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Wild Rice & Mamasan restaurants opened in Soho

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Thai food has hit the streets of Soho last week in the form of new restaurants, Wild Rice and Mamasan. Wild Rice is the ground floor restaurant focusing the menu on small plates to share, showcasing traditional, bold and vibrant Thai flavours, paired with seasonal British ingredients to create reinventions of classic dishes. The underground basement casual concept is Mamasan,...

Turtle Bay Ealing is Now Open @turtlebayuk

Ealing’s new Caribbean restaurant - let the carnival commence! Its all about rum, reggae and jerk this Autumn... Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar is now open in Ealing bringing a brand new, loud, proud and authentic Caribbean dining and drinking experience to West London. 

The opening was celebrated in style with a glitzy launch party on Thursday 2nd October, which...

Sell-out supper club Little Kolkata now open in Covent Garden

Little Kolkata

The team behind Little Kolkata are delighted to announce the launch of their first restaurant, now open on Shelton Street. The new addition to Covent Garden’s diverse dining scene celebrates everything that guests have come to love about the original sell-out supper clubs, whilst welcoming a more extensive Calcuttan menu, cocktail list and exclusive themed evenings. Co-founders Prabir Chattopadhyay and Biswajit Deb Das...

Introducing the finest Black Sea Cuisine, at Babel House

Babel House

Set in the heart of Mayfair, on Bruton Place, Babel House is offering a boutique European fine dining concept, and a modern take on the traditional cuisine of the Black Sea. Seating up to 80 guests over two floors. The ground floor offers a traditional restaurant setting while upstairs features additional seating as well as a stunning private dining room which...

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

M Raw Vegetarian Dishes

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...

New Burger Alert: Gourmet Burger Kitchen launches the Prawn Star

GBK Prawn Star

GBK has a new summer special out now and it's called the Prawn Star. The Prawn Star is made up of a 6oz patty, two juicy wasabi tempura prawns, thousand island sauce, American cheese, smoked lettuce and pickled onion, all held together with a classic sesame seed bun. "The Prawn Star burger is living proof that this summer, their famous patty’s and...

Restaurant Review – Yauatcha

Currently celebrating its 10th birthday in the heart of London's trendy Soho is Yauatcha, a Michelin starred Chinese dim sum tea-house. Reaching 10 years as a restaurant in Londons uber-competitive restaurant scene is an achievment in itself and to celebrate Yauatcha have been holding a series of celebrations centred around four of its iconic offerings - the Chinese kitchen;...

Steak lovers rejoice as Gaucho unveils new direction for its restaurants

Gaucho Canary Wharf

Martin Williams (of M Restaurants) has taken over the lead at Gaucho and the group has introduced a brand new menu along with Martin has big plans for the restaurants. The plan includes a series of exciting events with world-class chefs across the Gaucho sites. The Gaucho group will remain a destination for top-quality Argentinian steaks, while also drawing on contemporary, modern flavours and the...

Visiting the pubs from the silver screen

pubs from silver screen

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 Galaxy It was...

REVIEW: HUNter 486 at The Arch hotel

The problem with London is that you often end up paying a small fortune for a nice setting in a posh location and feeling cheated so when someone suggested HUNter 486 at The Arch hotel it was with a certain amount of skepticism we went for a visit. Firstly this is a beautiful, peaceful and luxurious setting, that is unarguable....

2-4-1 Thanksgiving Dinner by Jim Beam – Thurs 22nd – Fri 23rd November

jim beam thanks giving 2019 - 2

To help bring Londoners together during the national US holiday, Jim Beam will be offering guests at Porky’s BBQ Bankside a Thanksgiving celebration for two, for just £20.00. The fun doesn’t stop there, Jim Beam and Porky's BBQ will be offering guests a full night of entertainment as they dine, with a live Blue Grass band on Thursday and a raft...

REVIEW – Sarastro Restaurant in Drury Lane

In our search to find the idea date location we thought we'd check out one of Central London's querkist restaurants. Sarastro in Drury Lane sits in the heart of London's theatre Land and has embraced its location fully. It's a Turkish restaurant and captures this theme with a setting taken straight from Arabian Nights. Velvet table clothes and gilt furniture gives...

Big Easy Kings Road – just re-opened

Big Easy Kings Road - just re-opened

Big Easy Kings Road – an old flame just got hotter 27 years in the making, London’s original Big Easy on Chelsea’s Kings Road reopened on Tuesday 18th September with a new look, larger bar, 50% off food for 10 days and 100 complimentary Margaritas. Big Easy was introduced to the restaurant scene in 1991 by its founder Paul Corrett. Since...

