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The Montagu Haute Tea Review – What We Thought

In celebration of last month’s London Fashion Week, The Montagu is serving up a Haute Tea, an afternoon tea which takes inspiration from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Twiggy to reimagine their classic pieces as cakes and biscuits. The china was more reminiscent of the sorts you might find at a WI tea party – floral and bordering on chintzy I was expecting, sleek, plain and well in honour of the tea more stylish. They didn’t stick to the obvious sandwiches to start with though, which I welcomed; the standard cream cheese and smoked salmon was reimagined […]

Openings & Launches

Cottons Restaurant: A Slice of the Caribbean in London

You know what we could really do with a good old dose of? Sun, balmy temperatures and holiday to a paradise-esque island. Of course money and time stands in our way. So we’ll have to suffice with a little slice of sunshine in London with the announcement that next month will see the opening of the third Cottons Caribbean restaurant and Rhum Shack. Following the first two restaurants in Camden and Shoreditch, the third offering, which will be the flagship venue is opening in Notting Hill and will be home to the largest rum collection in the UK – we’re […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

12 Classic Pies to Eat This British Pie Week

Who ate all the pies? Us, actually, but it’s British Pie Week this week so we think it’s completely acceptable. Crusty pasty has never been more enjoyable and it comes at the perfect time – January diets are forgotten and the concept of beach bodies still seems far enough away to be able to indulge, so dig into your paper bag, bite into that wonderful buttery crust and savour every mouthful.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

An Evening of Gin: Distillery to Dinner

London pub The Lady Ottoline is joining up with the City of London Distillery to offer guests a unique evening based around our favourite spirit; gin. The city’s long and colourful history with the drink shows no signs of slowing down or falling out of favour any time soon – if gin is your tipple of choice, this is an event for you. Before you get your hands on your first G&T, guests will be led round the City of London Distillery, which is on nearby Farringdon Street. Back in the height of London’s gin obsession there was a gin […]

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News

The Inner Circle: Bringing Online Dating to the Offline

Bumble, Tinder, Happn, The Grade (which sounds terrifying to us): whichever dating app is your weapon of choice, do you not sometimes just feel bored by it all? The endless swiping, the conversations that seem to trail off halfway through and the dates which amount to nothing, once you realise that your match may have gone a little too heavy on the old filters. The guys who set up The Inner Circle share your thinking – they realised it was quality, not quantity that counted; that however many photos you scroll through it’s not going to be the same as meeting someone […]

Reviews

Gyoza Bar Review – What We Thought

Perusing back over the menu at Gyoza Bar is like a fond trip down memory lane where I get to relive all of the delicious items I had previously devoured much too quickly, wishing I’d savoured the moment slightly more. Every dish that came out ranged from good to great with no duds available, a good reflection on the style of food and attitude from Gyoza Bar. The food is severely underrated here and fits in well with the nonchalant look of the restaurant which features wooden floors, simple tables and warm open brick walls. The dishes come out when ready […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Number 90’s 4 Day Birthday Party

If we could have a 4-day birthday celebration we absolutely would. Day one would be an all-day warm-up; we’re envisaging friends, family, drinks, live music and ice cream. A dry-ice ice cream van to be precise… Although that’s the only thing that would be dry – lots of cocktails are a necessity. OK, OK, this all sounds amazing but it isn’t completely a figment of our imagination, it’s Hackney Wick bar and restaurant, Number 90’s 2nd birthday extravaganza. Turning 2 is something to celebrate, so why not go all out with four days of partying? Each day has a slightly […]

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Reviews

The Lanesborough Mother’s Day Tea Review – What We Thought

If there is one thing that the Celeste restaurant is not, it’s subtle – walking into the restaurant at The Lanesborough is like walking into a spectacular, palatial painting. Duck egg blue walls are adorned with Bas-relief friezes, paintings and filled book cases, there are touches of gold and ornate detail – as I say, not very subtle, but not gaudy in-your-face. A raised platform runs around two sides of the room pinned by fluted columns (sit there if you like to people watch) and it’s all lit by a domed glass roof and magnificent chandeliers that cascade down over […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

An Evening With ex-England Rugby Captain Martin Johnson

The past few weekends have been spent in the pub or in front of the TV (willingly or unwillingly), admiring (the skills of) rugby players from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy battling it out to be crowned Six Nations Champions. The historic Calcutta Cup has already been fought (that’s England v Scotland for rugby rookies) and next week it’s Wales’ turn to take on the boys on their home turf; Twickenham. Beaufort House showed live screenings of the World Cup last year so we know they take rugby seriously. Next Friday (11th March), they are hosting an evening […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Smooth Sundays: Live Jazz and a Roast

Perfectly pink beef, rich gravy, crisp roast potatoes, smooth… jazz music? OK we’re listening. Already a renowned destination for live music, Boisdale has everything from Soul Fridays to Latin Party Night, with Queen tributes and Suspiciously Elvis Unplugged in between. And, as well as spicing up your Friday night, they want to add a little soul to your Sunday lunchtime too with swinging classical jazz alongside a full Sunday roast, duck fat roast potatoes included. 18-hour slow roast rib of Aberdeenshire beef will compete with the live band to be crowned star of the show, and the three course lunch […]

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