When Saturday comes, Fitzrovia will limp back to life

On Saturday 4 July some of Fitzrovia's hospitality traders will take a small, tentative step forward as pubs, cafes and restaurants open for the first time for more than three months, after the government eased Covid-19 restrictions. A handwritten sign on the door of a pub in Fitzrovia welcomes punters back for 4 July. Only …

Wahaca shuts both its Fitzrovia restaurants after suspected norovirus outbreak

Poster in window.

The Mexican street-food chain Wahaca has temporarily closed both of its Fitzrovia restaurants following reports of a norovirus outbreak that has hit many of its outlets across London. The London Evening Standard reported that restaurants in Covent Garden, Oxford Circus, Soho, Canary Wharf and Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, are shut due to what are described as …

Michelin starred restaurants contravene food safety and hygiene regulations

Front of restaurant on a street corner.

Two out of the six Michelin starred restaurants in Fitzrovia failed to impress food hygiene inspectors who carried out checks in August and September this year and asked the proprietors to take immediate action to comply with legal requirements. Ollie Dabbous' self-named restaurant, which has been praised for its cuisine by the Evening Standard's Fay Maschler …

A small taste of the Levant on Rathbone Place

Front of restaurant on corner of street.

Just recently popped-up and will move on to bigger premises in a few months, Ceru is a eastern Mediterranean streetfood restaurant serving seasonal dishes and a variety of drinks. In a small and intimate space on a street corner it offers a short menu of meat, fish, seafood and vegetarian plates. We turned up unannounced on Monday evening in search …

Michelin Guide 2015 awards Charlotte Street restaurants

Front of restuarant

Two Charlotte Street restaurants have been recognised in the Michelin Guide 2015 published this week, adding to the collection of Fitzrovia eateries that have previously received an award. Receiving one Michelin Star is Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs which "serves an innovative, no-choice set menu" says the announcement. Kitchen Table is to be found at the back of …

Don’t trust The Fitzrovia Partnership for mother’s day advice

Newsletter.

I can imagine nothing worse than hauling my mother into central London with the promise of fine dining and a glass of wine only to find the restaurant closed. But that's what would happen if I was dumb enough to heed the advice from Fitzrovia's so-called business improvement district. The Fitzrovia BID's latest newsletter  -- decorated in pink …

Turning shirts into sherry. How the relaxation of planning regulations is opening the door to more restaurants

Front of sherry bar.

Fitzrovia is losing its variety of retail frontages to wine bars and restaurants as the relaxation of planning regulations takes effect. It is leading to a saturation of places to eat and drink, a change in the character of the streets, and the variety of Fitzrovia is being diluted. Drakes Tabanco at 3 Windmill Street …

Cubitt House plans 230 seat restaurant at Fitzroy Place

By News Reporters Independent hospitality business Cubitt House is planning to open its biggest restaurant to date, at Fitzroy Place on the site of the former Middlesex Hospital. The trouble is, the space available is not big enough.  Planning permission is now being sought to create what would be one of Fitzrovia's largest restaurants. It …

Dabbous plans Barnyard restaurant in Charlotte Street

By News Reporters Ollie Dabbous the “culinary messiah” chef looks set to open his second restaurant in Fitzrovia. Dabbous Enterprises Ltd made an application to Camden Council in October to make alterations to a restaurant at 18 Charlotte Street, currently operating as ‘Curryleaf’, to accommodate its new Barnyard brand restaurant.  The planning application submitted by Brinkworth …

Michelin recognises Fitzrovia eateries in 2014 guide, but the food fight continues

The prestigious Michelin guide to restaurants and hotels has continued to recognise Fitzrovia restaurants and has also awarded new eateries. In its 2014 edition published this month nine Fitzrovia establishments are listed. However, food and restaurants arouse passions in the neighbourhood in many ways. Three restaurants -- Dabbous in Whitfield Street, Pied à Terre in …

Dabbous dish for late night opening served cold

The eponymously named restaurant of chef Ollie Dabbous in Whitfield Street has had its late night opening plans scuppered after Camden Council refused him planning permission. The decision came as little surprise to local residents as a government planning inspector had previously imposed a condition that no customers should be allowed on the premises after …

Fitzrovia will eat itself. Are too many cafes and restaurants choking the neighbourhood?

By Angela Lovely There used to be a couple of furniture shops along Tottenham Street but now in their place is a tea room and a hot food outlet, adding to the five cafes and restaurants that are well established along the street between Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte Street. The long-standing businesses are complaining …