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Bubba Gump Shrimp Makes Long Awaited London Debut!

The much-anticipated UK launch of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant in London has arrived and the USA’s favourite seafood restaurant group has opened its doors at London’s iconic Trocadero, in Leicester Square. Flavour Mag were invited down to the press launch last night where we got to sample some of the delicious food and cocktails which from now on...

#Review: Flavourmag does a staycation in Leeds at the New Ellington

There's no better way to catch up with friends then to go on a staycation for a night of fun and luxury. My two best friends and I all live in three different cities and We have been meaning to plan a weekend away for some time but combining three busy ladies’ schedules had proven to be something of...

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 GalaxyIt was...

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...

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,...

Turtle Bay Restaurants Now Offers 2-4-1 Caribbean Breakfasts + Extended Happy Hour

Calling all foodies and breakfast lovers... We got exciting news that Turtle Bay restaurants are now open from 8.30 am and you can now get 2-4-1 on their fantastic Caribbean breakfasts. Plus they have extended the happy hour to run all day long. And there's more... Bottomless Brunch starts at 10 am daily! Kick-off the day with a little extra Caribbean...

Thai Square Mansion House – Delightful Thai cuisine at amazing prices

Thai square mansion house

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...

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...

Restaurant Review – Dirty Bones

Quirky, loud and un-apologetically brash food spots are very popular in London right now; MeatLiquor, Bone Daddies et al pride themselves on serving London's cool crowd with delicious messy american dishes. Perhaps the last place you'd expect to find one of these haunts is in affluent Kensington - Dirty Bones, on Church Street is an experimental style restaurant and...

Tier 2 Lockdown: The best outdoor dining spaces

Tier 2 Lockdown: The best outdoor dining spaces

As London heads into the dreaded Tier Two lockdown, here’s a list of the best outdoor dining spaces where you can still enjoy a catch up with your mates. Signature cocktails and Italian flare at The Dorchester Terrace & GardenThe iconic London hotel houses the ultimate, picturesque alfresco hotspot. Cosy up under a warming heater and be soothed by the...

Hakkasan Launch Brand New Seasonal Dim Sum Sundays Menu

This Autumn, Hakkasan Hanway Place will embrace the darker days and crisp weather with a brand new seasonal Dim Sum Sundays menu, offering a unique alternative to traditional Sunday lunch. From Sunday 26th October, when the clocks go back and the evenings are longer, the Michelin-starred restaurant will launch spicy cocktails to accompany the new Dim Sum Sundays menu, featuring...

Review – #flavourdates @the_snowcenter Indoor Skiing

It's a fact that entering into a relationship is a problem for your waistline. All the romantic dinners, wine, chocolates and other indulgences that go along with be being part of a couple cause us to gain upto two stone!In a bid to address this I wanted to find some fun and calorie burning activities you can try with...

Review – Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa

A minutes walk from Imperial Wharf overground station within the picturesque Chelsea Harbour lies the Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa. The spa is part of the Chelsea Harbour Hotel which boasts the title of being the only five star all-suite hotel in London. The Health Club & Spa is home to a stunning 17 meter swimming pool, a...

Review: Manhattan Grill

I spent many years refusing to eat steak, because it was just too chewy. So I played it safe with chicken, and lamb, until one day I was persuaded to try my then boyfriend's steak, and it was great, little did I know the ins and outs of a great steak, how well its cooked, how long its been...

Review – The Hackney Pearl

Located conveniently 2 minutes from Hackney Wick Station lies The Hackney Pearl - an unassuming local eatery in the heart of trendy Hackney. From outside the cafe look's modest; a combination of benches and colourful furniture provide the seating for a mixture of trendy locals and young families enjoying The Saturday lunch-time sun. Upon entering you realise why so many of...

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...

100 Wardour St presents new £6 ‘Six at Six’ cocktail menu

With the rule of 6 regularly hitting the news, 100 Wardour St thought why not make headlines with some new £6 cocktails? After all, it’s London Cocktail Month! The brand new Six at Six cocktail menu includes Pornstar Martini, Espresso Martini, Old Fashioned, Whisky Sour, Daiquiri and a Paloma, which means you can now get turnt at £6 a pop....

Review: Zen Sai Bar and Restaurant @Zensaibar

The little side road of Inverness Street is quickly becoming a corner for classy eateries of Camden and the Zen Sai Bar and Restaurant fits in quite well. The small, two-level location boasts signature bespoke cocktails, Malaysian and Indian fusion dishes, small sharing plates, bespoke cocktail happy hour and DJs or live music late in to the night. The bar’s...

REVIEW: Foxcroft and Ginger, Whitechapel

Foxcroft & Ginger Whitechapel

London is known for taking places known as 'cheap and cheerful' and turning them 'expensive and elitist' but the Whitechapel area on the edge of Shoreditch has escaped all these tags. The main high street of Mile End Road has escaped all these tags and managed to achieve a happy medium in 'affordable and amiable'. It's still easy to...

Trade, Shoreditch

When we went down to Trade on Commercial Street we had to poke around under scaffolding to find it and that's both a pity and sneakily useful, because it really is a hidden gem. While the building work is probably going on for a bit longer (on the floors above and quite quietly) the cafe itself is a finished masterpiece....

If music be the food of love, jazz improv workshop at @hideawaylive #flavourdates

In my quest to find fresh and exciting dates that get you out of the mundane and typical, dinner, drinks and coffee arena. I've be scouring the best alternatives London has to offer for date night ideas you can try for a first date or with your long term partner.Recently we've been indoor skiing and completed a 7.5k assault...

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

galvin la chapelle

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....

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...

Hankies Marble Arch Review – Indian street food with twist

Hankies Marble Arch by Moment Hunter Digital

Named after the classic roomali roti folded into convenient “hankies”, this Marylebone restaurant offers Indian street food with a twist. Whether you’re planning a date or a get-together with friends, their tapas-sized plates are perfect for sharing.With the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Marble Arch just around the corner, I was happy to escape into the quiet...

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...

Le Cordon Bleu High Tea

As I sat down at the table immaculately set with a crisp white table cloth and classic white china I suddenly felt the desire to don evening gloves and discuss the shortcomings of my butler, Jeeves. Le Cordon Blue’s High Tea at the Mandeville Hotel is the showcase of the Diplôme de Patisserie graduates where these hard working chefs demonstrate...

Alphabet (Islington) launches new bottomless brunch

alphabet launches new bottomless brunch

Alphabet, Upper Street’s newest cocktail bar and restaurant, brings its fresh take on bottomless brunch to Islington this Autumn. Launching on Saturday 22nd September, and available from 10am to 4pm every weekend thereafter, Alphabet’s brunch menu will include a range of Mediterranean influenced dishes, such as a full-English spiced up with merguez sausages or harissa eggs with mushroom, tomato and asparagus. The menu will...

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...

Review – Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

Donnington Spa, Newbury is set in the picturesque surroundings of the Berkshire countryside surrounded by beautiful hillsides. Just over an hour from London it has everything you could wish for and makes an ideal city get-away: 18m swimming pool, steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room and monsoon shower, a generous poolside lounge and relaxation area, including a sun terrace; seven...