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An Evening of 1920s Entertainment at Archer Street

With Gatsby fever still taking over London, Archer Street invites guests to their Soho Bar to unearth their inner starlet for a 1920s based evening this upcoming bank holiday.  Full 1920s attire is encouraged, which not only allows for zoot suits and flapper dresses to be donned, but it also guarantees a jazz themed cocktail on arrival to really set the evening swinging. Further Gatsby-esque drinks include the Cherry Cherry Bang Bang, a concoction of Tanqueray, cherry and lime. Or perhaps Wild Horses is more to your taste, featuring bourbon, raspberries and a fizz of ginger beer. Betty Blue may […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Charlotte Street Hotel Launches Summer Hampers

British summertime is now well and truly upon us, with sunny days and overflowing parks now very much the norm in central London. Charlotte Street Hotel located just off Oxford Street has launched the perfect accompaniment to a summer afternoon with a selection of hampers, ideal for an alfresco brunch or picnic. Split into three options, Charlotte Street offers hampers for an array of tastes. The Bloomsbury Hamper features simple British classics, with tuna and watercress and cheddar and tomato sandwiches included in the menu, as well as chocolate tiffin, fruit tart, and macaroons catering for the sweet tooth in […]

Openings & Launches

Ruski’s Tavern

When it opens next month, bang opposite Kensington Palace, Ruski’s Caviar & Vodka Tavern will pay homage to Russia’s history. Guests will be transported from London to one of the vodka dens, which sprung up in Moscow and St Petersburg in the sixteenth century. The new venue is conceptualised by nightlife entrepreneurs Diego Bivero-Volpe and Antoin Commane. Consultant Chef is Scott Hallsworth (formerly head chef of Nobu) who has created a menu featuring everything from caviar and chips to smoked salmon and steak tartare and caviar club sandwiches. There’s even a Russian hangover cure section for the end of the […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Return of The 80’s – Maggie’s Retro Funfair

Roll up, roll up! The Maggie’s Retro Funfair is in town for one night, and one night only.  The kings of all things 80s are bringing you a night of pure retro debauchery. Dust off the items at the back of your wardrobe that haven’t seen the light for a few years, and get ready for a night of throwbacks, as Maggie’s Club brings all things retro to Fulham Road. The night is rumoured to be filled with entertainment from face painters and host of mystery special guests. Are you destined to meet that tall, dark stranger? Well if you’re […]

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Openings & Launches

Vivo

This vibrant new Italian bakery and restaurant, promises to bring an authentic taste of the Mediterranean to Islington next month. Inspired by the traditional gastronomia and pasticceria of Italy, Vivo will offer regional cuisine geared towards its casual all-day dining concept. Vivo is the first venture from brothers Will and Ben Thompson who have drawn upon their travel experiences and passion for Italian food and culture. The main focal point will be a striking, 14 metre granite counter with a separate drinks bar from which orders will be taken and the food and drink served. Dishes will include freshly baked […]

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Openings & Launches

Beach Bar Beaufort

North London may have Camden beach, but now it seems the shores are also arriving on the Kings Road as Beaufort House sees an exciting summer transformation, as it turns into Beach Bar Beaufort, an exclusive London Beach Bar on Kings Road, right in the heart of Chelsea. Launching at the beginning of August, lets hope the stunning weather returns to welcome the arrival of the palm-tree lined beach. Beaufort House have created a light summer inspired menu for lazy afternoons on the sunbeds.  A live DJ will also be on hand until late at night, with a soundtrack of […]

Reviews

A Fish Out of Water…and into my Mouth

As sushi restaurants go K10 is as trendy and efficient as they come, situated in Appold Street it’s a stone’s throw from the slightly less appetising Gherkin. It’s the second venture for K10 with their first endeavour being a successful restaurant merely 10 minutes away in Copthall Avenue. The restaurant has a conveyor belt winding in and out of the dining space with a shelf around it for eating, customers sit on high stools with fellow diners. The belt slowly whirs round different pieces of made up sushi including individual roll sets with a starting price of £2.95 that goes […]

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Openings & Launches

Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte is set to open in September during London Fashion Week bringing the energy of underground Tokyo to the streets of Soho. Located on the corner of Bateman and Frith Streets, it will bring together the best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures serving up Nikkei cuisine, colourful cocktails, and live music. Spread over three floors, the venue will comprise of 6 distinct areas. The ground floor will include an expansive cocktail lounge featuring a curved bar cut from lava stone from which mixologists will shake up Nikkei inspired Pisco, Sochu, and Sake cocktails. There are also retractable glass walls […]

Culture

Bentley’s Seafood Cookery School

Have you ever wished you could whip up the perfect seafood dish in your own kitchen, but not sure how? Well, this Saturday you can now learn how to prepare and cook fresh fish and shellfish under the guidance of Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill Head Chef, Michael Lynch. Lucky for us, tastings are a common occurrence at this cookery school, so you can sample each of the tasty dishes during the class, and then sit back and try the oysters prepared in front of you with a glass of champagne.  Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can sit […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Return of The Truck Stop

  Want a slight variation on the regular ‘going out for dinner’? Well following its successful debut in July earlier this year, The Truck Stop is back in August and September you may have heard of The Truck Stop, a foodie festival bringing a collection of the best of international gourmet foods. All from the back of the UK’s best food trucks, in Canary Wharf! If you can’t choose between Middle Eastern, or British food, or maybe fancy both an Italian and Indian dish? Well you don’t have to; try many favorites from all four corners of the globe, in […]

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