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Byron Craft Beer

What would help wash down a particularly delicious burger? Why, beer of course! At least, that's what the brains behind Byron thought ahead of this very week, the one which sees the chain's launch of its new craft beer list.  Some of the few that are available at your nearest Byron are… Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Kellerweis, the Hawaiian Longboard and Racer 5 IPA from California. All the regulars will still feature, so if you're a fan of the Camden Hills lager, Brooklyn Lager and the Byron Pale Ale, all is certainly not lost. Bottoms up! www.byronhamburgers.com/

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Vivek Singh: The Cookbook

You know him for his delectable restaurants The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and for his array of cookbooks, The Cinnamon Club Cookbook, The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook and Curry: Classic and Contemporary, but renowned Indian chef Vivek Singh has another trick up his sleeve. In November, he launches yet another book for culinary types: Cinnamon Kitchen, The Cookbook. Inside, there's compelling fusion between authentic Indian ingredients and Western cooking techniques. It's a glossy, photograph-heavy tome, making it simple to use and a delight to draw inspiration from.  It launches 8th November, and will retail for £25. Don't miss […]

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O-food

Head over to Shoreditch’s Rivington Street to check out O-food, the new pop up fast food bar set up by Jens Hannibal, Daniel Flösser and Roel Philippart and serving up delicious Nordic dishes using fresh and sustainable ingredients. Aim of the game is to show people low-impact alternatives to meat-based fast food. The fish it uses are non- ‘Big Five’ (haddock, prawns, tuna, cod and salmon). The popularity of the five types of fish creates problems when it comes to replenish-able fishing stock. O-food uses fish sourced from low impact fisheries in Kent along with fresh, locally sourced vegetables from […]

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Bompas & Parr’s Mercedes Drive Thru

Get set for a drive through – Bompas & Parr style. Digital interview magazine "The Avant/Garde Diaries" is hosting an interdisciplinary art and dining experience from 14 and 16 September. It’s being curated by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr who are creating a temporary, driveable restaurant in the lobby of the old Selfridges Hotel. And together with multimedia collective the Jason Bruges Studio, will present a spectacular mix of food and light art designed to turn the enjoyment of in-car-dining into an “exceptional sensory experience”. That’s where Mercedes comes in. The marque is promoting its new A-Class which we hear […]

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Aveqia

Following its success in its native Sweden, new restaurant concept Aveqia is set to launch next month in Farringdon. We’re talking the opportunity for groups and individuals alike (amateurs to aficionados) to cook together with Michelin starred chefs in state-of-the- art kitchens.  With a capacity of 80 guests per session, the venue will house a bar, lounge and five kitchens each with their own dining room. Interior designer and architect Jenny Andersson has decked the kitchens out in top of the range equipment from Gaggeneau and Siemens to create a space that is a combination of both a Michelin starred restaurant […]

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The Belgravia Games

The Olympics may be all but over but next month, The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is hosting its own Belgravia Games. The restaurant will be transformed with oversized games and a specially created Sloane’s Gin infused menu. Visitors will be able to while away the afternoon playing favourite childhood games including giant versions of Connect 4, Kerplunk, Jenga and a mega buzz wire after enjoying head chef Martin Gabler boozy fayre. Must-trys include Pan-fried sea bass flambéed in gin with herb butter sauce with basil pesto tomatoes and sautéed spinach and Gin and tonic sorbet served with fresh raspberries. […]

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Wahaca

Thomasina Miers’ Wahaca is launching its eighth site on Charlotte Street this weekend with a Mexican deli, a tortaría-takeaway and the UK’s first bar specialising in Mezcal. Oh yes and it’s also introducing a breakfast menu! Throughout the day a Mexican tortaría market shop called Wahacito will be offering a selection of dishes to take away giving keen cooks the chance to pick up hard-to-find Mexican ingredients. Open from 8am it will serve a full breakfast menu available to eat in or to go. You’ll find breakfast burritos with fillings ranging from Brindisa’s chorizo to the vegetarian special of spinach, […]

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Grouse with Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan really believes in the beauty that is the game season, and in fact, ever since this year's Glorious Twelfth, he's been talking and serving little else. Corrigan's is deep into its game season: until 2nd September, this fine Mayfair restaurant is still offering its Glorious Grouse three-course menu, which includes options like Grouse Pie for two, Grouse consomme', Grouse with Game Sausage and a collection of delectable desserts to accompany it all, too. It's £45 per person. If you miss it, not to worry. In October, the restaurant's monthly wine lunch will be dedicated wholly to the matching […]

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Celebrity Chefs at Quaglinos

Have you found somewhere to watch the Paralympics yet? Well, look no further than revered and delicious restaurant, Quaglino's.  What could be more tempting: every time Team GB pick up a gold in any event, the kind people at Quaglino's will be offering a complimentary glass of champagne for all the necessary celebrations. There will also be live coverage, all day long, of all the fun and games being had over in East London. There are other reasons to visit the celebrated Mayfair restaurant in the coming weeks, however.  From 24th September, cheese will be taking centre stage. Jonathan Dupont, […]

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House 19

Exclusive private members’ club Home House is celebrating House 19, the re-launch of the club’s restaurant and bar plus the appointment of a new head chef and exciting new menus. House 19 is the latest addition to the entertaining spaces of No 20, the bars and rooms of No 21, the secret courtyard garden and subterranean night spot, The Vaults. The design by Martin Kemp underlines the club’s ethos of eccentricity and opulent eclecticism. Comfortable dark grey banquettes will welcome guests in to the newly refurbished House 19 Bar where hand-painted charcoal panels complement deep peppermint walls, slipper chairs and […]

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