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Butterscotch Bakery Opens in Old Street Station

When it comes to cakes and American food, Bea Vo is a bit of a pro. She was the founder of Bea’s of Bloomsbury and is founder and executive chef of Stax, Boondocks and The Famous Flames and now she is about to open a new bakery, Butterscotch, in Old Street Station. It’s all about American home cooking, so, along with brownies, cupcakes and marshmallows, Bea will be cooking pies, cobblers, breads and muffins, with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options too. Cupcakes include peanut butter Reese’s peanut butter cup; pistachio vanilla and chocolate fudge. Brownies aren’t just your usual […]

Openings & Launches

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square New Restaurant

At the start of the year we saw the opening of Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square and tomorrow will see the opening of Mei Ume which will join the hotel’s existing restaurant, La Dame de Pic London. Heading up the kitchen will be Head Chef Tony Truong (Royal China) with Sushi Chef Mun Seok Choi (Sake no Hana) and Dim Sum Chef Liang Kian Cheng (Yauatcha). Bringing Chinese and Japanese dishes together, (Mei Ume is inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom) you’ll find dishes such as crispy baby squid with salted eggs; dim […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 9th-11th June

Election results aside, one thing we can all agree on is that we need a little bit of uplifting this weekend. Luckily for us, that means food festivals, cheese markets, baking competitions and free hugs, and that’s before you take into account that Saturday is World Gin Day – so on that front think gin tastings, bottomless gin brunching, G&T ice cream and a gin-infused house party.

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Summer Solstice at The Top of The Shard

If you’re looking to celebrate summer solstice but can’t quite make it to Stonehenge for a 4-day camping festival then you don’t have to look any further than central London. Morning Gloryville will be bringing the spirit of the long-standing tradition to The Shard for a special early morning rave at London’s tallest landmark. The longest day of the year will kick off bright and early at 4.15am on Wednesday 21st June, going on until 8.30am so you can impress your colleagues with an early morning festivity of the elements whilst still making it to work on time. The View […]

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Openings & Launches

Coupette Opens in Bethnal Green

This month, Bethnal Green will gain a new French neighbourhood bar, headed up by the former head bartender of the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, Chris Moore. Making a home for itself on the ground floor of a 160-year old building which was formerly The Albion pub, Coupette will be making use of lesser-known ingredients such as calvados, cidre and poiré. Designed around the six borders of France known as the French hexagon, the cocktail menu will draw inspiration from the heritage of art, fashion, design and craftmanship in French culture. Keeping to the theme of six, the menu is […]

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A New Kind of Afternoon Tea Comes to Blakes

When éclair brand Maitre Choux and tea specialists Lalani & Co. come together to create the perfect Chelsea-style afternoon tea, you can expect great things. The unique dining experience will be available at Blakes hotel from 9th June and they’ve got the perfect pairings that will make you wonder why they didn’t come up with this idea sooner. Lalani & Co have been hard at work with three Michelin-star pastry Chef Joakim Prat from Maitre Choux’s Kensington residence to match the right tea with the right pastry. It’s no easy feat let us assure you. There will be four pairings […]

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Paddington’s Botanical Floating Gin Bar

Just when you thought we’d run out of ideas of where to enjoy a G&T, London’s first ever Floating Pocket Park comes to Paddington! This unique area will be the first of its kind in central London and will be hosting a variety of events this summer. They won’t be forgetting about World Gin Day on Saturday 10th June as the unique venue will be the only place to celebrate what should really be a national holiday (we’re missing bank holiday season already, can you tell?) .The Botanical Bar goes perfectly with the outdoorsy atmosphere that the Floating Pocket Park […]

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Spring Tasting Menu at Avista Mayfair

What? Award-winning Italian dining in Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square, headed up by Executive Chef, Arturo Granato. Where? Avista sits adjacent to the Millennium Hotel, right in the centre of leafy Grosvenor Square: 39 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1K 2HP, www.avistarestaurant.com On the Menu: Guests can go straight in with the a la carte menu or try a little bit of everything (as we did) with the tasting menu. Opt for the wine pairing option to elevate your experience. First Impressions: You can’t not be impressed as you approach your destination through Grosvenor Square. Winding through the backstreets of Mayfair on a balmy Wednesday evening, the atmosphere was relaxed and bustley […]

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Guides

14 of the Best Date Venues

Ah, dating. As if meeting a potential match isn’t hard enough you then have to agree on a date and time (headache) – and that’s before you even decide on the venue itself. Whether you’d like to get to know each other over a cocktail or you want to impress with your putting skills, here is our guide to London’s best date venues.

Openings & Launches

Richard Corrigan Opens Dickie’s Bar

If you were going to open a new bar then you’d want to get the best of the best on board – it’s not the time for half measures. You’d want to get someone like Gregory Buda from The Dead Rabbit, New York (voted the World’s Best Bar in the World’s 50 Best 2016) or someone like Richard Ryan founder of Drinksology. If you’re Richard Corrigan then you’d get both and you’d call your bar Dickie’s Bar and open it at your restaurant Corrigan’s Mayfair. Set to open at the end of this month, the bar will be a late-night […]

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15 of the Best June Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

We can but hope that June has some very sunny days in store for us but one thing we can be certain of is that there are meringues, martinis, seafood, gin and all round feasting to be participated in so read on, plan ahead and get booking. It’s going to be a good one.

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Henrietta: Flawless Dining in Covent Garden

What? Henrietta is the restaurant and bar inside the cool new Covent Garden hotel of the same name, aptly named after the street it sits on. New? Henrietta Hotel only opened in April, successfully securing top dog Ollie Dabbous in the process, in the hope of offering Covent Garden the type of quality dining it currently lacks. Where? 14-15 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8QH, www.henriettahotel.com On the Menu: Ollie Dabbous is no stranger to producing stunning plates of food but at Henrietta the menu has more of a nod to French cooking than his previous ventures. A second nod goes towards the area […]

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