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Fine Dining and Game at The Stafford

What? The Stafford Hotel London, a hidden gem in the heart of St James’s by Green Park, has just relaunched its restaurant, The Game Bird, showcasing some of the finest British classic cooking under the helm of Executive Chef James Durrant. New? The new restaurant opened on 17th March 2017 in one of London’s finest and quintessentially English luxury hotels. Where? A stone’s throw from Green Park Tube, hidden in a mews away from the bustling crowds: The Stafford London, 16-18 St James’s Place, St James’s, SW1A 1NJ, www.thestaffordlondon.com On the Menu? A sumptuous mix of British meat and game, finding the perfect […]

What to do This Weekend

What to Do This Weekend: 16th – 18th June

The weekend is almost here! The weather is looking great, there are picnics to attend, Champagne to drink and films to watch. So, starting making plans and check out some of the best events taking place in London this weekend.

Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Afternoon Tea for Meat Lovers

We can’t say we’ve ever walked out of an afternoon tea and not felt ten pounds heavier but sometimes half-hearted sandwiches and soggy scones just don’t satisfy emotionally. And yes, we fully believe afternoon tea is an emotionally-charged experience. Say goodbye to cucumber, farewell to smoked salmon and replace your fillings with the heartiest options of all: get set for the meatiest tea in town. Steak destination, Heliot Steak House are proving that tea doesn’t have to be dainty as they put their spin on sarnies, pastries and drinks. The restaurant have incorporated their signature 28-day aged USDA prime steak […]

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Reviews

Little Bird finds a Second Place to Nest

What: Little Bird Chiswick welcomes a sister venue on the popular Battersea Rise. New? The eclectic bar and restaurant opened the end of May becoming the 5th venue from acclaimed restaurateur Lorraine Angliss. Where? 1 Battersea Rise, Battersea SW11 1HG www.littlebirdrestaurants.com On the menu: Little Bird serves Asian-inspired cuisine with a Mediterranean twist prepared by Head Chef, Ricardo Villar, who worked previously at The Petersham Hotel and will receive guidance from critically acclaimed Head Chef Nick Marfe. First Impressions: Humidity was reaching its peak on the day we went so the doors of Little Bird were swung open leading onto the decking area […]

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Openings & Launches

Smoke & Salt Opens in Brixton

Smoke & Salt is on the move. The modern British restaurant is upping sticks from Islington’s Chapel Bar, to take up a permanent home in one of Pop Brixton’s shipping containers. Brought to you by chefs, Remi Williams and Aaron Webster, Smoke & Salt is all about modern dining and ancient techniques. Through curing, smoking and preserving, the guys will be cooking up a daily changing menu of small plates. Dishes are set to include asparagus with whey vinaigrette and ricotta; panelles with spicy ketchup; pork belly with broccoli, pumpkin seeds and London honey; lamb merguez tartare with grilled flatbread […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Borough Market Re-Opens

Borough Market is officially re-opening on Wednesday after being closed since experiencing a terrorist attack on 3rd June. Londoners are encouraged to come and show their support to the cities favourite wholesale and retail food market. £50,000 has already been raised to support businesses in and around Borough Market who have financially been at a loss since the crisis 10 days ago. Donald Hyslop, chair of Trustees at Borough Market has made a statement: “While the victims of last week’s terror attack will never be forgotten, and while the trauma experienced by this community will weigh heavily for a long time […]

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Get Fit With COMO in Hyde Park

COMO Metropolitan London and sportswear brands Castore and Monreal are partnering up this summer to bring fitness classes to Hyde Park and it sounds like they’re accepting no excuses. You might always say you’re going to the gym after a day of work but we know sometimes that doesn’t happen, so how about you exchange that empty promise with classes from some of the best fitness bloggers in London’s favourite park. Faya Nillson, founder of Fitness on Toast, will be kicking off the first set of classes on 27th June with overall fitness and body weight circuits to start bikini […]

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Openings & Launches

Butterscotch Bakery Opens in Old Street Station

When it comes to cakes and American food, Bea Vo is a bit of a pro. She was the founder of Bea’s of Bloomsbury and is founder and executive chef of Stax, Boondocks and The Famous Flames and now she is about to open a new bakery, Butterscotch, in Old Street Station. It’s all about American home cooking, so, along with brownies, cupcakes and marshmallows, Bea will be cooking pies, cobblers, breads and muffins, with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options too. Cupcakes include peanut butter Reese’s peanut butter cup; pistachio vanilla and chocolate fudge. Brownies aren’t just your usual […]

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Reviews

Ribs and Burgers at Dirty Bones Soho

What?  Dirty Bones is known for its New York comfort food classics and old skool hip hop soundtrack, with three sites already to their name (Shoreditch, High Street Kensington and Kingly Court) they have opened their latest restaurant on Denman Street in Soho. New? It opened back in April of this year. Where? Dirty Bones Soho, 14 Denman Street, Soho, W1D 7HJ, www.dirty-bones.com On the Menu: If you’re into cheat days, then Dirty Bones is the epitome of cheat day meals. You wouldn’t want it every day, but when you do, you want to go all out. You’ll find: chicken […]

Guides

7 of the best al fresco summer cinemas

It isn’t summer until the al fresco cinemas have been announced. It’s now lights, camera, action on all manner of outdoor movie destinations, from the sky high to the historic, the floating to the one with sand beneath your toes, here is your guide to the best al fresco summer cinemas, 2017… St Katharine Docks’s Floating Cinema What: Floating Cinema Why: Just when you thought you’d seen it all, a new competitor is popping up over at St Katharine Docks: the floating cinema. The cinema is located on a floating pontoon that will accommodate film junkies throughout July as they indulge in […]

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