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Al Fresco Pop-Up in the Heart of the City

Think of your ideal night. For us, it would merge all the best bits of a dinner party (great friends), restaurant (great food) and summer get together (al fresco) – surely that’s not too much to ask? Three friends from Newcastle University quit the London rat race and decided that this kind of convivial dining should become a reality. The result? Nest: a series of pop-ups focusing on seasonal British small plates, an easy-going atmosphere and great company. The name Nest actually comes from the saying ‘Nest mid fréondspéde’, meaning food with friends. The trio have popped-up right in the […]

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Great British Restaurant Opens in St James’s

There was a time that British food was looked down on, we were the ridicule of the food scene with our pies and Toads in the Hole, we were known for overly tough meat, limp vegetables and not having much imagination. We all know this is no longer the case, British food has definitely gone through a renaissance and toady is the next step as GBR aka Great British Restaurant opens today. Created by Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham, the menu starts with a breakfast. Dishes include the GBR full English; GBR baked beans with toasted rye and a fried […]

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Skylight: East London’s New Rooftop Bar

We’re big fans of recycling and upcycling, especially when it involves turning old carparks into new rooftop bars. No need to build a new bar when you already have the space in the heart of East London – this isn’t just some idea that we’re suggesting, this is actually happening as Skylight opens next Thursday at Tobacco Dock. The theme for this up and coming bar will be centred on the idea of a quintessentially British garden party with an urban twist. Edgy. With space for 600 Londoners over three levels, this new hotspot is fitted with numerous bars, croquet […]

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World Famous Australian Bar Heads to London

When one bespoke bar meets up with another renowned bar, thirsty punters, spirit enthusiasts and cocktails connoisseurs would consider it a match made in heaven. As part of their wildly popular Club Residencies Project, The Bloomsbury Club Bar is set to play host to our long distance cousins The Baxter Inn from Australia in an exclusive four day event. Starting up back in November, the ‘Club Residencies Project’ has welcomed award winning bars from across the world including ‘The Clumsies’ from Athens and ‘BlackTail’ from New York City to showcase their mixology skills at arguably one of London’s most fashionable […]

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Coffee Meets Cocktails at Marylebone’s Newest Bar

So you know your Scotch from your Bourbon and your Riesling from your Trebbiano but do you know Tony Conigliaro? Bartender and mixologist extraordinaire, he is the guy behind ‘the bar with no name’ aka 69 Colebrooke Row, Bar Termini in Soho and the neighbouring drinks laboratory, the Drink Factory – he’s basically Willy Wonka of the alcohol world. Tony also consults the bars at The Zetter Townhouse and Granary Square’s Grain Store as well as being the author of Drinks so let’s just say he knows his stuff. And it’s time for you to know his stuff. Following on […]

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The Vincent Opens in Hackney Downs

The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road was a boarded-up pub awaiting demolition before Charles Ross, Richard Temple and Jamie Hempseed came along – now it’s an East End institution. Next, they are turning their attentions to Hackney Downs with the opening of The Vincent. Split across two floors, The Vincent will be made up of a 50-cover restaurant downstairs with a further 20-covers upstairs and, when the sun decides to make an appearance, there’ll be space for another 50 diners on the outdoor terrace. Joining forces with West Architecture and Byron Pritchard, Charles has overseen the interior, which is all […]

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London’s Original and Best Restaurant Festival Returns

With so many amazing restaurants at our fingertips, it’s often overwhelming to know where to start. Is your stomach telling you you want tapas or is that groan actually supposed to be interpreted as a craving for ramen? We never know. Make the decision making process that little bit easier by heading to Regents Park in June. Taste of London, aka the original restaurant festival, is back for another year, bringing with it 40 of London’s top restaurants – everyone from Kricket to Bao and Señor Ceviche to Roka will be there and you can eat them all thanks to […]

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A Mediterranean Terrace is Coming to the Southbank

It’s no secret that Britain goes crazy when the sun decides to shine. Even if it’s only for a few hours, many of us will unapologetically head to the beach and soak up as much of the heat without getting any dodgy tan lines. With the recent spate of urban beaches popping up for summer 2017, the announcement of a traditional terrace comes as a refreshing change. Opening on 22nd May, Mondrian London’s Summer Terrace will be the place to go unwind and watch the sun set. Inspired by the spectacularly scenic French Riviera, Mondrian’s stylishly designed heated exterior extends along the […]

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Backyard Cinema Returns for Summer

Immersive film screening pioneer, Backyard Cinema, is back for summer – this time with an 80s Miami beach theme. Films buffs can soak up a selection of movies that celebrate sun, sand and all things tropical in a faux beach setting created by filling Backyard Cinema’s permanent home, Mercato Metropolitano, with 10 tonnes of sand and a whole host of beach accessories. It’s shore to be a great hit. Ticket holders will have the chance to swap their boring street shoes for a very special pair of Backyard Cinema flip flops at the door, tropical outfits are also encouraged but not mandatory, […]

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The Team Behind Pidgin Open 2nd Restaurant, Magpie

Magpies, they don’t have the best of reputations; they’re going to bring you bad luck, they’re going to eat other birds and they’re going to steal your jewellery (except they won’t do this because, apparently, there is no evidence that they like shiny objects – who knew?). Oh, and they’re liars because we saw six and as we all know it’s ‘six for gold’ but have we seen any gold? No. You know what though, there is a new Magpie landing in London and we think it’s going to have a rather good reputation. Brought to you by James Ramsden and […]

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