The City

  • Duck & Waffle is back open for 24-hour bookings

    Duck & Waffle is back open for 24-hour bookings 

    We may be some way off from knowing when the Night Tube is ever coming back, but there's at least one good sign that late-night eating and drinking in London is back on the cards. 

    For the first time since the very first lockdown, Duck & Waffle is back to its original 24 hour opening hours. So if you're back at work in the City and really fancy some of their BBQ spiced crispy

  • Canopy by Hilton London City is bringing a huge rooftop restaurant to Aldgate

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    If you've been wondering what's going in the uber-modern lattice building just off the Minories in the City, let us enlighten you.

    It's going to be the first of a new brand of Hilton hotels, but the thing you're going to be really interested in is its rooftop restaurant and bar, Florattica. With inside and outside seating it'll serve up weekday breakfast, a weekend tapas brunch and a general small

  • Piazza Italiana is opening in a Grade II listed bank on Threadneedle Street

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    There's one thing to be said for those huge City buildings - they really help when it comes to social distancing. Just look at the dining room at new opening Piazza Italiana, if you need proof.

    This upcoming Italian restaurant is about to open its doors in the heart of the City. Set in a Grade II listed former British Linen Bank - not unlike The Ned - it's the first London opening for the restaurant group

  • Eataly London arrives in Broadgate - a full guide to the restaurants, shops and more

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    The Italian food and wine marketplace gets ready to open their first London opening in the heart of the City at Broadgate.

  • 14 Hills in the City are unveiling a rooftop restaurant on the 15th floor

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    Before lockdown D&D's City restaurant 14 Hills was doing a storming business. Now, with the announcement of a new rooftop terrace, they're hoping to reopen with a similarly strong following.

    The 14th-floor restaurant has moved up a level, taking over space in the building's 15th-floor rooftop garden. It'll have quite the view over London and room for around 50 diners.

    The terrace's opening menu will feature

  • Dom's Subs are expanding with a second sandwich shop planned for the City in Bevis Marks

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    Updated 16/3/21 with opening date

    London's sandwich market is hugely competitive, so anyone clawing their way to the top of the panini pile has to be congratulated. Even more so - when that company's an independent. But Dom's Subs in Hackney have captured Londoners'

  • EggRun has designs on London's egg in a bun market

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    Updated 24/5/21 with City opening date

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's the case, the folks at Eggslut should be tickled pink by the launch of new egg-based bun business, EggRun.

    EggRun first began life as a delivery service back in the Autumn, and they've just opened their first City restaurant at Monument on Fish Street Hill.

    Executive chef John Skotidas (who also runs the

  • M Restaurants brings in Champagne robots for Christmas

    Is this the ultimate in Social distancing? Over the Christmas period, M Restaurants are introducing Champagne robots - yes those are actual robots that will serve Champagne throughout the grill restaurants. The robots - named Bailey and Sage - will take your order, trundle over to the bar and then return with a tray full of Champagne.

    Is this the ultimate in Social distancing? Over the Christmas period, M Restaurants are introducing Champagne robots - yes those

  • First Dates restaurant Paternoster Chophouse has moved to Old Bailey

    paternoster chop house moves to old bailey

    It's one of the best-known restaurants in the UK, although pretty much everyone knows it as the First Dates restaurant. But over Lockdown Paternoster Chophouse in the City has moved from the space it occupied beside St Paul's for the past seven years into new digs.

    It reopens next week, if tier restrictions allow, at 35 Old Bailey where the Union Bar used to be. The new space will also have a bar area

  • The Ned launches a new Electric Bar & Diner in the City

    The Ned launches a new Electric Bar and Diner

    The City may be slow at getting back to work, but The Ned has been busy getting back up to speed - even re-launching its unlimited Sunday buffet. And now, taking over the space that used to hold Zobler's and Cafe Sou is a brand new Electric Bar & Diner. 

    Electric Diner has already proven popular for Soho House in

  • Murger Han head to The City for their third Xi’an restaurant

    Murger Han head to The City for their third restaurant

    Murger Han, the Xi’an restaurant with restaurants in Mayfair and Euston is expanding. This time they're heading east to the City for their third restaurant. 

    As in its other incarnations, they'll have a menu of Xi’an dishes made to family recipes with the Biang Biang noodles and the murgers themselves (slow-cooked meat in flatbread) being the biggest draw.

    Also on the menu will

  • Test Driving the Ned's Sunday Feast as it reopens for the new normal

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    The Ned's epic Sunday Feast buffet is back in action, post lockdown. We went to see how a Covid-era buffet works in practice. 

  • The Ned is reopening, and the legendary Sunday feast is coming back

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    Updated 16/7/20

    The huge City establishment with 10 restaurants, bars, a private club and a hotel has slowly begun reopening its restaurants - with both Kaia - their Asian-Pacific restaurant and also their British brasserie Millie's Lounge, being the first back.

    To begin with current climate meant that their popular range of limitless buffets - in particularly the Ned's Sunday Feast were on hold. But the Sunday Feast is back from

  • Mark Hix is back - taking on the food and drink at 1 Lombard Street


    Early on in the lockdown, Mark Hix announced that all his restaurants were to close. And while we may well still see a Hix-owned restaurant make a return in the future, the chef himself isn't sitting around. He's just joined Soren Jessen's 1 Lombard Street, overseeing all the food and beverage at the City restaurant. 

    He'll be

  • Brigadiers becomes the retro off-licence Daru Shop, selling "Naanzas"

    Brigadiers becomes the retru off-licence Daru Shop, selling "Naanzas"

    There's something of a change happening to Brigadiers, the city bar/restaurant that's run by the people behind Gymkhana. As it'll be a while before it can return completely to normal, it's being transformed into a retro Indian off-licence - aka the Daru Shop. 

    Everything will be served through a hatch and there are two very important elements. First, you'll be able to get a takeaway


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