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8 Places to Visit During British Pie Week

Next week is one of the most glorious weeks of the year and perhaps one of the most underrated: it’s British Pie Week. A week in which we can celebrate all things pastry, meat and carbs. London has risen to the challenge once more, serving up both classic pies and (because it’s London) twists on the original – but we’re easy-going here, we’ll take them all!

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
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Number 177 Bar & Kitchen Opens

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen in Hackney Wick is getting a sister site today as Bruno Cabral, founder of The Number Group, opens Number 177 Bar & Kitchen in Hoxton. It too will be a mix of music, art and food (three of the finest things in life), with a German edge to it. It’ll be taking inspiration from Berlin’s bar scene, although we assume it will be easier to get into than Berghain… It’s going to be big; there’ll be space for 350 of us and a sliding wall covered in graffiti will divide the main restaurant and bar […]

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London’s Top Chefs Celebrate Ceviche Soho’s 5th Birthday

Think back five years ago, could you name a Peruvian restaurant in London? We struggled to think of one. If Londoners wanted to experience authentic Peruvian food and drinks they would probably have had to pack their bags, head to Heathrow and endure a 14-hour flight. That all changed when Peruvian chef Martin Morales opened the doors to Ceviche Soho, introducing a diverse range of flavours such as Nikkei, Criollo, Chifa and Amazonian to the capital. Five years on, Ceviche Soho is still whetting the appetite of hundreds of Londoners with their menu and not to forget those pisco sours… So, it’s only right […]

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Live At Zédel Presents French Festival at Brassiere Zédel

When you think ‘French’, delicate macaroons, impeccable style and that accent are amongst the first things to come to mind. But this March, Brassiere Zédel have bought France to you, without even a mention of the Eiffel Tower nor a whiff of that Eurostar ticket. Teaming up with Live at Zédel, Brassiere Zédel will host an eight day extravaganza of French culture, filled with food, music and live performances. Many shows will grace the stage of the Crazy Coqs, including Les Siestes Acoustiques de Bastian Lallement, inviting you to enjoy music and spoken word, whilst you doze on the floor – […]

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Balans Soho Society
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Balans Soho Society Opens in Clapham

It’s been 30 years since the Balans Soho Society opened on Old Compton Street and to celebrate, they are have headed south and opened their first site on the other side of the river, over in Clapham. They’ll be doing what Balans does best, serving up morale boosting cocktails and encouraging us to indulge in our decadent side. Cocktails include the likes of Slap on the Rum made from Red Leg spiced rum, pineapple, mint and ginger beer and the Jaliscan Night – a mix of El Jimador tequila, activated charcoal, agave and violet. To accompany it will hearty brunches […]

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13 of the Best March Pop-Ups and Supperclubs to Book Now

We’re finally emerging out of winter and heading towards spring, and as we do there are a whole host of pop-ups and supper clubs this month to welcome us out of hibernation. You’ll find alcoholic sweets, code-breaking cocktails, Caribbean brunches, revolts at the Tower of London and 25 bars in one venue…

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Sandwich Amnesty: Upgrade Your Lunch at The Cheese Bar

If like us, you can regularly be found spending your weekends exploring London’s food markets, you may be familiar with little Alfie, the bright yellow 1970’s ice cream van selling the best grilled cheese sandwiches in London…it’s The Cheese Bar. Let us put a big cheesy smile on that face of yours by telling you that The Cheese Bar is set to open the doors to its first permanent restaurant in the historic Camden Stable Market (we told you about it here back in December). To celebrate their upcoming permanent restaurant, the king of grilled cheese Mathew Carver has teamed up […]

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Fortnum and Mason
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3 and 6 Bar, Fortnum & Mason’s New Bar

If you were having a cocktail party in the 1930s and didn’t want to have to put in the work, then you could pay Fortnum & Mason to throw the party for you in your own house. Handy. And the cost for that was just three shillings and sixpence, or in today’s terms £11 (don’t worry that didn’t include alcohol, otherwise we really are getting a rough deal now) which is the same price as Fortnum’s iconic cocktails. Whilst you can’t get Fortnum’s to throw a party for you, for 3’6 you can visit their new bar: 3 and 6. […]

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World Book Day
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The Bar Swapping Cocktails for Books

World Book Day at school was great, you got a free book and could dress up as your favourite character. You either went all out and arrived in a bear suit, duffel coat and red wellingtons, or you came in normal clothes and pretended you were some girl from a Jacqueline Wilson book – lacking imagination we say. Perhaps we need to start introducing it into offices too… Anyway, Paddington costume or not, we will be heading to The Bloomsbury Club Bar, because to celebrate World Book Day on the 2nd March, they will be swapping books for cocktails. You […]

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15 of the Top Bars and Restaurants that Opened in February

And just like that we are almost through the second month of the year. Where did it go? No one knows. In amongst Valentine’s Day, the end of Dry January and awards season there have been rather a lot of new openings. We’ve had new ventures from Jason Atherton, more openings at Nova and third restaurants from Yard Sale and Hawksmoor. Here are 15 to add to your never-ending bucket list… Hai Cento Jason and Irha Atherton have again teamed with Chef Patron, Paul Hood, for another winning collaboration, serving up casual New York/Italian dishes and classic Italian cocktails at […]

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Top Chefs Unite For an Epic Charity Dinner

Who’s cooking dinner? The question that has us hungry and excited for tonight, if it means we don’t have to cook ourselves… not to mention the gastronomy event of the season. Returning on 6th March for its 18th year, ‘Who’s Cooking Dinner?’ will unite world class culinary talent for an evening of fine dining shrouded in mystery to raise funds for research and treatment into leukaemia and blood cancers. In a game of chef roulette, 20 of the country’s most celebrated kitchen masters will take part in the charity dinner which sees 200 guests assigned to their tables by random draw for a one-off table service experience. […]

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12 Top Restaurants Worth the Queue

We are a nation of queuers but that doesn’t stop us getting reluctant when hunger strikes and there are ten (or more) people in our way. We’ve rounded up 12 of the best no-reservations restaurants so that at least you know if you’re going to stand in line, it’s worth every second…

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