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300-Year-Old Fortnum and Mason Goes East for the First Time

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Fortnum and Mason luxury department store will open a restaurant in the City of London for the first time Fortnum and Mason

Luxe retailer opens its first restaurant in the Square Mile

Fortnum and Mason has opened its first restaurant and bar in the City, at the Royal Exchange. An all-day menu is long on premium smoked fish, shellfish, and caviar, as well as retro classic desserts, like a knickerbocker glory; it opens 311 years after the flagship Piccadilly site. Hopefully worth the wait. [Big Hospitality]

The country’s foremost chocolate maker is now open in Shoreditch

Pump Street Bakery — best known for its bean-to-bar chocolate and crisp, fruited Eccles cakes — is now open at 67 Redchurch Street. Read more on the week-long pop-up here.

Greek takeaway specialists will open in Canary Wharf

The Athenian will open its sixth London site in Wharf Kitchen, an upcoming market hall — yes, another one — in Jubilee Place. It will join the likes of Ahi Poke, Bird, and Mama’s Jerk, sticking to the tried-and-tested souvlaki and gyros formula that has seen it open at Boxpark Shoreditch, White City Place, Victoria, and Tooting Market.

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