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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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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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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 […]

Openings & Launches

The Victoria Street Food Market We’re Pascha-nate About

The mantra being thrown around is ‘from dance hall to market hall,’ as one of the world’s most renowned (and sweaty, Sambuca-shot filled) nightclubs turns its music off  for the sake of food. That’s right, the abandoned arcade that once was Pacha super-club will turn into Market Halls this autumn, becoming a sought-after spot for locals and respite for visitors to the city. When we think hall, we may well think of school… and various plates of food flying across said room. Market Halls takes school to sophistication, with a space as glam as the girls going to Pacha looked […]

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Big News: Idris Elba is Opening a Cocktail Bar in London

Forget the will he won’t he be James Bond talk, because this story is actually true and it’s happening soon. Idris Elba is adding another string to his bow so that he’ll now be actor/director/DJ/cocktail bar owner. That’s right the Luther star and director of Yardie is teaming up with twins Lee and Nicky Caulfield to open The Parrot at The Waldorf Hilton. Whilst we don’t know all the details yet, we can tell you that it’s going to be an intimate set up with space for just 60, cocktails will be tropical themed, there’ll be a live band every […]

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Openings & Launches

Is This Going To Be The Yummy Mummiest Café In London?

You can already hear the battle cries of ‘dah-ling’ as the yummy mummy brigade point their Bugaboos and Silver Crosses toward South Kensington and roll their pramzers over the Fulham border. The yummy mummies are coming! Take cover. Their target? There’s a new Daylesford opening. Britain’s wholly more wholesome answer to Wholefoods, Daylesford is now on its fifth store. This latest, at the top of Sloane Avenue, will compliment their Pimlico, Notting Hill, Marylebone and Gloucestershire shops, and like them will act as the farm shop for the Bamford Family’s estates in Staffordshire and the Cotswolds. If Jilly Cooper had […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of London’s Most Edible Bakeries

When you live in a capital where there are bakeries by the dozen, it’s hard to know where to choose! London is awash with sweet spots, from plaited loaves, to baked goods to cakes that look like they’ve fallen for heaven. Sweet tooth or no, there’s something for everyone when it comes to London’s bakeries, and we want a piece of all of them! So why not give one of them a visit? It’s a piece of cake! Kova Patisserie Kova Patisserie boasts a whole lotta green, primarily in the form of matcha, matcha and more matcha! The Soho based Japanese patisserie specialises […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Cocktail Menus Shaking Up London

‘Cocktail’, except for the slightly anatomical reference, it’s got to be our favourite word. ‘Want to come for cocktails?’, ‘I’m just mixing a cocktail’, how great does that sound? Well, thankfully we live in quite possibly the perfect city to make the most of them. And with cocktail week around the corner (expect plenty of noise from us then), it’s cocktail menu unveiling season with plenty of new menus hitting London’s bars and restaurants. So here’s our roundup of some of the most enjoyable or just down-right intriguing. GŎNG Bang a GŎNG! We’re drinking the highest cocktail in London! The […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Riverside Barbecue Festival Coming To Tower Bridge

What’s the official end to the summer? A Facebook feed filled with uniformed children stood by their front doors? Swallows flying south for the winter? No, as far as we’re concerned it’s the annual Butler’s Wharf BBQ Feastival. Butler’s Wharf, the Thames-side restaurant enclave at, you guessed it, Butlers Wharf, will be giving punters the chance to sample unlimited barbecue dishes from each of their restaurants (Blueprint Café, Butlers Wharf Chophouse, Cantina de Ponte and Le Pont de la Tour), not to mention a cocktail from the restaurant of their choice. The ‘feastival’ (which is a festival with another ‘a’ and bunch […]

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Openings & Launches

Hotel Café Royal Open a David Bowie Inspired Bar

When David Bowie came to throw a retirement party for his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, in the 1970 he chose the notorious Café Royal, the central London haunt of celebrities and creatives and now in honour of both Bowie and Ziggy Stardust, Hotel Café Royal is opening a new bar, Ziggy’s. Opening on the 20th September, the new bar will be a playful tribute to the singer with cocktails inspired by both Bowie’s life and his famous album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ with each drink named after a lyric from the record. […]

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