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The Hyde
Openings & Launches

The Hyde Opens at The Royal Park Hotel

It’s Friday so drinks are probably on your agenda – if they are then let us introduce you to The Hyde, a new bar opening at luxury boutique hotel The Royal Park. It’s the sort of place you go for drinks not draaaanks (there is of course a big difference); it’s elegant, traditional and cosy, with a grand open fireplace and plenty of character. Original period features will be joined by Georgian antiques, grey velvet chairs and banquettes and furniture made from old mahogany and rosewood. During the summer, they’ll be able to host cocktail parties and barbecues for up […]

Weekend
What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 10th-12th February

Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day falling on a rather uninspiring Tuesday evening you may be wanting to make the most of romantic dinners for two this weekend instead – or perhaps a ‘love sucks’ brunch party sounds more up your street? Elsewhere you’ll find a floral pop-up in Covent Garden, a huge new exhibition at the Tate and of course the obligatory new brunches. Get planning; the weekend is in sight and we can’t wait.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Craft London Launches Thursday Feasts with Shaun Hill

For the last two years, Stevie Parle and the team at Craft London have been smoking, pickling and curing, they’ve had their first honey harvest and now their Kitchen Gardens are fully up and running. Now it’s time for a new project: Thursday FEASTS. Each month they’ll be joining forces with great British suppliers or top chefs to create a unique one-off menu with wine pairing, cocktails made using homemade ingredients and new cheeses from their suppliers at Neal’s Yard. First up is acclaimed British chef Shaun Hill. Currently the head chef at Michelin-starred restaurant The Walnut Tree, Shaun started cooking […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Shake Shack Victoria’s FREE Limited Edition Milkshakes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that 2013 saw Londoners rejoice at the Covent Garden opening of American favourite Shake Shack which, despite immediate success, did not open a new branch for another two years. Shake Shack has finally given us more reason to celebrate, opening its fifth site at Victoria’s Nova and sweet talking us into celebrating with a limited-edition Mast Brothers treat – the Mast Cocoa Beer Float – complimentary with the purchase of any burger on opening day. Created by Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati and Mast London’s Head Chocolate Maker Jon Hogan, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Make Way For The Cosiest Bar in London

Londoners seem to love a secret bar. We know, you just can’t seem to get enough. Anything with ‘secret’, ‘underground’ or ‘hidden’ in the title, invariably means a whole host of people will flock to said location, only to be disappointed that a hundred other people had the same idea. But that is a thing of the past. Set to become Tooting’s best kept secret, The Hill Station could be the cosiest bar in South West London. We mean, cosy. The bar only has a 12 person capacity and is hidden away in Broadway Market. Brought to London by the Heathcote Brothers, […]

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Anti Valentines
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 Anti-Valentine’s Ideas For Whether You’re Single or Just Against the Hype

If Valentine’s Day has you thinking of that scene in the Sex and the City Movie where Carrie and Miranda get caught up in the ribbons of helium balloons suspended above them then chances are you’re an Anti-Valentiner. You’re certainly not alone, which is why for every sharing menu, aphrodisiacal cocktail and hotel package for couples there are also film screenings, cat parties and the chance to dispose of an item of your ex’s clothing in return for a burger and martini. Freedom has never been so sweet and hey, we’re not saying this list is only for singletons so if […]

Reviews

Palatino Review: What We Thought

What? Named after one of the seven ancient hills of Rome, Palatino is the fifth restaurant from Stevie Parle, who also has Sardine, Craft London, Rotorino and Dock Kitchen under his belt. New? Yes, brand spanking new, it only opened a couple of weeks ago. Where? Palatino, 71 Central Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 8AB, www.palatino.london On the Menu: Inspired by his love of Rome (which he first visited aged 17 when he was the commis chef at The River Café) Stevie has created a menu which revolves around ancient Roman recipes, but given a Stevie Parle twist. Expect to find the […]

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Reviews

Shane’s on Canalside Review: What We Thought

What: Shane’s on Canalside is all about wild meats, line caught fish and wild foraged seasonal produce; they even host their own butchery classes. New? Shane’s on Canalside opened in June 2016 as part of the Here East complex joined by other restaurants like neighbourhood trattoria, Gotto, and The Breakfast Club (read our review here). Where? 26 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney E15 2GW www.shanesoncanalside.com On the Menu: The menu showcases seasonal Britain with foraging, freshness and quality leading the way so expect dishes like whole roasted salt marsh wild partridge, grilled wild Mallard breast, and vegetarian Wellington with mushroom, leek […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

‘Tale as Old as Time’ Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea

“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!” said Lumière. Fall into Disney heaven at Town House at The Kensington with their new whimsical afternoon tea inspired by the new Beauty and the Beast film. The Tale As Old As Time afternoon tea will be complete with Mrs. Potts and Chip Potts dishware – time to be their guest. Eat your way through the film, with cakes inspired by classic scenes. Begin with a vanilla and gold Jelly, served with your own Mrs. Potts teapot full of cream then let the iconic Belle and Beast snowball fight […]

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Thai SilkThai Silk
Reviews

Thai Silk Review: What We Thought

What: Minutes from Southwark underground, Thai Silk is classic Thai cuisine. New: The restaurant itself isn’t new, but it has recently joined the Royal China Group, whose restaurants are more known for their dim sum. This is their first venture into other Asian cuisine. Where: Thai Silk, 94-95 Isabella Street, Southwark, SE1 8DA, www.thai-silk.co.uk On the Menu: The menu is typically Thai – you’ll find dishes like Thai green curry, pad Thai and spring rolls but there are also dishes such as Jungle Curry chicken and Kaeng Massamun beef. First Impressions: The restaurant is a tucked away on a little […]

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