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Smoke & Salt: Modern Dining, Ancient Techniques

Modern dining, ancient techniques – that’s what is going to be happening at Smoke & Salt, a one -year residency popping up at Chapel Bar in Islington. The 30 cover restaurant is the work of chefs Remi Williams and Aaron Webster who met whilst working for The Gladwin brothers (The Shed, Rabbit) in Notting Hill and now they are taking bold and adventurous flavours and using techniques such as curing, smoking and preserving to create their tasting menu. Consisting of five courses, all for a rather nice, £38 the menu will be served during the evening Monday – Thursday and […]

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Chuck Burger: Pop-up To Permanent

We love it when a pop-up or a street food stall finds a permanent home. We can feel a little more at ease knowing that they’re going to be around more and that we don’t have to try and visit as many times as we can during their residency before they move on. So we’re in luck then that Chuck Burger who have been at Hawker House since October are now getting their first restaurant on Commercial Street at the end of next month.  Inspired by founder Basit Nasim’s travels through America the menu has all the punch of American […]

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What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend – 27th – 30th June

It’s Thursday morning and in about 36 hours it’ll be the start of 72 wonderful hours off… let the countdown begin. What to do with all that time though? If you haven’t made any plans yet then how does an beer festival, an urban fete and a Mexican pop-up sound? Or what about a bottomless brunch and a party on a boat? Here are some of our top choices for this weekend: 

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I Quit Sugar Founder Hosts Food & Film Series

Inspiration comes in all shapes and forms – from nature to music, people to places, you never know where your next flash of brilliance will come from. When you think of what inspires chefs your mind would probably jump to culture or surroundings, however Charlotte Street Hotel are getting culinary greats to consider how film has affected their passion for food and their love of their art. The series, known as Food & Film, will be kick-started on June 1st by international wellness guru Sarah Wilson, founder of I Quit Sugar, who will be telling tales of how her film […]

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Santa Monica Summer Rooftop

As the mercury rises it seems that we do too. Who knows exactly why summer has us rushing to the nearest rooftop bar (even when they’re indoor) but when the rooftop in question consists of an outdoor terrace it all starts making sense. Skylounge at DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London is launching its summer residency on 1st June and it takes the form of a laid-back Californian beach bar. The Santa Monica summer pop-up has food and drink at its core; whilst Californians aren’t shy of a burger they will also have chips of the kale variety. […]

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My London: The Weekly Poach’s Top Brunches

Is a weekend really a weekend if it doesn’t include brunch? We don’t think so. Nor do Nadine, Annelise and Rebecca aka The Weekly Poach. These three are on the mighty mission to try all of London’s brunches and score them, so that next time you’re heading for brunch and are slightly overwhelmed by the sheer number in London you can choose a great one, guaranteed. Here are five of their favourites:

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VIP Partying at East London’s FSTVL

Removing vowels from names somehow manages to make an event instantly look cool and FSTVL is no exception. Add to that the fact it’s held in East LDN and you have yourself a field full of vintage-clothed ravers dancing away to Steve Angelo, Sigma, Shy FX and Philip George. Kicking off a whole summer of outdoor fun, FSTVL boasts a seriously good line-up. Split into themed areas, you can head to the ancient realm, party in a favela or tuck yourself away in the WHSE district’s techno warehouse if you dare. Moshing and mingling with the masses is all fun and games but […]

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Chicama: Pachamama’s Sibling

The much-loved Marylebone restaurant, Pachamama will be getting a sibling in the form of Chicama, which will be opening its doors on the King’s Road next month. At the helm is Head Chef Erren Nathaniel – he’s recently spent time at Maido, Peru’s top Nikkei restaurant as well as some impressive London restaurants including Launceston Place, Viajante, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and 28:50. You won’t find any meat on the menu, instead the Peruvian seafood restaurant will be taking market fresh fish and revolving the dishes around the fish of the day. So the likes of dover, sole, rock […]

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Jazz Cafe Camden Relaunches

New venues are great but when somewhere with 25 colourful years of history relaunches it gets us even more excited than usual. There’s something about a stage that has welcomed Amy Winehouse, Lana del Ray and Gil Scott Heron that just doesn’t compare with a brand spanking new venue. Legendary Camden music venue, The Jazz Cafe, is reopening its doors on the 24th May and already the line-up is stellar. Split into bar, mezzanine restaurant and dance floor, nights at The Jazz Cafe will begin in the traditional way, with dinner in the 69-seat dining room before the show. Good […]

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Summer Arrives at Tuttons

Summertime, summer body… summer menu. Tuttons is moving with the season with the launch of their new summer menus filled with fresh and seasonal ingredients from great British suppliers. The new menus are seriously tempting and offer dishes like seared scallops with crispy bacon, cauliflower purée and pea shoots, grilled Dingley Dell pork cutlet with mashed potato, caramelised apples, crispy sage and red wine sauce, and saffron and summer courgette risotto with red chard, tomato tapenade and parmesan cheese crisps. Tantalising the sweet-toothed amongst you are the fabulously summery offerings of Pimms summer fruit jelly, strawberry and mint salad with […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate London Wine Week

‘Beer is made by men, wine by God!’ or so said German monk and theologian, Martin Luther, apparently. Why are we telling you this? Well, next week is the third London Wine Week – seven days to celebrate the very best, with over 500 different wines to try in LWW Flights, unique tasting events and banquets. You don’t have to try and pretend you know about wine, you just need to like it and who knows maybe by the end you might venture away from the bottle you always choose. Here are some of the places we think you should […]

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Shoreditch’s Secret Terrace BBQ

Tucked away on Shoreditch’s Curtain Road is the suitably discreet entrance of BL-NK’s outdoor terrace. Despite what the drizzle has you believing, Summer is around the corner so BL-NK are firing up their BBQ and chilling the rosé, ready for Thursday’s all day launch party of their new summer menu. Open from 8 till 8, swing by for freshly made croissants (if it’s raining) and granola with seasonal stewed fruits (if it’s a bit sunnier). For lunch, food suppliers Canababes will have their Babe Bowls ready to take back to your desk or enjoy on the terrace. 5.30pm is when […]

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