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BRGR.CO

Just launched in Soho is BRGR.CO specialising in classic, fuss-free burgers. The back to basics restaurant focuses on simplicity and quality with carefully sourced ingredients. A straightforward, well-priced menu offers just three choices of burger. Options are the 4oz, 6oz and 8oz so you don’t have to deliberate over what to have – just how hungry you are! Save the dithering for the selection of American-inspired sides, milkshakes and desserts. BRGR.CO uses the finest cuts of 28-day-aged beef from the Duke of Buccleuch Estate in South West Scotland. Simply prepared to enhance the natural flavour of the beef, the burgers […]

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Ben’s Canteen

Located on leafy St John's Hill, but a stone’s throw from Clapham Junction amidst a buzzing throng of independent bars and restaurants, Battersea neighbourhood joint Ben’s Canteen is the go-to hang-out for hip locals and those from further afield as well! Ben’s weekend brunch has already attained legendary status – try the famous BC Burger (made from Orkney beef and topped with Ben’s special burger sauce and smoked chedder) with hand cut chips and we promise you’ll be smitten! The Breakfast Scotch Egg, Popcorn prawns with spicy mayo and Pulled Pork Baps are also proving firm favourites. Now midweek nights […]

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A happy Renaissance Xmas

If you needed an excuse to go to the pub this Christmas (as if?) then this is most certainly it! This year, Renaissance Pubs are making Christmas even easier. Pop in for a drink this December and you can buy your Christmas tree at the same time. The Rosendale in West Dulwich and The Avalon and Abbeville in Clapham will have a veritable Narnia of premium non-drop Nordman Firs, with soft needles, available from 10am – 8pm every day until 24th December. And if you bag yourself a tree,  Renaissance will give you a free glass of their special recipe […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Naamayaa

Alan Yau’s Naamyaa Café and sister restaurant to Busaba Eathai, is open for business in Islington. The all-day-dining, modern Bangkok style café offers a collection of food that captures the spirit of Bangkok. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu showcases Siam heritage classics, Bangkok street food and Western café staples, retaining Siam traditions and absorbing the colonial influences from its neighbouring countries and the new world. Naamyaa refers to the sauce that is cooked in traditional terracotta pots to be eaten with kanom jin – fresh rice noodles that form a staple of the menu. Designed by David […]

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Quintessentially Chelsea

Chelsea’s Sloane Street is launching Quintessentially British Christmas Shopping, a campaign which will see the world's finest luxury brands coming together to bring a touch of British tradition to the festive season. Today and next Thursday 20 December, Cadogan will be hosted by traditionally uniformed British butlers, who will line either side of the street between Basil and Pont Street – opening car doors, guiding visitors into stores and providing information about Sloane Street's luxury retailers. Cadogan has also partnered with British institutions HR Owen and Maybourne Hotel Group and guests staying at Maybourne Hotel Group's Berkeley Hotel will be […]

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BO LONDON

The hotly anticipated Bo London has just launched in Mayfair’s Mill Street in Mayfair showcasing the “X-Treme” Chinese cuisine of chef patron Alvin Leung, hailing from the 2 Michelin starred Bo Innovation in Hong Kong. Leung is native of the UK (he was born in London) so the venue realises the chef’s lifetime ambition – to open a restaurant in the capital and become part of its dynamic restaurant culture. Bo London introduces Leung’s signature cooking style, “X-treme Chinese” to the city. He plays with ingredients and techniques with immeasurable precision and combines centuries old recipes with modern cooking methods. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fantastic Fish and Chips at Bonnie Gull

When you step inside Bonnie Gull, you are whisked away from the dark London streets and could so easily be on the South coast. Its white interior is lit with small twinkling lights and is adorned with kilometre of fishermen’s rope evoking the nostalgic feeling of a seaside shack. The infamous Nirvana quote, ‘It’s ok to eat fish ‘Cause they don’t have feelings’ stands proudly on the wall and the winning feature (for me) the map of Britain points out exactly where the fish has been caught that day, which not only means that dishes depend on the catch but […]

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DUKEBOX

DUKEBOX launched in September of this year just off Chelsea’s Fulham Road. Combining eccentric theatrical details with a New York warehouse style, it welcomes up to 250 guests.  And hot off the press, the uber-cool venue is now available for private events and parties. A versatile space means that it can host a multitude of fun happenings, with options including themed parties, corporate functions, Christmas parties, birthday parties, product launches, art exhibitions or even intimate gigs. The club has collaborated with Chilli Bees Catering to create new delicious canapé and bowl food menus, as well as a fantastic festive menu […]

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Café Royal

Only the Café Royal could score a three day pre-launch party as a private Miu Miu club. The entire fashion pack (Kate Moss, Katie Grand, Lulu Kennedy, Giles Deacon, Georgia May Jagger et al) flocked to the embryo venue for three stellar days and nights at the end of November to experience The Miu Miu London. Invitations came in a mini Miu Miu style clutch which included the club rules (#3 Start a conversation with a stranger and #7 Stay longer than you planned and then come back tomorrow. Oh yes and an addendum advised that said rules were also […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Mince Pie Project

The 72 hour bidding marathon, The Mince Pie Project, begins today at midday. 100 of the UK’s best chefs have each created a unique mince pie recipe and will each cook 50 mince pies, which will be auctioned online over the 72 hour period. Chefs include Michel Roux Jr, Simon Rogan, Raymond Blanc, Angela Hartnett, Clare Smyth, Nathan Outlaw and James ‘Jocky’ Petrie, Head of Creative Development at The Experimental Kitchen for The Fat Duck. Jocky has created a ‘Meat Mince Pie’ and, if the winning bidder is in the UK and available on Wednesday 19 December, will cook the […]

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