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3rd Red Dog Saloon Opens

When it comes to proper American BBQ done low and slow, the sort that you just have to get stuck into, away with the napkins and manners, just finger licking good food; when it comes to all of that, then you need Red Dog Saloon. The reason we’re telling you this? Because tomorrow sees the opening of their third site. They’ve had their way with Holborn and Clapham and now they are heading to Soho. Opening on Berwick Street, it’ll be following in the footsteps of its sibling restaurants, American BBQ cooked slow and low for sixteen hours, slow roasted […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Grand Ganton Hotel at Cirque le Soir

Famously debaucherous, Cirque le Soir have been inspired by the exacting standards of Monsieur Gustave H (Grand Budapest Hotel) and the not-so exacting standards of Basil Fawlty (of Fawlty Towers). We never thought we’d find Basil and Gustave in the same room but we should have known that with these guys, and Cirque le Soir, nothing is ever that surprising. Fabulous and freaky, Cirque le Soir is the favourite haunt of celebs seeking fun and naughtiness, glamour and chaos. A ‘standard’ night at this Soho club promises fire eaters, burlesque, snake charmers, clowns and strippers dressed as babies, as well […]

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8 of the Best Midweek Bars & Clubs

Let’s set the scene. It’s a Wednesday night. You’ve been out for dinner with your mates and shared a few bottles of wine. You know you’ve got work in the morning but, rather than go home to bed like a sensible person, you find yourself agreeing to stay out for ‘just one more’. Then, before you know it, it’s 3am, you’ve polished off an unknown number of rum and cokes and you’re on a packed night bus, holding a Big Mac and dreading the moment when your alarm goes off in less than 4hours time. Outside London, such weeknight drinking […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

8 of the Best Midweek Bars & Clubs

Let’s set the scene. It’s a Wednesday night. You’ve been out for dinner with your mates and shared a few bottles of wine. You know you’ve got work in the morning but, rather than go home to bed like any sensible person would, you find yourself agreeing to stay out for ‘just one more’. Then, before you know it, it’s 1am, you’ve polished off an unknown number of rum and cokes and you’re on a packed night bus, holding a Big Mac and dreading the moment when your alarm goes off in 5 hours time. Outside London, such weeknight drinking […]

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Openings & Launches

Selin Kiazim Opens Oklava

Following on from a stint at The Providores, Trip Kitchen and Kopapa, the much –loved Selin Kiazim is opening her first restaurant, Oklava on Luke Street today and we’re pretty excited. Meaning rolling pin in Turkish, Oklava will all be about big feasts (yes Selin!) and relaxed eating in a bright, modern atmosphere.  Inspired by her mother’s traditional Turkish cooking the menu will feature Turkish dishes that change seasonally although there will be some classic offerings including her legendary house-made bread and Medjool date butter. Other dishes include Çemen glazed lamb cutlets, sour cherry pearl barley with crispy kale, yoghurt, […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Eat Your Drink with Smith & Sinclair

Following the crowd can be a bad thing, but when the crowd in question are funding your business, it is certainly a good thing. Smith & Sinclair the edible cocktail people had their dreams come true when their business plan was sufficiently backed by crowdfunding. Now stocked in Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Selfridges, the edible alcoholic pastilles are coming to Carnaby Street in pop-up form. Amongst the magical Christmas lights of Soho’s kitsch-est street, the Eat Your Drink pop-up is promising their signature cocktail pastilles alongside gin and tonic bubbles, cocktail candy floss and (our favourite sounding thing) mojito and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Shapes of Sicily: Pasta Making at Iddu

For every person who is (or claims to be) gluten free, there are the die hard dough-fans who take every pizza, doughnut or bagel that comes their way. Homemade pasta? Absolutely. Especially at this time of year. Don’t worry though, you won’t have to dust off your (non-existent) pasta maker because Iddu are hosting pasta making classes with Sicilian sisters Nina, Sofia and Emilia Strazzanti. Sicilian restaurant Iddu in South Kensington has the feel of a Sicilian deli that has been modernised, polished and given an organic/raw/gluten-free makeover, fit for the health conscious residents of South Kensington. The Strazzani Sisters […]

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Reviews

Cinnamon Soho review – what we thought

The third venue from Vivek Singh (after The Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen) has a lot to live up to with rave reviews from its sister sites. Located off Oxford Street, it is situated on the bustling Kingly Street so has location on its side. The food is Indian with a fantastically unique British twist so you can expect dishes like Roganjosh Shepherd’s Pie and Garam Masala Sticky Toffee Pudding although I tended to stick with the more classic dishes. I shied away from the traditional starters in lieu of the Masala Corn Fritter with coriander chutney listed under the […]

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Reviews

Cinnamon Soho review – what we thought

The third venue from Vivek Singh (after The Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen) has a lot to live up to with rave reviews from its sister sites. Located off Oxford Street, it is situated on the bustling Kingly Street so has location on its side. The food is Indian with a fantastically unique British twist so you can expect dishes like Roganjosh Shepherd’s Pie and Garam Masala Sticky Toffee Pudding although I tended to stick with the more classic dishes. I shied away from the traditional starters in lieu of the Masala Corn Fritter with coriander chutney listed under the […]

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5 of the Best Spots in London for Eggs

One dish and ingredient-inspired restaurants have taken London by storm the last couple of years. It all started with the burger but since we’ve seen meatball, roast potato, hot dog and kebab dedicated restaurants appear. Most recently, the humble egg is proving popular, with a spate of egg-themed restaurants hatching all over the capital. We’ve rounded up our five favourites:

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of London’s Best ‘Free From’ Restaurants

Gone are the days where those amongst us who were lactose intolerant, coeliac or allergic to nuts had to miss out on half the menu. Now whatever you can or can’t eat is catered for in London, which is one of the reasons why our food scenes is the best in the world -we like to think so!  Here are 8 of the best ‘free from’ restaurant’s and menus that London has to offer.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Beaufort House’s 5th Anniversary Party

Favourite hangout for the cool kids of Chelsea, Beaufort House is the place to go for a change of scene and home from home atmosphere. A Super Detox smoothie post-workout or a bigger spread of Loch Fyne smoked salmon and scrambled eggs make it somewhere equally as appealing midweek as it is on a lazy Sunday. Don’t get the wrong impression though, Beaufort House love parties as much as they love chilled weekends. And no party is as good as your own, so when they turn 5 in a few weeks it is sure to be a great night. Not […]

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