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The 90s Party Returns to East London

Now either you were born in the 90s or were born before it so you can fully appreciate its wonders, either way we won’t blame you for getting nostalgic for the golden days of grunge, cult films and Macaulay Culkin before he got all, Macaulay Culkin. Bringing it back in full colour is Bourne & Hollingsworth who will be throwing another cheesetastic party in East London. Be welcomed by graffiti artists and the sight of lazers trying to escape from the doorway to fun. The cocktails will be colourful and will feature the likes of frozen daiquiris, wibbles and blue […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Soho Food Feast Returns

Do you remember your school days? The counting down to lunch time, the shuffling to the edge of your seats ready for  when the bell went so you could run outside into the playground – you wanted to retain your crown for the best at tag and for an hour you had the chance to run about and forget about maths.  Well at Soho Parish School they aren’t quite so lucky – the playground is so small that only 2 classes can go out there at once. In fact they don’t get much funding at all. Which is why 5 […]

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Ethos Review – what we thought

What: Pay by weight vegetarian buffet Where: 48 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX Why you should go there: A wide variety of vegetarian food in a non-preachy environment Favourite thing we ate: Thai sweetcorn ballsWhen I arrived at Ethos it was about a third full, if that, and when we left people were queuing to get in. Now I’m not saying I’m an early diner but the sooner I am eating the better in my mind. The majority of the crowd I noticed, were women although there a few men too (mostly on dates it would seem), I would imagine this is […]

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Ethos Review – what we thought

What: Pay by weight vegetarian buffet Where: 48 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX Why you should go there: A wide variety of vegetarian food in a non-preachy environment Favourite thing we ate: Thai sweetcorn ballsWhen I arrived at Ethos it was about a third full, if that, and when we left people were queuing to get in. Now I’m not saying I’m an early diner but the sooner I am eating the better in my mind. The majority of the crowd I noticed, were women although there a few men too (mostly on dates it would seem), I would imagine this is […]

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Woman’s Crush Wednesday Club

Motivate Mondays, Transformation Tuesdays, Throwback Thursdays of all of them our favourite has to be Woman Crush Wednesday (well Man Crush Monday is pretty good too), but we’re not just about looking at photos of women on Instagram in their bikinis, although, you know we do do that too. Instead we would rather celebrate inspirational and hardworking women and it seems like so would the JPR Media Group. They run their Woman’s Crush Wednesday Club which sees influencers from fashion, media and business sit down to supper at the World’s End Market in Chelsea, to celebrate a leading woman via […]

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5 of London’s Best Gin Bars

Gin, it’s been the drink of the moment for much more than a moment. And it’s the classic G&T that seems to be the tipple of choice, especially in the lead up to a big British summer and World Gin Day is this Sunday, so we thought we’d round up our favourite bars in the capital that celebrate the spirit:   BLOOM Gin Bar at Vista, The Trafalgar Hotel What: BLOOM Gin takes over the rooftop bar Why: The thing about BLOOM Gin is even if you aren’t a gin fan, you’re pretty much guaranteed to love this gin. It’s floral, delicate […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

5 of London’s Best Gin Bars

Gin, it’s been the drink of the moment for much more than a moment. And it’s the classic G&T that seems to be the tipple of choice, especially in the lead up to a big British summer and World Gin Day is this Sunday, so we thought we’d round up our favourite bars in the capital that celebrate the spirit:   BLOOM Gin Bar at Vista, The Trafalgar Hotel What: BLOOM Gin takes over the rooftop bar Why: The thing about BLOOM Gin is even if you aren’t a gin fan, you’re pretty much guaranteed to love this gin. It’s floral, delicate […]

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Hungry Donkey review

What: Authentic Greek food Where: 56 Wentworth street, London, E1 7ALWhy you should go there: For a taste of proper Greece in LondonFavourite thing we ate: Pitta bread and dips (tzatziki, aubergine dip, houmous) and the Chicken Souvlaki.It’s 7pm and I am sitting on a balcony looking over the Greek Island of Santorini, but only just a week ago did I have the pleasure of being invited to The Hungry Donkey, the brand new Greek restaurant in the heart of the City of London. I’ve always thought that Greek cuisine has been underestimated in the UK and not many have truly experienced the treasures of their little […]

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Hungry Donkey review

What: Authentic Greek food Where: 56 Wentworth street, London, E1 7ALWhy you should go there: For a taste of proper Greece in LondonFavourite thing we ate: Pitta bread and dips (tzatziki, aubergine dip, houmous) and the Chicken Souvlaki.It’s 7pm and I am sitting on a balcony looking over the Greek Island of Santorini, but only just a week ago did I have the pleasure of being invited to The Hungry Donkey, the brand new Greek restaurant in the heart of the City of London. I’ve always thought that Greek cuisine has been underestimated in the UK and not many have truly experienced the treasures of their little […]

Hotels

Street Food Afternoon Tea

It seems as if London’s love affair with afternoon tea is still going strong with new themes being launched week and Arch London are declaring their love with the launch of their new tea. Whilst it is being served in the sophisticated Martini Library and Salon de Champagne lounge, the tea is actually taking its inspiration from London’s other food crush, street food. With foods from around the world, Arch London are doing away with traditional scones and sandwiches to spice up our relationship. Instead of scones you’ll find cinnamon and sugar doughnuts filled with apple jam and rather than […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fork to Fork Food Festival

Fork to Fork Food Festival is the brain child of MasterChef winner and co-founder of the Wahaca group, Thomasina Miers, and co-founder of the Caravan restaurants and its specialty coffee business Caravan Coffee Roasters, Laura Harper­‐Hinton. The festival will bring together some of London’s most talented and creative chefs, restaurateurs and producers, with the aim to raise funds in support of the Open Air Classroom project which will launch at ARK Franklin Primary Academy following the festival. The idea behind the Open Air Classroom at ARK Franklin is backed by considerable research taken from edible garden projects in the US […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Christabel’s Edible Vacation Supper Club

Caterer Christabel’s is inviting everyone on holiday…well for one evening and we’re not actually flying abroad, we’re staying in London, but still a holiday for one evening! Following on from her supper clubs such as Edible Playground and Cocktails n Crack, her latest summer offering is Edible Vacation. Inspiration comes from ‘Retro Vacation’ by Nicola Marian Robinson and Kirsty Harper, a DJ and production duo and the evening intends to be an edible holiday, so leave your suntan lotion at the door and get ready to eat. Once security have cleared your ticket and passport then you’ll be treated to […]

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