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Tamarind Collection Opens Tamarind Kitchen

The award-winning Tamarind Collection (Tamarind of Mayfair and Zaika of Kensington) are set to open their next restaurant, Tamarind Kitchen, next month in Soho. Focusing on the idea that the kitchen should be the heart of any home (rightly so), they’ll be bringing convivial dining to Soho, with dishes that are reimagined from their Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant. With many dishes cooked in the Tandoor oven, you can expect to find the likes of Makai Kachumber: a corn and vegetable salad with chat masala dressing and Karara Kekda, soft shell crab with potato salad and homemade pickles. Other dishes include Guchchhee […]

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
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Number 177 Bar & Kitchen Opens

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen in Hackney Wick is getting a sister site today as Bruno Cabral, founder of The Number Group, opens Number 177 Bar & Kitchen in Hoxton. It too will be a mix of music, art and food (three of the finest things in life), with a German edge to it. It’ll be taking inspiration from Berlin’s bar scene, although we assume it will be easier to get into than Berghain… It’s going to be big; there’ll be space for 350 of us and a sliding wall covered in graffiti will divide the main restaurant and bar […]

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London’s Top Chefs Celebrate Ceviche Soho’s 5th Birthday

Think back five years ago, could you name a Peruvian restaurant in London? We struggled to think of one. If Londoners wanted to experience authentic Peruvian food and drinks they would probably have had to pack their bags, head to Heathrow and endure a 14-hour flight. That all changed when Peruvian chef Martin Morales opened the doors to Ceviche Soho, introducing a diverse range of flavours such as Nikkei, Criollo, Chifa and Amazonian to the capital. Five years on, Ceviche Soho is still whetting the appetite of hundreds of Londoners with their menu and not to forget those pisco sours… So, it’s only right […]

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Live At Zédel Presents French Festival at Brassiere Zédel

When you think ‘French’, delicate macaroons, impeccable style and that accent are amongst the first things to come to mind. But this March, Brassiere Zédel have bought France to you, without even a mention of the Eiffel Tower nor a whiff of that Eurostar ticket. Teaming up with Live at Zédel, Brassiere Zédel will host an eight day extravaganza of French culture, filled with food, music and live performances. Many shows will grace the stage of the Crazy Coqs, including Les Siestes Acoustiques de Bastian Lallement, inviting you to enjoy music and spoken word, whilst you doze on the floor – […]

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Chocolate Afternoon Tea
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London’s New Chocolate Afternoon Tea

We’re British; we’re known for our love of afternoon tea and we are well aware of that, but more recently we’re known for our high chocolate consumption (we are firmly in the top ten of the chocolate consumption league…oops). Therefore, the two combined make a match made in heaven and St Martin’s Lane knows that. Let us introduce you to the Chocolate Dreams Afternoon Tea in partnership with British cocoa growers Hotel Chocolat…and there’s unlimited hot chocolate. Hotel Chocolat has devised a menu that no chocoholic will be disappointed with. To start savoury, how about a caraway roll with chicken, tarragon and sundried […]

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Balans Soho Society Opens in Clapham

It’s been 30 years since the Balans Soho Society opened on Old Compton Street and to celebrate, they are have headed south and opened their first site on the other side of the river, over in Clapham. They’ll be doing what Balans does best, serving up morale boosting cocktails and encouraging us to indulge in our decadent side. Cocktails include the likes of Slap on the Rum made from Red Leg spiced rum, pineapple, mint and ginger beer and the Jaliscan Night – a mix of El Jimador tequila, activated charcoal, agave and violet. To accompany it will hearty brunches […]

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13 of the Best March Pop-Ups and Supperclubs to Book Now

We’re finally emerging out of winter and heading towards spring, and as we do there are a whole host of pop-ups and supper clubs this month to welcome us out of hibernation. You’ll find alcoholic sweets, code-breaking cocktails, Caribbean brunches, revolts at the Tower of London and 25 bars in one venue…

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Sandwich Amnesty: Upgrade Your Lunch at The Cheese Bar

If like us, you can regularly be found spending your weekends exploring London’s food markets, you may be familiar with little Alfie, the bright yellow 1970’s ice cream van selling the best grilled cheese sandwiches in London…it’s The Cheese Bar. Let us put a big cheesy smile on that face of yours by telling you that The Cheese Bar is set to open the doors to its first permanent restaurant in the historic Camden Stable Market (we told you about it here back in December). To celebrate their upcoming permanent restaurant, the king of grilled cheese Mathew Carver has teamed up […]

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Fortnum and Mason
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3 and 6 Bar, Fortnum & Mason’s New Bar

If you were having a cocktail party in the 1930s and didn’t want to have to put in the work, then you could pay Fortnum & Mason to throw the party for you in your own house. Handy. And the cost for that was just three shillings and sixpence, or in today’s terms £11 (don’t worry that didn’t include alcohol, otherwise we really are getting a rough deal now) which is the same price as Fortnum’s iconic cocktails. Whilst you can’t get Fortnum’s to throw a party for you, for 3’6 you can visit their new bar: 3 and 6. […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Bar Swapping Cocktails for Books

World Book Day at school was great, you got a free book and could dress up as your favourite character. You either went all out and arrived in a bear suit, duffel coat and red wellingtons, or you came in normal clothes and pretended you were some girl from a Jacqueline Wilson book – lacking imagination we say. Perhaps we need to start introducing it into offices too… Anyway, Paddington costume or not, we will be heading to The Bloomsbury Club Bar, because to celebrate World Book Day on the 2nd March, they will be swapping books for cocktails. You […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 24th-26th February

Oh weekend, we’ve been waiting for you and now you’re finally within our reaches. This time tomorrow it’ll be Friday and we’ll all be on full weekend mode, but for today let us just get you in the mood with these top plans. From new brunches and afternoon teas to rooftop pop-ups and story telling…

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Smith & Wollensky Brunch Review: What We Thought

What? One of London’s top steak restaurants, Smith & Wollensky hopped across the pond a couple of years ago, bringing with it USDA prime beef and pretty epic puddings. They’ve recently expanded into brunch because they (rightly) think that steak is too good to save for later in the day… New? Smith & Wollensky opened in London back in 2015 but only launched their brunch towards the end of last year. We headed along one Sunday to check it out. Where? The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Strand, WC2N 6HT, www.smithandwollensky.co.uk On the Menu: Printed on a satisfyingly large and weighty A3 sheet, the brunch […]

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