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11 of the Best Pop Ups and Supper Clubs in January

It’s no secret that January is a month we all need dragging out of hibernation. This month’s best pop ups are suitably comforting; there’s everything from a sausage roll competition to a pie pop-up and on Blue Monday (16th January), when things get really dire, a House of Happiness is popping up below Piccadilly so leave your bags at the door, slide on your slippers and enjoy a free massage. There’s things for Baking Bad fans and wannabe Scots (and actual Scots) too. See, January isn’t that bad after all.

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Detox with Cocktails by FACEGYM at Bluebird

January is the month of detox. Whether we keep to those detoxing plans is another issue but Bluebird in 2017 will be on hand to help you keep to those promises you made to yourself. They’ve teamed up with Open Beauty Lab at FACEGYM – a gym studio dedicated to the face, to bring you two mocktails that are sure to get you back on that health bandwagon after Christmas. The first, Glorious Greens, made from cucumber, ginger, green apple, rosemary, lime and spinach is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. Plus spinach is a great collagen booster, so no […]

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Berber & Q Shawarma Bar’s Pita Party

Yes, it’s cold, yes the year is now stretching out with no Bank Holidays until April but forget having yourself a little pity party and join Berber & Q Shawarma Bar for their pita party. Throughout January Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi are inviting in four of London’s top chefs to put their stamp on the classic, humble pita, the perfect hummus companion but also the giver of the worst steam burns… Starting up on the 9th January Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle will be stepping into the kitchen to cook up his crispy duck shawarma, duck fat toasted pita […]

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London’s 1st Laotian Cafe

You might think that with such a diverse food scene London has every international cuisine covered, you’d be wrong though, because so far there isn’t a restaurant serving up Laotian food. So far. That’s all set to change though with the simply titled Lao Café opening this month by the team behind Rosa’s Thai Café. It’s a personal project for Head Chef and co-founder of Rosa’s, Saiphin Moore as her family are from Laos and still embrace the traditional foods and cooking methods. At the heart of the 50 cover restaurant will be a modern mural based on a photograph […]

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Hot Cocktails at The Goring’s Winter Pop-Up Terrace

Christmas Day may be over but that doesn’t mean the festive pop-ups have ended too. Although it began back at the end of November, The Goring’s Cresta Run bar is sticking round until February, long after the indulgence has worn off… The Goring (Kate Middleton’s hotel of choice for her wedding night) is long established as one of London’s most exclusive hotels, so throw in a little old school apres ski inspired by the glamour of St. Moritz and you’re on to a winner. Can’t make it to the Alps, or waiting for some proper snow, then you’ll want to […]

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Plateau Off-Piste Winter Terrace

Get your Alpine chic on at Plateau this winter at their winter pop-up, Off-Piste. Offering views over Canada Square’s ice rink, the terrace is a warm escape complete with furry blankets. Indeed, it is also a great spot for a pre-skate or post-skate drink or two. Head Chef Jeremy Trehout has curated a menu of cheesy delights, perfect for any mountainside occasion including cod croquettes, raclette crostini and comte croque monsieurs. To accompany all the cheese, warm the cockles with the winter-themed cocktails, like the Avalanche which is made from rum, brandy, Campari and smoked with orange, lemon juice and […]

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Film and Fizz

Coming soon to a screen near you, or near Covent Garden should we say, is Film and Fizz. One Aldwych hotel in Covent Garden have teamed up Curzon Cinemas to bring you a season of film screenings (with many of the films still being on general release). The hotel will be screening new films like Nocturnal Animals and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as all time favourites like Notting Hill in their 30-seat theatre. As the name of the event suggests, guests will be treated to a glass of Champagne Lallier Grande Réserve and also a […]

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A NYC New Year’s Eve Comes to Brixton

The ball drop in New York’s Times Square is amongst the most iconic NYE countdowns. A romantic city, blanketed in snow, bringing the New Year in with a party you won’t forget, what more could you want? Well we can’t all be splashing the cash so instead, Big Apple Brixton have brought all that to you. Set atop a roof in the heart of Brixton, given it doesn’t rain, you may even forget you’re in London. With a 1970s theme, you’ll be transported to a historic time in New York – a time where a collapsing economy gave way to […]

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41 Ways to Celebrate 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 this NewYear’s Eve. 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 […]

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Bōkan: Canary Wharf’s New Rooftop Bar

Canary Wharf, not somewhere you think of when it comes to rooftop bars, despite there being so many tall buildings which would make for ideal drinking spots. Well that’s all set to change with the arrival of Bōkan. Opening on the 37th, 38th and 29th floor of the Novotel London Canary Wharf, it’ll be serving up modern European dishes with a British slant and cocktails made from boutique spirits. Leading the kitchen will be Head Chef Aurelie Alternaire (L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon) who has created a menu using the finest British ingredients, start with British charcuterie and cheeses before moving […]

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The Game Bird to Open at The Stafford

A new year, a new beginning, a phrase we’re all sure to be bored of by the end of the first week of January. There is one new beginning that we are definitely interested in though, The Stafford’s. In early 2017 they will be relaunching their restaurant under Executive Chef James Durrant. Recently appointed at The Stafford, James has over 20 years’ experience at Michelin-starred restaurants including Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road and Claridge’s. He opened The Plough Inn in Longparish in 2010 and then having been awarded a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand, his main course was chosen for the […]

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Michelin-starred Dining… in a Floating Garden

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a Michelin-starred meal on a floating garden, your dreams have come true. In September this year, Farmolopolis launched their café, rehoming all the plants leftover form RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Soon after their launch, they announced their Floating Table series; they’ve collaborated with some of London’s top chefs to bring you a number of supper clubs. Their newest announcements are Atul Kochhar of Benares, Freddy Money of Paco Roncero and Spain’s El Bulli (consistently voted best restaurant in the world before it closed 5 years ago), and finally Andrew Clarke of the highly anticipated […]

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