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Food for Thought: Borough Market’s Talk Series is Back

“What did you get up to last night?” An appropriate question post-Friday or Saturday night, but at the coffee machine on a Wednesday morning perhaps not so much. Until now. Borough Market are about to give you more than just a Saturday stroll round the cheese stalls to tell your friends about. Kicking off on Tuesday 4th April, a new series of Borough Talks will see some of the biggest names in the foodie industry come together to discuss and explore key issues currently being faced by the food industry – everything from sustainability to cooking with children. The iconic […]

International Women's Day
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International Women’s Day with D & D London and Step Up Club

This Wednesday is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate being a 21st Century woman and to call for change in the working world. D & D London have joined forces with Alice Olins and Phanella Mayall Fine of Step Up Club to host a series of foodie events throughout the day. They’ll be starting the morning at German Gymnasium with the #YesYouCan brunch with Clemmie Telford – a strategist at Facebook, author of the blog Mother of All Lists and a mum. Whilst you feast on a traditional Mitel, European breakfast they’ll be an inspiring talk about how women […]

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Smokey Tails’ New Bottomless Brunch

It’s Monday, we get it, you had to set an alarm, you had to get on the tube and you’re missing the weekend. Just think though, the weekend is only five short days away (four, if you make Thursday the new Friday) and when the weekend does come again, we have just the brunch for you. The new bottomless brunch at Smokey Tails. This isn’t just any bottomless brunch though; sure, they have bottomless Bloody Marys, Prosecco and mimosas but they also have an all-American menu of bottomless food too. The brunch gods are treating us right; well really owners, […]

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8 Places to Visit During British Pie Week

Next week is one of the most glorious weeks of the year and perhaps one of the most underrated: it’s British Pie Week. A week in which we can celebrate all things pastry, meat and carbs. London has risen to the challenge once more, serving up both classic pies and (because it’s London) twists on the original – but we’re easy-going here, we’ll take them all!

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London’s Top Chefs Celebrate Ceviche Soho’s 5th Birthday

Think back five years ago, could you name a Peruvian restaurant in London? We struggled to think of one. If Londoners wanted to experience authentic Peruvian food and drinks they would probably have had to pack their bags, head to Heathrow and endure a 14-hour flight. That all changed when Peruvian chef Martin Morales opened the doors to Ceviche Soho, introducing a diverse range of flavours such as Nikkei, Criollo, Chifa and Amazonian to the capital. Five years on, Ceviche Soho is still whetting the appetite of hundreds of Londoners with their menu and not to forget those pisco sours… So, it’s only right […]

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Live At Zédel Presents French Festival at Brassiere Zédel

When you think ‘French’, delicate macaroons, impeccable style and that accent are amongst the first things to come to mind. But this March, Brassiere Zédel have bought France to you, without even a mention of the Eiffel Tower nor a whiff of that Eurostar ticket. Teaming up with Live at Zédel, Brassiere Zédel will host an eight day extravaganza of French culture, filled with food, music and live performances. Many shows will grace the stage of the Crazy Coqs, including Les Siestes Acoustiques de Bastian Lallement, inviting you to enjoy music and spoken word, whilst you doze on the floor – […]

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In The Dog House: Hot Dogs For Charity

MEATliquor is launching a special ‘In the Dog House’ cocktail menu, but it’s not what you’re thinking. Far from giving you a good telling off, MEATliquor are quite literally putting you in the dog house. For two months only, they are introducing a brand new, hot dog and dog themed cocktails to support local canine charities. Purchase the speciality hot dog (don’t worry, no real dogs were harmed in the making of this), ‘The Littlest Hobo’, made from a traditional Beechwood smoked beef wiener and loaded with Hobo beer cheese sauce, or the St Bernard Cocktail, a blend of Brandy and Luxado Cherry […]

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Chocolate Afternoon Tea
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London’s New Chocolate Afternoon Tea

We’re British; we’re known for our love of afternoon tea and we are well aware of that, but more recently we’re known for our high chocolate consumption (we are firmly in the top ten of the chocolate consumption league…oops). Therefore, the two combined make a match made in heaven and St Martin’s Lane knows that. Let us introduce you to the Chocolate Dreams Afternoon Tea in partnership with British cocoa growers Hotel Chocolat…and there’s unlimited hot chocolate. Hotel Chocolat has devised a menu that no chocoholic will be disappointed with. To start savoury, how about a caraway roll with chicken, tarragon and sundried […]

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March pop ups
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13 of the Best March Pop-Ups and Supperclubs to Book Now

We’re finally emerging out of winter and heading towards spring, and as we do there are a whole host of pop-ups and supper clubs this month to welcome us out of hibernation. You’ll find alcoholic sweets, code-breaking cocktails, Caribbean brunches, revolts at the Tower of London and 25 bars in one venue…

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Sandwich Amnesty: Upgrade Your Lunch at The Cheese Bar

If like us, you can regularly be found spending your weekends exploring London’s food markets, you may be familiar with little Alfie, the bright yellow 1970’s ice cream van selling the best grilled cheese sandwiches in London…it’s The Cheese Bar. Let us put a big cheesy smile on that face of yours by telling you that The Cheese Bar is set to open the doors to its first permanent restaurant in the historic Camden Stable Market (we told you about it here back in December). To celebrate their upcoming permanent restaurant, the king of grilled cheese Mathew Carver has teamed up […]

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Battersea Power Station Unveils Its Eagerly Awaited New Venues

Let’s play a game. No11, No32, No1, No197, what comes next? The answer is No29. No29 Battersea Power Station to be precise, in other words the next venue from neighbourhood pub group, Darwin and Wallace, who is adding to their portfolio which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station. Just one of the many independent venues chosen to open in London’s newest ‘riverside village’ aka Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village, No29 will join a stellar lineup of bars, cafes and restaurants set to open in Summer 2017. Circus West Village is the first destination to open within […]

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Tarantino Takeover at Backyard Cinema

What if we told you there was a world beyond Netflix and Chill? For those sick of the lacklustre choice of English Netflix (we miss proxy browsers), and sitting at home in their pyjamas all weekend (no judgement) we have a solution: Backyard Cinema has taken on Tarantino. We repeat, Tarantino. What once started as a homemade project in owner Dominic Davies’ very own back garden has grown to be one of London’s most recognised and sought after alternative cinema experiences. Since moving into it’s new, permanent home, Backyard Cinema has produced the Lost World as a jungle adventure, and created an enchanted […]

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