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London Cocktail Week Is Coming!

If ‘shake it ’til you make it’ is the mantra for your life then the arrival of London Cocktail Week will certainly get you into the spirit. Call us Old Fashioned but this is a Mai Tai great event. Hosted by DrinkUp.London, the folks behind London Beer Week and Wine Week, the now 8th annual event encompases 250 bars, restaurants and popups accross the capital betweeen 2nd and 8th October. The evenings may be getting Dark & Stormy, but inside some of the city’s best hangouts London Cocktail Week promises to be both Cosmopolitan and Fizz-ing. The fun will centre […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

GREY GOOSE Presents Pour L’amour du Chocolat at The Roof Gardens

This Wednesday Grey Goose are presenting the most luscious evening of the season with their event, Pour L’Amour Du Chocolat. The luxury vodka brand will be teaming up with the capital’s other much-loved past-times in the form of a chocolate celebration with Master Chocolatier Paul A. Young, and immersive open-air cinema with Rooftop Film Club. Pour L’Amour Du Chocolat is an event that combines pretty much all of our favourite things – vodka cocktails, a mountain of chocolate, and Jonny Depp romcoms – at The Roof Gardens in Kensington. Already a hot-spot for its gorgeous green spaces overlooking the lights […]

Openings & Launches

Spend Some Arabian Nights Eating at Villa Mama

From the deserts and souks of Bahrain to South Kensington, a taste of the Middle East arrives on Elystan Street this month. Bahraini chef and restauranteur Roaya Saleh is transporting Villa Mama from the Saar district of Bahrain and bringing with it the seasonal home-style dishes, flavours and culinary traditions from across the Khaleej, Persia and beyond. With an emphasis on ‘mezzeh’ sharing plates the menu is a whistlestop tour of the GCC countries, those states grouped around Saudi Arabia including Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Yemen. Dishes like Khubus, a Tandoor-cooked flatbread served with meyhawa, a Bahraini speciality of fermented […]

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Godiva is Bringing an Immersive Chocolate Banquet to London… and It’s Completely Free

We’ve all heard Forrest Gump’s “life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get”. But never has this rung more true than it does now, because an immersive chocolate banquet was the last thing we expected. What was that, you ask? An immersive chocolate banquet. Because for the launch of its Masterpieces range in Sainsbury’s stores, luxury chocolatier Godiva is teaming up with immersive dining extraordinaire Gingerline to give lucky winners an evening of multi-sensorial dining, with three courses inspired by the Heart, the Shell and the Lion from the Masterpieces collection. But […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Winter Feasting Returns With Pergola Paddington!

Pergola Paddington Central is returning this winter, with London’s premier drinking and dining extravaganza promising to be the season’s tastiest event. After a fantastic summer season, Pergola Paddington has equipped itself to host the crowds as the months get chillier, and is now fully winter-proofed – so you can enjoy the best food London has to offer, without sacrificing any of your extremities to the British winter. Hosting all the best independent eateries from across town, Pergola has transformed itself into an urban winter retreat, where you can while your winter hours away in comfort; the two floors have been […]

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Courtesan Brixton: Dim Sum, Cocktails and Cabaret

What happens when you cross the rituals of ancient China and the its courtesans with the legendary clubs of 1920s Shanghai? Not something you probably think about that much, if at all ever. That said if you were to, the answer would be a dim sum and cocktail bar in Brixton – who’d have thought? Relaunching this September, Courtesan will weave together ancient and vintage feminine aesthetics with a futuristic thread. Neon lights, bright red graphics, jade velvet booths and large silk lanterns will sit alongside Chinese artefacts. Leading you down to the late-night venue will be a geometric neon-lit […]

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Made of Dough
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Reggae, Wine And Pizza Pairing

‘Red, red, wiiiiiine…’ may have been a massive hit for UB40, forever marrying together the unlikely couple of Jamaican Music and Cabernet Sauvigon. But now it’s about to get a bit more complicated for reggae and vin rouge, welcome into the threesome… Pizza! It’s a night of pizza, wine and reggae music and it sounds as brilliant as it is batty. Pizza legends Made of Dough started towing their oven around the country with a van before landing in their Peckham shipping container kiosk this year. Meanwhile independent wine merchants Lea & Sandeman have been scouring the wine regions of […]

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Gilly's Fry Bar
Openings & Launches

Gilly’s Fry Bar – Northern Chippy Meets Japanese Tempura

Kill us now, it’s never going to get any better than this: chip shop fish and chips, curry sauce and cocktails. Gilly’s Fry Bar arrives in Finsbury Park this week and it promises to be a fantastic, if unlikely, combo of chippy and highball cocktails with an Asian twist. Modelled on restauranteur Neil Gill’s memories of Tyneside chip shops, the restaurant will feature classics like cod and scraps but fused with the delicate art of Japanese tempura cooking. Running with the Northern obsession with dousing chips with curry sauce Gill has devised a menu combining the traditional katsu curry with […]

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Dishoom Dishes Up Immersive Bombay Brilliance

It’s 1949 and we’re in downtown Bombay. The evening is close and the monsoon is raging, welcome to a world of gangsters, underworld intrigue and jazz. Created by Swamp Studios, Night at the Bombay Roxy is a new immersive evening that will see you transported to Bombay Roxy, a café and jazz club housed within a former Art Deco cinema set in Bombay, 1949 – because did you know that after Miami, Bombay remains the biggest the best example of Art Deco architecture in the world? Taking place in the iconic Barkers Building in High Street Kensington (the site of the […]

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Olle: Queue Now For Korean Barbeque

Summer is over, and so too is the barbecue season as we look forward to another nine or ten months without smoke billowing into our faces as we turn chicken into charcoal. OR, you could head down to Olle and do it properly. Olle is a new Korean restaurant coming to Chinatown and it’s an interactive barbeque. Forget eveything you think you know about the art of BBandQing, Olle will bring the finest cuts of meat to your table where communal firepits will offer you the chance to sizzle to perfection in the ideal conditions. The menu includes top-quality Japanese […]

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