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Where the Pancakes Are

One of the best days of the year? Shrove Tuesday or you might know it as pancake day. The one day in the year when it is perfectly legitimate to eat 10 pancakes in one go and no one bats an eyelid. Sure you can do it another day of the year, but it doesn’t have the same feeling of accomplishment, you just look greedy. What you should do when you want to eat pancakes, is go to Where the Pancakes Are, which, this month opens its first permanent restaurant in Flat Iron Square. Created by Patricia Trijbit, the fluffy, […]

Openings & Launches

Roma Opens: Feast Like an Emperor

When we found out that new restaurant Roma was based on Ancient Rome and the Romans, the first thing we thought of was what we were taught about Roman feasting at school, how they supposedly ate until they could physically eat no more, would be sick and then keep going. Apparently that is a myth… most disappointing. However, they were indeed decadent, they loved to eat, even if some of their dishes were questionable – udders anyone? It’s this passion for food that is inspiring the new Fenchurch restaurant – which history fans might know was the site of a […]

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ROKA’s Kaiseki Menu Review – What We Thought

New? ROKA Charlotte Street is the group’s flagship, opening back in 2004 followed by Canary Wharf, Mayfair and Aldwych but we were reviewing the new 7-course Kaiseki cocktail pairing menu which takes place in Charlotte Street’s Shochu Lounge, offering an intimate, personable dining experience. Where? 37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RR www.rokarestaurant.com  On the Menu: ROKA is known for its contemporary Japanese food, served mainly from the huge robata grill in the middle of the ground floor dining room. The Kaiseki menu is a little different, consisting of 7 small (ish) courses, each paired with a complex yet refined cocktail […]

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Cabotte Opens: All the Wine

In French, the word Cabotte means a small dwelling, found in a vineyard – a refuge for workers, somewhere they could store their tools and eat. In London, however, it is a new French restaurant which has just opened in the City on Gresham Street by award-winning Master Sommeliers, Xavier Rousset and Gearoid Devaney.  Created by Head Chef Ed Boarland, the menu will include a combination of classic and modern French dishes such as Oeuf Meurette; a ham and parsley terrine with apple and raisin chutney; beef cheek bourguignon served en cocotte with savoy cabbage and it’s rumoured that Ed’s […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

12 Cupcakes to Eat This National Cupcake Week

This week is National Cupcake Week, it couldn’t come at a better time seeing that autumn is now here and as a nation we are still getting over the terrible news that the Great British Bake Off will no longer be on the BBC – we need to take a little comfort in cake… not that we ever normally need an excuse. We’ve rounded up 12 places you need to check out from cupcakes and cocktails to cupcake decorating lessons. 

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sofitel Launch Wine Days

In London there’s no such thing as a dedicated ‘wine day’ – with a glass on Monday evening to celebrate getting through the day, a wine-fuelled Tuesday night ‘meeting’ with a colleague and once you get to Wednesday there is no need for justification. Sofitel London St James is launching Sofitel Wine Days, a curated collection of wine cocktails which is running from 21st September to 31st October.  Available in the intimate St James Bar and the sophisticated The Balcon restaurant, the cocktails will feature French wines in celebration of the French wine harvest and will include the likes of […]

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Fancy Funkin Chicken Sets Up Shop in Brixton

Confident enough to nestle in to Brixton’s Coldharbour Lane, new late-night chicken shop Fancy Funkin Chicken is clearly up to the challenge of making their own surrounded by new neighbours CHICKENLiquor, The Rum Kitchen and Nanban to name but a few. Before we reveal anything you can no doubt work out a few key things; there’s probably a street food vibe seeing as 1) the name is quite (very) informal, 2) Brixton is king of the London street food scene and 3) a chicken shop doesn’t tend to be swanky. The 50-cover restaurant will have an ‘urban’ feel to it, […]

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Wyld Tea Launches at Dandelyan

If summer is all about alfresco drinking and picnics, then autumn marks the return of afternoons spent having tea and we’ll be adding the Wyld Tea at Dandelyan (the award-winning bar at Mondrian London) to our repertoire this year. Launching on the 29th September, the tea, which is the first tea to be served at the hotel, will be inspired by botanical influences (seen in Tom Dixon’s design of the bar) and the 70s (a nod to the original Platner designed Sea Containers building). Whether it’s going to feature glacé cherries and vol au vents we can’t confirm, but we’re […]

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Petit Pois Bistro Review: What We Thought

New? It opened back in July of this year, after chef Chris Smith met Alastair Burgess of Happiness Forgets and realised their shared love of French food. Where? Sitting above the award-winning bar, Happiness Forgets (which you need to add to your London bucket list if you haven’t already visited) you’ll find Petit Pois Bistro in Hoxton Square.   9 Hoxton Square, Hackney, N1 6NU, www.petitpoisbistro.com On the Menu: There is no messing around here, it’s good French food served simply. The succinct menu is made up of a handful of starters, a few main courses and just two puddings. At the […]

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Gladwin Brothers Open Nutbourne

For us Londoners who grew up in rural England, the pull of the countryside is always there; for those who didn’t it can often just seem like a whole other world- one that doesn’t have a brunch spot on every corner. Well now the Gladwin brothers, (Richard, Oliver and Gregory) are bringing a slice of countryside to Battersea with the opening of their third restaurant, Nutbourne. Taking inspiration from The Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the finest estates in Cornwall, the secret oasis will be opening in Ransome’s Dock with an enviable waterside location. A 40-cover terrace will feature […]

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