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London’s First 100% Vegan Pub

The Spread Eagle, may sound like a classic East End boozer, but you won’t find sawdust on the floor (that went years ago), you won’t meet an Alfie Moon landlord behind the bar and you definitely can’t order a sausage roll. Why? Because The Spread Eagle is London’s first vegan pub. Meriel Armitage, Founder of Club Mexicana, has joined forces with publicans Luke McLoughlin and Sherri-lee Estabrook to launch the pub which is 100% vegan. Vegan food, vegan fixtures and fittings and vegan beer. Dishes are straight from the core of Club Mexicana and are designed to be shared. Expect […]

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The Plant-Based Revolution Coming To Shoreditch

Block out your weekends and lock up your yucca trees, Plates London is coming. The plant based restaurant is set to open in Shoreditch and will be offering their creations initially only at weekends. Vegans and veggies are rejoicing, and so should carnivores, the food should be exceptional. This is mainly because Plates is the brainchild of Kirk Haworth, the son of Michelin starred chef Nigel Haworth of Northcote Manor. Kirk has trained with his father as well as at The Square, The French Laundry and Aussie top-dog (top dingo?) Square and Quay. So he’s pretty much poised to hoover […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

5 Ways to Retox This Month

If you’ve had enough of Dry January or you’ve recovered enough from Christmas to get back to partying, then we’ve found five ways for you to retox this month, from bottomless brunches to cocktails hidden in teapots.

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World’s Biggest Gin Contest Comes to Shoreditch

Gin. It’s London’s favourite and next month, the world’s largest gin contest is coming to The Bike Shed in Shoreditch. Beefeater’s MIXLDN7 will see bartenders from around the world creating some of the most innovative gin cocktails ever seen, all to be judge by some of the greatest minds in the drinks industry, including master mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes and Beefeater’s Master Distiller, Desmond Payne who has been making gin for half a century, so he definitely knows what makes a gin cocktail great. All you have to do, turn up, drink gin and then vote for […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

TV Chef Joins Restaurant Collaboration For One Night Only

It’s all about Coal-laboration at The Coal Shed London this year. The London Bridge restaurant will be bringing in some of the finest talent in the industry for a monthly collaboration dinner, and you’re invited. The simple concept will see chefs take the reins for one night only, working closely with The Coal Shed’s Executive Head Chef Dave Mothersill, Head Chef Chris Ditch and Head Pastry Chef Laura Petersen top come up with a creative five-course menu. The first chef to face the gauntlet will be experimental Scottish chef Michael Bremner. Making the trip up to London for the event, […]

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Chokhi Dhani: The Exciting New Indian Arrival

If there’s one current trend that we’re especially excited about then it’s the rise of the posh curry house. The last few months have seen some brilliant arrivals, including Jamavar, Dishoom Kensington and a new Hoppers among a crowded field of others. Add to that, Chokhi Dhani. Known in India for their smart hotels and restaurants, this will be the group’s first overseas venture, and they’ve chosen Battersea as ground zero for their international expansion. Expect to experience Rajhastan in more than just taste, the restaurant will be showcasing the variety and grandeur of the Sub Continent, not least with […]

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Exclusive Steak and Wine Night at The Jones Family Project

Forget about Valentine’s Day, we’re more interested in the day before, for two reasons. One it’s Pancake Day, which means we get pancakes for breakfast and two, because in the evening, Shoreditch based, The Jones Family Project, is teaming up with world leading Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards for a celebration and special pairing of steak and wine which is all part of the MasterCard Priceless Cities experiences. The three course menu, which will be hosted by wine expert Teresa Cedenilla, will include a spiced sea bass starter and 80 day dry-aged Josper grilled Ginger Pig rump accompanied by short ribs […]

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What to do This Weekend 19th – 21st January

The weekend is almost here and it’s going to be filled with brunch, Creme Eggs, workouts and seeing London in a completely new way. January, it’s not so bad after all.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Six Course Dinner And Luxury Weekends

The Experimental Group is hosting an evening of fabulous food and fundraising. For one night only, the global hospitality collective is bringing together four of its most talented chefs into one kitchen. There will be a champagne reception and a six-course set menu. Best prepare and pace yourselves ladies and gents if you plan to be in for the long haul. Believe me you do. During the meal, yes, the whole six courses, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the silent auction. What was that? You’ll only bid for a luxury weekend in Ibiza, well it’s […]

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Sheekey Secrets: A Conversation Series With West End Legends

Us: “Pssst wanna hear some sheekey secrets?” You: “Hell yeah, what’s a sheekey?” Well…the historic West End restaurant J Sheekey is launching a series of informal discussion evenings. The events will be centred around some of theatres most revered luminaries, and yes you guessed it, they’ll be spilling their secrets about the highs and lows of their careers. It’s a chance to get the inside scoop on some of your favourite stars of stage and screen. The opportunity to get to know your heroes on a real level in a relaxed atmosphere. Join these thespians for an intimate dinner, and […]

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