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An All-American Affair

You better get your game faces on, as long time lovers of all things American, porky’s BBQ, are launching their latest offering from over the Atlantic. The perfect accompaniment to their Memphis inspired fare, comes in the form of frat house favourite beer pong. A sport (debatably, but it has its own world series) that essentially involves tossing ping-pong balls into your opponents’ beer-filled cups and if successful they must down said cup – and vice-versa. Porky’s BBQ will host weekly tournaments as well as a monthly knock-out championship where sticky-fingered players can compete for a highly-coveted prize.  In between […]

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The Balcon’s ‘Vegetables’ Menu Review

In homage to all things healthy French artist, Patrick Laroche, has created a new exhibition called Vegetables, which sees your typical veg given a chrome make-over and supersized. Housed in Sofitel London St James the impressive sculptures are placed in and around the hotel, restaurant and even the entrance where a towering pink asparagus greets guests. To celebrate Laroche’s art, the Head Chef at the hotel’s restaurant The Balcon, Vincent Ménager, has created a special menu geared towards the mighty vegetable with treats like Sweet pea sliders in a cornbread madeline and shallot jam which makes for a delicious, light […]

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Unlimited Pizza at Unlimito Tuesdays

Bunga Bunga, dubbed the Englishman’s Pizzeria, has long been famed for its lively atmosphere and delightfully large pizzas. And now they’re adding another hugely entertaining night to their roster: Unlimito Tuesdays. They’ll be serving up all-you-can-eat pizza between 6-11pm alongside the usual karaoke craziness, fuelled by their confidence boosting cocktails that are sure to get even the most hesitant among you belting out “Let It Go” while your friends cheer you on from the side-lines.  And for those with a competitive streak there’s the chance to be crowned “Captain Unlimito” winning both a £100 Unlimito bar tab for the evening […]

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Rabbit

Any bunny owners out there should probably stop reading but otherwise fans of nose-to-tail cooking will be pleased to know that there’s a new restaurant in Chelsea from the Gladwin brothers, team behind The Shed in Notting Hill. The trio source much of their establishments’ produce and wine too from their family farm and vineyard, Nutbourne in West Sussex. Farmer Gregory will provide livestock, Richard (who previously worked at Bunga Bunga will manage the joint and Oliver Gladwin (Oxo Tower, Launceston Place and River Cottage) who is passionate about foraging, will be the head chef.   The menu is divided […]

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Barsmith

Like the infusion cocktails at The Marylebone? Then meet Barsmith, the new cocktail bar concept from the same team. Barsmith is the brainchild of Ben Avigdori and Lawrence Santi, duo behind The Marylebone Leisure Group. The new venue in St John Street is an all-day bar specialising in house-infused spirits and cocktails, crafted and created by a team of leading London mixologists and served with a spritz of eccentricity. Expect treasure chest cocktails with a curl of dry ice and curious cocktail-filled soup cans. Highlights from the list include Milky Way – homemade white chocolate vodka with coffee rum, amaretto […]

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TWORUBA

The Borough Market cool factor is expanding into the environs of nearby Tower Bridge. New destination café bar TwoRuba will be the area’s latest hotspot when it opens next week with its bespoke furniture, luxurious fabrics and snug or ‘adult playpen’ for private hire. By day it’s a casual coffee bar but come the evening it promises to transform to a happening place to drink cocktails. Open from 7am, breakfast is all about juices and smoothies, freshly baked pastries and classic cooked options while a light lunch menu serves up salads, sharing dishes and gourmet sandwiches. Dinner features a selection […]

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Carom Review

Pan-Indian restaurant Carom has recently undergone a refurbishment taking it out of the traditional Indian style décor, so commonly adopted by Indian restaurants, and bringing it bang into the 21st century. The large open plan venue now boasts the look of a trendy lounge and bar where guests can enjoy the extensive bar menu including the amazing Lychee and Hibiscus cocktail with vodka, hibiscus and peach liquer, lychee puree and soda water, before heading over to the main restaurant. Executive head chef Vishnu Natarajan has updated the classic Carom menu, adding a selection of new plates focused on sharing while […]

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Carom Review

Pan-Indian restaurant Carom has recently undergone a refurbishment taking it out of the traditional Indian style décor, so commonly adopted by Indian restaurants, and bringing it bang into the 21st century. The large open plan venue now boasts the look of a trendy lounge and bar where guests can enjoy the extensive bar menu including the amazing Lychee and Hibiscus cocktail with vodka, hibiscus and peach liquer, lychee puree and soda water, before heading over to the main restaurant. Executive head chef Vishnu Natarajan has updated the classic Carom menu, adding a selection of new plates focused on sharing while […]

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Le Brunch with Le Bun

Brunch, once simply the lazy weekender’s answer to waking up in that awkward interim period between breakfast and lunch, has seen a reinvention as the weekend social activity. And it’s just got even cooler thanks to luxury French-American street food duo Le Bun and their all-day brunch experience at the Old Bengal Warehouse.  Complimenting New Street Grill’s classic British brunch menu, as part of the Warehouse’s new Weekend Club concept, Le Bun have devised brand new Le Brunch creations that they’ll be serving up alongside their signature dishes. Tasty brunch bites include brunch-in-a-bun offerings; Le Benedict Bun and Le Eggs […]

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Dungeon Drinking

If you’re always on the lookout for the next ‘underground’ scene then we have found exactly that, quite literally. You can spend the night behind bars in one of the nine grade-II listed Vaults at Voltaire that make up the super-exclusive underground drinking den. A penitentiary theme runs throughout, with your own personal guard on hand to mix and muddle your cocktails or roll a cigar, should it take your fancy.   With the largest variety of Pommery champagne in London – it comes not only by the bottle but also in a selection of delicious cocktails (I’d recommend Cherry […]

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