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Mothers Day
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

46 Inspiring Ideas for Mother’s Day

This Sunday is the day that afternoon tea is more popular than any other, the day that families swarm to restaurants for a roast without the washing up, and the day that sales of flowers goes through the roof. Whether you want to treat your mother in a traditional way or slightly less traditional (bottomless brunch, we’re looking at you), here is your ultimate guide to celebrating Mothering Sunday in London… Ceru This will be the first Mother’s Day for new South Kensington restaurant Ceru, who opened at the end of 2016. They are putting a Levantine twist on the traditional […]

Reviews

Little Smoke Review: What We Thought

What? Little Smoke is the latest restaurant from Noble Inns, the team behind Smokehouse, The Pig and Butcher and The Princess of Shoreditch. It specialises in meat, with a daily changing menu of whole native and rare breed animals sourced from small independent farmers. It’s then butchered over at Smokehouse before being roasted, smoked and grilled at Little Smoke. New? It opened back in October 2016. Where? City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, City of London, EC2Y 9AW, www.littlesmoke.london On the Menu: The meat changes daily, the cuts written up on the chalkboard and then are crossed through once they’ve been sold, so […]

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Bottomless Sangria at Balls & Company

Sangria Saturdays, it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? We think so. Bonny Porter, Head Chef and Founder of Balls & Company thinks so too, because from next month they’ll be serving a bottomless sangria Saturday lunch. Between 12pm and 4pm you’ll be able to have two hours of unlimited red, white or rosé sangria whilst you feast on meatballs. Choose from the likes of pork, ricotta, parmesan and milk bread; short rib with sofrito; quinoa with beetroot and feta or carrot with parmesan and sage. Sides include manchego churros with house made quince paste and hassleback potatoes […]

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‘SMITHS’ of Smithfield Review: What We Thought

What? All-day dining right opposite Cannon Street station. ‘SMITHS’ specialises in steak but there is a tempting selection of British classics including calamari and fish of the day as well as a separate bar snack menu, cocktails, and breakfast served from 7:30am. New? ‘SMITHS’ of Smithfield was established in the iconic Smithfields meat market back in 2000, but it opened in nearby Cannon Street at the end of last year, and that’s where we headed. Where? 99 Cannon Street, City of London, EC4N 5AE, www.smithsofsmithfield.co.uk On the Menu: Meat is definitely the order of the day here, but that doesn’t stop the rest of the menu […]

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Lokhandwala Review: What We Thought

What? Lokhandwala is the newest in the wave of Indian openings in London, modelled after colonial British architecture, and serving Indian tapas. New? Fairly – it opened on 23rd January. Where? 93 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 4PY, www.lokhandwala.co.uk On the Menu: Traditional Indian staples are given a contemporary twist in tapas form, from ceviche, gujju vaat chaat and Locknowi sliders made with oven baked Shammi kebabs, to the Vepudu taco made with potato skins and Andhra spices. With seven mains to choose from, Lokhandwala try and narrow it down for you, but instead make it harder to choose, with dishes from various regions. […]

Openings & Launches

Rick Stein Opens His First London Restaurant

Up until a couple of years ago, Rick Stein didn’t think he would open a restaurant in London and us Londoners, would have to be content with heading to Winchester to visit his nearest restaurant (which is only an hour from Waterloo and an excellent city, if you want a trip); that was until he came across The Depot in Barnes. Being not too far from his home in Chiswick and with the perfect riverside setting, Rick settled on the site, a former stable and coach house and steam engine shed and tomorrow will see it opening as Rick Stein […]

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Coyote Ugly Themed Bar Opens in Soho

There’s a new joint in town and it has great night out written all over it…not literally, it’s actually called Dirty Harry’s. Opening on Wardour Street, it’s harking back to the 90’s and channelling the Coyote Ugly vibes. It’s all about burgers, bourbon and bar top performances (that last one doesn’t quite roll off the tongue). Choreographed by Paulette Minott who has worked with the likes of Neo, Rihanna and Craig David, Harry’s Honey will perform on the bar three times a night and rumour has it they will spray you with beer too. Talking of beer, they have 44 […]

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Weekend
What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 17th-19th March

Spring is here, it’s St Patrick’s Day tomorrow and England have the Six Nations in the bag (sorry about that Ireland). What a time to be alive, what a time for a weekend. It isn’t just about Guinness and scrums though, there are also pizza masterclasses taking places, third birthdays and new markets…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hotdog Hunting this Easter at bubbledogs

When you were a kid, the best thing about Easter (besides stuffing your face with chocolate) was always the Easter egg hunt (and then stuffing your face with chocolate once again). Bubbledogs are bringing back that joy, but with an adult twist, and on the streets of London. The gourmet Champagne and hotdog bar will be hiding 1,000 Champagne-shaped keepsakes and substituting your back garden for the more spacious, albeit far less green, areas of Soho and Fitzrovia to hunt the ‘bottles’ down. These bottles will be hidden high and low, inside and out, tucked away in offices and under […]

Openings & Launches

Bun House Opens: Steamed Buns in Soho

Steamed buns, they’re little fluffy clouds of joy really aren’t they? Light, carby and stuffed with something delicious. Or we like to think so anyway, so we’re pretty excited that there is a new Chinese steamed bun street café coming to Soho and we predict, it’s going to be rather popular. Bun House, will take inspiration from the Hong Kong tea houses of the 1960’s and the country’s open street stalls knowns as dai pai dong. It’s a joint venture from husband and wife team Alex Peffly and Z He and it’ll combine Z’s upbringing in southern China with their […]

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