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Get Ready For The 5th Annual London Bridge Open Kitchen

We might be in the middle of a heatwave, but that shouldn’t stop you making a beeline for the food festival happening this weekend in London Bridge, it’ll be buzzing. This year is the 5th annual feast of London Bridge Open Kitchen, celebrating the best of food and drink from the local area and located right in front of the station so ready to embrace you this weekend with the whiff and a slap of flavourful tastes in the air. The festival will feature all sorts of chefs and kitchen activities, and not only is it out in the open, it’s also […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

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 […]

Openings & Launches

The Wolseley’s On The Move… To Bicester

Guess which is the UK’s third most popular tourist attraction? No, not the Tower of London or the V&A, it’s… Bicester Village. Now guess where The Wolseley is opening their first spin-off restaurant? Bingo, you got it. With more visitors than the National Gallery or the Tate Modern, 6.4 million tourists will now have the chance to visit Café Wolseley as London’s best-loved breakfast spot heads to the Oxfordshire high-end shopping mall. The Café Wolseley offering will mirror its venerable parent in many ways, not least stylistically with hand-painted Chinese murals (a smart move given Bicester Village’s first and second […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Mr Lyan Launches Secret Garden Supper Clubs

This supper club series might just have it all:  a secret location; alfresco dining and the award-winning Ryan Chetiywardana (Mr Lyan) and Douglas McMaster hosting. Hoxton restaurant, Cub is on the move this summer with three supper clubs all taking place in community gardens across London with the exact location only revealed the day before.  Don’t worry you will get to the see postcode before you buy tickets, otherwise what are the chances that you’ll be working in Chiswick and you’ll go for the one that is revealed to be in Haggerston…not that there is an event in Haggerston, or […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

There’s a Month Long Food Festival Coming to Waterloo

Waterloo Food Month is upon us, and the theme this year is Flavours of the Waterloo World. This festival is one of the most eclectic food gatherings in London, with events ranging from World Cup screenings to live debates. There will be night markets, cake lock -ins (no you’re not dreaming), gin and jazz nights and even a grand Foodbank charity banquet throughout July. The food festival kicks off with a street party on 28th June with food from every part of the world. There will be live music, alcohol galore and a giant screen to allow football fans a […]

Openings & Launches

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 […]

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The Mondrian’s Hidden Treasure: We Review Sea Containers

What: The Mondrian Hotel, Southbank, is quite the treasure trove and we sure got an opportunity to delve in during our visit. Sauntering in on a Tuesday evening, our first stop was the Dandelyan Botanical Suite, housed inside the hotel. We tried a mix of cocktails in the exquisite jungle looking room, one of which featured (and I kid you not) ingredients taken from black ants and zebra tarantulas. I wish I could say I despised the taste, but they were weirdly delicious. But, I digress, the point of our visit post creepy crawly cocktails, was to dine at Sea […]

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Things to do Outdoors

Seas the Day and Set Sail on London’s Best Boat Bars

What’s better than a bar? A bar that floats – that’s what. And oh buoy, do us Londoners like to be beside the seaside (or anchored up in a London borough, but you get the gist). So, with Summer upon us we’ve rounded up the best boat bars, to anchorage you to have a tipple or two in the sun, whilst riding the waves. What do you wrecken? We personally think it’s aboat time you have an explore. And before you ask, no I’m not the world’s worst speller, just reel nauti when it comes to boat puns. And don’t […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Claridge’s Masterclass For Home Cooks

I’m not the best cook out there, but I can still survive on my cooking… I think. I doubt I’ll be hosting dinner parties any time soon. And when I’m too lazy to cook, I go to a restaurant. Relatable enough? Well if you’re interested in improving your cooking skills, so you don’t end up wasting money on restaurant dishes, why not learn to be able to make them at home? Following the success of Claridge’s cookbook, they are launching a series of masterclasses to teach home cooks that are eager to discover the secrets behind their menu. Guests will […]


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 […]

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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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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

German Gymnasium Drink to our Icons

Cocktails, like pieces of art, are a thing of beauty – especially circa 5.30pm on a Friday when you’ve barged past every fellow commuter, sashayed your way on to the escalator and pushed through the tiny tube door gap, to ride off into the sunset, and get your hands on one. Well, the next time 5.30pm tolls and the Sex on the Beach isn’t ruffling your feathers anymore, how about getting yourself down to German Gymnasium’s Meister Bar to sample their brand new ‘Icons’ cocktail menu? The menu pairs 12 new cocktails with celebrated names from the catwalk, art exhibitions […]

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