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.