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Le Brunch with Le Bun

Brunch, once simply the lazy weekender’s answer to waking up in that awkward interim period between breakfast and lunch, has seen a reinvention as the weekend social activity. And it’s just got even cooler thanks to luxury French-American street food duo Le Bun and their all-day brunch experience at the Old Bengal Warehouse.  Complimenting New Street Grill’s classic British brunch menu, as part of the Warehouse’s new Weekend Club concept, Le Bun have devised brand new Le Brunch creations that they’ll be serving up alongside their signature dishes. Tasty brunch bites include brunch-in-a-bun offerings; Le Benedict Bun and Le Eggs […]

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The Phoenix gets a make-over

Bursting out of the ashes in a blaze of glory comes The Pheonix, not the mythical bird but the newly refurbished pub in London’s Cavendish Square. The totally revamped basement area comes complete with state-of-the-art sound system, a new diner-style menu and a larger selection of draught beers, cask ales, quality wines and ciders. With the new sound system comes the return of singalong extravaganzas and special nights like Friday I’m In Love, as well as a host of brilliant comedy events which have previously included Frankie Boyle, Ed Byrne and Al Murray plus special DJ nights throughout the year. […]

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EastTwenty Local Feast

You’ll probably remember the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit from the London Olympics in 2012; situated in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and standing at 114.5m high you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for a pretty epic rollercoaster. It does in fact offer spectacular panoramic views of the capital, from not one but two observation platforms, and at its base plays host to the EastTwenty Bar & Kitchen. Serving East End inspired dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients, the menu, created by Head Chef Simon Monksfield, is a delicious homage to the local area. To celebrate Urban Food Fortnight 12-28 September 2014 EastTwenty at […]

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D and D’s Blackout Dinners

As part of the Totally Thames Festivals (where the beauty and the history of the river is celebrated), restaurant big dogs D&D have been hosting their Blackout dinners once again throughout September in their riverside restaurants.  For those who missed out last year, the dinners (which are a set menu and price) are hosted by candlelight so that diners can experience the unspoilt beauty of the Thames at night, because let’s be honest it’s much more magical at night, when the sludgy brown water becomes a sparklingly black and is lit up by the lights of the city along the […]

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The Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence

As if we didn’t need more of an excuse to eat chocolate, 13th-19th October is National Chocolate Week – amazing! And to celebrate, pudding professionals Gü have joined up with the award-winning Plum + Spilt Milk to create a super special (and chocolatey) three course menu. The limited edition menu incorporates four types of chocolate as core ingredients and what results is a terrifically tantalising trio of dishes that are certainly not to be missed. They’re serving up pan-fried scallops and a loin of venison with a delightful chocolate twist. And fans of Gü‘s Melting Middles certainly won’t be disappointed […]

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The Club at Hotel Café Royal

Hotel Café Royal has launched its swanky members only club, aptly named The Club, on its first floor. While it has already opened its doors, it will not officially launch till the beginning of October. Celebrating iconic figures of the past whilst providing an exclusive sanctum for future and established stars of the literary, art and fashion world. It is designed as a place where members are able to pursue their vocations whilst also being an exciting social hub – a space to work and play. With interiors overseen by the super talented March and White, the historic space has […]

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The Booking Office

The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel’s latest offerings in the Booking Office are causing quite a stir. With its late licence and a decadent drinks menu to drool over, it is set to be one of the most exciting drinking destinations in London. The Booking Office’s collaboration with Heads, Hearts and Tails gives their exclusive range of pick-me-ups an innovative edge. The Preservation Martini, a deconstructed cocktail, comes with separate condiments so that you become your very own mixologist. And if like us, you can’t resist an exciting cocktail glass then you’re in for a treat; expect apothecary style jars and […]

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SNOG at Home

Now you can enjoy a SNOG in the privacy of your own home. Frozen yogurt giants SNOG have just launched a brand new range of mini SNOG pots that you can enjoy at home. If like me, you love frozen yogurt but sadly don’t live near any SNOG outlets then you’ll be delighted to hear that you can pick up one of their refreshing and delicious pots at a supermarket near you. They come in three fruity variants; Summer Berry Berry Slam, Berry Blue Acai Burst and Passionfruit Pip Pop, each made with a combination of yogurt, exotic fruits and […]

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Mid-Autumn Festival at Hutong

We’re at that funny time in the year when there is nothing to celebrate quite yet, the summer is almost over, Halloween isn’t here yet, we can’t get excited about bonfire night and don’t even mention the C word (to clarify that is Christmas…in case you thought otherwise). How about the Mid-Autumn festival then?  You might not have heard of it, but it’s celebrated in China on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar during a full moon. Celebrating the legend of Chang’e, the moon goddess, and Houyi, the archer, Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for […]

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The Honor Oak Review

South London’s newest dining experience, The Honor Oak, has recently opened its doors after an expensive refurbishment with the aim to restore it back to its former glory days as a popular community hub in South East London. Whenever a pub opens that bids farewell to the days of the old man pub I breathe a sigh of relief; mustard walls, brown curtains and sticky bars are banished here in lieu of classic moss-coloured walls, hand-cut silhouettes for decoration and industrial looking light features. The menu keeps true to British flavours with Chef Robert Radcliffe in the kitchen drawing on […]

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Eelbrook Review

You might remember that a couple of weeks ago we told you about the new all-day eatery that has just opened on the edge of Eelbrook Common, aptly named Eelbrook, well not one to say no to checking out a new restaurant The Handbook sauntered over to Fulham to do just that. The venue itself is somewhere between a café and a restaurant with twinkling lights, large windows, plain white walls and white tables and chairs. A scattering of cushions and flowers provide splashes of colour, but the minimal décor is so minimal that in places it almost looks unfinished; […]

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London Fashion Week Afternoon Tea

London Fashion Week is fast approaching and style-savvy folk all over the capital are preparing themselves for a week of models strutting their stuff, adorned in the latest garb. Fashionistas will be drooling, not only over the clothes this year though, but at the introduction of The Ampersand’s new fashion inspired afternoon tea. The gorgeous apparel-themed pastries come in the shape of High Heeled Biscuits with a white chocolate and lemon curd "cat walk", a Gingerbread Dress, Sugar Handbag with caramelia mousse, Raspberry and Pistachio Macaroon, and Blueberry Milkshake. There are also savoury options like Glouster old spot ham with sauce gribiche, H.Forman & Son […]

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