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JD Wetherspoon

Wetherspoon makes biggest profit yet – up 37% – but slams pub tax

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

It’s the favourite pub chain of students and those people who have a pint with breakfast, and now it’s made a record profit.

Namaaste restaurant

Review: Namaaste Kitchen and Salaam Namaste - contemporary Indian cooking

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

The Camden and Bloomsbury restaurants are perfect for when you have visitors, says our reviewer

London's weird pub names

London’s weirdest pub names and what they mean

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Ever wondered about the origns of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese or The Pyrotechnists Arms?

Trader Vics

Review: Trader Vic’s W1 – a retro tiki delight

Fri, 11 Jul 2014

Trader Vic’s is somewhat unassuming from the outside considering its location. Barely signposted compared to the grand entrance of the Park Lane Hilton beneath which it’s snugly tucked, you’d perhaps need to have heard of Trader Vic’s to know what’s in store, and would have no idea of the scale of the restaurant below.

Floripa Braziliant restaurant and bar, Shoreditch

These are London’s best Brazilian restaurants

Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Just as well you didn’t make it to Brazil for the World Cup. Get a bite of the action anyway with this lot

Sophi Tranchell, Divine Chocolate

Sweet success: Divine Chocolate's Sophi Tranchell MBE on building a successful social enterprise

Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The UK’s Fairtrade chocolate category is exploding

Tom Kerridge

Forget the horses - it's the food that makes a day at Ascot unforgettable

Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Royal Ascot is all about Michelin-starred chefs and Mad Hatter’s tea parties - and apparently there’s some racing too

Pints of beer

You wouldn't believe how much the price of a pint has gone up

Fri, 7 Mar 2014

A pint of lager is now 20 times more expensive than it was in the 70s.

Norwegian Constitution Day

5 reasons London is obsessed with Scandinavia - and how to indulge more

Wed, 19 Feb 2014

How the recession has subtly shaped our exploding Nordic scene

Tarek Malouf

One minute Q&A with Hummingbird Bakery founder Tarek Malouf

Fri, 7 Feb 2014

The king of cupcakes tells us how sticking to a core range of products has been the secret of his success

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K 10 Restaurant  2

Review: K10, in EC2 - the sushi bar at the heart of the Libor scandal

Thu, 6 Feb 2014

Can conveyor-belt sushi ever deliver in the evening? Harry Cockburn finds out

Just-Eat becomes UK's number one food website

London-based JUST EAT set for float valuing it at up to £900m

Thu, 23 Jan 2014

London-based JUST EAT is set to float in the UK in April this year for a valuation of £700m-£900m, the FT has reported, in a boon for the London market.

A plate of smoked salmon

7 hottest new London restaurants opening in 2014

Tue, 24 Dec 2013

Sack off that January diet and get stuck in

Duke of Wellington, Portobello

Review: Duke of Wellington, Portobello (following its Cher-worthy facelift)

Thu, 28 Nov 2013

Reasonable prices and a delicious Wellington big enough to feed a primary school - Simona Sikimic is impressed

Mince pies

Forget Fortnum & Mason! ALDI's Christmas mince pies are better, taste test finds

Thu, 21 Nov 2013

Want the best Christmas pies? Head to ALDI. Yes, you read that right.

The Dorchester

Top London restaurants open for Christmas Day lunch

Thu, 7 Nov 2013

Christmas dinner – for many it’s the most anticipated and self-indulgent meal of the year and making it as delicious as possible is essential.

Giggs and Neville

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville to open football-themed café in London

Thu, 31 Oct 2013

Legendary Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are to team up for their first foray into London’s competitive restaurant scene with the launch of a new dining destination in the capital.

Reindeer at Christmas - Lidl will sell reindeer steaks

Lidl hopes its £7.99 reindeer steaks will fly off the shelves this Christmas

Thu, 31 Oct 2013

Campaigners are red-nosed, sorry, red-faced with anger at Lidl, which is selling deluxe reindeer steaks for £7.99 this festive season.

Heston Blumenthal has been crowned the world’s most successful chef

Michelin Guide 2014: List of London's top restaurants revealed

Thu, 26 Sep 2013

London’s buzzing culinary scene was given the Michelin seal of approval today as a flutter of new restaurants gained their first star and two well-established eateries were awarded an extra one.

