1. It's bringing its desserts, but not its restaurants to London.
At the moment, this isn't a fully-fledged invasion. But the chain is sending us its super calorific desserts to be sold at UK restaurant group Creams. Sadly, that means we're not going to see what Eater describes as its "ancient-Egypt-meets-Vegas-Strip vibe" restaurants here anytime soon.
2. Those desserts are
The famed pastry chef goes cronut-free in Covent Garden, with pies, pithiviers and puddings on the menu. We take a look.
If you've been to Anne-Sophie Pic's restaurant La Dame de Pic, you'll know that one of the highlights of the meal is the very impressive millefeuille dessert at the end. It's VERY instagrammable. Now she's bringing the millefeuille to Selfridges - but as a trio of three flavours.
They'll be on offer at The Fount Bar by Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) on the shop's ground floor. There will
We have a soft spot for a dessert bar, and only a few weeks after the launch of Bafarat, Soho has more sweet things on the way.
This time it's the launch of Crème on D’Arblay Street, which is all about giant cookies, soft-serve ice cream, ice-blended slushies and more. It comes from Chef Jeremy Coste who is also behind North Audley Cantine, where he's been testing his cookie prowess with crunchy frosties
We're all for a birthday celebration and the one currently on for Pizza Pilgrims' seventh birthday is right up our street. They've introduced a special birthday guest pizza, that's perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.
The creator is Jemma, founder of London bakery Crumbs and Doilies, who came up with the Biscoff S’more Brownie for the pizza group's birthday. It features Mascarpone, Biscoff cream, marshmallows and a ball of vanilla ice
If highly instagrammable desserts aren't your thing, then you'll maybe want to give new Marylebone cafe a swerve. Opened by chef Zahra Khan over the weekend - who's also responsible for the VERY pink nearby cafe Feya - this new dessert spot says it's all about offering "an aesthetically appealing vibe to be the next go-to millennial stop."
If you can look past that guff, it does sound like the
The Bafarat coffee company hails from Jeddah, and is coming to London for its first international cafe. And they're going big on dessert alongside all that caffeine.
More change for Chinatown, which has seen quite a few new restaurants and shops appear thanks to the Newport development. This time it's the turn of three new dessert spots for the area.
First up is Kova Patisserie (who already have another location in Soho). Like their other shop, they'll have French patisseries with a Japanese twist - like their mille crepes - as well as a
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If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also named Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year for
Covent Garden has a new dessert spot that you should expect to see popping up on your Insta feed from now on. Yaki Yaki is all about the Japanese waffle cones taiyaki and opened a week ago just off St Martin's Lane.
The specialist taiyaki shop will be serving up the traditional fish shaped waffles in two sizes - mini and regular. The minis come in batches of three filled with either vanilla custard, nutella or cheese and jalapeno. If you pick the regular size,
You know that Easter is just around the corner when your Insta feed is flooded with pictures of restaurants and bars using Cadbury's Creme Eggs in everything from desserts to cocktails. And this year Cadbury's have teamed up with four London restaurants for some special dishes in the run up to Easter Sunday.
At Blondies Kitchen in Selfridges Food Hall they're putting on a Cadbury Creme egg brownie with a melting Cadbury Creme egg yolk in the centre of a warm cookie
One properly iconic London dish is Marcus Wareing's custard tart. Adapted from his own grandmother's recipe, it first hit centre stage when it was picked as the dessert course in the first ever Great British Menu back in 2006. That's when Marcus cooked it for the Queen’s official 80th birthday lunch at Mansion House.
At the time he told The FT, "The challenge is in getting the right balance between egg, cream, sugar and milk. It took weeks to
After a successful pop-up a few years ago, Albert Adrià is coming back to London for good with an all-dessert restaurant in the swanky Hotel Cafe Royal.
Ever since they opened their Croydon restaurant, business has been booming for rappers Krept and Konan. And now they're expanding.
But before you get too excited at the prospect of them opening near you, they're just heading down the road to Boxpark Croydon, where they'll be showcasing their dishes at the streetfood spot throughout the month of October. Crepes and Cones will be taking over the pop up kitchen there and we're told
Less BSDM and more coronary in a cup - this new dessert bar on Covent Garden's Drury Lane deconstructs cheesecake and turns it into a variety of chilled and frozen soft serve delights.
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