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40 Michelin Stars, 30 Chefs, 1 Community Kitchen

As food lovers we are certainly conscious about the sourcing of our food, and both the environmental and ethical effects involved in its production (just think of all the ‘seasonal, British menus’ out there) but it’s all too easy for our awareness to stop the minute that last mouthful has been swallowed. The behind the scenes impact of food waste has been brought to light recently, with incredible initiatives like the wastED pop-up restaurant at Selfridges and Skye Gyngell’s Scratch menu at her Somerset House restaurant, Spring which uses leftovers in innovative ways to make creative menus for their discerning, […]

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Celebrate World Malbec Day with 7 Days of Malbec at Gaucho

Out of all the Mondays in 2017, April 17th is set to be one of the best – it’s World Malbec Day! A whole day celebrating red wine and a day when Gaucho will be selling all 75 of its Malbecs at half price or less. It’s true what UB40 say, Red red wine can’t get you off my mind. Argentina’s Domingo Faustino Sarmiento made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry by introducing World Malbec Day and Gaucho will be celebrating appropriately by hosting 7 Days of Malbec. The event will showcase the grape that is at the heart of the […]

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 […]

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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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Hawksmoor
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Top Steak at Hawksmoor Borough

What? Huw Gott and Will Beckett are back with their first London Hawksmoor to open since 2014, right next to Borough Market. New? Yes, it opened at the start of March whilst, the Cooks’ Room – a 16-cover private dining room with its own kitchen – has just launched. Where? 16 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AQ, www.thehawksmoor.com On the Menu: Whilst Hawksmoor is renowned for its steak, it isn’t just about cuts of meat. To start you’ll find the likes of Salcombe crab on toast; potted beef and bacon with Yorkshires and Old Spot belly ribs. Main courses, beyond the […]

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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 […]

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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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Openings & Launches

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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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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Goode & Wright Review: What We Thought

What: Goode & Wright is an independent bistro and wine bar on London’s iconic Portobello Road. New? Originally opening 3 years ago Goode & Wright recently underwent a complete overhaul in November, thanks to new management, which includes an exciting new menu. Where? 271 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W11 1LR www.goodeandwright.co.uk On the menu: The menu consists of a selection of small and large plates with a global influence partly due to the chefs, Israeli Oren Goldfeld and Spaniard Gabriel Muñoz Rodriguez, who have combined their talents to create some very special dishes like hake ceviche, almond milk and kimchee crumb, […]

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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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