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Our Type on Paper: The All New Love Island Dish

Goodbye Summer plans and goodbye life, as Love Island returns to our screens for another smattering of ‘ladies in the streets, freak in the sheets’, I’VE GOT A TEXTTTTT, new bikini every day, snogging and ‘she’s a right sort’ drama. However, if anything is bound to lure you out of the Love Island fire pit, it’s got to be The Total Melt, and no that isn’t a reference to Muggy Mike. Totally and utterly our type on paper, Absurd Bird have launched the Total Melt, which is just as outrageous as Camilla’s eyelashes were towards the end of season three. […]

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Grab A Plate… At Plate

What: A Friday night post work-week automatically paints a cheesy grin across the face. However, this particular Friday I was in full-on Cheshire cat mode. Off to Shoreditch I went, to Plate restaurant – the latest offering from chef Arnaud Stevens, a man whose resumé would be the envy of quite a few.The restaurant delivers a range of British ingredients, alongside Plate Bake and Bar downstairs – an all-day eatery and artisanal bakery, serving homemade cakes, pastries and breads, New: Very! The official opening date was 1st May. The Setting: Snug inside M by Montcalm, the restaurant is a stone […]

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Where to Find the Best Negronis

As Negroni week is nearly upon us, its only fair we direct you to some of the bars across the capital serving up quirky, flavoursome and out-of-the-ordinary concoctions in a bid to twist-up the classic. Taking place from the 4th-10th of June, Negroni week provides the ideal excuse to pop for some post-work drinks and enjoy evenings out, sampling takes on the classic gin, Campari and sweet vermouth favourite. Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar London Waterloo (0.3 miles) What: The Silent Negroni Why: Made of Jim Beam Kentucky straight bourbon, sweet vermouth and campari, Gillray’s have got their Negroni week off […]

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The Ultimate Roadtrip… And Bagels

It’s the ultimate road-trip, travelling round North America in search of the perfect bagel. Well Joel Braham and Alex Coppard, founders of The Good Egg have spared you the expense and deep vein thrombosis by doing the hard bit for you, but they’ve brought back some of the best bagels in the world and now they want you to taste them. Hot off the plane, The Good Egg have launched their Beer and Bagels series showcasing bagels from New York to Montreal via Philadelphia. Each bakery they visited has created their signature bagel which will be available for one night only, with […]

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Breakfast Goals: Roast Introduces its Breakfast Burger

Snuggled up in the heart of Borough Market, Roast Restaurants’ namesake Sunday roast makes us Londoner’s wish it was Sunday every day. Then they brought out the Roast burger – so delicious that it was a roast beef, spuds and puds game-changer. One year on, and it’s almost as if Roast is on a mission to out-burger themselves, but we’re not complaining. Introducing the breakfast form of the ultimate roast burger, consisting of Bavarian smoked pork patty, topped with a towering combo of (diet-ers avert your gaze), crispy maple bacon, Portobello mushroom, tomato and pepper relish, kale and a garnish […]

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A Middle Eastern Must-Visit: Café Loren

What: Quite frankly, something completely different to your average breakfast or brunch indulgence. Ever craved some shakshuka in the morning? Well, I hadn’t either, but I think I might in future after this taste-test. The word is actually synonymous with breakfast in the Middle East and, after sampling, I can’t say I’m half surprised. The Setting: After Northern line troubles, a subsequent Uber and then a fumble through Stables Market in Camden on a bank-holiday, I was very happy when I finally discovered the ever-so-cosy Café Loren. Located at the main entrance of the market, the restaurant still feels nestled […]

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Like Steak? And Sandwiches? Eat This…

If you hadn’t blocked out your entire diary, taken the month off work work and bought a new wardrobe then you’re clearly not across National Steakhouse Month. No, genuinely, who knew? Well thankfully the guys over at STK did and they’ve come up with sandwiches specially to celebrate. National Steakhouse Month, which according to Beef Magazine is a real thing (as is Beef Magazine, the beef cattle industry’s authoritative source for business management and production information, no less) and to mark it properly STK has only gone and created the Steak-Stacked Sandwich, with grilled USDA stirloin, whisky and cheddar cheese and shiitake sauce, melted […]

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Wine Down at Bordeaux Butterfly Bar

Famed for its wine growing region, Bordeaux is rich in rolling vineyards, an abundance of bars and, let’s face it, has over-all wine superiority (did I mention it’s also now labelled the Cité du Vin, to boot?). So, it’s hardly a surprise we’re wanting to have a slice, or glass if you will, of the action. Introducing the Bordeaux Butterfly Bar, the vino haven popping up in Finsbury Avenue Square, set to spread the wine wings of its guests with its selection of over 26 wines. Whilst we can’t promise the sunny climes of Bordeaux, the warmth on your back whilst […]

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Is This The Best Place to Eat in Pop Brixton?

What? Making its home among the shipping containers of Pop Brixton, Duck Duck Goose is a modern Cantonese canteen by Oli Brown (former chef of Le Café Anglais) based on the old school cafes and roast meat shops in Hong Kong and is now quite possibly, my favourite place to eat in the foodie hub. New? No, it opened at the start of 2017, but they have recently launched a new spring menu. The Setting: Pop Brixton is one of my favourite places to go when the sun is shining and you’re looking for a midweek alfresco supper or you’ve […]

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Is This London’s Most Opulent Restaurant? We Check Out Park Chinois

What: Park Chinois is Mayfair’s decadent party den opened by Alan Yau (founder of the likes of Wagamama, Hakkasan, Yauatcha, Duck and Rice). Made up of the Salon de Chine and Club Chinois, Park Chinois is the sort of venue where you leave your 9-5 at the door and enter into a realm of Champagne, dancing and hedonism. New? No, it’s been partying since 2015, however they have just launched a cheeky, new dinner show which brings together cabaret, comedy and singing. We particularly enjoyed a moody performance of Back to Black, a Carry On esque sketch based on Buckingham […]

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