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The World’s Largest Collection of Tea is Coming to Covent Garden

There’s no doubt about it, a cup of tea really does make everything better. It sits on our work desks pushing us through e-mails, lands in the hands of strangers as we meet for the first time, perches on the lips of friends as we catch up, goes hand-in-hand with our morning cereal bowls and rests on our bed side table with a good book. With all this tea drinking, it’s no surprise we’re super excited for purveyor of tea, Mariage Frères – and also France’s oldest tea house – to bring tea savoir-faire to the capital and open its first […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Going Once, Going Twice… Auction Against Hunger at Market Hall

Instead of a lazy Sunday nursing sore heads on the sofa, how does a whole market hall of food sound? London’s top chefs, bars and street food traders will congregate in Market Hall at Borough for Auction Against Hunger, an event that will take place for its 6th year. To date, there have been over half a million pounds for charity raised, with guests bidding on a range of food and drink experiences in live auction hosted by Tom Best. The event, supported by Tonic, is a feel-good-foodie event that will make you feel slightly less guilty about excessive indulging, […]

Reviews

Gluten Free Brunching at Beyond Bread

What: Nowadays, like insta-stories and slogan T’s, brunch is a “thing-to-do”, consuming our Sunday’s with bloody Mary’s and eggs Florentine. Could we call it a trend? Probably not, as it looks like the tasty alternative to breakfast and lunch – but rather a conglomerate of the two –  is here to stay, and I’m not complaining. A hop on the bustling Saturday morning tube to Islington saw me visit Beyond Bread, a bakery that opened-up-shop in Fitzrovia in 2015, and has since expanded onto a counter in Selfridges and a second branch in Islington, that I had the pleasure of […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Wimble-Done! Where To Watch The Tennis This Summer

It’s that time of year when people start popping up to say ‘it’s Pimms o’clock’ as though they came up with the tagline themselves, we all dust off our tennis whites and wonder why we don’t play all year round and the nation tees itself up for collective disappointment by putting all our championship hopes on some unlikely British wildcard who will, of course, be knocked out in week one. Welcome to Wimbledon 2018. Unless you want to wait in a queue more miserable than Andy Murray’s permafrown, or be trampled to death attempting to reach the bar at an […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Forking Good Food: Farmer J Opens 2nd Restaurant

Farmer J is opening its second London restaurant for all those city-dwellers hungry for a taste of the British fields. With its hearty breakfast Fieldtrays packed with food like hash browns, flank steak and spicy shakshuka, as well as bagels with lox and cream cheese and sourdough goodies from Fortitude Bakery, you won’t be able to walk by on your morning commute without stopping. Lunch each day is cooked with natural ingredients, and 90% of food is made on-site. Charred tofu steak with white miso and whole roasted cauliflower will delight vegans, and it doesn’t hurt that all ingredient are […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Best Supper Clubs and Pop-Ups For You This July

Summer is all about enjoying yourself, indulging and just having fun. Find yourself experiencing London in the best way possible this summer: food, friends and parties! If you enjoy eating, socialising and partying, then supper clubs are probably for you, so here’s a selection of London’s best this month… The Little Blue Door What: Home away from home Why: When the clock strikes 12 for lunchtime, The Little Blue Door is hosting lunch roasts for guests that want to come together. It’s a weekly social event that turns strangers into friends, and friends into family, because you’ll be hanging out […]

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Openings & Launches

Biggest Lunch Market in East London by KERB

As a developing professional adult, it’s difficult to find a good place to eat for lunch, because you don’t ever want to stick with the same shmuck every. single. day. Especially when repeating orders so often, that the server knows it by heart too! There’s no rest for the heat that is drastically increasing our appetites, to be accompanied with a cold drink, but here’s a solution to the people who can’t make their minds as to where they want to eat for lunch. KERB is launching a new site at St. Katherine’s Docks, East London – their sixth and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Decade of Music at Quaglino’s

It’s always a banger when you go to a fancy restaurant and you get live musical entertainment. Though they’re not playing modern music, the impeccable taste could be enjoyed by generations through and through. Take a trip back in time and as you taste the savoury food served, your attention will be diverted somewhere else, you’ll see. This summer until the end of August, Quaglino’s is launching a series of musical performances, “Q Decades – A Musical Journey Through the Years”, starting with a special attendance by singing icon Jocelyn Brown, who will be performing hits including the legendary club […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

11 Ways to Enjoy Wimbledon

New balls please, it’s Wimbledon again. But rather than joining a queue that stretches to Morden and back, or desperately trying to break through a human wall twenty bodies thick at an SW19 bar, then here are some ideas for you that will be far more sophisticated and enjoyable. Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar London Waterloo (0.3 miles) What: Free Flowing Pimms Why: Wimbledon isn’t Wimbledon without Pimm’s so Gillray’s is letting you swap the bottomless G&Ts in the G&T afternoon tea for free-flowing Pimm’s. Either tuck into a free flowing afternoon tea or strawberries and cream. Go steady though, we all know […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

11 of London’s Best Dim Sum Restaurants

Dim Sum is everywhere right now! Here's some of the best

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Borough Wines and Beers Celebrate Their Birthday With Free Cocktails

When I read fortnight of free cocktails, I stopped everything I was doing and just stared at the sentence for a little bit. Free…cocktails… in what alternate-universe do such things exist? And where can I go to get my on my hands on such an alien concoction? Well, turns out not far away! Borough Wines and Beers Battersea shop is turning one, and whilst most one-year olds birthdays don’t involve a barrage of free booze, we’re glad this one does. Visitors can enjoy a glass of the Birthday Bakewell cocktail on the house during a 6-7pm cocktail hour. What’s in the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Taco Tuesdays are the Taco of The Town at The Spread Eagle

You may have heard of Taco Tuesdays, a global phenomenon for taco fans everywhere, the love for the crunch and the flavour that has you wanting more. But have you ever tasted vegan tacos? Bend and spread, the Eagle has landed! The Spread Eagle is a vegan pub in Hackney that is starting this summer by launching Taco Tuesdays once a month for taco-lovers to enjoy three 100% vegan courses – a starter, three different handmade corn tacos and a dessert. Partnering with Club Mexicana, three line-up guests will take over and humbly showcase their take on the vegan taco, including vegetarian […]

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