Sambrooks

Brown’s Beer: Sambrook's Brewery’s 5th birthday is a great chance to toast London brewers

Thu, 12 Sep 2013

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown on why he’s heading to the Morden Hall Park, Beer by the River bash this Saturday

Union street cafe

David Beckham & Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant gets 2,500 bookings in two hours!

Mon, 2 Sep 2013

Even loud mouth Ramsay is speechless at the success

Dsktrt Restaurant

Restaurant review: Dstrkt - bring your lover but not your boss!

Thu, 20 Jun 2013

Asa Bennett visits Leicester Square’s new and hip lounge

Rohan Silva at Innotech Summit 2013

Rohan Silva pans No.10 grub as "worst in the country"

Thu, 20 Jun 2013

It all makes sense now. The reason David Cameron was tweeting about the G8 menu, wasn’t because he was out of touch as many suggested but rather because he was just so excited to at last be tasting some real grub.

Barman serving a pint of beer

Brown's beer: The beer renaissance brewing in East London

Wed, 19 Jun 2013

Beer guru Pete Brown on why Hackney is nicknamed the “Hoppy Valley”

Charlie Bigham, founder, Bigham's

Forget JLo’s derriere! Charlie Bigham insures senses for £12m

Tue, 11 Jun 2013

From buttocks to legs, we’ve seen some rather interesting insurance policies over the years. But Charlie Bigham, the maker of upmarket ready-meals Bigham’s, has taken it a step further.

Daren Spence of We Are Tea

How a London tea tycoon got bankers hooked on "monkey picked oolong"

Fri, 7 Jun 2013

We Are Tea co-founder Darren Spence talks business over a cuppa  

Fierezza pizza

Slice of the action! Bethnal Green pizza is "world's most delicious"

Mon, 29 Apr 2013

An east London pizzeria serves the most delicious pizza in the world, according to voters in the Chowzter Fast Feast awards.

Sushinho in the city

Uh uh! Sushinho in the City fails to win South American sushi crown

Thu, 11 Apr 2013

A truly mixed offering, and we’re not talking the Brazilian/Japanese blend… 

Secret foodie looking at cheesecake

Shh! Have you tried London's top secret dining joints?

Wed, 10 Apr 2013

The capital offers meals with a bit more mystery

Paul a young chocolates

Happy Easter! Where to buy the best chocolate in London

Tue, 26 Mar 2013

Asa Bennett looks at the top places to stock up on Easter choc

The Last Kitchen

Review: Hunting for the illustrious lobster burger at The Last, Holborn

Fri, 22 Mar 2013

Why promising something you can’t deliver is never a good idea

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds up his red Ministerial Box outside 11 Downing Street

Brown's beer: Raise a glass to George Osborne for cutting beer duty!

Wed, 20 Mar 2013

Beer guru Pete Brown says the Budget is the day that kicking pubs stopped

BrickOven Milano steak

Chiswick’s new family-friendly Italian goes all Argentinian

Thu, 14 Mar 2013

BrickOven Milano says it has revolutionised the pizza but does it deliver?

Greek

Greek food so good, it's worth braving your worst fears for!

Thu, 7 Mar 2013

Real backstreet Athenian food heads to Dalston

Horse - where to buy and eat horsemeat in london

Where to eat and buy horsemeat in London

Mon, 25 Feb 2013

All that talk of pony burgers got you hankering for an equine snack? Find where to eat horse in London with our essential horsemeat buyer’s guide

Just Falafel London Store

Bringing Middle East delights to London fast food with Just Falafel

Thu, 7 Feb 2013

Just Falafel CEO Fadi Malas made it in the Far East and now the Falafel fief has come to London

Spider Crab Roll

Review: So Sushi, Warwick Street

Fri, 11 Jan 2013

Japanese food so good, it’s bad-habit-forming 

Jewelled Persian Rice with/without Chicken

Lord Noon enters Persian packaged meals market with Sima Persian Foods

Tue, 1 Jan 2013 |Updated: Mon, 3 Jun 2013

‘In 10-20 years, some Persian food would be as known as Hummus,’ claimed Jamie Oliver in 2011 in one of the episodes of Channel 4’s Jamie’s Great Britain.

