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Bake ON: It’s National Cake Week!

It’s the first week of October which can only mean one thing – Paul Hollywood is lucratively giving out his famous handshake on Bake Off…oh, and it’s National Cake Week! Founded by Lynn Hill in 2011, it’s a time to let the sweet tooth come out to play, if only for a week, and indulge at some of our favourite cake haunts. Cake week, we’ll never dessert you… Palm Vaults If Wes Anderson owned a cafe, the chances are it would look like this! Palm Vaults in Hackney screams pastel shades and wicker chairs and greenery. Their menu is coloured with […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Coffee Day: 5 of the Best Coffee Shops

With the advent of a new month also comes National Coffee Day! That said, it seems like every day is National Coffee Day for us brits, what with our constant flow of e-mails and diaries bursting at the seems. The day also conveniently falls on a Monday, a day that – more than any – we crave that coffee fix. So, whether you’re spending the day hot desking your head off, or if you just absolutely love the liquid, here are five of our favourite places to espresso some coffee excitement. Grind With 19k plus Instagram followers, David Abrahamovitch is […]

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Fanny Steaming And 5 Other Reasons To Hate Gwyneth Paltrow’s Notting Hill Pop-Up

There’s a new pop-up that’s somehow made its way across the Atlantic and onto Westbourne Grove without anyone batting an eyelid. Welcome Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s oh-so-nutty shop. If you’re looking for ground-zero of vaginal steaming, 24 karat gold dildos and endless goats milk then here it is. The physical outworking of Gwynnie’s blog ‘Goop’, the pop-up has just opened and we can only hope it’s going to be as dotty as it should be. So before we check out the opening in person, here  are six times that Goop has made us want to slam our fingers in the car door… […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Is This The Sexiest Chinese Food In Town?

What: So while most of us might be used to eating Chinese food on our laps in front of the telly, high-end Chinese restaurant Park Chinois has a more luxurious idea of dinner and entertainment. Replace Chinese from your local take-away with Mayfair standard Asian cuisine and replace watching Gogglebox with top-quality cabaret. New? Park Chinois is at the forefront of London’s fast-growing cabaret scene, so while they’re dab hands at putting on a show, their latest offering is brand new. First Impression: The opulence at Park Chinois is palpable, as soon as I put my pauper foot through the door […]

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The Saville Row Resto That Suits Us

What: Savile Row is such a contemporary London staple that the mention of it rings with richness, enticing images of after work suit wearers sipping on red wine, propped against an up-market pub deluxe. Yes, Savile Row is the Mayfair street known for its traditional bespoke tailoring for men and on it lies Sartoria, which translates to tailor in Italian, a very suit-able restaurant discovery. Of course, Sartoria and its Italian cuisine was far from just being suitable, instead we were charmed if not bewitched by its sultry glamour. Going along on a Wednesday evening after a day in the […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Dante NYC Cocktail Bar Shakes up an Inferno

Quite a few noteworthy things have popped out from New York; from the Waldorf salad and teddy bears to the Tom Collins and pneumatic railway. It’s an innovative city and whenever anything New York City related steps in to any walk of life, we kinda know it’s going to be grandiose, big and probably done pretty darn well! Which is why the news of Dante NYC popping up in Quaglino’s bar is something to shout about. The menu on offer will consist of 10 drinks which can be enjoyed over the space of the week-long residency. This sumptuous list will […]

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The NYC Inspired Boozy Brunch That’s Just Landed in Soho

What: There’s something rather disappointing about going back to your usual night out haunt during the day, the appeal is lost, the floors are normally sticky with last night’s drinks and the atmosphere is understandably dead. Not at Spuntino though, the Soho restaurant known for their raucous nights are giving us a reason to return the next day, they’re throwing their cards on the table with the launch of a bottomless brunch and take it from us, it’s a good one. New? Relatively, the brunch launched back in August, Spuntino itself though has been around since 2011, which for a […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Right Royal Brunch Arrives

Brunch just got the royal treatment. No, not a story about Meghan Markle’s latest morning routine (The Tig, how we miss you!) but instead news that Indian restaurant Jamavar will be turning their Michelin star talent toward the our favourite culinary portmanteau (‘dunch’ can get in the sea). The Royal Brunch is inspired by the seven princely states of India, and takes dishes from each very different region of the sub continent. Commenting on the new opening, Jamavar co-founder Samyukta Nair puts it like this: “Much like Jamavar, The Royal Brunch will be inspired by the Viceroy’s exuberant home in […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Board Game Bars: Will You Take The Risk?

Feeling bored? Or are you feeling board? Here’s one for the players who love to go on nights out and play the game…You know, a bit of Cluedo here and there, maybe Twister if you’re feeling groovy. Yep, here are a round-up of London’s best places to play board games. Locations that have dedicated their lives to a bit of Colonel Mustard in the library, to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your night out. As far as I was concerned the only games that existed were Monopoly, Cluedo, Battleship and Connect4, yet when Draughts café are boasting 800 plus games […]

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You Batter Try This Yorkshire Pudding Brunch

What: There are many reasons why I love autumn, for 1) the clothes, goodbye dresses that get hot and sticky and hello jumpers, tailored coats and boots 2) no more having to spend every single minute outside for fear of not making the most of the weather and 3) you can now eat comfort food again (although admittedly eating 3 burgers and 2 hotdogs as you would at a BBQ is no longer acceptable which doesn’t seem particularly fair). And I have found the perfect comfort food brunch, at Mark Hix’s restaurant Tramshed in Shoreditch. New? The brunch launched at […]

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Openings & Launches

Michelin Star Chef Marches Into Town

He got his first Michelin star last year, and now chef Andrew Wong is back with his next restaurant Kym’s, set to open in London’s latest foodie hub, Bloomberg Arcade. For those of us who were around in the 80s, you might recognise Kym’s, that’s because it was the name of Andrew’s parents’ restaurant in 1985 which Andrew and his wife Nathalie reopened as A.Wong in 2012. And keeping it close to his family and community, this new Kym’s will be a celebration of Andrew’s own journey and community. Giving his own interpretation to classic Chinese dishes, Andrew will be […]

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Best Brunches

Could We BE Any More Excited About This Friends Brunch?

If you’ve never watched Friends please, refrain from reading this. You do not deserve to cast your eyes over such divinity having not watched, possibly, the best show ever made. WHOOOPAH! The 90s Brunch is here, from central Perk to central London with a Friends themed brunch, as Janice would say here: Oh…my…God! The event comes as the result of Hip Hop Brunch LDN’s fabulous themes, and will (as is the norm) take place in a secret location. You can sit soft, with Central Perk-style mugs, whilst gossiping about the latest with your pals, hopefully without a Phoebe in the […]

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