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One Day, One Dish, £1

Everyone loves a birthday, it’s the one day in the year where you’re the one receiving presents left, right and centre. Well, Le Restaurant de Paul at Tower 42 is turning that idea on its head. To celebrate their first birthday Le Restaurant de Paul is going to be treating you!  On Thursday 15th September the authentic French cuisine restaurant will be offering three of its iconic dishes for just £1, yes you did just read that properly. You can eat in a restaurant for £1, something which is pretty much unheard of in London, now is the time to offer to pay…  So from Monday the 12th September keep […]

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Top Secret Fried Chicken Party

If you like fried chicken you’ll love this. Dalston fried chicken place, Chick ’n’ Sours, is opening a second site in Seven Dials due to popular demand – mainly the fact that everyone loves fried chicken and they do it very well. Usher loves it so much that last time he was in London he sent a limo to collect the hot chicken and take it to him at his recording studio. Who knew that was his secret? To celebrate the launch, tonight will see a top secret launch party at an undisclosed location and if you haven’t got plans then […]

Openings & Launches

Bar Douro: Portuguese Tapas and Wine Bar

An area just near London Bridge is making waves as the next big foodie destination, with the latest announcement coming in the form of contemporary Portuguese wine bar, Bar Douro, from the guys behind a string of popular pop-ups and sold-out supper clubs at Pop Brixton, Soho Farm House and Carousel. Flat Iron Square is launching in October with a theatre, live music venue and pop-up kitchen units as well as a couple of permanent spots under the railway arches – of which Bar Douro is one. Inspired by traditional cerveijarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto as well as the […]

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The Hanging Gardens of Kyoto High Above Regent Street

Think of Japan and one of the first things that springs to mind is probably the cherry blossom and maple trees that flood the landscape with colour each year, that is after your thoughts have turned to sushi, weird gadgets, Harajuku and Hello Kitty everything. Take your botanical mind frame one step further and somehow you’ll end up with aqua kyoto’s new installation, the Hanging Gardens of Kyoto, a traditional Japanese garden that has been created throughout the bar, restaurant and terrace of the West End venue. Award-winning London florists Rebel Rebel (read our interview with them here) have taken […]

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The Best September Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

After a summer spent sipping Aperol on tropical themed rooftops and kicking back in deckchairs on urban beaches we don’t blame you if you feel a little sad about summer nearly being over. We do. But even if the calendar doesn’t read June, July or August, if there’s one thing we know about London it’s that pop-ups reign supreme, whatever the weather and whatever the season. There are a whole load of residencies, takeovers and one-offs ready to be added to your calendar so prepare to fill September with gin cocktails, chocolate masterclasses, crisp sarnies (yes, really) and a gruesome Roald […]

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12 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in August

Tomorrow is the officially the start of autumn, but rather than feel sad about the end of summer, let’s take a little look back at the restaurants and bars that have opened this month, from proper kebabs, to second offerings from the likes of Blanchette and the third Rum Kitchen. August was a busy month… Monmouth Kitchen Following on from the opening of the May Fair Kitchen, Monmouth Kitchen is the next opening from the Edwardian Hotels London team. Serving up a mix of Italian and Peruvian tapas with dishes including smoked lamb cutlets with red anticucho and pan-fried salmon […]

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Michelin-Starred Indian Street Food

There are equal places in our hearts for both street food and fine dining – sometimes only a ridiculously melty gourmet cheese toastie will do, and other times we just need a little more refinement. But what if a Michelin-starred chef tackled street food? Would it be as satisfying as the kerbside version? Critically acclaimed Mayfair restaurant Benares is introducing a street food inspired menu of five small plates but rather than burgers and bao buns, think chicken tikka crispy naan and pickled prawn with crispy rice pani puri – this is Indian street food. Each dish is inspired by […]

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April’s Cafe: Cocktails and Clothes

If you head down to Sloane Street this week, then you’ll find April’s Café which is set to open this Thursday inside Boutique 1. The luxury fashion retailers have teamed up with Pablo Flack and David Waddington of Bistrotheque to bring an East London edge to the streets of Chelsea. Located within the store, April’s will be open for breakfast, lunch, coffee, cocktails, champagne and cake and will be extend into the courtyard terrace so you can soak up the last of the summer rays. Seating 36 diners, 12 of which will be outside, the café which has been designed […]

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Bombay Sapphire Take Over Soho Sky Terrace

Summer’s not over till the fat lady sings and we haven’t heard any singing… The 1st of September supposedly marks the first day of Autumn but knowing British meteorology, it’s not that simple. Soho’s Courthouse Hotel know this and are giving us a little bit of hope with the extension of their Bombay Sapphire Sky Terrace takeover, which is staying open until November. With views of the streets below (hello, Liberty) it makes a change from the ground level cafes that we often turn to when the need a drink and we need it now. The terrace is hosted in […]

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Fumo: Italian in Covent Garden

So it seems as if summer is making a final effort, just as we’re about to go into autumn – because from 1st September we are officially in autumn, but rather than getting down that soon we’ll be wearing all the layers again, we’re going to be looking forward to the opening of Fumo which will open on St Martin’s Lane at the start of September. It’s the next restaurant from the multi-award winning San Carlo restaurant group. They’re the team behind restaurants such as Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge and Cicchetti in Piccadilly and Covent Garden. With 130 covers, Fumo, […]

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