Balthazar soon to open in London

Five new restaurants opening in London 2013

Thu, 20 Dec 2012

Okay you’re bored of MeatLiquor and you’ve eaten more chicken than Mark Hix could possibly throw at you. Ready for 2013? Here’s what’s new in London’s foodie scene

Barbecoa, Jamie Oliver's ode to meat

Review: Barbecoa, EC4M

Thu, 13 Dec 2012

Jamie Oliver’s meat fest is good, but it is spanked by its rivals

Michael Roux and Co.

London’s charity mince pie bakefest

Fri, 7 Dec 2012

The city’s top chefs cook up a Christmas favourite for charity

Hawksmoor's decadent dining room

Review: Hawksmoor, Air Street, W1B

Wed, 5 Dec 2012

Can the fourth offering from Hawksmoor offer something new to its fans? Yes it can.

The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Hotel

Five London restaurants open for Christmas Day lunch 2012

Fri, 30 Nov 2012

Don’t fancy slaving in the kitchen all day this Christmas? Book yourself into one of these yulefeasteries on Christmas Day

chicken tikka masala

London’s 5 best chicken tikka masala joints

Tue, 20 Nov 2012

We get glutinous for National Eating Out Week! Warning: This article comes with a 100% pre-holiday weight gain guarantee.

restaurant review

Portobello House Bistro, uh uhm don't you mean pub?

Fri, 16 Nov 2012

Escapades with the Dirty Blonde take II: Exploring the West London gastro-pub/restaurant craze at Portobello House Bistro

The Albion, Islington, one of London's best gastro pubs

London’s top 20 gastro pubs

Thu, 15 Nov 2012

We take a tip from the Michelin Guide and run through some of London’s best foodie boozers

Restaurant tube map by Chris Pople of Cheese and Biscuits

London restaurant Tube map

Tue, 13 Nov 2012

Chris Pople, the clever food blogger behind Cheese and Biscuits created this version of the TfL tube map filled with London’s finest restaurants. Click here for the full version.

Ed's diner

Happy Days: How Ed’s Easy Diner is going national

Tue, 13 Nov 2012

Britain loves its burgers, the vintage American way.

The opulent dining room at Les Trois Garcon

Review: Les Trois Garcons,  E1

Fri, 2 Nov 2012

Decadence, diamonds and taxidermy in this French east-end eatery

edwins wine collection

Edwin’s: Sacre bleu! Incredible French food for peasant prices

Fri, 19 Oct 2012

Lyonnais food brought to you by a Hongkonger in the heart of hipsterville. Magnifique

sushi

Moshi Moshi: Revolutionising the way we eat our sushi

Wed, 17 Oct 2012

London eatery first to electronically tag sushi’s voyage from fish to dish

The Living Room, W1

Review: The Living Room, W1

Tue, 16 Oct 2012

A sumptuous sticky toffee pudding dissolves Gabriella Griffith’s ban on chain restaurants

Paul A Young

Bonkers and brilliant, London's chocolatiers reveal their most beautiful creations

Fri, 12 Oct 2012

Asa Bennett discovers London’s vibrant cocktail makers and chocolatiers

Sketch restaurant, Soho

Michelin Restaurant Guide leaked: London gains 8 new stars

Thu, 27 Sep 2012

The 2013 Michelin Restaurant Guide was leaked online today, bringing good news for London’s food lovers and restaurateurs.

A woman eating steak

Dandy Fox: Bars, restaurants and wines coming to London this autumn

Fri, 7 Sep 2012

Michelin-starred Japanese food in Liverpool Street, New York steaks for women in Covent Garden and a Sipsmith Gin Palace. The hottest openings this autumn

High Timber's outdoor terrace

Review: High Timber, City of London, EC4V

Thu, 6 Sep 2012

Fancy a slice of Stellenbosch on the banks of the Thames? Look no further

Riverlounge Italian

Review: The Riverboat Italian, St Katherine's Way E1

Fri, 31 Aug 2012

With stunning views of Tower Bridge and only chain restaurants to compete with, how could it go so wrong?

