Great meal and service at Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

Living in the Barbican we are seemingly blessed with a substantial number of restaurants all within a few hundred yards of our dwelling places, but some are noticeably better than others in terms of gourmet-style dining while others may be more suited to the more casual, and perhaps due to pricing, more frequent dining occasions. One which does fall into the gourmet dining category is Chiswell Street Dining Rooms (CSDR) and a recent dinner there certainly did not disappoint. The restaurant is probably the ETM Group’s flagship gourmet restaurant, with others run by Ed and Tom Martin’s … [Read more...]

ETM to open second Botanist in Broadgate Circle

Tom and Ed Martin, of privately-owned ETM Group (which runs The Jugged Hare and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms close to the Barbican), have confirmed the opening of their 15th venue, and first late-night venture, this April located within the Broadgate Circle development near Liverpool Street Station in the City. Following the success of its sister restaurant on Sloane Square, The Botanist Broadgate Circle designed by Russell Sage Studio will occupy 7,986 square ft split over two levels: a ground floor bar and restaurant and the subterranean Soda Room – hoped to be Broadgate Circle's … [Read more...]