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Openings & Launches

He Sells Seafood From The New Claw

It would be shellfish for us to keep this plaice to ourselves, London’s latest fish restaurant is coming to Kingly Street and it looks like it’s going to be pretty snappy! Claw Carbanby is the creation of Fabian Clark, who started the business in 2015 as a series of popups and market stalls selling seafood street food. The 28 year old London-based foodpreneur was inspired by the fact that the UK exports 80% of our crab to Europe and Asia rather than consuming it domestically. And in this, his first, ‘bricks-and-mortar’ establishment he has the chance to set straight. The new […]

Openings & Launches

Spend Some Arabian Nights Eating at Villa Mama

From the deserts and souks of Bahrain to South Kensington, a taste of the Middle East arrives on Elystan Street this month. Bahraini chef and restauranteur Roaya Saleh is transporting Villa Mama from the Saar district of Bahrain and bringing with it the seasonal home-style dishes, flavours and culinary traditions from across the Khaleej, Persia and beyond. With an emphasis on ‘mezzeh’ sharing plates the menu is a whistlestop tour of the GCC countries, those states grouped around Saudi Arabia including Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Yemen. Dishes like Khubus, a Tandoor-cooked flatbread served with meyhawa, a Bahraini speciality of fermented […]


Anything But Pants, Le Calbar Comes To Seymour’s Parlour

Normally if someone’s first response when talking about a bar is the word ‘pants’, it’s time to strike it off your list and try another venue altogether. In the case of cool Parisian bar Le Calbar, though, it’s entirely accurate: the bartenders all serve without their trousers on. And if the array of knees on display isn’t enough to get you involved then don’t worry, the cocktails are incredible too. What’s more, they’re coming to London! Le Calbar has been an incredible success in Paris, regularly voted as one of the best bar in the city. The fact that the […]

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12 Unmissable International Arrivals In London

With London still attracting some of the best talent from around the globe, 2017 has seen an influx of international arrivals on the bar, restaurant and hotel scene. From our cousins across the pond in dw York, to as far-flung destinations as New Dehli, the world’s best venues are bringing their wares and setting up shop right here in London. So, whether you’re looking for the best place to eat, drink, or stay, here’s our pick of the most exciting globe-trotting ventures to have arrived in the capital this year. The Henrietta What: The Henrietta Why: The ultra-cool French owned […]

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Confessions of a Fashionista Afternoon Tea at London Hilton Park Lane

What: The Confessions of a Fashionista Afternoon Tea was created at London Hilton on Park Lane in collaboration with elegant British womenswear label Madderson London and the luxury London shoe brand, Lucy Choi. New? Yes and you don’t have long to try it out, the Confessions of a Fashionista Afternoon Tea is available from 11th-24th September to coincide with London Fashion Week (15th-19th September 2017). Where? London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1BE On the Menu: Sandwiches include options like smoked salmon and horseradish cream on malted bread, and coronation chicken, curry and pineapple on ciabatta bloomer. Freshly […]


What to do This Weekend: 22nd – 24th September

If you’re looking forward to this weekend in London nearly as much as we are then you’re probably already heading down to some of the events in this week’s guide! The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane What: Pie and Mash Pairings at Smith and Whistle Why: If the answer to ‘who ate all the pies?’ is ‘me’ then hopefully that’s because you’ve been down to Smith and Whistle at The Sheraton Grand for their pie and mash pairing. The event aims to bring a ‘bit of the East End to the West End’ to coincide with British Food Fortnight. Eat […]

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West London’s First Ball Pit Bar Launches At Eclipse

Much has changed since our eight year old selves could merrily fling themselves into a large container of plastic balls, fearing no consequences. Luckily for you, the South Kensington Club Eclipse remembers these happy days too and has announced its plans to inject the fun back into adulthood with the launch of their brand new room, The BALLR. The BALLR Room will feature an array of live entertainment, as well as infamous cocktails and yep, you guessed it: West London’s first adult ball pit. Much like the ball pit of old, the BALLR room will still belong to the cool kids; Eclipse will be […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Raise A Glass To The Dead Rabbit

Bethnal Green is heading West! About 3,000 miles west, as New York’s hottest drinking den The Dead Rabbit arrives for one night only at Bethnal Green’s Sun Tavern. The takeover, part of London’s Cocktail Week, will see The Dead Rabbit’s beverage director Jillian Vose join The Sun for the one-off event where he’ll be curating a bespoke cocktail menu based around Ireland’s Slane Whiskey. The Sun Tavern has made a name for itself with its incredible whiskey collection, original cocktail menus and local microbrews (Handbook tip: head down on a Wednesday for ‘Whiskey Wednesdays’). They arrived in Bethnal Green, brought […]

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Openings & Launches

Dishoom Dishes Up A Stunning New Venue

Bombay is coming to Barkers! The iconic High Street Kensington building is an Art Deco masterpice, and so the natural choice for Indian restauranteurs Dishoom, who will be chanelling all the Art Deco heritage of Bombay into their new location. The restaurant, which will seat 200 and remain open all day brings Dishoom’s unmistakable Irani cafe style to West London. Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Naveed Nasir the restaurant will serve Dishoom’s familiar Bombay comfort food including favourites like the Bacon Naan Roll for breakfast followed by the all-day menu of small plates, grills, biryanis, salad plates, rolls […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Winter Feasting Returns With Pergola Paddington!

Pergola Paddington Central is returning this winter, with London’s premier drinking and dining extravaganza promising to be the season’s tastiest event. After a fantastic summer season, Pergola Paddington has equipped itself to host the crowds as the months get chillier, and is now fully winter-proofed – so you can enjoy the best food London has to offer, without sacrificing any of your extremities to the British winter. Hosting all the best independent eateries from across town, Pergola has transformed itself into an urban winter retreat, where you can while your winter hours away in comfort; the two floors have been […]

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