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28-50 Maddox Street Review: What We Thought

New? Whilst their winter lodge is new, 28°-50° has been on Maddox street since 2013. Where? We dropped into the 28°-50° on Maddox Street in Mayfair, but you’ll also find a 28°-50° on Fetter Lane and Marylebone Lane. 17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 2QH, www.2850.co.uk On the Menu: The menu is the work of Executive Chef Justin Leclair with help from owner and Chef Patron Aggi Sverrisson. It’s modern, European and seasonal and all created to be paired with wines from their collection, 28°-50°, is after all, all about the wine – they have 30 different varieties available by the glass, carafe and […]

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A Pre-Work Dance Party Comes to West London

Wake up. Hit the snooze button (x3). Feel guilty about skipping the gym. Sound familiar? Us too. Running or cycling or lifting weights facing a white wall can just get so boring. That combined with the comfort and warmth of our beds just makes it really difficult to get out the front door in the morning. But there’s this phenomena that has taken over New York and East London; it goes by the name of Daybreaker and is a pre-work (sober) dance party now making it’s way to West London. Still, getting up early for a dance party sounds like hard work. […]

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Roast Review: What We Thought

What: A quintessentially British restaurant using the iconic roast dinner as a key feature on the menu which is comprised of locally sourced produce. New? Roast was opened in 2005 by restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab OBE, founder of the legendary Cinnamon Club. Where? The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London Bridge, SE1 1TL www.roast-restaurant.com On the Menu: Roast prides itself on using the finest seasonal produce from British farmers and producers with many of the ingredients used by Head Chef Stuart Cauldwell coming from Borough Market itself – just below the restaurant. The menus have very recently been changed with new dishes like roast […]

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The Wellscene at St Martin’s Lane

Bored of your current workout routine? Tired of the route you run? You are? Us too, which is why we’re rather excited to hear that St Martin’s Lane hotel has collaborated with The Wellscene to bring you classes to shake up the routine and having you feeling your best. Inject some energy into your yoga class with Flow in the Dark Yoga. Usually, you might attend a yoga class for it’s calming and strengthening aspects and it’s low intensity style; if you’re looking for that, Flow in the Dark Yoga is probably not for you. The yoga session is held […]

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The Modern Pantry Team Up With Award-Winning Bartender for The Alpha Beta Bar

The Modern Pantry have poached award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan Group) for their latest venture, The Alpha Beta Bar, named so because of the building it’s housed in – The Alphabeta building, Finsbury Square. The restaurant’s menu makes use of global ingredients to produce bold and punchy flavours and, much in the same way, the new drinks menu makes use of exotic ingredients and lesser-known spirits, to produce exceptional drinks that perfectly pair with all the bar snacks on offer. Imbibe a Firecracker Fizz – whisky with lemon, apricot and chilli sherbet, and soda; or a Sgroppino G&T – cream […]

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Inamo Camden Review: What We Thought

What: The latest venue from the Pan-Asian, interactive dining experience, Inamo. New? The third Inamo restaurant opened in Camden on 1st December following on from the success of its sister sites in Covent Garden and Soho. Where? 265 Hampstead Road, Camden, NW1 7QX www.inamorestaurants.london On the Menu: Inamo has adopted a tapas-style approach with a selection of dishes that are brought out when ready. The Pan-Asian menu takes inspiration from across Japan, China, Thailand and Korea with dishes like sushi, sashimi, char sui buns, beef tataki and black cod. First Impressions: Inamo has a large seated outdoor area which will be great come […]

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The Sell-Out Cadbury Creme Egg Café is Back

There’s just something about a pop-up that has us manically checking our diary, clearing whatever is interfering and heading over there before it vanishes as quickly as it appeared – and this is no different. Cadbury have announced the return of the ridiculously popular Creme Egg Cafe, but this time there is a twist. Coinciding with the appearance of Creme Eggs in a shop near you and their new ‘hunting season’ adverts, it’s only fitting that the pop-up is coming in the form of a hunting lodge. The lodge will start off at the London Eye on the 27th January […]

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12 Cheap and Cheerful Ways to Survive Blue Monday

Blue Monday: supposedly the most depressing day of the year. It’s the third week of January, we are back in the full swing of work, have no holidays booked for months, our glasses are dry and our bank accounts are too. Ok, ok, perhaps we’re wallowing too much – it’s not that bad. Especially when we have free pizza, free prosecco, free flowers, free massages, free comedy and free gin to get us through. Happy Monday!

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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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Ralph Lauren’s Debut London Bar Opens

Coffee may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Ralph Lauren. Well, little did you know (or maybe you did), Ralph Lauren’s hospitality portfolio is fairly expansive, with restaurants in Chicago, New York, Paris and now…London. Today sees the opening of Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, a place where the discerning sartorialist can drink coffee and have a cocktail or two before heading into the European flagship store which sits just next door on Regent Street. It takes direct inspiration from it’s New York sibling, The Polo Bar in Manhattan, which is located on the second floor […]

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Openings & Launches

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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