• CAST your mind back to summer, or more specifically those three or four evenings it was actually warm enough to stand outside, and Farringdon-ites might recall flocking to Bird of Smithfield’s fifth-storey rooftop to work their way through a summer...

  • When private members club The Ned opened in May, bringing with it no fewer than nine restaurants to the old Midland Bank, Square Mile foodies rejoiced, declaring the City’s reputation as a culinary wasteland a thing of the past. Further cementing this...

  • THE year 2016 yielded very few winners, all political events considered, but one man with several reasons to smile was Jonathan Clarke. His City of London Distillery (COLD) last year scooped its first Double Gold Award at the San Francisco World...

  • IT wasn’t so long ago that 24-hour dining in London started with the 2am queue for unidentified meat on a spit from your local kebab shop, and ended with a McChicken in the fluorescent glow of the famous golden arches. But the Capital’s cautious steps...

  • CITY MATTERS has teamed up with our friends at London Oktoberfest to help one lucky pair revel in this year’s party as VIPs. The annual celebration of the golden nectar is setting up shop in Canary Wharf’s Millwall Park over...

  • When Neil Rankin opened his Soho meat and mezcal restaurant Temper last year, praise for the South American-style coal-smoked barbecue and take-no-prisoner tacos was very nearly unanimous. And with the chorus of critical acclaim still ringing his...

  • WHEN a weekend favourite like London Fields’ Wringer and Mangle decides to divide and conquer the Capital’s food scene with the addition of a central offshoot, there is always the concern the traits that make it shine locally might not wash with the after-work...

  • THE year 2016 brought with it Brexit, Trump, and perhaps most perplexingly, consolidation of the trend towards single-dish eateries on the London food scene. Want a bowl of Frosties? Head to Shoreditch’s oft-mocked Cereal Killer Cafe and prepare to pay close to a fiver for...

  • It wasn’t all that long ago that casual food options in the Square Mile started with the word ‘meal’ and ended with ‘deal’. A convoy of food trucks might roll in every couple of weeks offering fleeting respite from the grab-and-go chains, but no sooner...

  • Borough Market at closing time, and as the tourists snap their final Instagram and the locals grab the last of the summer stone fruit, volunteers from food collection charity Plan Zheroes are already moving in. The traders...