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8 Antipodean Cafes and Restaurants

London has no shortage of Australian cafes, keen to bring a taste of the sweet life (mainly brunch and great coffee) to the UK. With tomorrow being Australia Day and a plane ticket Down Under a little out of the question, you’ll want to read on for our guide to the best Aussie-inspired  and Antipodean venues London has to offer… Timmy Green What: Chicken Parma and Proper Lamingtons Why: If there’s one venue that knows about Australia, it’s Timmy Green. Part of the popular Daisy Green group of cafes, Timmy Green is the latest addition, in Victoria’s Nova development. Visit for […]

Openings & Launches

London’s First 100% Vegan Pub

The Spread Eagle, may sound like a classic East End boozer, but you won’t find sawdust on the floor (that went years ago), you won’t meet an Alfie Moon landlord behind the bar and you definitely can’t order a sausage roll. Why? Because The Spread Eagle is London’s first vegan pub. Meriel Armitage, Founder of Club Mexicana, has joined forces with publicans Luke McLoughlin and Sherri-lee Estabrook to launch the pub which is 100% vegan. Vegan food, vegan fixtures and fittings and vegan beer. Dishes are straight from the core of Club Mexicana and are designed to be shared. Expect […]

News

Shish! The kebab competition that’s got us excited!

You must be kebabbing a laugh? The Great British Bab Off is nearly upon us and we doner know what to do with ourselves. The Bab Off, on Sunday 11th February, sees five restaurants vying for the title of London’s best kebab. Organised by kebab royalty, Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, the geniuses behind Soho’s gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab, the charity event will pit Le Bab against Yosma, Ikoyi, El Pastor and Pitt Cue Co. What’s more, we already know what mouth-watering dish Le Bab will be taking into the fight after head chef Manu Canales Garces announced he’ll […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Meet The Woman Changing The Face Of Afternoon Tea

When it comes to afternoon tea ‘it’s going to be anything but quintessential’ says Bea Vo, founder of the Butterscotch Bakery. Butterscotch is launching their second home, the Butterscotch Tea Room in Marylebone. The new tea room, set over two floors on James Street, will provide a new take on the whole tea concept ‘it’s my absolute favourite British tradition, and our take will put a modern spin on it, from the recipes to the aesthetic’ adds Vo. When it comes to the recipes, tea will consist of a selection of sandwiches, classic with a contemporary twist, including roasted aubergine, […]

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Openings & Launches

The Plant-Based Revolution Coming To Shoreditch

Block out your weekends and lock up your yucca trees, Plates London is coming. The plant based restaurant is set to open in Shoreditch and will be offering their creations initially only at weekends. Vegans and veggies are rejoicing, and so should carnivores, the food should be exceptional. This is mainly because Plates is the brainchild of Kirk Haworth, the son of Michelin starred chef Nigel Haworth of Northcote Manor. Kirk has trained with his father as well as at The Square, The French Laundry and Aussie top-dog (top dingo?) Square and Quay. So he’s pretty much poised to hoover […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Fresh + Fit Returns to The Hoxton

If you set yourself a goal of becoming fitter but haven’t quite started it yet because of the weather/uneaten Christmas chocolates/ box sets and quite frankly January is a rather terrible time to over haul your life, then we hear you. So, does The Hoxton, because their Fresh + Fit Fest is happening this weekend so that you can still kick start your fitness goals. The all-day event has over 100 brands on board including Gymbox, Frame, 1Rebel, lululemon, Plenis and #GirlGains who’ll be taking part in beauty treatments, activewear sample sales, kitchen demonstrations, workout classes, masterclasses and talks. You’ll […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

5 Ways to Retox This Month

If you’ve had enough of Dry January or you’ve recovered enough from Christmas to get back to partying, then we’ve found five ways for you to retox this month, from bottomless brunches to cocktails hidden in teapots.

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

World’s Biggest Gin Contest Comes to Shoreditch

Gin. It’s London’s favourite and next month, the world’s largest gin contest is coming to The Bike Shed in Shoreditch. Beefeater’s MIXLDN7 will see bartenders from around the world creating some of the most innovative gin cocktails ever seen, all to be judge by some of the greatest minds in the drinks industry, including master mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes and Beefeater’s Master Distiller, Desmond Payne who has been making gin for half a century, so he definitely knows what makes a gin cocktail great. All you have to do, turn up, drink gin and then vote for […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Bingo Revolution Comes to Camden

The revolution is here, and it’s here in the form of Bingo. Before you think we’ve gone mad and have mistaken you all for an old lady called Marge, just bear with me for a minute. We swear, Bingo is up and coming and in a big way. Why? Well, when we live in a time where jobs are scarce, and money harder to come by than a train run by Southern Rail, it just makes sense. A social game that continually promises its contestants the chance to win some quick ready cash. What’s not to love? Ever heard of […]

Reviews

We Review: Wright Brothers Battersea

What? With four restaurants north of the Thames, the Wright Brothers have decided to make the leap over the river to open their fifth restaurant in Battersea. South Londoners, you no longer have to make that perilous journey for oysters – it’s time to rejoice. New? Yes, it opened just in time for Christmas last year. Where? Making its home in the new Circus West Village you’ll find Wright Brothers down by the Thames in Battersea. 26 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, SW8 4NN, www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk On the Menu: The first thing about the menu is that some of the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sheekey Secrets: A Conversation Series With West End Legends

Us: “Pssst wanna hear some sheekey secrets?” You: “Hell yeah, what’s a sheekey?” Well…the historic West End restaurant J Sheekey is launching a series of informal discussion evenings. The events will be centred around some of theatres most revered luminaries, and yes you guessed it, they’ll be spilling their secrets about the highs and lows of their careers. It’s a chance to get the inside scoop on some of your favourite stars of stage and screen. The opportunity to get to know your heroes on a real level in a relaxed atmosphere. Join these thespians for an intimate dinner, and […]

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Openings & Launches

39 Steps Coffee Haus Opens in Soho

39 Steps Coffee Haus, won’t just give you a coffee, if you ask, they will also tell you the name of the independent farmer who grew the beans, which way the slope faced and how long the beans ripened for.  And if you’ve got a lot of time on your hands then they can tell you about the 39 steps that happen from the coffee bean growing right through to you walking down D’Arblay Street with a cup of their coffee in your hand. Beans come from independent growers in India, Brazil, Mexico and El Salvador, each one carefully selected […]

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