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The Four Thieves Review – What We Thought

As someone who is much more at home in a nice pub than a bar I was very excited when I was introduced to Clapham’s The Four Thieves, a fairly traditional pub downstairs with a wicked twist upstairs for any adult-child to unleash their inner youngster in.  As I entered Four Thieves, in Clapham I was rather confused to tell the truth, I had heard it was hybrid of a pub and a games room, but when I entered I was met by a large spacious room filled with a Frankenstein-style, eclectic jumble of random tables and chairs. Large pieces […]

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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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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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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, […]

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Red Dog Saloon Review – What We Thought

Red Dog Saloon the American BBQ restaurant has recently moved into Berwick Street, their third London site and having heard various reports of great burgers and good milkshakes we decided to see for ourselves.   Stepping inside you’ll find dark wooden panelled walls covered in black and white photos of American outlaws and cowboys and skulls of cattle. It’s relaxed and informal and for the size of the restaurant they were able to fit a lot of tables in – good for getting lots of covers in and not having to queue, bad for the size of the tables which […]

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10 of the Best Places to Cure Your Hangover

Even with the best intentions, it’s hard to get through the Christmas holidays without a hangover. And with all that mulled wine, sloe gin, and champagne flowing, who could resist? Luckily, London is full of lovely places which are perfectly designed to help you through the day after. Just don’t expect any sympathy!

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10 of the Best Places to Cure Your Hangover

Even with the best intentions, it’s hard to get through the Christmas holidays without a hangover. And with all that mulled wine, sloe gin, and champagne flowing, who could resist? Luckily, London is full of lovely places which are perfectly designed to help you through the day after. Just don’t expect any sympathy!

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What to Look Out for in 2016

2015 has been a busy one and 2016 looks set to be equally as exciting, food-wise. At some points there seemed to be dozens of new openings each week but as always we kept you in the loop with news of all the hottest launches before the first customers even picked up their knife and fork. 2016 will see the rebirth of the humble kebab. Le Bab promises to change any preconceptions about greasy kebab houses when it opens a permanent residency in Carnaby Street’s ever-foodie Kingly Court. Imagine free range chicken Shawarma, roe deer shish and BBQ paneer kebabs […]

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The Piano Works NYE Party

We’ve already done guides to the best places to head for New Year’s Eve feasts and parties but if you’re still stuck for ideas then here’s another to consider… The Piano Works in Farringdon is the place for civilised live music and a late night – normally the two don’t mix so well but here they do, and not only that but an ensemble of two grand pianos, drums, guitar, horn and backing singers perform nothing but songs requested by the audience, all night long. A refreshing change from DJs who glare as you request Justin Bieber for the forth […]

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Where to Recover on New Year’s Day

We’re guessing that you tend to spend New Year’s Day feeling sorry for yourself, regretting the final tequila shot and espresso Martini you didn’t need the night before, and most probably not venturing too far from your duvet (are you a bed or sofa snuggler?). But here’s a crazy thought – don’t! Head out and cure that headache with a hair-of-the-dog treatment over brunch, lunch or New Year’s Day dinner! Here’s our top five:

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Searcys afternoon tea review – what we thought

The Gherkin has been going for a while now and yet somehow I never managed to get myself in gear and make it over; well all that changed recently with the launch of their Christmas afternoon tea in Searcys. Located at the very top of the building, I had some brief vertigo as the dome of glass surrounds you giving you full viewing access.The inside was supposed to have been transformed into a winter wonderland, akin to a snow globe, but besides from a couple of Christmas trees and some pretty table ornaments, it looked much like normal restaurant – […]

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Festive Brunch at Tom’s Kitchen

If the abundance of festive dinners in London don’t take your fancy and you’re one of those people who saves turkey for The Big Day itself, Tom’s Kitchen have thought of you with their latest offering; a big old festive brunch. Not every dish is strictly festive so don’t anticipate cranberries on your porridge and sprouts on your benedict. Instead, expect an extra special spin on our midday favourites; the humble but ever-appetising benedict has been given two new leases of life. The first is Cornish lobster and crab benedict with chilli and coriander hollandaise and the second, with duck […]

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