Called the ‘butcher’s cut’ because butchers traditionally would hold it back for themselves knowing how good it was; the hanger steak is often overlooked but it’s full of flavour and much more affordable than, say, a rib-eye; which is why it’s going to take centre stage at the aptly named Hanger SW6, opening next month in Fulham. The 60-cover restaurant will feature a downstairs liquor bar and is the first solo venture from restauranteur Patrick Falla (he’s previously worked with D&D and JW Marriott) joined by Head Chef James Burton (Searcy’s at The Gherkin). With a modern, experimental style the menu […]
London is fuelled by a passive-aggressive charge that gets us through the commute, cocktails that get us through the evening and a hopeful optimism that the weekend is in sight from Wednesday. At the top of that though, the saviour of our day is of course coffee. Londoners know good coffee. Since the days of coffee houses where news, business and politics were discussed, coffee has been a vital part of London and with it being Coffee Week (16th -22nd April), we’ve rounded up some of the bests places you have to visit for your caffeine fix:
We don’t need to tell you how much Londoners love gin – that one is a given. What we can tell you though is that you should forget the places which claim to have the largest gin selection in London because from next Monday that title will go to the Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London with the launch of their Gin Bar. With a British emphasis to the restaurant in general, it only seems fitting that their next spirit offering embodies a very British love and so the walls will be adorned with 400 different gins. Yes, 400. The […]
We’ve seen more than a few glimmers of Spring this week but when looking at the weather forecast is about as reliable as trains at rush hour, planning your weekend requires a little more thought and maybe a few indoor activities to fall back on – cocktails, we’re looking at you. Here is our round up of the best London has to offer this weekend, from a speakeasy relaunch to brand new farmers market, we have you covered.
And so it begins, London’s terraces, gardens and al fresco dining areas are starting to reopen after a winter that felt as long as something out of GoT. Signaling the start of summer, rosé after work, and optimistic short wearing. Head to Kings Cross restaurant, Rotunda and you’ll find that their terrace has been transformed into ‘The Waterside Garden’ in partnership with Champagne house Perrier-Jouët. Step off the streets, through the scented floral archway and into a garden overlooking Regent’s Canal created by charity, Global Generation. It’ll be filled with ivy, white roses, wild strawberries, herbs and the Perrier-Jouet signature flower, […]
New? Don’t be fooled by the name, the Chinese Cricket Club is a restaurant based in the heart of the City, founded in 2009 and named in honour of the Chinese National Cricket team which played their first international match that year. Where? Crowne Plaza London – The City, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB www.chinesecricketclub.com On the menu: Classic, freshly-made Cantonese Dim Sum and other Sichuan specialities First Impressions: Walking through Blackfriars, the Chinese Cricket Club does not stand out from the street-side, excluding some neon green lights that hardly scream ‘classy Chinese cuisine inside’. However, this makes the restaurant a well-kept […]
Habitually bluffing your way through restaurant wine menus? That’s OK, most people just make it up as they go along, but here is your chance to get to know your wines; the different grapes, varietals and vintages. Here’s a question for you: What is the difference between a sweet and fruity wine? If you have just answered ‘there is no difference’ (as most people do), then sorry to say it but you’re wrong. We’ll throw you a bone: Dry wine can taste sweet, but it’s not; that’s what winemakers called fruity. Get it? If not, here is the event for […]
We don’t know if any of you have noticed but London’s weather is somewhat sporadic right now. One moment it’s blindingly sunny whilst the next, the heavens have opened and it’s pouring with rain and then, seemingly impossibly, both are happening at once. This can only mean one thing; England is trying to decide whether it’s time to let go of Winter and grace us with Spring. Thankfully, St Clements are helping us pretend that decision has already been made with their new supper club, celebrating the glorious month of Spring by showcasing the best ingredients and recipes it has […]
Dating stinks. As in it literally stinks. Us mere mortals ooze pheromones that drive potential partners wild and now Bompas & Parr, who typically create contemporary food installations, have turned their creative flair to dating. This is speed dating like you’ve never known before – bear with us for this one. For Romancing the Armpit, guests will try and find a new mate based on their odour as part of a ‘sniffing ritual’ that will kick your biological instincts into gear and help you find your soulmate. The evening will commence with a cocktail of perspiration and a lecture on the power […]
You know the saying you can never have too much of a good thing – the line that can justify a whole manner of sins (funny how we never apply it to things like spinach), well if it applies to anything then it applies to the likes of Duffins (doughnut meets muffin) and townies (tart meets brownie) made famous by Bea’s of Bloomsbury or as we should now say Bea’s Cake Boutique, because along with a new cake shop and café opening in Marylebone on Devonshire Street they’re changing their name. Opening next month, the new shop will have a […]
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