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Why BBQ Can Be Your Lockdown Health Food

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With summer just around the corner, most people would be dragging their barbeques out of the shed by now ready to fire up a feast. In fact, many may have dreamed of doing so already, what with the blessed cursed sunshine we’ve been witnessing from lockdown the last few weeks (thanks for that, British weather…).Yes, Covid-19 hasn’t so much as...

Three virtuous recipes to get you in shape

Three virtuous recipes to get you in shape

Whether you’re just getting into the swing of exercising or you’re a veteran athlete looking for recipes that go beyond chicken and rice, check out these delicious, easy-to-make recipes that’ll help you stay in shape. They’re also great for fat loss and muscle-building. When you exercise, you need to eat the right foods, and while some recipes leave you feeling...

New Brunch Menus – Five places in London to get brilliant brunch

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London isn’t short of places to go for a brilliant brunch but finding the best of the new brunch menus can be a challenge. From bottomless sushi to stunning Mediterranean platters, we’ve got it covered in our roundup of the top five best new brunch menus to try in London this month. Pacific, MayfairWhat? Bottomless modern Japanese food with an...

5 Ways to Make a Restaurant Menu Less Expensive and More Attractive

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When we visit a restaurant, we do not go there simply because we are hungry. In addition to delicious food, we want to enjoy a whole experience complete with nice décor, friendly staff, and pleasant background music. Such an experience always begins with a look at the menu. Consciously or not, the way in which dishes are presented on paper...

Christmas Drinks – Our Lust List of must have drinks for the festive period

Christmas Drinks Lust List

Tis the season, to drink and be merry... And that's why we have compiled a Christmas drinks lust list of must-have drinks for the festive period. Let's face it, there's no point doing Dry-January without making the most of December right? It's Christmas, it's that one time of year you can drink and be merry with your family and your friends...

Alcotraz – The immersive cocktail experience is opening two new sites in Covent Garden and Brighton this October

alcotraz immersive cocktail experience

Paying homage to cult TV shows like Orange Is the New Black and Prison Break, Alcotraz has cemented itself as one of London’s leading alternative nights out and is opening two new pop up sites this October!!! The immersive cocktail experience will open a pop-up site in Covent Garden on Friday 4th October and its first site outside of the...

Burberry has launched its Classic Afternoon Tea at its all-day café Thomas’s

Burberry has launched its Classic Afternoon Tea

It's time to get yourself down to Burberry's flagship store on 121 Regent Street and enjoy its Classic Afternoon Tea at its all-day café Thomas’s. The Classic Afternoon Tea comprises a selection of sandwiches, scones and English cakes alongside a passionfruit and milk chocolate Burberry bar which features the house’s Monogram. The Monogram celebrates the house’s founder Thomas Burberry and its heritage through...

Korean BBQ comes to Bethnal Green East London

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For those of you that live in the Bethnal Green or Shoreditch area, you can now experience and taste fantastic Yan Ji Korean Barbecue only a stone throw away from home. For those of you that don't live anywhere near Bethnal Green or Shoreditch, you can still pop down and give it a try (you won't regret it).It's time to...

L’oscar’s new summer menu at The Baptist Grill

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L’oscar’s The Baptist Grill has launched a new summer menu, focussing on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Under the guidance of Head Chef Tony Fleming, The Baptist Grill will serve new starters such as Seared Scallops with guanciale, fennel, basil and strawberry vinaigrette and the delightful Herb Farfalle with trombetta courgettes, Chilcot goat’s cheese and marjoram.The Baptist Grill’s signature Vegetable Pithivier dish has also been given a seasonal...

Celebrate Pride in London on July 6th with a Pride and Prosecco Beach Party at Bucket

Pride and Prosecco Party at Bucket

Bucket is having a beach party! To celebrate Pride in London on July 6th and raise money for a great young charity, Westbourne Grove’s favourite beach-vibe seafood restaurant Bucket will be closing its doors to the public and kicking off the summer with a glass of Prosecco DOC, the sparkliest of Italian libations. From 6pm-1am Bucket will be home to summery...

