We really are in unusual times. One of the things that regulars of Hackney's oh-so-popular Towpath Cafe know is that it's an ephemeral, seasonal kinda place - opening with the onset of summer and closing as Autumn arrives. But this weekend, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson revealed that, along with most of London's hospitality world, they'd also be reopening.
In a post on Instagram, they said:
This new canalside flagship restaurant at Paddington sees the Daisy Green group go up a notch featuring an in house bakery from one of the founders of Puff, rooftop dining and loads of plant-based dishes alongside trad Sunday roasts and brunches.
Alongside the new TV programme on ITV, The Savoy hotel has slowly been reopening after the lockdown. The Savoy Grill and the Beaufort Bar have both opened the doors, with rooms at the hotel opening only this week.
And there's something brand new if you fancy a room at the hotel - without actually staying overnight.
In what can be considered next-level private dining, they're opening up some of
They mastered the cheese conveyor belt, a cheese bar and a cheese truck. Next up for The Cheese Bar folk is is cheese on water in the shape of The Cheese Barge. They're mooring a specially designed barge in Paddington and creating a very cheesy menu for it.
One of London's best loved cafes reopens for business today. The announcement that Hackney's Towpath Cafe would reopen will surely be met with joy by its legions of fans. In a post on their website, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson said that from this morning they'd be open Thursday through to Sunday.
In addition to their gorgeous breakfasts and lunch dishes, they'll be doing a dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. "One
From the elegant gardens running down to the Thames of The River Cafe to restaurants actually on the canal in Paddington, we pick some of London's loveliest waterside gems to dine at.
A brand new 5-star hotel, The Mitre, is opening right next to Hampton Court very soon. The building has been there for a few hundred years now but it's just had a boutique hotel overhaul. Ahead of the hotel rooms opening, they've opened the two riverside restaurants there.
In charge of the food is Ronnie Kimbugwe who, after working with Gordon Ramsay in Claridges for six years,
Louis Korovilas was head chef of Bancone and has now moved onto his new restaurant Tavolino, on the south bank of the Thames with impressive views of the river. There he'll be bringing an impeccably-sourced menu of Italian pasta, pizza and lots more.
Popular Hove restaurateur Steven Edwards is expanding to London, taking over the restaurant at the Bingham Riverhouse with his seasonal British menu.
Riverside restaurant Le Pont de la Tour certainly understands how to deal with January. They've reworked part of their alpine terrace to incorporate a cheese room where they're offering a three-course fondue feast all this month.
So if your idea of the best way to conquer January blues is by ingesting cheese, cheese and more cheese, then you've come to the right place. The room - which may be technically outdoors, but with all those
Whether you think it's perfectly legitimate or a gross affront to democracy, the proroguing of Parliament has one side benefit - it heralds the reopening of the Peers Dining Room to the public.
The Pugin-wallpapered dining room is impressive, but make sure you arrive in time to have a pre-lunch drink in the bar with its views over the Thames.
The menu this year is extremely British, with the kitchen doing
Stuck in London while everyone else is off on their hols? At least if you head to Somerset House over the coming months you can at least pretend you're in Spain.
They've just launched a terrace in partnership with San Miguel. Yes, you're looking over the Thames rather then the Med, but with a chilled beer in your hand and a range of Spanish snacks to choose from, things could be a whole lot worse.
Open daily from lunchtime the bar will serve up a
Down at Royal Wharf, a large new waterside development in London’s Royal Docks in Newham, there's a whole host of new restaurants and cafes getting ready to open over the summer. Here's our guide to what's moving in:
We're about to hit the peak season for summer pop-ups in London and, down by the Thames, there's something fishy going on.
Butlers Wharf Chop House have done a deal with Nyetimber and Colchester Oysters and have opened a riverside Oyster Shack for the summer. You'll find the shack just inside the restaurant's entrance where for the duration of the summer months it'll be keeping things simple serving up just two
West London restaurateur Sam Harrison is back with a destination riverfront restaurant by Hammersmith Bridge which is part of the multimillion Riverside Studios redevelopment.
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