We’ve just told you about the Playground for Adults coming to Hackney this weekend and we are already looking forward to the next nostalgic activity for Londoners this summer – the world’s largest bouncy castle. Actually calling it a bouncy castle is a bit of an injustice, it’s actually an inflatable obstacle course (just doesn’t have the same ring to it), better known as ‘The Beast’ and it will be taking over Alexandra Palace on the August Bank holiday weekend (Friday 25th August – Monday 28th August, we’ve already got it in the diary). At 272 metres long, it will […]
Today sees the opening of Bufle, a new bubble waffle and cocktail bar in Soho and they’re celebrating by giving out £1 sweet bubble wraps! Having been popular in Hong Kong since the 1950s, the team are on a mission to make them just as popular over here in London and whilst a few have already popped up, Bufle will not only be selling the sweet, golden waffles but also cocktails inspired by the Far East. Toppings for the waffles include the Oreo Delight – a waffle filled with cookies and cream gelato and topped with Oreo chocolate cookies and […]
Chris Frichot and Saba Tsegaye are well aware how big the London restaurant scene is, and how tough it can be, which is why they’ve called their restaurant, Minnow – because they’re going to ‘be a small, but fiercely independent fish in a big pond’. Opening this Wednesday on Clapham Common, the neighbourhood restaurant will be serving up modern European dishes, plenty of cocktails and brunch at the weekend. Heading up the kitchen will be Jake Boyce (former Head Chef of Jason Atherton’s Social Wine and Tapas) he’ll be giving a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean where […]
When the sun comes out it seems we want to be as close to the sun as possible…sky high to be precise. Contrary to popular opinion, London actually graces us with plenty of days that justify rooftop dining, drinking and dips, so read on for our pick of rooftop venues where you can marvel at the views, have a drink and enjoy a bite to eat.
This summer The Boglione family are going to bring Petersham Nurseries to central London as they bring the garden back to Covent Garden (because yes, it did really use to be a garden way back when.) Centred around a courtyard with evergreen walls, aptly named the Floral Court, the 16,000 sq ft space will be home to two restaurants, a lifestyle, home and garden shop and a delicatessen with a wine cellar and florist – filled with plants, it’ll be an escape from arguably one of London’s busiest areas. It’ll follow the family’s ethos of everything being organic, thoughtful, respectful, […]
Prix fixe menus are often underrated – but they should be given more time, because they’re a great way to see what a restaurant has to offer, often with a menu that changes weekly if not daily and at a rate that means you can go back and try the menu more than once and without having to wait until pay day. So, you’re in luck that Alex Jackson has just launched a new summer menu at Sardine, the Southern French restaurant in Shoreditch. The menu is going to change several times a week, but you can expect the likes […]
For those planning on a day at the races, Goodwood’s official food partner, rhubarb, has launched two new menus, because of course, races aren’t just about the racing, they’re about the food too…well we like to think so. Available in their private boxes, the menus are exact opposites of each other. Depending on how you feel you can choose to either be virtuous or indulgent and the choice isn’t easy. Perfect for when the hot weather has you craving something lighter, the virtuous menu begins with kale and ginger shots and canapes such as yellow fin tuna tartare, smashed avocado […]
Back in the 80s a patron of Brasserie Soho, went to the bar and said that they wanted a drink that was going to wake them and then f**K them up. The man behind the bar was the legendary barman Dick Bradsell and he only went and created one of the most legendary cocktails – a combination of two of our favourites things (coffee + alcohol), the espresso martini. Dick Bradsell and whoever the drinker was, we thank you. London loves an espresso martini, so much so that next month London is getting its first espresso martini festival. Mr Black […]
There seems to be no stopping Jamaican cuisine recently. Following a couple of major restaurant openings in central London, now Boisdale’s of Canary Wharf is serving the food of Jamaica on their terrace throughout the summer. The pop-up is in partnership with the Jamaican Tourist Board, and is seen as so important it was launched by the Jamaican High Commissioner this week. Boisdale of Canary wharf is traditionally a British restaurant with a good menu of steaks and seafood, yet it’s all change for the terrace this summer. Try a dish from a range of contemporary Jamaican dishes, or play […]
It’s July, it’s sunny outside, right now you’re thinking about getting that last minute deal somewhere hot (although if you want really hot try the Central line), but it’s up to you to plan the work party, yep you’re already having to think about Christmas. There we said it, the C word that no one wants to hear, but let us introduce you to new venue, Amber Lakes. Having its official launch this month, this venue is just ten minutes from Heathrow and only forty five minutes from Central London and what a difference that distance can make, because as […]
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