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Beat the January Blues with Drake & Morgan

December is the month of feeling frivolous, you won’t catch yourself buying rounds any other time of the year will year? But in December it’s drinks to everyone, drinks to the whole office, drinks to the guy at the bar next to you. It’s the month to feel spread the love and spend your bank balance. Then you come out the other side of the Christmas and New Year period and suddenly things don’t look so rosy. You’ll be ordering a water, oh go on maybe a free lime slice to cheer it up a bit. January is just a […]

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Prize-a-day Advent Calendar at Village East

December is here! With just 4 Fridays until the big day, one of our daily highlights away from the stress of bulging bags for life and trying to decide an appropriate Secret Santa present for Dodgy Dave in accounts is punching open a little cardboard door each morning to find a mouthful of chocolate waiting for us. Even though, more often than not, the shape can’t be identified (is it a penguin? Is it a present?) and unless you can justify spending a tenner on an advent calendar then the chances are high that the chocolate leaves a powdery aftertaste […]

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Free Steak at Flat Iron

Hold the press and don’t even think about not reading this post because we are here to inject a little bit of happiness into your gloomy Monday. Free steak. Yes, that is right. Although that doesn’t seem grand enough, so let’s try this: YOU CAN GET FREE STEAK AT FLAT IRON FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS! Much better. To celebrate the launch of their third and largest site on the 3rd December, Flat Iron will be giving away one free steak and one side to everyone who gets there after 6pm 30th November -2nd December. So be quick because it’s […]

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6 of the Most Festive London Ice Rinks

Winter isn’t Winter until you’ve layered up 3 pairs of socks, dug out your novelty pom pom beanie and glided onto the rink. If you agree with us that ice skating in London is an essential part of the run-up to Christmas then read on to see our pick of the 6 most festive ice rinks.

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Foodies Festival Christmas

One huge room filled with lots of stall holders means only one thing in our eyes; free tasters. The annual Foodies Festival is returning cloaked in red and sprinkled with snow, for the festive season and if walking around sampling chutneys, mince pies and Christmas cake sounds like an ideal way to spend a day then get yourself to Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery the weekend of 27th – 29th November. 150 award-winning artisan producers, gin masterclasses in the London Gin Theatre and demos by celebrity chefs make up the UK’s biggest food and drink festival. A champagne ski bar presents […]

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Get Your Skates on at the Tower of London

Another day, another ice rink. This time it’s a classic, at one of London’s most iconic landmarks – the Tower of London. Open 7 days a week from 10am, the rink is located in the dry moat, where the famous sea of poppies lay last year. As with any physical activity we do in the freezing outdoors, warming refreshments post-skate are as important as the actual skating. Luckily for us, the Tower of London has us covered. Food is from gourmet pie shop The Pie Man on Chelsea Green, who understand that this is no time for fancy menus, just […]

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Top 8 Indian restaurants in London

The days of eating a curry in an a place that also serves chips are well and truly over as high-end Indian restaurants are popping up all over London to accommodate the demand for them. Whether you are already a fan of Indian cuisine of looking to have your first taste, we have found the top 8 Indian restaurants in London for you.

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Milk Lates Supper Clubs

Our 2 favourite things have collided: brunch and supper clubs. Milk in Balham has long been a reason in itself to head to the neighbourhood, the exposed brick walls, neon lighting and obviously the damn good food reason enough to head to SW12. This summer they expanded in size to cater to the queues of hungry/hungover Londoners craving a cappuccino and bursting for a benedict. This obviously wasn’t enough – not only do we want milk for breakfast we clearly want it for supper too. For two nights at the end of November, Milk are opening their doors after sundown […]

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London’s Cosiest Winter Pop-Ups

The dreary, dark days are really setting in now, so what better way to lift spirits than a welcoming, warm winter pop-up offering something fun, festive and usually booze filled (The Handbook reminds you to drink responsibly…). Here’s our guide to the best for 2015:

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Thank Ya Papa!

Following on from the Bayou Banquet, Slap Ya Papa is returning to London to celebrate Thanksgiving with Thank Ya Papa at Styx in North London. On the 25th -28th November, they’ll be hosting a series of Thanksgiving supper clubs and finishing with a lunch club on the 29th which are all about thanksgiving New Orleans style – in other words big dishes, big flavours and big ingredients. The feasting table will be laden with 10 dishes, so we recommend that you get your eating pants on! Dishes will include truffled brussel sprouts squash casserole, candied yams and deep fried turkey […]

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Perilla Supper Club Returns

Supper clubs are usually a chance to branch out a bit from our usual haunts and step foot into a new postcode, meet new people and try food more experimental than permanent restaurants tend to allow. Ben Marks and Matt Emmerson of NOMA, The Square, Polpo and Polpetto respectively are sprinkling their magic touch (Michelin stars surround them) to a new location for London supper club Perilla, following on from the success of 6 previous sell-out events. Perilla takes the best bits from fine dining experiences and injects elements of supper-club informality and liveliness – fine dining without the fuss. […]

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10 of the Best Places for Sharing Plates

For times when you’re feeling indecisive or maybe just greedy but ordering multiple dishes on the menu would be frowned upon, welcome to the world of sharing platters, tapas and full on feasts. Sharing is not only welcomed at these restaurants but it is actively embraced – no more food envy. Just make sure you go with a fair group of friends. Seven chips each please…

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