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Faulty Towers Dining at The Charing Cross Hotel

Based on the beloved British sitcom, Fawlty Towers, the Faulty Towers dining experience is the work of Australian theatre company, Interactive Theatre International, having debuted in Brisbane in 1997, it has become a huge success and it has now recently arrived at the Torquay Suite Theatre at The Charing Cross Hotel. The 5 star critically acclaimed production is a hectic mix of eating, drinking, comedy and acting. During the two hour interactive show diners are served a three course meal amongst the comic madness. With only a third of the show scripted anything could happen, and when the actors are […]

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Atherton strikes again

We hear that Gordon Ramsay alumnus, super chef Jason Atherton of Pollen Street fame has just taken possession of a site on Poland Street,  where he plans to open a new restaurant with a bar called The Social Eating House, in partnership with his long standing head chef Paul Hood. The premises, which is located at 58-59 Poland Street, comprises of ground, first and mezzanine floors and was brokered by Dean Gambles of commercial property agents Coleman Dean, who also acquired the site for Jason's flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social, which opened in April 2011. Says Atherton, "I am really […]

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Newman Street Tavern comes to Fitzrovia

Opening at the end of November, Newman Street Tavern in Fitzrovia will celebrate the very finest and expertly sourced produce from around the British Isles served alongside a preeminent list of outstanding wine. A traditional kitchen will be run by Head Chef and Partner Peter Weeden, previously of Paternoster Chop House and The Boundary. The Tavern will have a vintage, antique finish producing a very comfortable dining room. Newman Street Tavern is situated on the corner of Goodge Street and Newman Street, comprised of a ground floor bar, raw bar and informal first floor dining room providing a welcome respite […]

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Forza Win(ter) Rooftop Fonduta Supperclub

Held in a secret location Forza Win(ter) has transformed their rooftop into a Fonduta supperclub for the winter. The rooftop has been covered and gorgeous rugs, hot cocktails and heaters brought in to ensure a warm ambience. Rather than pizza, as served in the summer, Forza Win(ter) will serve Fonduta; a Northern Italian Fondue style dish prepared with young Fontina cheese, raw milk and butter, perfect for sharing. In addition to the delicious cheese, the supper club will be serving tasty seasonal, organic British grown vegetables, meats from the Ginger Pig, bread from E5 Bakehouse and naturally the most wonderful […]

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Churchill Bar and Terrace at the Hyatt Regency London

On the 29thNovember the Hyatt Regency London will open its new Churchill Bar and Terrace. Inspired by Churchill and his wife, the bar sees subtle hints to both throughout, from their own Churchill Craft Gin and Churchill Martinis to the quintessentially British menu which is inspired by their favourite ingredients such as oysters and smoke salmon. But it is the elegant ambiance and finishing touches that really reflect Churchill’s family heritage and style, such as the knitted toy animals found amongst the books on the library which has been curated by Daunt Books, the toys emulate those used by Churchill […]

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Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui Bar in Hackney

Hackney welcomes the arrival of  the new mezcal bar, Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui. (pronounced kee kee REE kee, it means cock a doodle do!) Mezcal is one of Mexico's oldest stimulant drinks and the handcrafted drinks sold here come straight from Oaxaca, Mexico. Created by new, young, enthusiasts who all use traditional techniques these wonderful drinks are made from different varieties of the agave plant , giving them undertones of  butterscotch with hints of barbecue.  On the menu you will find drinks such as  ‘Los Siete Misterios’ (which is award winning!) and ‘Mezcals Milagrito’, not to mention the godfather of mezcal production ‘Del […]

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Hawksmoor Air Street

Hawksmoor owners Will Beckett and Huw Gott  have just branched out into Soho with a whopping 235-cover restaurant and cocktail bar. Their biggest opening to date has also taken an exciting new seafood slant and the boys have teamed up with Mitch Tonks of Dartmouth’s The Seahorse to help create the menu and to ensure quality and sustainability. Enjoy fish such as turbot, monkfish, royal bream and Dover Sole grilled simply over charcoal, alongside Dartmouth lobster which, like the larger steak cuts, is sold by weight, and then steamed to order in a specialist pressure steamer. A new selection of […]

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Quality Chop House

Today sees the launch of the Grade II listed Quality Chop House restaurant on Farringdon Road. Think shared booths, nose to tail dining, sustainable fish and seasonal vegetables from a team led by head chef Shaun Searley. Pop next door for the wine bar with its mix of bar-stool seating, individual tables, small plates and takeaway sandwich menu. The 90-bin wine list with prices ranging from £11 to £250 will change every month. All wines are available from the shop to drink in and each bottle has a £5 drink-in mark-up regardless of price. You’ll also find a late-Victorian dining […]

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EatMeUp Christmas Street Food Festival in Shoreditch

Shoreditch. One of things it is known for is its great street food, which is exactly why the Christmas EatMeUp festival is being held in Shoreditch's Red Market from the 6th -8th of December. Visitors can try amazing food from the likes of  Tongue 'n' Cheek and Street Kitchen as well as many others, all with delicious food that just has to be tried. The HitMeUp iPhone app will also be in use, so traders can communicate directly with punters about competitions, events and challenges. Boast a handle bar moustache? Then Luardos will present you with a free burrito. Know all […]

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Ice Rink at Canary Wharf

  Following on from the wonderful launch on Wednesday 7th November, the ice rink at Canary Wharf, set against the iconic backdrop of the Canary Wharf skyline,  is now open throughout the Christmas period until January 13th. Beneath the twinkling Christmas lights, spectators on Wednesday evening enjoyed amazing on ice acrobatic performances from British Championship medallists and members of the International Development Squad, including Nina Povey and Molly Valencia. Boisdale of Canary Wharf were there with their legendary burgers and guests were also treated to hot mince pies, haggis sausage rolls and champagne from the Boisdale on Ice bar. With […]

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Barrio East

Today sees the launch of Barrio East, on bustling Shoreditch High Street. Founded by globe-trotting entrepreneur and music fanatic, Ferdie Ahmed. Barrio East will be the third in the Barrio Bars stable which includes Barrio North in Islington and Barrio Central in Soho.  With stylish, quirky interiors inspired by colourful Latin quarters the world over, the bar will offer delicious street food, inventive cocktails and late night beats. Guests will be taken on a non-stop journey around the world, boarding at Jalisco, refuelling in Havana, and waking up to the Bossa Nova of Bahia. With a mix of Latin-twisted and […]

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Zoilo

Following the success of Casa Malevo in The Portman Estate’s Connaught Village comes Zoilo Restaurant & Bar, the second venture for Diego Jacquet (Ferran Adria’s El Bulli, Aquavit, Trafalgar Hotel, Zetter Hotel) and Alberto Abbate.  Zoilo will showcase traditional cooking from the different regions of Argentina, from Jacquet’s native Patagonia all the way north to Salta, via the Pampas and Mendoza.  Together with his head chef, Tara Sobott, he has devised an authentic menu, inspired by the Asado, the traditional Argentine sharing ceremony, and dedicated to small tasting dishes is for all to share. From steaks to sweetbreads to sausages […]

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