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Openings & Launches

BabaBoom: Bring on the Kebabs

We might not always admit it but if there is one food that we sometime just have to indulge in, it’s a kebab. Yes they might have the reputation of being the sort of food you get on a night out or at some motorway layby but now there is a new breed of kebab restaurant in London which is all about fast, healthy food, with big Middle Eastern flavours. And the next one to open is BabaBoom in Battersea. Opening next week, by Travis, Eve and Jono who have 30 years of experience between them, it’ll be taking Palomar, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Pay What You Like at Galvin at Windows

One of the big headaches about dining out is the bill. That innocent slip of paper so discreetly placed on the table, maybe with a chocolate to soften the blow. No matter how inevitable it is or how many times you’ve mentally tallied up your spend, it’s all too easy for those extra glasses of wine to add up – not to mention the creme brûlée you promised yourself (and your waistline) you’d avoid. X number of glasses of wine later and it’s not only you who is seeing double, yes the wine was good but your eyes don’t deceive […]

Reviews

Nola Rola Review – What We Thought

New?  The brunch launched last month and is running every Saturday until 1st October.  Where?  Tucked away in The Yard in Vauxhall, you’ll find Nola Rola at 4 Durham Street, Vauxhall, SE11 5JA, www.nolarolalondon.com On the menu: Ribs, ribs and more ribs, washed down with a constant supply of Prosecco and Whiskey punch. First Impressions: This was going to be no civilised brunch, but why would we want that on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Groups of raucous friends were already dancing to the DJ, the Prosecco was flowing and there was a buzz about the place.   The Look:  Held in […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Breaking Bad Themed Bar

The link between food and science isn’t a particularly new trend but it does seem to have picked up pace over the past few months; you’ve got Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy 2, steaming nitrogen ice cream from Chin Chin Labs and Bompass and Parr, whose love of a boiler suit stood strong with their Propercorn Institute of Flavour collaboration at the start of summer. The wonderful world of test tubes and mysterious nameless liquids continues, and you can drink them. Oh and did we mention it’s based on Breaking Bad? Informally titled ‘the crystal ship’, the Hackney immersive bar experience invites […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Immersive Parisian Wartime Bar and Dining Experience

It’s mid-August and suddenly our thoughts are turning to which winter coat we should go for this year and why we can’t even remember what our New Year’s resolutions were, let alone why we haven’t stuck to them. Stop. Rewind time. Ok maybe you’ve gone a bit far but suddenly it’s 1943 and everyone around you is wearing a beret and has a moustache. Welcome to the world of Maman le Mot, a secret immersive supper club experience from event organisers A Place in Time, the people behind The Tick Tack Club, coming to London Bridge this September. The bunker-come-bistro […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 Ways to Taste the Caribbean

With all this talk of Rio we have developed a new found appreciation for all things rum. With Notting Hill Carnival fast approaching (27th-29th August) what better way to get in the laid-back spirit than with a round-up of the best Caribbean spots for a cooling mojito or hot plate of jerk chicken? Some are more Tiki or tropical than ‘Caribbean’ but all will transport you somewhere far more exotic.

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East London’s Pizza Showdown

Do you ever sit down in a restaurant and wish that you could order everything on the menu? Not necessarily because you’re up for a man vs food style showdown, but more because it all looks so tempting. What we’re about to tell you is a place where not only ordering everything off the menu is recommended, it’s pretty much compulsory. Pizza-Pocalypse is a pizza showdown, rounding up the best dough-kneading talent from all over east London to battle it out for £1,000 and the most coveted thing of all, the golden mozzarella trophy. Pizza is serious business so you […]

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Openings & Launches

Savurè Opens: All About the Pasta

Forget any talk of not eating carbs, forget any of this nonsense about no carbs before Marbs, because we will never be able to give up a bowl of fresh, delicious, comforting pasta and nor should we try to. Why are we praising carbs so? Because, Savurè, a pasta shop straight from Turin has just pitched up on the streets of Shoreditch and we’re rather excited. Following on from the success of their Pastificio con Cucina shop in Turin, the Shoreditch counterpart will let guests buy pasta to eat-in, take away or cook up at home. At the heart of […]

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Openings & Launches

Yosma: Flavours of Istanbul

Bringing together meyhane, mangal and seafood from the Bosphorus, Marylebone restaurant, Yosma is going to be a celebration of the social, eating out culture of Istanbul.  Opening this summer, the menu will be divided into cold meze, hot starters, mangal, clay oven and sides. There will be classic Istanbul dishes alongside new takes on old favourites. In the cold meze you’ll find the likes of Deniz Börülce – steamed samphire, lemon, garlic and olive oil or choose a hot starter such as Mantı – Turkish dumplings stuffed with lamb neck, yogurt sauce, chilli oil and mint. There’ll be Ahtapot – […]

Reviews

Breakfast at Albion Clerkenwell Review – What We Thought

New? Albion opened its doors in Shoreditch in 2009 and has since opened in three more locations. Albion Clerkenwell is the largest of the restaurants with an even bigger menu. Where? 63 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5NP www.albion-uk.london On the Menu: This menu is quintessentially British, especially the breakfast menu: beans on toast, hollandaise, porridge, baps, Marmite – you name it. Divided up into sections of how each dish is prepared, choose from hot, on toast, baps, eggs, and my favourite, interlopers, which included avocado and poached eggs on toast or the hangover recovery sandwich. There is also an option to order from The Bakery, an in-house bakery […]

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