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Grab A Slice Of Sandwich Week 2018

As national celebrations go the royal wedding was just a practice run, bring on National Sandwich Week. Named, so legend has it, after the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the humble sandwich has come a long way since its aristocratic beginnings; it’s the country’s most eaten lunch, a national dish and an institution. So much so they’ve now gone and named this whole week after it. Here’s some sandwichy goodness on offer…

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

English Wine Takes Centre Stage At OXO Tower

Think wine and you’re on the slopes of Chablis or the vineyards of Napa Valley, but perhaps less likely East Sussex. But then when you think of OXO you’re more likely to leap to the stock cubes, rather than one of London’s best restaurants. So it makes sense that OXO will be celebrating English wine week in style. English wine has spent the last decade evolving into something impressive and is now the focus of a British wine themed menu at OXO. Created by Jeremy Bloor, OXO Tower’s Executive Head Chef, and Diego Muntoni, Head Sommelier, the menu sees six tasting […]

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The Festival for Foodies Returns This Summer

At the end of a long working week, most like to turn to their favourite tipple on a Friday night and, whilst vodka isn’t always the answer, it’s worth a shot, right? For those of you reading the above and already catching that Friday feeling, you’ll be pleased to learn of Russian Standard Vodka’s announcement that it will be joining in the fun at this years’ Foodies Festival. Quite literally one for the foodies, the festival will be gracing Syon Park with its culinary presence for three days this month, featuring the aptly named ‘Raise Your Standards in Vodka’ bar. […]

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Japan House Arrives in Kensington

For those prone to thinking solely of the martial arts, Hello Kitty or sushi when Japan comes to mind, get ready for your horizons to be considerably widened. Bringing a dose of Japan to the capital, Japan House is set to open next month as the first of its kind in Europe, following other sites in San Paulo and Los Angeles. So, what can we find inside? Well, lovers of all things Japanese, how do three entire floors dedicated to the culture sound? Possessing all things synonymous with the country, the house will feature a temporary exhibition gallery, events space, […]

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Catch This Three Michelin Star Chef As He Visits London

It’s not often that you get to taste the creations of a three Michelin star chef, and even if you’re lucky enough to be a regular in the three London restaurants to have achieved this accolade then surely the chance to sup at the table of Thomas Bühner from Germany’s ‘La Vie’ is a chance to jump at? Thankfully you won’t have to traipse to Osnabrück, but just to Greenwich and the InterContinental London – The O2 where he has teamed up with the very talented Tomas Lidakevicius, Head Chef at Peninsula Restaurant for a collaboration spanning three days only. The menu sounds suitably incredible, […]

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Feya: Coming to an Instagram Feed Near You

If you’re looking for the latest Instagram hangout then we’ve heard it’s going to be new café Feya. Opening in St Christopher’s Place, they’ll have everything you need for that Instashot: marble textures, a white cherry blossom tree, brass finishes floral and pastel interiors and superfood lattes in all the colours as they are serving beetroot, blue algae, matcha and turmeric lattes. To eat, there’ll be our favourite avocado on toast, smoothie bowls, vegan dishes and pastries, cakes and tarts. Except these aren’t going to be your average dishes, here they really will look just as good as they taste. […]

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The London Restaurant Partying Like it’s 1993

Back in 1993 Haymarket was bought to a standstill as 10,000 fans packed the streets to see over 100 film stars partying in London, but it wasn’t for a premier or awards ceremony. It was for the opening of Planet Hollywood and it’s famed for being one of the biggest celebrity launches ever seen, with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger partying the night away. Since then they have been serving up a little bit of Hollywood for 25 years and to celebrate reaching such a milestone they will be offering highlights from their […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

World’s Best Cocktail Bar Launches Terrace

Where do you go from World’s Best Cocktail Bar? For Dandelyan the answer is to launch a Botanical Suite within Mondrian London, and to do it with the world’s most famous gin maker, Bombay Sapphire. The idea is simple, take over a hotel suite, totally redesign it and turn it into a tasting room for the month of June. Which is exactly what they’ve done. The suite will include a large botanical terrace with live plant walls and trees, a tasting table with live foliage built in (garnish literally growing on the table!), and a private entrance to an outdoor patio, which […]

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Mark Wahlberg’s Burgers Come To London

If you thought that sibling rivalry was getting out of hand when you handmade your mum’s birthday card to top-trump your sister’s Hallmark offering, then step aside and see how it’s really done. What do you do if one of your brothers was a star of boy band New Kids On The Block and the other is none other than international Hollywood A-Lister Mark Wahlberg? Well the answer, it seems, is launch a highly successful chain of top-end burger joints. Led by Paul Wahlberg, alongside his brothers, Wahlburgers will open its first branch outside North America when it comes to Covent […]

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The Largest Victorian Glasshouse Has Reopened

Cornwall might have the Eden Project, but London has The Temperate House, it’s the largest Victorian glasshouse and it’s just reopened at Kew Gardens. Twice the size of the Palm House, the Grade I listed building is home to plants from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands including some of the rarest and most threatened plants. Building first began in 1860 and it opened to the public in 1863 and now with a new importance placed on climate change, biodiversity loss and food scarcity, the greenhouse has been modernised. It was a lengthy construction project […]

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The New Gin Themed Afternoon Tea to Land in Soho

Gin, it’s our favourite spirit (that’s a plural Londoners our, we don’t take sides here), it’s the epitome of the British summer drink, yep even Pimms is gin-based, a fact we should all know if we want to consider ourselves true Brits, so what could be both more summery and British than a gin themed afternoon tea? Perhaps the Royal Family eating it at a cricket match, but let’s not be pedantic here. Recently launched at The Soho Hotel, the Gin Mare G & Tea, the tea brings together the classic English afternoon tea with the Mediterranean flavours found in […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Try the World’s Oldest Sandwich

First of all, it’s not actually the world’s oldest sandwich, because that would be nothing more than dust now, unless of course they had whatever makes McDonalds seemingly unable to decompose back in the Qin dynasty of Shanxi Province (that’s 221 BC to 206 BC if you don’t know your dynasties). Instead, Mayfair restaurant, Murger HanHan is using a secret recipe that has been passed down through generations from their ancestors to create the sandwich and with the family who own the restaurant also having come from Shanxi Province you’ll be biting in to a little bit of history. Then […]

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