Jamie Oliver’s good-looking but “soooooo overpriced” duo of luxury grills Barbecoa (in Piccadilly and the City) has fallen into administration. It was announced today (Monday 19 February) that the Piccadilly site has closed and both venues are being “touted by Christies property agents to assess their market potential”. But fans will be pleased to hear M restaurants’ […]

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Jamie Oliver is closing his last Union Jacks restaurant, in Covent Garden plaza, bringing an end to the his flatbreads-and-British-comfort-food hybrid after five years. The announcement follows the closure in January of six branches of the celebrity chef’s under-performing Jamie’s Italian chain. The other three Union Jacks branches closed in January 2014. A company spokesman said: […]

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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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