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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 […]

Monty's Deli
Openings & Launches

Monty’s Deli Gets a Permanent Home

Sure New York has Katz’s and LA has Langer’s but London has Monty’s Deli and in April it’s going to get its first permanent site and we.can’t.wait. If you haven’t head of Monty’s, 1) shame on you 2) let’s bring you up to speed. Back in 2012 Monty’s began life as a market stall with the pastrami smoked in founder Mark Ogus’ backyard. Joining forces with Owen Barratt, they gained a loyal following – mainly because their sandwiches are just the best. Piled high with hand carved towers of their home-made signature salt beef and pastrami, it’s the sandwich you […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

12 Great Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs to Visit in February

London is fully awake again after January, so it’s time to start heading back out to supper clubs, time to start learning something new at a masterclass and joining the crowds at the best residencies.  From cocktails made with milk vodka to partying after dark and breaking codes, we’ve rounded up the best February pop ups.

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Culture

London Fashion Week Festival: The Most Stylish Event of the Year

New season, new wardrobe. Well, the temperatures may still be in the single figures but that doesn’t stop us from planning ahead, Pinning our favourite summer looks and mentally packing for our trip to Croatia we booked on payday. Fashion week fever is about to sweep over London; the streets of Soho will come alive with bloggers, editors and models, there to be seen in covetable street style looks… and some outfits slightly more questionable. Like any fashionista worth their salt, London Fashion Weekend – aka the most stylish event of the year – has had a bit of a […]

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Amici Miei
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Amici Miei Review: What We Thought

What? The work of Cristian Nocco, Amici Miei (which means ‘my friends’) is a cosy, neighbourhood Italian restaurant on Kingsland Road, where sourdough wood-fired pizzas are the order of the day. New? No, Cristian Nocco opened it back in 2011, following ten years of running a pizza restaurant with his business partner. Where?  28-30 Kingsland Road, Old Street, E2 8DA, www.amicimiei.co.uk On the Menu: As well as their sourdough pizzas you’ll find pasta, antipasti, secondi and cichetti. Signature pasta dishes include the likes of Malloreddus Alla Campidanese – traditional Sardinian pasta served with tomato sauce, saffron, fresh sausage and pecorino, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Michelin Basque Brunch Comes to Covent Garden

Brunch: possibly our favourite meal ever. Great for all occasions, from boozy gatherings to a hearty meal after a particularly heavy night, we’re sure you’ll agree everything is better with a side of fluffy pancakes and eggs benny. Right? Wrong. Three Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa has forgone all these brunch staples to create an entirely new menu at Eneko at One Aldwych, bringing a taste of the Basque-country to Covent Garden. Eneko at One Aldwych offers a variety of culinary styles, from Euskal Azoka (street food), to Txoko (classics) and Asador (grill). Txistorra, a spiced Basque sausage cooked in cider with soft corn talo, and street […]

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What To Do This Weekend 3rd-5th February

The first weekend of February means our wallets are full and we want our glasses to be too. Not to mention our stomachs, that pretty much goes without saying… Good job then that this weekend sees a couple of new brunches, a new Thai street food restaurant opening, and for all the night owls out there, the Super Bowl – aka the biggest sporting event in the USA. Celebrate accordingly with hot dogs, foam hands and the big game on a big screen. Friday: we’re ready for you.

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Reviews

Les Deux Salons Review: What We Thought

New? Les Deux Salons has proudly stood off Trafalgar Square since 2011 but a recent facelift and 2014 takeover from Terence and Vicky Conran and Peter Prescott has given it a new lease of life. A new ‘en famille’ menu, designed for sharing is the latest new addition. Where? 40-42 King William IV Street, WC2N 4DD www.lesdeuxsalons.co.uk First Impressions: The illuminated frontage and elegant green awnings made Les Deux Salons an inviting place to dart from the rain and, inside, an unmistakably Parisian feel is split across the ground floor bistro, épicerie and cave à vin and the first floor restaurant. On the damp […]

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Openings & Launches

3rd Yard Sale Opens

One day we will travel the length of every tube line and, when we do, we’ll start with the Victoria line – mainly because it is the shortest but also because at one end is Walthamstow, soon to be home to the award-winning Yard Sale Pizza and if anything is going to get us on the tube for longer than necessary then it’s going to be pizza. It’s the third opening for the Yard Sale team, who already have ventures in Clapton and Finsbury Park and once again it’s all about that double fermented dough. You’ll want to try The […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s First Authentic Aperitivo Bar

Warm, lazy summers, beautiful architecture, and home of pizza, the Italians seem to have got it right. What more could they do, you ask? We have one word for you: aperitivo. This idea, cultivated in Milan, marries drinks and small platters to create social dining at its finest. Ritorno, a recent addition to the Kings Road, brings the authentic aperitivo experience to the heart of Chelsea, with a twist. Drinks take centre-stage at Ritorno, with Regional Specialities inspired by native Italian poets and four sub-sections of cocktails guaranteed to test your decision making skills. Distinctly decadent, the Perla combines silver […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rum & Sugar Relaunches

When the global ambassador for rum says that your rum bar is ‘one of the best places to drink rum in London’ you know you’re on to a good thing. We’re talking about Rum & Sugar and it’s just undergone a relaunch. Housed in an urban, historic warehouse, which once imported goods from the West Indies -we’ll give you two guesses what… It’s now home to a restaurant that captures the spirits of the carnival islands. They’ve got over 200 rums to choose from and new rum cocktails – we’ve got our eye Nelson’s Blood made from Dictador 12-year rum, […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Break the Code to Get to The Bletchley Bar

The concept of The Bletchley bar was inspired by Alan Turing, Sherlock Holmes and Bletchley Park, which acted as a base for codebreakers during WWII and was run by the Government Code and Cypher School. The Bletchley on the other hand, will act as a base for imbibing. It’s from the same team behind The Bunyadi, London’s first naked restaurant; ABQ, the bar inspired by Breaking Bad; and Annie’s Owl Cafe, so you can expect something quite whacky! At the bar, guests operate an ‘Enigma Machine’ which decrypts their personality, taste, desires and odour preferences. The code is then transmitted […]

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