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Classic Films and Cocktails at 20th Century Theatre

What are you up to this weekend? Off to the cinema? Off to a bar? How about combining both? Because this weekend 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill is being transformed into a speak easy – you even enter through a hidden door- for a weekend of classic films and cocktails. On Saturday you can sit down to the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail along with a Red Eye cocktail or watch the legend that is Ron Burgundy and the rest of Channel 4 News team in Anchorman with The Sex Panther cocktail.  On Sunday afternoon they’re showing the Goonies […]

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6 Top Bars for Dates

We’ve come up with a few of our favourite date venues for you to take that special guy or gal to, that will be sure to create the perfect atmosphere, all is left is for you to get your game face on and woo the pants them off them (metaphorically of course).

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Gin and Jam Afternoon Tea

If there are two things that London loves then it is afternoon tea and gin, so chances are if you pair them then you are going to be on to a real winner. And it just so happens that Hush in Mayfair are launching their Gin and Jam Tea this weekend – so if you’re fan of tea, gin or need a Mother’s Day present then read on. If you didn’t know Hush has its own brand of gin (fancy eh?) exclusively created by Hush’s own Bar Director, Pedro Solorzano and they’ve curated cocktails that reflect the more unusual flavours […]

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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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The Woodstock: London’s First Japanese Izakaya

Think of a type of restaurant and London probably has it, however obscure. You want cereal? Then it’s Cereal Killer. Want animals? That’s Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium. Apparently what we don’t have is a properly authentic Japanese Izakaya,  well as of 12th March that is to change as London welcomes the first one, The Woodstock. Based on the pubs in Japan which are a pit-stop between work and home (literally translated Izakaya means ‘stay sake shop’) The Woodstock, which is just off Oxford Street, will focus on casual drinking and freshly grilled skewers. And boy do they have a lot […]

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Mark Hix to host intimate dining experience

Foodies move quickly, as for one night only, celebrated restauranteur Mark Hix will be hosting an intimate dinner for 12 people with his former colleague Anton Edelmann. Anton was a former inspiration to Mark when they worked together and now they are going to be reunited, nearly 20 years later, to cook and discuss how their cooking has evolved. Those of you already familiar with the London food scene will recognise Mark Hix as the chef behind restaurants such as HIX Oyster & Chop House, HIX Soho and HIX at Browns Hotel to name but a few. Anton Edelmann is […]

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Shot launches a Bistrò

Following on from the opening of Ice & Slice in Fulham,  Shot  is expanding its SW6 empire with the launch of Bistrò by Shot which launches today. As the name suggests it’s French/Italian , seasonal, home-cooking with a twist. At lunch you’ll find dishes such as quail leg with orzo pasta and parmesan, whilst come the evening dishes such as cucumber cannelloni of Dorset Crab, avocado mousse and soy gel will be served or beef tartare and duck fat chips. To finish, as there is always room for pudding then you can get stuck into, pickled ginger panacotta with cardamom […]

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Joe’s Oriental Diner: It’s a Dive

Scott Hallsworth of the critically acclaimed Kurobuta is back and this time he has taken inspiration from the dive bar subculture of the Orient where people come together to eat and listen to music and has created Joe’s Oriental Diner. Opening today on the Kings Road, the restaurant which seats 38 will be serving up pan-Asian, bare bone recipes which originate from dishes eaten in the ports of Asia dishes. So expect to find the likes of fire cracker chicken, crunchy sweet and sour fish, coconut short-rib Rendang and slow cooked duck red curry with lychees. Drinks will include Frosties […]

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Silent Speed Dating at The Jam Tree

When it comes to dating Londoners should be pros, we’ve had Tinder, Happn, speed dating, dating parties where you smell each other’s t-shirts, dating in the dark and now the latest, silent speed dating. Brought to you by Sshhh Dating the concept is simple, you just have to stay silent.  No small talk, no having to think of quick come backs or witty joke and no terrible pick-up line thank goodness.  Why? Because it’s only when we’re silent that we can see what people are really like and if there is a spark, apparently body language makes up to 55% […]

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Art of Dining does the time-warp

The brains behind the creative food pop ups, Art of Dining, have done a time warp with their latest dining experience, Abigail’s Party, transporting guests back to the 70s for a night of groovy grub, retro drinks and every shade of beige known to mankind. The five course dinner will take dishes best forgotten and give them a magical touch from Moro-trained chef Ellen Parr that you won’t want to miss out on. For example the prawn cocktail may be your nans favourite dish but we bet she won’t recognise it done Art of Dining style with its subtle, infused […]

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Foxlow Launches 2nd Restaurant

Aim of the game for Will Beckett and Huw Gott when they opened the first Foxlow in Clerkenwell back in 2013 was to run a great neighbourhood restaurant. They succeeded and it’s now famed for favourite dishes like Crispy Five Pepper Squid, Foxlow Fried Chicken and Ten Hour Beef Shortrib with Kimchi. So Stoke Newington residents will be suitable ‘stoked’ to know that the duo is opening a second Foxlow – a 100 cover restaurant and bar on the former Homa site on Stoke Newington Church Street, on the 15th April. When they opened Foxlow #1, they used to live […]

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Glenmorangie Whisky Launches 1st Pop-Up

Scotland’s favourite single malt whisky Glenmorangie is launching its first ever London pop-up bar this March designed by London events company Polar Black. Opening on the 13th and running until the 21st on Bateman Street, The Glenmorangie Unseen Bar will reveal the unseen lengths and artistry that goes into creating the whisky. Of course mixologists will be on hand creating a range of bespoke ‘Unseen’ cocktails or if you like your whisky straight up then there is the full range of Glenmorangie expressions.  For the whisky aficionados out there then you can head to The Glenmorangie Vault, an exclusive room […]

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OPSO Review

I have to confess something, up until last night I had never eaten Greek food. There it is. My cuisine shame. I’m not sure how I managed to avoid it, it wasn’t on purpose but after my dalliance with OPSO last night this is all going to change. OPSO is a restaurant that serves Greek-inspired dishes with what seemed to be a fondness for cheese dishes which has my full support. This was a tricky review, tricky for my stomach because it selfishly wouldn’t keep expanding as I gorged on all the delicious dishes. The menu is akin to tapas […]

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