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Jubo

JUBO is bringing its hot, sweet, crunchy Korean fried chicken to Shoreditch’s The Bedroom Bar opening this Friday. JUBO means canteen in Korean and takes inspiration from K-Town in New York and Seoul in South Korea. The street food style canteen is set to popularise the Korean trend of ‘Anju’ or drinking food. The menu features chicken wings and strips (boneless thighs), which have the crunchiest coating glazed in either soy garlic or hot sauce. Also on the menu are home-made kimchi, pickles, kimchi-slaw, and delicious steamed buns served with either melt in the mouth pork belly, slow braised beef […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dark Circus Party: Unleash the Deviant within

For the admirers of all that is debauched and thrilling, there is an event coming your way that will titillate and tantalise you. Prepare to be transported to a dark, dreamy and slightly depraved world of heady illusion and unbridled spectacle with the Dark Circus Party. Taking place on Saturday 21st September at Bloomsbury Ballroom, The Dark Circus Party is an exciting new event that combines Bourne & Hollingsworth’s atmospheric production, delicious cocktails and innovative theming with the striking theatrical performances from the notorious Torture Garden.  First launched in June of this year, the electrifying event is back, but this […]

Hotels

The Bulgari Hotel’s London Fashion Week Cocktails

It’s almost upon us: London Fashion Week. Whether you will be sitting front row, Chanel clad at all of the shows or will be burying your head in a Mulberry until it is all over, everyone loves cocktails and the Bulgari hotel are launching cocktails to celebrate this highlight in the sartorial calendar.  With inspiration taken from the A/W collections, Italy’s summer, London’s heritage and the elegance of the designs, the three collections are available throughout the week. Included in the trio is the creation of Head Bartender Marco Ercolano, based on the Men’s A/W Collection: It’s A Man's Worlds, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Breddos vs. The Player

Been to a street food event this summer? Yes? Then the chances are you have come across the wonderful Breddo’s Tacos in the Taco Shack. Created back in September 2012 by Nud and Chris who were inspired by their travels across Asia, Africa, the USA and South America, the guys who have since been taking their tacos around London have just teamed up with The Player in Soho for a residency at The Slider Bar. Starting in at the beginning of September and serving every week night, guests will be able to get their hands on bite size signature tacos […]

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Openings & Launches

Berners Tavern

Next month chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton will launch the all-day Berners Tavern, in Ian Schrager’s new The London EDITION Hotel, on Berners Street in Fitzrovia. The restaurant will be accessible via a separate entrance and will seat 140 covers. Phil Carmichael, who has cooked with Jason for over ten years, is heading up the kitchen creating a contemporary British menu. In partnership with Marriot International, The London EDITION opening marks Ian Schrager’s return to London for the first time in fifteen years. Says Atherton: “I’m really excited to be working with Ian Schrager and Marriott. The menu will be […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

XOYO Sings the Blues (Kitchen)

On Sunday 1st September 2013, live music venue and diner The Blues Kitchen is joining forces with sister venue XOYO in Shoreditch to host ‘The Blues Kitchen Explosion,’ a festival of BBQ, music and fashion which will see XOYO transformed into a hip vintage fashion and record market and live music and soul food venue. From noon until 5pm, it will be all about vintage fashion stalls plus vintage hair design and make-up by Lipstick & Curls. A gentleman’s barber shop will offer cuts, shaves and styling throughout the day as well and vinyl collectors can browse stalls selling swing […]

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Central and Co

Central and Co instantly strikes me as a young, trendy, well decorated bar and diner which is perfectly situated a few minutes’ walk from the busy hubbub of Oxford Street. Large clear doors have been opened so that the tables spill out onto the street on this warm evening. Inside we are led down the long dining space and situated nearer the bar, a perfect location as soon as I spy the tempting cocktail menu. We started off with a Lemon and vanilla martini, and instantly found our favourite accompaniment for the evening. I dabbled into the Caffeine ol’Fashioned but […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Central and Co

Central and Co instantly strikes me as a young, trendy, well decorated bar and diner which is perfectly situated a few minutes’ walk from the busy hubbub of Oxford Street. Large clear doors have been opened so that the tables spill out onto the street on this warm evening. Inside we are led down the long dining space and situated nearer the bar, a perfect location as soon as I spy the tempting cocktail menu. We started off with a Lemon and vanilla martini, and instantly found our favourite accompaniment for the evening. I dabbled into the Caffeine ol’Fashioned but […]

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Openings & Launches

The Polo Bar

Who says London isn’t a 24 hour city…  Enter the brand new Polo Bar on Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street station. Styling itself as the ultimate Great British Café, it’s open AND licenced 24:7 for all day all night drinking and dining. Owned by Phillip Inzani, a former Director at Ponti’s, the bar has been designed by Mark Wilkie of The Narrative with banquette seating and tiled walls giving it an urban vibe a bit like a Tube station. Celebrating the best of British, it specialises in comfort food from full English fry ups and Hertfordshire bacon sarnies to eggs Benedict […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Happy 5th birthday inamo

Techy Japanese restaurant inamo celebrates its 5th anniversary this September with a five course birthday menu and special drinks promotions. Each course celebrates a year of opening and this menu both showcases dishes from inamo’s current menu plus reworked classics and brand new creations. “This menu is a celebration of inamo’s five years, giving diners a taste of our dishes past, present and future… The dishes we’ve chosen reflect those which our guests have loved the most, alongside a sneak peek of what’s to come, as we look forward to the continuing evolution of inamo,” says executive chef Sean Marshall. […]

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Brunch at The Pantechnicon

Having recently launched their new brunch menu, a visit to The Pantechnicon was must.  Once we had battled against tube delays, underground closures and a ten minute queue just to get out of the station, we found our way to quaint little Motcomb street just off bustling Sloane Street. With the tables outside nicely filling up, we actually escaped the heat and sat inside the light airy bar downstairs, which at midday was quiet with only a couple of tables, by one however it was almost full. With cool, neutral, calm colours the bar was friendly whilst also being sophsticated […]

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Openings & Launches

London Speaker Hire

Hands up who went to Lovebox? Well here’s a question, what do they have in common with the BAFTAs, The Brit Awards and Charlie from Wandsworth’s house party? No not celebrities, unless Charlie had a really fantastic house party. Music would have been a good guess, almost there. The answer is in fact they all made use of London Speaker Hire. They are guys who have ‘The sound thing… sorted!’ Whether you are planning your wedding reception, the office annual party, or a big public event, the last thing you want as the music starts playing is for the speakers […]

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