2016 has been Fitzrovia’s year, from the new restaurants and bars opening, to the current restaurants coming together to form the Fitzrovia Collective a series of supper clubs. One chef firmly in the know is Allan Pickett current Head Chef at Picquet and one third of the Fitzrovia Colletive (formerly Head Chef at Orrery and Plateau), so we caught up with him to find out about dried milk skin, top advice and favourite dishes. How did the Fitzrovia Collective first come about? It was a chat Ben and I had about doing something locally and he knows Jun very well […]
The weekend is finally upon us and it’s about time to solidify your plans. After all, summer weekends are not to be wasted! We’ve searched far and wide to find the best things to fill your precious 48 hours and bring you the top ones here. Glide down a 100 metre water slide, gorge on some Greek food and arrange your own bouquet – all after climbing aboard a bus serving gin-infused cocktails to get there. You better get going!
Just when you thought the millennials had outdone themselves with the return of the beloved 90s franchise, Pokemon, in the form of Pokemon Go, we discovered something that will trump it: an Emoji Only Menu. The culprits behind it, The Little Yellow Door, will transform the appearance of their regular menu to read only in emojis, and the best part is you can order via Whatsapp directly to the kitchen – all in the universal language of emoji. The menu will offer two courses like buffalo wings with crudities and blue cheese dip; seared steak roll with truffle mayo, caramelised […]
New? Texas Joe’s opened its doors just in time for Independence Day earlier this month, on 4th July. Where? 8-9 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, SE1 3SU, www.texas-joes.com On the Menu: Texas Joe’s features the best of Texas BBQ, offering slow smoked USDA brisket, chicken, ribs, mutton and pork. All offerings are printed on the likes of 1936 Texas newspaper, The Big Smoke Signal, which features articles written by top Texas BBQ journalists. You can also choose from several delicious sides such as bone marrow, brisket chili, brisket nachos, mac and cheese, bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños, fries and cornbread to enhance your meal even more. They […]
If we asked you to list a few of your favourite things, chances are that it wouldn’t take you long to start spouting off food or drinks. Your morning coffee, perhaps? A cold pint after work? A slice of pizza… well, anytime? If this is the case, look no further than The London Beer Factory’s takeover at Stir Coffee, bringing together three of everyone’s favourite things for a monthly series celebrating the best Brixton has to offer. Neighbourhood favourite Stir Coffee will be opening its doors after hours, serving up innovative coffee-based cocktails for the monthly series celebrating the local community. The coffee house will be […]
Using public transport is a dreary affair at best, with over-crowding; strange smells and the inability to find a safe staring spot that means you never need to make eye contact. These woes are about to temporarily vanish though with the unveiling of Hendrick’s Extraordinary Roving Bus for Exceptionally Refined Travel (H.E.R.B.E.R.T.). Because they are taking something we don’t like (sweaty buses) and joining it with some thing we all love, gin. H.E.R.B.E.R.T is a giant cucumber-looking, double decker bus offering bus passengers the chance to enjoy the perfect Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic with a slice of cucumber, gin cocktails […]
The ‘tabun’ oven has been on the streets of Jerusalem since pre-Biblical times and yet it has only reached the streets of London this week…we have some catching up to do. Opening in Soho, Tabun Kitchen will use founder, Hanan Kattan’s, family recipes to bring authentic, quick and affordable Middle Eastern dishes. Having grown up in a Palestinian family in Jordan, Hanan knows all about the importance of home-cooked food and good hospitality and will be bringing that to Berwick Street. The menu leads with wraps that are made from high protein flour making them easy to digest and light […]
During a stay at a five star hotel it goes without saying that you can get pretty much anything you want/need/desire with a single call to reception. Fresh towels? Absolutely. Breakfast in bed? Easy. But as your requests appear in your room you barely give a thought to the people behind the scenes who have made it happen. We’re not talking about the staff who wash the towels, we’re talking about the farmer who grew the spinach in your green juice and the fisherman who caught your salmon. Sanderson have a new Origins Package which gives producers and farmers the […]
Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling (Cahoots, Bunga Bunga, Bart’s, Mr Fogg’s Tavern et al) are back and this time they are joined by their wives marketeer, Anneke Gilkes and nutritional therapist, Zoe Stirling to bring an all-day fast, casual healthy eating South Kensington joint called Squirrel. Known for fully embracing their themes (this is no half -hearted effort) Squirrel will feature a tree lined walkway, a twenty-one foot long fallen oak tree will make up the service counter, lights will be housed in hanging acorns, you’ll eat from acorn vessels and sit in timber clad tree-houses at large picnic style […]
There are several things that Italians just do better than the rest of us. The obvious ones of course being the likes of pizza, pasta and sports cars. Even more so do the Italians also know how to make the most of their leisure time. As Londoners, we far too often are constantly rushing from one place to the next that even when we do have a spare moment to relax we find it borderline impossible. However, Ham Yard Hotel is gathering inspiration from our Italian friends and giving even us city slickers the opportunity to enjoy some much overdo R&R. Ham Yard […]
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