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Openings & Launches

Duck & Waffle Opens 2nd Restaurant

This is big news. Duck & Waffle are flying the nest and waddling on over to St James’s Market to launch Duck & Waffle Local. London is big on fast chicken – we’ve even got a fast-casual restaurant for turkey but not one for duck which, quite frankly, is a shame because the stats say we’re a city of duck lovers. Since it opened, Duck & Waffle have sold almost half a million of their signature duck and waffle dishes. That was until now, because Duck & Waffle Local is going to be much more casual. Firstly, it’s ground level […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Top Chefs Unite For an Epic Charity Dinner

Who’s cooking dinner? The question that has us hungry and excited for tonight, if it means we don’t have to cook ourselves… not to mention the gastronomy event of the season. Returning on 6th March for its 18th year, ‘Who’s Cooking Dinner?’ will unite world class culinary talent for an evening of fine dining shrouded in mystery to raise funds for research and treatment into leukaemia and blood cancers. In a game of chef roulette, 20 of the country’s most celebrated kitchen masters will take part in the charity dinner which sees 200 guests assigned to their tables by random draw for a one-off table service experience. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

12 Top Restaurants Worth the Queue

We are a nation of queuers but that doesn’t stop us getting reluctant when hunger strikes and there are ten (or more) people in our way. We’ve rounded up 12 of the best no-reservations restaurants so that at least you know if you’re going to stand in line, it’s worth every second…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Gin and Ginger Afternoon Tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel

The flavours of gin and ginger each scream winter warmth but put them together and things really hot up. You may not know that it’s actually a renowned winter combination originating from the 1730’s Frost Fairs, where pop-up stalls would appear on the frozen River Thames selling hot gin and gingerbread to warm the Londoners up. We think they’re a winning combination, so being British, isn’t it only right that somebody combined this paring, with another British staple; afternoon tea? Executive Head Chef at St. Ermin’s Hotel, Alexander Boyd, has done exactly that to commemorate London’s historic love affair with fragrant […]

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Openings & Launches

London Fashion Week Festival: The Most Stylish Event of the Year

New season, new wardrobe. Well, the temperatures may still be in the single figures but that doesn’t stop us from planning ahead, Pinning our favourite summer looks and mentally packing for our trip to Croatia we booked on payday. Fashion week fever is upon us; the streets of Soho have come alive with bloggers, editors and models, there to be seen in covetable street style looks… and some outfits slightly more questionable. Like any fashionista worth their salt, London Fashion Weekend – aka the most stylish event of the year – has had a bit of a makeover this year […]

Reviews

Mac & Wild Review: What We Thought

What? Following on from the success of the Mac & Wild restaurant on Titchfield Street, Andy Waugh and his crew are back with their winter pop-up in Devonshire Square just five minutes from Liverpool Street. New? Yes, the pop-up opened at the end of last year, although you only have until the end of February to visit. Where? 9A Devonshire Square, Aldgate, EC2M 4YN, www.macandwild.com On the Menu: The menu revolves around game and venison, all of which is shot in the wild from Andy’s family estate in Ardgay, the rest of their produce comes from friends and neighbouring estates and […]

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10 of the Most Unusual London Venues

We bet you never thought you’d eat oysters on a double decker bus or take part in a fine dining supper club… in a tube carriage from the sixties. If you want to try somewhere a little more quirky than your usual haunts, trade Starbucks with a black cab and your Friday night bar with a jazz club in a church crypt. They shouldn’t work but they do, so here are 10 unusual London venues offering everything from coffee to afternoon tea.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Battersea Power Station Unveils Its Eagerly Awaited New Venues

Let’s play a game. No11, No32, No1, No197, what comes next? The answer is No29. No29 Battersea Power Station to be precise, in other words the next venue from neighbourhood pub group, Darwin and Wallace, who is adding to their portfolio which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station. Just one of the many independent venues chosen to open in London’s newest ‘riverside village’ aka Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village, No29 will join a stellar lineup of bars, cafes and restaurants set to open in Summer 2017. Circus West Village is the first destination to open within […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tarantino Takeover at Backyard Cinema

What if we told you there was a world beyond Netflix and Chill? For those sick of the lacklustre choice of English Netflix (we miss proxy browsers), and sitting at home in their pyjamas all weekend (no judgement) we have a solution: Backyard Cinema has taken on Tarantino. We repeat, Tarantino. What once started as a homemade project in owner Dominic Davies’ very own back garden has grown to be one of London’s most recognised and sought after alternative cinema experiences. Since moving into it’s new, permanent home, Backyard Cinema has produced the Lost World as a jungle adventure, and created an enchanted […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hemsley + Hemsley Workshop at London City Island

This year, London will be getting a new neighbourhood; London City Island by EcoWorld Ballymore. The 12-acre island on Leamouth Peninsula will be home to English National Ballet and The London Film School as well as 1,700 new homes and a variety of restaurants and retail spaces. The first restaurant to move onto the island is The Island Grocer and you can experience it first and learn some new cooking skills at an exclusive Hemsley + Hemsley workshop. Taking place on Saturday 4th March, sisters and authors of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple, Jasmine and Melissa […]

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