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Bufle Opens with £1 Bubble Waffles

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 […]

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Matcha and Poké Heaven as Tombo Fitzrovia Opens

If there’s one thing that 2017 has taught us, it’s that we can’t get enough of matcha and poké. The Japanese trend has well and truly taken over London, so much so that the guys at Tombo need to open up a third café just to satisfy the city’s craving. They’ve had success in South Kensington and Soho and next they’ll be taking over Fitzrovia. Family run by mother, Manami, and her two sons, Louis and Leo Sloley the newest addition to the Tombo family has been designed by the trio. So we’ve got the authentic Japanese decor sorted, how […]

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Potter, Past and Present: The Harry Potter Conference Coming to Shoreditch

In case you didn’t know, this year marks 20 years since the world read ‘Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much’ and instantly got absorbed into the world of witchcraft and wizardry.  It’s a reason to celebrate, we’ve told you about the Harry Potter supper club, but now there is a Harry Potter conference coming to The Book Club in Shoreditch: Potter, Past and Present. Yep, two days for all your Potter fans to discuss, debate and generally swoon over the last twenty Potter filled […]

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Petersham Nurseries Opens in Covent Garden

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, […]

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Espresso Martini Festival
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London’s Getting an Espresso Martini Festival

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 […]

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Boisdale Launch Jamaican Garden Terrace

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 […]

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Incredible New Event Space Amber Lakes Opens

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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Tuyo Opens in Broadway Market

Pinchos is such a good onomatopoeia…just going to eat a pinch of this and a pinch of that, because of course pinchos are small plates and they will be the order of the day at Tuyo, a new restaurant opening in Broadway Market this month. The menu, which is created by Chef Ricardo Pimentel (Salt Yard Group), brings together Mediterranean and Levantine dishes with a Spanish twist. There’ll be Spanish and Italian cheeses and charcuterie; harissa lamb rump with pisto, black olive couscous and pistachio; duck and figs with pearl barley, gremolata, pomegranate, carrot puree and smoked almonds and Picos […]

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Free Chai as Pamban Opens in Camden

There’s a new chai and coffee house, Pamban, opening in Camden and they’re going to be giving away free chai. Yep, Pamban which opens on Monday 10th July, will be celebrating their opening by giving anyone who heads in there and says, ‘chai there’ free chai. Well chai there to you too. Named after the island that sits between Indian and Sri Lanka, Pamban will serve a menu of chai and coffee drinks that brings together the cultures and tastes of Sri Lanka and India. Chai will be brewed in traditional clay cups, you can choose between the house chai […]

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Where to Go During Wimbledon

Copious amounts of strawberries and creams, litres of Pimms and a suddenly a country full of tennis experts – it must be Wimbledon! We’re now three days into it and if you haven’t had at least two glasses of Champagne and talked about Andy Murray in the last hour you need to up your game. If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the games or you just want to show your appreciation through eating then read on… The Hyde Bar The Hyde Bar at The Royal Park Hotel have launched two new Wimbledon Experiences – both include two nights in […]

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Gabeto Comes to Camden

When it comes to food, Camden Market is not short of places to eat, but the team behind its latest restaurant are hoping that they will be able to rival the best that Shoreditch and Fitzrovia has to offer. Opening on the 6th July in one of the Victorian stable blocks, Gabeto (which is means ‘our house’ in Spanish) will see, former Chiltern Firehouse chef, Lee Andrews heading up the kitchen to create a menu that brings together British ingredients with Latin flavours. Tacos, rare-breed steaks and small plates including the likes of beetroot-cured salmon and chorizo Scotch eggs will make […]

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The Handbook Meets Mint Leaf’s Head Chef

Having recently launched their Sunday bottomless brunch and a firm favourite when it comes to Indian restaurants in London, we caught up with Mint Leaf Haymarket’s head chef Rajinder Pandey. Part of the original team who opened Mint Leaf back in Haymarket back in 2003, Rajinder has returned to the team after travelling throughout India. We caught up with him to discuss how Indian cuisine has evolved and his tips for success. What did you learn on your travels that you have now brought back to Mint Leaf? That authenticity is key. Individual regional cuisines and street food are such […]

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