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Festive Treats At Fortnum’s Lodge Somerset House

Fortnum and Mason has partnered up with Somerset House and together they have curated the perfect winter experience. Whether you’re looking for a cosy evening in the company of a special someone, or a place to celebrate the festive yule tide with your friends and family, this is it. Ice skating at Somerset House is a fantastic experience in itself, with the gorgeous backdrop of the old public building with the rink open to the stars and the crisp night air. Now you can collapse and gorge yourselves silly on the most fantastic menu put on by Fortnum and Mason. […]

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The New Wimbledon Champion

What’s the betting that during next Wimbledon Championships the place to catch sight of the tennis stars won’t be somewhere shishy in Wimbledon Village, but down the hill at Darwin & Wallace’s latest opening? Upmarket pub chain Darwin & Wallace specialise in quintessential village pubs and already have a presence Chelsea, Clapham, Richmond, Chiswick and Battersea with successes like No 1a Duke Street and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station which have both won accolades as ‘Best Pub’ at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. Their latest opening, in Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village, dubbed with the utilitarian No 29 […]

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There’s Another Ivy, But This One’s Different

The Ivy genie is well and truly out of the bottle, those guys can’t go a month or two without launching another restaurant, and long may it continue because they’ve all been fabulous! This time around, though, it’s not another Ivy branded grill and brasserie but something a bit different. Welcome the Granary Square Brasserie. During the day the brasserie will seek to ‘redefine all-day dining’ as a comfortable place to eat, drink and hang out; but by night the DJ will settle in and provide a beat to go along with an evening of cocktails and dining. The menu […]

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Hong Kong Hotspot Arrives Here

‘Failed In London? Try Hong Kong…’ goes the old addage, explaining why the acronymn F.I.L.T.H. is so often applied to expat Brits working in the former colony. Well the restaurant Duddells is the exact opposite of FILTH, it’s been wildly successful in Hong Kong and now it’s arrived in London. In Hong Kong Duddell’s was awarded its Michelin star within months of opening and in four years has cemented itself at the very pinnacle of the Hong Kong dining circuit. Having now taken over St Thomas Church at London Bridge, a team of designers from Michaelis Boyd (responsible for fantastic Groucho […]

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Instagram’s Christmas Gift Market At Spitalfields

Bringing one of the biggest online markets to life. This Christmas, Instagram is hosting its first ever Gift Market. Bringing together 50 of Instagram’s small businesses in order to celebrate the UK’s most inspiring independent traders. Whether you lust over, or ignore those marketing adverts on Instagram this is a chance to go browse the latest products and suss out for yourself whether they are as good, or as awesome as they look online. Effort is never something we like to exert and Christmas markets are an easy way of ensuring you don’t lose faith or spiral into despair while […]

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What to do This Weekend: 24th – 26th November

The weekend is here! Before we go completely into Christmas mode there is still time for some other events beginning with c: Cuban cocktails, cheese and crab brunches. And it’s Thanksgiving today, so if you still haven’t made your plans then check out our ideas here: Hanger & Cellar What: The Ultimate Hanger-Over Cure Why: This could be the best hangover cure or hangover starter: bottomless brunch at  Fulham’s Hanger & Cellar. Served each Saturday, the brunch includes cured trout royale, rainbow chard Florentine and steak and eggs with potato rosti. You could go for coffee and juice, or you […]

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Christmas Cabaret At The Bloomsbury Ballroom

A winter spectacular is heading our way. Dancing limbs, flying ribbons, acrobatics, and a whole lot more. The London Cabaret is setting up camp in the Bloomsbury Ballroom, and you can join them. Venture into the immersive world of the Candy Cane Forrest. Tip and twirl between the fir trees clutching a Christmas cocktail in one hand and the arm of a companion in the other. On 1st December the fun begins, nights of decadent dining and performances that will have your tummies jumping and your hands grasping the underside of your chairs. The event boasts of three separate spaces […]

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Passo: New All Day Italian Restaurant

Passo: the new contemporary Italian restaurant will be opening later this month. The menu is oozing with true Italian verve and flavour. Though the dishes are technically executed they remain simple in composition, in order to cater for a more casual dining experience. Massimiliano Iaquinto will be heading up the kitchen, having left his previous job as Head Chef at Shoreditch House to take up this new and exciting position. Working alongside Massimiliano will be Joe Hill the group executive chef. The restaurant caters for 40 covers and fashions itself after the deli style, common in piazzas round Italy. To […]

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Where To Find Father Christmas: Top 5 Grottos

Whether you have children or are just on babysitting duty, win some serious brownie points and keep the little ones entertained with a trip to see Father Christmas. Here are five places you can catch the big guy and keep the magic and their belief in him alive – after all you need someone to pass the blame onto if you don’t get the right presents.   Royal Albert Hall Word on the street is that Father Christmas is stuck at the Royal Albert Hall and needs our help. Aim of the game is to gather as much Christmas spirit […]

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There’s a Rooftop Cheese Pop-Up Coming

We don’t want to alarm you, or get you overly excited but we have some big news – it involves cheese, it involves the weekend and it involves a rooftop; three of our favourite things. Next Thursday, Brixton Rooftop’s South Pole Saloon is transforming into Cheese Town for three days. That’s three days of baked brie, melting mozzarella and comforting camembert, who doesn’t love a bit of alliteration? Actually, talking about camembert, Mac to the Future will be launching their new Camembert Mac, a mac n cheese dish served in an entire backed camembert, if you’re going to be indulgent […]

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London’s Next Dining and Drinking Den

Yesterday we told you about Butterscotch opening in White City and now we have more news about London’s latest hotspot. This month, it’ll see the arrival of a brand, new feasting den as the aptly named, Feast is opening in the former home of the BBC. Following on from the street food and restaurant experience Little Feast, Feast will be a sister site to the Feast Canteen just down the road in Hammersmith. It’s going to be 5000 (glorious) square feet of drinking and dining; it’s enough space to hold 300 diners, DJs and a changing line up of some […]

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The No Menu Supper Club

If you’re indecisive when it comes to ordering, how would you feel if there was no menu? Not even a set menu, just no menu. That’s what’s happening at Italian restaurant, Mercante, each month they will be hosting a four-course supper club with wine pairings and the menu will only be revealed when you arrive. Inspired by the bustling markets of great Italian cities as well as drawing on head chef, Davide D’Ignazio’s travels, the menu might include such as rabbit cacciatora paired with Terre bianche torbato di Alghero or pomegranate panna cotta with a glass of Vino santo Della […]

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