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Because we love food so much – and, if you’re reading then this you probably do too – we thought why not spend the weekend munching our way across the city?
Interested? Here’s where to grab the best fodder…
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Streetfood At Pop Brixton

Celebrate Pop Brixton’s fourth birthday with an eclectic mix of music, community events and rocking street food. Breezy palm trees will signpost the event, and you’ll spend four days feasting and partying far removed from the hustle and bustle of London. Plus, pop’s food and drink vendors will also be giving away 40 golden envelopes to random customers. So, you might be in for the chance of winning up to £200 worth of Pop Pounds to be spent anywhere on site.

13-16th of June

Where: Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PQ
Website: The Party Is This Way...

Patty & Bun

Completely transforming the vegan scene, Patty & Bun has expanded their offerings with plant-based chicken and bacon. Partnering with THIS, the burger bandits has introduced the THIS Isn’t Chicken and Isn’t Bacon, taking plant-based ingredients and introducing heat, pressure and water to create vegan miracles.

The bacon and chicken is totally revolutionary. The THIS Isn’t Chicken Nuggets are currently being served having launched on the 3rd of June and vegan burgers will be topped with the THIS Isn’t Bacon, including their legendary Whoopi Goldburger and brand spanking new vegan Pamela burger.

Try something new, and seriously yummy, this weekend at Patty & Bun.

Where: Across All Patty & Bun Sites, Smash Patty And Jefferies.

Don't Be A Jerk!

If you’ve been searching high and low for a Caribbean restaurant then fear not, we’ve got your back (and a whole lotta jerk too!). Rum can be enjoyed in abundance at fourteen of our favourite venues which you can find right over here…

Website: Caribbean Food This Way...

E&O Chelsea

Love a restaurant opening? Yep, us too. This Friday marks the opening of E&O Chelsea; a venue boasting not only a renowned postcode but also delicious Pan-Asian cuisine. The delightful venue is the brainchild of Will Ricker of Ricker Restaurants and Fraser Carruthers of the famed Raffles joining forces. Expect foodie highlights like the Wagyu fillet truffle teriyaki or the fiery king prawn jungle curry oh and the certainty of a celeb spot… this is Chelsea after all, darlings. 

Where: 392 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UZ

Marvellous May Openings

If you’re yet to check out the best restaurant openings of May then what the heck are you waiting for? Spend the weekend traversing the city via food and indulge at one of our favourite eateries. Find them all here…

Website: New Restaurants This Way

Dining Experiences At L’Ortolan

For a delve into the romantic nature of modern French cuisine, why not feast at The Kitchen or even The Chef’s Table? Michelin star restaurant L’Ortolan is a shining beacon of Berkshire’s fine dining restaurant scene offering a unique, luxury, timeless quality in its style and setting. A trip to the restaurant not only allows you to dine in Reading’s only Michelin, but also experience what makes it oh, so spellbinding.

The Kitchen Table boasts a dining experience where guests indulge by the hand of a personal chef who’ll prepare and cook eight courses. Washing down the feast with sumptuous tipples you’ll smack your lips with delight after benefiting from L’Ortolan’s season fare straight from the development kitchen. Plus, if you’re feeling punch, why not pair the experience with wine?

The Chef’s Table follows a similar suit, allowing guests to feel the heat from the kitchen, quite literally. You’ll be seated by the pass and watch as the busy chefs plate up aesthetically pleasing and deliciously tasting dishes before your eyes. You’ll be guided through a seven-course lunch offering or ten-course dinner offering, and you’ll leave patting your belly with delight.

Robata Restaurants That’ll Get Up In Your Grill

Firing up continued excitement amongst foodies as of late is the Robata grill. Short for robatayaki (meaning “fireside grilling”), the robata is a Japanese creation that uses wood or charcoal to create a smoking hot, glowing burn. As a result, sensational flavours are produced that can be enjoyed at Coal Room, Flank, Bala Baya and more, all of which can be found here!

Website: Feel The Heat Here

Jeff Moore 13/06/19 FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE Amstel, a brand that champions bringing people together, has created a first-of-its-kind pub made entirely of everyday garden fences to launch Neighbours' Week (17-23 June 2019). The Open Arms is a symbol of togetherness and encourages neighbours across the country to get together at their local.

The Open Arms Pub

Do you know what your neighbour is called? Nope, well neither do over half of Brits – total shocker! Determined to change this is Amstel who have created a first-of-its-kind pub, The Open Arm. The humorous yet adorable incentive will see garden fences separating thirsty Londoners as they come together to share something most have in common – beer! The Open Arms has been designed by Dutch architect Denis Oudendijk and seeks to draw attention to Neighbours’ Week (17 – 23 June 2019).

The event is totally free (yippee) and runs alongside The London Festival of Architecture. You can visit on the 14th of June from 12:00-21:30

Where: Potter’s Field, 165 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 3LW

Gnoc, Gnoc, Gnocchi On Heaven’s Door

Gnocchi is totally delicious and definitely doesn’t get raved about enough. We, however, are here to change that and if you toddle this way you’ll be directed to a range of places to enjoy the potatoe-y, pasta-y, tasty bite…

Website: Gnocchi This Way

London Seafood Festival

London Seafood Festival is making waves at Battersea Power Station this June for five days of seafood fun. From Wednesday 12 June, there were exclusive chef takeovers, seafood masterclasses and one-off dining experiences inside Battersea’s restaurants, bars and shops. Then from Friday 14 all the way through to Sunday 16 June, the  riverside festival starts with street food, live music, live cooking demos with some of the UK’s top chefs, kids entertainment, mermaids and more. Let minnow how you get on…

14-16th of June

Where: Battersea Power Station, Kirtling Street

Fork To Fork Festival

Supporting Ark Franklin’s Open Air Classroom, Fork to Fork is a national reach project to build resilience in children through outdoor learning, healthy eating and creativity. The annual foodie festival has over 35 food stalls, live music and kid’s activities.

Where: RK Franklin Primary Academy, Harvist Road, NW6 6HJ

Cocktais A'plenty

We’ve delved into London’s cocktail scene to reveal the summery libations taking the capital by storm. From millennial must-haves at W London, to cocktails inspired by the American Dream at The Stafford, the listicles all different magically and can be found this way…

Website: Cocktails This Way...

El Pirata

In 1994, we saw a lot of things. From the Spice Girls to F.R.I.E.N.D.S., but also the beginning of El Pirata. This month, to celebrate the tapas restaurants 25 year reign, they’re serving up a menu full of favourite tapas dishes at their original price from 25 years ago! Yep, you’ll have chain left over from your trusty tenner!

It’s been a hit with celebs since it opened from Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp to Queen’s very own Brian May. So why not celebrate the weekend with some trusty tapas guaranteed to leave you satisfied.

Where: 5-6 Down Street, Mayfair, W1J 7AQ

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