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Champagne Brunch Party at STK

When we think of brunch we think of a light, airy room with worn wooden floorboards, sugar in mini jam jars and generous plates of eggs benedict, with a hungry queue on the street outside and maybe a few screaming babies. Forget everything you know about brunch and replace it with dim lights, loud music and steak, egg and chips. Much less somewhere to drag your weary hungover self than it is a warm-up venue for your imminent Saturday night antics, STK’s new brunch menu flips everyone’s favourite meal on it’s head. DJs will set the soundtrack to your night […]

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POP-Down at The Vaults Waterloo

Another day, another pop-up. Or it certainly seems that way. Having said that, we certainly aren’t complaining – pop-ups seem to have the kind of ‘cool factor’ that a stand-alone restaurant can rarely achieve. There’s something about feeling in-the-know that makes you feel like you can visit places every other Tom, Dick and Harry don’t yet know about. Cuisson, the people behind POP-Down are getting a bit of a name for themselves for turning the standard street-food-style pop-up on it’s head and injecting a bit of luxury and innovation, this time to a three month gastronomical residency at the Vaults […]

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Maddox Club Presents UNDERCURRENT

One of London’s most exclusive private members’ venues, Maddox Club, is offering Mayfair party-goers something a little bit different in the form of a new Friday night event called UNDERCURRENT. UNDERCURRENT offers tech and deep house fans a unique opportunity to experience world-class music in an intimate and exclusive nightclub environment. In a nutshell, this is exactly what Ibiza, Mykonos and St Tropez regulars have been looking for after a hedonistic summer of dance. Every Friday throughout September internationally renowned artists such as Adriatique, Magdalena and Undercatt have taken to the Maddox Club decks, proving that the party can, and […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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8 Of The Best Breakfast Spots in London

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you ask us, that means that we have the right to make the absolute most of this morning munch. In the spirit of early morning fine dining, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best breakfast spots in London, so that you can sample them all on your quest for the tastiest brekkie – however, we can’t be held responsible for the calorie intake this guide may lead to.

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Openings & Launches

Bernardi’s Opens

Tomorrow, brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi will open Bernardi’s, a modern Italian restaurant which will sit on the corner between Seymour Street and Seymour Place and it sounds exactly like the sort of place we want to while away the hours this autumn. The 120-cover restaurant and bar will be divided across two floors of a restored Victorian property. Upstairs, the open plan room will seat eighty and will feature an open kitchen, bar and communal table where diners can eat together or sit throughout the day working and drinking Italian coffee, which certainly beats the office.  Things are kept […]

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Raw Supper Club

Whoever discovered that courgettes could be substituted for spaghetti, cauliflower for rice and cashews for cream has a lot to answer for. No longer associated with dreadlocked hippies, raw and vegan food is now hugely popular and even if you don’t need to eat this way for dietary purposes, many of us have enjoyed quinoa in our salads and kale in our smoothies to boost our green intake and dust off our imaginary halos. Lorena Loriato, chef behind London’s hottest raw (oxymoron, much?!) cafés Nama and Tanya’s Chelsea, MightyBee and Transition Zone (Fulham’s hippest fitness studio), is hosting a supper-club […]

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Buffalo Bourbon Empire Returns

Hearing something is The World’s Most Award Winning anything fills us with admiration and curiosity so hearing that The World’s Most Award Winning Distillery, Buffalo Trace, are in town makes us eager to see what all the fuss is about. Back as part of the annual London Cocktail Week, Buffalo Bourbon Empire is bringing a flavour of the deep South to the heart of East London. Over the week are a range of events celebrating all things whisky, so there’s pretty much something for everyone, so long as whisky is your tipple of choice. The cocktail masterclass promises to turn […]

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Il Cudega Opens in Hackney

Hackney resident of 20 years, Giovanni Brighi has joined with Milanese Luca Gaggioli and chef Paolo Elesbani to bring East London a taste of Lombardy, their home region, with Il Cudega an Italian eno-gastronomia. If you haven’t come across an eno-gastronomia then think of it as café/deli/ restaurant/ takeaway all with the aim of serving Lombardy’s best dishes to us Londoners. To start they’ll be making all your carb dreams come true as it’ll feature a focaccia bar which will serve up the bread Genovese-style, plain or with toppings including crescenza (creamy cheese), thin layers of lardo or bits of […]

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Pop Up Opium Den in Mayfair

Imagine yourself in the basement of a Chinese laundry, surrounded by a heady cloud of opium and slumped bodies inhaling vapour from pipes. Now image a legal and more civilised present-day scenario and you have yourself ‘The Blue Lotus’ Opium Den, a four-day event by award-winning immersive pop-up event planners. The Chinese brought opium over to the States with them during the California Gold Rush, resulting in numerous dens popping up across San Francisco’s Chinatown. Back then the clientele varied, with some dens hugely opulent with others seedy and basic. Despite their underground popularity, huge bonfires in the city destroyed confiscated […]

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Come Fry With Me Lands at Broadgate Circle

Every so often we get an email appear in our inbox that gets our breathing heavy and our mouths salivating and this time it’s because of the news that not only is Come Fry with Me returning to Broadgate but that they will be getting their own restaurant. The gourmet chip pop up is finally getting its own place to call home where they will be transforming the simple potato into something glorious. The permanent residence won’t have an official opening date until later in October though so in the meantime get your fix of fried food at the Fry […]

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The Hour Glass Opens

In amongst all the superluxe hotels, the restaurants, the constantly new pop-ups and the slick bars, it seems as if pubs get a little lost amongst them and yet pubs have been an intrinsic part of London’s culture and history since the 17th century, back then there were more pubs in London than you can swing a stick at. Whilst pubs might be closing more than we’d like, a saviour is coming in the form of The Hour Glass, opening this month in South Kensington. First of all and most importantly this is not a gastropub – nope none of […]

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The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square Opens

This weekend saw the launch of The Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square, housed in the art deco Alphabeta Building, it’s the second venture from Anna Hansen and Head Chef Rob Mcleary. Taking inspiration from Anna’s Danish roots and the Danish Modern movement, New York based designers, Avroko have used kept things understated and clean cut with white wash walls, graphic tiles, high ceilings and teak, oak and walnut woods.  Dark blue and off white hues throughout the restaurant represent the Flora Danica, a complete atlas off indigenous Danish plants that was created in the 18th and 19th centuries. And just […]

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