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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The World’s Best Bar Begins its London Residency

As part of their Club Residencies project, The Bloomsbury Club Bar welcome BlackTail, the critically acclaimed NYC bar from the team behind The Dead Rabbit (officially named The World’s Best Bar). BlackTail itself evokes Prohibition era bars in Havana, with it’s name referring Aeromarine Airways, which helped give temporary respite to Americans from their booze-less land. Well, legal booze anyway. While drinks are inspired by Prohibition, they have been refined using modern techniques and for modern tastes. Their inventive menu will certainly bring a taste of New York (and Havana) to London, offering four of BlackTail’s most popular drinks as […]

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Nutbourne Review: What We Thought

What: The third venue from the Gladwin brothers, who are also behind acclaimed restaurants The Shed and Rabbit, Nutbourne takes its name from the Gladwins’ family farm and vineyard in West Sussex. New? Nutbourne was launched in the heart of Battersea last autumn. Where? 35-37 Parkgate Road, Battersea, SW11 4NP www.nutbourne-restaurant.com On the Menu: Nutbourne has very recently changed the layout of their menu from a selection of small and large plates to the starter, main, pudding format. The menu has been designed to offer diners a true taste of rural life with all-British ingredients. Dishes change regularly but expect to find the likes […]

Openings & Launches

Top London Restaurant Group Opens Aster

Following on from the announcement that there will be a second Bluebird at the end of this year, restaurant super group, D&D London are about to open their next restaurant, Aster. Opening in Victoria’s Nova quarter, Aster, which has been designed by Russell Sage Studios will be made up of a café and deli on the ground floor and upstairs a restaurant and bar. And the food? It’s the work of Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka (Skylon, Cirrus Inns’ Epicurean Collection, Company of Cooks, La Tante Claire and Hotel Balzac) who looks to both her Finnish heritage and her French culinary […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chi Kitchen’s Special ‘Tai Chi’ menu

A Tai Chi menu at a restaurant? No, it is not a list of Tai Chi moves to choose from, but a menu of healthy Asian dishes. The menu has been created by Executive Chef Ping Coombes, of Masterchef fame, aiming to embrace the philosophy of Tai Chi in food form. The menu promotes health, wellbeing and most importantly, balance – much like Tai Chi. So to balance out the healthy chicken and Chinese herb soup with goji berries, enjoy a deep fried tuna and avocado sushi roll. Or to balance out the quinoa salad with cucumber, cherry tomato, egg, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bluebird Announces 2nd Restaurant

Bluebird; it’s synonymous with the Kings Road, entertaining those in MiC and being one of London’s iconic restaurants. Last year saw it undergo an extensive refurbishment and emerge with a refreshed menu, but that was 2016 and this is 2017 and in 2017 they are expanding. This winter, there’ll be not one, but two Bluebirds (with the potential for more in the future) as they open up at Television Centre, the former home of the BBC, in White City. The 5000-square foot space will feature a café, bar, deli and outdoor terrace and is part of an £8 billion regeneration […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Meat Lust Bare Bones Bus Tour

Buses aren’t just for transporting you across our fair city, nope in London you can have afternoon tea on buses, last year you could go around drinking gin and you’ll find one bus serving up oysters and in 2017 one double decker bus is becoming The Meat Lust Bare Bones Bus as Meat Lust team up with Ben Spalding– and they’re going on a BBQ tour. The bus has been stripped of its usual interior and in its place, a Primo XL400 Grill, dining booths and a craft beer bar from Gipsy Hill Brewing who will be pairing all the […]

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Plot Opens in Tooting Market

They say Tooting is up and coming, but we reckon it’s beyond that, Tooting now has firmly established itself on London’s food scene and now bringing their restaurant to it are cousins Harry Smith and Mark Kimber. Setting up shop in Tooting’s Broadway Market, the fifteen-cover restaurant will be a showcase of the best seasonal and local British produce. Meat comes from Chadwick’s on Tooting High Street, fish from Moxons in Clapham South, olives come from Kent and cured meats and pickled beets from West Dorset. Heading up the kitchen will be chef Giles Elstob. Breakfast will be a coffee […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

14 Top Ways to Stay Healthy This Month

January is a funny month really, on the one hand all we want to do is eat cheese, hibernate and wait for spring to emerge and on the other hand we’re told that we need to become brighter, shinier versions of ourselves. Tricky. We’re not saying you need to detox, but if you just want to balance out the festivities check out these healthy going-ons in London – we’ve also included some not so healthy options…all about balance.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Black Cat Cabaret Supper Clubs

Combining decadence and debauchery in the best way possible, The Black Cat Cabaret bring to you a series of supper clubs to be hosted at the same basement space that housed the iconic Pigalle Club, taking guests back to a time where opulence and elegance was the spirit of the age. The five drinks on offer have been created by mixologist Chris Edwardes of Groucho Club and Jazz Café; they’re inspired by Black Cabaret stars and are sure to be electrifying accompaniments for the evening. Additional electrifying accompaniments to the evening include dishes rustled up by Head Chef Alex Foley with […]

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Popolo Shoreditch Review: What We Thought

New? Popolo Shoreditch opened its doors in October, before which it came to life as a pop-up in Haggerston. Where? 26 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3DU, www.popoloshoreditch.com On the Menu: Italian, Spanish and North African-inspired small plates make up the menu, with strong pasta dishes hinting at the kitchen’s experience with Theo Randall. First Impressions: Tucked down Rivington Street, a few doors down from The Rivington Grill and Tramshed, Popolo occupies a former takeaway shop. Not that you’d know – it was completely gutted over the summer – now, exposed brick walls and a bar made of scaffolding bring it […]

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