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Tom Kerridge Set to Open Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at the Corinthia This September

The instantly recognisable, Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge will be opening his first London restaurant this September, with an equally recognisable ‘does what it says on the tin’ restaurant, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill. After announcing last year that his plans to open a restaurant at Jumeirah Carlton hotel had fallen through, another hotel stepped up and now, the restaurant will occupy the previous home of Corinthia Hotel’s restaurant Massimo. Updating their own designs, David Collins studios will be giving the restaurant a new look, with a dark green and burgundy colour palette, a rotisserie bar where diners can watch large joints of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Turns Out Our April Fool’s Joke Isn’t a Joke…

It was our absurd April Fool’s joke that seemed to have a few readers duped into believing that you really could eat dog food in Dalston – you laugh but it seems that our jinx has turned out to be true and the last laugh is on us. We’re such trendsetters. Why? Because pet food company Freshpet is offering diners the chance to eat the same food as their dogs. In a bid to show you that their food isn’t made from leftovers, chemical and artificial ingredients or waste cuts, you can eat spaghetti and meatballs chicken fajitas and shepherd’s […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

German Gymnasium Drink to our Icons

Cocktails, like pieces of art, are a thing of beauty – especially circa 5.30pm on a Friday when you’ve barged past every fellow commuter, sashayed your way on to the escalator and pushed through the tiny tube door gap, to ride off into the sunset, and get your hands on one. Well, the next time 5.30pm tolls and the Sex on the Beach isn’t ruffling your feathers anymore, how about getting yourself down to German Gymnasium’s Meister Bar to sample their brand new ‘Icons’ cocktail menu? The menu pairs 12 new cocktails with celebrated names from the catwalk, art exhibitions […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Battersea Power Station Launches Seafood Festival

Shell yeah, there’s a seafood festival coming to London? Why is it that the sea just wants me to break out in puns? Who knows, I’ll try to avoid the pier-pressure. Anyway… taking place at Battersea Power Station next week, the festival is five days of seafood, masterclasses, street food, live music and sea-theme cinema screenings. Chefs taking part in the demonstrations include Mark Hix, Vivek Singh, Tum Hughes and Francesco Mazzei whilst events include a crayfish boil at Wright Brothers; a special brunch dish at Tonkotsu; coffee masterclasses at The Coffee Works Project and a seafood lunch with plenty […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Happy July 4th at Mondrian London

Celebrate American Independence Day on this side of the pond? Normally, we wouldn’t dare, but an exception can be made for Mondrian London’s July 4th celebration. To honour their heritage in the states and the holiday, the Mondrian will be having several events in early July with an American emphasis. The hotel’s restaurant Sea Containers will kick off the fun with a special menu on the US holiday. There will be all kinds of delicious American food to be had, with Londoners getting a chance to sample ‘Maryland Crab Cakes,’ ‘All American Barbecue Ribs,’ ‘Strawberries and Cream Donuts’ and more. […]

Reviews

Laurent: Hotel Café Royal’s New Restaurant

What: With restaurants in New York, Hong Kong, and the Caribbean, internationally renowned chef, Laurent Tourondel has chosen London, the best foodie city in the world, (we’re allowed to be bias) as the home for his first European restaurant. Taking over the first floor of the Hotel Café Royal, the restaurant replaces the slightly soulless restaurant that sat on the ground floor which, in turn, now takes on the role as an impressive lobby. New? Yes, the restaurant has only just launched, we however snuck in and managed to get a preview. I say snuck in, I mean not literally […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Seven Michelin Stars? It’s How They Roll At Selfridges

This dinner is going to be the ****ing ****. No, not an expletive laden rant but the approximate number of Michelin stars coming your way if you head to alto by San Carlo on Wednesday 27th June. The restaurant on the roof of Selfridges will be playing host to some of Italy’s most renowned chefs, with a total of seven Michelin stars between them, gathered by consortium Identità Golose, and cooking up: and I’m going to copy and paste their own description which, for once, doesn’t sound hyperbolic, “an unforgettable culinary journey through the most contemporary takes on Italy’s regional […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

English Sparkling Wine, DJs and Instagram Views at Florentine

Champagne might have been at the top of the sparkling wine game for a long time, partly because the name sounds fancy and it makes us think we’ll all be that little bit more sophisticated if we drink it, but actually we should be championing all things homegrown and English sparkling wine is definitely giving it a run for its money, especially the award-winning Chapel Down.  And this summer you the English winemaker has teamed up with Florentine Restaurant & Bar to host a series of pop-up rooftop bar nights. A Curious Corner by Florentine will give you everything you […]

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Reviews

Tel Aviv Café Culture in Hampstead

What? Though I’m a southerner who lives (very) east and works (very) west, you’d be mistaken to think I’m a fully- fledged, compass-conquering Londoner. In fact, there is a very big, north-shaped gap in my familiarity – it’s one of the main things that attracted me to Café Hampstead. That, and the fact that it offers neighbourhood dining by way of Tel Aviv, read: an insight into the lives of Hampstead-ites with copious amounts of hummus thrown in to fuel the people-watching. New? Café Hampstead opened its doors a couple of months ago, a refreshing new addition to a postcode […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Forget The Footy, I’m Going Human Zorbing On Ice

Tomorrow the world will go football mad as the World Cup kicks off in Russia. I’m going to be honest and admit that I’m not a footy fan (we might or might not have gotten complaints that my Where To Watch The World Cup guide yesterday wasn’t up-beat enough) but when your only reference point is a shortlived Subuteo phase* aged nine it’s tricky to get onboard. Thankfully those guys at QUEENS on Queensway have the perfect antidote: Human Zorbing On Ice: World Cup Edition. The concept is simple, their 12,000 square metre ice rink is transformed into a very […]

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