clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Patisserie Valerie’s Future Is Still Up in the Air

Plus more London restaurant news today

Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley backs out of Patisserie Valerie rescue Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Sports Direct bails out of bailout for stricken patisserie chain

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has pulled out of a bid to buy Patisserie Valerie just two days after lodging a £15 million bid — more than has been spent on Newcastle United’s transfers in recent times. [Big Hospitality]

Longstanding restaurateur plans Wimbledon Village opening

Serial restaurateur Serial resRay de Fazio will open Cent’Anni in Wimbledon, replacing one of stricken steakhouse chain Cau’s many restaurants. Expect classical Italian food, with 100 covers, fitting of the name. De Fazio currently operates MK Kitchen in Gloucester Road and Med Café in St. John’s Wood.

10 (ten) layer lasagna and a whole lot of velour arrive in Shoreditch

Look inside Gloria, an Italian trattoria long on maximalist luxury and pasta in a wheel of cheese.

Last-minute restaurants perfect for Valentine’s Day

Reservations are only required for whether or not the date’s going well.

East London’s standout cave restaurant won’t change a winning formula

The team behind P. Franco and Bright are keeping a good thing going at Peg on Morning Lane.

Bright

1 Westgate Street, , England E8 3RL 020 3095 9407 Visit Website

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater London newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world