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6 Top Bars for Dates

We’ve come up with a few of our favourite date venues for you to take that special guy or gal to, that will be sure to create the perfect atmosphere, all is left is for you to get your game face on and woo the pants them off them (metaphorically of course).

Openings & Launches

The Woodstock: London’s First Japanese Izakaya

Think of a type of restaurant and London probably has it, however obscure. You want cereal? Then it’s Cereal Killer. Want animals? That’s Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium. Apparently what we don’t have is a properly authentic Japanese Izakaya,  well as of 12th March that is to change as London welcomes the first one, The Woodstock. Based on the pubs in Japan which are a pit-stop between work and home (literally translated Izakaya means ‘stay sake shop’) The Woodstock, which is just off Oxford Street, will focus on casual drinking and freshly grilled skewers. And boy do they have a lot […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Berkeley launches new Prêt-à-Portea

Hands up if you’ve been guilty of lusting after designer labels, sneaking into sample sales or getting clothes envy flicking through a magazine? Well if so then we have something sure to tickle your fashion bone,  in celebration of the launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum this week, the Berkeley Hotel has created it’s very own Prêt-à-Portea; a sumptuous afternoon tea inspired by the godfather of British fashion’s most iconic designs. First up, it’s those ‘armdadillo’ shoes made famous by the likes of Lady Gaga. Tuck in to the fancy footwear which has […]

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Culture

The Handbag Clinic comes to Chelsea

If you indulge in some idle people watching you will no doubt notice that wherever you see a woman she will be hand in strap with the ultimate accessory; a handbag. Containing anything from necessities like money and a phone to concealing long lost beauty products we didn’t know still existed, is that a Lipsmackers I spy? And with all that rushing around basically living your life with you, it’s no wonder that it can start looking a bit worse for wear and in need of some TLC. You need pampering and so does your trusty shoulder companion. Step forward, […]

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Openings & Launches

Joe’s Southern Kitchen Launches 2nd Restaurant

Fans of mac n’cheese, fried chicken and American cocktails listen up: Joe’s Southern Kitchen and Bar is spreading its wings and heading up to Kentish Town for the launch of their second restaurant. You can expect to find the Covent Garden favourites on their menu – we’re talking devilled eggs, gooey corn spoon bread and beef short ribs, but they’ll also have their own signature dish; sweet tea brined fried chicken with lemon salt and Tabasco honey. As you can imagine this isn’t the sort of place that you go if you’re after small portions and silver service, nope this […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mark Hix to host intimate dining experience

Foodies move quickly, as for one night only, celebrated restauranteur Mark Hix will be hosting an intimate dinner for 12 people with his former colleague Anton Edelmann. Anton was a former inspiration to Mark when they worked together and now they are going to be reunited, nearly 20 years later, to cook and discuss how their cooking has evolved. Those of you already familiar with the London food scene will recognise Mark Hix as the chef behind restaurants such as HIX Oyster & Chop House, HIX Soho and HIX at Browns Hotel to name but a few. Anton Edelmann is […]

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Shot launches a Bistrò

Following on from the opening of Ice & Slice in Fulham,  Shot  is expanding its SW6 empire with the launch of Bistrò by Shot which launches today. As the name suggests it’s French/Italian , seasonal, home-cooking with a twist. At lunch you’ll find dishes such as quail leg with orzo pasta and parmesan, whilst come the evening dishes such as cucumber cannelloni of Dorset Crab, avocado mousse and soy gel will be served or beef tartare and duck fat chips. To finish, as there is always room for pudding then you can get stuck into, pickled ginger panacotta with cardamom […]

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Reviews

Bo Drake Review

Korean and Mexican fusion cuisine? Surely not we thought… polar opposite countries, a mix like that wouldn’t work. How wrong we were! The two week old ‘Bo Drake’, hidden away in the heart of stylish Soho, is something quite different. What can you expect…well a Korean/Mexican BBQ, that’s what and a delicious, fun and vibrant one at that. Never been to one before? No neither had we but being a night of ‘Firsts’ we gamefully accepted the outlandish yet delicious cherry pink Soju de la Vida Slushie. The cocktail was injected with the Korean spirit Soju and naughty Mexico’s equivalent Mezcal, […]

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Reviews

Bo Drake Review

Korean and Mexican fusion cuisine? Surely not we thought… polar opposite countries, a mix like that wouldn’t work. How wrong we were! The two week old ‘Bo Drake’, hidden away in the heart of stylish Soho, is something quite different. What can you expect…well a Korean/Mexican BBQ, that’s what and a delicious, fun and vibrant one at that. Never been to one before? No neither had we but being a night of ‘Firsts’ we gamefully accepted the outlandish yet delicious cherry pink Soju de la Vida Slushie. The cocktail was injected with the Korean spirit Soju and naughty Mexico’s equivalent Mezcal, […]

News

Top 5 Tips For Hosting A Dinner Party

Thought a dinner party was just cooking for your friends? Probably because it’s near the end of the month and you can’t afford to eat out. Oh how wrong you are. As any dinner party connoisseur knows they are so much more than that, throw a bad party and you’ll be the talk of the next one , ‘well I mean they started with a prawn cocktail, how 70s and then, it only got worse when we had to wait 45 minutes for pudding, Fred fell asleep.’ They’ll guffaw. Don’t let this happen to you.   Menus When it comes […]

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Our Guide to…British Pie Week

It can’t be denied that as a nation we love pies, so much so that this week is British Pie week, which sounds like just the sort of thing we can get on board on with. From traditional meat pies with gravy and jellied eels to those cooked in Champagne, here are some of the best places to get pies in the capital – bring on the carbs:  Putney Pies Claiming to be the finest pies in the land Putney Pies on Putney High Street sure know how to make a classic British pie and it seems as if London is loving […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fashion Power Tea Review

You might dress like a fabulous diva but do you dine like one? The trendy hotel W London has launched a Fashion Power Tea in collaboration with London’s Design Museum for Women Fashion Power, an exhibition that celebrates female fashion as a form of self-expression through the ages. The afternoon tea begins with classic sandwich options like Cucumber & Greek yoghurt and Roast chicken & lemon butter, notably served on a ceramic cake stand that was designer themed shoes with a flat tray on top – our shoes were the classic black and white Chanel heels but I also spied […]

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