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The Rib Room’s BACARDÍ Summer Terrace

So the weather may be a bit hit and miss at the moment (read: hit at time of publication, might be miss if you read this tomorrow) but one thing that is sizzling for certain is the new BACARDÍ Summer Terrace at The Rib Room Bar. Launching 20th May guests will be able to give in to the Latin vibes with a range of carefully crafted cocktails, inventive bar bites and live Latin music. The pop-up will of course feature several nods to the world-famous rum brand, namely the cocktails like Papa Was Right, an exotic combination of BACARDÍ Carta […]

Openings & Launches

The Ivy Café Opens in Wimbledon

The Ivy Collection’s empire is steadily growing, slowly creeping across London and the next area to welcome the collection into their fold is Wimbledon Village. Taking over a former Barclays bank and with around 120 covers, The Ivy Café will be open 7 days a week for all-day dining. They really do mean all-day dining too, they’ll be serving up breakfast, brunch, elevenses, snacks, lunch, cream tea, cocktails and dinner. One day we will manage every meal in one day… preparation starts now. You’ll find signature dishes like the shepherd’s pie: slow-braised lamb shoulder with beef and Keen’s Cheddar potato […]

Reviews

Sofitel St James Afternoon Tea Review – what we thought

New? The tea is but the hotel opened back in 1923 Where? 6 Waterloo Pl, London SW1Y 4AN www.sofitelstjames.com On the menu: In celebration of the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Sofitel London St James has created a new afternoon tea menu and spa package inspired by the horticultural extravaganza. First Impressions: Sofitel London St James has a gentle air of luxury about it without being over powering. The spa area is simply glorious, spread across 3 floors and I feel relaxed just walking around soaking up the scents. Parts of the spa can be rented out for guests only like the Jacuzzi whereas treatments […]

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Openings & Launches

Rosa’s Thai Cafe Opens in Victoria

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, once just the place you passed through, Victoria is getting a restaurant revolution and another one to add to your list is the recently opened Rosa’s Thai Café. This is the seventh café for husband and wife team Alex and Saiphin Moore and follows sites in Angel, Soho and Spitalfields. Like the others it’ll be serving up punchy Thai dishes made using British ingredients including British beef and lamb as well as Thai Basil grown in London, expect to find seasonal curries, zingy salads, soups and noodle stir-fries. On the drinks […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Sky Kids Café Launches

Have you ever wished you lived in a pineapple under the sea? Are you aged 9 and under? If you answered yes to the above questions then we have some news that is about to blow your mind. Sky has launched a kids TV themed play and café experience where youngsters can enter the worlds of some of their favourite shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and Ben & Holly, all of which are available through the new Sky Kids app. The pop-up will give children the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts activities, play amongst famous scenes from the 3 […]

Celebrities & Influencers

Our Guide to… Top Celebrity Entrepreneurs

When it comes to picking out rising stars, we often look for those described as having “the triple threat”: all singing, all dancing and really rather beautiful. However, in recent years, in a bid to secure longevity, we have noticed that a lot of these stars have added another threat to their list: intelligence. Who says you can’t have it all. Yes, it would seem that increasingly celebrities are using their fortunes for good, taking on an Apprentice-like air and starting up some oddly successful businesses. With that in mind, we have put together a list of our favourite celebrity […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

What To Do This Weekend – 13th – 15th May

How’s your weekend looking? Ours looks a bit like this: cycling across the capital wearing tweed, sampling organic wine, partying to the sounds of the 90s, checking out an exhibition about tattoos and feasting on Sunday? Want to know the whole of our weekend then read on, but as we  were saying what does yours look like? 

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Boulestin Review – What We Thought

New? No – Boulestin has been around for a while, opening in September 2013. Where? 5 St James’s Street, SW1A 1EF www.boulestin.com On the menu: Boulestin update their menu regularly to ensure that their food is always as seasonal as possible. True to its French name, French cuisine is the order of the day and the variety available on the menu is fantastically vast. Œuf en Gelée and Tuna Tartare are an example of the starters on offer while the main courses range from pan-friend mackerel to pesto spaghetti to beef fillet. First Impressions: Boulestin in a word exudes sophistication, […]

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Openings & Launches

Legs Open in Hackney

Now before your mind falls into the gutter let us explain exactly why Magnus Reid’s (founder of CREAM and formerly of The Rooftop Café) new restaurant is called Legs. Legs are the droplets that form on the inside of a wine glass (the Gibbs-Marangoni Effect) where the drinker can tell the alcohol or sugar content depending on how fast or slow they trickle to the bottom. So there you have it. Let us continue, Legs will be opening in Hackney’s fashion district, serving up a daily-changing menu that focuses on fresh, nourishing produce in a light, casual space. If you […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

John Lewis Open Their Oxford Street Rooftop

If John Lewis did a pop-up we don’t doubt it would be somewhere we’d ever want to leave. With Christmas seemingly their most talked-about time of year, the brand who never fail to impress are turning their hand to something a little different, a little more summery, and a little more temporary. Known for their partnership scheme, their latest ‘partner’ is award-winning experimental pop-up venture, Night Tales, the people behind Summer Tales and Tokyo Nights in Shoreditch. Resembling what we imagine to look like the ‘outdoor summer dining’ section of the John Lewis catalogue, the Gardening Society pop-up will centre […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

A Taste of Italy at House of Peroni

Sandy feet, sunkissed skin and fish so fresh it’s practically still swimming may be more Amalfi Coast than North London but, come the 19th May, you can be a little bit closer to your Mediterranean fantasies when The House of Peroni returns for a six-week residency, with the theme “Amare l’Italia” (for the love of Italy). The pop-up has three key players, who each have Italian style in their blood. Fashion royalty Margherita Maccapani Missoni is using her impeccable taste to create the overall look of the space, which this year is inspired by big family gatherings, fragrant native flowers and Italian […]

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Openings & Launches

Pergola on the Roof: Largest in Europe

What if we told you that at the end of the month there will be a new rooftop terrace, on of the biggest pergolas in Europe that will bring together some of London’s best loved restaurants with free drinks – would that cheer your Monday up? We thought so. So yes it’s been wonderfully hot this weekend and now you’re back in the office, but keep this in mind, in a couple of weeks we have another Bank Holiday and opening just in time for that will be Pergola on the Roof. Opening on the top of the Television Centre […]

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