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Our Guide To… Winter Drinking Hotspots

The festive season is fast approaching and before you know it, we will be donning our Christmas jumpers and bringing in the New Year. With that in mind, it is never too early to start your winter drinking, after all if there is one good thing about winter it is the constant excuse to get merry as the weather certainly isn’t! And besides, you are definitely going to need something to help you face those shops. With that in mind, we have rounded up our favourite hangouts for a festive tipple, or two! Let the celebrating commence… Bodo Schloss Grab your ledohosen […]

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B.Y.O.C Camden

On the dark, dark street (that’s Camden High Street), there was a dark, dark door, behind the dark, dark door there was a dark, dark staircase and down the dark, dark staircase there was B.Y.O.C  Camden.  Ok so hopefully some of you know that story, but the gist of it is, is that the new B.Y.O.C (bring your own cocktail) is hidden away behind a non assuming door on Camden High Street – blink and you’ll miss it, the way a speak easy should be. Descend the stairs into what seems alike a cross between a Victorian sitting room (it’s […]

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Scandinavia Comes to The Bluebird

What do Ikea, ABBA and The Bluebird all have in common? No not great music, fantastic furniture and delicious food (although they all have these too) but Scandinavia. Now we know that The Bluebird’s inclusion in this denouncement is a little strange but bear with us because on 24th November, Scandinavia will officially be coming to Chelsea in the shape of The Bluebird’s Scandi Bird pop-up and don’t worry, any ABBA shenanigans will be left at home. The pop-up terrace, which will be transformed into a Nordic inspired haven complete with Christmas trees, twinkling fairy lights and reindeer skins will […]

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Meantime Mondays: Burgers and Beer

How was your Monday?  Dreadful? Slow? Still battling the two day hangover? Well next week you can forget the Monday misery as Ben’s Canteen have joined forces with Meantime Brewery  for burgers and schooners (they’re a glass if you didn’t know, don’t worry we didn’t either). From 5pm every Monday you’ll be able to get your hands on a limited edition Burger – they’ve kicked things off with the Ultimate Lamb Burger topped with BC Lamb Mayonnaise and mint salsa verde and a Schooner of Meantime Beer for just £10…sounds pretty ideal to us. They’ve also made all their regular […]

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Soho Ski and Rum Chalet

While you add another pin of a snow-capped mountain to your wanderlust album on Pinterest and wonder if you still have your hiking gear, let us introduce you to a new Soho Ski and Rum Chalet from iconic Latin-American restaurant and bar Floridita. Located underneath the Soho restaurant’s iconic sweeping staircase, a pop-up has been created to make you think that you’ve been whisked away to the Argentinian ski region for the winter season. Decorated with tactile furs and brightly coloured Argentinian fabrics, guests are welcome to relax with rum cocktails from Floridita’s extensive selection of rums which even includes […]

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Rosa’s Chelsea

East London mini chain Rosa’s Thai Café which began life as a street food stall on Brick Lane is launching its first West London location in Chelsea’s Fulham Road so expect authentic, home-cooked Thai food from husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore plus a debut cocktail bar too. The seasonally changing menu features must-tries such as Spicy Grilled Pork Neck Salad with a bittersweet Thai dressing; Red Curry with Palm Heart with a lemongrass marinade; Stir-fried Crispy Pork with Kra Prow – with galangal, mint and chilli; Minute Seared Tuna with fresh Thai herbs, capers, garlic and chilli, […]

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Selin Kiazim at Carousel

You must have heard about Carousel by now… if not shame on you. Situated in Marylebone it’s the brainchild of Shuttlecock Inc, a permanent pop-up, where chefs and groups take up residencies to show off their menus and skills to Londoners alongside, performances and music. And now it is the turn of Selin Kiazim, who takes up the reins following on from the likes of Javier Rodriguez, Giorgio Locatelli and Paris Pop-Up. Since her 6 month residency at Trip Kitchen, Londoners  have been lusting over Selin’s Turkis- Cypriot influenced food, and her residency which launches today can’t come soon enough, […]

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Bodo’s Schloss

London’s go to après ski destination, La Folie Douce, is bringing the best of the French Alps to Kensington by recreating a winter wonderland in our very own Bodo’s Schloss. Save splashing out on flights for now because for two nights only, on the 13th and 14th November, the sound of  Kely Starlight and Folie Douce’s cabaret and saxophonists will fill London’s most renowned après ski themed bar. World-class DJs and bands will perform a heady mix of live electro-house to get you partying the nights away while you’ll be wishing for the cool of the ice as the burlesque […]

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Celebrity chefs donate to ActionAid

Christmas is the time of giving and now award-winning celebrity chefs and food writers are sharing their tips and tricks to kitchen success in the name of charity, ActionAid. Ready Steady Cook’s Brian Turner and popular actress and food writer Fay Ripley have both donated delicious recipes which are designed to serve as easy how-tos for supporters who are throwing Christmas fundraising events like bake-sales. Eric Lanlard also shared his take on mince pies while Lili Vanilli will give an up-to-date twist on using traditional Christmas ingredients like plums during the festive season.     If you want to do your […]

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A Foodies Heaven: Taste of London

If you have any foodies in your family or like ourselves just cannot resist some delicious delicacies, then head straight to The Taste of London Winter Festival on 20th November, where you will be treated to four days of food extravagance.  The festival, which will be housed at Tobacco Dock is themed around ‘Forgotten Food’, with celebrity chefs cooking up a storm using ingredients, skills and techniques that have previously been ignored in the kitchen. Not only will they be showing you where to find these ingredients (did someone say foraging?), they will also show you how to use them […]

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The Athenaeum’s Paddington Bear Tea Review

In celebration of the new Paddington Bear film (I’m very excited) the super plush – and family friendly – Athenaeum hotel are launching a specially themed afternoon tea, featuring none other than Paddington Bear himself. You even get your very own Paddington Bear toy to take home with you, which for someone over the age of 12 I was probably a little too excited by. The Tea is served in their luxuriously cosy Garden Room, where the windows look out onto their ‘living’ wall (very cool) and everything is a wonderfully warming tone of cream or orange – quite apt […]

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Le Bun Social Launches at The Three Compasses

Street food traders and burger aficionados, Le Bun Social, the mentorees from Gizzi Erskine's SKY 1 TV show 'Launching People' has created a very special pop-up at The Three Compasses pub in Dalston. The food will be unpretentious classic French dishes with an American spin like Le Duck Frites Bun and National Burger Day one-off Le Royale with Cheese. The daily menu will be accomanied by special days like 'Taco Tuesdays' where you can mix classy tastes with don’t-care eating habits when it comes to chowing down on hickory short rib tacos, red wine chipotle sauce and fried fish tacos. Another special day […]

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