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Chew Chew! The Michelin Starred Chefs Going On The Rails

Some things are just quintessentially British; football hooligans tearing apart a Spanish café, Jacob Rees-Mogg spouting off about poor people, losing at cricket or losing at Brexit. But nothing beats eating on a train. And not a gently defrosted sausage roll on the delayed Virgin service to somewhere ghastly up north. No, proper eating. We’re talking silver-service dining on deep plush seats gazing out onto the rolling British countryside while the tracks clickerty-clack beneath you and somewhere in the distance the locomotive chuff chuffs its way toward a viaduct. And that’s where Belmond British Pullman comes in. Belmond British Pullman are the world’s […]

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We Get Savaged By This Rooftop Restaurant

The hype at Savage Garden is all about debauchery, from devil-horned cocktails and black-dyed food to sexy DJs and darkened rooms – the stuff of a Marilyn Manson wet dream, when he’s not dreaming about removing ribs and gyrating on stage in a leather thong that is. Savage Garden, under the veil of darkness, definitely has a kind of we-could-get-into-trouble-here vibe; it’s dimly lit and there is loud music pumping from a purposefully chosen young, blonde DJ that certainly doesn’t harm the aesthetic. It’s an ideal date spot my taken plus one notes casually, it’s not the first time I’ve […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

Grab A Guiness And A Leprachaun, It’s St Paddy’s Day!

Top o’the morrow to yah, Father Ted called and he wants all the Irish cliches back, please. Well he won’t be getting any this weekend because shamrocks, emerald green outfits and those ridiculous Guinness top hats will be out in force. However, if you’re keen to celebrate the man...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

One Hula Of A Night: All The Best Tiki Bars In London

Pass me that coconut bikini and a grass skirt, I’m going to limbo over to the bar and grab me some pina colada. Yes, we’re in the world of tiki, that magical part-Polynesian, part-supreme-kitsch, place where it’s Hawaii every day of the year. They may all look TOTALLY IDENTICAL...

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New York’s 8 Most Instagrammable Bars

The city that never sleeps? Well, if you’re not sleeping then what are you doing? Drinking, obviously! Needless to say, The Big Apple is brimming with eye-catching sights, and  doesn’t cease to impress with its bars, so, we’re inviting you to grab your spirit-of-choice and fire up...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

11 Incredible New Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea is a truly marvellous, quintessentially British experience that we can’t get enough of, which is why any excuse for a scone and cuppa is most welcome. Yet it goes without saying that the old, much-adored tradition sometimes needs a little tinker with and a sprucing up to make that classic egg and cress sarnie a little more desirable. Sprinkling magic onto their afternoon tea’s are a number of intrepid restaurants and hotels, creating wonders out of classics including a London Landmarks tea, a teddy bear picnic offering for the kids and a tea which comes equipped with coveted city […]

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Is It a VIVIctory For Centre Point’s New Restaurant?

Opening a new restaurant is stressful enough, opening a restaurant in an iconic building, well that adds a whole new level of pressure. There’s more hype, namely will the restaurant do justice to the building? Or have they left the building to do the talking with the restaurant being more of an afterthought to the architecture or the views? So, when caterers, rhubarb, announced they would be opening their next restaurant, VIVI, in Centre Point, it was received with anticipation. They’d be up against the likes of Aqua Shard, SUSHISAMBA and even one of their own, Sky Garden. Except they’re […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

20 Female Chefs At The Top of Their Game

Given that 2018 is the Year of the Woman, and given that we love food, we’re celebrating 17 incredible female chefs at the top of their game.  

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Eat Out In… Borough

Burrow into Borough and you’ll be bound to find some banging belters to beef up your belly. Just south of London Bridge, Borough is home to the Shard, Borough Market and the South Bank, so no shortage of great places to find nourishment. It’s bustling, bursting with flavours and yet always feels ever-so-slightly seedy with it. Welcome to Borough. Aqua Shard London Bridge (0.1 miles) The Shard. It evokes sheer wonder this bizarre Mordor-esque monolith dominating the Borough skyline. And head 31 floors up it and you’ll come across Aqua Shard. The view is splendid, reaching forever to the horizon […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Skyscrapings: Towers You Can Eat Up

75th floor restaurants are pretty much two-a-penny in New York, a table with a view is a pre-requisite in, say, Hong Kong. But in a low-rise city like London, well, the options are a little more, um, thin on the ground. However, if you are keen to get up through the atmosphere, up where the air is...

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Where To Eat In…The City

The Square Mile, the bedrock of the British economy, a monument to mammon, a system so complex at only machines understand it and a interconnected web of commerce that both sustains all of our lifestyles while simultaneously holding the power to obliterate them. Oh, and there’s food. Lots of it. So rather than pondering the vast machinations at work in these cathedrals of finance, instead pop out and get a medium rare steak and some chips. You’ll feel far better for it. Here’s where you can try…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

You Batter Check Out The Best Flippin’ Pancakes In London

Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a Pancake Day, a.k.a the best day EVER, is happening on the 5th of March and we’re all a fluster with excitement. It’s the day that sees people all over attempt the pancake flip in vain and others making the hard life choice of sugar and lemon or something far more...

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