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5 Places Not To Miss In Fulham

Having started life as Fullenham or Fullonham, Fulham in south west London is one of our favourite spots in London….which of course has nothing to do with the fact I live there.  It might not spring to mind as one of London’s most happening places but if you’re looking for cosy pubs, long lazy brunches and spots to refuel after the gym all of which make for a great weekend, then Fulham is your answer. And here are five places not to miss:

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The Manhattans Project at POND – What We Thought

Dalston is rapidly becoming the place to go for adventurous foodies, bored of the endless chains opening up across the city. By the time you arrive at POND you’ll have already had a bit of an adventure, and not the most glamorous; out of the train station, off the main road, through a lively square (think dominoes and jukeboxes) and into their fairylit courtyard. The location is probably both a blessing and a curse, the venue resembling a pop-up which has extended its stay due to popular demand. A well-travelled concept with less well travelled (read local) ingredients, the menu […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bottomless Suppers at The Exhibit

First came the bottomless brunch. Then came another bottomless brunch. And then another. And another… (Another). We never complain when our fourth prosecco is placed in front of us but emerging into the real world at midday and realising you really should have saved the drinking for that evening isn’t always the makings of a productive Saturday. Imagine the next time you have a bottomless meal you walk out into the street and it is actually an acceptable hour to be tipsy. Enter Bottomless Suppers at The Exhibit. The Balham restaurant is launching for winter their new Free-Flow Suppers, every […]

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5 of the Best Hot Dogs

This Autumn we see ourselves wrapped up warm visiting street food markets perhaps with a little red nose as we enjoy the best comfort food London has to offer. Here we have rounded up 5 of London’s best hot dogs, from restaurants to markets. Don’t be shy, it’s bulking season after all.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Festive Gherkin Pop-Up

It’s begun. Sorry to break the news but in case you missed it the first Christmas advert played on the radio a couple of days ago. The instantly recognisable sleigh bells enough to snap anyone out of their summer-is-over-daydream. Whilst we are all too aware that Harrods launch their Christmas shop in August, we are slightly more traditional when it comes to the festive build-up, preferring to wait, at least, until pumpkins carved/lit/rotting. There is a reason for our eagerness; good things don’t hang around for long. The Gherkin is turning their iconic glass dome into a Snow Globe and […]

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Pizarro Review – What We Thought

Before staying in Valencia this summer I had no idea how popular gin was in Spain. Served in copa glasses so big they were more like fishbowls, gin and tonics became a post-beach ritual alongside a long and lazy tapas dinner. Gin Mare Mediterranean gin means holiday memories can live on as they most certainly did when I was treated to a gastronomical gin and tapas pairing evening at Pizarro on bustly Bermondsey Street. Knowing what I know now I am embarrassed to admit I hadn’t been to Jose or to their sister restaurant Pizarro before my Tuesday night visit. […]

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Pizarro Review – What We Thought

Before staying in Valencia this summer I had no idea how popular gin was in Spain. Served in copa glasses so big they were more like fishbowls, gin and tonics became a post-beach ritual alongside a long and lazy tapas dinner. Gin Mare Mediterranean gin means holiday memories can live on as they most certainly did when I was treated to a gastronomical gin and tapas pairing evening at Pizarro on bustly Bermondsey Street. Knowing what I know now I am embarrassed to admit I hadn’t been to Jose or to their sister restaurant Pizarro before my Tuesday night visit. […]

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Openings & Launches

CôBa Opens

Sometimes you have good dreams, sometimes you have weird dreams and sometimes you have dreams that will tell you what to name your new restaurant. That was the case with Vietnamese-Australian chef, Damon Bui, who dreamt that he was back in his childhood home in Sydney as his mum was cooking her legendary butter fried chicken whilst all the kids were running around saying “Cô ba, cô ba, I want your fried chicken!”. “CôBa means “auntie number three”, which is what my mum is called in the family,” Damon explains. “When I woke up, it was as if I could […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Lodge Winter Pop-Up

What do a secret garden, a wine cellar and a ski lodge have in common? Jimmy Garcia of course. The King of pop-ups is getting ready to launch his latest short-term dining experience, and this time it’s alpine. Following the success of last winter’s residency in Balham, The Lodge is back by popular demand; this time above a pub in Clapham. No warming winter menu is complete without fondues, wild game and hot cocktails, and The Lodge is delivering these aplenty. Cooking up a storm on his state of the art range, specially imported from Courcheval, Jimmy’s dishes include roast […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cocktail Experience at Mr. Fogg’s

Pushing aside the velvet curtain at Mr. Fogg’s you half expect the (fictional) man himself to be perched at the bar, cocktail in one hand, twirling his moustache with the other. On 9th October, for one night only, the Englishman will welcome the Italianman to his Mayfair residency for a cocktail experience hosted by world renowned Italian mixologist Diego Ferrari. Mr. Fogg’s has gained itself a reputation for providing adventurous Londoner’s with something a little different. A refreshing change from the city’s slick, glitzy bars, walking into Mr. Fogg’s feels like entering another world; a salon of secrets from a […]

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London Restaurant Festival Comes to Town

As the evenings get shorter we love to put our pajamas on as soon as we walk through the door in the evening. Whack on the kettle and heat up a big bowl of soup and we’re going nowhere fast.  London Restaurant Festival is making us re-evaluate what it is exactly about eating out which is so great. Trying amazing food we wouldn’t be able to cook ourselves is a huge part of it but there’s also the social side of it – the buzz in a restaurant as everyone oohs and aahs over their meals, whips out their phone […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Company Below Opens

Balls & Company the meatball company over on Greek Street have a little present for us today, just you average  Friday treat…a 25 cover speakeasy cocktail bar; Company Below. Opening today the bar is all dark greens, golds and low lighting, it’s intimate with an after dark atmosphere, the perfect place for after work cocktails. Head Bartender Cyril Alcazar has curated the new cocktail list, which includes his signature Company Iced Tea: red wine, earl grey and orange-infused vodka, raspberry and strawberry purée, agave and orange brûlée. Of course you can head upstairs for meat balls or you can get […]

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