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The Countdown Begins: Dabbous 2.0 Is Coming To Mayfair

Wahoo for Dabbous Two! Easily one of our favourite restaurants, and currently on hiatus since leaving it’s Fitzrovia home of five years, Dabbous is coming back, and from the sound of things coming back in style. Welcome… *drum roll* Dabbous Piccadilly. Or Dabbous Green Park. Or simply Dabbous (we don’t know what they’ll call it, but assume it’ll be named after the eponymous chef). The restaurant just started hiring staff, which suggests things are about to start kicking off, and in a good way. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as afternoon tea (a new string to the Dabbous […]

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, […]

Health & Wellness

London’s First Barre Class on Ice

Why work out in a gym when you can work out on an ice rink? It’s a question you probably haven’t asked yourself before. That was because London hadn’t planned its first barre class on ice. That was until now. Taking place on the 3rd February, Ashley Verma, founder of new fitness brand, DEFINE.London will be taking to the ice at Ice Rink Canary Wharf to host an hour -long session. The first half of the session will be a barre-based full body work out, prepare for isometric moves, thigh and glute sequences and arm and abdominal moves. The second […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Free Food at Cupboard Love Cafe Pop Up

How often have you opened your kitchen cupboard and just found that it’s full of random ingredients? What are you supposed to do with some Marmite and a few mushrooms left over in the fridge? If you were the Cupboard Love Café you’d turn it into mushrooms coated in a Marmite glaze and stuffed with cream cheese and wilted spinach. Ok, let us explain the Cupboard Love Café is a pop-up restaurant opening at the Jar Kitchen for one day only and they’ll be giving out free lunches and inspiring us to make use of those random ingredients we have […]

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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.

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 […]

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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

Kerb’s Vegan KERBlaboration

It’s Veganuary and we are about half way through, and needing some serious motivation. Hell, inspiration, anyone, give us something to be excited about. Curry! Ok, we’re listening. Vegan curry pie night. Now we’re talking. There has been a KERBlaboration, between SpiceBox and Young Vegans, at the new indoor site KERB Counter. Its delicious smells and spicy scents will be luring vegans across the Camden cobbles; the green beans and the old timers. Three courses and a free cocktail, it’s time to fill your boots. Should we spill the beans, or keep the anticipation mounting? Ok, fine, arm twisted. To […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cakes and Cocktails at The Perception at W London

We’re into the second half of January, which means you’ve either given up on Dry January (good effort for trying though) or the end is almost in sight. How are you feeling? Better? Well when you’re back to being able to have a cocktail, we suggest you try out the boozy afternoon tea at The Perception at W London. It’s a tipsy twist on the classic afternoon tea, where each cake is paired with a crystallised version of one of their signature cocktails. Start with sandwiches such as roast beef with Dijon mayo on onion bread and a festive smoked […]

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Openings & Launches

Psycle Design New Poké Dish

If your January diet is yet to materialise then Ahi Poké has the answer. Fitness gurus Psycle London has teamed up with the poké specialists to produce a new solution to get you along the road to healthiness. Ahi Poké has come up with a limited edition poké bowl, with the help of nutritionist, Rhian Stephenson, the  CEO of boutique fitness studios Psycle, a health combo made in heaven. The bowl will include kale (naturally) topped with marinated tofu, pickled ginger, kimchi cucumber, coconut roasted sweet potato, burnt corn, coriander and a green tahini dressing. As if you needed any […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cadbury’s Creme Egg Pop-Up Returns

Cadbury Creme Egg have already upped their game this year with the introduction of the white Creme Eggs, which not only guarantee you eternal envy from all your Creme Egg loving friends, but also the chance to win up to £2000. Well now Cadbury is taking things one step further, bringing you that bit closer to a sugar coma: they’re opening a pop-up for five weeks. Taking place at Old Street tube, the pop-up will give you the chance to indulge in all things Creme Egg; from Creme Egg cookies and Creme Egg cakes, to toasties filled with melted Creme […]

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