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Barsmith Farringdon – The Bespoke Infused Cocktail Experience!

From the team that launched The Marylebone comes a brand new cocktail bar concept and a first for London. Barsmith is the brainchild of Ben Avigdori and Lawrence Santi, the duo behind The Marylebone Leisure Group which is becoming famous for its pubs & bars serving kick-arse infusion cocktails! Barsmith, at 18-20 St John Street, London EC1 opened at the...

Gilgamesh – Restaurant Review

Situated in the heart of Camden's Lock you would be forgiven for not realising that a restaurant like this was there. On arrival you are greeted with an escalator that brings you up into the venue. Ambient lighting and spacious seating is all part of the Gilgamesh appeal. Tonnes of crafted woodwork, a huge ceiling that opens up in the summer...

Hidden Gem – Namaste Kitchen (Camden) Review

namaste kitchen venue photo

I had the pleasure of dinning at one of Camden's hidden gems, the Namaste Kitchen. Looking in from the outside, you could easily walk past this restaurant many a times without even noticing it's there. It subdued exterior has no reflection on the interior or the amazing food on offer at the Namaste Kitchen.Comfortable seating, ambient lighting that's slightly romantic...

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...

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...

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...

Vive La France! Where to celebrate Bastille Day in Style

Kettners Townhouse

With France, still in the world cup and Bastille Day fast approaching it's probably a good times to start seeking the best places to go and celebrate on this day. With GREY GOOSE vodka and French elderflower liqueur St-Germain, we have pulled together a plethora of Bastille Day events happening in the Capital that people can pop to in order to...

The Chinese Cricket Club at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Blackfriars) Review

Flavourmag was invited to the Chinese Cricket Club at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Blackfriars) to sample the delights on offer. The Chinese Cricket Club at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is located on the ground floor of the hotel. Although it's connected to the hotel, the Chinese Cricket Club is also a solo entity, so you can dine there anytime, even if you are...

New cocktail pop-up opening this September at the OXO Tower bar

OXO Tower Terrace

While the heatwave has apparently gone for good, Graham’s Port is hoping to bring a bit of sunny Porto to London with a month-long takeover of the OXO Tower bar and terrace from 3rd September – 30th September. The entire venue will be transformed into a slice of Portugal but, what’s more, Graham’s have worked with an expert mixologist to create a...

Review – The World’s End Market

Generally I tend not to research the restaurants I am going to review, this avoids misconceptions as well as disappointment, so on arrival to World's End Market, I was taken aback when I initially thought it was a pub. While standing outside the entrance I actually had to take a quick look up and down the King's Road (Fulham) and double-check...

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...

Turtle Bay Brixton’s New Menu Has Landed!

Turtle Bay Brixton's New Menu Has Landed! It's all about the Caribbean social - sharing plates, goat burgers, Callaloo, Vegan options and more! This is a menu that will unite the food tribes as it's all about ‘anything goes’, laid-back Caribbean eating and drinking. From strict vegans to the most carnivorous of meat lovers, from the adventurous food explorer to those who would like...

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...

All Star Lanes goes Stranger Things for Halloween

All Star Lanes goes Stranger Things for Halloween

All Star Lanes are launching a ‘Stranger Things’ themed menu this year for Halloween, their sci-fi theme will take over from October 10th to 4th November across all of their sites. To celebrate the hallowed season All Star Lanes are introducing a Halloween package available over the 10th Oct – 4th Nov this will include – Halloween burger, side, dessert shake, cocktail and a game...

World’s Best Bar The Broken Shaker to pop-up at Madison London for LCW 2018

Bobby at Madison

Award-winning The Broken Shaker has taken Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York by storm and now, for the first time, Miami’s tropical hotspot is bringing its eclectic spirit to London for an exclusive pop-up at Madison London from Tuesday 2nd October - Friday 5th October. Equipped with a bespoke drinks menu from Bobby Eldridge, The Broken Shaker’s very own...

