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LASSCO Bar and Dining Opens on Maltby Street

An architectural salvage warehouse may not be the obvious choice for a restaurant but LASSCO bar & dining don’t want to go with the crowd. Tucked away just off Maltby Street (home to our favourite foodie market), the venue is no stranger to food, having previously hosted a handful of fairy lit supper clubs, but is now shifting permanently to restaurant/bar status as friends and business partners Jerome Slesinski and James Knox Boothman move in. The duo met back in 2009 whilst working at the Royal Oak on Columbia Road Flower Market and will bring the same easy-going dining experience to […]

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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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Bubblewrap Opens: The Next Instagram Sensation

It’s taken three rejected site offers, three sits falling through, two years of trading on weekend markets across London and catering for three festivals but next month Tony Fang will see Bubblewrap, the egg waffle company, finally moving into its first permanent home. Back in the 1950s egg waffles became a thing in Hong Kong as a way to use up broken eggs that couldn’t be sold – the name refers to the fact that it looks obviously like bubble wrap. They then get coated in all manner of toppings. We’re talking Matcha gelato, strawberry cheesecake gelato, fruit such as […]

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Craft London Launches Thursday Feasts with Shaun Hill

For the last two years, Stevie Parle and the team at Craft London have been smoking, pickling and curing, they’ve had their first honey harvest and now their Kitchen Gardens are fully up and running. Now it’s time for a new project: Thursday FEASTS. Each month they’ll be joining forces with great British suppliers or top chefs to create a unique one-off menu with wine pairing, cocktails made using homemade ingredients and new cheeses from their suppliers at Neal’s Yard. First up is acclaimed British chef Shaun Hill. Currently the head chef at Michelin-starred restaurant The Walnut Tree, Shaun started cooking […]

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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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Make Way For The Cosiest Bar in London

Londoners seem to love a secret bar. We know, you just can’t seem to get enough. Anything with ‘secret’, ‘underground’ or ‘hidden’ in the title, invariably means a whole host of people will flock to said location, only to be disappointed that a hundred other people had the same idea. But that is a thing of the past. Set to become Tooting’s best kept secret, The Hill Station could be the cosiest bar in South West London. We mean, cosy. The bar only has a 12 person capacity and is hidden away in Broadway Market. Brought to London by the Heathcote Brothers, […]

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8 Anti-Valentine’s Ideas For Whether You’re Single or Just Against the Hype

If Valentine’s Day has you thinking of that scene in the Sex and the City Movie where Carrie and Miranda get caught up in the ribbons of helium balloons suspended above them then chances are you’re an Anti-Valentiner. You’re certainly not alone, which is why for every sharing menu, aphrodisiacal cocktail and hotel package for couples there are also film screenings, cat parties and the chance to dispose of an item of your ex’s clothing in return for a burger and martini. Freedom has never been so sweet and hey, we’re not saying this list is only for singletons so if […]

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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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London’s First Authentic Aperitivo Bar

Warm, lazy summers, beautiful architecture, and home of pizza, the Italians seem to have got it right. What more could they do, you ask? We have one word for you: aperitivo. This idea, cultivated in Milan, marries drinks and small platters to create social dining at its finest. Ritorno, a recent addition to the Kings Road, brings the authentic aperitivo experience to the heart of Chelsea, with a twist. Drinks take centre-stage at Ritorno, with Regional Specialities inspired by native Italian poets and four sub-sections of cocktails guaranteed to test your decision making skills. Distinctly decadent, the Perla combines silver […]

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Selfridges’ Rooftop Restaurant Gets Wasted

The eternally popular Selfridges rooftop has just announced an innovative new partnership which is sure to keep demand as high as ever and will see it transformed into a rooftop garden exhibition. Turning to a trio of leading restauranteurs from across the pond, Selfridges are turning their attention to a hugely understated area of the restaurant industry; food waste. With 210,000 tonnes of food thrown away annually by British restaurants, there’s a whole lot more that needs to be done than just whacking a fish pie on the specials menu the day after that pan-fried sea bass didn’t quite sell […]

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