A high-end hybrid Oriental restaurant combining Chinese and Japanese cuisines will open next month in the new Four Seasons hotel at Ten Trinity Square in the City of London. Mei Ume, a name bringing together the Chinese and Japanese words for “plum”, launches on June 9, joining star French chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s La Dame de Pic […]

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Modern Chinese restaurant Shikumen is to open its fourth branch in late April, in the new Dorsett City Hotel next to Aldgate station. Since making made its debut at the Dorsett Hotel in Shepherd’s Bush, Chinese-owned Shikumen followed up with branches in Ealing and Finchley – so the new venue will be its first in central London. […]

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Anne-Sophie Pic, hailed as the world’s greatest female chef, opens her first restaurant in Britain, La Dame de Pic, in the City of London next Thursday, January 26. She became only the fourth woman to earn a third Michelin star when the accolade was bestowed 10 years ago on her family restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence, […]

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The highest restaurant in Europe is scheduled to be built in the City of London following this week’s granting of planning permission for the 73-storey skyscraper 1 Undershaft. Already nicknamed the Trellis, the 309-metre tower will be 7 metres shorter than the Shard, currently the tallest building in Europe, and will look down on its immediate neighbours the […]

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Eight perspex igloos on a terrace overlooking the Thames at Tower Bridge have become a massive winter hit for City wine bar and restaurant Coppa Club. Bookings were suspended in early November after Coppa – a club with no membership fees – had recruited six extra members of staff to handle the “overwhelming demand”. A […]

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