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Top 10 Private Dining Rooms

For a truly unforgettable meal, booking a private room is a must. It offers the best of both worlds – the comfort of your own space combined with world-class kitchen and staff. And with so many hotels offering unique private dining room experiences, there’s no need to make that long journey home either. Perfect!

Openings & Launches

Phileas Fogg Opens Tavern

It’s with very sad news that we have to tell you that Phileas Fogg’s auntie, actress Gertrude Fogg has passed away. Let’s all take a moment to reflect on what a great actress she was, albeit fictional. Now that we have shown our respect, let’s move on to some happier news, having returned from his worldly adventures, Phileas has discovered that he is the sole beneficiary of his aunt and has inherited her property on St Martin’s Lane. He was left a note that the downstairs of the building had to be turned into a tavern for Gertrude’s housekeeper, Fanny […]

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WM Barker & Co Opens

East London has a new basement bar, WM Barker & Co and it’s serving up shrub cocktails, artisan coffees, craft beers and toasties…sign us up. So if you’re not sure what are shrub cocktails are, no they are not cocktails with parts of plants stuck in them, rather they are cocktails made using sweet and sour syrups called shrubs and WM Barker & Co will have ten seasonally changing cocktails each inspired by an area in London. So in Shoreditch you have #TheArtist, a floral affair, Hoxton has  #ThePhotographer, Dalston has #TheDJ and Canary Wharf has #TheTrader a mix of […]

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9 of the Best Alternative Date Ideas

It’s all too easy to get stuck in a dating rut and return to the same old trusty Italian restaurant time and time again but with so much on our doorstep we want to make date night exciting again, so here is our guide to the best alternative date ideas in London, for all budgets.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rugby Legends Lunch

With their recent win against England being described as one of the finest hours in Welsh rugby, their World Cup campaign is still looking hopeful. Another historical moment at Twickenham was Sir Gareth Edwards’ try for the Barbarians against the All Blacks, back in 1973. Sophisticated American steakhouse Smith & Wollensky are holding a timely celebration for true Welsh rugby legend, Sir Gareth Edwards, with a 3-course lunch at their Strand restaurant on Tuesday 27th October. A hearty menu fit for any scrum-half consists of Ham Hock and Foie Gras Terrine, 14oz Sirloin Steak with triple cooked chips and a […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

SEVEN DEADLY SINS at the Royal Horseguards Hotel

The sinners over at The Royal Horseguards Hotel will surely be ruffling some feathers…and taste buds with the launch of their new set of cocktails wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony.  The naughty mixologists at the 5 star hotel have devised the new drinks as the seasons change with ingredients such as blackberries, cranberries and apples to give them an Autumnal feel. Representing Pride is Magic Rainbow, a mix of grenadine, luxardo, grapefruit juice, violet liquor and gin, ironically we have our eye on Greed, Black Beauty made of lemon, blackberries, sugar syrup, gin, cherry liquor and pineapple […]

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Sexy Fish Opens

Are fish sexy? According to Caprice Holdings they are, as they launch the latest restaurant Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square on the 19th October. Alongside their Asian fish and seafood menu which is overseen by Head Chef, Ben Orpwood, (Zuma, Toko and the Sydney Collective Group) the 190 cover restaurant is all about contemporary design and art and they’ve brought in the big guns for this one. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is overseeing the interior, first up there will be the largest collection of Frank Gehry’s Fish Lamps in one venue. Hanging from the ceiling, they’ll shimmer and move as […]

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London Cabaret Club Review – What We Thought

To mark the release of Spectre and the fact that they have acquired a new home, The London Cabaret Club has been hosting a series of James Bond inspired evenings, London Never Dies, at the Bloomsbury Ballroom which will soon be their fixed address. So in want of something a little more refined than the pub on a Friday night, we headed over to Holborn to check it out. Stepping into the art-deco building you leave London behind and enter a world of mesmerising acts, glittering costumes and spellbinding performances. The evening starts in the Rose Lounge with Bond themed […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Scandinavian Winter Wonderland Pop-Up

They’ve hosted feasts at Guys & Thomas’s, Truman Brewery, Tobacco Dock, The Sorting Office and now they are doing a Scandinavian Winter Wonderland at Shepherds Bush. OK, this isn’t the first time at this venue, but any event bold enough to return for a second run usually means the inaugural event was pretty good. Converting unassuming venues into magical woodlands and wonderlands is what Feast do. On 5th November when summer is well and truly a distant memory, the Mediterranean garden will have been fully transformed into a Scandinavian forest. Surrounded by fir-trees, holly-covered pergolas and an 8 foot high […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Little Yellow Door Closes

A wise philosopher once said “all good things come to an end” – or Nelly Furtado, definitely one of the two, but either way truer words could be not be the case for the closing of Little Yellow Door. The popular bar will be closing its doors after 14 successful months which saw countless house parties, retro gaming nights, kitchen suppers, Thursday takeovers, supper clubs and much more. They will be going out in typical LYD style with 3 more months of old fashioned partying before they actually close up shop plus they will see the eccentric addition of Maximillian […]

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