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Mark Wahlberg’s Burgers Come To London

If you thought that sibling rivalry was getting out of hand when you handmade your mum’s birthday card to top-trump your sister’s Hallmark offering, then step aside and see how it’s really done. What do you do if one of your brothers was a star of boy band New Kids On The Block and the other is none other than international Hollywood A-Lister Mark Wahlberg? Well the answer, it seems, is launch a highly successful chain of top-end burger joints. Led by Paul Wahlberg, alongside his brothers, Wahlburgers will open its first branch outside North America when it comes to Covent […]

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Evans & Peel Pharmacy: A Top Secret Bar

It’s unlikely you’ve ever been to a pharmacy for fun, (we say unlikely because we’re not going to judge), no your usual trips probably involve prescriptions and mystery rashes. That was until now. Five years ago, a bar opened up in Earls Court masquerading as detective agency, those in the know, knew that to gain access they just had to explain their case to the detective, well now Evans & Peel are dabbling in pharmaceuticals as the Evans & Peel Pharmacy opens in Chiswick. Upon entering the 1920’s pharmacy, you’ll meet the legendary pharmacist, before making your way to the […]

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by CHLOE. NYC’s Coolest Vegan Restaurant Opens in London

by CHLOE. – it’s got one of those names, hasn’t it? The sort of name that you’ll see all over Instagram, a name that if you say, ‘I’m just going to get a salad from by CHLOE.’ your life is suddenly something off Pinterest, you probably went to HIIT at 6am and down ginger shots for fun. But we’re ok with that because by CHLOE. is the super successful US-based, plant-based, fast-casual restaurant and soon by CHLOE London will open in Covent Garden. Having opened in 2015 in the West Village, New York City, they’ve now gone on to open […]

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Leicester Square Kitchen Opens

May Fair Kitchen and Monmouth Kitchen are set to get a sister restaurant in the form of the Leicester Square Kitchen, opening at the start of the next month and serving up a contemporary Mexican and Peruvian menu. There’ll be a Mexican-inspired Mayan-spiced marinated chicken ensalada with cashews, black lime and sesame oil; prawn soft tacos with spicy papaya habanero salsa; robata-grilled pisco-glazed smoked paprika ribs and lime; robata-seared tenderstem broccoli and charred kale and shimeji mushroom anticucho served in a hot clay pot. Pudding will revolve around the likes of coconut, lime, guava and mango whilst on the cocktail […]

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Saucy Chip Gets a Permanent Home

For the last three years, Saucy Chip have been touring the country in their red, white and blue Citroen H truck, amassing loyal fans including Cara Delevingne, Noel Gallagher and Prince Harry and serving up the likes of Rock and Roll Chips – chips covered 24-hour steeped beef gravy and topped with oozing melted Red Leicester and Cheddar,  basically portions of heaven. Now, drum roll please, they have a found a permanent home in London’s Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen and it opens today. Hurrah! The menu will include all the current festival favourites such as their five signature gourmet chip […]

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Selfridges’ New Rooftop Restaurant

Who’d have thought that Selfridges and restaurateur Des McDonald would be on their seventh rooftop collaboration already? But they are, it’s launching next week and it’s bringing Californian vibes to the heart of the city. Inspired by West Coast cool, the Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar is all warm timber beams, low hanging wicker lighting, sanded parquet flooring, tropical foliage, suspended planters and views out across London. On balmy summer evenings, you can pretend you’re about to head to the beach, when it rains, there’s a retractable roof so you can stay dry and then go home and plan an […]

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Stagolee’s: Fulham’s New Chicken and Liquor Joint

Fulham prepare yourself, this month you’re going to see the opening of Stagolee’s, a restaurant serving Southern American food and Moonshine drinks. It’s a hot chicken and liquor joint. It’s the work of Texan chef Ashley Harris (she’s worked at the acclaimed Rainbow Room in New York and has trained under Chef Tom Aikens) and Jordan Harris, a native of Nashville, Tennessee and all round food lover. On the comfort food scale, the dishes are right at the top, Ashley’s drawn inspiration from her grandmother’s soulful approach to cooking to create a menu full of big flavours and with plenty […]

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Farringdon Gets a Slice of California as Bel-Air Opens

L.A, it has a lot that London doesn’t, mainly sun, sand, surfing and the fact that it is apparently illegal to lick a toad there… who knew? Still we have slices of Californian sunshine in London, the next being the new Bel-Air big sister to Bel-Air in Shoreditch. Open from 7am, breakfast will be a veritable feast. We’re talking Egg Sidecars – that’s eggs either poached or scrambled with a choice of not one, not two but eight sides; Fat Stack breakfast bagels like the Oh-Boy made from Brick Lane Bagels, chopped egg, braised onions, coriander, chives and Sriracha yoghurt […]

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Free Cheeseburgers at the Opening of Bleecker Victoria

FREE CHEESEBURGERS If we were to write just that, it would probably gain enough interest, because who doesn’t love a cheeseburger and who doesn’t love free things? FREE BLEECKER CHEESEBURGERS That got you didn’t it? Bleecker are celebrating the opening of Bleecker Victoria, a new permanent site so you can now eat your burger inside rather than roadside. Wahoo. Created by Zan Kaufman who ditched a life in law for a life of burgers, you’ve probably seen Bleecker at Spitalfields, on the Southbank and at all number of street feast festivals. And if you haven’t tried one of the burgers […]

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Fitzrovia’s Firedog Open

We’re going to let you in on a secret, there is brunch beyond avocado…we know, who’d have thought? Well the guys at Firedog do, the new Aegean inspired restaurant is opening in Fitzrovia and it’s going to have a strict ‘no avocado’ policy. Instead, Executive Chef George Notley will be serving up breakfast and lunch plates inspired by the ingredients found between the Greek and Anatolian Peninsulas. We’re talking about the likes of Sujuk and Cyprus potato hash with chorizo style ground beef sausage, roasted onions, thyme, spinach and eggs; kippers with sumac butter, spinach, sourdough and poached eggs; hot […]

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