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StrEATlife Returns to Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace’s legendary free street food and craft beer festival, StrEATlife is returning this summer for four weekends of food, craft beers, cocktails and music. Starting in May and running for one weekend each month until August, the festival will feature over thirty of London’s top street food vendors including: The Waffle Float Mother Clucker, Le Bao, Popdogs, Anna Maes, Bodeans and Vinn Goute. Add to that craft beer, a tiki bar, a gin trailer and a Pimms bar and you’ve got the recipe for a pretty epic weekend. It’s not just about the food though, each weekend they’ll have […]

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Eat Out In Mayfair For Charity

The ‘safari dinner’ concept, where diners move from location to location between courses just moved up a gear. Rather than traipsing between your friends’ kitchens, sampling a cottage pie here and a dodgy crumble there, Action Against Hunger have launched nationwide Moveable Feasts, enrolling some of the UK’s leading restaurants and restauranteurs. The result is both worthy AND tasty and this May it comes to Mayfair. The Moveable Feast has already circulated round Liverpool, Leeds, Soho and The City. Guests attend a drinks reception before rotating round four leading restaurants munching their way through a different course at each venue. The […]

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Anyone Who Loves Indian Food Needs To Be Here

We’ve got something seriously hot and more than a bit spicy for you. Don’t worry, we’re not about to launch some NSFW shizz onto your computer screen, we’re talking about a South Asian food extravaganza on London’s Southbank. Kerb, the capital’s leading streetfooders, will be running Southbank’s Alchemy Festival which will transform the concrete jungle of the Southbank Centre into a scene awash with colour and the flavours and smells of South Asian cuisine. We can’t wait. Unusually, uniting the nations of Balgladesh, India, Napal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the festival will see 29 street traders gather to cook up […]

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Openings & Launches

One Of Our Favourite Steak Restaurants Arrives In Belgravia

Jones Family Project have done it again! The fabulous meat joint has announced they're coming to Belgravia

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Fulham Really is the Place to be as The Little Blue Door Opens

The Little Yellow Door was how we all imagine living in London was going to be, one long party, with plenty of drinks, no tidying up and a Notting Hill postcode to match. But just like when your favourite housemate leaves and suddenly everything falls apart, The Little Yellow Door has now closed its door and had their locks changed. The flatmates have moved on, getting their own places in different areas and the first flatmate has set up shop in Fulham, with The Little Blue Door. A new home which will act as a late-night neighbourhood bar and restaurant, […]

Openings & Launches

London’s Hippest Burger Joint Opens Close To Borough Market

Good things come in tens; which is normally our approach when it comes to glasses of Prosecco, but Patty & Bun have decided that it applies equally to restaurants so *cue fanfare* they have just announced a new London Bridge site, and it looks pretty impressive. The tenth Patty & Bun, located on Borough High Street, is billed as their ‘most ambitious yet’, being set over two floors and literally within stones throwing distance of the London foodie scene’s ground zero –  Borough Market. And with ten restaurants under their belt already, the plan is to put all that experience […]

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Rooftops and Terraces

Rooftop Bars Arriving Just In Time For The Summer!

The weather is properly ON! There are people wandering the streets of Balham dressed for Bondi, we’re wearing flip flops in the office and the shops are running dangerously low on ice cream. As soon as you bust out of work, you’re going to need a plan that involves a rooftop bar. Thankfully there’s no shortage, but here are few opening or reopening in London this month.  

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Become a Coffee Connoisseur with Black Sheep Coffee

Coffee, it’s the fuel that all Londoners run off until the evening when gin/beer/wine takes over. But how much do you actually know about coffee, really? Sure, you might know your flat whites from your lattes and you might know where to go to get a decent coffee and where to avoid; but do you know the journey that the bean makes from the farm to the cup? Do you really know how to judge the perfect cup of coffee and what a barista’s life is really like? (Don’t answer if you’re a barista, it’s cheating). As part of Mastercard’s […]

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We Review: Evans & Peel Detective Agency’s New Smokehouse Menu

What? Speakeasy, Evans & Peel Detective Agency has recently launched a new Smokehouse menu. Making use of their own in-house smoker, ‘The Flapper’ each day they’re serving up southern American dishes to accompany their innovative cocktail list. New? Whilst Evans & Peel Detective Agency has been staying secret for the last six years, the smokehouse only launched at the end of the last month. Where? Not ones to broadcast their whereabouts, you’ll find them hidden behind a very unassuming door in Earls Court at 310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, SW5 9BA, www.evansandpeel.com The Look: From the outside Evans & […]

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Mamma Mia Immersive Restaurant Set to Open

Hands up if you’ve ever watched Mamma Mia and thought ‘you know what I could really swap Brixton/Kentish Town/Earlsfield for a Greek island right now’. Good quite a lot of you. Whilst we can’t whisk you away to Greece (although check out our travel section whilst you’re here) we can let you in on some rather fabulous Mamma Mia news. Mamma Mia! The Party the immersive dining experience is coming over from Stockholm to London. It’s your chance to feast on Mediterranean food and drink on a set which replicates the Greek tavern whilst your serenaded with ABBA songs, imagine […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Secret Shoreditch Bar Set to Relaunch

We might have grown up being aware of the Jubjub bird and shunning the frumious Bandersnatch, but for some of us next month will be frabjous as Richard Wynne, the founder of Callooh Callay has announced that the secret upstairs bar JubJub will be reopening as a members’ space following a dramatic transformation. Members (who will either be invited to join or chosen my application) will being given a special JubJub key to unlock the door to the bar. Don’t worry though it’s not going to be stuffy, rather, it’ll be exclusive but inclusive. You won’t find yourself having to […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Corinthia Launches A New Afternoon Tea And It’s Exactly What We’ve Been Waiting For

Don’t get us wrong, we love a quirky new afternoon tea! But when the email from this or that hotel arrives heralding their latest tea, themed on Fire Extinguishers or Oversized Sports Direct Mugs (okay, you got me, I’m literally looking at items around me in the office, but that’s how random they sometimes are, like seriously), sometimes we just yearn for a simple, old fashioned afternoon tea. Then The Corinthia got in touch. Finally, no cakes shaped after Disney characters, no hackneyed links to tenuous events or celebrations, no corporate tie-ins, just a plain and simple traditional afternoon tea. […]

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