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Food that’s in Fashion: Joe’s Café Relaunches

Joe’s Café looks like the type of place one might stumble across during a trip to pick up Miranda Priestly’s steak in Runway – smooth, sleek and unapologetically cool. Now, the much-loved city staple is relaunching under the direction of new head chef Anupam Som, after first opening in 1984. Housed within fashion store JOSEPH on Sloane Square, the fashion empire began in 1972 by the late Jospeh Ettedgui, and we’re grateful to him for feeding not only our appetites, but our fashion cravings too. The new menu includes starters of marinated heritage beetroot, and smoked salmon with avocado, olive oil […]

Travel

10 reasons to visit Parma, Italy’s foodie city

If you’ve visited Rome and checked out Venice and are now looking for your next Italian city to explore or you are a sucker for a food (so that’s all of us then), the Parma needs to be next on your list. Less touristy than the other major cities but with just as much history, culture and even more food and produce, here are ten reasons to visit the city: Culatello di Zibello DOP Like salumi? Then you have to try Culatello. The salty, garlicky, cold meat made from the hind legs of adult pork is recognisable from its signature […]

Hotels

Hosting a Summer Party? Check Out These Unique Spaces

Want to host a summer party but don’t have space in your flat? Want to have a garden party but your garden isn’t much more than a couple of concrete slabs that you have to share with the house next door? Or is it your job to organise the office summer shindig? Whatever the reason might be, London once again has delivered with a whole host of unique venues for you to host your summer party. The Petersham Richmond (0.8 miles) What: Country House Setting Why: What makes the River Room so perfect for summer parties is that it has […]

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Made In Chelsea? Only If It’s From Tom’s Kitchen

What: I operate a long but, thanks to this job, ever decreasing bucket list of London restaurants I absolutely must visit at some point and Tom Aikens was always on it. I used to live a stone’s throw away from the Cale Street restaurant, though you’d probably find testing this theory would land you with a sizeable Aston Martin repair bill in this corner of Chelsea, back when Tom Aikens’ Restaurant was THE place to be seen. I’d walk longingly past, but the eponymous chef had already won two Michelin stars by the age of 26 and his restaurant was […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Regent Street’s Free Summer Festival Returns

If you dream of walking across Regent Street without having to contend with the black cabs and buses then we can help. We’re not miracle workers and we can’t banish all motorbikes forever, but we can tell you about Summer Streets which is back this July for the sixth consecutive year. Each Sunday throughout July, Regent Street will be closed to traffic so that we can make the most of the iconic street with a free summer festival and with talks of London being further pedestrianised, those cars have just got to get use to it. Events taking place include […]

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The Trendiest Place to Eat Pizza: Canova Hall

What: Not your typical Italian restaurant, Canova Hall is straying from traditional options and giving Italian food a 21st century make-over. First Impression: There were a lot of attractive people at Canova Hall and not like Chelsea kind of attractive where everyone has an element of part time model about them but a lot of normal attractive people milling about, including staff I may add. On The Menu: The casual, Italian menu has everything you would expect from an Italian like pizza and pasta and a tonne of a cheese plus, seeing as Canova Hall is in trendy Brixton, a load […]

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Openings & Launches

Tom Kerridge Set to Open Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at the Corinthia This September

The instantly recognisable, Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge will be opening his first London restaurant this September, with an equally recognisable ‘does what it says on the tin’ restaurant, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill. After announcing last year that his plans to open a restaurant at Jumeirah Carlton hotel had fallen through, another hotel stepped up and now, the restaurant will occupy the previous home of Corinthia Hotel’s restaurant Massimo. Updating their own designs, David Collins studios will be giving the restaurant a new look, with a dark green and burgundy colour palette, a rotisserie bar where diners can watch large joints of […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Immersive Ice-Cream Pop Up Coming to London

Known for their dream-esque, Willy Wonka like pop-ups and experiences, Bompass & Parr are now turning their hands to food as they launch The British Museum of Food with an exhibition all about ice cream. SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World will have you walking through luminescent caves complete with glow-in-the-dark ice cream, experiencing a sub-zero ice chamber to taste a vanilla ice cream cloud and trying unusual flavours like a daffodil flavoured ice that was around back in 1750, those Georgians were certainly pioneering. You’ll also be able to explore the world’s largest never before seen collection of ice […]

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Openings & Launches

Huckster, Bringing New York to Paddington

If you’re a fellow traveler coming to and fro from Paddington and always waiting for your train at the station, take the time to visit Paddington Central for a new space that is retro New York inspired. Huckster is a new all-day dining and drinking destination, designed as an urban market for you to pick out food and drinks only available there. There will also be a bar serving exceptional cocktails and American craft beers, plus a coffee shop perfect for breakfast and brunch. The interior will convey the grit and glamour of 1980s Manhattan art scene, with a DJ […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Turns Out Our April Fool’s Joke Isn’t a Joke…

It was our absurd April Fool’s joke that seemed to have a few readers duped into believing that you really could eat dog food in Dalston – you laugh but it seems that our jinx has turned out to be true and the last laugh is on us. We’re such trendsetters. Why? Because pet food company Freshpet is offering diners the chance to eat the same food as their dogs. In a bid to show you that their food isn’t made from leftovers, chemical and artificial ingredients or waste cuts, you can eat spaghetti and meatballs chicken fajitas and shepherd’s […]

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