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Peckham Feastival: Feeling Peckish

You don’t need us to tell you how popular street food is, you already know that. What do you need to know though is that this month Peckham will see the launch of the aptly named ‘Peckham Feastival’. Some of the finest food trucks will be taking over an 11,500 sq foot warehouse in Peckham’s artsy Copeland Park. Forza Win, a favourite for local Peckhamites, will be taking the driving seat serving all sorts of Italian goodness such as arancini and artichoke fritti. The Feastival is not just about local food though, established food trucks from markets all over London […]

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Real to Reel Movie Nights

It’s been 100 years since one of the earliest examples of war on the big screen and since then war and conflict have been the settings for many of last centuries most popular films, whether it is central to the film or a backdrop for a love story. The Imperial War Museum is exploring this in their latest exhibition ‘Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies’ as well as hosting a series of events, which celebrates many of these films. This week will see the Real to Reel Movie Nights Presented by The Nomad. It’s a chance to see […]

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400 Rabbits Review – What We Thought

New? New to Nunhead, 400 Rabbits opened its doors in August, following on from popularity in Crystal Palace. Where? 143 Evelina Road, Nunhead, SE15 3HB, www.400rabbits.co.uk  On the Menu: Sourdough pizza, craft beer and gelato. That’s pretty much it albeit with a little more thought given to each component to make it the best it can be, so think San Marzano DOP tomatoes, fior di latte (cow’s milk) mozzarella, AllPress Coffee and charcuterie from Borough Market’s Cannon & Cannon. Gluten free bases are available but the dough is really special so if you can, go for the real deal. The sourdough is […]

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20 Restaurants and Bars that Opened in October

This month has seen the opening of a whole array of venues in London – from new hotels to new openings from already established groups. Below: an exhaustive list of everything that has opened in October. MNKY HSE This new bar and restaurant has opened on the former site of Dover Street Wine Bar in Mayfair. Set across two floors, it serves Latin American food alongside live music and DJ sets until the small hours.  www.mnky-hse.com Little Smoke Noble Inns, known for their meat-centric restaurant, have opened yet another restaurant in Moorgate. Sourcing their ingredients from small independent farmers, the restaurant specialises in […]

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The Handbook Meets: Chilli Bees Catering’s Ellie Short

No event is complete without delicious food and Chilli Bees delivers exactly that. Started by Ellie Short in 2008, Chilli Bees conjure up bespoke menus catering exactly to your needs. Not only this, but they’ll help with crockery, marquees and flowers so you can host your event stress free. We caught up with Ellie to talk all things catering. We love your name! How did you choose it?   My mother Bumble, was a caterer so I kept to the bee theme and I love spicy food! Who would be your dream guests to cater for? Our ideal clients have […]

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Halloween ARTea at Lancaster London – what we thought

New? The tea, as you may have guessed, is seasonal and available only for the 2 weeks before and up to Halloween. Where? Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY www.lancasterlondon.com On the Menu: Finger sandwiches, bitesize choux buns and mini tartlets are joined by a host of spooky sweet treats such as spider web lollypops, shattered glass cupcakes and Frankenstein macaroons. A selection of scones are served warm, fresh from the oven. First Impressions: Greeted by a waiter in a blood splattered apron with eerie music playing softly in the background, I have felt more at ease but his warm smile gave the impression […]

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7 Alternative Sunday Lunches

We all love a good roast in the winter. But even when it’s cold outside, sometimes you just can’t face an enormous plate of stodgy meat and potatoes. And with so much good food going on in London, there’s never been a better time to embrace a bit of variety on Sunday. So forget the usual roasts, tatties and gravy – here’s our guide to the very best alternative Sunday lunches:

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1970s NYC Comes to Brixton

This winter it’s time to head back to 1970s New York. No, we don’t have a time machine, what we do have though is the award-winning team who brought us the South Pole Saloon and Brixton Beach Boulevard and that is good enough for us. Opening today on a Brixton rooftop, you’ll be transported back to a time when hip hop was first emerging, where hordes clamour outside Studio 54 trying to party with Warhol and guerrilla artists take to the streets to colour the concrete streets. A city that never sleeps. Inside Big Apple Brixton you’ll find three indoor […]

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Squid Kitchen Launch New Residency

If you fancy the experience of a Madrid food market but can’t leave London, you’re in luck. This autumn, Squid Kitchen is launching their new kitchen residency at 119 Lower Clapton. Having begun as a market stall, with a menu developed entirely around… you guessed it – squid, Squid Kitchen has hosted several pop up events and kitchen residencies. This residency however, is their first full venue kitchen and bar takeover since their launch in 2014. Their signature dish is baby squid stew with piquillo peppers and sherry vinegar chickpeas, but don’t worry if squid isn’t your thing (although it’s […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 28th-30th October

This weekend is in reaching distance, chances are you’re going to some sort of Halloween soiree (if you aren’t check out our guide at the end for more ideas) but this weekend isn’t just about all things creepy. It’s also about brunch, markets and getting a dose of culture by visiting a museum at night… 

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The Alfred Tennyson Brunch Review: What We Thought

New? Nope, although last year it did have a name change, going from The Pantechnicon to The Alfred Tennyson. Where? Just around the corner from where Alfred Tennyson lived in his last years, The Alfred Tennyson is on a quietcorner of Berlgravia: 10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8LA, www.thealfredtennyson.co.uk On the Menu: Brunch is served at the weekend from 9am to 4pm and starts with standard brunch dishes such as pancakes topped with vanilla, pecans, roasted peach and mascarpone and crushed avocado and soft-poached eggs on toasted sourdough. Come lunch time you can choose from the likes of fish and chips and venison […]

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The Grand British Bake Off

We’re still all coming to terms with the fact that this Wednesday will see the last ever Great British Bake Off as we know it. Bye bye Mel and Sue and their eye-rollingly punny jokes. Bye bye Mary and her use of the word ‘scrumptious’ (no one else actually says scrumptious) and bye bye Paul… Oh wait, he’s jumping ship too. The ubiquitous BBC phenomena comes to its end on Wednesday and the event must be celebrated appropriately, so it has to be grand… literally. The Grand will once again be setting up its giant screen so all Bake Off fanatics can […]

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