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Fancy Crab
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Fancy Crab Opens in Marylebone

Here’s a question? Do you think crabs look at us and think we walk sideways? Something to ponder on when you head to Fancy Crab, perhaps slightly morbidly as the crab will be on your plate. Having just opened on Wigmore Street, Fancy Crab is pretty self-explanatory…it’s crab and it’s fancy. The crab in question is Red King Crab, one of the most sought after in the world, always wild, never farmed, check out that for a line, ‘Hey, I’m Red King Crab, always wild, never farmed’. You know it’d be a cool crab. You’ll find the crab in crab […]

Jean-Georges
Openings & Launches

The Connaught’s New Restaurant

The Connaught, one of London’s most distinguished hotels is now home to a new restaurant, Jean-Georges at The Connaught. Opened by the internationally renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the all-day restaurant will have an eclectic menu which is inspired by Jean-Georges’ classic French training, his signature use of Asian flavours and his unique take on British classics such as fish and chips. Taking the same approach as he does in his New York restaurants, (The Mark, ABC Kitchen and his vegan eatery, ABCV), only the best British ingredients will be used. Dishes will include the likes of egg toast and caviar; […]

Reviews

A Night Out in China Town: Shuang Shuang & Opium

What: A night out in China Town starting with hotpot specialists Shuang Shuang before heading over to a bar in a bar Opium. New? Opium opened in December 2012 while Shuang Shuang opened in January 2016. Where? Shuang Shuang: 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LU / Opium: 15-16 Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JE www.chinatown.co.uk On the menu: Shuang Shuang has brought a cornerstone of Asian cuisine to central London with the simple DIY hot pot; choose your broth and dipping sauce from the menu whilst you hand pick everything else from the conveyor belt. Opium is predominantly a cocktail bar but they […]

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Culture

The Ampersand’s Private Cinema

Whilst we’re all for autumn evenings spent on our sofas binging on Netflix series, if there’s a chance to hire our own private cinema then we know which one we’d definitely take and this autumn, The Ampersand hotel is doing just that. From the 4th September until 6t November, the South Kensington Hotel will be showing iconic films that are inspired by the five central concepts at the hotel – botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. So, for music you’ll be able to see La La Land, for botany there’s The Jungle Book and for ornithology – Fantastic Beasts and […]

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Openings & Launches

Battersea Power Station’s New Pub

Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village is starting to come together now, as the restaurants, bars and cafes keep opening and now, the first and only pub is here. Part of the Darwin & Wallace group (the team behind neighbourhood bars such as No 32 The Old Town and No 11 Pimlico Road), No 29 Power Station West is opening its doors tomorrow. With a stripped back utilitarian feel, the pub will make the most of the area’s industrial heritage and will feature over 100 pieces of hand-picked and crafted furniture, tiles and artwork in the bar, including a bespoke […]

What to do This Weekend

What to do This Weekend: 28th -30th July

This weekend it’s all rather foodie, from baking pop-ups to help those in Syria, to British brunches, free pisco sours and new breakfasts. It’s time to get your eating pants on…

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Coal Rooms: A Restaurant in a Ticket Office

A ticket office might not seem like the most usual place for a restaurant, you’d think it’d be better as a ticket office but as we use less ticket offices and eat out more, maybe it isn’t such a bad idea. Peckham-based entrepreneurs, Richard Robinson and Cemal Ezel, certainly think so as next month they are doing just that as they open Coal Rooms. Taking over the beautifully restored former Grade II listed ticket office which was originally part of Peckham Rye’s train station in the 1930s, Coal Rooms will be home to: a 24-seater café which transforms into a […]

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Guides

14 Unexpected Places for Gin

With the popularity of gin comes the increased number of bars all claiming to be gin experts or supposedly boasting London’s largest gin collections. We’ve looked beyond the obvious ‘gin bars’ and have picked the destinations that you may have overlooked. From monthly gin and jazz to gin tastings with the experts, here are our pick of the gin places you may have not previously considered.

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Think Pink
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Think Pink: A Month of Rosé

Last weekend we saw the success of the UK’s first ever Rosé Festival at The Geffrye Museum. Well instead of just a weekend dedicated to London’s favourite tipple, how about a whole month? And why not dedicate it not only to rosé, but also everything else we love that is pink? Londoners will be encouraged to Think Pink over the course of August as our favourite restaurants get involved all in aid of The Pink Ribbon Charity. Avenue in St James’s and Aster in Victoria will be serving a bottomless rosé brunch throughout the month with pink themed food to […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

World of Nobu Festival

Question: Which Academy Award-winning actor and activist is also the co-founder of Nobu Hospitality, along with renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Hollywood producer Meir Teper? Answer: Robert De Niro Those who knew the answer are clearly big Nobu fans and should pat themselves them on the back and enjoy the reward of discovering that Nobu Hotel Shoreditch will host the first European ‘World of Nobu’ festival this Thursday and Friday. *Those who didn’t know the answer are also allowed to enjoy this news. The festival will feature a series of special dinners, masterclasses and events for the public giving them […]

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