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25% Off Brides The Show

The most important date in a soon-to-be bride’s calendar (besides the actual wedding of course) is the annual luxury bridal exhibition: Brides The Show. Returning yet again with over 150 luxury suppliers showcasing the very best in bridal wares, you won’t be short of inspiration whether you’re the bride yourself, a helpful bridesmaid, doting mother-in-law or just an ever ready singleton. Taking care of every element of your wedding, Brides The Show will have exhibitors from the best in the worlds of stationery, cakes, flowers, venues, travel, photography and more. With the likes of Goldsmiths and Hayes and Jarvis returning […]

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Ping Pong’s Summer Menu Review: What We Thought

New? Ping Pong, Soho opened in May 2005 but there are venues all over the UK with other restaurants in London including Southbank, Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford. Where? 45 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1F 7JL, www.pingpongdimsum.com On the Menu: The regular menu features a selection of Asian classics like dim sum and rice dishes, expect to see spring rolls, beef gyoza, a wide selection of dumplings as well as soups and salads. In addition to their normal menu, Ping Pong has added 5 special summer dishes plus cocktails, available for a limited time only. First Impressions: It was a hot day so most people were dining […]

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3rd Dirty Bones Now Open

Some say three is a crowd, we say three is the magic number. Especially when it comes to food. And this week has seen the opening of the third Dirty Bones site. Following on from the Kensington and Soho offerings, they are now heading East to open up in a Grade II listed building in Shoreditch. All the classics will be there, the dirty, New York inspired comfort food that we can’t get enough of, the retro vibes and the cheekily named cocktails (a glass of Mutt’s Nuts anyone?) and the bar area which will play host to a number […]

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Wahaca Celebrates Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead will soon be upon us; don’t be concerned, this isn’t an advertisement for an impending apocalypse, no no. A prospect that is much less gloomy and much more appealing is around the corner. From Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th November Wahaca is hosting a three-day celebration of Mexico’s renowned Day of the Day Festival at The Vaults in London’s Waterloo. A hive of activity awaits, all inspired by Wahaca’s commitment to immerse us within modern, Mexican culture. The evening will commence with a market at Leake Street Tunnel starting at 8pm dedicated to the delights […]

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50% off at Bluebird

You might have noticed something different this summer at the Kings Road favourite, Bluebird. Whilst the courtyard was still packed with Chelsea residents sipping on rosé and the café was still bustling with brunches, the first floor restaurant was rather quiet. That’s because since the 1st August it has been shut for an extensive redesign, the wait is almost over and it’s soon reopen with a rather wonderful 50% off the menu to mark the occasion! Re-imagined and designed by Sagrada (the designers of Sartoria and The Arts Club), the restaurant will give a nod to its engineering heritage and […]

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5 of the Best Mobile Bars

No matter how much we love trying a new bar, sometimes you just want the bar to come to you. We’re not talking dial-a-booze style delivery service for when your dinner party’s running a little dry or those times you’re in your pyjamas and can’t face popping to the off-license, we’re talking fully equipped, fully licensed bars ready and waiting to add a bit of magic to your next event. Planning a big bash or just want a bit of excitement at your next dinner party? Here are 5 mobile bars to consider:

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The Best of London: All At One Party

You don’t need us to tell you that London is of course the best city in the world – not that we would ever tell you otherwise. From theatre shows and live performances to coffee shops, hotels and restaurants, for us London is right at the top and naturally it needs celebrating. So step in London Lifestyle Awards. Back for the seventh year, the awards acknowledge and champion the best of London, in the past The Savoy, Novikov, Coya, the 2012 Olympic team and theatre show Matilda have all walked away with trophies. The ceremony will take place at the Lancaster Hotel on 3rd October which is sponsored by the likes of […]

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Urban Foraging: Wild Dinner and Masterclass

Until now, the closest we’ve got to urban foraging is picking the leaves off our coriander plant that sits on the windowsill of our zone 2 flat. Yes, we know wild garlic can be found without too much struggle in a woody park but, with equal risk of picking a bit that had a dog nearby moments before and picking the wrong plant entirely, we’d rather go wild in the herb aisles of Sainsbury’s instead. Smithfield restaurant, Ask for Janice, is inviting curious foodies to explore the world of urban foraging with an evening hosted by a pro wild food forager, […]

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Top Secret Fried Chicken Party

If you like fried chicken you’ll love this. Dalston fried chicken place, Chick ’n’ Sours, is opening a second site in Seven Dials due to popular demand – mainly the fact that everyone loves fried chicken and they do it very well. Usher loves it so much that last time he was in London he sent a limo to collect the hot chicken and take it to him at his recording studio. Who knew that was his secret? To celebrate the launch, tonight will see a top secret launch party at an undisclosed location and if you haven’t got plans then […]

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Benihana Piccadilly review – what we thought

New? Originating in Hong Kong, Benihana Piccadilly opened in 1994, they have another venue in Chelsea. Where? 37 Sackville Street, Piccadilly W1S 3EH www.benihana.co.uk On the Menu: A selection of meat and seafood cooked on a hibachi – a small BBQ that looks like a huge hot plate, with charcoals burning underneath to give it its heat. The menu also features popular Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi and bento boxes at lunch. First Impressions: It was quiet when we arrived but we didn’t have to wait for very long for the table we were seated at to fill out – at Benihana, it’s […]

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12 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in August

Tomorrow is the officially the start of autumn, but rather than feel sad about the end of summer, let’s take a little look back at the restaurants and bars that have opened this month, from proper kebabs, to second offerings from the likes of Blanchette and the third Rum Kitchen. August was a busy month… Monmouth Kitchen Following on from the opening of the May Fair Kitchen, Monmouth Kitchen is the next opening from the Edwardian Hotels London team. Serving up a mix of Italian and Peruvian tapas with dishes including smoked lamb cutlets with red anticucho and pan-fried salmon […]

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Michelin-Starred Indian Street Food

There are equal places in our hearts for both street food and fine dining – sometimes only a ridiculously melty gourmet cheese toastie will do, and other times we just need a little more refinement. But what if a Michelin-starred chef tackled street food? Would it be as satisfying as the kerbside version? Critically acclaimed Mayfair restaurant Benares is introducing a street food inspired menu of five small plates but rather than burgers and bao buns, think chicken tikka crispy naan and pickled prawn with crispy rice pani puri – this is Indian street food. Each dish is inspired by […]

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