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Bubbledog's Dog Tea Party
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Bubbledog’s Dog Tea Party

There’s going to be a dog tea party and it’s going to be excellent. Why? Because it’s going to have hot dogs (the edible kind), hot dogs (the cute four-legged kind), Champagne (the only kind) and it’s going to raise money for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Taking place at bubbledogs, there’ll be a menu of homemade dog treats for your canine chum and hot dogs for us, which are dog themed in name and nature. The German Shepherd is topped with grilled sauerkraut, honey mustard beer sauce and pretzel crumb; The Mutt with peanut butter with Cheddar and salty […]

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Hutong’s New Head Chef

If Madonna has taught us anything throughout the years it’s that change is good, whether it’s changing your hair, your look or your menu, and Hutong has heard the message loud and clear. The acclaimed Northern Chinese restaurant on Level 33 of The Shard has recently welcomed new head chef and Sifu (meaning ‘master’ in traditional Chinese culture, a term given to those who have earned a wealth of experience in a skilled trade) Fei Wang, who has some show stopping dishes up his sleeve. Hailing from Chengdu (the capital of China’s Sichuan province) Fei brings his wealth of experience […]

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22 Venues That Opened in July

Another month has passed, we’re rattling through the year at an alarming rate…you’re restaurant bucket list is also going to be getting even longer as in the last 31 days we’ve seen 22 new restaurants and bars open. There have been debut restaurants from MasterChef contenders, pop-ups becoming permanent, places dedicated to brunch and new offerings from hotels. July’s been a good one.   VQ Aldgate The 24/7 restaurant is already in Notting Hill, Chelsea and Bloomsbury and this month it opened in Aldgate in the Dorsett City Hotel. Want halloumi fries with tzatziki at 2am? No problem? Need a […]

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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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; […]

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Angler
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Top Chefs Collaborate at Angler

Next week, Angler, The South Place Hotel’s rooftop restaurant will be welcoming in three top chefs to join Executive Chef Gary Foulkes to create a feast in aid of the charity Hospitality Action. The evening will start with Champagne and canapes on the rooftop terrace, before guests sit down to a four course meal which celebrates seasonal produce and focuses on British seafood. Taking part will be Elystan Street’s Chef Patron Phil Howard; Typing Room’s Executive Chef Lee Westcott and Ben Marks, Chef Patron of Perilla – you’ll also be able to meet the chef throughout the evening. Afterwards an […]

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Cocktail Masterclasses at Company Below

Next month, Company Below, Greek Street’s hidden drinking den will be playing host to some of London’s best bartenders for a month of cocktail masterclasses and bespoke drinks and you know we can’t get enough of cocktails. Each week throughout August a different bartender will be showing you how to mix drinks as well as creating a signature drink for that week and first up it’ll be Miguel Arbe Rey, aka the Executive Bartender from the Ceviche group. Bringing the pisco to the party, his guest cocktail, Jamming, is made from Barsol Acholado Pisco, corn water, coriander and black peppercorn […]

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Barbecoa St Pauls
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Barbecoa St Pauls: What We Thought

What?  Jamie Oliver’s original barbecue and smokehouse, Barbecoa is a restaurant making the most of traditional fired-based cooking through the use of Texas pit smokers, an Argentine grill, Japanese robata grill, tandoor and wood-fired oven.  It’s also big on whiskies, having one of the largest collections in London. New? It opened back in 2010, it was then followed by Barbecoa Piccadilly, earlier this year. Where? 20 New Change Passage, St Pauls, EC4M 9AG, www.barbecoa.com On the Menu: Whilst Barbecoa might be a restaurant best known for its cuts of meat, smoking and barbecuing, it’s not all about the beef. To […]

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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 […]

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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…

Openings & Launches

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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Il Pampero’s Italian Afternoon Tea

What: The classic afternoon tea is given an Italian make-over at Belgravia restaurant, Il Pampero. New? Il Pampero opened in The Hari in early February of this year, whilst the afternoon tea launched at the start of July. Where? The Hari, 20 Chesham Place, Belgravia, SW1X 8HQ www.ilpampero.com On the Menu: The afternoon tea is an Italian take on the classic, so in the savoury section are arancini balls and parma ham with melon, instead of scones is the superior bombolone, a type of Italian doughnut, and the sweet section consists of hazelnut bignè and ricotta and chocolate cannolo. The Look: It’s relatively […]

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World's Largest Bouncy CastleWorld's Largest Bouncy Castle
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World’s Largest Bouncy Castle Comes to Alexandra Palace

We’ve just told you about the Playground for Adults coming to Hackney this weekend and we are already looking forward to the next nostalgic activity for Londoners this summer – the world’s largest bouncy castle. Actually calling it a bouncy castle is a bit of an injustice, it’s actually an inflatable obstacle course (just doesn’t have the same ring to it),  better known as ‘The Beast’ and it will be taking over Alexandra Palace on the August Bank holiday weekend (Friday 25th August – Monday 28th August, we’ve already got it in the diary).  At 272 metres long, it will […]

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