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We Review: Cicchetti Covent Garden

What: This Covent Garden Italian restaurant is the third Cicchetti (after Manchester and London Piccadilly) from San Carlo Restaurant Group. New? It opened in 2014 when we first reviewed it. Where? 30 Wellington Street, Covent Garden WC2E 7BD www.sancarlocicchetti.co.uk On the menu: The menu is designed in a tapas style so even the mains are fairly small as you are expected to order a few dishes. It’s a classic Italian menu so pasta, pizza and cheese reign supreme with dishes like Lasagne al Forno, layers of pasta with slow cooked beef ragu; gnocchi gorgonzola in a baked parmesan basket and gamberoni […]

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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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There’s a Drag Queen Karaoke Bar Coming to East London

Inside all of us, there is a RuPaul waiting to emerge, fingers clicking, sashaying and delivering one liners with unprecedented level of sass and now you can be one step closer to unleashing it as The Karaoke Hole opens, a karaoke dive bar hosted by drag queens. Behind it is the team who opened Dalston Superstore and this new bar won’t be straying far from the path, opening on Kingsland High Street. Descend off the street down the stairs and enter a neon-lit bar where every Thursday to Saturday you can watch some of London’s leading drag queens (including Sink […]

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We Review: Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner

What: London’s first 100% vegan diner. New? As any vegan worth their salt will know, Camden is the place to go for vegan food with more and more vegan eateries popping up by the week. Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner is the newest addition as of April 2018, joining neighbours like Young Vegans and V Burger. Where? It took us no less than 20 minutes to find this place even with Google Maps and asking several other stalls and staff; so you don’t struggle like we did it’s about 10 seconds from The Cheese Bar. North Yard, Camden Market, NW1 8AH […]

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There’s an All You Can Pug Brunch Coming to London

We know how much Londoners love their dogs and brunch, so it’s not surprising that when Three (yep that’s the service provider guys not a new events company) announced they would be hosting an ‘All You Can Pug’ brunch in London and Liverpool that it sold out within 24 hours. However, they have just announced a new sitting, so you need to be quick to get your tickets. The All You Can Pug Brunch will take place on Saturday 12th May and will be your chance to indulge in bottomless brunch dishes and pet pugs. There’ll be prosecco, pastries and […]

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Something Fishy’s Going On In Bloomsbury

NEPTUNE! The eighth and farthest planet, orbiting the sun every 165 years – wait, scrub that. NEPTUNE! The London-based investment management firm specialising in – no, no, wrong again. NEPTUNE! The intemperate Roman god of the waves, brother of Jupiter – okay, getting warmer. NEPTUNE! The latest restauarant from Brett Redman and Margaret Crow, the the duo behind Hackney’s The Richmond, comes to The Principal – bingo, the only Neptune worth hearing about (apologies to Nasa, the FT and the Roman Empire). The Principal is already one of the most interesting openings this year, a major London hotel right in the heart of Bloomsbury […]

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Clucking Hell! The Chicken Van That Just Became A Restaurant!

Cluck me! Mother Clucker have only gone and opened an actual mother clucking restaurant… mother cluckers! The streetfood specialists have spent the last five years honing their Southern fried chicken skills on the mean streets of South London, and South London really does know its fried chicken. And so it’s little surprise to hear that they’ve now decided to go big or go home with a bricks-and-mortar permanent home in Exmouth Market. We should look forward to some excellent breakfasts, (seriously strong coffee, like seriously), New Orleans inspired cocktails including Sex On The Rocks, Peeking Through The Grass Skirts and Kermit’s […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

8 of the Best Pop-Ups in May

May is here and alongside the two Bank Holidays, there are also plenty of pop-ups and supper clubs to attend. You could cruise down the canal eating spicy seafood, you could pay for your meal with recyclable plastic or you can drink a lot of wine at London Wine Week.

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Ottolenghi is Opening a New Restaurant: ROVI

The man who inspires most of London’s dinner party menus, Ottolenghi is set to open a new restaurant with his team this summer. And since Brangelina, Bennifer and Hiddleswift are all no more, we’re going to bring you a new one, ROVI. No, we haven’t gone off on a tangent, it’s the name of the restaurant, it’s a little bit of NOPI, a little bit of Fitzrovia but it’s doing its own thing with vegetables and sustainability taking centre stage. There’ll be a new focus on fermentation, cooking over fire and making the most of leftovers to create new dishes. […]

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The One With the Trifle: Regina Phalange Pop-up

‘What’s not to like? Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, good!’ Yep Friends fans will know exactly what we’re talking about. They might also still be lamenting over the fact that the last episode aired 14 years ago, which quite frankly just makes us feel hideously old. To mark the anniversary Deliveroo will be launching the Regina Phalange pop-up, a delivery restaurant that serves just one dish, the meat and sweet trifle. Yep the classic pudding that Rachel made for Thanksgiving. Not cutting any corners, the trifle includes lady fingers, custard, raspberries, bananas, whipped cream and beef sautéed with peas and […]

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Wing Fest: The Festival Dedicated to Chicken Wings Returns

Like wings? Then you need to get yourself down to London Wing Fest, which is back in August and it’s bigger and better than ever. Taking place on the 4th and 5th August, the festival has quintupled in the last five years, going from 7 stalls when it first started, to this year having 35 stalls and space for 10,000 attendees – that’s a lot of chicken to eat. You’ll want to come hungry anyway so that you can demolish and win the wing-eating battles. The 35 traders will also be battling it out to win titles such as the […]

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Summer of Sound on the Roof: The Rooftop All About Music

The mini heat wave might seem like a distant memory, but one day the sun will return and when it does we’ll be flocking to The Gardening Society at John Lewis, which has had rather a makeover. Inspired by Londoner’s love of music and sound, the space has had a refurbishment and is relaunching for the summer with immersive studio spaces curated by Sono, Ruark Audio and Naim, which you’ll be able to book out over the summer. Opening on Saturday 5th May, Summer of Sound on the Roof will kick off with live performances from Daudi Matsiko and Slow […]

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