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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

This year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants has seen some exciting changes. Most notably Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana (Italy) has been squeezed off the top spot by Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA). The full-scale renovation and redesign obviously having worked in their favour catapulting the restaurant from third to first place. While London’s The Clove Club has clung on to their place at twenty-six. The Ledbury has sadly fallen a surprising thirteen places. Having placed fourteenth in 2016 they now reside at number twenty-seven and are left nipping at the heels of their London competitor. On a more positive note Heston Blumenthal’s Knightsbridge […]

Aqua Nueva
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Film And Food At Aqua Nueva

Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar is a legend in the industry, having directed classics like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Volver and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! And now he’s a legend at Aqua Nueva where he’s going to be immortalised in a special menu in his honour. Coinciding with the BFI London Film Festival, Head Chef Yahir Gonzalez will be presenting his new menu to bring to life the most iconic scenes and characters from Almodóvar’s films. For instance, guests will be able to enjoy dishes like a palate cleansing gazpacho inspired by Women on […]

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London’s First Guacamole and Tequila Bar

We need to taco bout Cantina Laredo, because just when we thought we couldn’t love Mexican cuisine more, the modern Mexican restaurant in Covent Garden hit us with the most mexcellent news we’ve had all week. This winter sees London’s first dedicated guacamole and tequila bar open within the restaurant, where the in-house ‘Guacamaestro’ (are they still taking applications..?) will theatrically prepare ‘The Great Eight Guacamoles’ right in front of you, as you sip on margaritas from the certified ‘Tequilistas’. Either way, if they were looking for a way to brighten up our winter, they’ve guacked it. Cantina Laredo only […]

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Immersive Bottomless Cheese Festival

We literally can’t think of anything that we’d rather be immersed in more than cheese. We love cheese. Everyone loves cheese. If the idea of being a human fondue sets you off, then you’re going to love what’s coming to Greenwich this Christmas. A giant, immersive cheeseboard.  You gauda believe it! Greenwich events space Studio 338 is gearing up to host a huge cheese festival in the run up to Christmas and it sounds delicious. The main attraction: a great big cheeseboard with towering blocks of cheeses. Scuttle round the cheeseboard like mice in a seriously infested kitchen (or, if […]

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What to do This Weekend: 13th – 15th October

The evenings may be drawing in, the leaves are changing colour, but there’s so much going on in London that we’ve no time to mourn, let’s instead go and stuff our faces with chocolate at The Chocolate Show, or swig rum at RumFest or beer at Heist Bank Beer Festival. It’s Diwali too, there’s afternoon tea at The Roof Gardens, there really is something for everyone! The Roof Gardens and Babylon What: Afternoon tea at The Roof Gardens Why: When is afternoon tea in an English country garden not afternoon tea in an English country garden? When it’s afternoon tea […]

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Immersive Afternoon Tea Experience

Afternoon tea with a serving of scandal! Scandal Water at The London EDITION, the afternoon tea concept reminiscent of the gossipy afternoon teas of 19th century high society, is getting another twist. To celebrate the new Portraits Collection from luxury perfume house Penhaligon’s, comprising a series of scents inspired by the secrets of the British aristocracy, Punch Room is pairing scents from the collection with its food and drink offerings to enrich the tastes and create a truly multisensory experience. This godscent is just what we’ve been waiting for. First up on the Portraits Collection is Monsieur Beauregard: based on […]

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Glow in the Dark Tacos at LOSTACOS

A mezcal-fuelled fiesta and glow in the dark tacos, that’s what you can expect from LOSTACOS. Taking place at Doodle Bar in Bermondsey, the Day of the Dead pop-up is the work of Quest for Bold Flavour, a team who have searched high and low for the best dishes from around the world. After two years of research and we imagine a lot of eating, they have come to the conclusion that the humble Mexican taco is the planet’s greatest culinary achievement. The experience starts with mezcal cocktails and if you get there early enough you can try Pensador Mezcal, […]

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Camino
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A Real Taste Of Spain At Camino

How do you top opening four hugely successful Spanish restaurants? Open a fifth! Camino Group, responsible for Camino restaurants in Monunent, Bankside, Blackfriars and King’s Cross (not to mention Bar Pepito in King’s Cross), are opening their next venture in Shoreditch and it’s looking like it’ll be fantastic. Camino was set up by Richard Bigg; inspired by a roadtrip in an old-style Mini through rural Spain he was fired up to bring that traditional Spanish taste back to London. A decade and five restaurants later it’s clearly a vision that has gone down incredibly well with Londoners. The latest incarnation […]

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The Cool Cats Are In St James’s For London Restaurant Festival

“Bustopher Jones is not skin and bones, In fact, he’s remarkably fat. He doesn’t haunt pubs – he has eight or nine clubs, For he’s the St James’s Street Cat!” T.S. Elliot’s catty creation, later immortalised by the Lloyd-Webber musical Cats, will, we’re sure, be donning his white spats for The London Restaurant Festival. The annual event celebrates the range and wealth of the city’s restaurants and St James’s is perfectly placed to shine nearly as much as Bustopher’s “coat of fastidious black”. This postage stamp of an area, hemmed in by Mayfair to the North and Westminster below, may […]

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The Southbank Igloos Return!

Jimmy’s Lodge is returning to Southbank! It may only be October, but that’s certainly not going to stop us getting ready to jingle those bells and cross our fingers for a white Christmas. Luckily for us, we are not alone in our wintery enthusiasm, as Jimmy and his team are back for 2017, and on hand with a whole lot of festive cheer – and more importantly, fondue. For only 50 days on London’s Southbank, the capital’s alpine enthusiasts are welcomed from far and wide to enjoy the treats of Jimmy’s Lodge. Perched cosily on the edge of the Thames, […]

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