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14 Venues that Opened in June

Yes, June may have been an uncomfortably hot month, but in the culinary world, things were heating up in a good way. We’ve seen The Ivy Collection, Cottons and Raymond Blanc all expand their empires, while there have been new bar concepts like Nine Lives and Coupette. Whether you’re feeling classic or adventurous, here are 12 venues you’ll be wanting to check out… The Ivy City Garden The Ivy grew their collection this month with the opening of The Ivy City Garden. The menu features Ivy favourites such as shepherd’s pie, brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried hen’s eggs and […]

Cecconi's At The Ned
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Cecconi’s at The Ned

What?  With restaurants, already in Mayfair and others across Europe and America, Venetian restaurant Cecconi’s has just opened another site in The Ned. If you’ve somehow managed to miss The Ned, then it’s arguably the biggest opening of 2017. The work of London-based Soho House & Co and New York’s Sydell Group, it’s a 252- room hotel set in the iconic former Midland Bank building designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924. New? In hotel time, yes, The Ned only opened a few months ago, making it one of the many hotels that have opened in London this year. […]

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Instagram Rich List 2017

Instagram is not just a social media platform to share your photos and communicate with your friends through memes, the trending visual channel has also become a serious money-making tool for celebrities, influencers and brands. Mike Bandar, co-founder of HopperHQ.com said, “Instagram is now an incredibly effective marketing tool for brands and it’s fascinating to see how celebrities and influencers are able to monetise their accounts to so effectively. With approximately 700 million active monthly users across the world, it offers a wealth of potential customers for brands that have the budget to harness the influence of the people on […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

What to do This Weekend: 30th June – 2nd July

The weekend is almost upon us and whilst the weather might be more autumn than summer right now we aren’t going to let that deter us from heading out to brunch, going to day time G & T parties and watching ballet. So now you just have to decide what you’re going to do…

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Shangri-La Hotel
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Sky High Yoga at Shangri-La

As Londoners, our lives are pretty hectic, constantly on the go, getting up early to hit the gym or beat the commute and spending our evenings at the latest pop-ups/plays or just at the pub. It’s no wonder that we often feel like we’re running on auto pilot and one coffee away from crying. What can you do? Obviously, we’re not going to be leaving London any time soon, but we can make the most of mindfulness and learning how to achieve more balance in life, including not burning the candle at both ends. Just as well then, that The […]

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Gabeto Comes to Camden

When it comes to food, Camden Market is not short of places to eat, but the team behind its latest restaurant are hoping that they will be able to rival the best that Shoreditch and Fitzrovia has to offer. Opening on the 6th July in one of the Victorian stable blocks, Gabeto (which is means ‘our house’ in Spanish) will see, former Chiltern Firehouse chef, Lee Andrews heading up the kitchen to create a menu that brings together British ingredients with Latin flavours. Tacos, rare-breed steaks and small plates including the likes of beetroot-cured salmon and chorizo Scotch eggs will make […]

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The Handbook Meets Mint Leaf’s Head Chef

Having recently launched their Sunday bottomless brunch and a firm favourite when it comes to Indian restaurants in London, we caught up with Mint Leaf Haymarket’s head chef Rajinder Pandey. Part of the original team who opened Mint Leaf back in Haymarket back in 2003, Rajinder has returned to the team after travelling throughout India. We caught up with him to discuss how Indian cuisine has evolved and his tips for success. What did you learn on your travels that you have now brought back to Mint Leaf? That authenticity is key. Individual regional cuisines and street food are such […]

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Quaglino’s Hosts Classic Murder Mystery Evenings

Admit it as you watch Lewis/Luther/Miss Marple/Silent Witness (delete as applicable) you think that you could be a detective, you of course guessed who did it, long before the others had a clue. So, put your skills to the test (and your money where your mouth is, because you can’t just be all talk) by heading to Quaglino’s for their murder mystery evenings. First up will be the mystery of the Blue Majesty –a diamond of 3,000 carats has been unearthed in an African mine and it’s going to give more than 1,000 diamonds. As you can imagine the shareholders […]

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The Dayrooms
Openings & Launches

Brunch Restaurant Opening in Notting Hill

When it comes to brunch, we have to hand it to our Australian friends, they have it sorted.  You know that saying brunch is to Australia, what tea is to England, may have used some artistic license there. Anyway, boutique brand, The Dayrooms are launching The Dayrooms Café next month and it’s going to be a Melbourne inspired brunch and coffee specialist. Created by Head Chef, Andrei Anechitei, the all – day menu is largely healthy, but as life is all about balance there will be a few more indulgent options too, so expect to find the likes of bagel […]

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Ben Spalding’s Small Plate Sessions

What?  As part of Shoreditch’s summer pop-up Lasts Days of Shoreditch, acclaimed chef, Ben Spalding, is serving up an regularly changing, menu of small plates. New? It opened at the end of May and will run throughout the summer on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Where?  Last Days of Shoreditch, 288 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LA, www.benspalding.co.uk On the Menu: The dishes are nothing if not adventurous, but they’re served without any pretentiousness, well they can’t really be given the setting – but that’s the best way to eat them, when you’re just thinking about the food and not everything else […]

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