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Soho’s Pudding Restaurant Opens

Want some news that is 100% guaranteed to brighten your day? If your day wasn’t look great, this is going to boost it and if your day was already going well, well, just take this an added extra. Ready? Today sees the opening of Chin Chin Club… a dedicated dessert restaurant opening in Soho. Yep, a whole restaurant just for puddings. Heavenly. They started out in Camden Market as a little shop, with a big reputation as one of the best ice cream parlours in London and now they are moving to a permanent spot on Greek Street. On the […]

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Richard Corrigan Opens Dickie’s Bar

If you were going to open a new bar then you’d want to get the best of the best on board – it’s not the time for half measures. You’d want to get someone like Gregory Buda from The Dead Rabbit, New York (voted the World’s Best Bar in the World’s 50 Best 2016) or someone like Richard Ryan founder of Drinksology. If you’re Richard Corrigan then you’d get both and you’d call your bar Dickie’s Bar and open it at your restaurant Corrigan’s Mayfair. Set to open at the end of this month, the bar will be a late-night […]

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The Gladwin Brothers Launch Weekly Farmers Market

We love a market. Food market, vintage market, night market – we’re not fussy but there’s just something about taking our shopping outdoors that makes the experience so much better than a soulless, overly air conditioned shop. You get up close and personal with the sellers, who have often made/crafted/sourced their wares themselves and get the amazing opportunity to learn about the origins of what you’re buying in a pretty unbeatable way. A handful of restaurants come close to the market experience, creating their menus around seasonal produce and doing their best to translate this to the customer through informative […]

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Mayfair’s New Al Fresco Seafood Shack

It’s only very recently that seafood has got the attention it deserves in the capital. Yes Rick Stein has done his bit (he’s bringing A Taste of Cornwall to The Goring this summer) but there’s so much more to it, in fact there is a whole day dedicated to our love of fish and chips (2nd June was National Fish and Chip Day). One of our favourite seafood restaurants, Bonnie Gull, is expanding for the summer season, spreading its wings from Fitzrovia and Soho over to Mayfair’s Duke Street for an exclusive four month pop-up in the iconic raised gardens. […]

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G & Tea at The Soho Hotel

Can you hear it? It’s the sound of a new afternoon tea arriving in London and this time it is coming all the way from Tarbert – a small Hebridean village. Having come all that way, we need to give it a warm arrival and try it out. Obviously. Launching on the 10th June, at The Soho Hotel, the G & Tea afternoon tea makes revolves around Isle of Harris Gin, which is distilled, bottled and labelled by hand in Tarbert. It also plays on the island’s connection with the sea and its produce. As well as traditional scones and […]

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Meraki Opens in Fitzrovia

What do Roka, Zuma and The Arts Club all have in common? Apart from all being in London, they’re all part of the Waney family and this month they’re going to get a new sibling in the form of a contemporary Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia. Opening at the end of the month, Meraki will serve the finest Mediterranean ingredients, that the team have scoured the length and breadth of Greece for. You’ll find bottarga from Mesologgi, graviera cheese from Naxos and galotiri cheese from Crete. Heading up the kitchen will be Greek chef Dimitrios Siamanis and dishes will include slow-cooked […]

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Guest Chef Series at The Cinnamon Club

So we are all fans of The Cinnamon Club but what if we told you that over the next few months they are inviting London’s favourite chefs for a series of special evenings with unique tasting menus. Just when you thought the famous Indian restaurant hadn’t brought enough flavour they will be taking things to the next level with collaborations from the most exciting chefs of the moment. To kick off the exciting series of events, Adam Handling, chef patron at The Frog and former contestant on Masterchef: The Professionals, will be joining Vivek Singh in the kitchen on 12th […]

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Martinis and Meringues at Quaglino’s

We often like to mix our desserts with alcohol but what about martinis and meringues? Now we’ve got your attention. Our favourite cocktail bar is teaming up with The Meringue Girls for a special pop-up cocktail and dessert bar this June. Head bartender, Davide Arruci will be serving a selection of cocktails using Moët Chandon, Belvedere and Hennessy VSOP to make unique, floral-inspired martinis. There will be an assortment of mini meringues to perfectly complement your martini, with exciting flavours such as sour cherry, pistachio and rose, gin and tonic and raspberry. They definitely know how to get us on […]

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Calling All Meat Lovers to STK London

June marks National Steakhouse Month and the guys at STK London have no choice but to celebrate with a meat-lovers menu. Executive Chef, Vincent Menager, has designed the menu to create the perfect selection of meat-filled dishes. The starters will include different options such as air-dried-coffee-cured beef plus a miniature take on a classic, the STK Lil’BRGR, and soy-cured beef tartare all of which come with exciting sides such as parmesan mousse and pickled shimeji mushroom. The main will, of course, be grilled USDA sirloin steak with a side of mac and cheese. And what better way to finish it […]

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Fiume Opens at Battersea Power Station

It’s not been that long since we told you about Francesco Mazzei opening Radici, but now the Italian chef is on to opening his next restaurant as he sets his sights on Battersea Power Station. Part of Circus West Village and joining the likes of Vagabond, The Coffee Works Project, The General Store and No.29 Power Station West, Ben’s Canteen, the new restaurant Fiume (Italian for ‘river’) is the latest restaurant from D and D London. Whilst Francesco will oversee it, Fiume will be run by Head Chef Francesco Chiarelli. The two have worked together for over five years, first […]

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Salt + Pickle Opens in Crystal Palace

You know who was good at preserving things? The Ancient Egyptians – they had that sussed. They’ve not been around for the last few thousand years though…they’re also not opening a deli/bistro. Tell you who is though, Manish Upton-Mishra, the man behind Crystal Palace’s Good Taste Deli which specialises in the finest things in life (cheese, charcuterie, beer and wine) and Ian Haigh, the acclaimed designer (Central Design Studio). Everything will be salted, pickled or cured and it’s aptly named Salt + Pickle. Opening on Westow Hill in Crystal Palace, Salt + Pickle will specialise in preservation techniques, focusing on ingredients […]

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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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