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Club 150: The Champagne Pop-Up At St Pancras

If you’re heading to France at full speed ahead, don’t miss the chance to experience at St Pancras before jumping on the Eurostar. The Champagne Bar is partnering up with Perrier-Jouët this summer to create Club 150, a beach terrace pop-up, inspired by France’s most covetable coastline and paying homage to St Pancras that was built 150 years ago. You can sit back and enjoy art, Champagne, gin cocktails and a food menu celebrating the best of UK and France. When it comes to the menu, it’s curated for guests to experience an ‘England meets France’ vibe – highlights include […]

Openings & Launches

Belsize Park Gets a New Local

As the 1st of August lands today, office chats have been peppered with comments inclusive of “where’s the year gone?”, “time has flown by” and, brace yourselves, “it’ll be Christmas soon”. However, with the advent of a new month comes exciting things too and not just a sour attitude towards time flying the older we get! Introducing The Belrose, a pub providing an eclectic drinks range to help you celebrate the coming of August. Yes, that’s right, open today is Belsize Park’s latest pub addition which will also serve up Italian-inspired food through the use of its big ol’ clay […]

Openings & Launches

Top Venues That Opened in July

July, it’s been a scorcher and not just because of the weather, there’s been a whole host of new restaurants and bars opening, from new sky high bars in the Gherkin and bakeries in Marylebone to Indian restaurants in Kingston. Here are the best new openings to check out this month. Manifesto What: Seasonal Pizzeria Why: Clapham saw the opening of Manifesto this month, a new seasonal pizzeria with pizzas starting at just £6. Using the best ingredients, flour will be sourced from Molino Pasini who have been producing flour for over eighty years under the same family whilst mozzarella […]

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Openings & Launches

Grab a Kebab at the New BabaBoom Islington

Your favourite kebabs are coming to Islington! BabaBoom is expanding to make their charcoal-grilled creations available to even more people. Made-from-scratch, Middle Eastern meats are still the focus of the new shop, but there are some new stars on the menu. Think Baba’s beer (their own special draught by Belville Brewing Co.) and weekly #poweredbykebab special events. There will even be £5 kebabs during the weekdays – power lunch, anyone? The new location will obviously carry on their famed weekend brunch, including dishes like their Good Morning Kebab- date-glazed bacon, harissa labneh and sumac fried eggs. Get excited to enjoy even […]

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Reviews

We Review Café Forty One’s Vegan Afternoon Tea

What: La Suite West has always had a vegan restaurant but things have taken a sweeter turn as they have replaced it with London’s first vegan French patisserie, Café Forty One. Although there is an emphasis on sweeter foods like afternoon tea and daily pastries, it is still very much a restaurant and has a savoury menu. New? Café Forty One launched 11th July 2018. On The Menu: Head Chef Clarisse Flon, a speciality vegan chef, is in charge of the menu which has the likes of Chipotle cheese with caramelised onion chutney and rocket on rye bread and a Brioche […]

Openings & Launches

Tish Opens: A Celebration of Feasting, Food and Family

David S Levin has always dreamed of opening his own restaurant, over the years he has perfected his skills cooking for family and friends and now the time has come for him to open the doors to Tish, a contemporary kosher restaurant and bar serving up Jewish heritage family favourites. Opening in Belsize Park, the restaurant will be serving up a dairy-free menu of both classic and modern dishes. Heading up the kitchen will be John Ellison, formerly Head Chef of Bob Bob Ricard. He’ll be starting the day with a menu of Challah French toast with pear compote and […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Open-Air Films at Camden’s Rooftop Cinema

Calling all British cinema fans! Also calling all rooftop garden fans! Fest Camden Roof Gardens is opening a brand new rooftop cinema to celebrate this stellar summer. The new spot is crammed with hanging plants, lush greenery, a pergola, tropical ambience and seating galore, so no one will have a bad view of the huge screen. With the very best of British film set to play- think Human Traffic, Austin Powers, Snatch, Four Lions and so many more- this experience is a must-attend. A range of food and drink options are available and delivered straight to your seat, so you […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Get Down at the Peru Independence Day Fiesta

This weekend head to East London’s Ceviche Old St for a night of mucho, mucho fun. The award-winning restaurant/music venue/art gallery is having a huge fiesta to celebrate Peru’s Independence Day, so get ready. Food will be an eclectic blend of flavours from the country’s coast, mountains and capital city of Lima, and you can feast as you jam out to a rotating line-up of live DJs. The meal will include Ceviche favourites like Nikkei ceviche and Anticucho beef skewers in a Panca chilli marinade, Lomo Saltado, seafood stew and so much more. Peruvian street food classics like tamal steamed […]

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Health & Wellness

The Cafe Where You Pay in Kindness

If you think there’s no such thing as a free lunch, well think again, because kindness will soon become the currency for scrumptious snacking. Vegans and vegetarians, might have come across Gosh! in most major supermarkets but this time it’s making an entrance to the London food scene. Gosh! is founded on the philosophy that we should be kind to our bodies, so why not extend that very same message to everyone’s way of life? They are opening a pop-up café that will provide a free snack pot from 11am-3pm, serving Sweetcorn & Quinoa bites, Sweet Potato Pakora and other tasty morsels […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

London’s Best Wine And Cheese Joints

Man may be unable to live by bread alone, but throw in some wine and cheese and he could probably do just fine. Give us a bottle of fermented grapes and a plate of coagulated milk proteins and we are set for life, and where better to do it than at these unmissable London cheese and wine joints. And if you needed more of a reason then today is national cheese and wine day. WC Clapham What: Flush With Options Why: Public toilets and cheeseboards should never Venn. Ever. Except, that is, when you’re at Clapham Common and the public convenience […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rhythm Kitchen: Must-Try Caribbean Restaurant

What: It’s been blazing for weeks, and this sunshine won’t let up! But we’re not the only ones burning – Rhythm Kitchen in Walthamstow (you’ll also find them at Westfield, Stratford) is cooking up a fiery Caribbean menu. The Setting: You’ll find Rhythm Kitchen just two minutes from Walthamstow Central station. Fortunately, they came into the space of a previous Caribbean restaurant and gained its predecessors’ following with their authentic cooking that’s modern and marinated with very special seasonings experimented by founder and Walthamstow-local Delroy ‘The Jerkfather’ Dixon. Entering the suburbs, it’s family orientated and the restaurant adds to this bringing the […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

44 Berkeley Square: Where to Party in Mayfair

There are three essential things you need to for any party: a great venue, the right sort of music for your guests (and if you’re inviting me, please not mind-numbing trance) and of course enough food and drink. If you’ve got those three then everything else will fall into place. If you’re starting to think about end of year parties (we won’t be saying the C word yet) then there’s a new place in town – 44 Berkeley Square, the former home of the world-famous Annabel’s. Originally designed by Mark Birley in 1963 the new incarnation of the venue retains […]

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