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What to do This Weekend: 23rd- 25th June

Summer is definitely here and so is the weekend! Which means you can get out and make the most of the sunny weather, rather than sitting inside staring forlornly out of the window listening to the whirr of the AC unit (if you’re lucky enough to have one.) We’ll be spending our weekend wandering around markets, eating BBQ and celebrating the arrival of Midsummer – join us?

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Dine 100ft Above London

Warning – if you don’t like heights, then stop reading now. Do like heights? Let’s continue, arguably the most extreme pop-up, London in the Sky is returning next month for a two week feast in the sky. Coming to a new Chelsea site from the 19th -30th July, the pop-up will see different chefs and mixologists showcasing their culinary talents and quite literally reaching new heights – you’ll be sat around a table, 100 ft in the sky. We’ll just let that sink in, 100 ft, so if you get dizzy you might want to sit this one out, but […]

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7 Top Restaurants for Picnics

British summertime often conjures up thoughts of picnics and Pimms, indeed, with the ever looming threat of rain, us Brits will jump at the chance to dine al fresco. As of last week, Britain has been celebrating National Picnic Week…but if you don’t want to be lugging warm soggy sandwiches around from home (trust us, you really don’t), take your pick from our favourite hampers below:

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Duck & Waffle’s New ‘Origins’ Menu

Avocado; the most revered and treasured of all the fruits (at least amongst the middle class). Described as the poor man’s butter you can eat it with a spoon, smash it on toast or even chuck it in your brownie recipe but now there is a new way to get your avo fix; in a cocktail. Head of Spirit & Cocktail Development at Duck and Waffle, Rich Woods, is taking single ingredients and finding inventive ways to use every part of them for their new cocktail menu ‘Origins’. The avocado cocktail for example comprises of Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, avocado liqueur, ‘super-dry’ avocado […]

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What to do This Weekend

32 of London’s Best Terraces

As soon as the sun comes out we yearn to drink and dine al fresco. Head to one of the terraces below for rosé, tapas or a full English, all whilst soaking up some rays and getting to work on your base tan. It’s never too early… Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel What: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel x Bombay Sapphire Why: The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel has officially opened and they’ve teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to bring the ultimate al fresco experience. The terrace is filled with botanical features including juniper, almond, angelica, coriander and lemon plants that will all be used in their signature cocktails. They […]

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The Handbook Meets Richard Corrigan

Ahead of the opening of Dickie’s Bar, we caught up with the man behind it, Richard Corrigan. Chef patron of Corrigan’s Mayfair and Bentley’s Sea Grill, he’s won two Michelin stars, numerous awards and has appeared on the likes of Great British Menu and Great British Food Revival. We talk cocktails, secrets to success and how the restaurant industry has changed. You’re opening Dickie’s Bar in June, why did you decide to open a new standalone bar? Quite frankly I have always been a barfly and enjoy an intelligent tipple, also I believe that you need to constantly be evolving […]

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Fine Dining and Game at The Stafford

What? The Stafford Hotel London, a hidden gem in the heart of St James’s by Green Park, has just relaunched its restaurant, The Game Bird, showcasing some of the finest British classic cooking under the helm of Executive Chef James Durrant. New? The new restaurant opened on 17th March 2017 in one of London’s finest and quintessentially English luxury hotels. Where? A stone’s throw from Green Park Tube, hidden in a mews away from the bustling crowds: The Stafford London, 16-18 St James’s Place, St James’s, SW1A 1NJ, www.thestaffordlondon.com On the Menu? A sumptuous mix of British meat and game, finding the perfect […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Afternoon Tea for Meat Lovers

We can’t say we’ve ever walked out of an afternoon tea and not felt ten pounds heavier but sometimes half-hearted sandwiches and soggy scones just don’t satisfy emotionally. And yes, we fully believe afternoon tea is an emotionally-charged experience. Say goodbye to cucumber, farewell to smoked salmon and replace your fillings with the heartiest options of all: get set for the meatiest tea in town. Steak destination, Heliot Steak House are proving that tea doesn’t have to be dainty as they put their spin on sarnies, pastries and drinks. The restaurant have incorporated their signature 28-day aged USDA prime steak […]

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Little Bird finds a Second Place to Nest

What: Little Bird Chiswick welcomes a sister venue on the popular Battersea Rise. New? The eclectic bar and restaurant opened the end of May becoming the 5th venue from acclaimed restaurateur Lorraine Angliss. Where? 1 Battersea Rise, Battersea SW11 1HG www.littlebirdrestaurants.com On the menu: Little Bird serves Asian-inspired cuisine with a Mediterranean twist prepared by Head Chef, Ricardo Villar, who worked previously at The Petersham Hotel and will receive guidance from critically acclaimed Head Chef Nick Marfe. First Impressions: Humidity was reaching its peak on the day we went so the doors of Little Bird were swung open leading onto the decking area […]

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21 of the Best Restaurants for Meat

Vegetarians and vegans divert your eyes now, this guide is about all things meat; where to get the best ribs, steaks, and barbecue. London’s vegetarian and vegan food scene is definitely going, but it’s still at the top of its game when it comes to restaurants that serve up top quality hunks of meat. These are 19 of the best restaurants for meat…

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