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400 Rabbits Opens

What do the Aztecs have to do with a new restaurant opening in Crystal Palace? Well 3 things; beer, pizza and rabbits. Confused? Let us explain. Opening this month, is 400 Rabbits a restaurant serving up beer and pizza and from the same team behind the much loved The Lido Café. Now back in the day when the Aztecs were  around (so a long way back in the day) they use to worship the God of Fermentation and the Goddess of Alcohol – our thoughts exactly pretty cool huh? Anyway the God and Goddess got together and the product of […]

Reviews

M Restaurant review – what we thought

Like Madonna we are always on board with a reinvention and another iconic M, M Restaurant agrees as they have just launched their new summer RAW menu with lighter treats to keep you going in the hot months. Taking inspiration from 6 countries including Japan and Australia, the emphasis here is on meat and fish even on the RAW side of the restaurant. M Restaurant is a fantastic venue space, balancing a relaxed atmosphere with an up market vibe well. Split into the Grill dining area on the left and Raw on the right, the upstairs hosts the cocktail bar, […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Kansas Smitty’s Underground Jazz Tour

If your idea of going out in London to experience some live music leads you to drunkenly screaming Aretha Franklin out at 2am in a backstreet cocktail bar…well then we have a better suggestion for you. Whether you already love jazz or feel like you should at some point dabble your toe into the genre then we have you sorted. After taking East London by storm with their hugely successful Jazz and Julep bar on Broadway Market, Kansas Smitty’s House Band is touring London’s Basement Bars to mark the launch of their debut record. The Basement Tapes Tour, taking place from 23rd September-24th November 2015, will travel round […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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24 hour build a bar pop up

Things that can be done in 24 hours: Watch a whole season of 24 Fly to Australia Build an entire cocktail bar for London Cocktail Week Can you guess which one we will be writing about? The 24Hr Bar Build will be its biggest stand-alone event ever at London Cocktail Week with bartending elite from London, New York, Singapore and Paris going head to head to be crowned the winner of #24HRBARBUILD by you. Each country, representing one spirit (Patrón Tequila, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, GREY GOOSE® vodka and BACARDÍ® rum) will need to design, build and open a bar for one night only […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Christabel’s Supper Club: Eat Your Art

As we say goodbye to al fresco drinking, it’s all about the indoor supper clubs and caterer and event planner, Christabel, who is known for her playful and quirky dinner parties has a new concept for September. This month it’s all about getting creative, it’s all about eating your art, if you were that child that was always trying to eat the plasticine or  licking the paint brush at school – there was always one, then this is for you. You’ll be eating off a palette, painting your food canvas with vibrant colours, turning your food into pieces of art […]

Openings & Launches

2nd Le Restaurant de PAUL Opens

Work in the City? Well this one is for you then.* Bakery PAUL is opening their second restaurant tomorrow, Le Restaurant de PAUL in the iconic Tower 42. Taking up residence on the ground floor, the restaurant which follows on from the restaurant in Covent Garden, will be larger with 93 covers inside, a further 40 seats outside and of course the in-house bakery PAUL. It will also feature their first destination wine bar which will of course specialise in Champagne and wine too. Starting with breakfast, diners can either go healthy with fruit and vegetable smoothies, multigrain tartines or […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Experience The Flavours of Mexico

Let’s not get it twisted, Tex-Mex and real Mexican cuisine are very different things and InterContinental London Park Lane is about to school you on how with a little help from the Mexican embassy and Aeromexico. Two top chefs have been flown over from award-winning foodie hot spot, Frida in Grand Velas Riviera Maya, especially to give London diners an authentic taste of Mexico. The week-long Mexican pop up will be a celebration of the creativity of Mexican cuisine, focusing on a delicate balance of traditional ingredients with modern techniques. Treats on the menu will include ‘shredded venison, crunchy corn […]

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Jago Review – What We Thought

The other day finding ourselves on the hunt for supper in the Commercial Street area we decided not to be lured into the curry houses with promises of more than we could eat and drink for a mere fiver (not a good look on a Tuesday) and instead we wandered up Hanbury Street to Jago. Jago is the work of Louis Solley (former head chef at Ottolenghi), Hugo Thurston and Vinny Burke and is said to be bringing a taste of the Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine back to London with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. Of course East London still has […]

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Reviews

Jago Review – What We Thought

The other day finding ourselves on the hunt for supper in the Commercial Street area we decided not to be lured into the curry houses with promises of more than we could eat and drink for a mere fiver (not a good look on a Tuesday) and instead we wandered up Hanbury Street to Jago. Jago is the work of Louis Solley (former head chef at Ottolenghi), Hugo Thurston and Vinny Burke and is said to be bringing a taste of the Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine back to London with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. Of course East London still has […]

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8 of the Most Hidden Speakeasies

A few years ago, going for a drink in London meant stumbling into an old-man boozer or an outdated wine bar. But now the speakeasy, a different breed of bar based around atmospheric drinking dens of Prohibition America, have swept the city by storm, bringing formidable cocktails and an unbeatable array of spirits to the table. Here are eight of London’s best speakeasies:

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

6 Of The Best Fish and Chips Hangouts

Fish & chips is a classic British dish; it’s what custard tarts are to Portugal and lamb tagine is to Morocco. And you don’t have to venture to coastal towns to get some of the best that England has to offer – London has a selection of lip-smackingly good fish & chips right on its doorstep, and we’ve rounded up the top six to get your hands on  

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Silent Cinema At St Martin’s Courtyard

In the last few years, the British film industry has been doing rather well and has churned a number of cracking films. We all know the British love any excuse for a party (just look at the amount of bank holidays we have) so why not use this success as an excuse to celebrate? That’s exactly what is happening at St Martin’s Courtyard are doing with their new open air Silent Cinema showcasing classic British films! For just three wonderful nights in September, the courtyard will be transformed into an open-air movie theatre to showcase a series of British films, […]

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