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The World’s End Market Review: What We Thought

What: Based on the idea of market-fresh produce, The World’s End Market serves simple, fresh food made using local ingredients. New? On the site of the former World’s End Pub, it opened as the restaurant it is now in December 2014. Where? The World’s End Market, 459 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW10 0LR, www.theworldsendmarket.com On the Menu: Meat and fish take centre stage here, simply prepared by grill-searing to lock in the natural flavours, which comes from using natural fresh ingredients. It also boasts a section of ‘the best meat in the world’ – a selection of cuts from world-class Spanish meat connoisseur, José Gordon including carpaccio, flank steak and cured […]

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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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Westerns Laundry
Openings & Launches

Westerns Laundry Opens in LoHo

2014 was the year that Stoke Newington welcomed Primeur, and now Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell are back with their next restaurant in Lower Holloway…or as we like to call it, LoHo. To get to Westerns Laundry you’ll need to pass through a feather blade fence and entry code gate, before crossing the forecourt, planted with Himalayan birch trees and dotted with benches, designed and made by Jeremie. Lining the way will be cobbles which once lined the gangway at King’s Cross Station, they’ll lead you right up to the floor to ceiling crittall doors – if you’re not clued up […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Read and Feed at Lowndes ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’

Prepare yourself bookworms, we’ve got news you’ll definitely want to hear. Lowndes Bar and Kitchen has announced their new ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’ to celebrate March’s World Book Day – aka our favourite mufti day when we were at school. The weekly reader’s digest will offer a complimentary book expertly chosen by local independent bookstore Belgravia Books with every Lowndes set brunch on Sundays. Each month will bring a different book from various authors to captivate hungry minds. The sessions kick off with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ latest novel, Belgravia, a gripping tale of mystery and intrigue behind the closed doors of London’s […]

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Where the Top Bloggers are Hanging Out During LFW

London Fashion Week starts today, and as the models, bloggers, editors and stylists swarm the streets flaunting their covetable wardrobes, what we really want to know is what goes on behind the scenes? Where do those in the know go for a quick bite to eat in between shows, or a well-deserved drink in the evening? We ask 8 top fashion bloggers where they like to hang out during the madness of London Fashion Week and – no surprises here – they’re pretty stylish places…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Handbook Meets… Christabel Beeson

Putting on a show-stopping parties, supper clubs and pop-ups worthy of Instagram envy, has made Christabel Beeson the go to events planner for brands including Nike, MTV, Kurt Geiger and Versace as well as every day Londoners. With everything from stunning venues, lively entertainment and delicious food on offer, Christabel’s events are always a memorable occasion, guaranteed. But just where does the inspiration for these sensational experiences come from? We caught up with her to find out what it takes to turn an event idea into a triumphant shindig. What led you to setting up your workshops and masterclasses?  I love trying to encourage people’s creative […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hush Mayfair Celebrates LFW With ‘Icons’ Menu

Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Coco Chanel. No, we’re not talking about powerful women but, instead, fabulous cocktails on Hush Mayfair’s new ‘Icons’ menu. The menu, specially curated to turn back time to the golden age of fashion, is inspired by London Fashion Week and reflects the best of Hush’s light and delicate dishes. Plancha tiger prawns with chilli dressing and burnt lime, roasted tuna with pistachio crust, aubergine caviar and fennel salad, and fragrant sweet potato mash with seasoned wild mushrooms all feature on the menu to satisfy your palate, whilst (handily) leaving some room for dessert (a […]

Openings & Launches

XU: The Next Restaurant From the BAO Team

Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, aka the team from BAO are back. That alone should be enough to get you excited. We’ll tell you more though. They’re back with a new Taiwanese restaurant and bar XU and it’s opening this spring. Opening on Rupert Street on the edge of China Town, XU will be set across two floors and will feature a cocktail bar, Taiwanese tea bar, private dining space and 76-cover restaurant. Named after Erchen’s late grandfather, the restaurant will pay homage to the rich history and cultural past of Taiwan, with the menu split […]

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