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Madrid’s Luxury Rainforest Restaurant Heads To Mayfair

There’s a bit of a rumour going around the city. We’re told we’ll find giraffes roaming the streets, elephants causing havoc, and chimps will be swooping down to nab your sarnie you’d saved from lunch… Okay, not quite but Madrid’s hit luxury rainforest inspired restaurant, Amazonico is set to be making an appearance in Mayfair and Londoner’s are getting super excited… Although information is a little thing on the ground, the news about London’s newest rainforest restaurant has been spreading thick and fast. It’s said Amazonico will be taking over the 8,500 square foot former Allied Irish Bank site in Berkeley […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Spring Into Summer With This New Poké And Spritz Menu

Now the warm weather has finally graced the city, we’re itching to find new foodie menus that won’t leave us feeling too full and drowsy. And we’re in luck! The Connaught Bar will be fuelling us Londoner’s through the summer with their new poké and spritz menu, yippee! Set in the beating heart of Mayfair, The Connaught Bar is tucked away in the luxurious hotel, The Connaught. And they’ve certainly been busy building themselves a reputation, now known worldwide for their signature martinis. So you betcha the new menu defo has some living up to do, and oh does it! Their new light poké […]

Openings & Launches

The Brains Behind Gloria Open A Second Spellbinding Restaurant

Ooo Mama! We’re so excited about this opening – Big Mamma opened Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia and boy is a whopper of a resto. If you’re familiar with Gloria, the epic Italian trattoria that opened in Feb that has since  infiltrated Insta feeds all over, then you’ll be familiar with the Big Mamma family. View this post on Instagram Raising a toast is our favourite morning activity 😏 #CircoloPopolare #TruffleTuesdays A post shared by BIG MAMMA UK (@bigmamma.uk) on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:25am PDT Their latest child/restaurant features 20,000 bottles of spirits lining the walls – sounds like our […]

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A Sky-High Botanical Glasshouse Comes To London

This dreary weather is becoming a bore. We’re itching to crack out the maxi-dresses, sandals and down a few cocktails without having the fear of a potential downpour at any moment. Alas, we’ve found somewhere that’s guaranteed to bring a splash of fun to our British summer and that’s the new botanical glasshouse opening at Searcys at The Gherkin. From July 15th, you can be immersed in this new natural haven. Decked out with exotic plants and flowers, The Glasshouse will become an oasis of greenery – despite being at the top of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers. Created […]

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News

Strip Out Waste Like Regent Street And St James’s

Astonishingly it’s estimated one third of food produced is wasted every year. Don’t get us wrong, we love indulging in lunch dates and dinners out as much as the next person. However, it’s important to be aware of our foodie decisions. Whether you’re still ordering the dessert you’ve been eyeing up all night knowing full well you’re only having a spoonful. Or if you went in too hard with the freebies to finish your mains, it’s important to reduce the amount of food we waste. To fight help fight waste, a food waste pledge has been created by The Crown […]

Openings & Launches

Marvel At This New Comicbook Restaurant

Quite possibly the dream of any little girl, boy or seasoned Comi Con attender, this comic book restaurant is set to splash colour over our lives and we can’t get enough. Alas, before excitement reaches a height of no return you’ll need to know that there’s a chance plans will fall through; planning documents need to be approved first and once they are it’s full steam ahead superhero style! Set inside MASH Steakhouse on Brewer Street, the restaurant will reportedly be an immersive, comic book spot with trace of ALL your super hero favourites, from Spawn to Superman. The restaurant would […]

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An Incredible Avocado Restaurant Is Coming To London

Avo look at this! A famous avocado restaurant is coming to London for two weeks and two weeks only and if the photos are anything to go by, we’re pushing in front of everyone in the queue to be the first in line. The Avocado Show is quite the spectacle, as a famed Amsterdam restaurant that’s raked in the Instagram followers and won everyone over with its whacky and temptatious avocado creations. The pop-up will run from March 11-24 at Bluebird Chelsea and whilst this is the restaurant’s London debut we’re crossing our fingers, toes and other bits for the famed venue to […]

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The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets Aggi Sverrisson, Patron Chef Of The Michelin-Starred, Texture

Aggi Sverrisson is the patron chef and owner of the Michelin- starred restaurant Texture and he’s on a mission to bring the cooking and ingredients of his native Iceland to London. We met up with him to discuss why we should all be eating skyr, how to make Christmas cooking less stressful and his food predictions for 2019. Texture is known for its Icelandic ingredients and dishes, what is the ethos behind Icelandic cooking? Iceland’s culinary ethos has its foundations in simplicity and purity, with a strong focus on seasonal and local produce. The harsh Icelandic climate means that traditionally, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Turkey Not Your Thing? Check Out These Alternative Christmas Feasts

Tired of turkey? Starting to feel like a pig in a blanket? Finally had enough of stuffing? Then it’s time for a change and London’s restaurants are here to deliver. From Indian twists on Christmas classics to vegetarian banquets and platters of sushi, here are some of the best alternative feasts this Christmas: Indian Accent Having opened at the end of last year, Indian Accent has survived its first twelve months and is back with a Christmas menu that puts Executive Chef Manis Mehrotra’s spin on the classics. Dishes include turkey tikka meatballs and cumin maple Brussels sprouts, as well […]

News

London’s Most Instagrammable Loos Get A Christmas Makeover

All we want for Christmas is for our toilets to look like these! Sketch has done it again with their Christmas loo offerings, making us wonder whether Santa has arrived early and given London’s most Instagrammable toilets a festive sprucing-up. They wow-ed us with a spooky facelift during Halloween and now, the loos that have customers spending more time in there “doing it for the gram” than sat at the table dining are getting ready for the festive season, wrapped up in festive theme. We definitely give a cr*p about them, that’s for sure… https://www.instagram.com/p/BqI54MQF6Zy/ A scroll through Instagram has […]

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