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Broadway Butchers Open Pub

You might not have heard of Alex Szrok, Tom Richardson Hill and Lucas Mathiszig-Lee but chances are if you’re into good quality meat or you visit Broadway Market then you’ll have heard of Hill & Szrok Master Butcher and Cookshop. Well this week they are set to open Hill & Szrok Public House over on Old Street. With an emphasis on maximum quality and minimal fuss the focus of the pub will be slow grown, free range and sustainable English meat, all of which will arrive whole for Tom (the butcher) and his team to cut down. If you’re squeamish you […]

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Jason Atherton Opens Sosharu

This March, The Social Company will be opening their seventh London restaurant and this time it’ll be in Clerkenwell. Following on from the likes of Berners Tavern, Pollen Street Social and City Social, Sosharu will be a collaboration between Jason Atherton and Executive Head Chef Alex Craciun (previously sous chef at Pollen Street Social). Unlike anything Atherton has done before, Sosharu is the next step for The Social Company and will see the restaurant serving up casual yet refined Japanese cuisine using seasonal British ingredients. To ensure that Alex knew everything there was to know about Japanese cuisine he did […]

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9 of the Cosiest Library Bars

Forget cosy, wood panelled pubs and trendy, cosmopolitan wine bars. This winter, the place to curl up with a nice hot toddy is, believe it or not, the library. No longer the preserve of bookish geeks, pottering pensioners and panicky students, more and more of London’s prestigious hotels and bars are opening swanky, book-filled watering holes, allowing visitors to partake in some seriously scholarly drinking.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

OXO Launches Weekend Brunch

Our favourite pick me up between breakfast and lunch is finally making its way to OXO as they launch a weekend brunch menu for the first time in the Brasserie. The new menu will see a London make over given to the English breakfast with dishes like sautéed mushrooms on toast with a soft boiled egg; Severn & Wye’s smoked salmon served with potato rösti and crème fraiche; as well as corned beef hash, eggs royale, eggs Florentine and eggs benedict – all made with the best ingredients from award-winning local producers. What brunch would be complete without alcohol? OXO’s […]

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Champagne with Leonardo DiCaprio

Going to the cinema it’s a classic date, albeit a little clichéd, unless that is you’re going to the cinema in a hotel and you’re drinking Champagne at the same time.  The popular Film & Fizz series is returning to One Aldwych on Fridays and Saturdays, this time in partnership with Curzon Cinema meaning that guests can expect to watch films, some still on general release, from the comfort of the hotel’s 30-seat screening room and with a glass of Lallier Grande Réserve Champagne – beats the supersized Diet Coke.  Films include Joy, Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest, The Revenant  and Youth […]

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7 Savvy Spots for a Working Lunch

Whether you’re reclaiming your lunch break and looking for quick dine-in options at lunchtime, or you’re a freelancer hot-desker after a spot to pitch up with the laptop and eat at the same time, we thought we’d round-up our top working lunch spots to tick the boxes for you.

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Opera Tavern’s Ernest Hemingway Lunch

If you normally leave a restaurant uncomfortably full, The Opera Tavern are giving you a rare opportunity to feel a different type of full… full of culture. To celebrate the London theatre debut of Ernest Hemingway’s The Fifth Column, Opera Tavern are hosting a one-off lunch – and what better place than the restaurant in the heart of theatre land. The bar-with-food specialises in tapas, and after a facelift a couple of years ago has drifted a bit from the ‘tavern’ in it’s title. This is no bad thing; the food is great. The lunch is celebrating Hemingway’s story of […]

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Native: Eat Wild

Growing up in rural Northamptonshire meant that Imogen Davis developed a fascination in the arts of skinning, plucking and foraging wild food, rather like something out of an Enid Blyton novel. Fast forward to university and Imogen met Ivan Tisdall-Downes, the pair ran supper clubs and next month they are set to open their first restaurant focusing on British ingredients, aptly named Native. Ask people what sort of meat they like and you’ll likely to get replies such as pork, beef, lamb and chicken. What you’re less likely to hear is pigeon, rabbit and venison – we understand though, it […]

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Best Burns Night Celebrations

Every year, on or near the 25th January, kilt-clad Scots gather to celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns. Once only really acknowledged in the Northern realms, Burns Night has gained popularity down here in recent years and now there are a whole range of patriotic banquets and whisky tastings taking place all over London. If you’re unfamiliar with the rituals of the night, prepare for lots of standing, sitting, eating and drinking – Scots don’t celebrate this half-heartedly. If you don’t know your neep from your tattie don’t fear, you just need to be up for a good time (heads up: it helps […]

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BIRD Camden Opens

Last year we told you about the opening of BIRD in Islington, well now the BIRD team have spread their wings once more, taken flight and have built a nest over in Camden. Their third site (the first opening in Shoreditch) which seats 60, will be serving up their free range, fried chicken, with a helping of discount. Because to help our ruffled feathers in this miserable month, from this Thursday until Sunday (21st-24th January), you’ll have 50% off the food bill. So that’s 50% off the likes of the fried chicken pieces and wings, 50% off the original waffle burger (two […]

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Hakkasan Celebrates Chinese New Year

2016 is the Year of the Monkey and with Chinese New Year landing on 8th February, Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan is celebrating in our favourite way, with food and gifts. Available in both their Mayfair and Hanway Place restaurants, Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee has created a limited edition menu alongside a dessert and cocktail.  Designed to showcase dishes which will bring joy and prosperity, you’ll find double boiled fresh ginseng and chicken soup; diced wagyu beef and pine nut golden cups; wok-fried lobster in spicy truffle sauce and dried scallop with crab meat fried rice. To finish there’ll be […]

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The Cocktail Trading Company Moves East

One question that we often get asked is ‘Where should I go if I want a more unusual cocktail bar?’ and one of the first places that springs to mind is the Cocktail Trading Company. Run by three friends, Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball, the bar first opened in Soho and served up unique cocktails in equally unique ways such as serving cocktails alongside plastic toys hidden in tins.  Since then they have had success with their second Cocktail Trading Company in Smithfields and Her Majesty’s Secret Service in Bristol. Now they are moving from their Soho base and […]

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