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London Restaurant Festival
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Cool Cats Are In St James’s For London Restaurant Festival

“Bustopher Jones is not skin and bones, In fact, he’s remarkably fat. He doesn’t haunt pubs – he has eight or nine clubs, For he’s the St James’s Street Cat!” T.S. Elliot’s catty creation, later immortalised by the Lloyd-Webber musical Cats, will, we’re sure, be donning his white spats for The London Restaurant Festival. The annual event celebrates the range and wealth of the city’s restaurants and St James’s is perfectly placed to shine nearly as much as Bustopher’s “coat of fastidious black”. This postage stamp of an area, hemmed in by Mayfair to the North and Westminster below, may […]

LASSCO
Reviews

Brunch at LASSCO Ropewalk

What? An architectural salvage yard isn’t up there with the most likely of brunch destinations, but that’s entirely the appeal of LASSCO – it’s undoubtedly one of the quirkiest venues in London. They have two venues; Brunswick House in Vauxhall and a much smaller spot under a railway arch in Bermondsey’s Maltby Street. Oh, and if you’re wondering what it stands for… it’s The London Architectural Salvage and Supply Co. New? LASSCO itself dates back to the 18th Century and today occupies many of the arches along the Ropewalk – the sites of 40 Maltby Street and St. JOHN included. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Secret Immersive Experience – 24 Hours Only

In a city full of immersive experiences, it should be hard to stand out. But not so for In Night’s Darkling Glory, London’s latest experiential adventure, running at a secret Tower Bridge location from October 19-22nd. Created by an all-star cast including Masterchef Champion Natalie Coleman and set designers behind Gingerline’s Chambers Of Flavour and Alice’s Adventures Underground Wonderland Bar, it’s the Capital’s first immersive event to feature live orchestra. Namely, the Arensky Chamber Orchestra – Britain’s Ensemble of Revolutionaries and masterminds behind the event. Guest will enter King Mark’s Castle, the gateway to three floors of interactive exploits. There, they’ll feast on a mead-infused hog roast (veggie options available too!) […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Backyard Cinema Returns With Secret Snow Kingdom

Winter time is pretty much synonymous with movie time – because is there really anything better than being curled up inside in front of your favourite film, chilly weather the other side of the window pane? With the days already getting colder and darker, our trusty favourites Backyard Cinema have prepared for the nights drawing in with their new winter season, kicking off at the end of October. The Christmas season is dedicated to us embracing our inner child; what other time of year would it be perfectly acceptable to get excited about panto, reindeer and chocolate-based advent calendars? Backyard […]

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New Look at Belgravia’s Favourite, The Alfred Tennyson

What?  Part of the Cubitt House group, The Alfred Tennyson (formerly The Pantechnicon) is a pub in Belgravia for those who want to feel like they are back in the countryside albeit a London take on the country pub. New? Nope, but it reopened in early September following an extensive refurbishment. Where?  You’ll find it sitting on a corner of Kinnerton Street and Motcomb Street. It’s a pretty, quiet area of Belgravia, with cobbled stones and impressive Georgian buildings; the sort of street you’d actually want to eat alfresco on. I’ve never understood why Londoners seem to be happy sitting […]

Guides

17 Venues that Opened in September

October is already upon us and 2017 shows no suggestion of slowing down. If you want to take a breather from the dizzying speed of life, kick back and enjoy 22″ pizza, Japanese-Peruvian cuisine or pickle-inspired cocktails, praise be, this month has been one for you. Here’s our pick of the best 17 venues that opened in September, from regal English dining to rainbow coloured lattes. The English Grill What: New Luxury Dining Why: A new luxury dining experience, The English Grill has opened at Victoria overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace this month – suitably, as it’s food fit […]

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Bala Baya
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Best Breakfasts at Bala Baya Shook

It’s Monday (unless you’re reading this on another day, in which case it could be Friday and the weekend is almost here, hurrah) and Mondays aren’t much fun, but yesterday saw the launch of Bala Baya Shook and now your Mondays and breakfasts are going to be much better. Isn’t that nice to hear? A Tel Aviv ‘souk’ style market is opening up inside Bala Baya, it’ll be open from 8am and will be serving the likes of babka pretzels, pitta pie, poppy seed filas, iced cinnamon buns, chocolate babka swirls and quince and almond torsade. Taking on traditional dishes […]

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Two by Two
Experiences & Pop-Ups

Into The Kitchen They Went, TWO x TWO

With rare exceptions, such as wives and kidney failure, it’s a fact universally accepted that two is better than one. Which is presumably the thinking behind KitchenAid’s TWO x TWO series. KitchenAid, purveyors of beautiful kitchen appliances, have teamed up with leading chefs from around the world for their series which will see two chefs coming together to demonstrate their culinary heritage. The highly anticipated series will kick off with a canapé reception on 4th October and a Chef’s Table dinner on 5th October hosted by Andrea Zagatti, formerly of City Social and Osteria Francescana, and Santiago Lastra Rodriguez, formerly of Noma Mexico. The duo […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Botanist Sloane Square is Reopening – and it’s Blessing us with Free Champagne

Champagne lovers (i.e. everyone) get ready because we have information that’s going to change your mood and your entire outlook on the world. Okay, maybe not that last one, but the first is guaranteed. The Botanist Sloane Square is reopening with a brand new elegant look after its makeover, AND a stunning menu from newly appointed Head Chef Ameya Bhalekar. Exciting as this is, however, we’re talking about something else. Free champagne! That’s right, free champagne – and on a Monday what better news to lift the spirits? Those who have already experienced the awesome adventure and botanical cocktail bonanza […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

We’re Cock-A-Hoop About Cahoots Secret Immersive Birthday

In a land of underworld skullduggery, black market racketeering and spivvy good-for-nothings, life in post-war Britain may not seem too attractive. Unless you’re at Cahoots birthday party, in which case leave your ration-book at home, grab your demob suit and join in the chicanery going down at the illicit 1940s party. Cahoots is brought to us by the same people that created the worlds of Maggies, Bunga Bunga and Mr Fogg’s, immersive bars set in times and worlds far away yet instantly accessible. Founders Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling have created in Cahoots an almost time-traveller ability to descend into […]

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