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Going Once, Going Twice… Auction Against Hunger at Market Hall

Instead of a lazy Sunday nursing sore heads on the sofa, how does a whole market hall of food sound? London’s top chefs, bars and street food traders will congregate in Market Hall at Borough for Auction Against Hunger, an event that will take place for its 6th year. To date, there have been over half a million pounds for charity raised, with guests bidding on a range of food and drink experiences in live auction hosted by Tom Best. The event, supported by Tonic, is a feel-good-foodie event that will make you feel slightly less guilty about excessive indulging, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Gelato Pop-ups, Cheese Wheels and Bottomless Brunches: Summer at Bocconcino

This weather, it’s great we’ve had a scorcher of week and it’s set to continue, but here’s my British gripe about the weather. Don’t you find that London just isn’t equipped? The trains fall apart, the tubes are unbearably muggy, and most offices don’t have aircon. You think you’ll skip out of the house in a summer dress, having woken up with the sun and live life at a slower pace, read your book in the sun, have drinks on a terrace. In reality you’re stuck on a B.O riddled bus, a wasp gets near your picnic and the terrace […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Forking Good Food: Farmer J Opens 2nd Restaurant

Farmer J is opening its second London restaurant for all those city-dwellers hungry for a taste of the British fields. With its hearty breakfast Fieldtrays packed with food like hash browns, flank steak and spicy shakshuka, as well as bagels with lox and cream cheese and sourdough goodies from Fortitude Bakery, you won’t be able to walk by on your morning commute without stopping. Lunch each day is cooked with natural ingredients, and 90% of food is made on-site. Charred tofu steak with white miso and whole roasted cauliflower will delight vegans, and it doesn’t hurt that all ingredient are […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Best Supper Clubs and Pop-Ups For You This July

Summer is all about enjoying yourself, indulging and just having fun. Find yourself experiencing London in the best way possible this summer: food, friends and parties! If you enjoy eating, socialising and partying, then supper clubs are probably for you, so here’s a selection of London’s best this month… The Little Blue Door What: Home away from home Why: When the clock strikes 12 for lunchtime, The Little Blue Door is hosting lunch roasts for guests that want to come together. It’s a weekly social event that turns strangers into friends, and friends into family, because you’ll be hanging out […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

11 of London’s Best Dim Sum Restaurants

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Mister Fitz’s: Doughnut Time Launch Ice Cream Pop-Up

They’re known for their outrageous doughnuts, but now Doughnut Time are turning their hand to ice-cream as they launch their own pop-up parlour Mister Fitz’s Finest Ice Cream. Opening today, they’ll be serving up ice cream sandwiches, because why eat your ice cream out of a cone when you can have it held together by two cookies? Each of the eight sandwiches will have their own distinctive character. Perhaps you’ll want to nibble on John Lemon, aka two lemon scoops served between vanilla cookies and topped with meringue or if you’re into chocolate then get stuck into Choc-ella Deville made […]

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Openings & Launches

18 of the Best New Openings in June

After our long, cold winter and a small dalliance with some sun a couple of months ago, it seems like summer is well and truly here. Once more we can venture back out to the new venues of London to drink beer in gardens, dine alfresco and stay up with cocktails because it’s still light and warm at 9pm…although 9pm is the latest because you don’t want to miss Love Island. Laurent What: New to Hotel Cafe Royal Why: This month saw the first European restaurant from the internationally renowned chef, Laurent Tourondel. Found on the first floor of the […]

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A Pick ‘n Mix of Cuisine: Isla Ray to Open in Deptford

If you’re an advocate for food-well-travelled, or if you find choosing whether to have an Indian or Chinese takeaway more challenging than rocket science, then new Deptford restaurant Isla Ray is the nomad-enticing, food conglomeration you need to try. Owner Rachael Dalton-Loveland has taken inspo from a range of places she’s visited across the globe, including Melbourne, to create a diverse menu created, as she describes, “through inspiration of places I have visited around the world and this is a medley of all my favourite.” Rachael’s menu of choice consists of salad bowls, meze plates filled with falafel, hummus, feta, […]

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Alfresco Bottomless Brunch at the New Soane’s Kitchen

A new restaurant and café is opening in the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, the country retreat of acclaimed British architect Sir John Soane built by him to entertain friends in 1800. Founder of catering company Social Pantry Alex Head is behind the exciting venture. Soane’s Kitchen has made an effort to reflect Soane’s love for entertainment in the decor of the café by creating an informal space with natural light and use of the gorgeous surrounding landscape. The spot will offer a quiet sanctuary in the middle of the city and restore an iconic London landmark. The […]

Best Brunches

The New Decadent, Bottomless-Brunch You Need to Try

What: Brunch, everyone Londoner’s favourite time of the week, the meal that can cure a hangover, start a hangover and means you can technically eat twice as much as it’s two meals in one, although, not actually advisable of course. When we heard that Sea Containers had just introduced new dishes to their brunch menu, we knew of course that we had to check it out. New? Whilst Sea Containers isn’t the brunch has just relaunched last month, bringing in new brunch dishes and on a Sunday a live band. The Setting: Sitting on London’s Southbank, Sea Containers can be […]

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