Oxford Street

  • Arcade Food Hall is relaunching at Centre Point with all-new kitchens

    Arcade Food Hall is relaunching at Centre Point with all-new food and JKS restaurants taking over

    Hugely popular with central London’s shopping masses when it opened in July 2019, its welcome return is in a slightly new guise, thanks to JKS Restaurants (Gymkhana, Hoppers) who are masterminding the relaunch.

  • The London popup Champagne bar where a glass is just £2.33

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    Popping up briefly in St Christopher's Place this week is a Champagne bar with a difference. The signage out front doesn't give the game away but Veuve is actually a popup from Aldi, selling the supermarket's own-brand - and award winning - Veuve Monsigny Champagne.

    Billed as "the UK’s cheapest Champagne bar in one of the UK’s most expensive postcodes", Veuve will be open until Sunday to give weary Christmas shoppers

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  • The best restaurants and places to eat near Oxford Street while shopping

    oxford street signPlanning a shopping trip to Oxford Street? Here are a few places on and off the main drag where you can pop in for a bite to eat when you lose the will to do any more shopping or simply want to escape the crowds.

  • San Carlo have opened Isola in St Christopher's Place, and it's a looker

    isola restaurant st christophers place london

    St Christopher's Place has upgraded its Italian restaurant offering. Taking over the space long held by Carluccios is Isola. It's the latest opening from the San Carlo Group (who run Alto on the rooftop at Selfridges and Signor Sassi Knightsbridge and Cicchetti Piccadilly among others).

    Billed as a Sicilian Grand Café they've gone all out with the interiors bringing in design company Fettle who were

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  • Ikea is coming to Oxford Street - meatballs included

    Ikea meatballs Oxford Circus

    News has broken that furniture maze Ikea will be coming to Oxford Street. So that's good news for those of you that fancy getting on a bus home with a huge box of flat-packed Billy bookcases.

    They're taking over the landmark Top Shop site on Oxford Circus and will make a big difference to Londoners who don't fancy having to trek out to the ones at Tottenham or Brent Cross or anywhere else that is nowhere near a

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  • Test Driving Pizzeria Mozza - top LA chef Nancy Silverton lands in London

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    Nancy Silverton is a big name on the American food scene, and now she's brought her Pizzeria Mozza to London. We went along for a look... 

  • Giz & Green with Night Tales take over the John Lewis Rooftop

    Giz & Green with Night Tales take over the John Lewis Rooftop

    It's been a while since the rooftop at John Lewis has been open - but it's coming back in style and with a new name. This summer, it's called Willows, and is being taken over by the people behind Night Tales who have brought in Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green to run the food. 

    Giz & Green's deep-pan sourdough and stuffed-crust pizzas were a hit at ...

  • Bar La Rampa will bring Cuba to Fitzrovia (with a menu by TATA Eatery)

    Bar La Rampa will bring Cuba to Fitzrovia (with a menu by TATA Eatery)

    The people who brought London Casa Do Frango are now turning their attention to Cuba. Bar La Rampa will be dedicated to all things Cuban, aiming for an authentic evocation of the country. In charge of the menu are the people behind TA TA Eatery and, yes, there will be Cuban sandwiches. 

  • The Courtyard at Treehouse is the latest hotel forecourt to turn alfresco restaurant

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    Continuing our intermittent series on London hotels who have repurposed their entrances into alfresco restaurants (so far we've had The Dorchester and The Savoy), now the Treehouse Hotel London on Regent

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  • Selfridges launch a festive Market on the Mews with street food, Christmas trees and more

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    Having been closed all over Black Friday weekend (not to mention the whole of the last month) London's stores are hoping to make up for lost time by enticing us into the West End when they reopen this week. For Selfridges' part, they're redesigning the mews market they first opened back in the summer, making it a very festive market indeed.

    The market, which takes over Edwards Mews at the rear of the store, is

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  • Selfridges is opening Hive, a honey concept restaurant

    Selfridges is opening Hive a honey concept restaurant

    This new honey focused restaurant at Selfridges will feature talks by beekeepers and use honey from its own rooftop hives in the dishes.

  • Selfridges' Brass Rail goes vegan with a salt beet sandwich

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    For over 40 years, the Brass Rail at Selfridges has been serving up one of London's great meaty sandwiches. Their salt beef reuben is legendary.

    But changes are afoot. To tie in with the department store's new Project Earth sustainability push, they're temporarily rebranding this temple of meat as The Grass Rail - serving up a brand new vegan menu.

    Available alongside the traditional menu, vegans will now be able to order a Salt

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  • MM Caffe is an alfresco cafe from Mercato Mayfair, just off Oxford Street

    MM Caffe is an alfresco cafe from Mercato Mayfair, just off Oxford Street

    They've already achieved a pretty impressive makeover of nearby Grade 1 listed St Mark's and now Mercato Metropolitano have gone outside to Brown Hart Gardens, the raised garden area just in front of the Beaumont Hotel (most recently the Bonnie Gill seafood shack). Their latest opening is

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  • Selfridges are launching Market on the Mews street market off Oxford Street

    selfridges launch new street market Market on the Mews

    It was one of the first big London stores to reopen its food department, and now Selfridges is getting in on the street market act. They're taking over the mews behind the Oxford Street store at weekends to create Market on the Mews.

    The market will be what they're calling "a rotating edit of food, drink, magazines, plants, flowers bikes and furniture." It'll see the store take over Edwards Mews with a range of

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  • Selfridges' Brass Rail restaurant reopens for takeaway

    Selfridges Brass Rail restaurant reopens for takeaway

    Following the reopening of Selfridges Food Hall two weeks ago, probably the most-asked question was, "But when is The Brass Rail reopening?"

    The restaurant, which first opened way back in 1966, has been serving New York-style sarnies for over 50 years. So its many fans will be pleased to hear that it's now

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