If the abundance of festive dinners in London don’t take your fancy and you’re one of those people who saves turkey for The Big Day itself, Tom’s Kitchen have thought of you with their latest offering; a big old festive brunch. Not every dish is strictly festive so don’t anticipate cranberries on your porridge and sprouts on your benedict. Instead, expect an extra special spin on our midday favourites; the humble but ever-appetising benedict has been given two new leases of life. The first is Cornish lobster and crab benedict with chilli and coriander hollandaise and the second, with duck […]
We love everything about Christmas but you can’t argue with the fact that shopping till we’ve dropped and endless drinks parties take their toll on our bodies. Whether you’re in need of a pre-party polish or a morning-after lifeline read on to see our pick of the best festive spa treatments to keep you going till January.
I lived in Melbourne for a while and it’s no secret that they know their coffee. They also know their brunch so every time I stumble across an Aussie-esque brunch in London I am delighted. Whilst I’d happily grab a takeaway flat white from Shoreditch Grind if I was in the area, I was new to learn of their brunch offerings so one Sunday in December headed east, relying on the Grind to build me back up after the silly season had ground me down. I needn’t have doubted them. Whilst I had never actually stepped inside I was familiar with […]
2015 has been the year of healthy eating: we all know someone who has now become a ‘certified’ nutritionists (reality – they read a few blogs), you ordered a NutriBullet, made chia seed porridge and wore your gym kit most of the weekend, even if you were just going for coffee. 2015 has also been the year for Vietnamese food in London, which coincidentally is a lighter, healthier alternative to other Asian cuisines and has seen openings such FOLD, Pho & Bun and House of Ho. So when we found ourselves in Holborn we decided to ignore the 263 Prets* […]
Boxing Day is almost as good as Christmas Day itself. The stresses of maintaining your best ‘gift-face’ when opening presents is behind you, awkward reunions with old Aunt Linda are done and there are enough leftovers to provide turkey soup and turkey curry for weeks to come. After 48 hours of family duties we think it’s acceptable to let your hair down. For Boxing night only, Creche are returning to BL-NK, the venue on Curtain Road, joined by DJs Alexis Raphael, Cozzy D and Johnny Mikes (bonus points if you know all 3). The Chrimbo Limbo (those days between Christmas […]
Combining two of our favourite things with Christmas and afternoon tea, is the festive themed tea inspired by the Playboy Club’s new “Around the World” cocktail menu, and Salvatore “The Maestro” Calabrese’s globetrotting adventures. Salvatore’s Bar is situated inside one of our favourite London venues, the Playboy Club, which oozes old school glamour and sophistication and we love any excuse to pop down. The suitably festive and boozy afternoon tea offers a selection of traditional gourmet sandwiches like a delicious egg cress sandwich, made more interesting with a touch of garlic, and smoked salmon blinis – vegetarian options instead of […]
Following on from the success of the Covent Garden and Stratford restaurants, Shake Shack are opening London site number three, the magic number, this Friday on New Oxford Street. Things are sticking to the classic Shake Shack recipe with the likes of ShackBurger, SmokeShack and Shack-cago Dog and of course those crinkle cut fries with that cheese sauce that everyone is a fan of…if you haven’t then make them on your bucket list of food to try! Drinks wise they’ll have Shack exclusives including ShackMeister Ale brewed exclusively for Shake Shack by Thornbridge Brewery and Shack Red and Shack White […]
Next to Threadneedles Hotel in Bank sits Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s Oyster Bar & Grill Room. Seeing as ‘oyster’ is in the name, we were fully prepped and ready to swallow an oyster or two but surprisingly there was not a single one on the festive menu. The absence of oysters forgiven (I don’t love them anyway!), we settled in to the burgundy banquettes and began our feast. Much more restrained than I’d imagined from Marco Pierre White, this is the serious side of his personality and you are reminded of this throughout the meal with huge black and white portraits […]
Here’s the scenario, you’ve battled with the other Christmas shoppers on the Kings Road, you’ve elbowed your way out of Peter Jones, oohed and aahed at the lights in Sloane Square, stopped to see Father Christmas at Duke of York Square and now you need a drink. Obviously. When you find yourself in this situation, then we say head away from the crowds and go to The Imperial at the end of Kings Road which will be transforming its garden into a winter wonderland filled with wood burning chimneys and big, comfy sofas with cosy blankets to snuggle under. If you’ve been […]
When it comes to lunchtimes, and especially those in busy offices, we can get a bit spoilt for choice. We walk past 10 perfectly good lunch options and despair that there’s nowhere to eat around here. Well, Italian Michelin-star quality food brand, GODO, is about to launch a 3 month pop-up restaurant come Italian seasonal deli offering authentic, passionate flavours of Italy. The House of GODO pop up will be an immersive experience with an Italian colour scheme and décor plus of course, authentic friendly Italian staff. Seasonal Italian drinks and products will be available to purchase, including a range […]
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