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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 […]

Feel Good Dining
Health & Wellness

15 Spots for Feel-Good Dining

With so much focus on eating healthily we often disregard another (huge) element of responsible eating; where our food comes from, how it is prepared and what effect it has on the environment. We’re not suggesting you live on organic hemp and cook in a solar-powered kitchen but with so many great options for ethical, sustainable and socially-aware dining in London, you can take your guilt-free lunch to the next level.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London Beer Week is Back, Bigger and Better Than Ever

LFW was so last season, it’s now time for LBW aka London Beer Week to take over the city. Following London Beer Week’s success over the last two years, DrinkUp.London are launching a brand new event for 2017: The Beer Edit. For three days, Oval Space is being transformed into an immersive beer market that any beer aficionado would be crazy not to visit. Enjoy complimentary pints from some of the top names in the industry including Sharp’s Brewery and the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, and discover some of the up-and-coming names in the industry, all at special prices. If you want […]

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Reviews

Vineet Bhatia London Review: What We Thought

What: Progressive Indian restaurant, Vineet Bhatia London (VBL), aims to take diners on a culinary exploration of India. New? Vineet Bhatia London opened in November 2016 just off Kings Road. Where? 10 Lincoln Street, Chelsea, SW3 2TS www.vineetbhatia.london On the Menu: VBL is the first Indian restaurant to eschew the traditional A la Carte offering, serving only their signature 11 course Experience Menu which also comes as a vegetarian option. Traditional Indian flavours are blended with European ingredients to create unique dishes from Vineet’s imagination. First Impressions: Set in a restored Georgian townhouse, only a small hanging sign singles out […]

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Openings & Launches

TT Liquor: The Cocktail Bar With 1000 Liquors

Kingsland Road inhabitants and fans, listen up, launching this Friday is TT Liquor, a subterranean cocktail bar and specialist liquor store – now isn’t that a good welcome to the weekend? Set across three floors, you’ll enter into the liquor store, here you’ll find over 1000 liquors including many bottles which are normally tricky to get hold of. Buy and take them home, or buy to keep them at one their deposit boxes so you can build up your own private liquor collection for each time you visit. Downstairs in the bar, you’ll be able to get all 1000 liquors – […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Free Cheese and Wine Festival

Last year they brought you the chocolate festival, but this year East Village are going bigger and better with…drum roll please…a cheese and wine festival – and it’s free. On the first weekend of April (we promise, this isn’t an April fools joke), East Village will be getting one big alcoholic, cheesy makeover! Bringing you a festival showcasing the very best in artisan cheese and wine from over 25 independent retailers. Any cheese connoisseur will be impressed by what’s on offer, from fine Italian gourmet truffle cheese from Lombary Gourmet to traditional farm and dairy treats from Jacob’s Ladder. That’s […]

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Duck & Waffle Opens 2nd Restaurant

This is big news. Duck & Waffle are flying the nest and waddling on over to St James’s Market to launch Duck & Waffle Local. London is big on fast chicken – we’ve even got a fast-casual restaurant for turkey but not one for duck which, quite frankly, is a shame because the stats say we’re a city of duck lovers. Since it opened, Duck & Waffle have sold almost half a million of their signature duck and waffle dishes. That was until now, because Duck & Waffle Local is going to be much more casual. Firstly, it’s ground level […]

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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:

Reviews

Aster Review: What We Thought

What? Aster is the latest venture from restaurant giant D & D London. Part of the Nova development in Victoria, it is made up of a downstairs café and bar and an upstairs restaurant and bar. This time they’ve gone for Nordic cuisine with chef Helena Puolakka heading up the kitchen. New? Yes, it opened back at the start of the month. Where?  Aster, 150 Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5LB www.aster-restaurant.com On the Menu: Drawing inspiration from her Finnish heritage and the classic French cooking techniques she has perfected throughout her career, Helena has created a menu that includes the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tarantino Takeover at Backyard Cinema

What if we told you there was a world beyond Netflix and Chill? For those sick of the lacklustre choice of English Netflix (we miss proxy browsers), and sitting at home in their pyjamas all weekend (no judgement) we have a solution: Backyard Cinema has taken on Tarantino. We repeat, Tarantino. What once started as a homemade project in owner Dominic Davies’ very own back garden has grown to be one of London’s most recognised and sought after alternative cinema experiences. Since moving into it’s new, permanent home, Backyard Cinema has produced the Lost World as a jungle adventure, and created an enchanted […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hemsley + Hemsley Workshop at London City Island

This year, London will be getting a new neighbourhood; London City Island by EcoWorld Ballymore. The 12-acre island on Leamouth Peninsula will be home to English National Ballet and The London Film School as well as 1,700 new homes and a variety of restaurants and retail spaces. The first restaurant to move onto the island is The Island Grocer and you can experience it first and learn some new cooking skills at an exclusive Hemsley + Hemsley workshop. Taking place on Saturday 4th March, sisters and authors of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple, Jasmine and Melissa […]

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