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The Detox Kitchen Deli Opens

It’s the 4th January, Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve is over, hopefully your hang over is over. Now it’s time to say goodbye to the family boxes of chocolate, to say good bye to living in your pyjamas and to say hello again to healthy food and the gym. Don’t worry this is much more delicious than it sounds and if 2015 and Instagram has taught us anything it’s that eating healthily is not dull, especially when Lily Simpson founder of The Detox Kitchen is opening a new flagship deli in Fitzroy Place today. Spread over two floors the […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Percy & Founder’s January Detox/Retox

After weeks of endless mulled wine, prosecco, mince pies and carby canapés, January is the time we will all be bombarded with ‘no joining fee’ gym offers and cleansing juices popping up on every kerb-side blackboard. If you can commit to this full-on sin shedding transformation then the dedicated detox menu at Fitzrovia’s Percy & Founders will keep you on the straight and narrow. For those that managed to remain fairly restrained over the festive period (or who consider detox January a clever marketing ploy), Percy & Founders are catering to you too. Flip over the detox menu and find […]

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Holborn Dining Room Review – what we thought

Holborn Dining Room was buzzing when we arrived at 6pm, normally a slow time for restaurants with things kicking off in the proceeding hours, but not here. For such a large venue, the tables were mostly filled with people even sitting around the bar. The vibe here is relaxed but smart and seems like a popular choice with workers in the surrounding Holborn area. The lighting is dim and a large Christmas tree is up giving everything a festive feel, I find it easy to settle in and get right down to ordering cocktails. My Garden of Eden cocktail was […]

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Reviews

Holborn Dining Room Review – what we thought

Holborn Dining Room was buzzing when we arrived at 6pm, normally a slow time for restaurants with things kicking off in the proceeding hours, but not here. For such a large venue, the tables were mostly filled with people even sitting around the bar. The vibe here is relaxed but smart and seems like a popular choice with workers in the surrounding Holborn area. The lighting is dim and a large Christmas tree is up giving everything a festive feel, I find it easy to settle in and get right down to ordering cocktails. My Garden of Eden cocktail was […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Where to Party on New Year’s Eve

If New Year’s Eve plans have you in a completely stress;  do you stay in, do you go out, do you kiss your crush at midnight or will the alcohol have got the better of you? Then you need to forget all of that, you need to go out and party. You need to say ‘Thanks 2015, but you’re done now, hello 2016’. Just like that of course. As ever London steps up to the mark with it’s parties and here are some of our favourites from 1920s jazz to house and hip hop. 

Openings & Launches

Shuang Shuang To Open

Let’s start the morning with a little history lesson. Did you know that the humble dish, hot pot has over a 1000 years history in China? It’s believe that it originated in Mongolia before spreading to China during the Tang Dynasty, and it has now found itself in Chinatown on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Wardour Street. Shuang Shuang, which opens in January, is the work of Fan Sundravorakul who ran a collection of restaurants in Thailand before moving to London. Occupying an Old Victorian building and split across two floors it is London’s first specialist hot pot restaurant. […]

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11 of the Best New Year’s Eve Feasts

Post-Christmas and Pre-New Year sits that awkward time of year many refer to as ‘Chrimbo Limbo’. During this time it is customary to panic about New Year’s Eve plans that may have fallen through or may have never happened in the first place. If you fall into the ‘low-key’ camp of celebrations, read on for our pick of the best spots to dine in as you see in 2016 – make it a night to remember, not a night to forget.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

11 of the Best New Year’s Eve Feasts

Post-Christmas and Pre-New Year sits that awkward time of year many refer to as ‘Chrimbo Limbo’. During this time it is customary to panic about New Year’s Eve plans that may have fallen through or may have never happened in the first place. If you fall into the ‘low-key’ camp of celebrations, read on for our pick of the best spots to dine in as you see in 2016 – make it a night to remember, not a night to forget.

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Celeb News

Celebrities with their own fashion lines

We’ve all seen celebrities owning the red carpet, perfectly coiffed and dressed as though they just strutted off the catwalk but we know that someone else has most likely dressed them so when celebrities launch fashion lines it is always met some scepticism.  But then you have the likes of Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen who absolutely smash any reservations with their ludicrously successful fashion lines: Olsenboye, a kids fashion line; Elizabeth and James, targeted towards a mid-market; and The Row, a high-end line – whose combined worth is a cool $1 billion. Other success stories include the likes of Justin Timberlake, […]

Openings & Launches

Swingers Crazy Golf Returns for 2016!

Got your 2016 diaries ready, got your phone calendar ready? Good because here is an event that you need to remember, in April 2016 the Institute of Competitive Socialising, founded by will be returning with the second Swingers Crazy Golf pop-up. Founded by Matt Grech-Smith and Jeremy Simmonds, this year they were in Shoreditch but next year they’ll be taking over the Brown’s Building near The Gherkin with an impressive 16,000 square foot of eating, drinking and crazy golf fun. There’ll be two 9-hole crazy golf courses; four cocktail bars – because everyone knows that a cocktail or two down […]

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