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The Trading House Review: What We Thought

New? In London time, no – it’s been open since last June. Where? Ideal for drinks after work in the city, you’ll find The Trading House on Gresham Street. If you find yourself in Glasgow then you’ll find its sister site on St. Vincent Place. 89-91 Gresham Street, Bank, EC2V 7NQ, www.thetradinghouse.uk.com On the Menu: The cocktail menu is extensive, alongside side signature serves such as Cardamom Old Fashioneds there are 20 different gins, including my favourite, Thomas Dakin, each paired with a tonic and served with its own garish. There are also craft beers, ales and ciders and the bartenders know […]

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Walkers of Whitehall Review – What We Thought

New? Walkers of Whitehall began life in 1694 as a bank. Its topsy turvy interior gives a sense of character and a recent makeover and menu overhaul gives a new lease of life to this ‘all-day eatery’. Where? 15 Craig’s Court, Whitehall, SW1A 2DD www.walkersofwhitehall.co.uk  First Impressions: Down a side street just off Whitehall, Walkers of Whitehall had the obligatory groups outside, pints in hand – a good start. Inside, the ground floor is very much ‘pub’ whilst down the stairs is the dining room and a further bar with more of an evening feel a few more steps down. Our […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mamalan x Dan Doherty Dumpling Takeover

October saw the opening of Ning Ma’s 5th Mamalan restaurant, serving up food inspired by Ma’s grandfather’s market stall in Bejjing. When we think of food sold in the Beijing markets, we often think of dumplings, indeed, Mamalan has a selection of dumplings on offer and to celebrate the opening of her 5th restaurant, Ma is teaming up with some of London’s most creative chefs to host a series of dumpling takeovers, bringing together different cultures in the form of exciting flavour combinations packaged in the little steamed parcels. The first in the series of collaborations will be Dan Doherty […]

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The Manhattan Club’s Christmas in Harlem

1920s America was a glamorous, debaucherous time. Speakeasies popped up all over the country and were often frequented by the notorious gangsters of the time. This Christmas, The Manhattan Club are reviving this time with their speakeasy pop up Christmas in Harlem. Don’t worry, it will be perfectly legal to drink alcohol here, in fact, you’ll be handed a cocktail upon arrival. The bar will be hosting a series of lunch and evening banquets, with menus being inspired by that which was served to President Calvin Coolidge in 1924 at the Waldorf Astoria. Along with their welcome cocktail, guests will […]

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Openings & Launches

Luca Opens

Isaac McHale, Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith, three names you might not recognise, their restaurant however you most certainly will, as they are the trio behind the multi-award winning, Michelin-starred The Clove Club and this month their second restaurant is set to open. Making its home on St John Street in Clerkenwell the restaurant, Luca, will see British produce used in Italian dishes – think of it as Britalian. Dishes will include the likes of rump of angus beef stuffed with pancetta; spahettini with Morecambe Bay Shrimps and mace butter and ravioli of grouse with potato and whisky sauce. Over […]

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Chickens and Foxes Review: What We Thought

New? Fast-casual chicken restaurant Chicken and Foxes opened on Baker Street earlier this year, from London restaurateur and founder of Aubaine restaurant group, Hani Nakkach. Where? 199 Baker Street, Marylebone, NW1 6UY www.chickensandfoxes.com On the Menu: Chicken, chicken, and more chicken! Whether you prefer chicken wings, chicken burgers, or a classic whole chicken, this place had it all. There was also a great selection of sides that included roast potatoes and pickles (unique but great choices), and salads for those who wanted a healthy option to accompany the vast amount of meat. First Impressions: Based opposite the tube station on Baker Street, the restaurant […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Ballie Ballerson – All About the Balls

First there was Boaty McBoatface, now there is Ballie Ballerson – no we’re not telling you about a polar research ship, no fun in that, we’re telling you about a ball pit which has just opened in Dalston and has just released more tickets… Brought to you by the guys from the raucous NolaRola that hit Vauxhall this summer, Ballie Ballerson is an underground space themed ball pit filled with 200,000 plastic balls, inflatable rings and foam toys all set to a soundtrack of funk and soul from the DJs. The ball pit was arguably the best part of any […]

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How To Live Like a Local: South Kensington

Think South Kensington and you probably think of the V & A and the Natural History Museum, of course when we think of South Kensington we think of the restaurants there (sorry our brains are dictated by food) so we’ve rounded up 9 of our favourite spots…

Openings & Launches

Perilla Opens in Newington Green

With CVs that include Claridge’s, The Square, Noma, Polpo and Polpetto and two acclaimed residencies under their belt, it’s time that Ben Marks and Matt Emmerson opened a restaurant. So, it’s pretty good really that they are next week, isn’t it? Opening in Newington Green on November 8th, Perilla, will combine refined cooking with unpretentious surroundings. Using seasonal ingredients, Ben will be cooking up a menu that focuses on modern interpretations of classic European dishes. You can either choose the a la carte or go for the five-course set menu, which will showcase signature dishes. And who wouldn’t want five […]

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Rugby Lunches at The Bingham

This winter, Twickenham will be hosting 4 international Rugby games…if you’re more of a spectator than a player though, line your stomachs (before the inevitable heavy drinking) at The Bingham as the boutique hotel has put together pre-match feasts, each week serving up a new menu. Launching on the 12th November and running every Saturday until 3rd December, the pre-match feasts keep to Head Chef Andrew Cole’s signature style of natural flavours and the freshest ingredients available. Dishes include beetroot mousse with balsamic jelly, frisbee lettuce and toasted pine, venison haunch with dauphinoise potatoes, roasted shallot and horseradish puree, whilst […]

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