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Openings & Launches

Corazón: Mexican Comfort Food

Winter is the time for comfort food.  It’s just a fact of life and this month a new kind of hearty food is coming to Poland Street in the form of Corazón taqueria, it’s serving up Mexican comfort food inspired by Mexico City’s Condesa neighbourhood. Created by Laura Sheffield, (a Texan who has been in London for over ten years managing places like The Riding House Café), Corazón will be focusing on a selection of ten signature tacos and daily specials. Taco fillings include the likes of chorizo verde (house made green chorizo, confit onions and salsa verde); duck carnitas […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

12 Christmas Afternoon Teas

Christmas is all about being cosy. Snuggling up by the fire, wrapping yourself in your favourite festive jumper, watching the first snow fall from your window: all the best things about the season are about being warm and comfortable. So what could be cosier than festive afternoon tea? After a hard day of Christmas shopping, with the mid-winter sun giving up by three o’clock, there’s no better way to restore yourself than by pouring a steaming cup of tea and tucking into some heavenly mince pies. Here’s our guide to the very best, most Christmassy festive afternoon teas in London.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The World’s Biggest Rum Collection

This year, Cottons Caribbean Restaurant and Salon de Rhum have earned themselves a coveted Guinness World Record…for the bar with the most varieties of rum commercially available. They’ve got a total of 372 rums behind the bar, but maybe don’t try them all at once! The rums themselves have been sourced from all over the world; there are well known brands as well as rarer, small batch rums, like the Nepalese Khukri. Some of the rums may not be so pleasing for the bank account but you won’t be able to find them anywhere else so we’d say it’s worth a […]

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Nordic Yulefest

Christmas in Scandinavia is often a thing of envy – who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by unthinkable amounts of snow, pulled along in a sledge by huskies, through the conifer forests?! Well we can’t all be flying off to Scandinavia, so instead, pop up extraordinaire Meredith O’Shaughanessy has conjured up Nordic Yulefest, a Nordic wonderland in the heart of Shoreditch. Transporting guests to Scandinavia, the archways will be adorned with antlers and taxidermy whilst adding warmth to the venue will be the sheepskins laid out all around. There’ll be Scandinavian inspired entertainment, maybe try your hand at a game […]

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Reviews

Buddha Bar Review: What We Thought

New? This month marks its fourth anniversary as Buddha Bar opened back in November 2012. Where? 145 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7PA www.buddhabarlondon.com On the Menu: Describing its cuisine as ‘Pacific Rim’, Buddha Bar offers Westernised takes on Asian cooking – you’ll find a huge selection of maki, nigiri, sashimi and tempura on the food menu, with a selection of exotic cocktails, spirits and Champagnes reaching 4-digit price tags at the bar. First Impressions: Two burly bouncers outside the entrance were a little intimidating but once through the revolving doors we were warmly greeted at the desk, relieved of our coats and […]

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Openings & Launches

Cinnamon Bazaar: From The Cinnamon Collection

The Cinnamon Collection is made up of The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and now Cinnamon Bazaar. As younger siblings often are, Cinnamon Bazaar will be more relaxed and playful than its sister restaurants and will have a bigger bar, it’ll also be more accessible as you can expect to spend on average, £20. Designed by LSM Design, the restaurant is split across two floors with a private dining room for up to 30 diners. The ground floor will be home to the feature bar where you’ll find gin and botanical focused cocktails as well as non-alcoholic options such […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

New Winter Menu at Hunter 486

The weather may be getting colder, but the menu at Hunter 486 is getting warmer. Head Chef Gary Durrant has created a new menu, celebrating the flavours of winter. Enjoy the new menu sat in a leather booth, lit by blown glass chandeliers.  Featuring on the new menu will classic winter warmers such as smoked barbary duck breast with celeriac and braeburn remoulade; pumpkin cannelloni, sage butter, almonds and parmesan; and hunter fish stew with saffron and garlic mayonnaise. Hunter 486’s stone oven never fails to produce spectacular dishes, this winter, try the braised lamb shank with rosemary mash, grilled […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bobbi Brown’s Anniversary Afternoon Tea at Balthazar

The ritual of afternoon tea is one treasured by all. This Winter, paying homage to her eponymous cosmetic company and its 25th anniversary, Bobbi Brown is hosting her ‘party edition’ afternoon tea at American French brasserie Balthazar, following on from its popularity first time round – Instagram was flooded with those make-up shaped macaroons. Taking inspiration from the iconic make up line, Balthazar’s Head Pastry Chef, Régis Beauregard has created an abundance of delicate cakes and pastries. Examples include the Hollywood Red Gloss lips, made of vanilla yogurt mousse filled with rosewater jelly on a base of sponge, and the blueberry and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

What To Do This Weekend: 11th-13th November

We’ve missed the weekend, it’s been a five days since the last one…but that no longer matters because tomorrow is Friday! To celebrate we have a new street festival in Peckham, the Lord Mayor’s  Show, a dating event to take away the Sunday blues and, shock horror, an avocado-free brunch!

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Peninsula Christmas

Nothing beats the magic of Christmas when you’re a child. This Christmas, Secret Productions (the team behind Wilderness Festival) has teamed up with Greenwich Peninsula to let you relive your childhood with their Winter Festival. Santa’s Grotto of Wonderment will be open to both children and adults, taking them on an immersive journey with mischievous elves along the way bringing the experience to life, leading to the Big Man himself. Join in on a singalong in the Amphitheatre or if you’re feeling the stage fright simply enjoy a performance, hot chocolate in hand. Perhaps a walk through the Enchanted Forest, which […]

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