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7 Days Of Champagne At Gaucho

A champagne education. We know, it seems inconceivable. After a couple of bottles, taking in and retaining information under such undesirable conditions sounds awfully difficult. Regardless of its implausibility its happening. For those who don’t know a Chandon from a Jouët, Gaucho is giving you the chance to brush up on your champagne knowledge. Champagne commonly signifies a celebratory event and this week is going to be no different, well the celebratory part anyway, as Gaucho showcase the incredible range of champagne available at their restaurants. Insobriety will need to be controlled as this is 7 days dedicated to enlightenment, […]

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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! 

Openings & Launches

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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Le Bun Opens with Free Burgers

Last year Andy Taylor and Tim Talbot served burgers to 10,000 guests in five weeks. This year they sold 600 Le Mac burgers on National Burger Day alone. Of course they could though, they’re Le Bun and they’re Le Back in Dalston. Following on from a summer pop-up with Kelis, the guys are setting up shop at Birthdays in Dalston for a residency that will run until 29th January next year. New dishes include mind-blowingly Nashville-style hot chicken hots made with cayenne pepper-seasoned fried chicken. Apparently they were first created in a revenge by a wife who found out her […]

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The London EDITION’s Virtual Hendrick’s Bartender

Ah, the mini-bar. That wonderful but slightly scary place in your hotel room that you look at but don’t dare touch for fear of an unexplainable and slightly extortionate amount being added to your bill, revealed only on departure. Not the best end to a holiday. If locating that mini fridge and discovering boring mini bottles of wine has you wanting to just call room service for a decent drink then it’s time to upgrade: say goodbye to the mini-bar as you know it. The London EDITION is revamping the in-room drinks experience as you know it, because when there […]

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Burdock Opens

Tuesdays, arguably worse than Mondays, except when a new restaurant opens that is, that’s always a reason to get excited and today it is the turn of ETM Group to bring a new restaurant to The City. They are the guys behind the likes of The Jugged Hare and The Botanist and today they are opening Burdock on the ground floor of the new Montcalm Royal London House Hotel on Finsbury Park. The menu will be made of small plates and sharing dishes which will champion rare breeds from Lake District famers, game from Yorkshire and Scotland, wild fish from […]

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Limited-Edition Michelin-Starred Ice Cream at Gelupo

If you’re even vaguely interested in food and drink you’ll know that last week saw the announcement of the 2017 batch of Michelin stars. The ultimate mark of excellence for a restaurant, 8 precious stars were handed out to London restaurants including Trinity, The Ninth and The Ritz as well as a handful of Bib Gourmands awarded to restaurants at lower price points offering a more casual dining experience. Still, we can’t help thinking that some of our favourites will never achieve Michelin status… until now. Gelupo, the gelateria in Soho from the duo behind Bocca di Lupo, is already […]

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The Islington Townhouse Opens

Hippo Inns was born when the founder’s (Rupert Clevely) daughters told their dad that he had been wallowing for too long. Rupert Clevely and his wife Jo, had owned Geronimo Inns before selling it back in 2010 to Young’s. Now Hippo Inns restore former pubs and inject them with new life and their latest venture Islington Townhouse will open in the iconic Chapel Market in Angel.  The light and spacious pub is set over three floors with areas including an open bar, 42 cover dining area and secret snug. The interior will be traditional with a dusting of contemporary twist. […]

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A Celebration of Fine Argentine Food and Wine

Think of Argentina and no doubt two things spring to mind; football and beef. And although these prevalent associations are an innate part of the culture, there are so many other aspects that define it. That’s where Wines of Argentina comes in as they are presenting Barullo, a celebration of cutting-edge Argentina. This four-day event will be an enlightening exploration of the finest of vibrant Argentine culture, with plenty to please all your senses. As Wines of Argentina are the presenters it’ll come as no surprise that there will be an extensive showcase of Argentina’s dynamic wine scene. There will […]

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Boma Bridge Restaurant Opening

Boma Restaurants is one of many groups opening up venues in London, however, they have a focus that sets them apart. Apart from exclusively operating in the South West, Boma zones in on a concept that these days seems all too rare; neighbourhood.  Just like its two sibling restaurants, Boma Bridge will be built upon neighbourly values; focus on local hospitality and building relationships with everyone around and involved in the business. The same approach goes for the food. The person leading the food will be executive chef Jack Reynolds. Applying his agricultural and pastry background, he’s designed a menu […]

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The Omnivorous Party

‘Taking in everything’. This is just one of the definitions of ‘omnivore’, the others didn’t sound so dramatic, therefore they’re useless. Consider the definition for a minute. Now add food into the equation. It leads to one thing, and one thing only…gluttony. So being presented with the idea of an omnivorous party, well, we were dancing on the ceiling and needless to say, leapt on board.  The Omnivorous Party is just one part of Omnivore Festival, I know, it just keeps getting better. Omnivore is a travelling festival which showcases chefs from around the world, exploring the boundaries of each […]

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