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KOJAWAN: Genuinely Inauthentic

Time for a geography question, do you know the capitals of South Korea, Japan and Taiwan? If not, get to Google now. The reason why we’re asking? Because KOJAWAN (KOrea, JApan, TaiWAN is launching at the start of April and it’s going to be serving soul food from these three nation’s capitals  (Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei if you haven’t got to Google yet). Found at the top of the 23rd floor of London’s Hilton Metropole, KOJAWAN is a futuristic izakaya (they’re Japanese gastropubs), think hi-tech furnishings, sci-fi materials, manga graphics, art installations and a unique, retro-modern vibe. It’s going to […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

8 Top Venues for Live Music

With so much going on in the Big Smoke, it’s easy to forget that London is one of the best places for live music in the world. But you don’t have to splash out at the O2 or Wembley to get some groove in you. There are heaps of bars, pubs and clubs featuring live music all year round, from earthy folk to soulful blues. Here are eight of the best venues for live music:

Openings & Launches

Anglo Opens

Today restauranteur Mark Jarvis (previously Head Chef at Bingham, Richmond, Blueprint Café, Zuma, Texture and Le Manoir) joins head chef Jack Cashmore of Sat Bains and In De Wulf to open Anglo a modern British restaurant in Farringdon. The stripped back, 40 cover restaurant will have subtle, unpretentious look and will be using seasonal produce and artisan ingredients to create a frequently changing menu, meaning you always have a reason to go back. At lunch they’ll serve an a la carte menu where you can expect to find dishes such as confit cod cheeks with ash cream; potato risotto with […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Get Your 5-a-Day With Duck & Waffle’s New Vegetable Cocktails

Spring is here, and that means longer days, new life and the fast-approaching summer; it also means moving away from winter comforts – the carb-laden food, the layers we hide behind and our hibernating habits. It’s for a spring clean so to speak, load us up with vegetables and fruit, summer is on the horizon.  To celebrate Spring, Duck and Waffle are hosting a 5-course dinner, ‘Veg and Waffle’, embracing the best of this season’s produce. But there’s a catch, this dinner will be held of a limited list of 18 guests; making it one of the most exclusive events of the season. […]

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Savini at Criterion: Milan’s Famous Restaurant

One can boast diners such as Verdi, Puccini, Callas and Sinatra and the other is the iconic site where Sherlock Holmes first met Dr Watson and today sees the two collide as Milan’s most famous restaurant, Savini opens at Criterion. Owned by the Gatto Family, Savini is known for producing everything by hand, from the bread to the pasta to the biscuits and Savini at Criterion will be no different, serving up an authentic Italian menu using the finest seasonal ingredients. Open from 8am, during the day Savini at Criterion acts as a Grand Café, a restaurant for lazy breakfasts, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Botanist Launch Bottomless Prosecco After Dark

The City itself must be the only place in London that you don’t have to queue for a table or battle at the bar on a Saturday night. Save your school night partying for the weekend (or do both…) with The Botanist Broadgate Circle’s new ‘After Dark’ evenings. Chances are you’ll start your weekend with brunch at some point on Saturday, maybe even of the bottomless variety. The Botanist are bringing bottomless to Saturday nights with free-flowing Prosecco, Bellinis or ETM wine alongside a two or three-course dinner. Although The Botanist Broadgate Circle do their own bottomless brunch with all […]

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Slow-Cooked Dinner and Desserts by Fraise Sauvage

Think of the most beautiful dessert you’ve seen on Instagram and that’s the type of wonder that Fraise Sauvage create. Formerly the product of serious food envy but always seeming just a little bit out of reach for us mere mortals, now you can get your mitts on chocolate saucy pudding and tres leche cake when they pop up at recently renovated Eat 17 in Hackney. If you’re thinking Eat 17 is ringing bells but you’re not sure why, they’re the people behind the heroic barbeque relish that is Bacon Jam. For 8 weeks, Fraise Sauvage will sit on the […]

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SHOT: Eat Clean

 Today is St Patrick’s day, so we’re predicting that whether your Irish or not, you’re going to use it as an excuse to get on the Guinness/any other alcohol tonight. Today is also the opening of SHOT – slightly different, it’s all about healthy food and cold press juices, but come tomorrow it might be the saviour for your hangover. Opening by St Paul’s their aim is to educate the masses about healthy eating by offering a menu created by a nutritionist where every ingredient offers direct health benefits. The team behind it are Asad Naqvi and Rahil Malik, both […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Berners Tavern’s Nature Inspired Cocktails

London is quickly becoming a super-healthy place to live. It seems like every other new opening is the latest raw vegan superfood smooth place-to-go and every existing restaurant is rolling out a detox menu to make sure we’re pumped full of the goodness we need to get us through the day. What do all these things have in common? The ingredients all come from nature. Unfortunately, what London lacks is actual nature. The high-rise buildings and river certainly provide for nice viewing but don’t quite provide the fresh and crispness that nature provides. Thankfully, Berners Tavern are on hand to […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dine Amongst Nature… in The City

Think of The City and you don’t think flowers or nature, and you don’t necessarily think of peaceful private dining. Think again: 1 Lombard Street have recently given their private dining room a makeover just in time for Spring, it now goes by the name ‘The Botanical Room’. Widely regarded by those in-the-know as one of the best private dining rooms in the city, the venue itself is so close to Bank tube station you can practically tap in with your Oyster from the bar. Open early till late (on weekdays only) with breakfast served from 7.30am and lunch from 11am […]

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