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Daddy Cool Afternoon Tea at 108 Pantry

Now while you think of afternoon tea you may think of petite sandwiches and dainty cakes, normally indulged ladies who enjoy down sized dining, but for this Father’s Day 108 Pantry is making sure your pops won’t miss out with their special Daddy Cool Afternoon Tea. The tea will be given a male-focused spin with savoury options like 108 Burger slider Keen’s cheddar & pickles, and a free-range pork and black truffle sausage roll. The sweet will feature a classic selection of homemade cakes and pastries from Pantry counter as well as freshly baked scones, strawberry jam and Devonshire clotted cream. All […]

Openings & Launches

The Four Sisters Townhouse Opens: Darkly Dickensian

One of the reasons that London is the best city in the world (yes, we’re bias but we’re also right*) is the fusion of old and new, the fact that futuristic new builds sit right next to historic buildings from years gone by. Look one way and you’ll see the bright lights of the city, look the other and you’ll be walking down a cobbled lane that Dickens would have frequented and it’s Dickens’ novel that provides the inspiration for The Four Sisters Townhouse set to open at the end of June. Tucked away on Bow Lane (which features prominently […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Night Tales moves to Hackney Wick

Sometimes you need a change, sometimes you need to just change location. Night Tales returns for another summer of drinking, eating and partying, all at the new location of Hackney Wick. The ten week pop-up will see old garages transformed into food shacks and hosted by some of East London’s finest eateries like Rudie’s (traditional Jerk creations), Slice Guy’s (New York pizza), and Nanny Bill’s (croquettes). What party hot spot would be complete without a selection of bars? The Singha Discovery Bar will bring a taste of Thailand to Night Tales with its gold mezzanine container bar, whilst ENTER.Sake will […]

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Belpassi Bros Opens in Tooting: They Cook, You Eat

When it comes to South London’s food scene, Brixton and Clapham tend to get the most attention, Tooting tends to be overlooked. However, in this instant ignorance isn’t bliss; you should be going to Tooting and you should be having brunch at the likes of MUD and Graveney & Meadow and you should be trying the tapas at The Little Taperia.  And soon you’ll be wanting to head to the next restaurant to open there- the first permanent home for Livio and Lorenzo Belpassi aka the Belpassi Bros. Chances are you’ll have come across their vintage 1967 Fiat van at […]

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Jar Kitchen’s New Supper Club

This week saw the launch of Jar Kitchen’s new series of monthly supper clubs celebrating British produce. Taking the theme of land, fire, earth, air and sea, each month the restaurant will team up with a different supplier to create a three course menu with drinks pairings – we’ve seen the menus, you’ll want to make sure you get a ticket. They kicked off with land this week when they teamed up with Walter Rose Butchers which means that July’s offering will be fire which will see them joined by Cabrito to serve up a fiery menu including the likes […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Royal-Tea at InterContinental Park Lane

The other day we asked people to say the first thing that came into their head when we said ‘quintessentially British’. Answers include rain, fish and chips, festivals, Shakespeare and cricket, but the two answers that people said the most were afternoon tea and the Queen. And since everyone needs cake on their birthday, The InterContinental Park Lane have created a special afternoon to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday. They also happen to be the official Hotel of The Patron’s Lunch which is taking place this Sunday. So they’ve teamed up with fellow event partner and also iconic British brand […]

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Ostuni Opens in Highgate Village

In 2013, Ostuni opened in Queen’s Park. It was the first place in London to be dedicated entirely to the cuisine and wines of the Southern Italian region of Puglia and now, three years later, they are opening their second site in Highgate Village. The 95 cover restaurant will embrace the two things that Puglian cooking is all about – simplicity and flavour. They’ll be serving traditional pastas of the region such as orecchiette di grano arso with cime di rapa, salted anchovy, chilli and garlic and expect to find dishes such as beef braciole, meatball, carcioricotta, salt crusted bream, […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Clapham’s Floating Wine Bar

Everyone likes the launch of a new bar, but what about the launch of a floating bar? That’s right a bar floating in a lake the middle of Clapham Common. Brought to you by Campo Viejo, the Lake of Colour is all about bringing people together across the country and what better way to do that than over wine?  You’ll be immersed in all things Rioja, with wine blending, tapas and live music – but it’s only around for four days so make sure you cancel any plans you have currently, the date can wait. They’ll be hosting Blend Your […]

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Mason & Company Opens in Hackney Wick

Mason & Company is the latest restaurant to open in the Here East development in Hackney Wick, it’s the creation of Ed Mason (founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company) and Rachel Jones (founder of street food Capish?) so as you can imagine this new offering will be all about the craft beer and Italian – American fare. Showcasing only independently owned breweries including the best and brightest UK brewers, the bar will feature a constantly changing selection of craft beer over 20 draught taps and a whole host of bottled and canned brews. It’ll also be the place to […]

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Vogue Café Westfield Pop Up

British Vogue is celebrating her grand 100th birthday this year and to commemorate this mighty milestone is sharing the fun all around with a series of parties, dinners and pop ups. Welcoming for the first time to the UK is the Vogue Café, a temporary foody and fashion haven located in Westfield London. The café will be a perfect stop-off for shoppers in The Village’s luxury shopping space at Westfield, serving a selection of refreshments a specially created Vogue 100 Champagne cocktail, as well as a Vogue 100 Punch. A traditional English afternoon tea will be offered, along with a […]

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