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The New Tea-riffic Taiwan Teahouse

Any excuse to drink a cup of tea and we’re all over it. If there’s something us Brits know all too well it’s that a cup of tea makes everything better. Quit your job? Cup of tea. Chipped a nail? Cup of tea. Lost the semi-finals of the world cup against Croatia? OK, sorry too far but, cup of tea. The news that XU will transform into an authentic Taiwan teahouse during the day has got our excitement brewing – brewing, get it? Anyway… There will be a special offer of 50% for their launch too as an incentive for […]

The Handbook Meets

The Handbook Meets Judy Joo

Judy Joo had already had a career on Wall Street before she decided to swap to doing something she was really passionate about – cooking. Having received her Grand Diplome in pastry arts she moved to London in 2007 and worked for the likes of Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, The Fat Duck and The Playboy Club London. Stints on television followed with Judy starring in Iron Chef UK and Iron Chef America. In 2014 she opened the doors to her first restaurant as chef patron, the modern Korean restaurant Jinjuu. We caught up to talk about following your dreams, Korean food […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

MasterChef Finalists Host The Jam Shed Supper Club

MasterChef, the pinnacle of amateur cheffing! The intense high-pressure show has contestants and viewers sweating as they battle it out. And now it’s your chance to watch them in action, front of you. Six MasterChef finalists will be showcasing their signature summer menus as The Jam Shed Supper Club hits a new rooftop venue. Offering the perfect summer’s dining experience with a spectacular view of the River Thames, the MasterChef finalists include: London-based DJ Steve Kielty, duo Alexandra Jorge and George Kallias, Nawamin Pinpathomrat, David Crichton, and food writer Emma Spitzer. It’s an opportunity to taste the culinary creations by some of Britain’s […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Hellmann’s Deli Exchange For Sandwich Lovers

I’m a sucker for a good sandwich, especially with mayonnaise as it’s my favourite condiment. So imagine my excitement to hear that the geniuses over at mayo HQ Hellmann’s will be opening the ‘Deli Exchange’ this July. It’s a truly unique pop-up that will host two of the world’s best delis to share their own world renowned, award winning sandwiches with Londoners for the very first time. It’s going to be a deli-sandwich-light! This exclusive Soho pop-up opens next week, with back-to-back residencies from the world-famous deli aficionados. Hellmann’s is bringing in two world-renowned and award-winning deli owners Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, which has over […]

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Openings & Launches

Assembly London: Covent Garden’s Latest Hotel

Stay at the brand new Assembly London and follow their mantra to ‘Get Up and Go.’ Assembly is located in the heart of the West End, between Soho and Covent Garden, so guests have no choice but immerse themselves fully in the city. Concierge is equipped to help people feel like true locals, instructing them where all the secret spots for Londoners are located. Rooms are modern and sleek, only offering what modern hotel guests really want and need. Come and enjoy luxe beds and showers, sound proofing, air conditioning (necessary in this heat wave!) and incredibly fast WiFi. No […]

Openings & Launches

Tap 13: Tooting’s No Waste Bar Opens

DSC Group the team behind Donostia Social Club, The Tapas Room and DSC Imports has just opened Tap 13, a zero-waste tap bar in Tooting Broadway Market and it sounds right up our street. Making its home in The Cave, a space in the market home to pasta restaurant Mamma Mia! and Ulam, the Filipino sizzling dish concept, Tap 13 has no bottles, no mixers, no disposables, recyclable kegs and no straws. Basically, no waste. If you think that it just means 13 different craft beers you’d be wrong, they’ve got three cocktails, three wines,  one frizzante, two ciders and […]

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Is this Camden’s Best Indian?

What: I must admit, we have been blessed with sunshine this summer and little beats a stroll through the tourist-stained streets of Camden during June, awash with food stalls and Amy Winehouse devotees. A recent Sunday took myself and a friend to Camden to review Namaaste Kitchen, (and to watch Harry Kane score goal after goal in the England V Panama). Namaaste Kitchen is an award-winning Indian restaurant offering a new lunch menu, and whilst the sunshine coupled with Indian lunchtime cuisine could be deemed bizarre, the foods sumptuous tastes distracted us from the weather outside.  The Setting: Namaaste Kitchen […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

British Food Tour Supper Nights at Blueprint Café

Sample the best produce Britain has to offer at Blueprint Café. The newly refurbished spot is offering a 4-part dinner series to showcase homegrown food and alcohol, giving guest a chance to see all UK cuisine can be. The food comes after chef Mini Patel invited local brewers, winemakers, distillers and fishmongers to show off their finest products, and the result is a Thursday night supper each week to take diners around the country with each bite. The next dinner will center around the wines of South Downs. Nyetimber’s Steffan Griffiths will be bringing the choicest bottles to pair up […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

10 London Pubs with Fine Dining

Us Londoners love a good ol’ gastropub, fact. Which is why we’re lucky our capital is awash with them, providing a dose of Victorian buildings, coveted Yorkshire puds and the odd cocker spaniel lying by the front door. Suckers for tradition, and fine dining of course, we’ve been on a mission to scout out the best of a very good bunch, to show you that you don’t always have to ravish at The Ritz to get a good supper. So, whether it’s sausages and mash tickling your fancy or a good old crème brûlée, these pit-stop pubs have got it […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Ultimate Fried Chicken Championship Returns

London’s fried chicken game is strong. It’s clucking strong and it is only growing, which is why last year KERB set about celebrating the very best chicken traders with the Bucket List. The ultimate chicken-off between street traders and fried chicken purveyors, all competing to be the boss of the birds (rather like Love Island) and it’s set to return next week. Across the two days, eight of the best fried-chicken creators from KERB and guests will battle it out to be named the KERB Colonel and to win the golden cock. Those taking on the challenge are: Mother Flipper, […]

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