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Fields Set to Open

The most exciting thing to happen in Clapham for a while is the launch this month of new all-day café, Fields, from the team behind M1LK  in Balham.  It’s the brainchild of Aussie, Julian Porter, who opened M1LK at just 21 and his partner, actress and artist Lauren Heaphy. With emphasis on local produce – many ingredients will be grown on the café’s own roof garden and plant nursery – dishes will include Coal-grilled sausage bao, kewpie, pickled shallot and iceberg, Peat-smoked mutton and beans, garden herb butter and sourdough and Smashed peas, hay-smoked goat’s curd, garden herbs and sourdough.  The venue […]

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Tom’s Kitchen

Tom Aikens Restaurant Group is opening on Commodity Quay in St Katharine Docks next week; Tom’s Kitchen Restaurant and Deli will be a 130-seater restaurant overlooking the marina. Classic Tom’s dishes will include Spicy Crab Cake, Seven Hour Confit Lamb and Truffled Macaroni Cheese alongside changing, seasonal dishes such as Spatchcock Baby Chicken with BBQ sauce, cucumber salsa and Haddock with sweet corn fritter, parsley and girolles. Puddings include Baked Alaska to share and Milk Chocolate Mousse Profiteroles. Adjacent to the main restaurant is Tom’s Kitchen Deli, with its array of homemade seasonal sandwiches, soups, hotpots and salads plus jam-filled […]

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Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

A new season of cinema and live screened performances, Film and Fizz, is back at One Aldwych where guests can watch an acclaimed film in style with a glass of Champagne Lallier Grand Cru Grand Réserve Brut – the Odeon just won’t cut it after this. Viewers can choose from classics like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood and Chef in the hotel’s private Screening Room. At Christmas guests can enjoy Festive Film & Fizz during weekends in December, showing holiday classics such as It’s A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and Frozen to get you in the […]

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Opso: Review

Earlier in the year burger legends Patty & Bun took on the commercial giant McDonalds by opening up opposite the chain’s busiest UK branch. Now it’s the a battle on Paddington Street as new Greek restaurant Opso has opened opposite The Real Greek. Well of course we can’t take sides without having tried both and since we had not yet tried Opso we tootled off to Marylebone to see the fight they were putting up. The concept of Opso is essentially sharing platters or Greek tapas if you will, they call this ‘Social Food’ and it is, until someone hogs […]

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Harrods Launches Stelle di Stelle

Harrods is known for providing the finer things in life and now they have extended that to their food with the launch of Stelle di Stelle which will see five of Italy’s best restaurants to take up residency in the world famous department store. On the 1st of each month, beginning in September, a Michelin star chef will take over in hosting a residency which will change each month for five months. The top chefs boast 13 Michelin stars between them and will use only the finest seasonal ingredients to offer diners an authentic experience of contemporary Italian cuisine in […]

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Eelbrook

Welcome to Eelbrook, a brand new all-day eatery on the corner of Fulham’s Eel Brook Common with an exciting menu created by rising star Brett Barnes who cut his teeth with at Arbutus, Mark Hix, Duck Soup and the Michelin starred Fäviken. His innovative menu, created using British ingredients with European and North African influences, features small plates such as Salt cod brandade with seaweed bread and Pork cheek croquettes with burnt onion sauce; starters such as Clams, cockles and chorizo and mains such as Cod confit with crab and courgette flowers, Grilled salt marsh lamb rump served on fresh […]

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Bubble Tea Cafe Opens: Chatime

The English are known for their love of tea and it is time to extend that affection to the Taiwanese offering of the ever popular Bubble Tea. CHATIME on Portobello Road, a great new bubble tea shop, is about to launch 19th August, bringing with it authentic Taiwanese Bubble Tea. Guests will be able to choose from hot and cold teas in a variety of innovative flavours guaranteed to quench your thirst. CHATIME uses only the highest quality ingredients to create a 63 strong menu of fusion flavours ensuring a visit to CHATIME leaves you feeling full of bubbles. www.chatimeuk.com

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BOBO Social

A burger and small plates dining concept ensures that everyone’s happy so it looks as if new Charlotte Street destination, BOBO Social, from former advertising exec Jacinta Maddison and Michael Benson (Sticky Fingers, Palm Court Brasserie and Supperclub London) is off to a cracking start. Burgers, made with rare-breed beef from Sussex, are cooked in a Kopa Charcoal Oven which sears meat instantly at 300°C, other menu treats include the Lobster & Crab Burger, Peanut Butter Burger and Waygu Burger with Ogleshield Cheese, Foie Gras, and Truffle Shavings. There will also be weekly cocktail and burger making evenings with more […]

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Ben’s Canteen Earlsfield: Review

Chances are if you live in Clapham that after a heavy night you’ve dragged your sorry hung over head to Ben’s Canteen on St John’s Hill for one of their infamous brunches, ordered eggs or a burger and a round of Bloody Marys. Have you been to Ben’s Canteen over in Earlsfield though? Having opened earlier this year, the sister site is larger than its counterpart but still with that simple, laid back charm that Ben’s Canteen is known for. Though both serve evening menus, I feel as if this is the one I would choose to dine in at […]

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Our favourite Afternoon Teas

For those of you who don’t know, back  in the early nineteenth century it is said that Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, complained of a ‘sinking feeling in the afternoon’ (at the time it was common just to eat breakfast and supper) and so she began to snack on sandwiches and little cakes. On returning to London, Anna invited the girls over to join her and so the tradition of afternoon tea was formed. To say the list of places offering tea now is extensive, is a bit of an understatment because London sure knows how to do an afternoon tea, but […]

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