• Sam Harrison brings deli and cafe Sam's Larder to Chiswick

    Sam Harrison brings deli and cafe Sam's Larder to Chiswick

    Before he launched Sam's Riverside in Hammersmith, Sam Harrison ran Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick for 10 years. Well, now he's back in Chiswick - albeit in a slightly different guise. 

    Sam's Larder is the second version of a food store that opened alongside Sam's Riverside and managed to make quite a name for itself locally, particularly when it was able to open during the lockdowns. So

  • Half Cut Market is a hot new corner shop and bar for Camden

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    If there's one thing that successive lockdowns have promoted, it's the rise of local food culture. Corner stores suddenly became more important than ever when we were all confined to our homes.

    Now Camden residents are the latest to benefit from a brand new store. Half Cut Market on York Way sees some very interesting food and wine folk involved. Co-founder Holly Wilcocks (ex-Noble Rot and MEATliquor) has

  • Superette, a next-level deli, opens on Islington's Upper Street

    superette upper street islington

    If there's one sector that appears to have thrived in London over the past year, it's the city's deli and food store scene. Having to stay at home and cook for ourselves has made Londoners all the more appreciative of the great places selling us provisions.

    We popped down to check out Islington's new Superette store at the weekend, and were suitably impressed. The shop, from the team behind popular North London

  • Turul Project are opening a Hungarian deli and restaurant in Turnpike Lane

    Turul Project is bringing Hungarian dining to Turnpike Lane

    Updated 14/5/21 with chef, menu and opening date details

    News reaches us of a promising new Hungarian restaurant coming to North London. Previously running as pop-ups and supperclubs, Turul Project is now going permanent. Opening near Turnpike Lane and Green Lanes, the restaurant and wine bar (as well as deli and cafe) will be all about contemporary Hungarian dining.

  • Yield N1 wine bar and shop is coming to Islington's St Paul's Road

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    We've been watching the development of a property on Islington's St Paul's Road with interest for a few weeks. Mainly because it's at the end of our road on the way to the shops and secondly because it was really shaping up into something food-related. And now we have the answer - Stoke Newington's Yield has opened a second location just off Highbury Corner. 

    It's taken the place of an

  • London restaurants that have converted to shops


    While London's restaurants and pubs remain closed, many are finding new and inventive ways to help them survive. Here's our guide to the ones converting to shops where you can get the very best provisions and a meal or two to take away.

  • London's best delis and grocers

    delis1000Stocking up pre-lockdown? Forget the queues at the supermarket -  London's local food stores and delis are more important than ever. We show you where to pick up the essentials around town. 

  • The Good Plot deli and restaurant on Westbourne Grove is Mandy Lieu's Notting Hill ethical project

    the good plot notting hill

    Model Mandy Lieu is behind the transformation of this Westbourne Grove spot into an all-day restaurant and deli aiming to connect Londoners with where their food comes from.

  • Bottles ‘N’ Jars opens at the Hexagon Classics showroom between Highgate and East Finchley

    bottles and jars highgate east finchley

    In a week where car sales have been dented by news of a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles, comes this shiny nugget of a story about a car showroom in North London that has found its own way of diversifying.

    This week Hexagon Classics - on the border between East Finchley and Highgate - has joined up with wine expert and author, Bert Blaize to open Bottles ‘N’ Jars wine and deli. It's taken over part of the

  • Table @ Vallebona expand with a new high street store in Wimbledon

    vallebona wimbledon high street

    Wimbledon high-end deli Vallebona are on the move. After 20 years building a name for themselves in the area, owners Stefano and Naoko Vallebona are about to open their first high street shop there. The opening of Table @ Vallebona on Wimbledon High Street this weekend coincides with the closure to the public of their original HQ, the company's warehouse on Weir Road.

    Selling all manner of lovely Italian food and

  • Skye Gyngell comes to Shoreditch, opening Spring To Go

    Skye Gyngell comes to Shoreditch, opening Spring To Go

    Now that Spring in Somerset House is closed for the lockdown, Skye Gyngell is taking the restaurant on the road, launching in Shoreditch as a farm shop. 

    Opening on Redchuch Road, Spring to Go will be filled with produce from with Fern Verrow farm in Herefordshire and Heckfield Home Farm (Skye is chef at Heckfield Place too), alongside food from Spring itself. 

    The Spring bakery sounds fabulous

  • Casey's cafe & deli has reopened in its new Clapton digs

    Casey's cafe & deli has reopened in its new Clapton digs 

    Casey's in Clapton used to describe itself as "a microcafe & deli". But now that they've moved into grander premises, maybe that 'micro' tag isn't needed anymore.

    As owner Caitlin Dempsey said of their new shop which opened last week on Lower Clapton Road, named after her family shop back in Ireland, "it's an actual bakery/shop/cafe you can walk around and buy things, if you want."

    The popular deli

  • Shop Cuvee wine shop and deli is opening on Blackstock Road

    shop cuvee opening on blackstock road

    There's no getting away from the fact that lockdown was hard on London. But, equally, it's fair to say that some businesses coped better than others. Highbury restaurant Top Cuvee didn't let any grass grow under its feet when the city shut down. It pivoted quickly to become a natural wine distributor Shop Cuvee - actually growing its business over lockdown.

    Now that owner Brodie and his team have been able to reopen the restaurant,

  • Sam’s Larder is Hammersmith's hot new deli

    sam's larder opens in hammersmith

    Hammersmith folk have a hot new deli. Sam's Larder will open officially on Crisp Road tomorrow as an extension of nearby Sam's Riverside restaurant.

    The shop will stock all the fresh and store cupboard foods the restaurant's kitchen uses, along with wines from the wine list, and ready meals such as fish, chicken and vegetable pies; seasonal casseroles; and rabbit ragù pasta sauce.

    So you'll be able to pick up London's best bread

  • The Supermarket of Dreams brings restaurant DIY kits and more to Notting Hill

    supermarket of dreams notting hill

    Over in Notting Hill, there's been an addition to the food shop scene that's a lot more interesting than getting a new Tesco Metro.

    The Supermarket of Dreams opened up last month. It's from the same team as the Notting Hill Fish Shop and it's selling all manner of lovely artisan food and - the real usp - meals and DIY kits from restaurants across London.

    The launch line-up for those restaurant kits is impressive with items


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