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel has just added a Vegan menu to their brunch concept – The Unexpected Breakfast

Ushuaia Ibiza Unexpected Breakfast

The Unexpected Breakfast for 2019 - the popular brunch concept at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, has just added new vegan and healthy sections. The offering adds new and refreshed food stations for summer 2019, adding more healthy options and vegan dishes for party-goers looking to recover from the night before, or fuel up for the day ahead.A new vegan food station will...

Caffè Cinquanta brings masterful pasta and Italian dining to Baker Street

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The Good Food Society has launched a brand new Italian restaurant in the heart of Baker Street – Caffè Cinquanta. With a focus on seasonal pasta dishes and classic cocktails, guests will be spoilt for choice! Alongside daily specials, signature dishes include Rigatoni alla Carbonara, Spaghetti Pomodoro con la n’duja, Zucchini Trombetta and Carciofi e Fava. Boasting light, vintage-style décor and inviting interiors inspired by classic 1950s Italian restaurants, Caffè Cinquanta will soon become a firm favourite with tourists and locals...

RAW at M Victoria launches a new 100% vegetarian and gluten-free menu

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On the 7th June 2019, RAW restaurant in M Victoria is launching a new vegetarian and gluten-free menu. Usually renowned for their hearty steaks, the new menu is a decidedly lighter offering, giving a healthier dining option for guests and is a fresh alternative to the richer, steak heavy a la carte and wagyu tasting menus served in the main restaurant...

The Perfect Date Night… 100 Wardour Street – ‘Spotlight’ the new immersive live music and dining experience

Spotlight at 100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street has launched and brand new immersive live music and dining experience called Spotlight and it's the perfect date night. Every Thursday night during the month of May Spotlight will present live vocalists and musicians performing songs across a variety of genres and decades, while the venue serves up a unique and immersive live music and dining experience.Spotlight...

Wanna see The real Wolf of Wall Street? Get tickets and go to M Victoria Street – Wednesday 8 May

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The real Wolf of Wall Street is hosting an intimate dinner at M Victoria Street on Wednesday 8th May at 6.30pm. Get your tickets now! Jordan Belfort aka the real ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ will be in London for this one-off intimate dinner, where guests will sit down to a three-course dinner paired Californian wines and will have the opportunity to...

Rhythm & Brunch – Easter brunch specials at 100 Wardour Street

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Love Brunch? Looking for something fun and exciting to do in the daytime during the Easter holiday? Look no further than Rhythm & Brunch at 100 Wardour Street. 100 Wardour Street has Easter Brunch covered from Friday 19th April through to Sunday 20th April, which entails music, food, drinks and a whole heap of fun. Gather your mates and book...

Margarita Rumble the bottomless festival returns to London & Manchester 5th May 2019

Margarita Rumble

Taking place at London Fields Arches on 5th May, Margarita Rumble is a bottomless festival that pits, top bars and mixologists against each other to find the UK’s best tequila cocktail. The festival is split into 2-hour sessions where guests can enjoy bottomless margaritas and vote on their all-time favourite once they’ve gone around each one!Entertainment will be provided by...

Visiting the pubs from the silver screen

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There are a number of pubs in the UK that have featured in a film. If you fancy ordering a pint at a watering hole from the silver screen, take a look through this guide of the UK’s best examples, courtesy of LPG gas tank supplier Flogas. The Beehive as The Horse & Groom Film: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyIt was...

Review: Fancy Crab, Marylebone

Review - Fancy Crab

Situated in Wigmore Street, just behind the world famous Selfridges, Fancy Crab brings the Arctic Ocean, Red King Crab the world's biggest and most famous crab to central London.The Red king crab is only found in cold and deep waters and unlike other seafood (shrimps and lobsters), it is impossible to keep the red king crab in an artificial environment.From...

Galvin HOP (Spitalfields) launch artisanal charcuterie & cheese bar

artisanal charcuterie and cheese bar

Galvin HOP Bistros & Bar, the trendy little sister of Michelin-starred La Chapelle located in Spitalfields, has just launched an artisanal charcuterie and cheese counter. Modelled on the fashionable bistros and bars of Paris and New York, Galvin HOP has re-invented for 2019 and the charcuterie revolution rolls on as the Galvin Brothers open a meat and cheese counter.The outstanding charcuterie board...

