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Here’s Why You Should Head To Min Jiang Right Now

According to Google ‘shēngrì kuàilè’ is ‘happy birthday’ in Chinese. Assuming Google’s not mugging me off in the same way I told my little brother that ‘voulez vous coucher avec moi’ was the proper way to order a glass of milk, then a big shēngrì kuàilè to Min Jiang, who turn ten this month. The hit restaurant at the top of the Royal Garden Hotel has not only passed the test of time but has redefined Chinese fine dining in London. Founded in 2008, the restaurant has won a slew of awards thanks to Head Chef Han alongside his Master Dim […]

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by CHLOE Expands to Tower Bridge

What: by CHLOE is the super successful US-based, plant-based, fast-casual restaurant that took London by storm when it landed here at the end of last year. New? Their Tower Bridge venue opened last month, following the massive popularity of the original UK venue in Covent Garden. First Impression: It’s a little tricky to find, Google Maps had a right old time trying to find it and I doubled my 6-minute journey from London Bridge trying to hunt it down. When I finally slipped down the side road and found it, I was surprised at how empty it was. I went […]

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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, […]

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Gluten Free Brunching at Beyond Bread

What: Nowadays, like insta-stories and slogan T’s, brunch is a “thing-to-do”, consuming our Sunday’s with bloody Mary’s and eggs Florentine. Could we call it a trend? Probably not, as it looks like the tasty alternative to breakfast and lunch – but rather a conglomerate of the two –  is here to stay, and I’m not complaining. A hop on the bustling Saturday morning tube to Islington saw me visit Beyond Bread, a bakery that opened-up-shop in Fitzrovia in 2015, and has since expanded onto a counter in Selfridges and a second branch in Islington, that I had the pleasure of […]

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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 […]

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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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Openings & Launches

Biggest Lunch Market in East London by KERB

As a developing professional adult, it’s difficult to find a good place to eat for lunch, because you don’t ever want to stick with the same shmuck every. single. day. Especially when repeating orders so often, that the server knows it by heart too! There’s no rest for the heat that is drastically increasing our appetites, to be accompanied with a cold drink, but here’s a solution to the people who can’t make their minds as to where they want to eat for lunch. KERB is launching a new site at St. Katherine’s Docks, East London – their sixth and […]

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A Decade of Music at Quaglino’s

It’s always a banger when you go to a fancy restaurant and you get live musical entertainment. Though they’re not playing modern music, the impeccable taste could be enjoyed by generations through and through. Take a trip back in time and as you taste the savoury food served, your attention will be diverted somewhere else, you’ll see. This summer until the end of August, Quaglino’s is launching a series of musical performances, “Q Decades – A Musical Journey Through the Years”, starting with a special attendance by singing icon Jocelyn Brown, who will be performing hits including the legendary club […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

11 Ways to Enjoy Wimbledon

New balls please, it’s Wimbledon again. But rather than joining a queue that stretches to Morden and back, or desperately trying to break through a human wall twenty bodies thick at an SW19 bar, then here are some ideas for you that will be far more sophisticated and enjoyable. Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar London Waterloo (0.3 miles) What: Free Flowing Pimms Why: Wimbledon isn’t Wimbledon without Pimm’s so Gillray’s is letting you swap the bottomless G&Ts in the G&T afternoon tea for free-flowing Pimm’s. Either tuck into a free flowing afternoon tea or strawberries and cream. Go steady though, we all know […]

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Tantalising Top Floor Flavours: We Review Soho’s Viet Lounge

What: I am so fond of Soho and equally as fond of Chinatown. This whole segment of London has got such a great vibe, and I really feel like I’m slap bang in the centre of the London buzz whenever I’m there. It’s also a food-well-travelled foodie haven for the “do-it-for-the-grammers”, with a whole host of eateries favouring specific cuisines. This time, our visit to Soho took us to Viet Lounge, which can be found a couple of floors up in Viet Food. As the name suggests, it’s an oasis of all things Vietnamese, which is actually – and this […]

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A Chef Series Of Shakespearian Proportions

If we learn one thing from Romeo and Juliet, besides maybe checking the other person’s dead before poisoning yourself, it’s ‘Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers’; which at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe won’t be a problem at all. Allan Pickett’s new chef series will have everyone from the cooks down licking their fingers like they’re Soleros, and possibly their plates too, given the talent that’s headed their way. The bankside restaurant, by Shakespeare’s Globe and sat on the edge of the Thames, will see three chefs collaborating with Pickett, each creating two courses of a four-course menu. The menus, designed to […]

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