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An Antico Halloween

It's not long now until ghoulish Halloween ….. but have you any plans yet? Here's one to jot down: Italian restaurant and bar Antico – based in Bermondsey Street – is hosting a Black & White fancy dress party on 27th October. Best of all, it's free entry.  There will be cocktails, dancing until the small hours and a series of black and white horror films being shown on a loop around the restaurant. Everything to get you in the mood, naturally. From 5pm in the downstairs bar, Halloween will kick off. On offer at the bar, the aptly named […]

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PipsDish Pop-Up stays at The Garage

It was originally created as a temporary dining experience by former BBC producer, cook and author Philip Dundas – who penned the fabulously popular, ‘Cooking Without Recipes’. (After all, aren't we a bit fed up with being told exactly how and what to cook everytime we get to a hob?) But we hear great things about the Islington Pop Up, which is set up in The Garage, an old Citroen repair workshop: it's here to see us through the festive season. The self-styled ‘restaurant without recipes’, where all the ingredients are farm fresh and mixed together to create a daily-invented […]

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Autumn at Bumpkin

In case you hadn't noticed already, temperatures have plummeted and gone is the vivid green from our trees' leaves. In fact, most of the leaves have fallen off. But it's not all doom and gloom at the lovely cosy restaurant that is Bumpkin, where chefs are embracing the change in seasons rather than be defeated by it. So what, if no good weather can be hoped for, shall we expect from Bumpkin this bracing autumn? Well, executive chef Raymond Fulton-Corrie has created a menu bursting with flavour, while perfectly reflecting the seasonal changes in fruits, vegetables and meat occuring in […]

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Thanksgiving at The Big Easy

What is there to be thankful for come Thanksgiving? Well, why not the Big Easy, whose No Nonsense three course menu arrives on Thursday 22nd November. For just £24.50, warm up with a lobster soup, and then prepare yourself ahead of the gorging of the Thanksgiving Norfolk Turkey, which comes with Southern cornbread, bacon and leek stuffing, mashed sweet potato with a pecan topping, a green bean casserole. Grandma Emma's apple and cranberry chutney make up the side garnish, as does the bourbon gravy. If you have room remaining, there's a triple-layer red velvet cake or a seasonal pumpkin pie […]

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Q PARK, Level -7

For ten days this month, during Frieze Art Fair, British artist Toby Ziegler will install a site specific exhibition in the basement of Q Park, a car park space accessed by lift and concealed fourteen floors below street level on Old Burlington Street. Five sculptures will be influenced by Brueghel's painting "The Cripples" and will be surrounded by large-scale light boxes depicting an abstracted thicket of horses legs, derived from a detail of a Piero della Francesca fresco. The light boxes will provide the only light source for the underground installation, replacing the windows of a more conventional space and […]

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Bedlam

Following the success of last year’s production Minotaur, Lazarides Gallery and The Old Vic Tunnels are joining artistic forces again to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair. Bedlam is a term coined from ‘Bethlam’ London’s Hospital for the clinically insane so expect chaos, disorder and extreme confusion. Contributors include: Antony Micallef, Artists Anonymous, ATMA, Conor Harrington, Dan Witz, Doug Foster and Ian Francis and visitors will receive an HTC device preloaded with an audio tour of the exhibit. "Be afraid,” says gallery owner, Steve Lazarides.  “Most people that work in theatre are mad but, everyone involved in the art world […]

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Edwin’s

Having opened for business last week, Edwin’s French Wine Bar and Restaurant in Shoreditch specializes in well priced French wines alongside classic, Lyonnais and regional French dishes. The forty cover restaurant and 14 cover wine bar is Edwin Chan’s second venture. The former advertising CEO turned over his group of companies to the management of his founding partners to turn his extra-curricular passions into reality and opened his first wine bar, Edwin's in 2007 in Lyon, France. Following the Lyon model, the interior of Edwin’s is simple and low-key – keeping the focus on the food and the wine.  There […]

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Skyfall at Volupte

Skyfall, the new 007 film, is out on 23rd October. It's also the 50th anniversary of Mr James Bond. And guess what? Volupte is transforming its Bon Bon bar to… yes, you've guessed it, The Bond Bond Bar. The Martini den at Volupte is where guests will also be able to hedge their bets on the numerous poker tables (where they can win two free tickets to opening night at the RichMix in Bethnal Green). There'll be a Bond Bond Bar pop-up at the cinema, so that popcorn can make way for elegant cocktails, instead. But that's not all. To go […]

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PACE London

Pace gallery has opened its new Mayfair gallery just in time for the Frieze Art Festival. Located at 6 Burlington Gardens, Pace will occupy the west wing of The Royal Academy’s Burlington House, as renovated by architect and Royal Academician Sir David Chipperfield. Says Pace President Marc Glimcher, “Pace’s expanded presence means we can reach the global audience that converges in London and to better support our artists based in Europe and to present the work of important American artists in London, in some cases for the first time in decades.”  Led by Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst (Garage in Moscow, Gagosian Gallery) […]

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Dishoom

As of this week, the team behind Bombay café, Dishoom in Covent Garden is going east and opening on Boundary Street in the heart of Shoreditch with a bar, café, kitchen dining room and courtyard. Dishoom pays homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay. Opened early last century by Persian immigrants, there were almost 400 at their 1960s peak though nowadays fewer than 30 remain. The cafés were frequented by a mix or rich businessmen, courting couples and taxi-wallahs – one of the only places in the city where people from […]

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