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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 […]

Chocolate Afternoon Tea
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

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 […]

Openings & Launches

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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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

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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World Book Day
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 […]

Openings & Launches

15 of the Top Bars and Restaurants that Opened in February

And just like that we are almost through the second month of the year. Where did it go? No one knows. In amongst Valentine’s Day, the end of Dry January and awards season there have been rather a lot of new openings. We’ve had new ventures from Jason Atherton, more openings at Nova and third restaurants from Yard Sale and Hawksmoor. Here are 15 to add to your never-ending bucket list… Hai Cento Jason and Irha Atherton have again teamed with Chef Patron, Paul Hood, for another winning collaboration, serving up casual New York/Italian dishes and classic Italian cocktails at […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Foodflix: Food and Film at Bluebird

First we had the BAFTAs, then we had the Oscars, so it’s fair to say that awards season is well and truly here. To celebrate, Bluebird Chelsea has decided to bring the Silver Screen to West London and air some classic films from over the years in their event, Foodflix. Upon arrival guests will be treated to a welcome drink before they enjoy a 2-course dinner and settle down to watch a movie. Enjoy mains such as crispy soft shell crab in a brioche roll and the Bluebird cheeseburger served with fries. Vegetarian? A Moroccan vegetable tagine with couscous will be on offer to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Doggy Brunch comes to London

It’s no secret, we love dogs. With the advent of pet cafes springing up (Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium) we can’t help but feel man’s best friend deserves some attention. Whilst many airlines now let your canine companion travel beside you and an increasing number of hotels allow pets, one of the last bastions of dog-free experiences are fine dining restaurants. Until now. The award-winning M Victoria St has announced the launch of its new Six Legs brunch menu. Full of tempting treats for humans and their cute companion, each of you can enjoy two delicious albeit rather different courses. Whilst they […]

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Blacklock
Openings & Launches

Blacklock Opens in the City

Locations with character and history are key when it comes to Gordon and the Blacklock team. Their first restaurant is a housed in a former Soho brothel and now, their second restaurant will be opening in an old electricity substation in the basement of a Grade II listed building. Which just so happens to sit on the site of one of the oldest Medieval meat markets in the city. Obviously, the meat on site is going to be much better now than the meat on offer back in the Medieval period – as you’d expect. They’ve been in close talks […]

Reviews

Nirvana Kitchen Review: What We Thought

What: Smart pan-Asian dining in a hotel restaurant. New? Nirvana Kitchen is new to Marylebone, connected to the 5* Montcalm Hotel, metres from Marble Arch. Where: 61 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone W1H 7PP, www.nirvanakitchenlondon.co.uk On the Menu: Nirvana Kitchen is all about pan-Asian, aka the best of both worlds when you want a curry but you also want noodles. Designed for sharing, it’s recommended that you order three starters to share (they’re small), two mains and a few sides, all inspired by Indian, Thai and Far Eastern cuisines. First Impressions: First things first, don’t trust Google Maps… Or the address […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

House of Holi at Cinnamon Kitchen

The February chill is starting to thaw, flowers are blooming, and that can only mean one thing: spring is coming. As the grey begins to ebb, Cinnamon Kitchen has announced the return of its immensely popular House of Holi, celebrating the Hindu festival of spring in a fabulous display of colour. Bigger, better and brighter than ever, Cinnamon Kitchen implores you to leave the dull, grey city at the door, and enter House of Holi, their purpose-built party pod, for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and everyone in between. If you know anything about Indian culture, you’ll know that […]

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Guides

18 Ultimate Ways to Celebrate Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday, the day when you’re allowed to eat at least ten pancakes and no one can judge you.Whether you want to cover them in sugar and lemon; douse them in maple syrup; pile on rashers of bacon or pour melted chocolate all over them, then you can guarantee you’ll find it in this fair city of ours, because London sure does a flippin’ good pancake. Get involved in a pancake challenge, eat for charity, have them for all three courses or go for the healthy option, just make sure you get battered…pancake battered obviously, it’s a Tuesday:

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