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Azteca’s Tequila Masterclasses

So you fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur, think you know a thing or two about beer and know at least one fact about gin? So what about tequila? Oh not so much. It might be a bit of a Marmite drink, but that’s because you’ve probably had it on a big night out forced on you by your friends with far too much salt to the chants of ‘down it’.  Sounds like you need to head to Azteca, the Mexican Cantina on the Kings Road is home to over 120 different tequilas, so you could call […]

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Top 5 London Food Festivals

When it comes to festivals, England is up there as one of the best places, actually no we may be bias but we’re going to say we have the best festivals. And we’re not just talking music, oh no England and London in particular has some pretty impressive food festivals. From fancy dress and urban cocktails to serious helpings of meat, here are 5 of the best London food festivals.

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5 of London’s Best Gin Bars

Gin, it’s been the drink of the moment for much more than a moment. And it’s the classic G&T that seems to be the tipple of choice, especially in the lead up to a big British summer and World Gin Day is this Sunday, so we thought we’d round up our favourite bars in the capital that celebrate the spirit:   BLOOM Gin Bar at Vista, The Trafalgar Hotel What: BLOOM Gin takes over the rooftop bar Why: The thing about BLOOM Gin is even if you aren’t a gin fan, you’re pretty much guaranteed to love this gin. It’s floral, delicate […]

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Street Food Afternoon Tea

It seems as if London’s love affair with afternoon tea is still going strong with new themes being launched week and Arch London are declaring their love with the launch of their new tea. Whilst it is being served in the sophisticated Martini Library and Salon de Champagne lounge, the tea is actually taking its inspiration from London’s other food crush, street food. With foods from around the world, Arch London are doing away with traditional scones and sandwiches to spice up our relationship. Instead of scones you’ll find cinnamon and sugar doughnuts filled with apple jam and rather than […]

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Openings & Launches

Aqua Nueva Relaunches

If you want a little taste of Spain but don’t have time to just jet off and leave London behind (and who does?)  then panic not, because Aqua Nueva is about to reopen in time for summer, hurrah!  The Spanish restaurant on Regent Street has been given a complete redesign and new menu and will be open again on the 15th June. Robert Angell has over seen the interior and has incorporated different aspects of Spanish culture in the design.  A black and white mosaic floor gives way to a copper coloured vaulted ceiling, reminiscent of the renowned sherry casks […]

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Boisdale’s Caribbean pop up

Do you kind of want to go to the Caribbean this summer? Us too. But unfortunately we’re too busy with the bustling bars of London, roof terrace launches and other things of the sort. It would be great if the Caribbean could come to us… That’s why we’re happy to announce that on Monday 15th June, Boisdale’s Of Canary Wharf will launch their brand new Mojito Bar and Cuban Garden Terrace. Es verdad! (It’s true). Boisdale’s is set in a trendy art deco building in the middle of Cabot Square which has stunning views of Canary Wharf estate and the city. Who […]

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South Kensington’s New Members’ Club Opens

Home to Ronnie Wood’s notorious Harrington Club and the former, original Pineapple Dance Studios, the historic Georgian music hall in South Kensington has now taken on a new lease of life as a members’ club which is now open. The club has moved on from its past, now with an elegant, unpretentious, homely feel and yet still blends it’s heritage into the design and the aesthetics. The ethos of the club focuses on discovery, wellbeing and sociability and to look after the members’ every need whether that is culinary, cultural, philosophical or physical and we must admit each week we say that […]

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Fork to Fork Food Festival

Fork to Fork Food Festival is the brain child of MasterChef winner and co-founder of the Wahaca group, Thomasina Miers, and co-founder of the Caravan restaurants and its specialty coffee business Caravan Coffee Roasters, Laura Harper­‐Hinton. The festival will bring together some of London’s most talented and creative chefs, restaurateurs and producers, with the aim to raise funds in support of the Open Air Classroom project which will launch at ARK Franklin Primary Academy following the festival. The idea behind the Open Air Classroom at ARK Franklin is backed by considerable research taken from edible garden projects in the US […]

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Christabel’s Edible Vacation Supper Club

Caterer Christabel’s is inviting everyone on holiday…well for one evening and we’re not actually flying abroad, we’re staying in London, but still a holiday for one evening! Following on from her supper clubs such as Edible Playground and Cocktails n Crack, her latest summer offering is Edible Vacation. Inspiration comes from ‘Retro Vacation’ by Nicola Marian Robinson and Kirsty Harper, a DJ and production duo and the evening intends to be an edible holiday, so leave your suntan lotion at the door and get ready to eat. Once security have cleared your ticket and passport then you’ll be treated to […]

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Covent Garden’s New Pasta Factory

Following on from the success of the first Café Murano, Angela Hartnett is opening restaurant number two, complete with pasta factory in Covent Garden at the end of the month. It’ll be similar to the first in the sense that it has the same name and will follow the same simple, seasonal approach to Italian cooking, but it will still have its own distinctive personality. Providing 140 covers the restaurant (which has been designed by Russell Sage Studios)  will be split over three floors; downstairs will feature warm terracotta leather banquette seating, a signature Carrera marble dining counter and antipasti […]

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Ice & Slice’s Alcoholic Gelato

One of the best things about summer is ice cream. In the winter, ice cream is eaten when you’re crying on the sofa watching The Notebook. But in summer, ice cream is enjoyed while you soak up the sun and show off the great results of those endless spinning classes. Add alcohol in to the mix and you’ve pretty much got the perfect summertime combination. This is exactly what Ice & Slice by Shot are doing, with the launch of their brand-new ice cream ‘bar’, featuring alcoholic gelato.  Flavours will include Prosecco, Negroni and Aperol Spritz. These new flavours are […]

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Soho’s Newest Members’ Club Opens

Last night saw the launch of London’s newest art gallery and member’s lounge, Lights of Soho, which as you can guess is in the capital’s most creative district; Soho. Founded by Dudley Nevill – Spencer, Hamish Jenkinson and Johnny Grant, the club will be a cultural hub for Soho’s most creative and imaginative as well as displaying neon and light formats.  In the gallery you’ll find works from Tracey Emin, the late Chris Bracey and up and coming artists such as Josef O’Connor. They’re also going to have an online art shop too, making neon signs more affordable, so we can […]

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