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Obica: Mozzarella Bar Opens

Here’s some news to brighten up your Monday morning, on Wednesday Obica will be opening its London flagship in St Paul’s –  if you haven’t heard of Obica they’re basically the kings of mozzarella, pizza and Italian delicacies – and there are far worse things to be kings of.  Focusing on fresh, seasonal, organic produce and traditional Italian regional cuisine dishes will include the likes of Tartare di Tonno: knife-cut Ahi tuna, prepared with Taggiasche olives, pantelleria capers, heirloom tomatoes, lime, chives and avocado purée; Branzino: sea bass with Solfino white beans, seasonal vegetables and roasted Datterini tomatoes and Ravioli […]

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Complimentary Masterclasses at St Pancras Renaissance

You probably think of King’s Cross as a kind of no-man’s land if the only times you’re there are when you’re sprinting through the barriers to platform 3 or when sheep leisurely grazing on the tracks near Peterborough have made your 14:47 more like a 15:47. All a bit of a shame, really, when you consider the quality of restaurants in the area; German Gymnasium, Caravan, The Grain Store, Vinoteca, we could go on… But the grandest destination of them all? St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Just seeing the beautiful red brick building has us yearning for the porter to pick up […]

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GREY GOOSE x Harvey Nichols Masterclass

So the weekend comes around and you’re ready to pop bottles but then you have the sudden realisation that although you have clear images of you moving and shaking behind the bar, creating tempting concoctions, you actually have no idea how to make cocktails. Slurping them down is the easy part but why not add another thread to your bow by learning how to make them? GREY GOOSE will be providing the alcohol for an exclusive one off masterclass to launch the sleek new Fifth Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols where guests will learn how to create reinterpretations of classic cocktails and twists […]

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Russian Street Food Comes to Soho

When you think of the different cuisines in London you probably think Vietnamese, Chinese, British, French perhaps; you probably don’t think Russian – but one man is on a mission to change that, Alexei Zimin, one of Russia’s most celebrated chefs. You might not have heard of him but in Russia he presents on TV, edits Russia’s culinary Bible Eda and has opened up his own cookery school, Ragout, and now he is bringing a taste of Russia to the melting pot that is Soho. He is opening Zima on Frith Street, a kitsch speakeasy serving up Russian Street food […]

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Bob Bob Exchange: Press for Champagne

Leonid Shutov, the man who gave us Bob Bob Ricard and those legendary ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons, has chosen the site for his second restaurant and it’s none other than Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partner’s designed The Leadenhall Building… If that seems rather anticlimactic, then how about if we were to call it by its nickname ‘The Cheese Grater’ – you know that slanted building, the tallest in the City and the one that resembles, well a cheese grater. Opening Spring 2017 with the working title of Bob Bob Exchange or BBX the restaurant will take up residence on the […]

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Urban Coterie Launch Bottomless Brunch

We’ll never tire of brunch, that meal where it is totally acceptable to drink at 11am (you couldn’t do that if you were just having breakfast), where you can eat blueberries and waffles (can’t do that at lunch) and then scrambled eggs just because you can. As we say, it’s the best. This weekend will see the launch of Urban Coterie’s new bottomless brunch which includes three courses and unlimited Mimosas. Created by Anthony Demetre and Head Chef Killian Lynch the menu will include everything from scrambled duck eggs with smoked salmon and French toast with mascarpone and blueberries to […]

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‘The Raw Chef’ Hosts Supper Club at Tiny Leaf

Food with the word ‘tiny’ associated to it wouldn’t normally sound that appealing but when the tiny in question is Tiny Leaf, the new organic, zero waste restaurant in Notting Hill, we’re all ears. Formerly associated with hippies in hot countries and people whose ovens have broken, raw food is now widely noted for it’s health benefits, not to mention one hell of a jaw workout. Although Tiny Leaf isn’t exclusively raw, it is vegetarian. Enter Russell James, the UK’s leading ‘raw chef’ as he hosts a series of raw, plant-based supper clubs at Tiny Leaf, beginning this Friday. For […]

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Cottons Restaurant: A Slice of the Caribbean in London

You know what we could really do with a good old dose of? Sun, balmy temperatures and holiday to a paradise-esque island. Of course money and time stands in our way. So we’ll have to suffice with a little slice of sunshine in London with the announcement that next month will see the opening of the third Cottons Caribbean restaurant and Rhum Shack. Following the first two restaurants in Camden and Shoreditch, the third offering, which will be the flagship venue is opening in Notting Hill and will be home to the largest rum collection in the UK – we’re […]

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12 Classic Pies to Eat This British Pie Week

Who ate all the pies? Us, actually, but it’s British Pie Week this week so we think it’s completely acceptable. Crusty pasty has never been more enjoyable and it comes at the perfect time – January diets are forgotten and the concept of beach bodies still seems far enough away to be able to indulge, so dig into your paper bag, bite into that wonderful buttery crust and savour every mouthful.

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An Evening of Gin: Distillery to Dinner

London pub The Lady Ottoline is joining up with the City of London Distillery to offer guests a unique evening based around our favourite spirit; gin. The city’s long and colourful history with the drink shows no signs of slowing down or falling out of favour any time soon – if gin is your tipple of choice, this is an event for you. Before you get your hands on your first G&T, guests will be led round the City of London Distillery, which is on nearby Farringdon Street. Back in the height of London’s gin obsession there was a gin […]

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Scotch Whisky Pop-Up comes to Soho

At first thought, the only similarity between alcohol and eyewear is the beer goggles most of us don after one too many, or the actual sunglasses we reach for when the light of day the morning after is too bright. Think again. Scotch whisky makers Glenmorangie have partnered with sunglasses makers Finlay & Co to create a unique range of shades with wooden frames from the oak of old aging barrels. Coinciding with this partnership, Glenmorangie are launching ‘Beyond the Cask’, a pop-up bar in Soho, here for just over one week only. Following on from the success of last […]

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The Botanist Broadgate’s: Hot Cross Bunny Burger

If Watership Down has you reaching for the tissues, then you might want to stop reading now. If, however, you’re a fan of game then read on… this year the Easter Bunny is meeting a rather sticky but delicious end at The Botanist Broadgate Circle. It won’t be bringing you Easter eggs in a basket this year, rather it will be appearing in the form of a rabbit patty, topped with smoked bacon, mushrooms, Lincolnshire rarebit and served between two light, sweet hot cross buns. Add to this thick cut chips, carrot mustard slaw and a complimentary bottle of Long […]

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