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Ferdi: Where the Supermodels Get Their Burger Fix

If you’ve ever wondered where models go when they want to each burgers and mac n cheese then let us introduce you to Ferdi – a little Parisian restaurant which is now heading to Mayfair. Opened by Alicia and Jacque Fontainer and named after their son, Ferdinand, Ferdi is simple food done well – the sort of place you want to go on your cheat day (of if you’re us, cheat life). On the menu, you’ll find their famous cheeseburger, a strong cocktail list and churros. It’s comforting food done well and has amassed quite the legion of loyal A-listers, […]

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Bobby Fitzpatrick Opens: Keeping the 70s Alive

The 70s; a time of busy patterns, orange sofas, brown carpets, lacquer wood and statement lamps. Some might say a questionable time in the interior stakes. Not, Bobby Fitzpatrick though. He loves the 70s, he can’t get enough of the Formica and brown shag pile carpets and he is bringing it all to West Hampstead with his new party pad. He’s big into rum too, he went to The Caribbean and created ‘Bobby’s Rum Diaries’ so what do you reckon you’re going to get at the party HQ? Rum and rum-laden cocktails. He’s named one after his date to the […]

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11 Ways to Embrace the Nordic Lifestyle

Towards the end of last year everyone was going mad for ‘hygge’. The Danish trend referring to taking enjoyment in life’s simple pleasures is showing no signs of slowing down, so get yourself a cinnamon bun, listen to some live music and enjoy your minimal surroundings; here is our guide to all things Nordic in London.

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VAULT Festival Lates

You may have heard about VAULT Festival, London’s answer to the Edinburgh Fringe. They’ve taken over the tunnels beneath Waterloo station, with full days of comedy and music and they’re also running a series of night-time-adult-only events, known as VAULT Lates. To kick off the series, VAULT have teamed up with Time Out for their ‘Time Out presents: I’m Coming Out’ party. It’ll be a grand way to kick off the year, or put an end to dry January, with a DJ set from Time Out’s very own Oliver Keeney (music and nightlife editor), a midnight runway, and a photo […]

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Craft London Do Burns Night

Pay tribute to one of Scotland’s national treasures at Stevie Parle’s Craft London this January. The restaurant is known for their collaborations and they’ve teamed up with Compass Box, specialists in small batch innovative whiskies, for their Burns Night celebration. Celebrating Scottish poet Robert Burns, festivities often include quintessentially Scottish foods and activities and the celebration at Craft London is no different. Indeed guests will dine on haggis, neeps and tatties (with a whisky sauce). But besides the haggis, the menu also offers pickled herring with fermented cuttlefish; cod and carrots with mead sauce; and peat monster cured salmon. To […]

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Stevie Parle Opens Palatino

What do Rome, an Italian typeface and Clerkenwell have in common? Palatino. How? So, Stevie Parle, (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Craft London and Sardine) is set to open his fifth restaurant in Clerkenwell. Inspired by Rome, the restaurant is named after one of the seven ancient hills that surround the city, as well as the classic Hermann Zapf Italian typeface that has been incorporated into the restaurant’s graphics; that name is Palatino. Things are coming together. Set around three core elements: a fresh pasta machine, a wood burning grill and a stone oven, dishes will span Rome’s cultural and culinary history from […]

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A Pre-Work Dance Party Comes to West London

Wake up. Hit the snooze button (x3). Feel guilty about skipping the gym. Sound familiar? Us too. Running or cycling or lifting weights facing a white wall can just get so boring. That combined with the comfort and warmth of our beds just makes it really difficult to get out the front door in the morning. But there’s this phenomena that has taken over New York and East London; it goes by the name of Daybreaker and is a pre-work (sober) dance party now making it’s way to West London. Still, getting up early for a dance party sounds like hard work. […]

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9 Winter Terraces You Still Have Time To Visit

We might be starting to think about spring, but the recent cold snap and ‘thunder snow’ has us reaching for the blankets and hot cocktails again. So we’ve rounded up 9 winter terraces which opened in 2016 but are still around, so you can stock up on tartiflette, fondue and gingerbread afternoon teas for a little while longer.

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Patty & Bun Opens on Richmond Road

‘New Year New You’, we’re not interested in that rhetoric, nope, but we are interested in the new Patty & Bun, who are closing their London Fields site (they just got too big for the venue) and are moving just around the corner to Richmond Road to bring even more burger, beats and booze. Yasss. They’re keeping some of the same elements at the London Fields arch – the long, communal tables which will cater for up to 50, but they’ll be adding in a little bar to serve up happy hour cocktails and craft beer on tap and there’ll […]

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The Modern Pantry Team Up With Award-Winning Bartender for The Alpha Beta Bar

The Modern Pantry have poached award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan Group) for their latest venture, The Alpha Beta Bar, named so because of the building it’s housed in – The Alphabeta building, Finsbury Square. The restaurant’s menu makes use of global ingredients to produce bold and punchy flavours and, much in the same way, the new drinks menu makes use of exotic ingredients and lesser-known spirits, to produce exceptional drinks that perfectly pair with all the bar snacks on offer. Imbibe a Firecracker Fizz – whisky with lemon, apricot and chilli sherbet, and soda; or a Sgroppino G&T – cream […]

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The Meat Lust Bare Bones Bus Tour

Buses aren’t just for transporting you across our fair city, nope in London you can have afternoon tea on buses, last year you could go around drinking gin and you’ll find one bus serving up oysters and in 2017 one double decker bus is becoming The Meat Lust Bare Bones Bus as Meat Lust team up with Ben Spalding– and they’re going on a BBQ tour. The bus has been stripped of its usual interior and in its place, a Primo XL400 Grill, dining booths and a craft beer bar from Gipsy Hill Brewing who will be pairing all the […]

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Plot Opens in Tooting Market

They say Tooting is up and coming, but we reckon it’s beyond that, Tooting now has firmly established itself on London’s food scene and now bringing their restaurant to it are cousins Harry Smith and Mark Kimber. Setting up shop in Tooting’s Broadway Market, the fifteen-cover restaurant will be a showcase of the best seasonal and local British produce. Meat comes from Chadwick’s on Tooting High Street, fish from Moxons in Clapham South, olives come from Kent and cured meats and pickled beets from West Dorset. Heading up the kitchen will be chef Giles Elstob. Breakfast will be a coffee […]

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