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Osteria 60: Modern Italian

Italian wines, modern Italian dishes and an interior inspired by a 1950s Milanese trattoria; that is the order of the day at the soon to open Osteria 60, which sits adjacent to the Baglioni Hotel. The work of Chef Ivan Simeoli, Restaurant Director Francesco Tatulli and entrepreneurs Kanav Puri and Suraj Mehra the restaurant will feature an integral bar and terrace for diners to spill out onto during the summer. Bringing Italian staples together with British seasonal ingredients you can expect to find a twist or two on classic Italian dishes. You might find carpaccio of wild sea bass with sea […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Boundary’s Summer Rooftop Launches

Another day, another rooftop and frankly we can’t get enough off them. Today it’s all about Boundary who is shaking off its winter coating, saying good bye to its Alpine- themed menu and saying bonjour to a Provençal-style summer offering. Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean, the rooftop will serve a light, fresh all-day menu. Think salads, small plates such as Ortiz anchovies and ricotta, food from the Robata grill, including native lobster with garlic and parsley butter and sharing dishes like plateau de Fruits de Mer. Peter Prescott and Doug Wregg from Les Caves des Pyrene (one of the UK’s […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Best May Pop-Ups and Supperclubs

We’re not quite sure how it is May already but we’re not complaining, summer is on the horizon, we’ve just had a Bank Holiday weekend, there’s another still to come and it means that it is the start of whole new month of pop-ups and supper clubs! From the world’s largest Negroni bar to crazy golf and a forager’s feast here are the ones not to miss: 

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Openings & Launches

Taking Rooftop Bars Up a Notch

As we march on towards summer, the rooftop bars keep opening and this Thursday will see the opening of Notch on the fourth floor of London Marriott Hotel Park Lane. You might have heard of #Roofnic last year, well they’ve done away with the garden theme and this year they’ve gone for an industrial look. Design team DENLDN (other projects include Street Feast and Lima) have created a Williamsburg Warehouse meets Berlin Yard Sale look. Reclaimed school science tables will sit on Edwardian floorboards alongside industrial lighting, scaffolding and rooftop swings. Japanese street food will be served all day by […]

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Chit Chaat Chai Opens in Wandsworth Town

Wandsworth Town is home to The Handbook HQ, England rugby players, yummy mummies, brilliant coffee and now the arrival of two new restaurants: Meatup, a bbq restaurant opening in June, and Chit Chaat Chai – an Indian street food restaurant which arrives today. The story starts with founders, Tania and Dhruv, not being able to find a good Bhel Poori. They wanted Indian food full of flavour and texture, the sort only found on a stall on the street – chaat. So, taking things into their own hands, they trawled the shops for the best ingredients, trialling out dishes on their […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Al Fresco Italian Rooftop Bar Opens for Summer

Summer in the city isn’t complete without whiling away the hours basking in the sun, a few floors above street level. If you are anything like us and head to the nearest rooftop bar as soon as the clock strikes 5.30pm, you’ll want one to stash away for when the snow (!) finally leaves us alone and lets us enjoy Spring. Opening on Sunday for the whole Summer, the rooftop at Bird of Smithfield is being transformed into a Milanese terrazza and the best bit? Complimentary Aperol Spritz’s for one and all. Free drinks aside, there are multiple reasons why the […]

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Map Maison: Late Night Drinks in Haggerston

For the past eleven years, Joseph Arowolo has been running the bars at Sketch but now he has left Mayfair and headed east to open MAP Maison, a new cocktail bar in Haggerston. The bar will see a slice of Mayfair glitz brought to the Kingsland Road, with the aim to give their guests their own private cocktail bar – and how will they do that? With the introduction of personalised liquor lockers for MAP members. Which means if you’re a member, you’ll hold the key and then if you buy a bottle you can drink it over time rather […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Learn the Art of Sushi

Five months in to 2016 we are wondering how your resolutions are holding up? Forget boring diet and fitness-related weight loss goals, we are all about the gain. Skills gain, that is. Japanese chef, Reiko Hashimoto, left her job as a flight attendant in Hong Kong to make her love of Japanese cooking into a career. Now a resident of the UK, Reiko hosts regular cookery lessons to teach the art of sushi to fish-loving Londoners who want to try the rolling for themselves. Set up facing a main demo table, tables at the masterclass are set up with all […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

John Whaite’s Right Royal Afternoon Tea

If afternoon tea is the pinnacle of Britishness, surely you’d want it as British as possible? A really Great British tea? One created by a winner of a really Great British competition? John Whaite, the 2012 winner of The Great British Bake Off (was it really four years ago?!) has created an afternoon tea for The Royal Horseguards Hotel, to honor the Queen’s 90th birthday. Expect tiered cake stands piled high with inventive yet traditional treats; choux buns are filled with an explosion of raspberry and rose, hazelnut and maple chocolate tarts resemble mini Ferrero Rochers and Victoria sponges come […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Two Big Reasons to Eat at Aqua Shard

If there was one thing that we could never tire of it would be eating at a restaurant with a view – give us a roof top, terrace or sky high dining any day. And arguably our favourite? Aqua Shard. Situated on the 31st and 32nd floor of the tallest building in London, you know it’s going to have spectacular views – it’s 310m if we’re going into details and the next biggest is One Canada Square which is 75m smaller, if you want even more information. Stunning views to one side, there is another reason that you need to […]

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