Meze Mangal, Lewisham

Lewisham kebab shop kicks the Ritz for customer satisfaction

Wed, 22 Aug 2012

Everybody loves a David and Goliath story. Thanks to TripAdvisor we have a pretty tasty one.

Indian street food

10 of the best Indian and Pakistani restaurants in London

Wed, 15 Aug 2012

Yesterday was Pakistani Independence Day and today is Indian Independence Day. What better excuse to dwell on one of India’s finest exports, its amazing cuisine?

Smoked beef ribs

Beer and food matching at The Craft Beer Social Club tomorrow night

Mon, 13 Aug 2012

Follow me: @bex_hobson and @LondonLovesBiz

The Flat White Affectionados

London's foodie tribes revealed

Thu, 2 Aug 2012

As London’s foodie scene has developed, so have its foodie tribes. Have you met them yet?

Emyr Thomas

Dandy Fox: Bars, restaurants and wines coming to London this summer

Wed, 20 Jun 2012

Sushisamba and jaw dropping views. Champagne, hotdogs and a Caravan in King’s Cross? Read our guide and bring yourself up to speed

Antico, Italian restaurant on Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London

Review: Antico, Bermondsey Street, Southwark (Italian)

Thu, 7 Jun 2012

Back when summer was still ablaze in the south London sky, when the world was still full of hope and sunburnt Brits and lunch-breaks in the park, Chopper and I found ourselves in a distinctly Italian mood.

Just off Grosvenor Square 34 was Caprice's first new restaurant launch, adding to its portfolio of power restaurants including The Ivy, J Sheekey's and Scott's.

London restaurants to rake in bumper profits during Jubilee celebrations

Wed, 30 May 2012

London’s restaurants are set for a bumper Diamond Jubilee weekend as people flock to the capital to enjoy the celebrations.

Diva Beach

Photo gallery: Some of London's best-designed bars and restaurants

Wed, 23 May 2012

Prestigious design accolade the NAS Design Partnership Award has been awarded to fit-out and refurbishment contractor WFC for its collaboration on The Delaunay with David Collins Studio. We thought we’d delve into some of WFC’s portfolio to see what it takes to become a winning design team.

Sir Terence Conran's restaurants

Iconic Conran restaurants up for sale

Mon, 21 May 2012

D&D, the restaurant group owned by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi, which bought Conran restaurants back in 2006 is putting the portfolio of well-known eateries on the market.

Emyr Thomas

Dandy Fox: Bars, restaurants and wines coming to London this May

Wed, 16 May 2012

Speakeasies, Vinoteca, Hix and Hirst. Your guide to the tastiest openings this month

Vinoteca, Farringdon

Review: Vinoteca, Farringdon, EC1

Tue, 8 May 2012

Vinoteca has just opened its latest outpost in Soho but we travel back to the original venue in Farringdon to get a taste of the Vinoteca emporium

Our top twelve foodie tweeters

Our top twelve foodie tweeters

Thu, 3 May 2012

Love a purple carrot do you? Positively relished the illegal-foie-gras-Selfridges scandal? Answer yes to both and you qualify for foodie status. Here’s your guide to foodies on Twitter, you’ll never miss a trend, restaurant opening or piece of gossip again

Heston Blumenthal has been crowned the world’s most successful chef

Heston Blumenthal becomes world's most successful chef

Tue, 1 May 2012

Pioneering chef Heston Blumenthal has become the world’s most successful chef after two of his restaurants made it onto the list of the world’s top 50 best restaurants.

Branded restaurant Cafe Rouge

£13bn UK restaurant boom defies recession

Mon, 30 Apr 2012

Looking around at the packed-out restaurants all over central London you might not be too surprised to hear that a new report has found sales across UK restaurants are set to rise.

Ferran Adria of El Bulli

El Bulli chef to open venue in London

Mon, 30 Apr 2012

It’s a pretty good day to be a foodie in London. It appears that the master of molecular cuisine Ferran Adria has his eyes set on the capital. According to reports, the man often dubbed as “The best chef in the world,” has just decided to open something in London.

