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Zia Lucia Opens

Gianluca D’Angelo’s auntie, Lucia is rather a big deal in Rome, being both a fantastic cook and host and an all-round great person. Soon she’s going to be a big deal in Holloway as she provides the inspiration for Zia Lucia set to open on the 17th June. Founded by Gianluca D’Angelo and Claudio Vescovo, Zia Lucia will be taking on the community spirit of Italy not only because General Manager Alessio is a well-known figure on Holloway Road having lived and worked there for over 20 years but also because it is entirely friend-funded with Lucia investing too. Now […]

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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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Moët & Chandon Champagne Dinner at Quaglino’s

People celebrate summer in a whole variety of ways. Some have a BBQ, others head straight to a roof terrace to drink in the sun or head on a picnic and break out the cucumber sandwiches. But how often do we actually give summer the welcome it deserves – by raising a glass of crisp, bubbly Champagne? If you’re anything like us, the answer is never. However, that’s all about to change thanks to Quaglino’s and their latest offering; a Moët & Chandon Champagne dinner. The evening starts off with a Champagne reception complete with a selection of canapes before guests […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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10 Ways to Celebrate World Gin Day

The most popular drink at the moment is arguably gin. It’s like we can’t get enough of the stuff – everyday we hear a new way for us to drink the juniper-based spirit, whether it’s a new cocktail, pop-up or the largest collection in London. And are we complaining? Not at all. We’re Londoners, whilst our relationship with gin might have been rocky in the past it’s always been strong, so with World Gin Day taking place this Saturday (11th June) we’ve rounded up 10 ways for you to celebrate: 

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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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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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Mondrian London to Launch Hamptons Inspired Summer Terrace

Going outside with the turbulent weather may seem unappealing at the moment but when it finally sorts itself out we have just the place to head to. Sea Containers at Mondrian London on the South Bank is launching their Hamptons inspired summer terrace today where guests can partake in some al fresco dining whilst overlooking the Thames. The plant filled terrace will have a Hamptons’ beach club feel to it with white picket fencing, a wooden decked seating area and retractable sunshades. Guests will be able to sip on plenty of Perrier-Jouët Champagne and rosé wine well into the night when the terrace will be […]

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Restaurant Critics Cook for Top Chefs

Being a food critic has many perks, and eating brilliant food at some of the world top restaurants is definitely worth the hard work and writing that comes afterwards. A pretty plush job! The same can’t be said for the poor chefs who spend their days rushing around boiling hot kitchens, meticulously planning everything and barely getting a minute to sit back and relax. Humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger, however, have decided that it’s about time the tables turned and the critics spent a little time in the hot seat, so to speak.   The idea is easy enough. Get […]

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JAN: A Taste of the Caspian in Battersea

Drawing influence from the likes of Iran and Turkey, Battersea will soon have a taste of the Caspian with the arrival of JAN at the end of June. At the heart of the 53 cover restaurant will be a medieval-style charcoal oven that’ll be used to bake traditional bread as well as meat and vegetarian dishes – it’s all about big flavours, whether it’s delicate aromas or punchy spices. Expect to find the likes of grilled lamb chops and slow roast shoulder in a pomegranate glaze served with chickpeas and Caspian spices; sea bream with harissa and preserved lemons and […]

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