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Nathan Outlaw’s Protégé Opens Debut Restaurant

Loving the Artic Monkeys so much, Nathan Outlaw’s protégé, Tom Brown, has announced that his debut restaurant will be called Cornerstone after a song from the band’s third album. Opening on the 24th April in Hackney Wick, the restaurant will be showcasing Tom’s simple clean cooking which makes the most of British produce in sharing plates. Think, raw mackerel with lime pickle, coconut yogurt and crispy garlic; marinated squid accompanied by black pudding, blood orange and a brown butter dressing and for pudding, Cornerstone’s pear crumble accompanied by Earl Grey ice-cream. To drink you’ll find natural, organic and biodynamic wines, […]

Openings & Launches

The Hero of Maida Saves Maida Vale

The Hero of Maida, is not an unlikely superhero* but a new pub (formerly the Truscott Arms) opening at the end of this month. Part of the Harcourt Inns collection, it follows the Three Cranes in the City and The Coach in Clerkenwell and will be modelled on traditional French bistros. So it’s lucky then that Head Chef Steve Collins has an expert knowledge of regional French cooking, he’s also been Head Chef at Les Deux Salons and gained Michelin Bib Gourmand status within a year of working at Bellanger in Islington. Alongside daily changing menus, they will be reinstating […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Limited Edition Gin & Tonic Flight

It’s a real Monday today, the weather is miserable, it’s not so much an April shower as an April downpour. However, we do have some news to cheer you up, today is National Gin & Tonic day and Heliot Steak House has paired up with Double Dutch to create a gin flight using bespoke gin brands. NEAT gin has been teamed up with Double Dutch’s Skinny Tonic & Strawberry, whilst Monkey 47 is blended with Pomegranate and Basil with lime.  Meanwhile, Hendricks is staying true to its perfect serve with Cucumber and Watermelon and watermelon segment garnish. The best part? It’s only £10. It’s […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Most Striking Private Dining Rooms

Planning a perfect dinner party? A dinner for a celebration? Has your boss just been on and told you to find a venue for a big work dinner? Look no further, here are some of the private dining rooms around. Whether you want to be in a palace or a cellar, make your event perfect and private.  

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Openings & Launches

Duo Behind Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots Launch 3 New Bars

Stop the press! Important bar news just in! Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, the founders of Inception Group, have just announced that they are launching three new bars to join Mr Fogg’s Residence, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour and Mr Fogg’s Tavern! All inspired by the intrepid explorer, the first, Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals, will open this June in Fitzrovia. And whilst everyone knows about Mr Fogg’s what about Aouda? The Indian princess he rescues and marries? She’ll be given her own bar in Broadgate Circle, Mrs Fogg’s and finally in October, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration will launch just off the Strand. The bars […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

It’s Strictly Bangers at Salon

This week sees the launch of Strictly Bangers, a night of top wine and top tunes. Taking place monthly at Salon’s newly opened wine store, some of London’s top sommeliers including Mattia Bianchi of Berber & Q and Mat Roberts from Westerns Laundry will be bringing their best bottles to the table and match it with top tunes. Each sommelier will bring a bottle from their own collection and will then be opening up the low intervention and natural wines from Salon’s shelves. First up is Berber & Q’s Mattia Bianchi who’ll be serving up some rare bottles from Oregon, […]

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UK’s Largest Dinner-Cabaret Experience Opens

It was with some sadness that we told you about the closure of Proud Camden, founder Alex Proud was moving Proud to pastures new and now we know that he is opening the Proud Group’s new flagship club in Embankment and it’s set to be huuuge. There’ll be a new reason to walk along Embankment at night now, other than when you’re trying to impress your date with the twinkling lights of Southbank ‘oh look it’s the London Eye, so romantic, kiss me’. Not anymore, now you can take your date to the UK’s biggest and most spectacular dinner-cabaret experience. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chelsea Speakeasy Launches Smokehouse Menu

Evans & Peels Detective Agency has a new mystery to solve, ‘The Mystery of the Smokehouse Menu.’ And the dilemma? What to choose? Let us explain, Evans & Peel Detective Agency has just launched a new smokehouse menu which features southern American dishes such as Carolina style pulled pork; St Lou’s with cut pork spare ribs and Texas style brisket and pulled eggplant and mushroom brisket. They’re all served with pickles, buttermilk potatoes, BBQ beans and slaw as well as house sauces. There’ll also a bar menu of small plates like mac ‘n’ cheese with pulled pork or smoked mushrooms, […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Cocktails And The City Is Back!

Whether you’re feeling cosmopolitan or old fashioned, you’re sure to not go sour at the cocktail event of the year! We promise won’t leave you saying bloody mary. Cocktails in the City is a weekend-long celebration of London’s vibrant cocktail scene, and it’s happening tomorrow (5th) April until Saturday. It’s all happening in London, making it the perfect destination for anyone who likes a tipple. Our location, not to mention the fact English is so widely spoken, plus the incredibly vibrant drinking culture and scene makes us the perfect hub for mixologists worldwide, who flock to a city where the […]

Things to do Outdoors

Alfresco Secret Garden Returns to Paddington

It may not seem like it, it may seem like we’re in an eternal winter, but one day the sun will shine and one day we won’t have to wear a gazillion layers. When that happens, there is one place we’ll be heading straight to: Pergola Paddington. After over 179,000 of us flocked to secret alfresco terrace last year, it has decided (and rightly so) to return for season two. Set over two levels and with seating for 850, seven comfy day beds, two huge open bars and a line-up of restaurants including DF Mexico, Canard and MAM, it’s set […]

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Openings & Launches

Vijay’s Lounge: Fitzrovia’s New Speakeasy Bar

Those who have been to Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, will know that it is based on Victorian aristocrat Lady Charlotte, the spurned lover of Vijay Kapur, an insalubrious cad from Bombay. Well now it’s Vijay’s turn to have somewhere dedicated to him as Vijay’s Lounge opens today, a speak easy bar, above the restaurant. A secretive bar where he could run his empire and no doubt hide from Lady Charlotte. Just like Vijay, the bar will be rich, moody and opulent with an impressively stocked bar, striking bronze chandeliers, oil paintings and a silver elephant; come the summer, you’ll be able […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

6 of the Most Decadent Easter Treats

Coming at the end of Lent, Easter is a time of indulgence (whether we stuck to no chocolate or not) and as ever London has stepped up to the mark with some truly outlandish Easter creations – deep fried Crème egg anyone?

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