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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Urban Coterie: Launches Members’ Club

Think members’ clubs in Shoreditch and your mind probably goes blank, of course there is Shoreditch House, but it’s not like Soho and Mayfair where they are two a penny, but this May you’ll be able to add another to your list as Urban Coterie will be joining Shoreditch House as it launches its members’ club. Following on from the opening of restaurant, which has just launched its new bottomless brunch, the club aspires to be a home from home for members, all the fun, none of the tidying or washing up.  The club lounge will take on a relaxed […]

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Shuang Shuang Launch Lobster Hot Pot

We do our best to keep you in the loop and often ahead of the loop but now we bring you news before the loop has even started… Quite relevant really, when the subject in question is Chinese hot pot restaurant Shuang Shuang, famous for their conveyor belt of ingredients begging to be added to your spicy, sweet or aromatic broth. Visit on a good day and you’ll find up to 50 fresh ingredients – everything from squid to chrysanthemum leaves and six types of noodle creates a carousel of endless combinations. But now there is one more: lobster. A […]

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Joe Public: From Loo to Restaurant

We asked people what they thought about London’s public loos, here where some of the responses: ‘pretty unsavoury, you don’t really want to touch anything, they cost too much, I bet they could tell a few stories…’ Well what if we told you that you could now frequent a public loo in Clapham for pizza with your friends? Duo Jayke Mangion and Andy Bell are back with the opening of Joe Public – which is just that, a restaurant in one of Clapham’s old public lavs. Opening on the 19th March, it follows the pair’s award winning Brickwood and WC […]

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Live DJs, Fried Chicken and Cocktails

Creme Eggs are in the shops which means one thing and one thing only: it’s nearly Easter. Chocolate replaces anything remotely healthy for our 4pm pick-me-up and plans for our 4-day weekend are firmly in place. Well, almost – getting 6 free spirited Londoners to commit to hiring a cottage in deepest darkest Somerset is no easy feat. Something slightly easier to commit to is this Wednesday evening – Hip Hop and RnB at Billy and the Chicks, Soho. If the name Billy and the Chicks isn’t Easter-y enough, we can now hip hop over to their chicken restaurant in […]

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7 Craic-ing Ways to Celebrate St Paddy’s Day

Of all the days dedicated to patron saints, it’s St Patrick’s Day that everyone seems to get excited about. Maybe it’s something to do with the Guinness, maybe it’s to do with the whisky, the carb-laden Colcannon or the all round good craic. Whatever it might be, if you haven’t sorted your plans for Thursday check out some of the ideas below and make sure you have your hangover cures at the ready for Friday. 

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Say Hello to Deep-Fried Creme Egg Burgers

Kim K broke the internet and this may just be the next thing: Creme. Egg. Burgers. Yes, you read that correctly; Sydney, take back your freakshakes and New York, keep your rainbow bagels. If you missed them in 2015 and failed to get tickets to the Creme Egg Cafe in Soho earlier this year, then this is the next best thing. K West’s Studio Kitchen are serving the burgers from their dessert menu (don’t worry, no beef patties here) with a white-chocolate-dipped, raspberry-sprinkle-scattered, sweet brioche bun encasing the star of the show. And it. Is. Battered. The battered Creme Egg […]

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A Real Greek Gastronomic Feast

Tzaziki, lamb kofta, moussaka, calamari, feta, olive oil with… everything. Greek cuisine has to be up there with the best holiday food, and no matter how many times you desperately try to conjure up a Greek salad in your kitchen, it just doesn’t compare to the time you ate it with salty hair and sandy feet on a Greek island. Until now. Five chefs from one of Athens’ best-loved restaurants, Cookoovaya, are flying to London for a one-off dining experience to be held in The Real Greek’s Bankside location – with names like Spyros, Manos, Nikos, Vangelis and Pericles you […]

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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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