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17 Restaurants With Unbelievable Views

The clocks have sprung forward, the blossom is blooming and summer is on its way. That means we take our socialising from underground to sky high, and in London this means iconic views of everything from Hyde Park to the Thames. Whether you fancy a cocktail in Canary Wharf or brunch in Shoreditch, here are 17 of the best views in London to enjoy at any time of day, for any occasion.

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B’n’T at Le Méridien Piccadilly

What?  The two most popular meals in London? Brunch and afternoon tea. What if you can’t choose between the two? Quite the conundrum. So, Le Méridien Piccadilly have decided to go where no afternoon tea or brunch has gone before and has bought the two together with their B’n’T – so it’s effectively, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in one. New? Yes, the afternoon tea only launched at the end of April. Where? The Terrace Grill and Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 0BH, www.terracegrillandbar.com On the Menu: The menu marries brunch foods with afternoon tea, which means […]

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13 of the Best Restaurants for Breakfast Meetings

You know what they say, the early bird catches the worm. Break the fast in style and get your networking done over steaming cups of coffee, freshly made green juices and perfectly made porridge. Not only is breakfast the best meal of the day but it’s also a chance to visit restaurants that you otherwise have to queue for/book months in advance/blow the budget on. Here are thirteen of the best venues to host your breakfast meetings at… Dalloway Terrace What: Instagrammable Breakfast Why: There is a reason that Dalloway Terrace is one of the most Instagrammed venues in London […]

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Cuban Cocktails and Rooftop Yoga at Brixton Beach

Hot. Tropical. Paradise. Not words you’d typically associate with London but the times (and seasons) are changing and the days of sweaty summer suits are to be replaced with your finest beachwear. The highly-anticipated summer rooftop, Brixton Beach, returns for another year of faux holiday vibes, this time with a Cuban fiesta theme. This year, the ultimate urban beach, from the award-winning team behind South Pole Saloon and Big Apple Brixton, will transport wanderlust-stricken Londoners to a colourful paradise and what paradise is complete without alcohol? The Cuban-inspired cocktail menu will include Caribbean classics such as Rum Daiquiris, Piña Coladas, […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 5th – 7th May

OK so it may not be a 3-day weekend (sigh) but that doesn’t stop a number of new brunches, a cheese festival, rum celebration and Cinco De Mayo festivities. Let’s just say this weekend you won’t be going hungry…

Openings & Launches

The Tapas Room: New to Tooting

Today sees the opening of The Tapas Room, a new drink shop, deli and eatery opening in Tooting Broadway Market from the pair behind Donostia Social Club – Paul Belcher and Adrian Copplestone. There’ll be a Basque-inspired tapas, charcuterie and cheese menu with the likes of white tuna and escabeche; chicken liver parfait with pickled figs and griddled white asparagus with Romesco and toasted almonds and for pudding, a chocolate and macadamia brownie with a PX sherry glaze all appearing. To drink you’ll find specialist wines, sherries, vermouths and cavas from the Basque and Spanish regions which have all been […]

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London’s Most Fashionable New Afternoon Tea

Have you cracked your Spring/Summer 2017 wardrobe yet? Us neither. In fact, we could barely even decide what to wear today. One thing we do know for sure though, is that fashion in edible form is right up our street. Luxury London hotel, The Berkeley last year celebrated a decade of their iconic fashionista afternoon tea, keeping it suitably up to date with a shake up every six months. If they didn’t we’d still all be eating babydoll dresses and cowboy boots (see Sienna Miller circa 2006)… The hotel’s pastry chef, Mourad Khiat, has turned to some of the most influential fashion designers in […]

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Coppa Club Launches Its Summer Riverside Terrace

One of the most talked about events in London last year (besides politics)? Those winter igloos that sprung up at the side of the Thames, quickly going viral on social media and selling out within a week. Well they’ve gone now, igloos in summer, not quite the same… instead there will be seven standalone cabanas and a huge hexagonal bar outside the Coppa Club’s riverside terrace. The pergola structures will be furnished with sofas, wicker armchairs, festoon lighting, space heaters and individual Sonos speakers. Wisteria and roses will creep up the sides of the timber frames and of course you’re […]

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Bird of Smithfield Review: What We Thought

New? Bird of Smithfield opened just off the iconic Smithfield Market in early 2013. A five-storey Georgian townhouse with two bars, one classic dining room, a private dining room and a roof terrace with brilliant views over the market top. Where? 26 Smithfield Street, Farringdon, EC1A 9LB www.birdofsmithfield.com On the Menu: They call it a “fusion of British gastronomy with French cooking influences” and the kitchen is headed up by Tommy Boland, a chef who has worked with the likes of Philip Howard (The Square), Eric Chavot (Brasserie Chavot) and Eric Briffard (Culinary Arts Director at Le Cordon Blue). The À la carte menu […]

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Oxford Street’s New Rooftop Bar: Sisu

How does a Negroni and Old Fashioned vending machine sound to you? It sounds like a marvellous idea to us. That’s what you’re going to get at Sisu, Oxford Street’s new rooftop bar. Last year it was Notch London, the year before Roofnic and now it’s set around the idea of a utilitarian nature reserve with hints of Scandinavia. Back to the drinks. You’ll be able to buy tokens to operate a coin-operated cocktail tap so you can dispense your own Negronis and Old Fashioneds. Or, if they aren’t for you, there’ll be Camden Town Brewery beers, Caple Rd cider and […]

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What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend: 28th April – 1st May

May, we love you! Not one but two Bank Holidays means another blissful four day week and three day weekend. We’d almost say we’re not sure which is better but when you’ve got a glow in the dark boat parade, an England rugby player DJ-ing, a brand new afternoon tea and free beer we think we know the answer… Enjoy.

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We Review Soho’s New Bun House

What?  Based on the 1960’s tea houses in Hong Kong and the open street stalls, Bun House is the work of husband and wife team Alex Peffly and Z He. New? Yes, brand spanking new, in fact so new they are still putting the finishing touches to it – soon there’ll be a late night drinking den in the basement, the Tea Room. Where? 23-24 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DZ, www.bun.house On the Menu: Steamed buns are the order of the day, but unlike the open Taiwanese buns you’ll find at Bao, these are Cantonese style, meaning that they are closed […]

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