Jamie Oliver is to close six of his Jamie’s Italian restaurants, his company blaming a “tough market” along with “post-Brexit pressures and unknowns” for the move. Is this one of the first examples of 2017 of under-performing businesses reaching for the Brexit ‘get out of jail free’ card? The closures are at Ludgate Hill in […]

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Sourced Market this week became the first food business to open in the vast Nova restaurant-and-retail development opposite Victoria station. A further 16 restaurants and pop-up kiosks are due to open from early next year in the lower floors of the £250million Land Securities development, which also contains offices and luxury flats. There will be outdoor seating for 700 […]

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A further three dining destinations have been announced for Belgravia’s new restaurant hub Nova, which will garnish the restaurant wasteland around Victoria station with no fewer than 18 eateries next year. And we’re not talking about any old chains either. Barbecoa, Franco Manca and Daisy Green will join restaurants from Jason Atherton, D&D London and Will Ricker […]

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Vietnamese restaurant group Pho is growing apace with the addition of another City site – the One New Change shopping centre near St Paul’s, also home to Jamie’s Barbecoa and Gordo’s Bread Street Kitchen. Opening on the former site of a Caffe Concerto, it will be the company’s twelfth outlet and the largest to date, with 110-covers and […]

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The plan for world domination continues. Word reaches us that Jamie Oliver is to launch a second Barbecoa, opening in St James’s next year. And with nearly twice the capacity of the St Paul’s original, which most people already think is pretty enormous. Size seems to be a bit of a theme at this new […]

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Vietnamese restaurant group Pho is growing apace with the addition of another site in the City, this time in the One New Change shopping centre near St Paul’s, also home to Jamie’s Barbecoa and Gordo’s Bread Street Kitchen. Opening on the former site of a Caffe Concerto, it will be the company’s twelfth premises and […]

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D&D London has been able to purchase a prime piece of restaurant real estate after its former owner’s company went bust. The group once known as Conran Restaurants has bought the 130-cover Madison Bar and Restaurant in the City’s One New Change centre (which also houses Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa) for £4.5 million. The tapas restaurant was founded […]

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