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1970s NYC Comes to Brixton

This winter it’s time to head back to 1970s New York. No, we don’t have a time machine, what we do have though is the award-winning team who brought us the South Pole Saloon and Brixton Beach Boulevard and that is good enough for us. Opening today on a Brixton rooftop, you’ll be transported back to a time when hip hop was first emerging, where hordes clamour outside Studio 54 trying to party with Warhol and guerrilla artists take to the streets to colour the concrete streets. A city that never sleeps. Inside Big Apple Brixton you’ll find three indoor […]

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3rd Caravan Opens

If you’re serious about brunch then you should have gone to Caravan by now, if you haven’t, don’t worry – things are going to become that much easier with the opening of a new site in Bankside…you also have no excuse not to, either.  Brought to you by Miles Kirby, Laura Harper-Hinton and Chris Ammermann; three New Zealanders with a penchant for great coffee and brunch, the latest Caravan (you’ll find the others in Exmouth Market and Granary Square) will be housed on the ground floor of the old Metal Box Factory on Great Guildford Street. Built in the 19th […]

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Asia De Cuba’s Havana Inspired Menu

This Autumn, to brighten up the shorter days, fusion restaurant Asia De Cuba is launching a new menu. Executive Chef Luis Pous hails from Cuba, home to Latin America’s biggest Chinatown, and takes his inspiration from both his Latin American roots and his time spent in Havana’s Chinatown to create dishes combining the bold flavours of both cultures. The new menu is colourful and warming – just what we need for this sometimes (read: often) grey and gloomy city. You can expect indulgent steaks served with bok choy or Asian grilled lamb chops with black beans and, for the more […]

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Ceviche Old St Present the Soul Food Session

The Day of the Dead skull is a great Halloween look but despite its name it is a celebration of life and a spectacularly vibrant event. One venue getting involved this year is Ceviche Old St., recent winner of ‘Best New Venue in the UK’. They are hosting a series of events – the Soul Food Sessions inspired by the Soul Sessions between Motown artists in the 60s. The collaborations in the 60s pushed the boundaries of music at the time so in the same way, the team at Ceviche will collaborate with ‘soulfood chefs’, taking food in a new […]

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Dirty Martini Minories Opens

Christmas party plans are well underway and if you don’t have a date or location yet then here’s a new one to consider for a night out in the city. Bar group Dirty Martini already have 6 buzzing bars across London, and they have just opened a seventh in time for the festive season; Minories. Surely a failsafe catchment area, you only have to stand outside a bar in the City on a Thursday night (or actually any night for that matter) to be amongst swarms of citygoers, in need of a cocktail – the new Dirty Martini is going […]

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STK Halloween Brunch Party

Halloween, the time when the phrase ‘dress to kill’ is apt. It’s also the theme of STK’s Halloween brunch party taking place this Sunday. Starting at 1pm, you can choose whether you’re going to nail the creepy blood and gore look, the zombie cheerleader/doctor outfit or the ‘I’m a sexy cat’ look… but there will be a make-up artist on hand to give you the extra Halloween touches and there will be prizes for the best dressed. So don’t make the error of not trying at all. Dishes will include steak, egg and chips; poached egg, avocado, chill and lime […]

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The Grand British Bake Off

We’re still all coming to terms with the fact that this Wednesday will see the last ever Great British Bake Off as we know it. Bye bye Mel and Sue and their eye-rollingly punny jokes. Bye bye Mary and her use of the word ‘scrumptious’ (no one else actually says scrumptious) and bye bye Paul… Oh wait, he’s jumping ship too. The ubiquitous BBC phenomena comes to its end on Wednesday and the event must be celebrated appropriately, so it has to be grand… literally. The Grand will once again be setting up its giant screen so all Bake Off fanatics can […]

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Pilpel Opens with Free Falafel

Today is Monday, how do you feel? Spritely? Or a little worse for wear? How do you feel if we tell you that in at 12pm today if you work or live in Aldgate you can get your hands on free falafel? EPIC. Who doesn’t love a free lunch. Why the giveaway? Because a new Pilpel is opening there! Pilpel means chilli pepper and was the nickname given to founder, Uri Dinay by his Grandfather after he saw the fire in the young boy’s spirit. And now the restaurant serves up falafel made using his Grandfather’s secret recipe which was […]

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CFB (Curry, Football, Beer) Mondays!

What’s the best triumvirate? Alcohol, music and dance? Very enjoyable, but the potential for catastrophe is too high. Fish, chips and mushy peas? Excellent, but once the aggressive expansion kicks in, the novelty wares off…fast. No, the best triumvirate is this; football, curry and beer, that’s non-negotiable! It’s convenient then that Nook Sports Bar offers just that. And you’re not going to believe this, it gets better, it’s going to be available every Premiership Monday evening…what a wonderful establishment. Watching the greatest game ever played is bliss. Watching it with a beer is luxury. Not only does the passion escalate, […]

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Aristocrat: The Elite’s Club

Opening on Monday is Aristocrat, a discerning nightclub for those in the know. And those in the know are said to be international jet-setters, fashion icons and the art elite. Taking its place on Swallow Street, debauch cocktail fuelled nights are the order of the day, (well, night if we’re being pedantic) and will only be for a select 100 at any one time.  As the name implies, they want you to feel like you’re in the house of the most honourable aristocrats. Modern street art sits next to noble baroque-era backdrops. Golden skulls will punctuate the walls, whilst ornate […]

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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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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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