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Tooting’s Terrific New Taiwanese

Bao down to the new king of Tooting – Taiwanese bao joint Daddy Bao has arrived. Frank Yeung is the genius behind Peckham’s Mr Bao. The Taiwanese restaurant has been cooking up their signature bao buns since 2016 when Yeung, with the help of his father Joe who retired from his own successful restaurant business last year. His second location, Daddy Bao in Tooting is named in his honour. Tooting has certainly come-of-age over the last few years as something of a food lover’s mecca and the Mitcham Road spot will give Daddy Bao a chance to shine. And shine […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

What To Do This Weekend: 12th – 15th January 2018

We’re not going to lie, January’s starting to drag now; the novelty of being back at work has well and truly worn off and, if anything, the weekend can’t come soon enough. Which is just as well because this time tomorrow we’ll be counting down the hours before we can unleash all the fun options below!

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Make Light Work Of Lumiere London With Cocktails And Manicures

We’re receiving literally glowing reports from Granary Square Brasserie who has created a bespoke luminescent cocktail to celebrate Lumiere London, the UK’s leading light festival. The festival this year sees light installations by Dutch artist Daan Roosengaarde and the Architecture Social Club placed around King’s Cross. The four-day event, part of the wider Lumiere festival that will be lighting up central London between the 18th and 21st January, will be a dazzling display of light and lights. Ranging from the West End and Westminster through to Fitzrovia and King’s Cross, expect to be dazzled. To celebrate Granary Square Brasserie, which […]

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Reviews

We Review: The Giggling Squid Wimbledon

What: We giggled, and we ate wonderfully (just not the squid) New? Yes. Well, sort of. The Giggling Squid is a chain of restaurants that has establishments all over the UK, and now there is one in Wimbledon. Where: 26 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5BY www.gigglingsquid.com The Look: One of the main things I loved about this restaurant was the décor. The walls are covered with foliage, bright flowers pinned to the walls, wicker partitions, and hanging plants and baskets. There’s plenty to marvel at as you wait for your food or in the queue for the restaurant, as it should be […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bone Daddies Comes To Nova Victoria

Who doesn’t love rock n roll and ramen? Admittedly this is not a famous combination, but am I right in saying no one is opposed, in fact everyone’s quite intrigued and excited about it. Bone Daddies is the restaurant responsible for bringing Japanese food to the forefront of the London food scene. Ross Shonhan was a man with a passion for Japenese food. He says “I want to challenge people’s perceptions of Japanese food… I want to make it accessible to everyone”, how does one do that? Jam on some old school rock n’ roll and watch the flocks descend. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mindful City: Laughter Yoga, Beyonce Barre and Meditation

Living in London is great, always something to do, always someone to see, always somewhere new to eat; but in the great rush that is London life we can also be left feeling drained and exhausted. This is when we need to take stock and practice self-care and mindfulness. After all our mental health is every bit as important as a physical health. D&D London’s latest campaign Mindful City, will see its London restaurants host a whole series of events, talks and workshops throughout January until the 11th February, all designed for us to slow down and appreciate ourselves and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Giant Italian Food Hall Set to Open in London

Calling all fans of cheese, olive oil, pasta, cured meats, ciabatta, gelato and all things Italian, rumour has it* that Italian cuisine big dogs, Eataly are going to be opening a massive Italian food hall right here in London. At the moment, the details are all still rather under wraps, it’s still in the planning stages, but we can tell you what we do know. It’s thought to be opening in Bishopsgate, it’s said to have a bar, restaurant and kitchen workshops as well as a lot of wine and all the other ingredients you’ll need to whip up an […]

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Reviews

We Review: Gillray’s Vegan Menu

What: Breaking news – Waterloo-based steakhouse, Gillray’s, has gone vegan! Well not entirely, but they do now have a three-course vegan set menu which is a first for the restaurant and therefore a big deal. They have a fair amount of vegetarian options on their a la carte menu but have now gone the whole hog (excuse the pun) with the new vegan dishes. New? New year, new menu. Head chef, Jamie Welch, created the vegan menu just in time for Veganuary and will as such only be available throughout January 2018. Where? London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

8 of the Best Bars to Visit During Dry January

Dry January, the first challenge of the year. If you’re attempting it, then hats off to you, if you manage it then we’re seriously impressed. London’s bars have rallied round those cutting back on the booze to create a whole host of cocktails that don’t have a drop of alcohol in them! Here are seven of the best, and one sort of but not really Dry January cocktails: Sherwood Forest Cocktail at The Savoy Last year The American Bar at The Savoy was winner of the World’s Best Bar, so you know that their mocktails are going to be on […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Death Of The Goat: Smoking Goat Closes

What’s that smell? It’s the smell of a dead goat. OK, steady on. Maybe that was a bit sinister, but it is a sad tale we have to tell. Ladies and gents the Smoking Goat is closing. Grab your hankies, a tissue box or the collar of the guy next to you, because the time has come to say goodbye.  The Smoking Goat has been a stalwart on Denmark street for three and a half years. Despite its humble beginnings  the little restaurant has grown to be a favourite amongst locals whilst also drawing many from other parts of the […]

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