London is fuelled by a passive-aggressive charge that gets us through the commute, cocktails that get us through the evening and a hopeful optimism that the weekend is in sight from Wednesday. At the top of that though, the saviour of our day is of course coffee. Londoners know good coffee. Since the days of coffee houses where news, business and politics were discussed, coffee has been a vital part of London and with it being Coffee Week (16th -22nd April), we’ve rounded up some of the bests places you have to visit for your caffeine fix:
While we can’t offer you time travel per se, what we can do is inform you that Playboy Club is taking us back to their golden age with the launch of The Tale Bar. It will represent the true essence of Playboy’s heritage and sophistication and can be found in place of Salvatore’s Bar as the namesake is no longer at the venue. The make-over will see the cocktail bar immerse guests in classic Playboy heritage with vintage imagery and time-pieces which help to portray the club’s famous history in London since the 60’s. Some things that won’t change will […]
We’ve seen more than a few glimmers of Spring this week but when looking at the weather forecast is about as reliable as trains at rush hour, planning your weekend requires a little more thought and maybe a few indoor activities to fall back on – cocktails, we’re looking at you. Here is our round up of the best London has to offer this weekend, from a speakeasy relaunch to brand new farmers market, we have you covered.
What’s all the croi-fuffle about? What even is a croifle? Chefs Benjamin Darnaud and Vincent Dery had a moment of inspiration and cooked a stuffed croissant in their waffle press; henceforth creating the ‘croifle’. We will have to wait and see if this is the hottest food trend for 2016. But that my friends is just one of the brilliant and beguiling things to be found in London’s latest coffee shop. A Wanted Man is not your average coffee bar. By definition it is an ‘espresso canteen’, but even that title hides the mysticism and amazing multi-functionality of this kooky […]
They say you shouldn’t eat oysters in months without an ‘r’, which means that April is your last chance until September to feast on these delicacies. Of course, modern farming means that you can actually eat oysters all year round but in spirit of the saying we’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to get oysters in London.
It’s the classic scenario: the weekend was miserable and now, come the week when you’re stuck at your desk counting down the hours, the sun decides to shine. Great. Your mind wanders to holidays, to days spent in the sun with a cold cocktail in one hand or preferably both, but for now you’re stuck at your desk. However, from the 15th April, if you work in the Canary Wharf (and even if you don’t) you’ll be able to head to Ibérica La Terraza as soon as you clock off as it is reopening for the summer. Bringing a slice of […]
New? A refurbishment of the 1998 restaurant before Christmas makes the space feel new. Immaculately designed by David d’Almada (of The Arts Club, Mayfair), Sartoria is influenced by the glamour and romance of 20th century Italy with the separately titled Libare Bar unveiled alongside the makeover as a destination cocktail bar. A new head chef, Francesco Mazzei, brings with him loyal customers who count his L’Anima in the City a hot favourite. Where? 20 Savile Row, Mayfair, W1S 3PR www.sartoria-restaurant.co.uk On the menu: In the bar area, the drinks list is extensive with a selection of imaginative cocktails – the type that you have to spend a […]
New? As far as 5* hotels in London go yes, it’s only a couple of years old. Where? Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN, www.rosewoodhotels.com On the menu: The new brunch menu is like your usual hotel breakfast set up with separate counters, these however were weighed down with more food than you could swing a stick at, not the measly offerings you tend to get on your all-inclusive abroad. Ready for this? There were pastries, breads, eggs done any way you like, salads, artisan cheeses, cured meats, fish, cakes, yoghurts, fruit, cereals, sausages, waffles, pancakes – all beautifully presented. We were also […]
We all talk about having lost it, wanting to find it or someone having it; what exactly? Mojo – look it up in the dictionary and you won’t find Austin Powers, it actually means magic, spell or talisman. So why are we telling you this? Because we are super excited about the latest healthy food concept to hit the city: VITA Mojo. Established by an ex-F1 Nutritionist, Helene Patounas, Ham Yard Hotel Chef, Paul Davis and Banker-come-chef, Nick Popovic (sometimes the kookiest combinations make the best recipes), this new company is set to be the talk of the town. It’s got […]
Today is quite possibly the best day in April, because it is none other than National Grilled Cheese Day – yes that is a thing and yes we will be celebrating. Cancel your current lunch or dinner plans and get down to one of these top joints to get your hands on one of these sandwiches, you won’t regret it.
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