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Shuang Shuang To Open

Let’s start the morning with a little history lesson. Did you know that the humble dish, hot pot has over a 1000 years history in China? It’s believe that it originated in Mongolia before spreading to China during the Tang Dynasty, and it has now found itself in Chinatown on the corner of...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

What to Look Out for in 2016

2015 has been a busy one and 2016 looks set to be equally as exciting, food-wise. At some points there seemed to be dozens of new openings each week but as always we kept you in the loop with news of all the hottest launches before the first customers even picked up their knife and fork. 2016 will...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Piano Works NYE Party

We’ve already done guides to the best places to head for New Year’s Eve feasts and parties but if you’re still stuck for ideas then here’s another to consider… The Piano Works in Farringdon is the place for civilised live music and a late night – normally the two don’t mix so...

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Mr Bao Opens

The streets of Peckham, Rye Lane in fact, will soon be home to a new Taiwanese restaurant, Mr Bao. Founded by Frank Yeung and Nick Birkett they’ll be joined by ex- Taiwanese military chef John Huang to bring the fresh flavours of Taiwan and those fluffy buns of goodness, bao. Highlights from the...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Searcys afternoon tea review – what we thought

The Gherkin has been going for a while now and yet somehow I never managed to get myself in gear and make it over; well all that changed recently with the launch of their Christmas afternoon tea in Searcys. Located at the very top of the building, I had some brief vertigo as the dome of glass...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Festive Brunch at Tom’s Kitchen

If the abundance of festive dinners in London don’t take your fancy and you’re one of those people who saves turkey for The Big Day itself, Tom’s Kitchen have thought of you with their latest offering; a big old festive brunch. Not every dish is strictly festive so don’t anticipate...

Openings & Launches

First Aid Box Opens

We all know that drinking whisky is supposed to help a cold and that a G&T is a really good way to cure a headache (if it’s of the hangover variety of course). Ok, it might not be quite what the doctor orders but this certainly is. Opening on Friday is First Aid Box, a new bar in Herne Hill...

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Corbin & King Open Bellanger

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the duo behind the grand cafés of London such as The Wolseley and The Delaunay are back with the opening of Bellanger. Opening today just off Islington Green, Bellanger will be a classic brasserie taking inspiration from the Alsatian brasseur of the Paris originals.

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5 of London’s Best Winter Markets

Instead of trailing round the high street shops, buying the same boring stuff you did last year and having ‘Its Chrissstttmmaaassssssssssss’ perforate your eardrum, why not head down to the best winter markets London has to offer. As the rest of the world launches their own traditional...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Christmas at The Imperial

Here’s the scenario, you’ve battled with the other Christmas shoppers on the Kings Road, you’ve elbowed your way out of Peter Jones, oohed and aahed at the lights in Sloane Square, stopped to see Father Christmas at Duke of York Square and now you need a drink. Obviously. When...

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