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London’s historic pie and mash shops are becoming victims of gentrification
Food / The London Economic

London’s historic pie and mash shops are becoming victims of gentrification

Islington pie and mash shop M Manze is set to close later this year, after 106 years of trading. On announcing the closure last week, owner Tim Nicholls blamed increasing business rates as the reason for the iconic Chapel Market pie shop’s closure – something that has bereft the city of so many beloved pie … Continue reading

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?
Food / Reviews / The London Economic

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Like most things in life, the simplest restaurant dishes are generally the endearingly memorable. So it’s hardly surprising that the ingenuous bone marrow salad at St John in Clerkenwell has been on the menu, unchanged, for the past 23 years. In turn, when presenting paying customers with something so simple, it’s crucial that each element … Continue reading

Ceru Brings a Compelling Portion of the Levant to South Kensington
Food / Reviews / The London Economic

Ceru Brings a Compelling Portion of the Levant to South Kensington

Away from the hustle and bustle of Soho, Mayfair and Shoreditch, Ceru opened at the end of last year, offering a taste of the Levant in a neighbourhood space near South Kensington tube station. “Born from a love of food, drink and sunshine”, Ceru began life as a project from husband and wife team Barry … Continue reading