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What to do This Weekend: 4th -6th August

This weekend it’s all about the bottomless brunches, booze, beers and burgers – love a bit of alliteration. It’s time to check out of the office and check into the weekend..

Fancy Crab
Openings & Launches

Fancy Crab Opens in Marylebone

Here’s a question? Do you think crabs look at us and think we walk sideways? Something to ponder on when you head to Fancy Crab, perhaps slightly morbidly as the crab will be on your plate. Having just opened on Wigmore Street, Fancy Crab is pretty self-explanatory…it’s crab and it’s fancy. The crab in question is Red King Crab, one of the most sought after in the world, always wild, never farmed, check out that for a line, ‘Hey, I’m Red King Crab, always wild, never farmed’. You know it’d be a cool crab. You’ll find the crab in crab […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Island Poké Opens 2nd Restaurant

Island Poké; pronounced po-keh…and that’s no joke-ey, has just opened their second site in Broadgate Circle – and we’re all rather excited. The restaurant serves up bowls of Poké, and for those not in the know (although you really should because they’ve been everywhere…) they consist of raw cubes of fresh fish (or roasted beetroot for vegetarians) with a soy-based dressing, served in a bowl with steamed rice and tasty garnishes. Founder James Porter trained under an ex Nobu sushi chef and has created the menu at Island Poké which includes three house Poké bowls and a build your own […]

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China Town
Reviews

A Night Out in China Town: Shuang Shuang & Opium

What: A night out in China Town starting with hotpot specialists Shuang Shuang before heading over to a bar in a bar Opium. New? Opium opened in December 2012 while Shuang Shuang opened in January 2016. Where? Shuang Shuang: 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LU / Opium: 15-16 Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JE www.chinatown.co.uk On the menu: Shuang Shuang has brought a cornerstone of Asian cuisine to central London with the simple DIY hot pot; choose your broth and dipping sauce from the menu whilst you hand pick everything else from the conveyor belt. Opium is predominantly a cocktail bar but they […]

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The Ampersand
Culture

The Ampersand’s Private Cinema

Whilst we’re all for autumn evenings spent on our sofas binging on Netflix series, if there’s a chance to hire our own private cinema then we know which one we’d definitely take and this autumn, The Ampersand hotel is doing just that. From the 4th September until 6t November, the South Kensington Hotel will be showing iconic films that are inspired by the five central concepts at the hotel – botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. So, for music you’ll be able to see La La Land, for botany there’s The Jungle Book and for ornithology – Fantastic Beasts and […]

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Angler
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Top Chefs Collaborate at Angler

Next week, Angler, The South Place Hotel’s rooftop restaurant will be welcoming in three top chefs to join Executive Chef Gary Foulkes to create a feast in aid of the charity Hospitality Action. The evening will start with Champagne and canapes on the rooftop terrace, before guests sit down to a four course meal which celebrates seasonal produce and focuses on British seafood. Taking part will be Elystan Street’s Chef Patron Phil Howard; Typing Room’s Executive Chef Lee Westcott and Ben Marks, Chef Patron of Perilla – you’ll also be able to meet the chef throughout the evening. Afterwards an […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cocktail Masterclasses at Company Below

Next month, Company Below, Greek Street’s hidden drinking den will be playing host to some of London’s best bartenders for a month of cocktail masterclasses and bespoke drinks and you know we can’t get enough of cocktails. Each week throughout August a different bartender will be showing you how to mix drinks as well as creating a signature drink for that week and first up it’ll be Miguel Arbe Rey, aka the Executive Bartender from the Ceviche group. Bringing the pisco to the party, his guest cocktail, Jamming, is made from Barsol Acholado Pisco, corn water, coriander and black peppercorn […]

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Guides

14 Unexpected Places for Gin

With the popularity of gin comes the increased number of bars all claiming to be gin experts or supposedly boasting London’s largest gin collections. We’ve looked beyond the obvious ‘gin bars’ and have picked the destinations that you may have overlooked. From monthly gin and jazz to gin tastings with the experts, here are our pick of the gin places you may have not previously considered.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Think Pink: A Month of Rosé

Last weekend we saw the success of the UK’s first ever Rosé Festival at The Geffrye Museum. Well instead of just a weekend dedicated to London’s favourite tipple, how about a whole month? And why not dedicate it not only to rosé, but also everything else we love that is pink? Londoners will be encouraged to Think Pink over the course of August as our favourite restaurants get involved all in aid of The Pink Ribbon Charity. Avenue in St James’s and Aster in Victoria will be serving a bottomless rosé brunch throughout the month with pink themed food to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

World of Nobu Festival

Question: Which Academy Award-winning actor and activist is also the co-founder of Nobu Hospitality, along with renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Hollywood producer Meir Teper? Answer: Robert De Niro Those who knew the answer are clearly big Nobu fans and should pat themselves them on the back and enjoy the reward of discovering that Nobu Hotel Shoreditch will host the first European ‘World of Nobu’ festival this Thursday and Friday. *Those who didn’t know the answer are also allowed to enjoy this news. The festival will feature a series of special dinners, masterclasses and events for the public giving them […]

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