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Truman’s Returns, A Beer Giant Is Back

Truman’s is back! Again! Truman’s have been making beer from East London since 1666 and their legacy is writ across London, inscribed on pubs throughout the capital. But in 1989 Truman’s closed its doors seemingly for good, the brewery was sold off and is now an events and creative space.  That is, until a couple of beer enthusiasts decided to rescue the dormant brand and set up Truman’s mk 2 in 2010. Going from strength to strength Truman’s beer has been such a success that the brewery is opening its first pub in decades. The Newman Arms in Fitzrovia is an […]

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We Review: Brunch at Wright Brothers Battersea

What? We all know that a weekend isn’t really a weekend unless you have brunch and not ones to be left out of the weekend, the Wright Brothers Battersea have thrown their hat into the ring with a seafood brunch. New? Yes, the brunch launched just in time for the first Bank Holiday Monday this month and they’ll be open for this Bank Holiday Monday too. Where? Part of the new Circus West Village development around Battersea Power Station, you’ll find Wright Brothers Battersea at: 26 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, SW8 4NN www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk The Look: Designed by […]

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The Puppy Pool Party Brunch That’s Too Cute To Miss

With the mercury creeping up the dial it’s all the rage to head down to the local lido. Hampstead Ponds are basically one lithe, seething mass of humanity right now. But, not so great if you’re a dog. Sat there in a literal fur coat, banned from the fun, man’s best friend has good reason to feel distinctly unloved in the summer months. Unless you take them to M Restaurants. M Victoria is hosting a special pool party for dogs (and their owners) at their subterranean restaurant on Victoria Street featuring a pool, a celebrity artist and a ‘cook for […]

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Caravan-To-Go’s Takeaway Treats

When Wagamama told us they were introducing a take-away service, fist-pumps were felt all round. Why? Because nothing beats a katsu-curry to your doorstep. The moral of the story being, when your favourite eatery gives you the option to take-away, it’s a pretty great feeling. Especially for the more indulgent work lunch-breakers amongst us, for whom a cheese and ham sandwich just doesn’t cut it. Introducing Caravan-To-Go, an expansion of the takeout offer that the empire of Caravan restaurants offer. The concept will be introduced at the new restaurant in Fitzrovia, located in Yalding House, or for the music buffs, […]

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La Mia Mamma: The Chelsea Restaurant set to Champion Tradition

If we were to tell you that new restaurant La Mia Mamma, set to open in Chelsea, imported a different Italian “Mamma” each season from a different region, you’d probably think we were joking, right? Wrong. La Mia Mamma keeps to its word when it says it’s going to deliver dishes true to Italian culture and tradition. La Mia Mamma will ring out Italian tradition as strongly as if you picked up the “it’s your Dolmio day” family straight from the advert and placed them in a restaurant. Whilst some of us may think of bangers and mash or smiley potato […]

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We Review: Broadleaf

What? It’s not that I’m against sports, just that I find them impenetrable. It’s up there with Game of Thrones, I’m sure I’d love it if I’d been there at the start, but now it’s too complicated to try and get involved. Also, people crowing ‘We beat Man-U last night’ has been one of my bugbears since childhood, no ‘you’ didn’t, a bunch of foreign millionaires who play for a team in a place you’ve only got a tenuous claim over kicked a ball around for 90 minutes. So the thought of a sports bar, full of rugby shirts and […]

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English Wine Takes Centre Stage At OXO Tower

Think wine and you’re on the slopes of Chablis or the vineyards of Napa Valley, but perhaps less likely East Sussex. But then when you think of OXO you’re more likely to leap to the stock cubes, rather than one of London’s best restaurants. So it makes sense that OXO will be celebrating English wine week in style. English wine has spent the last decade evolving into something impressive and is now the focus of a British wine themed menu at OXO. Created by Jeremy Bloor, OXO Tower’s Executive Head Chef, and Diego Muntoni, Head Sommelier, the menu sees six tasting […]

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The Festival for Foodies Returns This Summer

At the end of a long working week, most like to turn to their favourite tipple on a Friday night and, whilst vodka isn’t always the answer, it’s worth a shot, right? For those of you reading the above and already catching that Friday feeling, you’ll be pleased to learn of Russian Standard Vodka’s announcement that it will be joining in the fun at this years’ Foodies Festival. Quite literally one for the foodies, the festival will be gracing Syon Park with its culinary presence for three days this month, featuring the aptly named ‘Raise Your Standards in Vodka’ bar. […]

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Japan House Arrives in Kensington

For those prone to thinking solely of the martial arts, Hello Kitty or sushi when Japan comes to mind, get ready for your horizons to be considerably widened. Bringing a dose of Japan to the capital, Japan House is set to open next month as the first of its kind in Europe, following other sites in San Paulo and Los Angeles. So, what can we find inside? Well, lovers of all things Japanese, how do three entire floors dedicated to the culture sound? Possessing all things synonymous with the country, the house will feature a temporary exhibition gallery, events space, […]

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Seafood Restaurant ‘Bucket’ Anchors up in Westbourne Grove

As the all too familiar saying goes “there are plenty more fish in the sea”, a motto new seafood restaurant, Bucket, seem oh so familiar with. Washing up in Westbourne Grove this May, the seafood haven promises dishes by the bucket load, coupled with an inside attitude as laid-back and breezy as Otis Redding must have felt, Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay. With sustainability at the helm, husband and wife team Georgie Godik Hayward and Adam Hayward prove the sea is for sharing with this new venture, mixing the classics with seasonal specials. So, what can we expect […]

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