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Kitchen Theory’s Experimental Dinner Extended

We have some good news: due to its huge success Kitchen Theory have announced that they will be extending their dinner series of 2014. ‘KAISEKI by Kitchen Theory’ at the House of Wolf in Islington until June! So if you were one of those people who missed out on tickets, panic not! And for those who didn’t know about it 1) why not? 2) well here is your chance. Kaiseki also known as kaiseki-ryōri, is the name given to a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner service and can be traced as the origins of the western concept of tasting menus. Since […]

Openings & Launches

Home House Announce Inaugural Music Event

Leading private member’s Club, Home House have just announced their inaugural music event, Home Coming, which is sure to start the summer off! The concert, which is in aid of Elton John’s AIDs Foundation and is in partnership with English luxury mobile phone brand, Vertu, will be taking place at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on Sunday 1st June and will see the likes of Sophie Ellis Bextor, Suggs, Paloma Faith and Glenn Tilbrook take to the stage – with more to be announced. They will all be performing tracks which celebrate London, and Songs In The Keys of London […]

Openings & Launches

New Tom’s

This spring, restaurateur and entrepreneur Tom Conran, alongside chef Tom Straker will launch New Tom’s in Notting Hill. Located on the former site of Tom’s Deli on Westbourne Grove, the 12 month pop-up will serve avant-garde food in a bistro style setting. Head chef Tom Straker trained at the Dorchester and with Heston Blumenthal at Dinner. Many of the ingredients he uses will be sourced from his family farm in Herefordshire and the venue has a smoker in the garden as well for smoking food such as salmon, tomatoes, salt and even water. Breakfasts dishes include Scrambled hen’s eggs, treacle […]

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April Openings

Spring is here…finally! And with the start of a new season comes a whole host  of new venues, this month sees some existing restaurants venture out to their second site, Notting Hill is welcoming two new pop – ups and we're all going to get a lesson in Peruvian cooking! Food-wise this month is look rosy! Here are some of our favourite new venues opening:   Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe A venture that original started off as pop – up before opening a permanent seaside shack in 2012 is back with a new seaside café in Exmouth Market. That’s right […]

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News

House of Mask

A series of hidden parties, called House of Mask, are about to hit the UK starting in London that will be a bizarre attack on the senses; designed to trick the mind and unlock the soul. Sound a bit scary? Well the events will even be in locations marked only by a neon skull. Fear not though, these events are designed to be amazingly fun, innovative and original – sure to charm party goers. These immersive events will feature live street artists, cutting edge DJs and performers, and only be accessible to those in the know. Ticket holders will be […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Abinger Cookery School Review

I’ve always thought of myself as quite the food connoisseur, quietly judging friends meals and casting a scrutinising eye over food brought to me at restaurants, so when the opportunity to attend a cooking course came up, I thought yes, my time to shine is here! I will create exquisite meals and be the envy of anyone lucky enough to sneak a glance at my marvellous creations. And it turned out that way. Sort of. I headed down to the recently opened The Abinger Cookery School, (ah-bing-err) the evening before the course and was shown around the newly refurbished building […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Abinger Cookery School Review

I’ve always thought of myself as quite the food connoisseur, quietly judging friends meals and casting a scrutinising eye over food brought to me at restaurants, so when the opportunity to attend a cooking course came up, I thought yes, my time to shine is here! I will create exquisite meals and be the envy of anyone lucky enough to sneak a glance at my marvellous creations. And it turned out that way. Sort of. I headed down to the recently opened The Abinger Cookery School, (ah-bing-err) the evening before the course and was shown around the newly refurbished building […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Vintage Mother’s Day at Reform Social and Grill

For a truly vintage experience this Mother’s Day pop over to the Reform Social and Grill for some authentic 1940s and 50s dining. With their afternoon tea being sourced wholly from cookbooks of the era, expect traditional classics such as lemon pound cake, jam roly poly and individual treacle tarts as well as traditional scones with clotted cream and jam.  All of this and the additional bonus of free flowing Champagne for the most important woman in your life (Mum of course).   Perfect for Mother’s and Grandmother’s alike make sure you don’t miss out on the elderflower, Earl Grey […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Spring Lamb at Arch London

Is there more of a Spring time ingredient than lamb?  The Hunter 486 restaurant at Arch London certainly don’t think so and next month will be launching a menu of the meat done every single possible way you can think of.    Using meltingly tender new season lamb they will serve dishes ranging from confit shoulder of lamb with grilled kidneys to a roast loin of baby lamb served with aubergine, mint compote and sarladaise potatoes.  Other dishes will include braised lamb shank with flageolet beans, smoked sausage and toasted crumbs, making each option even more delicious than the one […]

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La Plage Launch

Bacanal, for those of you that don’t know, was one of the very first London day parties which drew inspiration from the brunch clubs in New York. Luckily for us Londoners they have recently unveiled the next chapter of their story with ‘La Plage’, a pop up residency with weekly Saturday soirees at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington. The event begins with the best intentions at an intimate brunch before the sunshine and glasses of Moet get guests in the mood for a full out party with electric orchestras, Brazilian samba bands, circus acts, fire breathers and stilt walkers […]

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