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Bubblewrap Opens: The Next Instagram Sensation

It’s taken three rejected site offers, three sits falling through, two years of trading on weekend markets across London and catering for three festivals but next month Tony Fang will see Bubblewrap, the egg waffle company, finally moving into its first permanent home. Back in the 1950s egg waffles became a thing in Hong Kong as a way to use up broken eggs that couldn’t be sold – the name refers to the fact that it looks obviously like bubble wrap. They then get coated in all manner of toppings. We’re talking Matcha gelato, strawberry cheesecake gelato, fruit such as […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Roast Restaurant Launches Tasting Menu for February

Roast dinner. A British staple, we have all become that snooty connoisseur when a Sunday roast is mentioned. But any Londoner worth their salt knows that it is Borough Market’s very own Roast Restaurant that is famed for serving one of the best roast dinners in the capital. This February, Roast is set to take things further with the launch of their tasting menu, the Sussex Breed Horn to Hoof. This marks the first in a brand new series of tasting menus at the restaurant, taking place throughout the year. Head chef Stuart Cauldwell, one of Roast’s Sussex-based farmers, has […]

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Bon Vivant Opens in Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is set to get a little joie de vivre this month with the arrival of Bon Vivant, a neighbourhood French restaurant that’s going to be decadent, naughty and endlessly French. It’ll serve croissants and coffee in the morning followed by light lunches, intimate dinners and indulgent bottomless brunches. Dishes will include classics such as tartines, charcuterie plates and magret de canard as well as more modern offerings and a French focused wine list. Designed by BusbyWebb, Bon Vivant will feature a wrap- around terrace, banquettes, traditional woven bistro chairs and navy velvet seats. Throughout the restaurant will be provocative […]

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Shake Shack Victoria’s FREE Limited Edition Milkshakes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that 2013 saw Londoners rejoice at the Covent Garden opening of American favourite Shake Shack which, despite immediate success, did not open a new branch for another two years. Shake Shack has finally given us more reason to celebrate, opening its fifth site at Victoria’s Nova and sweet talking us into celebrating with a limited-edition Mast Brothers treat – the Mast Cocoa Beer Float – complimentary with the purchase of any burger on opening day. Created by Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati and Mast London’s Head Chocolate Maker Jon Hogan, […]

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Lorne Opens in Victoria

Breaking away from the norm, there will actually be a restaurant opening in Victoria this year which isn’t in NOVA. Lorne Restaurant is opening next month, a modern British menu where wine and food are both equal – not surprising given it’s the work of a sommelier and a chef. Having met at The Square, sommelier Katie Exton (The River Café, Chez Bruce and The Square) and chef Peter Hall, (The Square, Brawn and San Francisco’s Benu) are coming together to create a restaurant which is all about good food and wine, without any pretentiousness or snobbery. There’ll be a […]

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Drink and Learn at Village East’s Grape Society

Exciting news for booze lovers. Village East Bar and Restaurant in Bermondsey are launching The Grape Society, a new monthly wine and spirits masterclass series. Experience alcohol of all varieties and learn about the rich notes and flavours within the finest aperitifs. At the Grape Society, you’ll have the chance to sample first-rate wine and full-bodied spirits in the company of knowledgeable experts and fellow booze enthusiast. But novices need not be put off. These masterclasses cater to all. Discussions are casual and conversational so you won’t find any pretentious wine speak or pompous gin jargon here. The Grape Society make alcohol […]

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The Scotch Egg Challenge: Who Will Egg-cel?

The humble Scotch egg; loved and appreciated by many a hungry Brit at lunchtime or in the pub at just about any time, there isn’t much else we require for such a classic. Until now. Returning for its sixth year, the Scotch Egg Challenge will be coming to The Canonbury Tavern in Islington in eggtraordinary style. Shortlisted contestants will compete in two categories, Conventional and Unconventional. Chefs from Ealing Park Tavern and The Rat Inn will take part in the Traditional Egg category, paying homage to the classic Scotch Egg, whilst chefs from The Cinnamon Collection and Tang will be battling […]

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Culture

A Valentine’s Afternoon Tea With a Side of Bling

Love is most certainly in the air and whether a bit of bling is the key to your heart or you would rather be swept off your feet by a blissful rush of sugar, Conrad London St. James are offering the delight of both with their limited edition ‘Love-Knot’ Valentine’s afternoon tea. Food is definitely the way to our hearts… Indulge in the most quintessential of Valentine’s dates in the hotel’s Emmeline’s lounge – known for its afternoon tea. For one week only, you’ll a find romantically-themed assortment of opulent teas, decadent cakes and delicious nibbles served with a side of serious […]

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Reviews

Shane’s on Canalside Review: What We Thought

What: Shane’s on Canalside is all about wild meats, line caught fish and wild foraged seasonal produce; they even host their own butchery classes. New? Shane’s on Canalside opened in June 2016 as part of the Here East complex joined by other restaurants like neighbourhood trattoria, Gotto, and The Breakfast Club (read our review here). Where? 26 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney E15 2GW www.shanesoncanalside.com On the Menu: The menu showcases seasonal Britain with foraging, freshness and quality leading the way so expect dishes like whole roasted salt marsh wild partridge, grilled wild Mallard breast, and vegetarian Wellington with mushroom, leek […]

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‘Tale as Old as Time’ Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea

“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!” said Lumière. Fall into Disney heaven at Town House at The Kensington with their new whimsical afternoon tea inspired by the new Beauty and the Beast film. The Tale As Old As Time afternoon tea will be complete with Mrs. Potts and Chip Potts dishware – time to be their guest. Eat your way through the film, with cakes inspired by classic scenes. Begin with a vanilla and gold Jelly, served with your own Mrs. Potts teapot full of cream then let the iconic Belle and Beast snowball fight […]

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