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The Big Five: Punch Room’s New Menu

Long before punch became synonymous with American frat parties, with its questionable sickly, sweet mix of alcohol and fruit, it was actually the invention of the ultimate drinkers, the 17th century sailors of the East India Company. It was said that they would drink in the region of ten pints a day, but as they reached hotter temperatures, the beer became rancid and flat. So once a shore they set about making a drink using spices and sugar and just like that punch was born. They brought it back it to England et voila. Now Punch Room, the award-winning bar at […]

Sandwich Fest
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Greatest Sandwich Festival

Oh a good old sarnie. Sometimes, nothing can beat it. We’ve even dedicated a week to celebrating it. Yep, British Sandwich Week is a thing. And now, so is Sandwich Fest – thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. The festival will see the best of London’s sandwiches all brought to one courtyard, located on Hackney’s Warburton Street. A coincidence? We like to think not. Expect food from the likes of Brindisa, famed for their chorizo roll; Grill My Cheese, who put gourmet twists on the classic grilled cheese; Le Bao, you know, those fluffy cloud like buns filled with a […]

Openings & Launches

Gunpowder Team Open Madame D’s

Harneet and Devina Baweja, the duo behind Gunpowder are set to open a new restaurant next month, this time exploring the oriental flavours of the Himalayas that they fell in love with, when visiting family in North East India. Madame D’s will bring together the flavours of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan and Chinese cooking with local ingredients to create a succinct sharing menu. Dishes will include gold coin dumplings, pan-fried Tibetan duck momo, garlic coriander steamed chicken and prawn on toast. Marked by deep red awnings over the windows, the 25-cover restaurant will give a nod to the ramshackle back-rooms that […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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Cocktails and Coding: The Ultimate Masterclass

The tech industry is booming and code is all the rage but somehow we’ve missed the boat – it seems that even children are more advanced than us when it comes to coding, and the tech industry remains predominantly male. Sanderson has teamed up with coding experts, Code First: Girls, to host a series of tech-focused events, helping women take the reigns in the tech industry and just generally demystify the world of coding. Kicking off the series will be a ‘Women in Tech’ panel discussion, chaired by Holly Brockwell, editor of female-focused tech website gadgette.com. Holly will be joined by […]

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DIY Smores, Table Top Barbecuing and Spanish Gin Cocktails

Southbank is getting a summer pop-up. We’ve seen the urban beach, the roller disco and the helter skelter but this time around there’s a foodie focus as pop-up king, Jimmy Garcia launches The BBQ Club. A walk-up BBQ bar means you can saunter along the river, Aberdeen Angus steak burger in hand, but for the real experience you’ll want to head upstairs to the rooftop dining area. A 6-course tasting menu will be prepared for guests by their very own chef at a Big Green Egg grill (aka the ultimate piece of BBQ equipment) resembling a kind of intimate supper […]

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40 Michelin Stars, 30 Chefs, 1 Community Kitchen

As food lovers we are certainly conscious about the sourcing of our food, and both the environmental and ethical effects involved in its production (just think of all the ‘seasonal, British menus’ out there) but it’s all too easy for our awareness to stop the minute that last mouthful has been swallowed. The behind the scenes impact of food waste has been brought to light recently, with incredible initiatives like the wastED pop-up restaurant at Selfridges and Skye Gyngell’s Scratch menu at her Somerset House restaurant, Spring which uses leftovers in innovative ways to make creative menus for their discerning, […]

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Openings & Launches

COYA Angel Court Comes to Bank

If you find yourself in need of some ceviche and a pisco sour whilst wandering the streets of Mayfair then COYA has always been your safe bet – it has previously been crowned London’s ‘Best Restaurant of the Year’. But if you’re in the city, you haven’t been so lucky. Until now. World-leading restaurant group, COYA is set to open a second London site at the start of May. Located in Bank’s new Angel Court development, the restaurant will bring the familiar Latin American vibe to a more corporate audience. Open day to night, COYA Angel Court will have a […]

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Celebrate World Malbec Day with 7 Days of Malbec at Gaucho

Out of all the Mondays in 2017, April 17th is set to be one of the best – it’s World Malbec Day! A whole day celebrating red wine and a day when Gaucho will be selling all 75 of its Malbecs at half price or less. It’s true what UB40 say, Red red wine can’t get you off my mind. Argentina’s Domingo Faustino Sarmiento made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry by introducing World Malbec Day and Gaucho will be celebrating appropriately by hosting 7 Days of Malbec. The event will showcase the grape that is at the heart of the […]

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Yolk
Openings & Launches

Yolk: Gourmet Takeaway in the City

It’s a familiar tale: popular street food stall hits the big time and, after establishing a loyal following, gets a permanent home. The best things come in small packages though so Yolk are keeping it real and taking over a little site in Finsbury Avenue Square, just by Liverpool Street Station. Offering nearby office workers a new option for al-desko breakfast and lunch and, as the name suggests, eggs rule the roost. Breakfast, served from 7am, will see egg pots like Yolk’s signature Eggs Benedict pot: poached Buford Brown eggs sprinkled with pulled 24-hour ham hock, topped with a generous […]

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There’s a Meaty Festival Hitting The Big Smoke

Move over music festivals, there’s a big juicy rib festival hitting town…say hello to The Big Smoke! The Blues Kitchen, Brixton are transforming into a carnivores paradise, aka a 3-night rib festival. Yes you read that correctly, a festival celebrating juicy, smokey ribs accompanied by sets from world class blues, roots and soul artists every night. BBQ legends Neil Rankin, Wayne Mueller and DJ BBQ will be making our mouths water and the people to blame when our cheeks are smothered in BBQ sauce. There will even be a custom built propane tank 108-inch smoker – talk about serious smoking. Neil Rankin, former […]

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José Pizarro Opens Tiny Tapas Bar

We all know not to be fooled by the size of something and that size isn’t everything (unless it’s money, then you can keep adding the zeros) so even though José Pizarro’s new restaurant is going to be a tiny tapas bar, we know it’s going to be mighty. Opening in Canary Wharf, Little José is José Pizarro’s fourth restaurant and will be part of Street Feast at their brand new venue, Giant Robot (yes, that’s actually the name), in Crossrail Place. His sell-out spicy prawn fritters with lime mayo will be back, along with sides dishes of patatas bravas, Padrón peppers and a daily […]

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Openings & Launches

Pergola on the Roof Goes to Paddington

As hard as we try, we can’t really start to get excited about summer until the announcements start. You know, the announcements… Like this one. And this one. They’ve been trickling in as of late but we’ve just heard a particularly exciting one: Pergola on the Roof, aka our favourite summer rooftop destination, is heading to Paddington. Get excited for Pergola Paddington Central, West London’s newest, largest al fresco drinking and dining experience. Situated in Paddington Basin, a stones throw from Little Venice and Regent’s Canal, this waterside location almost pips the White City original to the post from the […]

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