A taste of Italy is coming London this June as Mercato Metropolitano is making its UK debut in the new ‘SoBo’ area, just south of Borough. Originally opening its doors in Milan last year, the food market will be sure to be a new rival to nearby Borough market. Set in a gritty warehouse, the site of a disused paper factory, the huge 45,000 square foot market specialises in small producers from all over Italy and the UK and will feature an onsite bakery, butchers, fishmongers, coffee roasters, pizza chefs and, obviously, pasta makers. And if the food isn’t enough to draw you […]
Ever wonder who the Joneses really are, and why people are trying to keep up with them? Look no further than Meredith Collective’s latest pop-up launching on July 7th, where you are invited to come and explore first-hand the fantastical way the other half lives. Actors will play the role of the Jones family, while audiences become a part of their world. This delightful foodie adventure will begin in Mrs. Jones’s stylish new kitchen (which she has just had refurbished don’t you know?) and leads guests on a journey featuring wonderfully creations from Mrs. Jones’s secret recipe book, such as edible vodka toothpaste, […]
Back in 2012 Tak Tokumine opened the first Shoryu Ramen, four years later and they have sites in Regent Street, Broadgate Circle, Soho, Kingly Court as well as Shoryu Go (dedicated to takeaway) on Air Street. Safe to say it’s been a success and this summer will see their fifth restaurant opening in Covent Garden. Specialising in Hakata cuisine they’ll be serving up Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant Sake. Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa (aka the Ramen Boss) has crafted a menu that focuses on flavours and ingredients that are rarely found outside of Japan. So alongside […]
Healthy eating is everywhere and with a recent report revealing that we are now more health conscious than ever it is no surprise that a lot of us willingly fork out an extra 50p on almond milk in our morning coffee and pay twice the price of a sandwich/crisps/coke meal deal on a courgetti and pesto salad from Whole Foods. But despite noticeable benefits in terms of energy levels and generally feeling virtuous, we don’t think much about what affect our diet has on how we look. Health guru, Elizabeth Peyton Jones, is sharing with us her tricks of the […]
For everything that London has to offer, sometimes we all yearn for a change of scenery, especially when the sun is shining and the sweaty tube is even less appealing. Finding ourselves in this situation, we headed off to Down Hall Hotel. New? No, the building dates back to 1322 and has been home to artists, baronets and Lords. Where? Situated on the Essex/Hertfordshire border, getting to Down Hall takes about 45 minutes from central London. We suggest taking the train from Liverpool Street to Bishop’s Stortford and then get a taxi which takes around 15 minutes. Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Essex, […]
Time for a history lesson, back in the 16th century, Europeans identified the Barbary coast as the area settled by the Berbers in the Atlas Mountains (if you need to brush up on your geography then that’s Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya). The area was known for its pirates and the Barbary Lion and now it is lending its name to The Barbary. Just opened in Neal’s Yard, the restaurant is the second offering from siblings Layo and Zoë Paskin, Assaf Granit and Uri Navon, who also own The Palomar. The menu will reflect the countries from the Atlantic Coast […]
At 15, when most of us were worrying about our GCSEs and whether or not our crush knew we existed, Alex Head was starting her own sandwich business from the back of her bicycle. Fast forward to now and she owns catering company Social Pantry and the award-winning Social Pantry cafe in Battersea from which she hosts her supper clubs. Clearly knowing what makes a cafe great here are six that Alex recommends:
If you’re finding it baffling how it has managed to rain pretty much non-stop for the past week, you’re not alone. Unfortunately it shows no signs of stopping so you could move all your weekend plans indoors (indoor barbecue anyone?) but it’s not quite the same, so get yourself a plastic poncho and prepare to sing along to West End hits in Trafalgar Square, sip on Caipirinhas on a man-made beach and take part in a giant picnic in one of London’s most iconic courtyards. How very British.
One thing Britain is truly Great at is pubs. You don’t have to walk far in any part of London before a George and the Dragon, Kings Head, Fox & Hounds… You get the picture. A new spot in London Fields is combining the pub with the humble corner shop and the outcome is Rio Boteco. Since it’s not a standard pub, the grub here consists of authentic Brazilian tapas and street food dishes like slow cooked ribs, salted cod fishcakes and Bolo de banana with cinnamon ice cream and, instead of a pint, (although craft beers are available – it […]
It’s no secret that living in London can be tough. Prices are high and by the time you’ve paid for your month’s rent and weekly food shops the money pot is looking a little empty. A night of drinks with your friends becomes a major investment and there’s little more upsetting than watching what’s left of your bank balance going on public transport costs. Fear not though, Londoners, as we’ve found a place where wealth and gold lie in abundance. Hidden down a cobbled street in a South-West London secret location lies the entrance to Django Bango, a portal to […]
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