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Sh*t Just Got Rialto: Venice Icon Harry’s Arrives In London

Venice, one of the most romantic cities on the globe, inspiration for Canaletto, Hemingway and the James Bond people, with nearly as many canals as Birmingham and a history that’s rich with intrigue, power and greed. But has it got an M&M World? Well Venetian sophistication is coming to the West End. One of the most luxurious restaurants in the floating city is Harry’s Bar, famous for its Bellinis and its carpaccio, both of which it lays claim to. Quite how you ‘invent’ raw meat is a mystery, and personally I think they should have quit after the Bellini, but […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

TONIGHT: The Saké Event Not To Miss

For goodness saké, did you miss the start of world saké season again? The season officially opened on October 1st, on what’s officially called Nihonshu, but don’t worry, you can still get involved. And thanks to Japanese restaurant and saké bar Sakagura, located on Mayfair’s Heddon Street, we can all be involved via their saké tasting journey. Saké is a Japanese rice wine, a sort of cross between beer and wine and a delicacy in the land of the rising sun. And here too, if you know where to get it. So why not attend Sakagura’s own mini saké and spirit […]

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Is This The Sexiest Chinese Food In Town?

What: So while most of us might be used to eating Chinese food on our laps in front of the telly, high-end Chinese restaurant Park Chinois has a more luxurious idea of dinner and entertainment. Replace Chinese from your local take-away with Mayfair standard Asian cuisine and replace watching Gogglebox with top-quality cabaret. New? Park Chinois is at the forefront of London’s fast-growing cabaret scene, so while they’re dab hands at putting on a show, their latest offering is brand new. First Impression: The opulence at Park Chinois is palpable, as soon as I put my pauper foot through the door […]

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Openings & Launches

These Hot New Restaurants Just Opened

Whilst August was slower on the uptake when it came to restaurant openings, September has been alive with new locations throwing open their swing doors, causing members of the public to shout hey, hey good looking, what’ve you got cooking? So, here are all the places spoiling us rotten when it comes to choosing an away from home eater. From British produce at The Montagu Kitchen to a bar with a sole dedication to David Bowie. There’s been something for everyone to enjoy this month and beyond. Kahani Chelsea got a new restaurant this month, Kahani, from chef Peter Joseph. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Right Royal Brunch Arrives

Brunch just got the royal treatment. No, not a story about Meghan Markle’s latest morning routine (The Tig, how we miss you!) but instead news that Indian restaurant Jamavar will be turning their Michelin star talent toward the our favourite culinary portmanteau (‘dunch’ can get in the sea). The Royal Brunch is inspired by the seven princely states of India, and takes dishes from each very different region of the sub continent. Commenting on the new opening, Jamavar co-founder Samyukta Nair puts it like this: “Much like Jamavar, The Royal Brunch will be inspired by the Viceroy’s exuberant home in […]

Reviews

You Batter Try This Yorkshire Pudding Brunch

What: There are many reasons why I love autumn, for 1) the clothes, goodbye dresses that get hot and sticky and hello jumpers, tailored coats and boots 2) no more having to spend every single minute outside for fear of not making the most of the weather and 3) you can now eat comfort food again (although admittedly eating 3 burgers and 2 hotdogs as you would at a BBQ is no longer acceptable which doesn’t seem particularly fair). And I have found the perfect comfort food brunch, at Mark Hix’s restaurant Tramshed in Shoreditch. New? The brunch launched at […]

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Counter Culture: London’s Best Counter Dining

For some, dining out is a private affair. However, at the other end of the spectrum comes counter dining; pulling up a pew at the kitchen and really immersing one selves in the whole fandango of it all. With counter culture heating up in London, we thought it time to pull together some of our favourite’s. They may say too many chef’s spoil the broth, but these places are most certainly exceptions to the rule…

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8 of London’s Most Edible Bakeries

When you live in a capital where there are bakeries by the dozen, it’s hard to know where to choose! London is awash with sweet spots, from plaited loaves, to baked goods to cakes that look like they’ve fallen for heaven. Sweet tooth or no, there’s something for everyone when it comes to London’s bakeries, and we want a piece of all of them! So why not give one of them a visit? It’s a piece of cake! Kova Patisserie Kova Patisserie boasts a whole lotta green, primarily in the form of matcha, matcha and more matcha! The Soho based Japanese patisserie specialises […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Cocktail Menus Shaking Up London

‘Cocktail’, except for the slightly anatomical reference, it’s got to be our favourite word. ‘Want to come for cocktails?’, ‘I’m just mixing a cocktail’, how great does that sound? Well, thankfully we live in quite possibly the perfect city to make the most of them. And with cocktail week around the corner (expect plenty of noise from us then), it’s cocktail menu unveiling season with plenty of new menus hitting London’s bars and restaurants. So here’s our roundup of some of the most enjoyable or just down-right intriguing. GŎNG Bang a GŎNG! We’re drinking the highest cocktail in London! The […]

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New Vegan Venues That Can’t Be Beet

We now know that being a vegan doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to a life of kale and lettuce. Vegan street food, fast food and bakeries are now even more popular than before. I couldn’t even tell the vegan corndog I had the other day was plant based (although I don’t know if that is just because corndogs don’t tend to taste like meat anyway…) but either way it was good, it satisfied my carnivorous side and I didn’t break my Meat Free Monday. Whether you’re like myself and you dabble or you’re fully fledged here are […]

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These London Milkshakes Will Bring All The Boys to The Yard

These shakes are bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S . They’re also chocolate, strawberry and any number of flavours between. Welcome to London’s best shakes…   Ben’s Canteen What: There’s no can’t in canteen Why: Credit-where-credit’s-due Ben’s Canteen do a bloody good milkshake they absolutely belongs in this list. The brunch maestros who do a fantastic burger and a pretty mean bottomless everything also produce some of London’s best milkshakes. Available in chocolate, vanilla or banana and peanut butter, you can also opt to make it ‘hard’ by adding rum, whisky or cognac. Where: Battersea and Earlsfield Website: www.benscanteen.com   All Star Lanes What: […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Leicester Square’s First Rooftop Terrace

Leicester Square is renowned for oozing Britishness, a place cemented in our culture as rather a hot-spot for the odd bit of celeb-spotting, coupled with the occasional fan-screaming premiere. In fact, as a Londoner I still feel entirely out of my depth after a leisurely Leicester square loiter, what with its booming crowds and grandiose nature. Suffice to say, Hotel Indigo at 1 Leicester Square is quite the staple and most certainly a place-to-go, even more so now it’s got a whopping new rooftop terrace. As the only rooftop terrace in Leicester Square, it most provide the best film premiere […]

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