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The World’s Best Bar Begins its London Residency

As part of their Club Residencies project, The Bloomsbury Club Bar welcome BlackTail, the critically acclaimed NYC bar from the team behind The Dead Rabbit (officially named The World’s Best Bar). BlackTail itself evokes Prohibition era bars in Havana, with it’s name referring Aeromarine Airways, which helped give temporary respite to Americans from their booze-less land. Well, legal booze anyway. While drinks are inspired by Prohibition, they have been refined using modern techniques and for modern tastes. Their inventive menu will certainly bring a taste of New York (and Havana) to London, offering four of BlackTail’s most popular drinks as […]

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Bluebird Announces 2nd Restaurant

Bluebird; it’s synonymous with the Kings Road, entertaining those in MiC and being one of London’s iconic restaurants. Last year saw it undergo an extensive refurbishment and emerge with a refreshed menu, but that was 2016 and this is 2017 and in 2017 they are expanding. This winter, there’ll be not one, but two Bluebirds (with the potential for more in the future) as they open up at Television Centre, the former home of the BBC, in White City. The 5000-square foot space will feature a café, bar, deli and outdoor terrace and is part of an £8 billion regeneration […]

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The Meat Lust Bare Bones Bus Tour

Buses aren’t just for transporting you across our fair city, nope in London you can have afternoon tea on buses, last year you could go around drinking gin and you’ll find one bus serving up oysters and in 2017 one double decker bus is becoming The Meat Lust Bare Bones Bus as Meat Lust team up with Ben Spalding– and they’re going on a BBQ tour. The bus has been stripped of its usual interior and in its place, a Primo XL400 Grill, dining booths and a craft beer bar from Gipsy Hill Brewing who will be pairing all the […]

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The Black Cat Cabaret Supper Clubs

Combining decadence and debauchery in the best way possible, The Black Cat Cabaret bring to you a series of supper clubs to be hosted at the same basement space that housed the iconic Pigalle Club, taking guests back to a time where opulence and elegance was the spirit of the age. The five drinks on offer have been created by mixologist Chris Edwardes of Groucho Club and Jazz Café; they’re inspired by Black Cabaret stars and are sure to be electrifying accompaniments for the evening. Additional electrifying accompaniments to the evening include dishes rustled up by Head Chef Alex Foley with […]

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11 of the Best Pop Ups and Supper Clubs in January

It’s no secret that January is a month we all need dragging out of hibernation. This month’s best pop ups are suitably comforting; there’s everything from a sausage roll competition to a pie pop-up and on Blue Monday (16th January), when things get really dire, a House of Happiness is popping up below Piccadilly so leave your bags at the door, slide on your slippers and enjoy a free massage. There’s things for Baking Bad fans and wannabe Scots (and actual Scots) too. See, January isn’t that bad after all.

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Goat Masterclass at Ceviche

New Year’s resolutions tend to follow the same pattern: eating better, joining the gym… why not mix it up in 2017 and pick up a new skill. Perhaps learn how to butcher a goat, because naturally, that has always been on your bucket list. Ceviche Old St’s Executive Chef Vito Reyes will be taking centre stage, sharing the secrets behind traditional Peruvian goat butchery. He’ll be showing you how to sustainably utilise all parts of the goat from head to toe – or nose to tail. Reyes will also be sharing the best techniques for preparing, seasoning and cooking the […]

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Detox with Cocktails by FACEGYM at Bluebird

January is the month of detox. Whether we keep to those detoxing plans is another issue but Bluebird in 2017 will be on hand to help you keep to those promises you made to yourself. They’ve teamed up with Open Beauty Lab at FACEGYM – a gym studio dedicated to the face, to bring you two mocktails that are sure to get you back on that health bandwagon after Christmas. The first, Glorious Greens, made from cucumber, ginger, green apple, rosemary, lime and spinach is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. Plus spinach is a great collagen booster, so no […]

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Berber & Q Shawarma Bar’s Pita Party

Yes, it’s cold, yes the year is now stretching out with no Bank Holidays until April but forget having yourself a little pity party and join Berber & Q Shawarma Bar for their pita party. Throughout January Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi are inviting in four of London’s top chefs to put their stamp on the classic, humble pita, the perfect hummus companion but also the giver of the worst steam burns… Starting up on the 9th January Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle will be stepping into the kitchen to cook up his crispy duck shawarma, duck fat toasted pita […]

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Hoppers to Pop-Up at Swingers Golf Club

Hopping along to Swingers in the new year are vendors of Sri Lankan cuisine, Hoppers. They’ve swung from strength to strength since their opening in 2015, winning Tatler’s Restaurant of the Year 2016 as well as being awarded the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand; it is undoubtable they’ll win the hearts of all at Swingers. Crazy golfers at the venue can choose from a whole range of dishes since Hoppers will be offering up favourites from their Soho home, like the lamb kothu roti, as well as new dishes that have been created exclusively just for the venue, like the Ceylonese […]

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Hot Cocktails at The Goring’s Winter Pop-Up Terrace

Christmas Day may be over but that doesn’t mean the festive pop-ups have ended too. Although it began back at the end of November, The Goring’s Cresta Run bar is sticking round until February, long after the indulgence has worn off… The Goring (Kate Middleton’s hotel of choice for her wedding night) is long established as one of London’s most exclusive hotels, so throw in a little old school apres ski inspired by the glamour of St. Moritz and you’re on to a winner. Can’t make it to the Alps, or waiting for some proper snow, then you’ll want to […]

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After Christmas Comes Twixmas

Are you celebrating Twixmas this year? No, we do not mean sitting around eating bar after bar of those much loved chocolate covered biscuits wrapped in gold foil. We’re referring to the period between Christmas and New Year; the word Twixmas comes from the old English word ‘betwixt’ meaning between. There’s no point kidding yourself – that diet is definitely not beginning until January, so celebrate Twixmas at The Arch London’s restaurant Hunter 486. Expect dishes like truffle oil rare beef salad; baked goat’s cheese with honey and thyme reduction; and roast beef or chickens with all the trimmings. You’ll […]

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Michelin-starred Dining… in a Floating Garden

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a Michelin-starred meal on a floating garden, your dreams have come true. In September this year, Farmolopolis launched their café, rehoming all the plants leftover form RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Soon after their launch, they announced their Floating Table series; they’ve collaborated with some of London’s top chefs to bring you a number of supper clubs. Their newest announcements are Atul Kochhar of Benares, Freddy Money of Paco Roncero and Spain’s El Bulli (consistently voted best restaurant in the world before it closed 5 years ago), and finally Andrew Clarke of the highly anticipated […]

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