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Gaucho’s Boxing Day Brunch

Just like Christmas Day, Boxing Day has its traditions. We gorge on sandwiches made from leftovers and all those chocolate boxes we got from family members who didn’t know what to get us. This is also done from the comfort of our favourite spot on the sofa; but this year may well be the year for leaving tradition for a while – it has been a rollercoaster of a year anyway – because Gaucho are continuing the festivities with their Boxing Day brunch. The menu has been designed so diners can order any dish as many times as they like, […]

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The Cheese Bar: The Cheese Truck Goes Permanent

If we had to choose a favourite ice cream van in London (when we would have to make this choice, we aren’t sure, but let’s say we did) we would choose the 1970’s dream Alfie, which in 2014 decided that it was no longer going to be an ice cream van, but was going to be instead The Cheese Truck and with that London street food scene found its game changer. Created by Mathew Carver, The Cheese Truck does what it says on the tin it champions the best British cheese with its food porn – aka grilled cheese sandwiches […]

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The World’s Most Expensive Mulled Wine

Nowadays, Alpine retreats aren’t as far away as the Alps; the courtyard at Hush Mayfair has been transformed into an après lodge – perfect for those who enjoy the après but can’t ski to save their lives! The courtyard has been decorated with vintage skis and sleds, fairy lights and temperatures are kept high with the blankets and hot water bottles. No Alpine lodge is complete without food in abundance so feast on mountainside favourites like onion soup with gruyere croutons or chicken schnitzel with spaghetti tomato. There’ll also be ‘petit plates’ available like croque monsieur served with Aspen fries, […]

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Seedlip Dry January Takeover

Oh January, that month full of promise. With our best intentions we head to the gym, clutching our green smoothies, but sooner or later, temptation wins – it’s an all too familiar cycle. Enter Seedlip, masters of distilled non-alcoholic spirits. They’ll be taking over The Bloomsbury Club Bar for three days in January, hosting a dry January event, keeping that temptation at bay. Guests will be treated to a dry January cocktail menu, which boasts drinks such as the Espreseedlip Martini, composed of Seedlip-infused coffee, almond milk, cocoa nibs and gomme syrup; and the signature Seedlip and Tonic, composed of […]

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Panettone and Gelato at Vico

Think Christmas foods you think turkey, sprouts, mince pie, Christmas puddings – one of the best but perhaps one of the most underrated? The panettone. It’s sweet, it’s light, it tastes just like Christmas – it’s everything you could want. So, chef-owner Jacob Kenedy (VICO, Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo) is making the humble panettone the star attraction at Vico with his ‘Panettone, Gelato and Winter Warmer Bar’ – which you can also read as ‘Decadence overload, bring your eating pants’ because – trust us, this is one is pure comfort food. There are four puddings to choose from. Keep […]

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Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack Opens in Soho

Soho, it’s full of places where you can’t book and funnily only have a handful of covers. And it’s just got another- but before you roll your eyes and wearily add it to the list of places you’ll be queuing for, hear us out. It’s the second Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack and it’s going to be worth the wait. Taking inspiration from the British coast and nostalgic days at the seaside, the shack has been designed by Coriander Buildings (Riding House Café, Blixen) and features an open plan kitchen where you can see your food served directly from the charcoal […]

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London’s Take on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Following the joyous time that is the festive season, January can feel, well, a bit dry, a bit of a slump. Rescuing you from that slump is VAULT Festival. It’s been branded as the ‘smaller, cooler version of the Edinburgh Fringe’ so expect performances, club nights, pop-up bars…basically everything the Fringe has and more. The Flanagan Collective will be taking over multiple spaces in the venue, with their immersive version of The Great Gatsby. Each audience is set to have a unique experience, while being encouraged to explore the world of Jay Gatsby. Returning to the festival will be Superbolt […]

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Lockhouse Opens: A Balancing Act

You don’t need us to tell you that life is all about balance. About the splurging and the saving, the nights in and the nights out, the burgers and salads. That’s what is happening at Lockhouse, which opens tomorrow in Paddington. You’ll find it overlooking Grand Union Canal in Merchant’s Square. It’s big too with 180 covers throughout the bar, restaurant and mezzanine and a further 70 covers outside – might want to wait until it’s a bit warmer for that one though. It’ll mix vintage chic and distressed leather seating with a dramatic polished concrete bar and large open […]

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The Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve in London

2016 has been, if nothing else, eventful. A bit of a roller coaster one might say. Whether you’ve been at the top or the bottom of that roller coaster, there is only one thing for it, pick up a glass of Champagne, get your party hat on and say goodbye 2016, hello 2017…. Menus: Bronte  Bronte will be offering two sittings for their New Year’s Eve menu – one at 6pm which is ideal if you have children and one starting at 9pm which is just for the adults and is when the DJ will be taking to the decks. Dishes […]

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Aviary: The City’s Stylish New Rooftop

Whilst the definition of ‘aviary’ is a large cage or enclosure for keeping birds in, we’re thinking the link to feathered creatures at this new rooftop bar is the sweeping birds eye views you get of the city below. Taking over the tenth floor of the brand new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, Aviary is a new drinking destination aimed at city workers, nestled in between Old Street and Liverpool Street. Russell Sage Studio (Bounce Old Street, Dishoom, Social Eating House) is behind the interiors, creating an eye-catching mix of rich purples, gold, orange and green with a central bar […]

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