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18 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in June

Somehow we are already half way through the year – 2016 where are you going? As we say goodbye to June and everything it’s brought with it (mainly rain) we’re looking back at some of the top restaurants and bars that have opened in our fine city this month.  100 Islington Road The second restaurant from the team who opened 100 Hoxton, the menu features Middle Eastern and Asian flavours with dishes including courgette and haloumi fritter with lemon yoghurt and  chargrilled lamb belly, aubergine, burnt goats cheese, pine nuts, green tahini and harissa. www.100restaurants.co.uk Ahi Poke Jeremy Coste, Gabriel […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sardine: Fuss-Free French Dining

Food can be art and art can definitely be food (why else do we reach for our phones to capture beautifully presented plates?) so the announcement that Alex Jackson is choosing an art gallery annexe as the location for his first restaurant doesn’t seem that crazy. The Stevie Parle protégé and former Head Chef at Rotorino in Dalston is turning to the fields of Southern France as inspiration for Sardine. Inspired by the simplicity and seasonality of farmhouse cooking in Provence and Languedoc, Alex will be using authentic imported ingredients alongside quality British meat and fish at Sardine, a restaurant […]

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Party in Paradise

Tomorrow is Thursday aka the unofficial start to the weekend and the perfect night to go out (why waste your Saturday on a hangover?) and if you’re in need of having your spirits lifted for whatever reason that might be then why not forget all about England and head to paradise, Jamaica to be exact. We’re not telling you to just jump on a plane and go, (although if you are – room for a little one?) what we’re saying is to head to Trader Vic’s for their Party Paradise. They’ll be embracing the Jamaican feel good spirit with live […]

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Openings & Launches

Foley’s Opens in Fitzrovia

If only somewhere served something like cornflake -crusted chicken – oh wait it does, it’s called Foley’s and it’s opening this Friday in…three guesses where? Yep, London’s new foodie scene – Fitzrovia. Following Foley’s Tasting Kitchen, a six- week residency under the arches at Shepherd’s Bush, this permanent offering on Foley Street will seat 70 across two floors. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant will feature an alfresco coffee bar, open kitchen and bar seating in the basement. There’ll also be a queuing counter where you can drink cocktails and graze on snacks until you can be seated. […]

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Openings & Launches

100 Islington Now Open

Following on from a successful soft launch (always good to hear) 100 Islington is now fully open. If the name sounds familiar, then it’s because it’s from the same team as 100 Hoxton. Taking its lead from its sibling restaurant, 100 Islington will continue to serve up pan-Asian, fresh, healthy dishes with unique flavours albeit in a more spacious interior that features a larger bar (again, always good to hear) and with a hidden events space. Yaojen Chuang is overseeing the design which draws inspiration from the Bauhaus -inspired, former council block that 100 Hoxton is housed in, with the […]

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Champagne Lovers’ Lunch at 34 Mayfair

Is there anyone out there who isn’t a lover of Champagne? If so, we definitely do not fall within that category. So for those of you like us who cannot imagine a better summer day than one featuring a long, leisurely lunch complete with a glass of our favourite drink, 34 Mayfair is sorting out your summer plans. For every day in July and August, guests who purchase a glass of Bruno Paillard Champagne with their two course lunch or weekend brunch will be able to enjoy complimentary Champagne top ups throughout the entirety of their meal. There is a minimum […]

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10 All-American Ways to Celebrate 4th July

Next Monday is Independence Day and whilst we might be on the other side of the pond, that isn’t stopping London from celebrating. American restaurants are donning the stars and stripes, cooling the buds and serving up iconic dishes of epic proportions. From smoked cheddar grits and massive burgers to Obama Slammers and cookie cake sandwiches here are 10 ways to celebrate next Monday!

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Reviews

Señor Ceviche Review – What We Thought

New? Nope they opened back in October of 2014 after a series of pop-ups. Where?  Upstairs at the ever popular Kingly Court, W1B 5PW, www.senor-ceviche.com On the menu: As the name suggests the menu is made up of sharing ceviche dishes including the likes of The Spaniard: sea bream and king prawn ceviche with tomato and aji rocotto, tiger’s milk, red onion, coriander, plantain and chorizo, as well as Peruvian BBQ dishes including Super Pollo (marinated and grilled chicken thigh with aji rocotto and piquillo pepper salsa, sides and Pisco cocktails. First Impressions:  For a Wednesday it’s busy, I arrive at […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Complimentary Sketching Masterclasses at St Pancras Renaissance

Payday has been and gone but if a stay at the St Pancras Renaissance is still a little out of the picture your ears will probably perk up when we mention the word ‘complimentary’. Sadly they’re not offering complimentary stays in the £899 a night Grand Staircase Suite but, instead, the chance to brush up your drawing skills at the latest in their series of complimentary masterclasses: urban sketching, held in the MI + ME eatery. We’re not exactly saying that seven years at Architecture school is unnecessary but when you can have a two hour taster for free, inside […]

Celeb News

Top 40 Highest Paid Models

Those lucky enough to win the genetic lottery often find themselves with some from of modelling contract. Despite being a notorious difficult industry to break into, those successful in it can bring home incredibly large sums of money. These ladies are some of the best at what they do, and as a result get paid more than any of their peers! If you want to check if any of these celebrities are in town this week, or want to follow in their footsteps and check out some great celebrity events, click here! For a full roster of any celebrities full […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 24th-26th June

The weekend is almost upon us… and whilst it is rather dreary and wet, if you’re staying in London at least you aren’t battling the traffic, mud and crowds at Glastonbury. Instead, we’ll be drinking Ab Fab cocktails, eating all the gelato at the Gelato Festival, catching some rooftop comedy and watching Pride! If you want to catch live music then keep things a little closer to home and head to Fold Festival at Fulham Palace to see the legendary Nile Rodgers! 

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Reviews

The Grill Room Review – What We Thought

Last week we gave our first review of Down Hall Hotel, here is what we thought of the restaurant: The Grill Room: Where? The 2 AA Rosette awarded restaurant, The Grill Room, is situated in the Down Hall Hotel which is on the Essex/Hertfordshire border. Down Hall, Country House Hotel, Matching Road, Hatfield Heath,Essex CM22 7AS www.downhall.co.uk First Impressions: Although busy, the restaurant was quite quiet, the main noise happened to be coming from the thud of the wedding party next door. As we sat down other guests looked at us and gave us a nod every time there was a drunken screech, the […]

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