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London Beer Week is Back, Bigger and Better Than Ever

LFW was so last season, it’s now time for LBW aka London Beer Week to take over the city. Following London Beer Week’s success over the last two years, DrinkUp.London are launching a brand new event for 2017: The Beer Edit. For three days, Oval Space is being transformed into an immersive beer market that any beer aficionado would be crazy not to visit. Enjoy complimentary pints from some of the top names in the industry including Sharp’s Brewery and the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, and discover some of the up-and-coming names in the industry, all at special prices. If you want […]

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12 Top Restaurants Worth the Queue

We are a nation of queuers but that doesn’t stop us getting reluctant when hunger strikes and there are ten (or more) people in our way. We’ve rounded up 12 of the best no-reservations restaurants so that at least you know if you’re going to stand in line, it’s worth every second…

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Gin and Ginger Afternoon Tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel

The flavours of gin and ginger each scream winter warmth but put them together and things really hot up. You may not know that it’s actually a renowned winter combination originating from the 1730’s Frost Fairs, where pop-up stalls would appear on the frozen River Thames selling hot gin and gingerbread to warm the Londoners up. We think they’re a winning combination, so being British, isn’t it only right that somebody combined this paring, with another British staple; afternoon tea? Executive Head Chef at St. Ermin’s Hotel, Alexander Boyd, has done exactly that to commemorate London’s historic love affair with fragrant […]

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Motu Kitchen Set To Spice Up Canary Wharf

When the Sethi siblings launched Motu Kitchen last Autumn, they set a new standard for Friday night takeaways everywhere. The food delivery service, created by the family behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna and the award-winning Hoppers, brought quality Indian cuisine to SW Londoners from their first kitchen in Battersea and later to SE inhabitants with their second site in Camberwell. Now, once again, the team are out to fire up a food frenzy in another part of town as they announce a third addition to the Motu Kitchen line-up in Canary Wharf. The new site will dispatch Motu’s signature Feast boxes, inspired by traditional tiffins used to distribute […]

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Hemsley + Hemsley Workshop at London City Island

This year, London will be getting a new neighbourhood; London City Island by EcoWorld Ballymore. The 12-acre island on Leamouth Peninsula will be home to English National Ballet and The London Film School as well as 1,700 new homes and a variety of restaurants and retail spaces. The first restaurant to move onto the island is The Island Grocer and you can experience it first and learn some new cooking skills at an exclusive Hemsley + Hemsley workshop. Taking place on Saturday 4th March, sisters and authors of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple, Jasmine and Melissa […]

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Read and Feed at Lowndes ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’

Prepare yourself bookworms, we’ve got news you’ll definitely want to hear. Lowndes Bar and Kitchen has announced their new ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’ to celebrate March’s World Book Day – aka our favourite mufti day when we were at school. The weekly reader’s digest will offer a complimentary book expertly chosen by local independent bookstore Belgravia Books with every Lowndes set brunch on Sundays. Each month will bring a different book from various authors to captivate hungry minds. The sessions kick off with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ latest novel, Belgravia, a gripping tale of mystery and intrigue behind the closed doors of London’s […]

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The Handbook Meets… Christabel Beeson

Putting on a show-stopping parties, supper clubs and pop-ups worthy of Instagram envy, has made Christabel Beeson the go to events planner for brands including Nike, MTV, Kurt Geiger and Versace as well as every day Londoners. With everything from stunning venues, lively entertainment and delicious food on offer, Christabel’s events are always a memorable occasion, guaranteed. But just where does the inspiration for these sensational experiences come from? We caught up with her to find out what it takes to turn an event idea into a triumphant shindig. What led you to setting up your workshops and masterclasses?  I love trying to encourage people’s creative […]

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Hush Mayfair Celebrates LFW With ‘Icons’ Menu

Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Coco Chanel. No, we’re not talking about powerful women but, instead, fabulous cocktails on Hush Mayfair’s new ‘Icons’ menu. The menu, specially curated to turn back time to the golden age of fashion, is inspired by London Fashion Week and reflects the best of Hush’s light and delicate dishes. Plancha tiger prawns with chilli dressing and burnt lime, roasted tuna with pistachio crust, aubergine caviar and fennel salad, and fragrant sweet potato mash with seasoned wild mushrooms all feature on the menu to satisfy your palate, whilst (handily) leaving some room for dessert (a […]

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Balls & Company Host All Female Chef Event for International Women’s Day

It’s not often we hear about women in kitchens without waiting for the punchline. But jokes and stereotypes aside, restaurants London-wide house a plethora of fierce female talent – just look at Anne-Sophie Pic with her 3 Michelin stars (the forth female chef ever to receive this) who has just launched in Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. With March 8th marking International Women’s Day, Balls and Company on Soho’s Greek Street have announced an event to spotlight the many stellar females cooking up a delicious storm in the industry. A strong line-up of some of London’s best female chefs will take to […]

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Curry and Fine Wine: Gymkhana and Noble Rot Join Forces

Most of us would traditionally tout curry and beer as the ideal pairing, a spicy jalfrezi alongside a cold pint is our default order. But it turns out our unadventurous habit may be causing us to miss a trick that’s holding back our Indian culinary enjoyment. Fear not, however, as an exciting collaboration between Gymkhana and Noble Rot is set to put the world to rights and transform our perception of curry for the better. This month, the acclaimed Michelin star Indian restaurant, Gymkhana, and wine bar, restaurant and food magazine, Noble Rot, will team up for an exclusive event that introduces guests to the the sensational […]

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Make Way For The Cosiest Bar in London

Londoners seem to love a secret bar. We know, you just can’t seem to get enough. Anything with ‘secret’, ‘underground’ or ‘hidden’ in the title, invariably means a whole host of people will flock to said location, only to be disappointed that a hundred other people had the same idea. But that is a thing of the past. Set to become Tooting’s best kept secret, The Hill Station could be the cosiest bar in South West London. We mean, cosy. The bar only has a 12 person capacity and is hidden away in Broadway Market. Brought to London by the Heathcote Brothers, […]

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8 Anti-Valentine’s Ideas For Whether You’re Single or Just Against the Hype

If Valentine’s Day has you thinking of that scene in the Sex and the City Movie where Carrie and Miranda get caught up in the ribbons of helium balloons suspended above them then chances are you’re an Anti-Valentiner. You’re certainly not alone, which is why for every sharing menu, aphrodisiacal cocktail and hotel package for couples there are also film screenings, cat parties and the chance to dispose of an item of your ex’s clothing in return for a burger and martini. Freedom has never been so sweet and hey, we’re not saying this list is only for singletons so if […]

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