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Think You Know About Burma? Have You Tried The Food?

We know so much about the changing political situations in Burma that it comes as a bit of a surprise to realise that we understand so little about the culture, if someone asked you who Aung San Sui Kui is, you’d (hopefully) have no difficulty in identifying her. If someone asked you what food they eat in Burma, you’d likely struggle. Which is one of the reasons Lahpet is important, a Burmese restaurant opening in Shoreditch next month. The other is the brilliant food. Lahpet has proven itself over the last year with its year-long Hackney popup, and now they’ve […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Pornstar Martini That Comes With An Actual Pornstar

What’s your ideal dinner party? Normally Nelson Mandela’s a given, let’s put him between Princess Di and Obama, and maybe seat Elvis across from Stephen Hawking, chat among yourselves while I go and check on the chilli… But at Absurd Bird they’ve got a different approach, why not instead eat chicken wings with a porn star? Given everyone on my list is dead, except Obama (and he’s not returning my calls), I’ve probably got to admit I’ve more chance of getting round a table with the porn star anyway. But well I might, she (or he) comes (ahem) with an […]

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The Med Comes To Pimlico

Omar’s Place: where is it? What is it? Why are we talking about it? The very name makes us think we already know and love it. It sounds like a familiar establishment that we frequent only too often. Or at least it will be. Omar’s Place is bringing a slice of the Mediterranean spice to Pimlico. Unsurprisingly it is the creation of the restaurateur Omar Shabaan. Though he was born in Egypt and into a family that runs a very well-established Andrea Mariouteya hospitality group, London has always been Omar’s city of choice, and now his dreams are about to […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Power List: Foodie Destinations Coming to Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station is rapidly transforming; not only into an iconic development of one of the capital’s best-loved buildings, but also into a foodie destination. With Battersea Power Station already proving a draw for locals, the calibre of eateries in the area is likely to be high, so here’s a quick glance at what’s already opened in this former wasteland between Vauxhall and Battersea.

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What to do This Weekend

Here’s How You Should Be Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick, probably history’s most successful pest control operative, will be celebrated this weekend with all the drunken vigour that he deserves. This human Rentokill ridded the Emerald Isle of its snake problem back in the 5th century, and was rightly patron-sainted for his efforts, which is why Ireland will drop everything and head to the pub this Saturday to celebrate him. And so can you, as London will be doing likewise. Here’s some ideas…

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What To Do This Weekend: 16th – 18th March

This weekend there are plenty of events and deliciously naughty treats to entice you out and about. From new Spring pudding menus, to live music, and bottomless brunches. There is no excuse for you not to be a social butterfly and make the most of your days off.

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Reviews

We Review: Arthur Hooper’s Vegan Menu

What: Arthur Hooper’s is a European restaurant in London Bridge that takes the hustle and bustle and history of Borough Market and brings it cleanly into the 21st century. No wandering through the stalls and queuing in the cold, Arthur Hooper’s will have you seated in comfortable black leather seats and feasting on deliciously put together dishes. New? While Arthur Hooper’s opened in May last year, its namesake, fruit salesman Arthur Hooper, has a slightly richer history as he occupied 8 Stoney Street back in the days when Queen Victoria ruled. Where? 8 Stoney Street, London Bridge, SE1 9AA www.arthurhoopers.co.uk […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Caramel London Launches In Knightsbridge

The contemporary American restaurant heading to Knightsbridge

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Win A Whole Cow With Smith & Wollensky

  Alright folks listen up, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity (okay, maybe a once a month opportunity)! Do you know someone totally Moo Mad? Someone, who hasn’t succumbed to the latest Vegan trend, and doesn’t faint or curl their lip in disgust at the sight of meat? If the answer is yes, then things are about to get very exciting for you. Come the end of March you could be the proud winner of a cow. Yes, a whole cow. Before you start panicking as to whether it will fit in your box room or deliberating whether […]

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Is This The Finest Indian Restaurant In London?

What? The ancient Indian city of Benares is the holiest of holy cities, so it’s wholly appropriate that its London namesake should be one of the best Indian restaurants in the country. And one I had to make a pilgrimage to. New? Mark Twain once wrote that “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend”, but Benares the restaurant is actually a mere 16 years old. Where? Sitting on the Eastern edge of Berkeley Square, the restaurant commands possibly one of the most prime locations in London. The look: A friendly doorman holds open the door […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

12 Ways To Celebrate This Mother’s Day 2018

This Sunday it’s time to celebrate the leading ladies in our lives, our mums and the women who have raised us. They’ve been there through the ups and downs, they’ve seen it all, from our first steps when we were sweet and innocent to our angsty teenage years and confusing twenties. The least they deserve is an afternoon to be treated with a glass or three of prosecco. If you’re yet to choose what to do, check out some of the best events taking place throughout London. Park Chinois Park Chinois will be serving a special Mother’s Day lunch and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Grate Expectations: There’s a 3 Day Cheese Festival Coming

Easter weekend, normally a weekend dedicated to hot cross buns, lamb, Easter eggs and the obligatory Simnel cake but this year, break away from tradition and swap the chocolate sweats for the cheese sweats… they’re both dairy induced anyway. Grate Expectations will be returning with Cheese Town 3.0. for three days of gluttonous cheese eating. Taking up residency at Flat Iron Square in Borough, they’ll be joined by the likes of Mac to the Future, Meltsmiths, The Raclette Brothers and True North Poutine Co, who’ll all be serving up more cheese than you can imagine and most certainly eat. Gorge […]

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