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Guide to Pride: Where to Celebrate #PrideMonth

To celebrate the joyous and undeniably colourful month of Pride, we’ve rounded up an array of places to pop to, from rainbow cocktails and churros to Wagamama’s bright benches. So, without further ado, feast your eyes on food, party hard and take pride in you. Happy Pride Month. Chotto Matte What: Chappy’s Pre-Pride Brunch and Rainbow Festival Why: Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Chotto Matte is hosting not one but two events for Pride. As far as we’re concerned, the more the merrier. If you’ve been on dating app Grindr, but haven’t yet made the transition to Chappy, your mind is about to […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Regent Street’s Free Summer Festival Returns

If you dream of walking across Regent Street without having to contend with the black cabs and buses then we can help. We’re not miracle workers and we can’t banish all motorbikes forever, but we can tell you about Summer Streets which is back this July for the sixth consecutive year. Each Sunday throughout July, Regent Street will be closed to traffic so that we can make the most of the iconic street with a free summer festival and with talks of London being further pedestrianised, those cars have just got to get use to it. Events taking place include […]

Reviews

The Trendiest Place to Eat Pizza: Canova Hall

What: Not your typical Italian restaurant, Canova Hall is straying from traditional options and giving Italian food a 21st century make-over. First Impression: There were a lot of attractive people at Canova Hall and not like Chelsea kind of attractive where everyone has an element of part time model about them but a lot of normal attractive people milling about, including staff I may add. On The Menu: The casual, Italian menu has everything you would expect from an Italian like pizza and pasta and a tonne of a cheese plus, seeing as Canova Hall is in trendy Brixton, a load […]

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Openings & Launches

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 […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Get Drunk Like A Vegan

One thing that strikes fear into the heart of any vegan: ordering food in a non-vegan restaurant. The mix of having to scrutinise the menu and interrogating the waiter on the exact ingredients used can be a stressful affair, but at least the drinks menu is a safe space, right? Wrong. Cocktail menus have all sorts of sneaky animal-derided products in them like egg whites, honey and cream-based liqueurs – enter Dead Dolls House. All of the cocktails at Dead Dolls House are totally vegan-friendly, that’s right, vegans can booze it up guilt free. This means you can drink away […]

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 […]

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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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Hotels

Bloom Burgers Have Some Seriously Nice Buns

Alert: D&D Group are trying to break the cameras on our phones. Well, not really, but they’ve already given us the most instagrammable of venues with their Bloom Room’s for their #BlossomCity18 campaign, and now they’re back with burgers that look like the type of things a unicorn might snack on during lunch. All of this colour frenzy is the result of Paternoster Chop House coinciding with D&D to create this lovely little buns. Introducing Bloom Burgers – the meat delights that promise to see a few extra likes popping up on your posts, and the occasional DM slider asking […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

‘Afternoon Par-tea’ in Shoreditch

Afternoon tea is a famous British past time, cute fancy drink with crumpets and scones. But it does get boring after a while, interested in looking for a boost in taste and flavour in your tea? Shoreditch is amping up your afternoon tea, with Cocktail Trading Co’s  Afternoon Par-tea which they are promising to be a ‘booze-infused affair’. Sounds like an exciting time having your tea with alcohol, especially when cocktails are being mixed into the fun, expect it to be brimming with colourful concoctions and tasty treats. CTC’s ‘Afternoon Par-Tea’ will be a cocktail and cake-driven singalong bonanza, all to the […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Boutique Hotel Inspired by Gin

Love gin? Love gin so much you want to dream in gin? The Princess Victoria one of the earliest and notable gin palaces dating back to 1829 opened five luxury boutique bedrooms Back in the 19th century, too much gin and you’d be crawling out to some questionable lodging house. Too much gin in the 21st century and you can head upstairs to one of the bespoke bedrooms, each named after a famous gin cocktail: the Negroni, Bramble, Vesper, Gibson and Bronx. Inspired by gin botanicals and the beauty of the original 1820s gin palaces, each rom will feature artwork […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Where To Watch The World Cup (If You’re Not In Russia…)

Lads-lads-lads, play-up Pompey, REFEREE. Um, that’s about my limit. Football is a closed book, a bunch of millionaires running round a stadium, and if that’s what you’re after then do it properly and let’s feed Sir Philip Green to the lions or something else funny. But while the offside rule may as well be written in Sanskrit, I do understand sipping rosé on a rooftop terrace, downing canapés and socialising, so maybe the World Cup won’t be all that bad… If you’re a sports nutter, or you’re a normal, reasonable, person, there’s something for everyone this World Cup, here’s a […]

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