TheCityReviews Archive

  • Nick House, London’s leading nightlife entrepreneur has teamed up with glamour-puss Kelly Brook for the opening of Steam & Rye. With neither of them exactly being the shy, retiring type, […]

    Steam & Rye, EC3

    Nick House, London’s leading nightlife entrepreneur has teamed up with glamour-puss Kelly Brook for the opening of Steam & Rye. With neither of them exactly being the shy, retiring type, […]

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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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  • The credit crunch was meant to spell doom and annihilation for our restaurants; people would no longer have any money to dine out and we would apparently be resigned to […]

    Bistro du Vin, W1 & EC1

    The credit crunch was meant to spell doom and annihilation for our restaurants; people would no longer have any money to dine out and we would apparently be resigned to […]

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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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  • If I was going to put my money on London’s next big restaurant trend, it would have to be Vietnamese.   The scene has been bubbling away for a while, quietly […]

    Pho, Various Locations

    If I was going to put my money on London’s next big restaurant trend, it would have to be Vietnamese.   The scene has been bubbling away for a while, quietly […]

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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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  • If you like your lunch Italian, your brunch American, cocktails at dinner time and dinner at bedtime, Giant Robot is the place to be.  Giant Robot takes over the site […]

    Giant Robot, EC1

    If you like your lunch Italian, your brunch American, cocktails at dinner time and dinner at bedtime, Giant Robot is the place to be.  Giant Robot takes over the site […]

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  • I often walk past Busaba Eathai on Wardour Street, look at the queue and wonder just what all the fuss is about. One Thursday as I sat in the cafe […]

    Busaba Eathai, various locations

    I often walk past Busaba Eathai on Wardour Street, look at the queue and wonder just what all the fuss is about. One Thursday as I sat in the cafe […]

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