Galvin La Chapelle create Gourmand Tasting menu especially for Vegetarians and Vegans

Popular French Restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has introduced a 7-course Menu Gourmand especially designed for vegetarians and vegans. Jeff and Chris Galvin have noted the importance to cater for diners needs, whether that is dietary requirements or lifestyle choices. The two menus offer the very same top-drawer French cuisine that the Michelin-star brothers have become known for. Menu highlights include textures...

Everything Everything and Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes headline BrewDog’s First Beer Festival

Brewdog

Metro Mayhem takes place on Saturday 10th November 2018. Brewery and pub chain BrewDog are holding their very own festival with some very special guests, Everything Everything and Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes are set to headline. Fans can enjoy up to 9 hours of beer, food and awesome live music before doors close at 11 pm. Frank Carter and The...

Summer Cooking Masterclasses at Tool Shed @ W2, Connaught Village

Summer Cooking Masterclasses at Tool Shed

Brand new Tool Shed @ W2, in Connaught Village, is the home of modernist cooking and specialises in the sous vide technique. Tool Shed @ W2 not only offers a retail environment to purchase their products, but also a training kitchen where customers can learn how to get the most out of their products. They stock everything from sous vide cookers to food dehydrators, blow torches and kitchen...

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...

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

x upper islington

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,...

Painted Black – Ella Canta celebrates Day of the Dead

Painted Black Ella Canta celebrates Day of the Dead

To celebrate Day of the Dead this November, chef Martha Ortiz has created the striking Painted Black menu, which will be available at her Park Lane Mexican restaurant, Ella Canta, from 1-17 November. The eight-course menu has a continuous line of black running through each dish and is accompanied by stunning cocktails such as the Lady in Black margarita. Furthermore, from 1–3 November both 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...

Review: Cocotte the French farm to table chicken rotisserie in Hoxton Square

cocette review

On a recent visit to Hoxton Square, we discovered a beautiful little restaurant by the name of Cocotte. In true Flavourmag fashion, we simply had to pop in a taste the delights on offer. Cocotte is a French farm to table chicken rotisserie offering healthy, delicious homemade dishes made from fresh, farm-grown ingredients. Staying true to its French heritage, all their free-range chickens...

Bluebird Chelsea: A classic rediscovered

With it's cafe, courtyard, bar and restaurant, the newly decorated Bluebird could warrant a visit for every occasion; from birthday's to brunches, from dusk till dawn... we'll certainly be making our way through their food and drinks menu over the cosy winter months. With a recent refurbishment fuelled by designs featuring Sagrada & Celia Birtwell at the end of September, the refined...

Sophisticated, intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Welcome to Boisdales in Canary Wharf

Its hard to find a perfectly romantic and sophisticated restaurant thats also relaxed and intimate enough to have an enjoyable yet unique evening. Boisdales however, does just that. With the live music from Jordan marsh's rockin' three. 'Blame it on the boogie.' The rich red walls and a view of neighbouring Canary Wharf's highrise buildings. Boisdales offers the opportunity...

REVIEW: Zumbura, Clapham

I may be the biggest fan of South Indian food London has – it's a habit I picked up from my favourite eatery as a student and I am so happy to be able to share somewhere in London you can go to enjoy the way I always have. Zumbura is an exceptionally pretty open cafe and restaurant off...

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...

Review: Sleeperz the perfect place for a city break

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Whether you're visiting Cardiff for business or pleasure Sleeperz hotel is the perfect choice if you're looking for somewhere to stay. Having ventured to Wales for a staycation for a friend's birthday, Sleeperz impressed before I'd even walked through the door as it was only 2 minutes away from Cardiff Central train station. VITAL STATISTICS: This is a budget hotel with a stylish and modern...

Disappearing Dining Club and Graham’s Port launch ‘Little Porto’ in the heart of the City

Disappearing Dining Club and Graham

Fancy going on a sumptuous journey of the delights of Portuguese cuisine without leaving Zone 1? Look no further than the latest partnership between Graham’s Port and supper club aficionados Disappearing Dining Club, who have collaborated on a series of six-course dinners inspired by up-and-coming holiday hotspot, Porto. Little Quiet, nestled on the backstreets of Barbican, will be transformed into ‘Little Porto’ for...

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...

Restaurant Review: Kouzu Japanese Restaurant

Kouzu Restaurant serves up some top-notch Japanese food. Where do I even begin? Well first things first it's situated in Belgravia in a beautiful Grade 2 listed building, let me tell you this venue sure brings a touch of class to the table. The waitress who served us was every so helpful in helping me decide what to order and...

48 hours in Marrakech – Romantic Winter Getaway

You have a measly weekend to recharge your batteries, grab some sunshine, eat, drink and be merry and get back for work on time for Monday morning. Then I'm about to explain why I found there was no better place than Marrakech in Morocco. We flew off on a Friday afternoon via Easy Jet on a very manageable just over...

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