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Relive The Summer Of Love Island (In Fulham)

We’re not that sad to see the end of summer, the searing heat that kept us up into the small hours, made the tube unbearable and an un-airconditioned office a work environment something like being receptionist in Hades. But there’s one aspect of summer we are already missing terribly. Yes, it’s Love Island. The ITV2 hit reality show dominated our summer, our thoughts and certainly our office chat. So whether you’re pining for Jack and Dani or you’re longing for 10pm sunsets and the smell of suncream Fulham Beach Club has the ultimate party to send off the hottest summer […]

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A Month In The Shoes Of A Food Critic: All Of August’s Reviews

We sent out our one-man all-you-can-eat contest, Lottie (who is also our new features writer), to chew her way through London this month. Enjoy her musings on her munchings, as well as cameos by yours truly, Charlotte and Emily. Smoke & Salt What: Small space for Emily’s big appetite… Why: Chefs Aaron Webster and Remi Williams met working in The Shed and now they’re working in a shipping container. Editor Emily headed down to check out what the fuss is about and despite the whole thing existing in a space smaller than the average bedsit, the result sounds like a […]

Openings & Launches

Ginspiration comes to Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf, a let-down in many ways, not least the fact that I’ve never seen a single canary there, even on the DLR. Perhaps they’ve got a cat problem. But finally there’s a reason for cheer in the in the land of drab skyscrapers, a sweetshop inspired gin terrace is coming. Plateau Restaurant, in Canada Place, have partnered with ginoisseurs Sipsmith to come up with a gin terrace guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of even the most hardened emerging markets trader. Located on the 4th floor, the terrace sees The Sipsmith Team infusing six unique gins, using their classic […]

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Kahani, The Restaurant Set To Be The Talk Of Chelsea

Chelsea is set to get a new restaurant this month, Kahani, from chef Peter Joseph. Having been the executive chef at Tamarind for ten years where he helped the restaurant maintain its Michelin star, Peter is now venturing out on his own with his first solo venture and he’s secured a rather nice spot in Chelsea to start. Opening opposite Cadogan Hall, Kahani which means ‘story’ in Hindi will be inspired by Peter’s upbringing in Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India but will use seasonal and sustainable British ingredients as a nod to his other home. Bringing a sense […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Hottest August Openings

London is always quieter in August and it seems as if the restaurant openings have taken a bit of a back seat too as there have only been a handful of openings this month. That said it’s quality over quantity and this month we have seen the opening of Leicester Square’s first rooftop terrace, a new Pergola in Olympia of all places and a 24 hour club in East London. Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square What: Leicester Square’s 1st Rooftop Bar Why: Hotel Indigo can now say it is home to the only rooftop terrace in Leicester Square. […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The World’s Largest Saké Festival is Coming to London

If you’ve ever had Sake before, you’ll know it’s one of those slow burners on the alcohol front. You kinda think things are going well as you tuck into your second sushi of the night when wham! Your head’s in the ramen. In other words, some sake has the tendency to really kick a man whilst he’s down, which is why it’s probably best enjoyed alongside a big helping of Japanese food to help batten down the hatches. We completely adore sake however, as do a whole host of you, which is why the largest sake festival in the world, […]

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Gymkhana Chef Goes It Alone With New Soho Venture

We’re already going berserk for Berenjak. The middle eastern weather may have passed, but a little corner of Soho will be bringing the look, feel and vibe of Tehran to right to Romilly Street this October.. Berenjak is the brainchild of founder and chef Kian Samyani, who aims to recereate the classic hole-in-the-wall kabab houses that line the streets of Tehran. And Samyani has plenty of experience to draw from; the Iranian chef not only grew up surrounded by incredible Iranian cooking  back home, but in the UK he’s worked at Gymkhana and Brigadiers and has won the support of restauranteurs Karam Jyo and Sunaina Sethi who are backing […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Take a Chance on this Mamma Mia-Themed Afternoon Tea

What: If the key to a good relationship is proximity (as I suspect it is) then The Waldorf Hilton, London has chosen well to partner with Novello Theatre, a minimal 21 second jaunt next door. To celebrate the partnership, which commemorates the recent release of Mammia Mia 2, The Waldorf Hilton has created a special themed afternoon tea which is available until 10th September. The Look: A special area at the front of the hotel has been prepared exclusively for the afternoon tea that low-key plays a Mamma Mia playlist to bring the experience to life. Although I liked the intimate […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

These London Milkshakes Will Bring All The Boys to The Yard

These shakes are bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S . They’re also chocolate, strawberry and any number of flavours between. Welcome to London’s best shakes…   Ben’s Canteen What: There’s no can’t in canteen Why: Credit-where-credit’s-due Ben’s Canteen do a bloody good milkshake they absolutely belongs in this list. The brunch maestros who do a fantastic burger and a pretty mean bottomless everything also produce some of London’s best milkshakes. Available in chocolate, vanilla or banana and peanut butter, you can also opt to make it ‘hard’ by adding rum, whisky or cognac. Where: Battersea and Earlsfield Website: www.benscanteen.com   All Star Lanes What: […]

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Cosy Up This Autumn at This New Library Bar

What: Never ones to do things by halves, the city juggernaut that is The Ned has recently opened its seventeenth bar, yes that’s right seventeenth and this time it’s an intimate Library Bar focusing on Champagne and martinis. New? Yes it opened last month. Of course being in The Ned, it’s going to be popular with those going for drinks after work, but get in there now before the winter sets in when we can guarantee this snug bar will be all the more busy. The Look: Tucked away to the side of Cecconi’s, Library Bar is a cosy space […]

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Why this Michelin starred Indian restaurant probably beats your local

What? J-K-S: Three letters that may not mean much to you, JKS Restaurants is the sibling-run group behind Gymkhana, Hoppers, and most recently, Brigadiers. Not only that, but Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina also back the likes of Bao, Lyle’s and Sabor so you know you’re in for a good feed at any one of the eateries they put their name to – this time, it’s Trishna’s turn in the limelight. Head away from Brick Lane and give Tooting Broadway a miss; Trishna really is in a league of its own. Well, a Michelin star doesn’t lie… New? Karam Sethi opened […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The burger you do-nut want to miss

There’s a new day of the year every day it seems…yes, this might sound obvious, but I mean days like “national save a ladybird” day or “national toothache day”, yep, it does exist sometime in January… Suffice to say, we’re never not celebrating something or other. National Burger Day however? Well that’s head-turner, which is why we’re all super-duper excited for the big ol’event on 23rdof August. Giving all you burger-bandits the chance to scoot to your nearest bun and beef joint to grab one. However, alternatively you could feast your eyes on this: Heliot Steak House are launching their savoury, […]

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