Halloween, the time when the phrase ‘dress to kill’ is apt. It’s also the theme of STK’s Halloween brunch party taking place this Sunday. Starting at 1pm, you can choose whether you’re going to nail the creepy blood and gore look, the zombie cheerleader/doctor outfit or the ‘I’m a sexy cat’ look… but there will be a make-up artist on hand to give you the extra Halloween touches and there will be prizes for the best dressed. So don’t make the error of not trying at all. Dishes will include steak, egg and chips; poached egg, avocado, chill and lime […]
The whole last weekend of October, sexy ‘dead’ nurses and terrifying clowns will be a regular feature on tubes across London. But where is everyone headed? We have rounded up 14 of the best Halloween happenings taking place across the weekend, everything from medieval banquets to sky high parties, black cocktails and a themed afternoon tea so that everyone can embrace the year’s spookiest celebration.
New? Zelman Meats opened in Soho at the end of 2015. Since then it has opened a bar in Finsbury Park (Zelman Drinks) and, in August, it took over as the latest residency on the foodie Fifth Floor of Harvey Nichols. Where? 5th Floor, Harvey Nichols, 109 – 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ, www.zelmanmeats.com First Impressions: After zig-zagging up on the escalators past rails of too-good-to-touch clothes (I couldn’t find the lift) I then also couldn’t spot Zelman Meats straight away. Tucked away at the side near Burger & Lobster (conveniently owned by the same group, along with the pricier big sister, Goodman), a […]
This month will see a new kind of hotel coming to London’s East End – Leman Locke: the aparthotel. As the name implies it’s somewhere between Airbnb and a hotel and is designed around living like a local and being part of the community, whilst having the luxuries a hotel provides. With 105 spacious studios and 63 chic one bedroom suites; the rooms will be almost double the size of the average hotel room at 31 sq m and will focus on the living space and not just the bed – as they know that you need a space that […]
Everyone’s Mum makes the best Sunday lunch, that’s gospel! Anyone who says otherwise is committing blasphemy and should be punished accordingly… The scent of your Mum’s roast billowing from the kitchen, stroking your nostrils is the stuff of dreams, and the roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and gravy are laced with comfort and reassurance. But not all have their Mums in pop-round distance, and if you do, she still needs an afternoon off. Here’s what you’re going to do when that comes to pass, get your roast-demanding stomach down to Tanner & Co. The restaurant situated in vibrant Bermondsey is launching […]
New? Formerly Belgraves, this summer The Belgravia Hotel became The Hari and with it launched a new cocktail menu. Where? The Hari, 20 Chesham Place, Belgravia, SW1X 8HQ, www.thehari.com On the Menu: The new menu is divided between The Hartinis and The Hari’s Garden. In the former, you’ll find the signature cocktail, The Hari. A blend of Jensen gin, Masala chai, honey and gold…naturally. Other offerings include The Grace, made from 209 San Francisco Gin, basil, grapefruit and grapefruit juice and Milk & Cookies, skip pudding and head to the bar instead for Belvedere vodka mixed with Frangelico, chocolate liqueur, honey […]
Wintery festivities are starting to shape our social lives so it’s out with the sun-drenched riverside boozing and in with warming drinks, winter pop-ups and seasonal festivities. Although Diwali isn’t until next week, Dishoom are celebrating a week early with an all-day celebration of food and drink on Sunday, Flat Iron Square, home to 16 venues, is finally flinging open its doors and it’s the last weekend of an interactive seesaw installation in Leicester Square so wrap up warm and get outside, it’s set to be a good one.
New? No 197 Chiswick Fire Station opened back in April, bringing Chiswick a slice of the winning Darwin and Wallace formula – there are sister sites in Clapham, Richmond and Pimlico. Where? 197-199 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 2DR, www.no197chiswickfirestation.com First Impressions: It hasn’t been open long but long enough for almost every lifestyle and food blogger in London to hunt down the cacti, pink suede sofas and photogenic plates of food. Because of this, the place felt familiar; it’s light, airy and undeniably cool – a lesson in interior design. It was a Saturday night and despite most of […]
As Dishoom’s love of Diwali has grown, so have the festivities, moving from family entertainment within the restaurants, to last year’s event being held at Kings Cross, just as it is this year, where hundreds of people join together in joyous revelry. Dishoom loves sharing the traditions of the festival of light with Londoners. Although Diwali falls on Sunday 30th October, Dishoom will be lighting up slightly earlier, on the 23rd. This promises to be the biggest and best celebration yet with cool live music, fantastic dishes from some of London’s best street food providers and an abundance of entertainment for […]
Before coconut oil, before the obsession with avocado and before nut butter, it was humble olive oil that was the superfood. Good fats, ideal for your hair, kind to your skin and great for your food. Thankfully then Greek restaurant, Kalimera, is making organic olive oil the star of the show. Founded by Télémaque Argyriou, you’ll probably have seen Kalimera at the likes of Street Feast and StreetDots and now he’s chosen Camden Market as the spot for his first permanent site. Using organic olive oil made on his family’s farm in Sparta in South Greece, he’ll be cooking up […]
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