The Wolseley

The Wolseley owners to open new hotel and restaurant after £21m investment

Fri, 27 Apr 2012

London-based Rex Restaurants Associates has received £21m investment from mid-market private equity specialists

Le Bouchon Breton

Restaurant review: Le Bouchon Breton, Spitalfields Market E1

Thu, 12 Apr 2012

This tucked-away brasserie and bar serves incredible steak tartare, and reasonably-priced oysters. Just avoid the French onion soup gloop

Hawksmoor Spitalfields roast

Five of the best roasts in London

Thu, 5 Apr 2012

Can’t be bothered to cook at home this Easter Sunday? Why not try one of these London pubs and restaurants?

Paul A Young chocolates

Meet London's top chocolatiers

Thu, 5 Apr 2012

It being Easter and all, we thought we’d speak to some of London’s leading chocolatiers. How do they cope during Easter? How do they redefine the egg? And how much are people willing to pay?

Ice Creamists

Top five places to buy ice cream in London

Fri, 30 Mar 2012

Breast milk ice cream? Or caramelised white chocolate with miso? Enjoy the sun while it lasts and get yourself down to one of the coolest ice cream parlours in town

Graffiti mural on Karpo building, King's Cross

London's largest ever urban art work dominates King's Cross building

Thu, 29 Mar 2012

Have you spotted the splash of colours on the Karpo restaurant building in King’s Cross? It’s the work of four prolific street graffiti artists and is the largest art work London’s ever had

Emyr Thomas

Dandy Fox: Bars, restaurants and wines coming to London this March

Thu, 15 Mar 2012

Spring is in the air, so here’s everything you need to make sure you spend it in the hottest restaurants and bars around

Number five pizza at Franco Manca

Review: Pizza at Franco Manca, Brixton Market

Thu, 1 Mar 2012

Fancy a great pizza this weekend and can’t quite afford a trip to Naples? Try Brixton Market

Martin Morales makes some of his famous ceviche

Ceviche restaurant launches and a touch of Lima comes to London

Wed, 29 Feb 2012

Peruvian is the new Mexican and pisco sour is the new mojito - we get a taste of London’s newest Peruvian restaurant before its 1 March opening

Where to eat pancakes in London

The best places to eat pancakes in London

Tue, 21 Feb 2012

Don’t fancy cleaning flour out of the crevices of your kitchen for the next week? Get someone else to cook

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar opening soon

Thu, 16 Feb 2012

The highly anticipated Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar is arriving

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet St, EC4

Square-Mile-ophile: Five oldest pubs in the Square Mile

Mon, 13 Feb 2012

The title of London’s oldest pub has been fought over for years and no area of the capital has quite as many contenders for the title as the Square Mile.

Bob Bob Richard in Soho, Valentine's Day

Something for Valentine's Day? Bob Bob Ricard, Soho

Mon, 13 Feb 2012

ArtMan Kevin Wilson gets loved up in two of the capital’s more romantic hideouts as a trial run for Valentine’s Day. Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard is up first

L'Autre Pied restaurant in London

London's most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants

Sun, 12 Feb 2012

Think you can’t afford Michelin-starred dining this month? Think again - here are the hottest deals in London

Emyr Thomas

Dandy Fox: Where to eat, where to sleep and what to drink in London in 2012

Wed, 8 Feb 2012

In the first of his series tipping off LondonlovesBusiness.com readers on the hottest restaurant, hotel and bar openings in town, Emyr Thomas reveals 2012 as a bumper year – and there’s not a Jubilee or Olympic sport in sight

Dining room of Benares in Mayfair

Something for the weekend: Benares, Berkeley Square, W1

Fri, 27 Jan 2012

Going out for an Indian is, let’s face it, usually not that posh…

A delicious serving from Pitt Cue Co.

Review: Pitt Cue Co., 1 Newburgh Street, W1F

Mon, 16 Jan 2012

I’m in barbecue heaven as I take a seat in the brand new Pitt Cue Co.

The colourful exterior of MADD

Mango mania! Dessert at MADD, Rupert Street, Soho

Wed, 11 Jan 2012

What do you get when you cross a degree in health management with an insatiable adoration and knowledge for mangoes? Well, you get Ralph Monthienvichienchai and with him, his mango-flavoured café/bar MADD (standing for mango addiction of course).