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Dishoom Celebrate Diwali

As Dishoom’s love of Diwali has grown, so have the festivities, moving from family entertainment within the restaurants, to last year’s event being held at Kings Cross, just as it is this year, where hundreds of people join together in joyous revelry. Dishoom loves sharing the traditions of the festival of light with Londoners. Although Diwali falls on Sunday 30th October, Dishoom will be lighting up slightly earlier, on the 23rd. This promises to be the biggest and best celebration yet with cool live music, fantastic dishes from some of London’s best street food providers and an abundance of entertainment for […]

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A Weekend Of Hygge

Hygge! What, right? Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, (we’re channeling Al Pacino when we say it, you should too), hygge is a Nordic term that is going to make you want to leave your loved ones with immediate effect and make off on a one way journey to Scandinavia. Hygge is essentially an idea/philosophy/tradition which roughly translates as cosiness, and implies warmth, conviviality and kinship, which Scandinavian countries have adopted as a way of life. Not only is it an endearing notion, but an alluring one, so to encourage and aid you in adapting this outlook to your life The London Edition is hosting […]

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Manitoba Tigella Opens

Time for a geography lesson, if you head to northern Italy to the Emilia Romagna region you’ll find the chestnut forests of the Apennine mountains and it’s here that tigella are made, disc shaped stuffed breads. If you can’t just drop everything to head to Italy on a carb pilgrimage, you’ll also find them on New Oxford Street… as Manitoba Tigella opens this Wednesday. Prepared in accordance with rural customs, by hand and with all natural ingredients, the tigella will be served in a number of ways. Traditional dishes will see tigella served with the likes of fried gnocco and […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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JKS Restaurants Launch Motu

There is a ceaseless gratification ordering and eating takeaway. Firstly, you don’t have to cook; praise the Lord. Secondly; usually the food entailed is a refreshing departure from routine and traditional tea’s. And thirdly, the taste and fulfilment of the grub cannot be replicated, whether that be pizza, Chinese or, pertinently; Indian. So, we’ve established a takeaway is good, no, great, and you’re excited thinking about one now. With that in mind it’s time for you to take a breath and if possible a seat, because an Indian delivery service is opening this month. It’s called Motu, a name derived from […]

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Panzo: Exmouth Market’s New Pizza Joint

If you like your pizza dough light and the toppings piled high then listen up, this autumn there is a new Neapolitan inspired pizza joint opening in Exmouth Market and it’s got your name written all over it. Founded by Anna Skigin, PANZO, will be serving up individually sized pizzas made using double cooked dough which rises for 26 hours so that it is crispy and light before being loaded up with ingredients– a concept that is inspired by the Neapolitan panuozzo sandwich. Toppings include the likes of mushroom, mozzarella, goat cheese, stilton and pine nuts with a drizzle of […]

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A Celebration of Coffee at Hackney House

If you’re anything like us, your standard Saturday will sound something like this: roll out of bed about 10.30am – perhaps with a slightly foggy head – shower, dress, head for brunch where a full debrief of Friday night’s events takes place. After brunch our plans can vary, whilst we like the idea of a walk round one of London’s famous parks for a blast of fresh air, the cinema is often more appealing, as is the hair of the dog… Oops. On the first weekend of December (yep, we’re going there) you should think outside the box slightly when […]

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6 New Brunches To Try

You know those interviews where they ask you what you can’t live without? If we ever find ourselves being asked such a question, we would have to say brunch. The best meal of any day. We’ve rounded up six brunches which have recently launched, note them down and get eating! 

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Veneta: Inspired By Venice

Salt Yard Group (Opera Tavern, Salt Yard, Ember Yard and Dehesa) is set to open their next restaurant at the end of the month and this time they are taking inspiration from the elegance of Venice and the grandeur of bygone eras. Opening in St James’s Market, the 110 cover restaurant will bring together classic bar-counter seating with more intimate tables and banquette booths. Sit outside on the terrace or climb the ornate stairs to the mezzanine level which can be hired for a private dinner party – whilst full details are still being kept under wraps, we’ve been told […]

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James Martins Exclusive 50th Anniversary Dinner at The Playboy Club

English chef James Martin and Hugh Hefner aren’t necessarily two things that you’d instantly associate with one another but what if we told you James has an award-winning restaurant in the Manchester235 casino and that this year the Playboy Club London is celebrating a landmark birthday (it turns 50 this year) so needs a suitably celebrated chef to cook up a storm? Suddenly it all makes sense. Next Wednesday, an exclusive five-course dinner will be prepared by James and his team behind the scenes at the Playboy Club for members and non-members, with live post-dinner entertainment (the dance floor calls), […]

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Bombay Sapphire’s Grand Journey

Embarking on a journey under the influence of alcohol isn’t unusual, in fact, it happens with worrying regularity and usually you want to forget about it. The endeavour is of course a dragon chase, and more often than not we’re at the front. Anyway, back on topic. Not all journeys involving alcohol need be predicated on escalating debauchery, as BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® prove. The world and UK’s no.1 premier gin is launching The Grand Journey; a one-off immersive drinking and tasting experience. Created by the House of Bombay and leading design talent The Robin Collective, The Grand Journey celebrates the beauty […]

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James Bond Murder Mystery At Quaglino’s

Because sometimes the real world is not enough, Quaglino’s is hosting an evening with a license to thrill; a James Bond themed murder mystery. Ready to work on Her Majesty’s Secret Service?   From Quaglino’s with love comes a fizz and canapé reception where you’ll get to meet the other guests just as if you’re sat round a poker table at Casino Royale. The murder mystery will then be played in between the three-course meal, served up courtesy of the gold fingers of Executive Head Chef Mickael Weiss. You’ll need a golden eye and thunderballs of steel to unearth the deadly […]

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The Handbook Meets: Amelia Singer

We know we love to drink wine but how much do we really know about wine itself? While we may be able to pass as not total novices by loudly declaring we need to let the bottle breathe, we still have a while to go. Someone who knows everything there is to know about wine is wine consultant and presenter of ITV’s The Wine Show, Amelia Singer. Amelia is also the founder of self-titled wine business, Amelia’s, which organises and hosts bespoke wine tastings and events. Described as ‘the female Jamie Oliver of the wine world’ we met up with Amelia […]

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