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Bonnie Gull’s Massive Makeover

Bonnie Gull Seafood Café in Exmouth Market has undergone a new year’s nip ‘n’ tuck and is reopening next month as Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar. Executive chef, Luke Robinson (Fifteen) will continue to head up the kitchen alongside Head Chef Gavin Gordon, who has moved across from the original venue on Foley Street. A new menu will focus on keenly priced small sharing plates and bar snacks with selections from the ‘sea’, ‘shore’ and ‘land’ such as Flame-grilled Newlyn cod collars, Salt n’ Pepper Channel squid with jalapeno mayonnaise; and flamed ox-heart with homemade piccalilli. There will also be a […]

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Dirty Bones turns 1

Happy Birthday will be in order tomorrow for Dirty Bones who will be celebrating their first birthday and a whole year of high fives, good vibes and triple cooked fries. To celebrate they are laying on one heck of a special birthday set-menu, well everyone’s given up on their January diets now, haven’t they? Well they better have… get started with ribs, chicken wings and charred padron peppers before the main, which in one word sounds glorious. Choose between the Bones Birthday Burger, crispy fried chicken or if you’re not into meat then The Asian – a vegetarian hot dog […]

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Our Guide To… London Markets

London has some of the best markets of any city – artisan food producers, small-batch gin and one of a kind antiques. This is the ultimate guide to London markets.

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Le Chateaubriand launches Le Chabanais

Denizens of Mayfair’s Mount Street will soon have a brand new Gallic haunt; March will see the launch of Le Chabanais, from the team behind France’s celebrated restaurant, Le Chateaubriand ranked No.27 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Taking its name from an infamous Belle Époque absinthe den  (that’s a brothel if you were in any doubt), the new venue has been conceived together with film producer Varun Talreja, Le Chateaubriand’s self- taught Basque chef owner Inaki Aizpitarte (responsible for spearheading France’s recent ‘bistronomy’ movement – that’s affordable haute cuisine to you and me) and his partners Franck Audoux and Laurent […]

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Our Guide To… Top London Breakfasts

Breakfast, it seems to divide us, either you’re ‘the grab a coffee and shove a croissant in your mouth as you dash out the door sort of person’, or you’re ‘the leisurely eggs, muffins, newspapers and maybe a smoothie’ type. Well 25th -31st January is breakfast week and as we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so now is your chance to change things up and with it being a big thing in London, you’re hardly stuck for choice. Here are some of the best: Hawksmoor Guildhall Hawksmoor is known for steak.  The Guildhall branch also […]

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Joël Robuchon Brings L’Atelier to NYC

‘Chef of the Century’ Joël Robuchon, the Frenchman with no less than 25 Michelin stars to his err…apron strings, is taking his celebrated restaurant ‘L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’ to New York City. Not satisfied with his bevy of establishments in Paris, London, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore and Monaco (to name but a few), Robuchon is continuing his world domination of the restaurant scene with a shiny new joint in New York, opening in March. Indeed, this is not the first time he and his gourmet gang have descended on the city; he had a residency at the Four […]

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Medcalf Traiteur

Medcalf of Exmouth Market has just got a new neighbour in the shape of Medcalf Traiteur – bang next door at number 38, in what was previously the restaurant’s gallery space. The new project from Simon Lee and Tim Wilson features a simpler menu than the one available at the mothership, one designed to celebrate the craftsmanship of culinary produce from across Europe – along with the opportunity to buy products to try at home. Gastro history buffs might be interested to learn that the ‘traiteur’ was a 17th century casual food and wine establishment in France that became the […]

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BOBO Social’s ‘la-burger-tory’

Grab your lab coat, don your goggles, and head down to Charlotte Street for the exciting science-themed re-launch of BOBO Social’s Experimental Burger Society. Every Monday beginning February 2nd, join the restaurants Head Chef in the EBS ‘La-burger-tory’ for an evening of meat-tasting and wine-pairing, ultimately leading to the creation of a truly unique burger. Having piled your plate with turkey and cheese and Christmas pudding (and pretty much everything in sight) over Christmas, why not take a walk on the wild side with the range of exotic meats available in the laboratory?  Forget your usual mince, we’re talking Kangaroo, […]

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Be seduced by this exhibition

South Place Hotel is aiming to seduce you this February. If Valentine’s Day wasn’t enough (yes we are already thinking about it, no you can’t ignore it) then they are also unveiling their latest exhibition from international artist Dara Vandor and it’s got seduction written all over it. Aptly named Lingerie Draw/er the exhibition (which is pen on canvas) will feature sensuous portraits of lingerie, camisoles, frills, lace, feathers and corsets but, and here is the unusual part, all without female models. What emerge are ambiguous pictures which explore both personal and social fantasies.  And on 5th February they’re inviting […]

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Everyone loves a fittie

Let’s be honest, apart from when you get to go home lunch time is the highlight of the office day. If you’re bored of all the places around your office (you know you need to change when they don’t even ask you what you want but just hand it to you) but you just don’t have time to make your own lunch then we have just the ticket for you: fittatas.   Just over a year ago, siblings, Butty and Jake created Fittata – The Healthy Frittata Company in their Brixton kitchen; cooking up fittatas (or as they nickname them […]

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Fare Healthy

As we approach the middle of January you might be finding that your New Year’s resolutions are waning a bit or perhaps you are yet to start. Well if you’re like us and the rest of London it seems, then your resolutions are probably something to do with sticking to those gym classes, getting that body you’ve always wanted or just trying to eat clean and leaving the wine to the weekends. Well this Saturday (24th January), Rose Lloyd Owen founder of Peardrop London (they create delicious healthy lunchboxes delivered straight to your desk) has joined forces with a whole […]

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Our Guide To… The Top Films to See in 2015

The beginning of 2015 sees the end of our best friend Orange Wednesdays. While this breaks our little cinema-going hearts and is a cruel hit on the wallet, we can’t not go to the cinema. Yes, Netflix does a good job of being there for you in the form of 90s movies on repeat when your hangover means your pyjamas stay on one too many days. But for the days when you want to chill out but go out, the cinema is the place to be… With awards season upon us, we’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated films of 2015, meaning that […]

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