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!) […]


We Review Breakfast at Papillon

What? Looking out onto Regent Street, Papillon is a new all-day café on the ground floor of the Hotel Café Royal. Celebrating the best of Europe’s traditional café culture, it opens at 7:30am and stays open until 11pm serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. New? Relatively, it opened in the middle of June this year. Where? Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, Soho, W1B 4DY, On the Menu: Influenced by British and French cuisine, the menu has been created by the hotel’s new Executive chef, Jeremy Brown and Sarah Barber – the hotel’s renowned Executive Pastry chef. Typical […]


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 […]

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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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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 […]


Greek Feasts at Meraki

What? From the family behind the likes of Zuma, Roka and Oblix at The Shard, Greek food haven Meraki brings the hospitable sharing ethos and premium seasonal ingredients of Greece to London. New? Yes, but already gaining traction as a standout Greek eatery. Opened in July 2017. Where? 80-82 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 7QT. On the Menu: The menu keeps as close to real Greek mealtimes as possible, and to that end, no meal begins without a couple of pre-starter snacks from the Mezze section. Whet your appetite – and save it during the day for a feast fit […]

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Priceless Experiences in London

Priceless Foodie Experiences in London

It’s time to make the most of London, it is after all the food capital of the world, granted we might be rather bias. It’s time to start working through your ever-increasing London bucket list. What’s holding you back? Time? Not knowing where to go? Unfortunately, we can’t help you on the time front, we’ve all only got 24 hours, you, us, Beyoncé (and look what she can achieve…) but we can help you find some of the best places to go in London. Mastercard Priceless Cities have launched a whole series of foodie events in London so that you […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Say Ciao To Pastaio – Soho’s New Fresh Pasta Restaurant

We should have probably known this, but turns out that a pastaio isn’t a nut, but a person who makes pasta by hand. Thankfully due to Stevie Parle we’ll never forget again, his new restaurant is called Pastaio and we expect we’ll be spending a lot of time there! Chef Parle, who was responsible for Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft London and a partner at Sardine is already a dab hand at this. It goes without saying but Pastaio will be based around fresh pasta, and when it launches next month the 70 cover restaurant will contrast striking interiors, art and […]

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What to do This Weekend

What to do This Weekend: 29th September – 1st October

Not that we’re counting down the days (okay, we lied, we’re literally marking off the hours) but it’s very nearly the weekend! And it looks like it’ll be a cracker, too, with masses of events across the capital to keep you captivated. Whether you’re going to be diving into ball pits at Ballie Ballerson or treating your dog to a three course meal (yep, that really is a thing), this should be a packed weekend. Dickie’s Bar What: Cocktail Masterclass Why: London loves a cocktail and even more so with London Cocktail Week taking place next week. Don’t just drinks […]


Gabeto Camden Market: What We Thought

What? A Latin influenced British brasserie proving that Camden is more than just a home to punks and tourists. With dedicated ground-floor bar space and first-floor dining, Gabeto takes modern brasserie to meet industrial chic, feeling quite at home in its location tucked into the side of Camden market. New? Camden has seen plenty of new arrivals this year, including Launched at the start of July, Gabeto is still pretty new to the dining scene, but seems to be making positive waves. The bar, certainly, has already developed a following – whilst we were whisked upstairs to the dining area, […]

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