The Play Brunch at Savage Garden – Spin the bottle & Jenga with delicious drinks and food

Savage Garden Brunch Torched Mackerel

Let the games commence. Have you heard that Savage Garden, London’s wildest rooftop bar, launched a brand new weekend brunch concept called the 'Play Brunch'? Savage Garden is one of London’s wildest sky-high destination, and together brings decadent décor, jaw-dropping views, dramatic cocktails and savage menus to Tower Hill.With favourite tipples and elements of play incorporated, the new brunch menu is...

Fancy Crab hosts a bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday

Fancy Crab brunch offer

Did you know that Fancy Crab hosts a bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm, for just £15 per person? Fancy Crab boasts low-key luxury, with a menu built around one very extraordinary ingredient - the Red King Crab.Located in Wigmore Street, just behind Selfridges, the Red King Crab is a rare delicacy known to break the bank. However, Fancy Crab...

Cocktail Masterclasses from K West Hotel

Cocktail Masterclass - K West Hotel

Take your party hosting skills to the next level and become the cocktail connoisseur you’ve always wanted to be with K West Hotel’s Cocktail Masterclass. Led by the expertise of the mixologists at Studio Bar, the 1.5-hour masterclass includes a guide on how to perfect the art of the Strawberry Daiquiri or Lavender Lychee Martini and become an expert mixologist...

The Grand Expedition, a new immersive dining experience from Gingerline

The Grand Expedition, a new immersive dining experience from Gingerline

Brace yourselves for a five-course meal, dance, poetry, projections and stunning animations with The Grand Expedition's new immersive dining experience from Gingerline. Once guests have stepped into the theatrical set, fashioned into a fantastical landscape among the clouds, they are sworn to secrecy and urged not to post photos online as they are taken on an incredible, edible journey.The Grand Expedition is...

The perfect Valetine’s day dinners. Don’t miss out on these very special Valentine’s day menus

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Take a look at these exclusive Valentine’s options in London this year. From bespoke cocktails to tasting menus, these delighted options are perfect for celebrating with a loved one or best friend. Marvin Gaye Night at Quaglino'sQuaglino’s are hosting an exclusive night to celebrate iconic soul superstar Marvin Gaye on Sunday 17th February and I thought it might of interest to your readers/ audience....

ONE LOVE Valentine’s menu at Turtle Bay (Brixton). Celebrate with your BF, GF, BFF or whoever you like

One Love at Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay in Brixton have just announced their glorious new Valentine's menu, and it's not just for lovers! It’s all about ONE LOVE - sharing great food with anyone you adore, from best friends to grandparents or whoever you like! It's launching on Bob Marley's birthday, so take a look at some of Bob's inspirational quotes below. One love, let’s get together and...

Calling all Gin lovers… McQueen and The Violet Fog the revolutionary new gin has arrived

McQueen and the Violet Fog

A revolutionary new Gin called McQueen and The Violet Fog has arrived with its beautifully unique design, taste and provenance. McQueen and The Violet Fog is distilled and bottled in Jundiai, Brazil, featuring 21 different botanicals, at least six of which are found in no other gin.A true small-batch gin with a unique distillation technique McQueen is limited to 500litress per batch, using...

X-Upper on Upper Street – Sausage is the new burger… Only better!

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A sausage revolution is set to sweep the streets of Islington in the new year, with the launch of X-Upper on Upper Street, 1st March. X-Upper is a brand-new concept centred around one of the most beloved products: The sausage. X-Upper will serve Europe’s finest gourmet sausages, curated by top-rated chefs into memorable recipes. The new restaurant, which is at 88 Upper Street,...

Thai Square Mansion House – Delightful Thai cuisine at amazing prices

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On a recent visit to the delightful Thai Square Mansion House, my friend and I enjoy a tsunami of dishes from the A La Carte menu. As you enter Thai Square, you'll see ornaments and lighting, candles on all the tables and a balanced mix of business and pleasure diners all in one place. Friendly staff great you with a...

May Fair Kitchen – Mayfair glamour without the price tag

May Fair Kitchen Pistachio cake

The mention of Mayfair invokes thoughts of glitz, glamour and celebrities and I got a taste of all three on my recent visit to May Fair Kitchen which combines a warm atmosphere, upscale shared dining and reasonable prices with great service to boot. Arriving at May Fair Kitchen, which is located in the opulent May Fair Hotel near Green Park,...