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Who to Follow on Instagram: 16 Top Foodie and Fitness Influencers

Move over fashion influencers, it is now the foodies and fitness buffs that are gaining all the followers and getting all the likes. Keep up to date with all the latest food trends or hottest workouts; these are the people to follow… Food London is at the heart of the foodie scene – a restaurant opens everyday in London so it’s no surprise it is also home to some top foodie influencers. Gone are the days where you would have to rely on a catch up with friends to learn about these quirky pop-ups or the latest trend in food, it is […]

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Roast Restaurant Launches Tasting Menu for February

Roast dinner. A British staple, we have all become that snooty connoisseur when a Sunday roast is mentioned. But any Londoner worth their salt knows that it is Borough Market’s very own Roast Restaurant that is famed for serving one of the best roast dinners in the capital. This February, Roast is set to take things further with the launch of their tasting menu, the Sussex Breed Horn to Hoof. This marks the first in a brand new series of tasting menus at the restaurant, taking place throughout the year. Head chef Stuart Cauldwell, one of Roast’s Sussex-based farmers, has […]

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Bon Vivant Opens in Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is set to get a little joie de vivre this month with the arrival of Bon Vivant, a neighbourhood French restaurant that’s going to be decadent, naughty and endlessly French. It’ll serve croissants and coffee in the morning followed by light lunches, intimate dinners and indulgent bottomless brunches. Dishes will include classics such as tartines, charcuterie plates and magret de canard as well as more modern offerings and a French focused wine list. Designed by BusbyWebb, Bon Vivant will feature a wrap- around terrace, banquettes, traditional woven bistro chairs and navy velvet seats. Throughout the restaurant will be provocative […]

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Shake Shack Victoria’s FREE Limited Edition Milkshakes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that 2013 saw Londoners rejoice at the Covent Garden opening of American favourite Shake Shack which, despite immediate success, did not open a new branch for another two years. Shake Shack has finally given us more reason to celebrate, opening its fifth site at Victoria’s Nova and sweet talking us into celebrating with a limited-edition Mast Brothers treat – the Mast Cocoa Beer Float – complimentary with the purchase of any burger on opening day. Created by Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati and Mast London’s Head Chocolate Maker Jon Hogan, […]

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Lorne Opens in Victoria

Breaking away from the norm, there will actually be a restaurant opening in Victoria this year which isn’t in NOVA. Lorne Restaurant is opening next month, a modern British menu where wine and food are both equal – not surprising given it’s the work of a sommelier and a chef. Having met at The Square, sommelier Katie Exton (The River Café, Chez Bruce and The Square) and chef Peter Hall, (The Square, Brawn and San Francisco’s Benu) are coming together to create a restaurant which is all about good food and wine, without any pretentiousness or snobbery. There’ll be a […]

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Drink and Learn at Village East’s Grape Society

Exciting news for booze lovers. Village East Bar and Restaurant in Bermondsey are launching The Grape Society, a new monthly wine and spirits masterclass series. Experience alcohol of all varieties and learn about the rich notes and flavours within the finest aperitifs. At the Grape Society, you’ll have the chance to sample first-rate wine and full-bodied spirits in the company of knowledgeable experts and fellow booze enthusiast. But novices need not be put off. These masterclasses cater to all. Discussions are casual and conversational so you won’t find any pretentious wine speak or pompous gin jargon here. The Grape Society make alcohol […]

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The Scotch Egg Challenge: Who Will Egg-cel?

The humble Scotch egg; loved and appreciated by many a hungry Brit at lunchtime or in the pub at just about any time, there isn’t much else we require for such a classic. Until now. Returning for its sixth year, the Scotch Egg Challenge will be coming to The Canonbury Tavern in Islington in eggtraordinary style. Shortlisted contestants will compete in two categories, Conventional and Unconventional. Chefs from Ealing Park Tavern and The Rat Inn will take part in the Traditional Egg category, paying homage to the classic Scotch Egg, whilst chefs from The Cinnamon Collection and Tang will be battling […]

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A Valentine’s Afternoon Tea With a Side of Bling

Love is most certainly in the air and whether a bit of bling is the key to your heart or you would rather be swept off your feet by a blissful rush of sugar, Conrad London St. James are offering the delight of both with their limited edition ‘Love-Knot’ Valentine’s afternoon tea. Food is definitely the way to our hearts… Indulge in the most quintessential of Valentine’s dates in the hotel’s Emmeline’s lounge – known for its afternoon tea. For one week only, you’ll a find romantically-themed assortment of opulent teas, decadent cakes and delicious nibbles served with a side of serious […]

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Tale as Old as Time Tea at Town House
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‘Tale as Old as Time’ Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea

“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!” said Lumière. Fall into Disney heaven at Town House at The Kensington with their new whimsical afternoon tea inspired by the new Beauty and the Beast film. The Tale As Old As Time afternoon tea will be complete with Mrs. Potts and Chip Potts dishware – time to be their guest. Eat your way through the film, with cakes inspired by classic scenes. Begin with a vanilla and gold Jelly, served with your own Mrs. Potts teapot full of cream then let the iconic Belle and Beast snowball fight […]

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Cooking up a storm: TMRW Project Presents the Chefs of Tomorrow

There’s not many things we Londoners love more than food, new places to eat, and talented chefs with shiny new menus – that’s exactly what Chefs of Tomorrow is promising. Started in 2015, Chefs of Tomorrow was Dan Doherty’s (of London favourite Duck and Waffle) idea to find a way for young chefs to grow, develop and connect with each other and others in the industry. He has since teamed up with writer Anna Sulan Masing and Emily Underwood (of Burnt Truffle) for a collaboration entitled the TMRW project. At its foundation, the project’s basis is the Chefs of Tomorrow, which is […]

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Farringdon Gets a Slice of California as Bel-Air Opens

L.A, it has a lot that London doesn’t, mainly sun, sand, surfing and the fact that it is apparently illegal to lick a toad there… who knew? Still we have slices of Californian sunshine in London, the next being the new Bel-Air big sister to Bel-Air in Shoreditch. Open from 7am, breakfast will be a veritable feast. We’re talking Egg Sidecars – that’s eggs either poached or scrambled with a choice of not one, not two but eight sides; Fat Stack breakfast bagels like the Oh-Boy made from Brick Lane Bagels, chopped egg, braised onions, coriander, chives and Sriracha yoghurt […]

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The Ivy Celebrates 100 Years

We won’t lie, we have been known to have multiple birthday celebrations. Let’s say your birthday falls on a Tuesday – that’s no fun. You’ll need to go for dinner on the day itself but then the weekend calls for the main celebrations, and maybe a brunch the next day for a full debrief of the night before. That makes three birthday-related events and we could probably do even more… So how do you go about celebrating 100 years? London icon The Ivy turns 100 this year and, to celebrate, are holding a whole host of events throughout the year. We […]

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