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COYA
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COYA Angel Court Comes to Bank

If you find yourself in need of some ceviche and a pisco sour whilst wandering the streets of Mayfair then COYA has always been your safe bet – it has previously been crowned London’s ‘Best Restaurant of the Year’. But if you’re in the city, you haven’t been so lucky. Until now. World-leading restaurant group, COYA is set to open a second London site at the start of May. Located in Bank’s new Angel Court development, the restaurant will bring the familiar Latin American vibe to a more corporate audience. Open day to night, COYA Angel Court will have a […]

Yolk
Openings & Launches

Yolk: Gourmet Takeaway in the City

It’s a familiar tale: popular street food stall hits the big time and, after establishing a loyal following, gets a permanent home. The best things come in small packages though so Yolk are keeping it real and taking over a little site in Finsbury Avenue Square, just by Liverpool Street Station. Offering nearby office workers a new option for al-desko breakfast and lunch and, as the name suggests, eggs rule the roost. Breakfast, served from 7am, will see egg pots like Yolk’s signature Eggs Benedict pot: poached Buford Brown eggs sprinkled with pulled 24-hour ham hock, topped with a generous […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

There’s a Meaty Festival Hitting The Big Smoke

Move over music festivals, there’s a big juicy rib festival hitting town…say hello to The Big Smoke! The Blues Kitchen, Brixton are transforming into a carnivores paradise, aka a 3-night rib festival. Yes you read that correctly, a festival celebrating juicy, smokey ribs accompanied by sets from world class blues, roots and soul artists every night. BBQ legends Neil Rankin, Wayne Mueller and DJ BBQ will be making our mouths water and the people to blame when our cheeks are smothered in BBQ sauce. There will even be a custom built propane tank 108-inch smoker – talk about serious smoking. Neil Rankin, former […]

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Kanada-Ya Duo Open Machiya

Aaron Burgess-Smith and Tony Lam, the duo behind Kanada-Ya, are set to launch their next restaurant, right next to their second Kanada-Ya on Panton street. Taking its name from the wooden townhouses that once made up the traditional cityscape of Kyoto, Machiya will be an all-day Japanese restaurant. Things’ll start with Japanese tapas-style dishes known as kobachi; hotcakes (similar to pancakes but fluffier) and their own take on the popular avocado on toast made from thickly sliced Japanese milk bread, crushed avocado and yuzu juice with furikake seasoning. Lunch and dinner will centre around traditional Japanese dishes such as Gyukatsu, a […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Zoilo Comes to Percy & Founders for an Unmissable 5-Course Supperclub

Few things get us more excited than the news of two foodies coming together for a one-off event. Diego Cardoso, Executive Chef at Open House (the group behind Percy & Founders, The Lighterman and The Larder) and Diego Jacquet, Chef Patron at Marylebone restaurant Zoilo, are combining their talents to bring Londoners a 5-course supper club at Percy & Founders to really get in that spring spirit. This foodie feast will begin with canapés created by both chefs before guests are treated to Chef Jacquet’s surprise starter (it’s set to be spectacular). Next is the turn of Chef Cardoso; think smoked ricotta and burrata tortellini […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

All Things Cognac at Mondrian London

Unless you’re a Cognac connoisseur, you may be quite unsure on how exactly it’s meant to be consumed. Neat? On the rocks? Diluted with water? Or if you’re anything like us, you love it in a cocktail. Mondrian London is launching a pop-up experience with one of the oldest Cognac houses in the world, Martell Cognac, to answer all these questions once and for all. Two experiences have been created to showcase Cognac in a new light and educate guests on a variety of ways for the drink to be enjoyed. The Martell bar will be mixing up a small selection […]

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London’s New Pizzeria: Quartieri

Quartieri is a Napoletana pizzeria coming to Kilburn this spring with one aim – to make the best pizzas using the finest produce from Naples. The menu will make the most of artisanal produce from independent suppliers, to start there’ll be frittura such as crocchette, arancini and bruschetta topped with buffalo mozzarella and tomato. Of course, you’re there for the pizza. The team are taking inspiration from a family recipe dating back to 1923, from the guys who brought Naples the famous Pizzeria Trianon Vomero. They’ll use flour and grain that has been milled in the traditional way, risen slowly with minimal yeast […]

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Swingers
Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Swingers Open Launches: Crazy Golf Gets Serious

The Masters may be over but we are turning our attention to another major golfing competition: The Swingers Open. Every Londoner’s favourite crazy golf course is launching London’s first crazy golf championships and let us tell you this, it’s going to get serious. If you haven’t experienced a Swingers date or team bonding session, golf club in hand, then now is your time to tee off. Round up 8 of your most co-ordinated colleagues (2 teams of 4) and compete against rival teams from the same industry. Competition dates are set out on their website but, for example, PR and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mayfair’s Smart New Japanese Pop-Up

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have a never-ending mental list of pop-ups and supper clubs you want to visit before they disappear as quickly as they arrived. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, this isn’t always possible – be it because everyone else has pipped us to the post (one recent pop-up bar had a waiting list of 8,000) or the run of one or two dates simply don’t work. A month-long pop-up/kitchen takeover – call it what you will – is now running, and will continue to run throughout April. Mayfair’s Avenue is hosting the event which will see […]

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We Review London’s Highest Sunday Roast

What: Oblix, the restaurant on the 32nd floor of The Shard, has just launched a Sunday roast with a decadent twist, available every Sunday from midday – 2.45pm. New? The roast was launched at the end of March – a welcome addition to the restaurant which boasts a wood fired oven, charcoal grill and rotisserie. Where: Oblix, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, Southwark, SE1 9RY www.oblixrestaurant.com On the Menu: A sophisticated spin on the Sunday roast makes it fit for the surroundings – mains consist of suckling pig, chicken with truffle, rib of beef and rotisserie duck, with roast lamb on the menu when we visited. Sides are […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sky High Champagne Dinner

Fancy yourself a bit of a Champagne connoisseur or just like knocking back the bubbles?  Either way a Champagne dinner on the 37th level of Sky Garden sounds like a pretty cracking way to spend a Thursday evening. Fenchurch will be joined by Moët & Chandon (and if you think you’re a connoisseur, then you’ll know it’s pronounced Mo-et not Mo-ay) for a six-course pairing menu, which will illustrate the Champagne’s versatility and diverse flavour. Dishes will include chicken with creamed mushrooms and white asparagus served with Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé, 1985 and line-caught mackerel tartare with oyster, monk’s beard and borage paired […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Feast Like You’re In Ibiza at Dead Dolls House

When it comes to feasts, the Roman god, Bacchus was said to have some pretty infamous ones and whilst you won’t be able to ever experience a true Roman feast (we don’t do time travel, sorry) you can go to Dead Dolls House for their Bacchanalian feasts. The second feast sees Executive Chef Joe Hill creating  a true Filipino feast. Upon arrival guests will receive a welcome cocktail of Garden Ginpom (gin, pomelo, lemon, rose and basil) before sitting down to a four course dinner including burnt aubergine with sesame salted caramel, pork belly with oyster and an apple and walnut tart, […]

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