It's been a go-to patisserie in Milan since the 19th century - it joined the Prada group in 2014 - and now Marchesi 1824 has opened its doors in London, on Mount Street to be exact. The new pastry shop will be open all day, serving Mayfair folk with top quality coffee and fine pastries, opening into the early evening for cocktails. Hot Dinners popped along for a look on the opening day - here's what we found:
Freddie Janssen and chef Anais van Manen are bringing their vision to fruition by opening a cafe right next to Dalston Junction station.
Organic Somerset dairy company Yeo Valley sets its sights on London opening an all day organic cafe in the new West Walk development in Queensway.
Looks like Charlotte Street is getting ready to welcome a new all day Asian café. Bambusa is the latest opening from the team that brought us Roti Chai and Chai Ki.
Open from breakfast through to supper "offering an eclectic range of breakfast and all-day dishes with global influences, initially focused on flavours from across Asia." That's down to founder Rohit Chugh's
Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Italy's institutions, serving up pastries and more since 1824. Now they're coming to London with all the favourites from the Milan original intact, including their classic panettone.
It's not been a good week for Soho and Old Compton Street in particular. Five days ago, we heard that Ed's Easy Diner (on Old Compton Street since 1987) had closed its doors. And now it's the turn of Patisserie Valerie.
It's all sounding very familiar. A company starts with a bit of gentle growth in the 80s. It's then taken over
A trio with experience in London's top food stores have picked Camden to launch their range of upmarket deli and cafes.
Ever since he opened in London Ansel's bakery has been packed - so expect fans to follow him here to Covent Garden, particularly if there's a new menu of cakes to try.
One of Islington's most popular cafés is Maison d'Etre, just on the opposite side of Highbury Corner from the station (right next to another Islington fave, Black Axe Mangal). They've been doing storming business there for the past few years in a tiny space and now they've expanded with a second cafe, Maison Bleue.
The second spot is a mere 5 minutes walk away, so if you've ever
The Queen's Park cafe game just got a whole load more interesting with the arrival of MILK BEACH on Lonsdale Road. They're promising the absolute best coffee, banging brunches and the natural wine bar and small plates offering by night sounds great too.
Respected restaurateur and chef Anthony Demetre is bringing his vision of a Spanish/Italian vermuteria to the new Coal Drops Yard part of King's Cross.
The cafe with the pink wall of flowers is expanding with two new central London openings planned for behind Oxford Circus and in Selfridges.
Only the best for Marylebone's residents and workers - this new deli and cafe will serve up British produce and Swedish pastries making it a very handy addition to the area.
"Arthur’s has never closed, not even when bombs rained all around. Every weekday on the dot of 7am, the doors open and the faithful flood in."
Sadly, the words that the then-Guardian restaurant reviewer Marina O'Loughlin wrote in her love letter to Dalston cafe Arthur's will seem pretty poignant next
Just around the corner from Selfridges and St Christopher's Place, chef Zahra Khan is getting ready to open an all day cafe with a special breakfast menu by popular Finnish Instagrammer Vanelja.
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