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10 All-American Ways to Celebrate 4th July

Next Monday is Independence Day and whilst we might be on the other side of the pond, that isn’t stopping London from celebrating. American restaurants are donning the stars and stripes, cooling the buds and serving up iconic dishes of epic proportions. From smoked cheddar grits and massive burgers to Obama Slammers and cookie cake sandwiches here are 10 ways to celebrate next Monday!

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Covent Garden’s Friday Drinks Market

If there’s one thing a great amount of Londoners have in common, it’s the love of a drink. After work the bars and pubs are bustling with tired tourists after a long day wandering around and worn out workers looking to blow off a little steam. In a city with such a vibrant culture of micro-breweries and small-batch distilleries there’s a plethora of options available, each better than the last. The down side? So much choice means trying them all is next to impossible – you’d head to one pub for a craft beer and a completely different bar for […]

Openings & Launches

Balans Soho Society Opens in Covent Garden

Sometimes too much of a good thing is a good thing. Sometimes to not have a plan at all other than the pursuit of pleasure is just what you need.  Sometimes you just need to leave your job at the door, you need to say goodbye to the killjoys and indulge. Balans Soho Society certainly think so. Bringing their love of a good time and moral boosting cocktails to Covent Garden they’ve just opened a 60-cover café in Seven Dials. Open all-day they’re serving up breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper and late-night dining, whilst the curious interior comes from Simon Costin […]

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Fitzrovia’s Foodie Street Feast

Three’s a charm, and Feast @ Fitzrovia is returning to central London for its third year of international culinary delights. Distinctive restaurants, chefs, cafés, bistros and bars are all coming together to treat the capital to a week of gourmet offerings and a jam-packed schedule of events and this year we don’t doubt it will be the best year yet – just think of the swarm of new restaurants that Fitzrovia has seen open in the last year; Dickie Fitz, The Ninth, Mac and Wild, we could go on… In addition, exciting promotions and special menus will be featured throughout the week. So when […]

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J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar Reopens

Variety is the spice of life. William Cowper was completely correct when he made this statement in the 18th Century and it’s equally as true now. No one wants to wear the same shirt every day, drink the same cocktail every night or, say, only ever eat oysters. J. Sheekey know this, and to make sure no one gets the wrong end of the proverbial stick, they’re rebranding in order to reflect the wide variety they have on offer. Formerly J. Sheekey Oyster Bar, the seafood specialists will be reopening for Summer as ‘J. Sheekey Atlantic Bar’, showing off a […]

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Trade Union: Not Your Average

Tomorrow will see the bringing together of a coffee house, florist and male barbers as Trade Union opens. Setting up shop in Thomas More Square near St Katherine’s Dock, Trade Union is all about inclusive socialising, whether you’re grabbing a coffee on the way to work, hot-desking and hosting a meeting, picking up flowers on the way home, getting your hair cut, starting the weekend with cocktails or attending a masterclass. It’s not just your average venue that’s for sure. Swing by before work and pick up a coffee from the guys at Vagabond Coffee, or men head there before […]

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Italian Street Food Market Opens

A taste of Italy is coming London this June as Mercato Metropolitano is making its UK debut in the new ‘SoBo’ area, just south of Borough. Originally opening its doors in Milan last year, the food market will be sure to be a new rival to nearby Borough market. Set in a gritty warehouse, the site of a disused paper factory, the huge 45,000 square foot market specialises in small producers from all over Italy and the UK and will feature an onsite bakery, butchers, fishmongers, coffee roasters, pizza chefs and, obviously, pasta makers. And if the food isn’t enough to draw you […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Cabbages & Roses Afternoon Tea

The urban take on afternoon tea consists of crisp white linen, polished silver cutlery and the finest bone china – you almost feel as if you’re living a moment in history but modern touches bring you straight back to the city. Whilst it possesses all the ritual as we know it, afternoon tea in the countryside is a little more rustic – antique printed linen, mismatched cups and saucers and a single freshly cut rose sitting in a little vase on the table. Iconic British homeware brand, Cabbages & Roses are bringing a touch of rural chic to The Montagu at […]

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Meredith Collective Presents ‘Keeping Up With The Jones’

Ever wonder who the Joneses really are, and why people are trying to keep up with them? Look no further than Meredith Collective’s latest pop-up launching on July 7th, where you are invited to come and explore first-hand the fantastical way the other half lives. Actors will play the role of the Jones family, while audiences become a part of their world. This delightful foodie adventure will begin in Mrs. Jones’s stylish new kitchen (which she has just had refurbished don’t you know?) and leads guests on a journey featuring wonderfully creations from Mrs. Jones’s secret recipe book, such as edible vodka toothpaste, […]

Openings & Launches

Shoryu Ramen: 5th Restaurant Opens

Back in 2012 Tak Tokumine opened the first Shoryu Ramen, four years later and they have sites in Regent Street, Broadgate Circle, Soho, Kingly Court as well as Shoryu Go (dedicated to takeaway) on Air Street. Safe to say it’s been a success and this summer will see their fifth restaurant opening in Covent Garden. Specialising in Hakata cuisine they’ll be serving up Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant Sake.  Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa (aka the Ramen Boss) has crafted a menu that focuses on flavours and ingredients that are rarely found outside of Japan. So alongside […]

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8 Top Places for Riverside Dining

Glad it’s summertime? Of course you are. But summer brings its own problems. Since we’re not exactly blessed with endless sunshine, when the sun finally does come out you want to enjoy it. A good riverside venue, then, is something to savour – gorgeous views of the sunlit Thames, a nice breeze off the water and a bit of food and drink to while away the hours. Who said summertime was all about the park? Here are our top riverside venues:

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Aqua Nueva’s Veuve Clicquot RICH Garden

Ask us to describe a perfect summer evening in London and roof terraces and Champagne would definitely feature… they’re a given. This year we’ll be heading to Aqua Nueva’s Rich Roof Garden which will be celebrating all things Veuve Clicquot RICH with the launch of the new RICH Rosé. They’ve transformed their terrace to bring together the iconic London skyline with an exotic tropical garden (although the exotic temperatures might be a harder to find), a dedicated Champagne bar will serve bespoke cocktails. Choose between Veuve Clicquot RICH served with cucumber or grapefruit and Veuve Clicquot RICH Rosé with lime […]

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