Introducing ‘meat by the kilo’ at the Hungry Donkey

hungry donkey starter

Omnivores and carnivores rejoice the Hungry Donkey has launched the 'Meat by The Kilo' souvlaki menu. The Greek street food restaurant situated on Wentworth Street, London, E1 (a stone throw away from Spitalfields market) launched the 'Meat by Kilo' on the Greek day of Tsiknopempti which is aptly known otherwise as the ‘Feast of Carnivores’, the new menu allows groups to...

Introducing British favs Gordon’s Pink Spritz and Pimm’s Spritz

Summer is the season of Spritz and the huge trend of the typically Venetian-style aperitif has now seen us Brits show off our own take on the drink. Introducing British favs Gordon’s Pink Spritz and Pimm’s Spritz – all the flavour of our favourite drinks topped with a splash of prosecco to make it extra special. See the recipes and unique tasting notes below –...

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...

Mister Lasagna’s Pasta & Prosecco Bottomless Brunch – Is this the most inexpensive bottomless brunches in London?

Pasta & Prosecco Bottomless Brunch

Mister Lasagna Soho has launched their Pasta & Prosecco Bottomless Brunch! The carbtastic, boozy menu is perfect for diners looking for something a little different in Soho. The three-course menu is priced at £25pp and includes 60 mins of unlimited bubbles! Guests can start their meal with a choice of either Sicilian Spaghetti Cake or Arancini (spinach or ham & cheese). For mains, you...

Review: LIMBO

Somewhere between rapture and damnation lies the world of LIMBO. A fantastical cosmos of fire eating, gravity defying chaos which beckons you inside with a lustful grin.LIMBO is a unique blend of circus, gig and general jaw dropping antics which leave the audience riveted and slightly perturbed. Watching supposed human beings bend themselves in half, scamper up poles and...

Review – Oblix Restaurant at the Shard

Twas a dark and windy night walking through London Bridge, my destination wasn't that much further but the chill on the wind had made my pace increase from leisurely to hurried. I looked up at the night sky and towering above me was my destination, Oblix Restaurant in the Shard in all it's glory. The rooftop lighting up the skyline and the impressive design that...

Review: The Blues Kitchen, Brixton

Blues kitchen Brixton

With its original venues in Camden and Shoreditch, The Blues Kitchen has already made a name for itself; boasting classic Barbecue dishes, New Orleans inspired soul food, an unrivalled Bourbon selection and regular live music. As locals to Brixton and fans of anything residing ‘south of the river’ - we decided to try out its newest establishment on Acre Lane.Brixton’s...

Review: Nipa Thai – Lancaster London

Arriving at the Lancaster in London the building itself was certainly grand inside. The Nipa Thai restaurant is located on the first floor. We were politely greeted at the reception and shown to our table, which was right by a large glass window with nice views of the area. I then had one of them moments where I sat down...

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...

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...

Galvin at The Athenaeum serves up Wimbledon Afternoon Tea

GALVIN AT THE ATHENAEUM SERVE UP WIMBLEDON TEA

If jostling for a spot on Henman Hill isn’t your cup of tea, then Galvin at The Athenaeum is serving up the perfect Afternoon Tea to celebrate Wimbledon fever. The five-star Athenaeum Hotel and Residences have created a delicious and Instagram-worthy afternoon tea to celebrate the iconic tournament.The tennis-inspired spread includes Wimbledon Tube Station carrot cake, tennis ball salted caramel...

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...

‘Smiths’ of Smithfield new menu raises the steaks

50-day aged Bulls Head from Rare Breed, Colchester

'Smiths' of Smithfield is raising its steaks with a new menu that features 50-days aged 'Bull Head' prime cut. You'll also find fresh seafood started, spicy chicken mains and most excitingly of all, Smiths of Smithfield have introduced a 50-day aged Bulls Head under their big cuts options, served with chips and sauces.‘Smiths’ of Smithfield has long been the go-to...