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But Why Did They Call It Eggslut? The Eggy Restaurant With The Edgy Name

Just when we thought we’d heard every restaurant name under the sun, there’s a new one hatching in central delightfully named Eggslut. Yep, you read that correctly. This LA-based diner has flown the nest over the Atlantic ocean launching their very first London venue, and it’s opening tomorrow! On 7th August, this new eatery is landing on Portobello Road and it’s been stirring up a bit of a name for itself. Mainly because of it’s charming name. But also because it’s serving up the ultimate comfort food – an eggy bap! Granted, you can’t beat an eggy bap, but with […]

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Stylish Sarnies: 9 Of London’s Most Indulgent Sandwiches

Nothing can beat a good ol’ sarnie! Although maybe not one that’s been kicking around in your bag for a little too long, oozing out of the cling film. But it just goes to show that the beloved sandwich is too often taken for granted. Well now the lunchbox staple is back to redeem its rightful throne as the king of the perfect midday treat. And luckily for us, there’s sarnie shops a’plenty popping up all over the city with everything from katsu sandos to the classic smoked salmon and cream cheese. So get your baps out, here’s our recommendations […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

9 Of London’s Amazing August Supper Clubs

Ah, the luxury of eating out… no washing up, no awkward meal-preps for judgy pals and no food poisoning (or so we hope). It’s a fine old way to while away any evening, and London bulges with sexy supper clubs each month.

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5 Borough Market Must-Visits

Sitting with the big dogs, like London Bridge and the Gherkin, is Borough Market, and if you’re a wannabe Londoner then you’ve got to swoop by its bustling arches. Sitting just across from London Bridge tube, it’s a treasure trove for eclectic eateries, pongs of cheese, and being barged past in the homemade fudge queue, and we can’t help but adore it. However, the labyrinth that it is, means a guide, albeit small, to the best places to eat is a total must. So, from baked goods and bao’s, to cold cuts and cronuts, here are our top five Borough […]

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London’s Hottest Restaurants Are Now All In One Place

When I picture a food arcade, I imagine screaming kids running around and sticky, faded canteen tables flooded with scrunched up napkins splattered with tommy K, trampled fries looking like dolled up cigarette butts, and half eaten micro-ed jacket spuds sprawled everywhere. In my mind, it’s chaos. So when we heard about the Arcade Food Theatre, we pushed it aside thinking it’d end up being just another crowded food court. But oh boy were we wrong. Arcade Food Theatre, located on the ground floor of the Centre Point building, is a new swanky dining experience featuring six of London’s finest independent […]

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The Black Truffle Pizza You Simply Have To Try

London’s food scene is an ever-changing metropolis of hummus smoothies, ice cream with KFC-style chicken plunged in it and jackfruit everything. It therefore comes as little surprise to us that there’s a new pizza parlour on the block, bolstering their new interpretations of pizza classics into our food vocabularies. Crazy Pizza does just what it says on the tin. Chefs swarm the diners sporadically to the sound of sensationally upbeat Italian tunes reminiscent of a moped advert, throwing dough around their heads and grinning. The Big Mamma-esque theatrics keep you on your toes whilst dining, in a space that is […]

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Being A Cheeseboard Influencer Is A Real Job And It Looks SO Gouda

We’ve all heard of influencers. We’ve all seen them at work too… curling up on cupcake lilos, posing by palm trees and bobbing about in brightly coloured ball pits. But, have you heard of cheeseboard influencers? A whole different kettle of fish, or board of cheese, if you will. If you didn’t think there was such a thing as the perfect job, then cop an eye at what these cheddar-hungry tricksters do in their spare time. Yep, being a cheeseboard influencer is officially a thing, and it sounds pretty darn gouda… Posting snaps of brimming boards of brie, cuts of […]

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10 Jaw Dropping July Openings

Oh the glorious summer months! It’s all about al-fresco dining, Aperol Spritz and tan lines in the most peculiar places. And, amongst the hubbub of excitement, there have been some darling restaurant openings across the city. From Skylark’s epic rooftop, that takes in views of London in its entirety, to chic spots like The Berkeley’s new bar and an oh-so-fashionable Fendi Caffe. Here are our top ten picks for this month… RAW at M Victoria When a restaurant has won awards for serving up the best steak in the city, it’s a bit of a shock to the system to find […]

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Greenwich’s Incredible New 60s Themed Resto & Milk Bar

We're told there's a new kid on the Greenwich block and about time too (geddit, time? Like, Greenwich mean time?). Anyway, it's called Mama Fuego and it's all about Oz, with a sixties feel and milk bar!

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Where To Eat Out In… Kensington

Kensington, it’s the home of £100m houses, royalty, film stars and those flamingos that people occasionally throw off the top of the Roof Gardens. It’s also one of London’s best dining spots, with restaurants a-plenty. Here are some of our faves… Dishoom Kensington St Martin’s Lane Indian-extraordinaire Dishoom has branched out to Kensington, and the hugely successful restaurant chain just got even better. Dive into the world of old-school Bombay, of goondas and film stars, of 1930s glamour and fine Indian flavours. Dinner at Dishoom Kensington is an immersive and magical experience, one where anything might happen but one thing […]

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Things to do Outdoors

8 Courtyards To Cool Down In This Summer

There’s little more magical than a courtyard, a private space hidden deep within a building only accessible to an exclusive few. Think Oxbridge Colleges, Roman villas, Royal Palaces; that kind of thing. Plus, thankfully, lots of our favourite hotels and restaurants. And in the summer months, there’s little better way to enjoy the summer sun than in a hidden courtyard away from the bustling crowds. St Martins Lane Leicester Square (0.2 miles) If lions sleep in dens then St Martins Lane hotel are letting Veuve Clicquot do the roaring. The Den has teamed up with the famous Champagne house and […]

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