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Mason & Company Opens in Hackney Wick

Mason & Company is the latest restaurant to open in the Here East development in Hackney Wick, it’s the creation of Ed Mason (founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company) and Rachel Jones (founder of street food Capish?) so as you can imagine this new offering will be all about the craft beer and Italian – American fare. Showcasing only independently owned breweries including the best and brightest UK brewers, the bar will feature a constantly changing selection of craft beer over 20 draught taps and a whole host of bottled and canned brews. It’ll also be the place to […]

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Journey Through British Summertime Afternoon Tea

The British summer social calendar is pretty impressive; it’s a season of sport, art, culture, picnics and Champagne – we would add sun but you never can be quite sure. From polo and rowing to opera and racing, the British summer is certainly a busy one and whilst we try to get to many as we can, we’re quite happy with an edible journey. Recently launched, The Four Seasons new afternoon tea is just that: a journey through British summertime. Created by Executive Chef Romuald Feger and Executive Pastry Chef Loic Carbonnet, the tea begins with summer sandwiches made from […]

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8 Smokin’ Barbecue Restaurants

If you didn’t know this week has been National BBQ Week and whilst the weather might not have you rushing outside and lighting up the barbie, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. If you aren’t brave enough to face the weather/don’t know how to bbq /can’t be bothered then head to one of London’s great barbecue restaurants – here are some of the classics:

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Openings & Launches

The Dog House: New Basement Bar

Nobody likes being in the dog house, that is unless of course you’re talking about the new basement bar opening beneath Bernardi’s in Marylebone. You are? Excellent. Opening on the 10th June, the bar is the more seductive, playful counterpart to the light airy restaurant upstairs. Decorated in dark greys and rich blues the bar will have banquette seating, small intimate tables and stools at the bar – head down after the restaurant for a night cap or two. A hidden snug makes the perfect setting for a small get together (it can seat up to 8) or when the […]

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Reviews

Social Pantry Review – What We Thought

New? This was a one off supper club but keep your eye out for more happening! Where?  170A Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 5TG ,www.socialpantry.co.uk On the menu: Each supper club is different but this one had a spring feel to it, with lots of beautiful edible flowers, light flavours and floral notes. First Impressions:  The great thing about supper clubs is that they can be exactly what you them to be, if you just want to talk to the people you know then you can, or if you want to make new friends then sitting next to someone at the table is […]

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What to Do This Weekend: 3rd-5th June

The weekend is in sight! It may have only been a four day week but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t looking forward to our two days off just as much! Brunch is of course a staple of any weekend and this week we have three new ones for you to try out as well as a Japanese supper club, punk exhibition and three days of polo and parties – we think that’s something for everyone there! 

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The Bloomsbury Club Bar: Classic and Forgotten Cocktails

If there was ever a golden age for cocktails then it would be the 1920s and 1930s and well, 2016…with the opening of The Bloomsbury Club Bar. Housed within The Bloomsbury hotel, the bar looks to the hedonistic Bloomsbury Set for inspiration, mixing up forgotten classics and new innovative creations. The Virginia Woolf is tart yet fruity – blending together No.3 gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberry shrub, egg white and Cochi Americano; whilst her husband Leonard Woolf is more simple and classic – Makers Mark bourbon, ginger syrup and orange bitters.  Classic cocktails will include The Blood and Sand (inspired […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Jazz Up Your Friday Night

Bored of your usual Friday night? Clock strikes 5:30, jump on tube, run upstairs, shower/dry hair/dress, back on the tube, meet at your trusty (if a little samey) favourite bar and see where the night takes you after 3 Cosmopolitans. Creatures of habit can relax. Your post-work routine can stay the same – just change the destination. Back at the start of May, The London Cabaret Club settled into their new home at the Bloomsbury Ballroom and launched their new Best of British Pop series, transporting you from the swinging sixties right up to the present day. Dancing, drinking, diamante; […]

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London’s Finest Cheese Trolley at Smith & Wollensky

For the non-dairy savvy amongst you it may have gone unnoticed that we are currently in the most special and delicious of weeks; British Cheese Week, but for admirers of the almighty cheese, like Smith & Wollensky, it certainly has not. Available until 7th June will be London’s Finest Cheese Trolley serving a sumptuous selection of six cheeses, each one perfectly paired with a matching Wine, Whiskey or Port. Guests will see the likes of Ramos Pinto Quinta de Ervamoira 10yr old Port carefully paired with Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese, or if Whiskey is your preference, a Lagavulin with the best […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Top June Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

June is here and so is summer… even if the weather does have other ideas at the moment, but still summer is here. With it brings new pop-ups; from feasting and speakeasies to Swedish residencies and finally the opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe. Here are 12 of the best pop-ups and supper clubs this month: 

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Restaurant Critics Cook for Top Chefs

Being a food critic has many perks, and eating brilliant food at some of the world top restaurants is definitely worth the hard work and writing that comes afterwards. A pretty plush job! The same can’t be said for the poor chefs who spend their days rushing around boiling hot kitchens, meticulously planning everything and barely getting a minute to sit back and relax. Humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger, however, have decided that it’s about time the tables turned and the critics spent a little time in the hot seat, so to speak.   The idea is easy enough. Get […]

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Openings & Launches

JAN: A Taste of the Caspian in Battersea

Drawing influence from the likes of Iran and Turkey, Battersea will soon have a taste of the Caspian with the arrival of JAN at the end of June. At the heart of the 53 cover restaurant will be a medieval-style charcoal oven that’ll be used to bake traditional bread as well as meat and vegetarian dishes – it’s all about big flavours, whether it’s delicate aromas or punchy spices. Expect to find the likes of grilled lamb chops and slow roast shoulder in a pomegranate glaze served with chickpeas and Caspian spices; sea bream with harissa and preserved lemons and […]

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