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Cocktail Masterclasses With a Michelin-Starred Twist

Everyone loves a masterclass. Even more so when it involves cocktail making because cocktail making obviously leads to cocktail drinking. Wild Honey, the Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant known for its wood-panelled dining area and outstanding food (the Michelin star does hint at that), is hosting a new series of intimate cocktail masterclasses, The Magnificent 7, so-called because there is only room for 7 cocktail-loving guests to be seated at the bar. The classes will be held every Monday evening to make the start of the week that little bit more bearable, commencing Monday 5th September. Ready to share his knowledge, resident […]

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Fragrance Meets Alcohol with Givenchy-Inspired Cocktails

“A delicate floral base with top notes of grapefruit” could as easily refer to a cocktail as it could a perfume and in this case it actually refers to both. Hotel Café Royal are teaming up with L’Atelier de Givenchy fine fragrances for a range of cocktails as exclusive and decadent as the fragrances themselves, available for just over a month in the hotel’s iconic Green Bar. Launching on the 22nd August, the ten cocktails have been expertly crafted by Bar Manager Derren King in close partnership with the team at Givenchy in order to achieve a full understanding of […]

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Le Pont de la Tour hosts a one off BBQ cruise

The fire of summer is dwindling but it’s not out yet so there’s still time to enjoy the sunshine hours and outdoor activities…like eating. Inspiring us to get our BBQ on in style is Le Pont de la Tour who is hosting a one off BBQ cruise in partnership with Thames Luxury Charters ‘Erasmus’.   Feast on classic cheeseburgers, prawn kebabs, grilled corn on the cob and BBQ spiced pork sausages to name a few. Don’t forget dessert with offerings of lemon tart and bitter chocolate mousse. The clinch here is the unlimited drinks that come with your ticket meaning […]

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Meatopia: Meat and Beer

Meat. Beer. Drink. Fire. Yeah, meat and beer, that’s right Meatopia is back for the fourth year in London and there is some rather exciting news. The weekend long affair is now starting on Friday night (2nd September) with a ‘Late Shift’ and there are still tickets. Kicking off the weekend, the Friday night offering will begin with DJ sets from Professor Green, Andy Smith (Portishead), MC Zani and Bass 6, DJ Tofu and Temple Funk Collective. Across the weekend you’ll also be able to see sets from Norman Jay MBE and Jazzy B (Soul II Soul). Of course though […]

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Breaking Bad Themed Bar

The link between food and science isn’t a particularly new trend but it does seem to have picked up pace over the past few months; you’ve got Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy 2, steaming nitrogen ice cream from Chin Chin Labs and Bompass and Parr, whose love of a boiler suit stood strong with their Propercorn Institute of Flavour collaboration at the start of summer. The wonderful world of test tubes and mysterious nameless liquids continues, and you can drink them. Oh and did we mention it’s based on Breaking Bad? Informally titled ‘the crystal ship’, the Hackney immersive bar experience invites […]

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Tom’s Kitchen Celebrates Totally Thames Festival

What do St Katherine Docks and HMS Belfast have in common? Besides the obvious watery locations, they are both home to Tom’s Kitchen restaurants and, to celebrate September’s Totally Thames festival, chef Tom Aikens is hosting a special dinner the night the festival launches. Totally Thames is a celebration of the vibrant and historic River Thames, more specifically the 42 mile stretch through London being celebrated throughout September. Although it’s home to over 25 species of fish, we can tell you in good authority that Tom’s fish comes from much clearer waters and that actually there is no fish on […]

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Absurd Bird Opens 2nd Restaurant in Soho

It seems Londoners aren’t tiring of chicken. We’ve seen it battered, fried, roasted and pretty much everything in between so it’s not surprising that Absurd Bird, the chicken restaurant in Shoreditch, is opening a second site in Soho. The Commercial Street site only opened in March which shows just how much of a winning formula they’ve got. The menu at the new restaurant will feature all the big-hitting favourites that Absurd Bird has got a name for – waffle cones with popcorn chicken, buffalo wings, marshmallow-topped sweet potato bake and the much-hyped and super-sweet crack pie. The name alone tells […]

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Immersive Parisian Wartime Bar and Dining Experience

It’s mid-August and suddenly our thoughts are turning to which winter coat we should go for this year and why we can’t even remember what our New Year’s resolutions were, let alone why we haven’t stuck to them. Stop. Rewind time. Ok maybe you’ve gone a bit far but suddenly it’s 1943 and everyone around you is wearing a beret and has a moustache. Welcome to the world of Maman le Mot, a secret immersive supper club experience from event organisers A Place in Time, the people behind The Tick Tack Club, coming to London Bridge this September. The bunker-come-bistro […]

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8 Ways to Taste the Caribbean

With all this talk of Rio we have developed a new found appreciation for all things rum. With Notting Hill Carnival fast approaching (27th-29th August) what better way to get in the laid-back spirit than with a round-up of the best Caribbean spots for a cooling mojito or hot plate of jerk chicken? Some are more Tiki or tropical than ‘Caribbean’ but all will transport you somewhere far more exotic.

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East London’s Pizza Showdown

Do you ever sit down in a restaurant and wish that you could order everything on the menu? Not necessarily because you’re up for a man vs food style showdown, but more because it all looks so tempting. What we’re about to tell you is a place where not only ordering everything off the menu is recommended, it’s pretty much compulsory. Pizza-Pocalypse is a pizza showdown, rounding up the best dough-kneading talent from all over east London to battle it out for £1,000 and the most coveted thing of all, the golden mozzarella trophy. Pizza is serious business so you […]

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