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White Hat Bakery Pop Up at Banqueting House

Have you ever had a drinking and gambling den created just for you? Maybe if you were a monarch like King James I you would have. Luckily for you, the incredibly atmospheric vaulted Undercroft Café, (originally used by King James I) has been given a modern refurbishment in Banqueting House and will be hosting a White Hat Bakery pop up residence open for all. From 18th July to 2nd September guests will be able to enjoy specially created early Stuart recipes alongside sweet and savoury baked goods with The London Tea Company and The London Borough of Jam. Make sure […]

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A Shoreditch Pop-Up

Listen up, we’ve just heard about a pop-up coming to Shoreditch this December that, if you’re super-organised and are already planning your festive work party (well done you), you have to check out. That’s right, this year an Enchanted Nordic Yulefest is popping-up in the heart of Shoreditch. It’s a Christmas experience like no other and is going to make last year’s office party last year look, well, a little deflated. And why? Because it’s going to be a birch tree lined fairyland with sheepskin laden nooks (the place for the obligatory office party romance?) and forget the usual standard […]

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Searcys Celebrate 10 Years at the Gherkin

London’s highest private members club, Searcys Restaurant and Bar, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and wants you to join in. For 6 weeks only, between 21st July to the 4th September, Searcys will open its doors to the public meaning that non-members will be able to enjoy the 360° views from the relaxed, understated venue for the first time. Head Chef Matthew Edmonds has created a 10 course anniversary tasting menu which will bring together a range of suitably celebratory ingredients and fresh seasonal produce to create a mouth-watering selection. An a la carte menu will also be offered for […]

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Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace

Inspired by Bombay Sapphire’s 10 exotic botanical ingredients and the journey taken to the ends of the earth to source them, Rosewood London will be hosting a 6 week residency from 22nd July. Throughout this time guests will be able to enjoy the ultimate G&T in an intriguing and sophisticated environment. The Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace will also showcase a varied menu of cocktail twists based on ‘The Ultimate Gin & Tonic’. For the budding mixologists amongst you, guests will be able to partake in a series of interactive masterclasses so that they can learn to recreate delicious […]

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Valentine Warner Pops up at New Tom’s

Calling all food fans, acclaimed chef Valentine Warner will be hosting an unmissable one-off dining event on 23rd July at the new Notting Hill pop-up from Tom Conran, New Tom’s. You might recognise Valentine from his hit TV series, What To Eat Now, on BBC Two. He went on to lead to a further TV series and two accompanying books which led to him being dubbed the Russell Brand of cooking – which is a good thing, we think. Valentine will give a quick talk about the preparation and cooking of the menu before serving up a delicious 4 course […]

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DF / Mexico

The team behind Wahaca are doing things a little differently with their new venture DF / Mexico. The experimental diner is taking note from the bustling cosmopolitan Mexican capital city, offering Londoners the chance to enjoy the bold flavours and fresh produce from across the pond. The interior will reflect the eclecticism of Distrito Federal combined with the dynamic urban nature of Shoreditch creating an overall multicultural feel. Initially taking on a short-term residency at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, with the potential to extend, the restaurant opens on 24th July. The food is inspired by Thomasina Miers and […]

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Cinnamon Kitchen Launches Pop-Up Cinema

Will it rain, will the sun shine, will the weather change its mind several times a day make outfit planning last twice as long in the morning as we try our best to guess? Who knows, what we do know is that as Cinnamon Kitchen launch their season of classic films and fantastic Indian food, their covered outdoor terrace makes this one cinematic pop-up the weather can’t dampen! The season kicks off 20th July with The Lunch Box, a romantic comedy centred around a young woman and an older man who strike up a relationship via notes delivered in the […]

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Vegan Afternoon Tea Review

If there is one thing London does well it’s an afternoon tea, seeing as England is the creator of the mid-afternoon pick me up, we certainly should be. But after over 150 years of enjoying them, creative types have started trying to re-invent them. We’ve seen Mad Hatter themes, Chelsea Flower themes, Halloween, Musical, Christmas, even an Asian afternoon tea! What we haven’t heard of is a vegan afternoon tea, until now that is. The newly launched restaurant "RAW" at La Suite West offers a new health focused option when it comes to dining which has recently extended its menu […]

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Vegan Afternoon Tea Review

If there is one thing London does well it’s an afternoon tea, seeing as England is the creator of the mid-afternoon pick me up, we certainly should be. But after over 150 years of enjoying them, creative types have started trying to re-invent them. We’ve seen Mad Hatter themes, Chelsea Flower themes, Halloween, Musical, Christmas, even an Asian afternoon tea! What we haven’t heard of is a vegan afternoon tea, until now that is. The newly launched restaurant "RAW" at La Suite West offers a new health focused option when it comes to dining which has recently extended its menu […]

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Le Restaurant de Paul

Fancy a bit more than a pain au chocolat, meringue or millefeuille fraises? If so, or your appetite won’t be quite satisfied by a salad or sandwich, head to the new Le Restaurant de Paul from July 15th. Bedford Street in Covent Garden welcomes Le Restaurant de Paul, a development of the renowned French PAUL bakery and patisserie already present in many cities all around the world. Offering plentiful portions of traditional French dishes such as Coq au Vin, Confit de Canard aux Olives and Entrecote a la Bordelaise (steak and chips for those of you without a translation dictionary […]

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Radio Rooftop Bar: Review

The Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London, I’ve heard so much about it, recommended it to friends when they’ve asked for places to go and raved about it to others. I’ve just never quite made it there. So with the sun shining and thinking it would be the perfect time to experience the roof-top bar and see London in all its glory, I booked a table and then what happened? It rained. Did that deter us?  Of course it didn’t – we are true Brits after all, nor did it deter the rest of London since the bar was packed […]

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Barrafina

Sam & Eddie Hart are opening their latest Barrafina, on a corner site in Covent Garden’s Adelaide Street thisweek with a 29-seater marble top bar, state-of-the-art open kitchen and hand-drawn artwork by illustrator Lucinda Rodgers adorning the walls. Executive head chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho has created a menu featuring classic and contemporary tapas including new dishes such as Carpaccio of Mediterranean prawns with bonito and Chargrilled milk fed lamb’s kidneys – inspired by his recent trips to Spain – alongside Barrafina favourites like Chipirones and Crisp fried artichokes. In addition to tapas, there’s also a focus on family feast style […]

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