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What to do This Weekend: 20th – 22nd October

It’s so nearly the weekend again! How are you going to celebrate? With free doughnuts? Asian fusion? Avant Garde art? Whatever your tipple, we’ve got suggestions for you. Doughnut Time What: New Doughnuttery In Town Why: Did someone say free doughnuts? Before we grab our coat and dash out of the door and toward Shaftesbury Avenue, we’ll quickly fill you in… Aussie doughnutters Doughnut Time started out in Brisbane in 2017 and over 20 stores later they’ve landed in the UK, with their first shop opening on Shaftesbury Avenue tomorrow. And (best bit) to celebrate they’re giving away free doughnuts! […]

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Royal Lancaster London’s Halloween Afternoon Tea

What: Royal Lancaster London has created a special Halloween afternoon tea inspired by cult horror and thriller films from the 1960s, the decade in which the hotel was built and opened for business. New? It is brand new and available only from 17th to 31st October 2017. Where? Royal Lancaster London (formerly Lancaster London) Lancaster Terrace,  W2 2TY www.lancasterlondon.com On the Menu: Terrifying titles describe the food with options like Axe-Carved Beef with Horseradish; Ominous Crab Sushi and the Pitch Black Pudding Scotch Egg for savoury. The sweet section has the likes of a Cursed Blackbird Macaroon; Psycho Marbled Lollipops; Black Sunday […]

Openings & Launches

Racketeer Opens In King’s Cross

The Saffron Hill mob were an infamous pickpocket gang who terrorised East London. Their tactic of choice was to create a commotion, or a racket, to distract would-be victims, then rob them blind. Hence the word: racketeer. Thankfully the newly opened Victorian cocktail bar The Racketeer, named in reference to the group, gives far more than it takes and we can’t wait to head down to check it out. The Clerkenwell boozer of a pub has been painstakingly restored to its Victorian glory, with original tiling on the floors and walls throughout and an elegant and historical bar has emerged. The […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Club Gascon Returns

We need constants in life, like The Archers, or gravity (famously two very similar scientific concepts), we like to know that things are always going to be there. So when Club Gascon closed its doors the other month our world rocked, until we realised it was just undergoing a refurb. And now it’s back, the Michelin starred stalwart of the London restaurant scene, going strong since 1999 and with a new and fabulous look, opened again last night. The restaurant was originally launched by Pascal Aussignac and business partner and chef Vincent Labeyrie nearly 20 years ago and occupies a […]

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New Boxpark Launches

‘Ere-we-go, ere-we-go’, Boxpark is coming to Wembley and the fans are going to go wild! The home of football will become the latest destination for the shipping container popup in late 2018 and it looks like it’s going to be another winning goal. Boxpark started out in 2010 with their first popup mall in Shoreditch. The concept, melding retail fashion outlets and the arts as well as food and drink popups proved to be a success and in 2016 Boxpark Croydon was born. Boxpark Croydon is the biggest market of its kind in London with 35 startup and established traders […]

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New Soho Restaurant Opens

For The Good Egg founders Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi one restaurant simply wasn’t en-oeuf! The Good Egg, recreating the Jewish cafe-culture of Montreal combined with with Tel-Aviv’s vibrant street-food scene, is coming to Kingly Court. Which, of course, is egg-cellent news! Already known for their Stoke Newington eatery, The Good Egg is a medley of all the greatest hits of Jewish cuisine, drawing on the rich culinary traditions familiar to Jewish communities worldwide and carefully recreating Oded’s age-old family recipes. The menu at The Good Egg will use seasonal British produce and include highlights such as a slow […]

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The Handbook Meets: France’s Most Influential Mixologist

Nico de Soto is young, handsome, very successful and very French. Usually found rocking a Breton top, he’s one of the undisputed kings of the cocktail shaker. He has been named as the most influential French mixologist and his New York bar, Mace, has just been placed in the World Top 50 Bars. The Handbook caught up with him at the Patrón Cocktail Lab at London Cocktail Week to talk about Cocktails, Brexit, Patron and how best to avoid a hangover. You’re in the top fifty in the world, how did you get here? What here? [gesturing to the bar], in […]

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Openings & Launches

Orange Buffalo Comes To Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

If you’re following the herd, looking for somewhere to graze or simply a place to chew the cud, you’re going to need each of your six stomachs to make the most out of Orange Buffalo as it arrives at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. Orange Buffalo is the classic food-truck to riches story, set up by a couple of guys after a roadtrip. Nick White and Mike So were roadtripping through the USA and found themselves falling in love with the country’s dive bars and the unfussy style of bar food. New York’s buffalo wings took their imagination and they […]

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Sake and Caipirinhas at Temakinho

What: London’s first Japanese-Brazilian fusion restaurant, serving sushi with exotic twists, colourful caipirinhas and plenty of sake. New? Having opened in February, Temakinho’s vibrant style has slotted in nicely to Soho’s dining scene. Where: Halfway between Theatreland and the neon mile. In other words, the perfect location for a restaurant constantly in Mardi Gras mode. 10 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TF, www.temakinho.com On the Menu: Spanning three sides, Temakinho’s menu isn’t afraid to mix things up. This isn’t one of those sushi restaurants obsessed with authenticity – you’ll find a real mix of traditional and experimental flavour combinations. The starters span ‘Petiscos’, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

KERB Turn Five In Style

There’s no reason to curb your enthusiasm, instead let’s celebrate KERB turning five! Streetfood specialists KERB have been trailblazing the London market scene since 2012. As streetfood has taken off in the UK, KERB has been every step of the way, leading from the front and running their free all-weekender public events and their six famous street food markets at London Bridge, King’s Cross, West India Quay, The Gherkin, Paddington, and KERB Camden Market. To celebrate, join KERB for their 5th birthday party in what’s being billed as a “star-studded birthday bonanza” with a lineup of some of the best […]

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Orée: Kensington’s New Boulangerie

What? A traditional French boulangerie serving up freshly baked artisanal breads, patisseries, breakfasts, brunches and lunches. New?  Yes, following the success of the Fulham Road and Kings Road sites, Orée opened at the start of September. Where? Fuelling south west Londoners with carbs and cakes, the latest Orée can be found at 147 Kensington High Street, W8 6SU, www.oree.co.uk On the Menu: As well as breads and patisseries like mille feuilles and raspberry tartelettes you’ll find classic brunch dishes such as poached eggs with bacon, soups, quiches, open sandwiches and cakes including several muffins. The Look: A pretty, pale blue shop […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Glow in the Dark Tacos at LOSTACOS

A mezcal-fuelled fiesta and glow in the dark tacos, that’s what you can expect from LOSTACOS. Taking place at Doodle Bar in Bermondsey, the Day of the Dead pop-up is the work of Quest for Bold Flavour, a team who have searched high and low for the best dishes from around the world. After two years of research and we imagine a lot of eating, they have come to the conclusion that the humble Mexican taco is the planet’s greatest culinary achievement. The experience starts with mezcal cocktails and if you get there early enough you can try Pensador Mezcal, […]

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