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The hottest restaurants and food trends for Spring

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Hungry? Try some hybrid cuisine or go hipster at Hoi Polloi. In other big news: brunch, Blacklock and breakfast radishes

Ceru restaurant

Why we’re in danger of losing our independent restaurants

Thu, 5 Mar 2015

New restaurants are struggling to launch and expand in London as demand for space has outstripped availability, says DeVono Property director Adam Landau

Twist at Crawford

Twist at Crawford: A restaurant that defies categorisation

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Twist at Crawford is like a David Lynch film. Completely baffling, but excellent


Now you can get drunk in Starbucks! They’re serving beer and wine

Fri, 20 Feb 2015

Coming to a bland, impersonal coffee house near you

Kouzu Restaurant: There's a new Japanese in town and the flavours are sumo size

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Sherelle Jacobs dines in Belgravia’s new kid on the block

The Grill at the Dorchester

The Grill at The Dorchester has reopened. This is our verdict

Mon, 9 Feb 2015

To book or not to book? That is the question


London’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants – 2015

Thu, 5 Feb 2015

Gorge yourself on London’s best restaurants for cheaper than chips (kind of) with the hottest deals in town

Pure Taste restaurant

Here are this year's hottest (healthy) food trends and restaurants

Tue, 3 Feb 2015

Kimchi, cavemen and watercress, and restaurants that let you scribble on the walls

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It's official: These are London's 9 best gastropubs

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Incredible menus and sumptuous settings, without the pretentious vibes

Mission restaurant - mackerel

The hottest new restaurants opening in London in 2015

Tue, 6 Jan 2015

Grab yourself a date and start impressing

The Water Swan

On a multi-course meal marathon at The White Swan, Fetter Lane - review

Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Tasting menus are all the rage for gastropubs, says Sherelle Jacobs

Senor Ceviche

Really, another Peruvian restaurant? Yes, Señor Ceviche - review

Fri, 12 Dec 2014

London’s craze for Peruvian food shows little sign of abating. Sherelle Jacobs heads to Kingly Court to suss out the latest

BRGR.Co's afternoon tea

The foodies' guide to Christmas: where to eat, what to cook and trends to try

Fri, 5 Dec 2014

Afternoon tea with oysters and dougnuts, Americana and salsify, pickles galore… it’s Christmas, but not as you know it

Pachamama sharing plates

Love the Peruvian food trend? Then feast on our review of Pachamama, Marylebone

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

So are its sharing plates worth sharing?

Manhattan Grill

Review: Manhattan Grill in Canary Wharf

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Sherelle Jacobs tests some serious steak

64 degrees restuarant

Kohlrabi, Korean and pickles - discover London's hottest food trends & restaurants this autumn

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

From Buffalo Bourbon to bonfire salt, here’s what to eat and where

Roller disco

London's best alternative work Christmas party ideas

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Want to shake things up this year? From roller discos to ceilidh dancing, here are some ideas to inspire

House of St Barnabas

The best Christmas party venues in London

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

It might not be Halloween yet, but if you want a decent venue for your Christmas party you need to book now. Don’t panic! Here’s our guide

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

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.


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 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.

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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


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?