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We Can’t Handel How Amazing These Live Music Venues Are…

Stop! You’re under a rest… Music. It makes the word a much funkier place and life without it, well, it would b flat… OK, sorry. Serious now! Music is the food of love and we certainly want it to play on, so we’ve taken a look at the London bars and restaurants where playing on is a popular pastime. From Park Chinois and its Chinese food and table theatrics, to the Latin American rhythm of the Leaf & Cane, here’s where to shake your tail feather (and listen to something other than pop…)   Ninety One Living Room In a […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

There’s No, Ho, Ho, Time Like The Present To Book Your Street Feast Party

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, children siiiiiinging Christian rhymes, with logs on the fire, gifts on the tree, it’s a time to re- Oh, sorry about that, we’re getting carried away because it’s September so that’s, like, basically Christmas, right? Wrong. But, there’s no denying that the countdown is on, and whether you’re someone who buys your pressies on Boxing Day, or perhaps you’re a last minute Michael and you rummage for odd socks for Dad at 4am on Christmas Eve, one thing everyone has in common is their love of Christmas food and frolics! Enter Street Feast! Providing some […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Dine After Dark At London’s 6 Best 24 Hour Restaurants

Whether you find yourself wandering the streets at 4am in search of a preventative hangover measure or leave work at a depressing hour, we've rounded up London's best 24 hour eateries...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

11 Mac’n’Cheeses You’ll Always Have Room For

Mac’n’cheese – that humble dish you associate with being a child, probably eaten on a Friday night, perhaps followed by Angel Delight and Top of the Pops. Now, thanks to a food revolution, you’ll find it topped with pulled pork and fried then grilled between slices of bread. Whether you’re eating it straight from a street stall or sitting down to a bowl of lobster mac’n’cheese, it’s one dish that we’ll always make room for. Here are 8 of the best:

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Lewis Hamilton Just Opened A Vegan Burger Restaurant & It’s Driving Us Crazy With Excitement!

From Idris Elba launching a cocktail bar named Parrot to David Beckham taking over a West London boozer, there’s really no shortage of celebs turning their hand to food and drink. Now, things are about to become even more random as Lewis Hamilton, as in racing driver Lewis, is launching a vegan burger chain in the city… and it’s driving us crazy with excitement (geddit, driving?). OK, perhaps reading that you might think it’s somewhat bizarre, however Lewis did announce he’d become vegan in 2017 and, since, he’s been working with several investors to launch Neat Burger which has been […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Sparkling Wine, Michelin-Star Food And A Vineyard Under The Stars? Sign Us Up!

As the sun begins to set on summer, and leaves wash from bright greens to deep reds and oranges there’s no better time to say sláinte, prohst, a votre santé and cheers to memories made in warmer climes. And, where better to whet the whistle than at the Gusbourne vineyard experience? Whisking you away into a culinary nirvana just an hour outside of London, English sparkling winemakers Gusbourne will be joined by two Michelin-starred restaurants, The Pony & Trap and Carters of Moseley, immersing guests in sumptuous seasonal menus, of which each course will be paired with a Gusbourne wine. […]

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Reviews

The Raw Food Restaurant That Should Be On Your Radar

On a balmy summer night I made my way to Victoria to try a menu that wouldn’t normally be my bag. Yet, after once trying a tarantula cocktail at Sea Container’s Dandelion bar, it’s fair to say I’m typically forthright when it comes to food and drink. That’s not to say this menu was of a nature as eccentric and otherworldly as my cocktail escapade, but rather it was a 100% vegetarian menu, of which I’m not used to trying. If you’ve never heard of the M Restaurant family then I’ll eat my hat (if I have room post-meal). The […]

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Openings & Launches

8 Astonishingly Awesome August Openings

London is always quieter in August and it seems as if the restaurant openings have taken a bit of a back seat too as there have only been a handful of openings this month. That said it’s quality over quantity and this month we have seen the opening of Insta-fave Eggslut, Antipodean gone wild Mama Fuego, The Halal Guys new spot, and much more. Check 'em out!

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

21 Seriously Cool Starters We Can’t Get Enough Of

Personally, I’m definitely a starter kinda gal. If I had to pick between getting a starter or a dessert, I’d be nibbling my way through the starter selection without a shadow of doubt. Luckily for us Londoner’s, the city is adorned with some of the world’s finest eateries, which means there’s an array of starters just waiting to be feasted on. As always, we’ve selected only the very best of London’s foodie scene, handpicking our favourite starters across the board. Let’s get ready to crumble… The Franklin Restaurant South Kensington (0.4 miles) Locked in the heart of Egerton Gardens, you’ll find […]

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The Moreish Moroccan Afternoon Tea We Want More Of

Momo, the Berber restaurant on Heddon Street Mayfair, is 22 years old and has been overhauled and relaunched to mark the special occasion. The decor has been refreshed and has largely the same Marrakesh/enchanted souk feeling to the restaurant.  Upon first look, you’ll spot a beautiful hand-painted dome, Art Deco sofas, illuminated palm trees both real and copper making you feel like you’ve been transported to Morocco… or so we wish! With the man behind Sketch, Mourad Mazouz, still at the helm it seems that the restaurant has weathered a storm: from starting off as one of the hottest celeb […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 Of London’s Best Chef’s Tables

While we can't promise you'll be seeing an idiot sandwich rendition, we can promise you'll have the best seat in the house at one of London's best chef's tables. Here's a few of our favourites...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dinner In A Diner? London Diner-Style Restaurants

Americana eat your heart out - diners are a piece of the US-of-A that's tricky to find in London, but if you can then put a dime in the juke box and order your dog hot...

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