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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 […]

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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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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Secret Garden Cointreau Pop-Up

“A Margarita without Cointreau is not Worth its Salt”. Margarita Sames famously said it, and 70 years on we’re still completely on side, but like any match made in heaven, Margarita needs its crucial ingredient, Cointreau. Cointreau has a certain timeless to it, with a splash of Hollywood in the 1920s retro typography set across the bottle. Therefore, like we commemorate any birthday of a legend, a great or anything iconic, we are celebrating the 70th birthday of the Margarita with what else but Cointreau? The orange liqueur has joined summery toned forces with South Place Hotel, to bring a […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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Awesome Afternoon Teas

We Review London’s Most Popular Afternoon Tea: Tale As Old As Time

What: It’s Disney meets Kensington with The Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea at Town House. Based on the award-winning Disney film, and my personal favourite, Beauty and the Beast, which you’ll see touches of throughout. New? The Afternoon Tea has been totally sold-out since its inception last year, luckily for you though, they are now taking bookings in July and August. First Impression: Town House at The Kensington is a really nice venue, opulent but understated at the same time, covered in interesting art and décor; definitely somewhere the beast would’ve hung out before the curse. On The Menu: Highlights of […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Brosé: The Rosé Rooftop Terrace For Men (And Women)

Let the brosémance commence, Brosé is a thing now. Someone clever and marketing-y at Veuve Clicquot has decided that rosé Champagne has a bad rep among men. Clearly blokey blokes are put off sipping pink bubbly drinks from flutes, the whole thing needs to be re-thought through. Their solution: just add football… Brosé On The Roof (bros + rosé, geddit?) launches next week at Selfridges and markets itself as ‘the ultimate terrace for ‘bbros and gals’ alike’. Set on the roof of the iconic Oxford Street store, the luxury experience will include the World Cup on big screens, table football […]

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