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Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe Review: What We Thought

What? Contemporary seasonal British cooking with riverside views. The venue is connected to Shakespeare’s Globe and a proportion of revenue goes to the Shakespeare’s Globe Trust, which helps to promote the experience of Shakespeare in performance. New? Swan has held a decade-long partnership with Shakespeare’s Globe but March saw the appointment of Allan Pickett (of critically acclaimed Piquet) as Executive Chef and an extensive refurbishment to elevate the restaurant into a new era. Where? Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT www.swanlondon.co.uk On the Menu: Allan has brought a taste of his classical French training and use of strong British ingredients south […]

Openings & Launches

Tuyo Opens in Broadway Market

Pinchos is such a good onomatopoeia…just going to eat a pinch of this and a pinch of that, because of course pinchos are small plates and they will be the order of the day at Tuyo, a new restaurant opening in Broadway Market this month. The menu, which is created by Chef Ricardo Pimentel (Salt Yard Group), brings together Mediterranean and Levantine dishes with a Spanish twist. There’ll be Spanish and Italian cheeses and charcuterie; harissa lamb rump with pisto, black olive couscous and pistachio; duck and figs with pearl barley, gremolata, pomegranate, carrot puree and smoked almonds and Picos […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

The World’s Fastest Zip Wire Comes to London

Calling thrill seekers – London is about to be home to the biggest, fastest double zip line in the world and it’s going to give you unparalleled views of the capital, because it seems we aren’t content with seeing our famous cityscape from roof terraces, cable cars or dining 100ft above ground, now we want to fly through it too. Opening in Archbishop’s Park on Wednesday 6th July, Zip World London will start 35 meters above ground (that’s more than nine double deckers high!) before descending 225 meters in just 35 seconds. As you whizz through the air you’ll take […]

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PambanPamban
Openings & Launches

Free Chai as Pamban Opens in Camden

There’s a new chai and coffee house, Pamban, opening in Camden and they’re going to be giving away free chai. Yep, Pamban which opens on Monday 10th July, will be celebrating their opening by giving anyone who heads in there and says, ‘chai there’ free chai. Well chai there to you too. Named after the island that sits between Indian and Sri Lanka, Pamban will serve a menu of chai and coffee drinks that brings together the cultures and tastes of Sri Lanka and India. Chai will be brewed in traditional clay cups, you can choose between the house chai […]

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Kin: The Vegetarian Cafe in the Heart of Fitzrovia

What: Kin is a vegetarian and vegan café in Fitzrovia serving a 100% vegetarian menu that includes a lot of vegan, gluten free and raw options. New? Kin was founded in 2014 by father and son Peter and Charlie Meadows (hence the name). Where? 22 Foley St, Fitzrovia, W1W 6DT www.kincafe.co.uk On the menu: The menu changes daily, using local, seasonal ingredients with a focus on nutritious food. The menu seems mostly for take away with lots of breakfast, brunch and light lunch options. Dishes include banana and almond chia pudding and egg and avocado on toast with hemp seeds and chili […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Harry Potter Supper Club

Harry Potter recently has celebrated their 20 year anniversary, which coincidently marks 20 years of us waiting for our Hogwarts acceptance letter. Whilst we still blame Mr Dursley for hiding it, how about we present you with an invitation to the next best thing? A Harry Potter inspired dinner series. The sorting hat has spoken and chosen the best selection of Harry Potter themed food and drink (yes, there is butter beer). And what is anything Harry Potter themed without puns? The seven course dinner is complete with them too. This includes a Hogwarts Letter Amuse Bouche, an edible rice […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Harry Potter Supper Club

Harry Potter recently has celebrated their 20 year anniversary, which coincidently marks 20 years of us waiting for our Hogwarts acceptance letter. Whilst we still blame Mr Dursley for hiding it, how about we present you with an invitation to the next best thing? A Harry Potter inspired dinner series. The sorting hat has spoken and chosen the best selection of Harry Potter themed food and drink (yes, there is butter beer). And what is anything Harry Potter themed without puns? The seven course dinner is complete with them too. This includes a Hogwarts Letter Amuse Bouche, an edible rice […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

14 Venues that Opened in June

Yes, June may have been an uncomfortably hot month, but in the culinary world, things were heating up in a good way. We’ve seen The Ivy Collection, Cottons and Raymond Blanc all expand their empires, while there have been new bar concepts like Nine Lives and Coupette. Whether you’re feeling classic or adventurous, here are 12 venues you’ll be wanting to check out… The Ivy City Garden The Ivy grew their collection this month with the opening of The Ivy City Garden. The menu features Ivy favourites such as shepherd’s pie, brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried hen’s eggs and […]

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Morning Gloryville
Experiences & Pop-Ups

Ministry of Sound’s Morning Rave

There aren’t many times that we can be persuaded to go to a rave, let alone a sober rave, but we’re always willing to make exceptions, it’s only fair of us. And we’re always willing to make exceptions for Morning Gloryville, the pioneers of the sober rave movement. Taking place at Ministry of Sound, the early morning party will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1967’s Summer of Love by teaming up with Colours of Love. It’s going to be a party of empowerment, inclusion, colour and glitter – Glitterlution will be on hand to add free sparkles to your […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Frequent Flyers Cocktail Club

It’s time to go on a little rum fuelled adventure. You don’t need to pack anything, all you need is a past holiday photo and a penchant for rum. Throughout July, bars including El Camion, Opium and Rum Kitchen Brixton have teamed up with Jamaican rum Koko Kanu for their Frequent Flyers Cocktail Club. Show the guys at the bar your photo (the guys behind the bar obviously, but feel free to show your #hotdogsorlegs snaps to the drinkers if you want) and you’ll receive a Koko Kanu passport and a map which gives you two free serves. You can […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Quaglino’s Hosts Classic Murder Mystery Evenings

Admit it as you watch Lewis/Luther/Miss Marple/Silent Witness (delete as applicable) you think that you could be a detective, you of course guessed who did it, long before the others had a clue. So, put your skills to the test (and your money where your mouth is, because you can’t just be all talk) by heading to Quaglino’s for their murder mystery evenings. First up will be the mystery of the Blue Majesty –a diamond of 3,000 carats has been unearthed in an African mine and it’s going to give more than 1,000 diamonds. As you can imagine the shareholders […]

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The DayroomsThe Dayrooms
Openings & Launches

Brunch Restaurant Opening in Notting Hill

When it comes to brunch, we have to hand it to our Australian friends, they have it sorted.  You know that saying brunch is to Australia, what tea is to England, may have used some artistic license there. Anyway, boutique brand, The Dayrooms are launching The Dayrooms Café next month and it’s going to be a Melbourne inspired brunch and coffee specialist. Created by Head Chef, Andrei Anechitei, the all – day menu is largely healthy, but as life is all about balance there will be a few more indulgent options too, so expect to find the likes of bagel […]

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