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6 of the Best Rooftop Bars

We all know that like us you spent the weekend swaggering around in your minimal summer outfit trying to absorb the maximum amount of summer rays after a dreary winter forgetting the purpose of that bright orb in the sky. But the sun is back and we need to make the most of it so here is our guide to the best rooftop bars to keep you golden in 2015. Sanctum Soho If you’re an in house guest at Sanctum Soho then you have access to 24 hour bar service on the roof terrace. So you can quaff Champagne under […]

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The May Fair Kitchen

Head to Stratton Street in Green Park and you’ll find The May Fair Kitchen, The May Fair Hotel’s new restaurant. Its focus is the freshest and finest sourced ingredients cooked up into humble but simple dishes – they’re channelling ‘the simple things done well is better than substandard flounce and frills’ vibe.   The interior is a mix of turquoise, camel, low lights and big floor to ceiling windows it’s got the feel of a grand brasserie turned modern restaurant, it’s low key whilst still smart. A glass wall houses decanters and artichokes, the open kitchen runs along one side, whilst […]

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Battersea Arts Centre Phoenix Fundraiser

Every time we go to the Southbank Centre we come home amazed, a little bit tiddly and with dreams of ditching our editorial jobs for a life of music and performance. Then we catch ourselves on and realise we can’t sing…or dance. The next best thing is writing about it. On the 18th of April the Southbank Centre is honourably holding a fundraiser for the Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Fund. This event is headlined by Bridget Christie and Stewart Lee and includes an evening of live entertainment with some of the UK’s leading comedians, musicians and performers. Stewart was the brains […]

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M by Montcalm: eat & sleep tech

Shoreditch’s Silicon Roundabout is fast becoming quite the destination. And no destination is quite complete without its own hotel. Welcome to M by Montcalm – a three minute hop away on City Road set within an 18 storey building complete with futuristic façade taking design cues from the work of ‘Op-Art’ pioneer Bridget Riley. Step inside and you’ll find 269 rooms and suites boasting luxe amenities from Elemis and Hermès, rain showers and Bose speakers. Guests can even select an aroma to suit their mood via a tablet which also allows them to control the lights, sound and temperature. And […]

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Bruno Loubet to open Grain Store Unleashed at The Zetter

One door closes and another one opens so the saying goes…  The Easter Bank Holiday saw the last day of service for Bistrot Bruno Loubet in Clerkenwell’s Zetter Hotel but all is not lost. As of next Monday, Loubet will open Grain Store Unleashed – an exciting new pop-up venture in the same location. The new concept shares the same DNA as The Grain Store with its international flavours and veggie focus, however, dishes promise to be even more adventurous and experimental with menus pushing the boundaries set by the King’s Cross favourite. So what can we expect? Well, just to whet your appetite, […]

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Once upon a dine…

Once upon a time in a land far, far away…well North London, a generous restaurant by the name of Almeida hosted an evening of childhood nostalgia where adults can relive their favourite tales all for a good cause. Guests can enjoy a 3 course dinner, inspired by fairytales and folklore of the past and present, whilst raising money for children’s charity NSPCC. Three prestigious head chefs; Tommy Boland of Almeida, Tim Allen of Michelin starred Launceston Place and Tom Cook from Pont de la Tour have each created a dish that will endeavour to show the creativity of a child’s […]

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Champagne and Peroni at Harvey Nichols

Everyone loves a brunch and everyone loves Champagne, right? So when you put the two together it can only be a glorious thing.  Which is exactly what Harvey Nichols has done with the launch of their bottomless brunch.  The perfect Sunday solution, it will be running from 11am – 3pm and will take place in the 5th floor café, terrace, bars and restaurants. Starting with a Bloody Mary to nurse the hangover of course, you’ll then move on to as much Champagne as you can drink – (we hope for our livers’ sake there is a time limit). To eat […]

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Fu Manchu: late night dim sum

The buzz that is Clapham High Street has all but petered out by the time you hit Clapham North tube but as of next month, all that’s set to change; new late night dim sum and cocktail bar, Fu Manchu is soon to take up residence snuggled under the railway arches of Lendal Terrace. Brought to us by the bods behind The Jam Tree, Fu Manchu takes its inspiration from the moustachioed Chinese master criminal of cult Twentieth century Sax Rohmer novel fame and promises to combine the atmosphere of a Victorian opium den with a contemporary edge – all […]

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Pop Into Poppies For Some Oh. My. Cod.

Like any good restaurant Poppies Fish & Chip Shop has been around for a while and owner, Pat ‘Pop’ Newland, began young working in the much loved chippy in the East End. He started from the bottom cutting newspaper to wrap the portions as they were dished out. And now he’s here…… Poppies Fish & Chips are opening their new kiosk at the historic Old Spitalfields Market today. Pop Newland offers it all, from the traditional choice of fresh cod and battered sausages, to jellied eels. And not forgetting the edible, inked newspaper your meal comes in. Of course none […]

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The Election Terrace: Political Cocktails

A month today and we’ll all be taking to the polls to cast our votes and decide the next government.  If you haven’t chosen who you want to vote for yet then M Restaurant have a new way to decide – through cocktails. Well ok, so it might not actually tell you anything about politics, you might actually have to read the manifestos for that, but at least we can all agree that we like cocktails. Today, (luckily with the sun shining) they are opening their Election Terrace on Threadneedle Street which is inspired by the Palace of Westminster’s Black […]

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