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London’s Finest Chocolatier Opens

The establishing of R Chocolate London is much like the tempering of chocolate itself. The pristine, evocative marble slab represents the location and premises where R Chocolate will stand. Situated on the iconic Ebury Street in Belgravia, the chocolatier and patisserie will rub shoulders with world-renowned luxury brands. The provocative pouring of the chocolate of course is symbolic of the indulgence and opulence of what is going to take place inside those four walls. R Chocolate is the brainchild of self-confessed chocaholic Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, producer Jessica de Rothschild and successful entrepreneur Ben Elliot. And it is with one […]

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Big Easy Bottomless Brunch Review: What We Thought

New? Big Easy in Covent Garden isn’t, it opened back in March 2014, but the bottomless brunch launched in August. Where? 12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7NA, www.bigeasy.co.uk On the menu: As fans of Big Easy will know, it’s all about low and slow American Bar.b.q. pulled pork, baby back ribs, BBQ beans, slaw and lobster – they house over 2000 lobster on site. The bottomless brunch has two options: The Big Pig Gig and The Lobster Fest. The former, a limitless BBQ of North Carolina chopped pork, pit-smoked Bar.b.q chicken, St Louis pork ribs, slaw, pit-smoked beans, fries and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

What To Do This Weekend: 23rd-25th September

The weekend is in sight! You just have two days to get through and then you can walk out that door on Friday evening, straight into a weekend packed with cocktails, bottomless brunches, culture (we’ve got two art events and an exhibition this weekend) and classic dining. Oh weekend we’ve missed you!

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Openings & Launches

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, […]

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Oktoberfest Comes To The Frog

Walk around the streets of Shoreditch this Autumn and you’re going to feel like you’re further east (and a little bit further south) than you actually are. Munich to be precise. Oktoberfest is being celebrated all over the city and despite the last minute, unforeseen cancellation of the 2015 London festivities at Tobacco Dock, 2016 is looking brighter. The renowned German festival is coming to The Frog E1 in a collage of big bratwurst, giant pretzels and beer-filled steins; all the iconic elements that bring warmth and comfort to a crisp, dark evening. Pioneering the three-week long celebrations is Head Chef, Adam Handling, […]

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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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Butchies Hatch: Award-Winning Fried Chicken

When it comes to the things that sandwich dreams are made of then fried buttermilk chicken in soft butter-toasted buns is where it’s at. Just read that again, buttery toast and fried chicken. Heaven. Good thing then that the award-winning sandwiches from Butchies are to have their first permanent home in Camden Market following their stall at Broadway Market. Created by Garrett FitzGerald and his wife, Emer their aim is to bring chicken sandwiches to the same level as the beloved burger. Named after some of Garrett’s favourite fictional pop culture characters, they will be serving up four free-range chicken […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Mad Hatter’s Tipsy Evening Tea

A tipsy tumble down the rabbit hole has got catastrophic hallucinatory trip written all over it, but when you factor in Sanderson as the destination and an evening tea as the destination, this suddenly becomes a comforting, indulgent immersion. And that’s exactly what Mad Hatters Tipsy Evening Tea at Sanderson induces. Autumn evenings are approaching and The Tipsy Evening Tea menu is changing accordingly with new savoury treats, sweet delights and warming cocktails to see you through the crisp evenings in Sanderson’s courtyard garden. Seasonally inspired, prepared to be lured by a dark chocolate and raspberry liqueur martini, enticed by […]

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Beastie Boys and Girls Game Dinner

Beastie Boys is getting a PC 21st century makeover: introducing Beastie Boys & Girls. Nope, the band isn’t preparing for a comeback tour, Beastie Boys & Girls is a feasting dinner, taking place at Bethnal Green’s Paradise Garage, sister restaurant to The Dairy, The Manor and Counter Culture in Clapham. The ‘beastie’ element of the dinner comes in the form of the ‘beast’ (animal) being celebrated through nose to tail cooking, or beak to claw seeing as this time around is a celebration of game. Seasonal British cooking is at the core of The Dairy Group so Head Chef Simon […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 16th-18th September

Just as we were psyching ourselves up for Autumn, a heatwave kicks in. Not that we’re complaining at all, especially when it means we can eek out summer this weekend with a quaint street party and a screening of 500 Days of Summer. If you’re wanting something new, check out Rum Kitchen Notting Hill which has just undergone a huge makeover (complete with new menus) and, as fashion week sweeps the streets of Soho, check out all the stylish happenings across the city.

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