Next Monday is Independence Day and whilst we might be on the other side of the pond, that isn’t stopping London from celebrating. American restaurants are donning the stars and stripes, cooling the buds and serving up iconic dishes of epic proportions. From smoked cheddar grits and massive burgers to Obama Slammers and cookie cake sandwiches here are 10 ways to celebrate next Monday!
This summer Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi the duo behind Berber & Q Grill House are back and opening their second restaurant, Berber & Q Shawarma Bar in Exmouth Market. Chef, Josh (Ottolenghi, Galvin Bistrot Deluxe and Zest) will take inspiration from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and even the shawarma houses of Golden Green to create a menu that focuses on lamb shawarma and Middle Eastern style rotisserie chicken. Both will come with herb salad, gem leaves, green chilli, grated tomato, tahini and sumac onions, add pita, confit potatoes or pickles and create a wrap or just eat it as […]
Over 900 art galleries make London, along with New York and Paris, one of the best cultural cities in the world but most of us are guilty of counting the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House and the Tate Modern as the only ones we’ve actually been to on more than one occasion. If your summer calendar doesn’t revolve around the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition or the BP Portrait Award, and gallery owners at the Affordable Art Fair don’t know you by name then don’t fear – you can try to bluff your way through Mayfair’s latest arty event; […]
New? Yes, it opened just last month. Where? Project 109, Lower Ground Floor, Harvey Nichols, 109 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ www.harveynichols.com First Impressions: After initially heading up to the fifth floor and being redirected back down through rails of expensive leather, artfully ripped denim and bold footwear, we found the bar to the back of the basement. Surprisingly quiet for a Friday evening, it must be more popular during the day but we were given free reign of where to sit so chose a leather banquette, tucked around the corner. Had it been busier, this would be a prime spot for people watching. The Look: A […]
You might remember when we told you about the dog that was opening a restaurant, (slight use of artistic license), well the team behind Chez Chow (and Mayfair’s NAC) – Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Belliache are back and opening Ahi Poké next Monday. The latest restaurant to open in Fitzrovia which is having a great 2016 so far, you’ll find it located on Percy Street. The 25-cover restaurant is inspired by Hawaiian beach shacks and the poké bar vibes from L.A – it’s all very laid back and as the name suggests it’s going to be serving up […]
The word on everyone’s lips, ‘Wimbledon’ is the place to be over the next fortnight whether you have courtside tickets or not, partly thanks to the recent opening of The Ivy Cafe – the first suburban location for the group – and the ever-popular village feel making you feel as though you’ve had a day out of London when all you’ve done is jump on the District line. A handful of independent eateries stand out amongst the chains and the vibrant pub scene means things get a little livelier later in the day. Check out our guide on how to […]
From an early age, we’re raised to be good, well rounded citizens of the world. To always say please and thank you, hold the door open for others and give up our seats on the bus to those who need them. It’s these acts of moral soundness which keep the world a great place to live… but sometimes entertaining your devilish side can be good fun… With this in mind, welcome to Café De Paris’ ‘Seven Sins’ cabaret show, the erotic and titillating circus performance from the ‘Cabaret des Distractions’ series. After 92 years of providing world-class cabaret to London, […]
Three’s a charm, and Feast @ Fitzrovia is returning to central London for its third year of international culinary delights. Distinctive restaurants, chefs, cafés, bistros and bars are all coming together to treat the capital to a week of gourmet offerings and a jam-packed schedule of events and this year we don’t doubt it will be the best year yet – just think of the swarm of new restaurants that Fitzrovia has seen open in the last year; Dickie Fitz, The Ninth, Mac and Wild, we could go on… In addition, exciting promotions and special menus will be featured throughout the week. So when […]
When it comes to wine, we all have a go-to bottle we grab from the supermarket after work because, after all, if you like what you’re drinking that’s all that matters. Until… it’s not just you, your sofa and your Netflix – suddenly your in-laws are sitting across the table from you and your usual “that’ll do” attitude becomes a little less appropriate. New online wine store, Garmence Wine Studio have revolutionised the wine shopping experience by whittling the choice down to a concise curation of red, white, rose and sparkling, delivering in chic packaging complete with food pairing advice […]
Back in 1995 Iñaki Viñaspre, founded Grupo Sagardi and opened the first Sagradi restaurant in the gothic quarter of Barcelona. It’s come a long way since then, with restaurants in Madrid, Valencia, Mexico City and Buenos Aires and guess where it’s coming to next? Yep that’s right London. Setting up shop in Shoreditch, it’ll be the 30th restaurant in the group and will continue to serve up traditional Basque country food and drink. And you can guarantee you’re going to get the real deal as the best produce is being flown in daily from San Sebastian. Expect to find the […]
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