulin speakeasy in the back where staff will be on hand to mix you up calvados cocktails...
Exciting news for fans of cake - and all for the best possible cause - Bake For Syria is happening again on Saturday November 18th. It's all in aid of Unicef's vital work with Syrian children, and will bring together the country's very finest bakers and bakeries, in the lovely surroundings of Old Spitalfields Market.
The inaugral event earlier this year raised more than £10,000: that's a lot of cake - with all profits going to
Big changes are afoot at Old Spitalfields Market. They're launching new "Kitchens" onto the market floor and they've a pretty stellar line-up planned for them.
There will be ten of the kitchens that will be serving the market and here's who will be in them at the start, all serving up unique dishes:
We get a first look inside the new restaurant from the folk behind Gunpowder and Madame D
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