The City Archive

  • After years of banging the fine dining drum and a couple of dalliances with gastro-pubs, Gordon Ramsay seems to have found his place in the middle ground of the restaurant […]

    Bread Street Kitchen, EC4

    After years of banging the fine dining drum and a couple of dalliances with gastro-pubs, Gordon Ramsay seems to have found his place in the middle ground of the restaurant […]

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  • What do you get when you let a DJ open a restaurant?  Massive slices of pizza apparently! Meter offers a slice of Italy in urban Shoreditch, where Italy’s finest export […]

    Meter Bar & Eatery, EC1

    What do you get when you let a DJ open a restaurant?  Massive slices of pizza apparently! Meter offers a slice of Italy in urban Shoreditch, where Italy’s finest export […]

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  • Having already gained a reputation for being one of the coolest nightspots in East London, the team behind McQueen have opened a restaurant to provide the Shoreditch-set with an equally […]

    McQueen, EC2

    Having already gained a reputation for being one of the coolest nightspots in East London, the team behind McQueen have opened a restaurant to provide the Shoreditch-set with an equally […]

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  • The megalithic bronze statues and towering blocks of commerce in Exchange Square make for an unlikely setting for the city outpost of the newest pub from Geronimo Inns. The expansive […]

    The White Horse, EC2

    The megalithic bronze statues and towering blocks of commerce in Exchange Square make for an unlikely setting for the city outpost of the newest pub from Geronimo Inns. The expansive […]

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  • Seemingly on a mission to change the somewhat dubious reputation of London’s Chinese restaurant scene, Geoffrey Leong’s Restaurant Privilege group has grown into a 15-strong restaurant empire in just a handful […]

    Goldfish City, EC2

    Seemingly on a mission to change the somewhat dubious reputation of London’s Chinese restaurant scene, Geoffrey Leong’s Restaurant Privilege group has grown into a 15-strong restaurant empire in just a handful […]

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  • A brief culinary history lesson if I may.   Bruno Loubet made his name in the early 1990’s as one of the most dynamic and consistently brilliant young chefs cooking in […]

    Bistrot Bruno Loubet, EC1

    A brief culinary history lesson if I may.   Bruno Loubet made his name in the early 1990’s as one of the most dynamic and consistently brilliant young chefs cooking in […]

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  • Inspired by the sociable dining scene and coffee culture of the tapas bars of Barcelona, seasoned restaurant consultant Jason Fendick felt that The City was the ideal place for his […]

    PINCHITOtapas, EC1 & WC1

    Inspired by the sociable dining scene and coffee culture of the tapas bars of Barcelona, seasoned restaurant consultant Jason Fendick felt that The City was the ideal place for his […]

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  • Opening a restaurant in London is a precarious affair, with the location being one of the most difficult decisions to make.  So opening in one of London’s lesser known back […]

    Proud Cabaret, EC3

    Opening a restaurant in London is a precarious affair, with the location being one of the most difficult decisions to make.  So opening in one of London’s lesser known back […]

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  • Whilst dining in The City isn’t to everyone’s taste, one can’t deny that restaurants in London’s financial district are some of the most visually interesting around.  With so many historical […]

    1 Lombard Street, EC3

    Whilst dining in The City isn’t to everyone’s taste, one can’t deny that restaurants in London’s financial district are some of the most visually interesting around.  With so many historical […]

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  • Many chefs talk about wanting to serve the food that they themselves like to eat, but it’s just as important for a venue to be the kind of place that […]

    Bistro @ Eastside Inn, EC1

    Many chefs talk about wanting to serve the food that they themselves like to eat, but it’s just as important for a venue to be the kind of place that […]

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