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Every day we give you a new guide, it could be 10 new dishes you have to drop everything to go and try, it could be places to take your next date to or plans you should be making this weekend. In fact we’ve written over 230 different guides for you in 2016 and here are the 10 you’ve read the most… London’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants 10 Secret Underground Venues 8 London Restaurants That Have Just Won a Michelin Star 13 Hotels to Visit This Christmas 12 of London’s Best Rooftop Venues 9 Festive Date Ideas 13 Festive Pop-Ups 8 […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Biggest Food Trends of 2016

As we come to the end of 2016 we take a look back at the food trends that we’ve been most obsessed about, from pop-ups which had us all queuing for a crisp sarnie to the rise of hygge and the Scandinavian takeover. With London’s food scene continually raising the bar, the question is, what does 2017 hold? Scandinavian This has been the year that we’ve all become acquainted with the Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced hue-gah). That feeling of cosiness, simplicity, good food and great company – something we can all get on board with. Head out for a morning […]

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Shepherd’s of Westminster Review: What We Thought

What? A seasonal provenance-led menu of British classics, served in an elegant dining room. New? Shepherd’s is a Westminster institution but has had a new lease of life breathed into it by Lionel Zetter, who took over in 2013. Where? Shepherd’s of Westminster, Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Westminster, SW1P 4LA, www.shepherdsresterant.co.uk  On the Menu: Head Chef Karl Goward has worked in London and New York and with over 20 years of experience in the kitchen has created a well-designed and concise British menu, covering all the key bases; 7 starters, 8 mains and 8 puddings. When we visited there was a selection […]

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13 Hotels to Visit This Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, London’s hotels are the place to go. From Christmas afternoon teas and lunch with all the trimmings to spa treatments and overnight stays here are 13 hotels to head to to get into the festive spirit.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tired of Christmas Food? Try These…

Yes, Christmas is all about turkey and all the trimmings but if you want to save the main event for the big day or you’ve already been on such a mince pie bender that you need a break, then we’ve rounded up some of the best alternative Christmas dishes on offer in London, from burgers to Goan quail. The turkey can wait… Chi Kitchen Ping Coombes, Masterchef champion of 2014, and founder of Chi Kitchen, has put her Malaysian touch on a Christmas lunch. Dishes from her festive menu include sweet potato with mixed berry mayonnaise; egg fried rice with […]

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Openings & Launches

Duck Duck Goose Opens at Pop Brixton

Duck Duck Goose: a game that you use to play in the school hall and at parties when you could sportingly hit your friends on the head all in the name of fun. Also, a modern Cantonese canteen opening in Pop Brixton in January 2017 – all the fun, none of the head hitting. London-born chef Oli Brown (former Head Chef of Le Café Anglais and Executive Sous Chef of the Continental Hong Kong) came up with the idea whilst living in Hong Kong. It’ll bring together the kitsch elements of the old-school Hong Kong cafes with contemporary service – […]

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After Christmas Comes Twixmas

Are you celebrating Twixmas this year? No, we do not mean sitting around eating bar after bar of those much loved chocolate covered biscuits wrapped in gold foil. We’re referring to the period between Christmas and New Year; the word Twixmas comes from the old English word ‘betwixt’ meaning between. There’s no point kidding yourself – that diet is definitely not beginning until January, so celebrate Twixmas at The Arch London’s restaurant Hunter 486. Expect dishes like truffle oil rare beef salad; baked goat’s cheese with honey and thyme reduction; and roast beef or chickens with all the trimmings. You’ll […]

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Winter on the Green

It’s the weekend before Christmas, festive spirits are high, as are stress levels for last minute Christmas shoppers! Popping up in Parsons Green this weekend is Winter on the Green. With its ice rink, Santa’s grotto, outdoor cinema and classic Christmas market food, it’s not dissimilar to your Winter Wonderlands and other such events however, queues will be minimal and the beauty of Parsons Green is beyond compare! After a skate around the rink, take the kids to visit Santa in his grotto, with gifts for all the best behaved children of course. Dance like nobody’s watching at the family […]

Openings & Launches

The Ivy Soho Brasserie Opens

It seems as if there is no stopping The Ivy Brasseries, they just keep on coming. Next year will see the opening of The Ivy Soho Brasserie – a 200-cover restaurant and bar situated on Broadwick Street, Soho. Following on from its sister restaurants, the British menu will be made up of breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner – it’s all-day dining so anytime you might be peckish, they’ll have just the thing. Start the day with The Ivy Collection’s classics like avocado, tomato and sesame on granary toast or eggs Benedict. Come 11:30am the menu will feature […]

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Cult Christmas Movies Debut at Boxpark

Christmas = family, food and films. There really is nothing more joyous than settling down to a classic Christmas film with a plate piled high full of good food, surrounded by your loved ones. This festive season, Big Screen Beach Events are taking over Boxpark Croydon, hosting a 3 day indoor film screening event. They’ll be kicking off the event with a screening of Polar Express, a heartwarming tale detailing a young boy’s adventurous journey to the North Pole. The following day will see the screening of old time classic Home Alone – a synopsis is hardly necessary. Finally, the […]

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