Experiences & Pop-Ups

All Aboard, All Aboard: The Champagne Train Ride

You know what they say, no Champagne, no gain. Well OK that’s not exactly a commonly heard phrase but we think it reigns true, because Champagne is important and KRUG Champagne especially has caught our attention. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said: “too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right”. Here, here. That’s why we’re excited for KRUG Encounters event Tracks on Tracks, in partnership with Jools Holland and chef Luke Robinson. Quite the conglomerate of people but, hear us out, the bubbly event will see guests depart from London Victoria and travel on a private […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Fantasy Food Festival Coming to Shoreditch

Next week, Just Eat is heading out of our homes and our phones and over to Shoreditch for the third Food Fest and this year the theme is fantasy. Which is great seeing as most of my dreams revolve around food. Taking place from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July at Last Days of Shoreditch the Food Fest (which has previously welcomed guests including Nicole Scherzinger and Pixie Lott) will be serving up the nation’s most loved takeaway dishes – they did a survey and everything. Except it won’t be your average takeaway, they’ve given it a fantastical twist. […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Rooftop Raving at the O2

When we think of the O2 we think of music, that and Simon Cowell repeatedly grimacing at the vocally inept – throwback to Ant & Seb’s Mysterious Girl XFactor audition classic. However, the thought of hanging out on the roof of the city staple never really comes to mind. Until now… Every Friday until 31st August, those who book a climb at 7.30 or 8.15pm will find themselves at a rooftop festival. Random? Yes. But fun? also yes. The breathtaking skyline will be coupled with performances from The Power of Muzik (no that wasn’t a typo), mentored by X-Factor voice […]

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Throwing Another Shrimp on the Barbie at Scarlett Green

What: A wander down the oh so atmospheric Soho, amongst the smiling faces of football fanatics (it’s coming home) took us to the hip, Aussie-inspired restaurant Scarlett Green. A hotspot with a name as inviting as its dishes and sneaky, bold, bright and beautiful artwork sure to have you at hello and make you load up your Insta app. Part of the Daisy Green collection of Aussie-inspired cafés, Scarlett Green is the new-born in a large family, which includes Timmy Green in Victoria, Daisy Green on Seymour Street, Darcie and May Green at Paddington Central, and many more. New? Yes. […]

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Where to Stay in Falmouth: Merchants Manor

What: I always find flying within in the UK rather strange, you get off the plane expecting a different time zone, odd loos and supermarkets which always look a bit knockoff, but then you see a Tesco and find out your taxi driver use to live on the same road as you. With England revelling in a heatwave I decided to make the most of it, escaping London, getting on a 35-minute plane over to Newquay and heading to the Merchants Manor, a hotel in Falmouth for 36 hours in the Cornish sun. New: Six years ago, Sioned and Nick […]

Openings & Launches

The First Restaurant ‘Supergroup’

‘Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath?’ exclaimed Jane Austen, and that was presumably after she’d spent two hours in an M4 tailback. Well now, Jane, you’ve got even less reason to tire of England’s most beautiful city, chefs Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White have teamed up to launch a new restaurant there called Koffmann & Mr White’s. The first time that two Michelin starred chefs have teamed up to open a restaurant together, and between them they’ve got a near constellation of six stars, making this a highly anticipated opening! Koffmann & Mr White, located centrally at The […]

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The Handbook Meets Judy Joo

Judy Joo had already had a career on Wall Street before she decided to swap to doing something she was really passionate about – cooking. Having received her Grand Diplome in pastry arts she moved to London in 2007 and worked for the likes of Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, The Fat Duck and The Playboy Club London. Stints on television followed with Judy starring in Iron Chef UK and Iron Chef America. In 2014 she opened the doors to her first restaurant as chef patron, the modern Korean restaurant Jinjuu. We caught up to talk about following your dreams, Korean food […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

MasterChef Finalists Host The Jam Shed Supper Club

MasterChef, the pinnacle of amateur cheffing! The intense high-pressure show has contestants and viewers sweating as they battle it out. And now it’s your chance to watch them in action, front of you. Six MasterChef finalists will be showcasing their signature summer menus as The Jam Shed Supper Club hits a new rooftop venue. Offering the perfect summer’s dining experience with a spectacular view of the River Thames, the MasterChef finalists include: London-based DJ Steve Kielty, duo Alexandra Jorge and George Kallias, Nawamin Pinpathomrat, David Crichton, and food writer Emma Spitzer. It’s an opportunity to taste the culinary creations by some of Britain’s […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Hellmann’s Deli Exchange For Sandwich Lovers

I’m a sucker for a good sandwich, especially with mayonnaise as it’s my favourite condiment. So imagine my excitement to hear that the geniuses over at mayo HQ Hellmann’s will be opening the ‘Deli Exchange’ this July. It’s a truly unique pop-up that will host two of the world’s best delis to share their own world renowned, award winning sandwiches with Londoners for the very first time. It’s going to be a deli-sandwich-light! This exclusive Soho pop-up opens next week, with back-to-back residencies from the world-famous deli aficionados. Hellmann’s is bringing in two world-renowned and award-winning deli owners Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, which has over […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Aperol o’clock Pushes Pimms to the Pavement

We were blissfully unaware that there’s such a thing as a dial hitting “aperitivo hour”, alas apparently there is, and orange certainly is the new black. Introducing The Aperol Sundial Social, which is all about the wonderful drink that is the Aperol Spritz, if you hadn’t guessed. A wander down an Italian walkway sees the orange liquid lining streets and being cradled in many a hand. However, our unwavering love for it in London means pop-up bars such as this are offering “gratuiti” (that’s free for those less accustomed to the Italian tongue) Aperol Spritz when the 20ft wide sundial hits […]

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Breakfast Bao, Poké and Prosecco: Brunch at Kaia

What: In the week that not only saw the temperature rise to heatwave levels, but also The Ned open its seventeenth bar, that’s right seventeenth, I went to escape the sun and check out the new brunch at Kaia, The Ned’s Asian -Pacific restaurant. New? Whilst it might not be as new as the Library Bar that has just opened the brunch has just recently launched. The Setting: Going to The City at the weekend is rather like when you had to stay late at school and you’d wander down the long, empty corridors realising just how they were rather […]

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We Review: Kaspar’s, The Iconic London Restaurant

What: Kaspar’s At The Savoy, the restaurant synonymous with a cat that stops tables of thirteen having bad luck (by being their fourteenth guest), has launched a new menu. And rather than taking the easy route and saying it is a new seasonal menu they are basing their new menu around the notion of it being ‘not bound by the seasons but inspired by them’ which seems to me rather like they are having their (seasonal) cake and eating it. New: As everyone knows, The Savoy is a stalwart of London society in an ever-changing city. Opening its doors in […]

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