Restaurants, Pubs & Food

My London: The Xandwich’s Top 5 Sandwich Places

Instagrammer, The Xandwich is sassy with his sangers. He’s on a mission to eat and photograph the best London has to offer when it comes to the quintessentially British dish; because our sandwiches are so much more than just bread and fillings, they’re masterpieces in their own right. We caught up with him to find out where we should be at the top of our list when we need that carb fix. Max’s Sandwich Shop What: Dedicated to Making the Perfect British Dish Why: Max’s Sandwich Shop in Crouch Hill is dedicated to making the perfect British dish: the sandwich. Max Halley, the owner, […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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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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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: 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 […]

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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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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Balthazar’s Instagrammble Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea it’s all about indulgence. There is no need for us to sit down at 4pm and eat a meal made up of almost exclusively sugar and carbs. We don’t need to, we just want to. So, when making an afternoon tea to celebrate Balthazar London’s fifth birthday, Head Pastry Chef Régis Beauregard has looked back at all the cakes that he and his team have created in the last five years and he’s chosen the most popular, the ones that get a high five. Of course, there’ll be scones with jam and lashings of Devonshire clotted cream and […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

London Cocktail Week Is Coming!

If ‘shake it ’til you make it’ is the mantra for your life then the arrival of London Cocktail Week will certainly get you into the spirit. Call us Old Fashioned but this is a Mai Tai great event. Hosted by DrinkUp.London, the folks behind London Beer Week and Wine Week, the now 8th annual event encompases 250 bars, restaurants and popups accross the capital betweeen 2nd and 8th October. The evenings may be getting Dark & Stormy, but inside some of the city’s best hangouts London Cocktail Week promises to be both Cosmopolitan and Fizz-ing. The fun will centre […]

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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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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Incredible Most Travelled Popup Reaches The UK

It sounds like a test that even the Challenge Anneka people would turn down. But for one group of chefs, building 20 restaurants in 20 countries in 20 months has become a way of life. Welcome to One Star House Party. In the greatest culinary adventure ever, One Star House Party are already 8 months into their grand tour and have built up a host of experiences, ready to let-loose on their customers. The combination of chefs, drawn from leading restaurants around the world including Denmark’s NOMA and London’s Ledbury and Tom Aikens, are going from place to place, building […]

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