Japanese Afternoon Tea at Sosharu

  The desserts at Sosharu, Jason Atherton’s Japanese restaurant in Turnmill Street near Farringdon Station, have always been a highlight of Chef Alex Craciun's menu. Many a guest has made a trip to Clerkenwell especially to try his pastel-hued and deliciously creamy matcha mille crepe, or the chocolate & sesame roll, garnished with an ultra-kawaii chocolate teddy bear. So much so, Alex has now created a Japanese-inspired afternoon tea menu, perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Available Monday-Saturday between 12pm-4pm, afternoon tea at Sosharu begins with a selection … [Read more...]

La Dame de Pic at the Four Seasons

In a landmark of power and prestige, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is the City’s  newest luxury hotel and celebrates its place within the capital’s rich history and culture. First opened in 1922, this Grade II-listed building is the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority and played host to the inaugural reception of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. Original neo-classical interiors have been exquisitely restored, creating a seamless fusion with chic, modern design. The hotel has just 100 accommodations, including 11 spacious suites - some with … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Blank Canvas at D&D restaurants in January

D&D London is a group of luxury restaurants, bars and hotels based principally in London, but also with venues in Paris, New York and Tokyo. It was founded by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi (the eponymous D and D) in 2006, following a buyout of Conran Restaurants, which itself was established back in 1991. Today D&D London owns and operates 35 restaurants, with one Michelin Star (Angler in the South Place Hotel close to the Barbican), and an award winning hotel. It has also been recognised as a leading business in caring for the environment and is currently the SRA’s Sustainable Large … [Read more...]

Leon launches new ‘fast and free’ January menu

On 3rd January, Naturally Fast Food chain LEON, which has a branch at 5-6 Moorgate, close to the Barbican, will be unveiling a new selection of free-from dishes inspired by its upcoming cookbook Fast & Free, demonstrating that it is possible to steer clear of certain ingredients without denying yourself a positive and joyful relationship with food. Their additions to the menu will launch just in time for January’s health drive and will be showcasing a selection of gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free dishes. From the new LEON dairy-free cashew milk Ruby Berry Porridge to … [Read more...]

London’s Newest Rooftop Drinking and Dining Destination is in Finsbury Square

Perched high above the capital with enviable views out over the City, London’s hottest new destination rooftop restaurant, bar and grand terrace, Aviary, has come home to roost. Nestling on the 10th floor of the brand new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, bordering the City and Shoreditch on Finsbury Square, leading restaurant and bar operator ETM Group has taken dining to a new level with its first sky-high venue. (Barbican residents will know the  ETM Group in particular as the operator of the Jugged Hare and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, as well as number of other London restaurants and … [Read more...]

New Indian restaurant for the Barbican

Barbican Tandoori – the Indian restaurant under the Barbican Turret in Aldersgate Street - is no more, but the space has been refurbished and been replaced by another restaurant serving food from the Indian subcontinent  The new restaurant is now operated by the Coriander group and carries the Coriander name. The Coriander restaurant group started with its first establishment in Buckhurst hill, Essex in 2000. In 2003, a second restaurant opened its doors in Vauxhall, south London followed by Blackheath, south east London in 2006. The Coriander management says it takes great care to … [Read more...]

Jason Atherton opens Temple and Sons in Tower 42

On 21st November, Jason Atherton's The Social Company opened the doors to Temple and Sons, a new City grill restaurant and bar. Situated adjacent to the iconic Tower 42, Temple & Sons is a second partnership for Jason Atherton with Restaurant Associates. With a more casual approach, it contrasts the high-rise fine dining at neighbouring sister restaurant, City Social. The venue is set across two floors, each offering a different dining experience: a 66-cover grill restaurant and a 30-cover all-day deli and bar serving snacks and small plates, championing British produce throughout. … [Read more...]

Jackson + Rye takes on the City

Jackson + Rye, which descrinbes itself as an iconic American restaurant, and purveyors of East coast American food is this week opening the doors to its latest restaurant in the heart of the City of London.  The fifth restaurant of its hugely popular brand will be located at 30 Old Jewry, just around the corner from Bank station, and will officially open its doors on Thursday 17th November – perfect timing for Thanksgiving! And to celebrate the launch, ALL those visiting all day on Thursday 17th will be invited to take part in the Dollar Toss where every diner will have the chance to … [Read more...]

D&D Restaurants 10th Anniversary Special

This Autumn, one of London’s premier restaurant groups, D&D London, will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. On Wednesday 5th October, ten D&D restaurants will welcome diners for a special, celebratory three-course lunch or dinner, priced at just £10. This is a gesture from D&D to thank its millions of customers for their support over the last decade. For one day only, a £10 menu will be available at flagship D&D restaurants: Le Pont de la Tour, Quaglino’s, Bluebird, Orrery, Skylon, Sartoria, German Gymnasium, Plateau, Coq d’Argent and Butlers Wharf Chop House.  Coq … [Read more...]

London Steakhouse Company City unveils new refurbishment

London Steakhouse Company City, situated a stone’s throw from bustling Liverpool Street Station, has officially re-opened its doors to reveal an opulent split-level dining space enveloped with timeless British glamour.   The well-established London steakhouse combines impeccable food standards and outstanding table service, offering an unrivalled City dining experience. Behind the grand entrance and large double doors, guests are greeted by an immediate aura of energy and professionalism. High ceilings complement the sleek yet classic open-plan dining space, while a raised … [Read more...]