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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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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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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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The Balcon Launches Its Summer Terrace

Another day, another terrace. However, the new terrace at The Balcon in Sofitel London St James promises to give you a bit more than just your average terrace bar and restaurant this summer. Guests will be able to escape from the bustle of St James’s and relax on the newly opened terrace for dining and drinks. Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean, The Balcon has introduced a new menu to match the warmer months. There will be a selection of filling salads and small plates such as roasted goat’s cheese salad complimented with pomegranate, honey and almonds and grilled harissa prawns […]

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Made of Dough Opens in Peckham

We always like to hear when a pop-up is going permanent, especially when that pop-up is Made of Dough, one of London’s pizza champions. They’ve spent the last couple of years touring the country, cooking over 100,000 pizzas in the back of a Land Rover and now they are settling down in south east London. Yep, from next month you’ll be able to find Made of Dough on Bellenden Road in Peckham. With space for fifty covers, the pizzeria will feature a chef’s table, cocktail bar and of course an open wood fire. And it’s here that the pizzas will […]

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Pimms Does Brunch

The people at Pimms have given us what we never knew we needed and combined our favourite cocktail with our favourite pastime – brunch. A new Pimm’s brunch menu is being rolled across our favourite brunch spots across London including Bourne and Hollingsworth, Egg Break, Friends of Ours, Megan’s and Brother Marcus. There will be an array of Pimm’s cocktails like you’ve never seen them before to compliment your avocado and eggs. It’s time for the classic Bloody Mary to take a rest. There will be four new drinks for every brunch goer. The Pimm and Proper includes all of the essentials of a G&T blended […]

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Neo Bistro to Open in Mayfair

Next week, Mayfair will welcome Neo Bistro to Woodstock Street. The new restaurant from Alex Harper (former and Head Chef of The Harwood Arms) will be under the guidance of Mark Jarvis (Chef-Patron of Anglo) and is drawing inspiration from the new bistros of Paris. Doing away with fine dining to take a more relaxed approach instead, the menu will be concise but will be constantly evolving and changing. Expect to find cured Tamworth pork, venison chorizo and fresh cheese with smoked potato, grilled leeks and walnut pesto alongside more substantial dishes of roast sea bass with mousserons, English asparagus […]

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What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend: 26th-28th May

It’s here; the second May Bank Holiday! These last couple of months have been good to us when it comes to four day weeks and we need to make the most of this one because after this we have to wait until August… So how should you fill it? With plenty of brunches, street food, festivals, cocktails, beaches and rooftops, that’s how. We have your Bank Holiday weekend plans sorted.

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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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