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Damson & Co Comes to Soho

Soho gets a welcome injection of great British food and drink thanks to the arrival of Damson and Co, a new deli, bakery and coffee shop. Comfort your conscience with locally sourced ingredients in a casual, eco friendly environment. However you like your eggs in the morning, Damson and Co can do it – poached, royal, benedict, florentine served on toasted English muffin or smoked a-top steamed asparagus. Start the day with a Damson coffee delivered to the store by bicycle or enjoy your afternoon tea with a freshly baked carrot cake! Later on enjoy a variety of charcuterie boards […]

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Shakeshack

Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack London has just opened in Covent Garden Piazza. Hailing from NYC, Shake Shack is a modern day American “roadside” burger stand known for its burgers, flat- top dogs and frozen custard. Outdoor seating flanks the columns on South Row and extends into the vast glass atrium in the Market Building. Floors are either flagstone or reclaimed Victorian and tabletops have been sourced from old bowling alley lanes. Together with the wooden chairs and booths, all have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The menu features all the Shake Shack favourites including the signature ShackBurger, SmokeShack, […]

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Rum Shack at Skylounge

Club tropicana chic has arrived in the City with the all-new Rum Shack, a rooftop pop-up at Skylounge London. Expect Caribbean-style food and drink, smooth grooves, reggae rhythms and a 360-degree view. But a 12 storey elevator ride above the city and you’ve got an authentic island experience complete with a rainbow-bright beach shack. Drink Red Stripe beer or jugs of Mojito made from Havana Club rum and mint from the bar’s own garden. Beach-food favourites include Salt fish fritters with hot sauce, All-spice monkfish and prawn skewers, Vegetarian Jamaican patties and Marinated jerk chicken wrap with rice and peas. […]

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Rooftop Productions

The Roof Garden’s of Kensington are marking their 75th anniversary as one of London’s most spectacular and extraordinary locations. To commence the festivities, they will be teaming up with Heartbreak productions to put on 2 live shows within their picturesque Tudor gardens. On Monday the 5th July the garden’s will feature a family friendly, interactive, production which invites guests to join Alice in the rooftop wonderland. On the 6th, 11th and 12th, evening productions of Romeo and Juliet and hog roasts will complement the Tudor surroundings. These rooftop productions will mark the beginning of this summer’s anniversary celebrations and are […]

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Notting Hill Kitchen

Taking over the site of the former Notting Hill Brasserie on Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Kitchen marks a new and exciting take on modern Portuguese and Spanish cuisine. The spot was snapped up by a group of food and wine enthusiasts with a wealth of experience in both the restaurant and wine trade. The aim of the game is to introduce the best ingredients Portugal and Spain have to offer as cooked up by chef Luis Baena. His eclectic menu offers  a selection of grazing dishes and shared plates throughout the day in its Spanish style bar as well […]

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Peeking into Private Lives

Trendy bar Kettner’s hosted the after party of Noel Coward's comedy of manners Private Lives, which took place at Gielgud Theatre last night. Helena Bonham Carter, Minnie Driver, Thandie Newton and Kathy Lette were among the audience of the play which focuses on a divorced couple who discover that they are honeymooning with their new spouses in neighbouring rooms at the same hotel.   Anna Chancellor, Toby Stephens and Anthony Calf star in the Chichester Festival Theatre production which is directed by Jonathan Kent. Tickets are available now www.privateliveswestend.com  

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Coronation tea at 51 Buckingham Gate

In the wake of last year’s Diamond Jubilee, 51 Buckingham gate is launching its coronation afternoon tea from the 8th to 31st of July to mark its 60th anniversary this year. The quaint menu includes a mixture of traditional favorites such as the Baked coconut pyramid whilst the Pimm’s glazed British strawberry tart puts a modern spin on the retro classic. Inspired by the spread at the 1953 coronation, executive chef Vikas Milhoutra has also designed a special 3 course dinner menu in Bistro 51, inviting people to dine like royalty! www.51-buckinghamgate.com

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SOHO DINER

With perfect Independence Day timing, Soho House’s brand new Soho Diner launches today on the former site of Boheme Kitchen & Bar. Interiors  are inspired by the traditional American diner and the restaurant will offer both booth and counter top dining around a central bar, serving a blend of French and American food. Soho Diner follows the Electric Diner, which launched in December 2012, and is similarly a creative collaboration between Nick Jones and Chicago chef, Brendan Sodikoff. The culinary trendsetter owns Chicago restaurant Au Cheval, upon which both diners are based. The restaurant will open from 11am through to […]

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Bonnie Gull at Feast

Brick Lane is throwing a good old fashion food party this weekend, as Feast, London’s all consuming food experience arrives tomorrow for  four days. Music, art and of course food collide, as some of London’s favourite and top chefs cook up some great dishes including the guys from Salt Yard, Patty and  Bun and Kitchenette. And with the menu in your hands, you can grab a bit of this and that, sample something over there and go back for seconds, thirds and we dare you, fourths; all set to a back ground of exciting art installations and a soundtrack of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Brand new brunch at Ben’s Canteen

Come the weekend, there is only one place you need to be headed for brunch: Ben’s Canteen  and even more so now they have added new super exciting dishes to the menu.  For those looking to be healthy after a heavy Friday or Saturday night, then five fruit salad with toasted seeds, yoghurt and local Wandsworth honey is for you. Or seeing as Summer has now arrived,  it is forecast to be mid twenties this Saturday, then the Summer berry pancakes with yoghurt would be perfect, eaten outside under the awning, watching the world go by. If the night before […]

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