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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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Ralph Lauren’s Debut London Bar Opens

Coffee may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Ralph Lauren. Well, little did you know (or maybe you did), Ralph Lauren’s hospitality portfolio is fairly expansive, with restaurants in Chicago, New York, Paris and now…London. Today sees the opening of Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, a place where the discerning sartorialist can drink coffee and have a cocktail or two before heading into the European flagship store which sits just next door on Regent Street. It takes direct inspiration from it’s New York sibling, The Polo Bar in Manhattan, which is located on the second floor […]

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Nobu Open First European Hotel in London

With two iconic London restaurants and hotels across the world, Nobu is finally opening their first European hotel and it’s coming to Willow Street in Shoreditch. It’s been a while in the making having meant to open in 2014 and 2016 but hopefully it’s third time lucky as it’s set to open this spring. Detailed plans are yet to be announced, but what we can tell you is that the hotel will feature 150 rooms, 7 suites, state of the art modern features and a 240 cover Nobu restaurant with outdoor courtyard. As with the restaurants on Berkeley Street and Old […]

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Top London Restaurant Group Opens Aster

Following on from the announcement that there will be a second Bluebird at the end of this year, restaurant super group, D&D London are about to open their next restaurant, Aster. Opening in Victoria’s Nova quarter, Aster, which has been designed by Russell Sage Studios will be made up of a café and deli on the ground floor and upstairs a restaurant and bar. And the food? It’s the work of Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka (Skylon, Cirrus Inns’ Epicurean Collection, Company of Cooks, La Tante Claire and Hotel Balzac) who looks to both her Finnish heritage and her French culinary […]

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8 Top Venues for The Hottest January Parties

Whether your company decided that January was a better time to host their annual party or they just fancy hosting another to welcome in the year, then check out these eight venues which are offering everything from ping pong and cocktail making to private dining and karaoke. January parties just got so much hotter.

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Bluebird Announces 2nd Restaurant

Bluebird; it’s synonymous with the Kings Road, entertaining those in MiC and being one of London’s iconic restaurants. Last year saw it undergo an extensive refurbishment and emerge with a refreshed menu, but that was 2016 and this is 2017 and in 2017 they are expanding. This winter, there’ll be not one, but two Bluebirds (with the potential for more in the future) as they open up at Television Centre, the former home of the BBC, in White City. The 5000-square foot space will feature a café, bar, deli and outdoor terrace and is part of an £8 billion regeneration […]

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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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14 Top Ways to Stay Healthy This Month

January is a funny month really, on the one hand all we want to do is eat cheese, hibernate and wait for spring to emerge and on the other hand we’re told that we need to become brighter, shinier versions of ourselves. Tricky. We’re not saying you need to detox, but if you just want to balance out the festivities check out these healthy going-ons in London – we’ve also included some not so healthy options…all about balance.

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The Black Cat Cabaret Supper Clubs

Combining decadence and debauchery in the best way possible, The Black Cat Cabaret bring to you a series of supper clubs to be hosted at the same basement space that housed the iconic Pigalle Club, taking guests back to a time where opulence and elegance was the spirit of the age. The five drinks on offer have been created by mixologist Chris Edwardes of Groucho Club and Jazz Café; they’re inspired by Black Cabaret stars and are sure to be electrifying accompaniments for the evening. Additional electrifying accompaniments to the evening include dishes rustled up by Head Chef Alex Foley with […]

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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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Hoppers to Pop-Up at Swingers Golf Club

Hopping along to Swingers in the new year are vendors of Sri Lankan cuisine, Hoppers. They’ve swung from strength to strength since their opening in 2015, winning Tatler’s Restaurant of the Year 2016 as well as being awarded the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand; it is undoubtable they’ll win the hearts of all at Swingers. Crazy golfers at the venue can choose from a whole range of dishes since Hoppers will be offering up favourites from their Soho home, like the lamb kothu roti, as well as new dishes that have been created exclusively just for the venue, like the Ceylonese […]

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