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5 reasons we love Dim Sum Sunday’s at Hakkasan

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On a recent visit to Hakkasan Hanway Place, we enjoyed the delights of Hakkasan's Dim Sum Sunday menu. If you haven't visited this branch of Hakkasan, it's literally tucked, one minute away from Tottenham Court Road in, probably one of the most unsuspecting streets you could imagine. However, as soon as you arrive at the door, you will instantly realise you have...

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...

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...

Restaurant Review – The Reindeer Burger at The Red Lemon

Come mid-November every eating establishment begin to introduce their repetitive festive menus which means turkey, turkey and more turkey. This inevitable turkey-overload usually results in me dreading the sight of my Christmas dinner come December 25th. So you can imagine my relief when I heard about The Red Lemon in Notting Hill dishing up a Reindeer burger for it's customers...

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...

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...

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...

Roka: The Japanese Blockbuster of a Restaurant – Review

Have you ever read a restaurant review that consisted of only one paragraph? Well that was my initial thoughts on how to write this review for Roka (Canary Wharf), due to the simple fact that, YOU MUST EAT THERE. However no one wants to read one paragraph do they? No I suspect you want me to tell you about the amazing...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Turtle Bay Brixton Launch Secret Cocktail Menu for Christmas

Turtle Bay Secret Christmas Menu

Turtle Bay in Brixton is launching their Christmas "Secret Cocktail" menu launches on 19th November - get ready for a Caribbean Christmas! It’s all about serving up the magic of the Caribbean and Turtle Bay offers the ultimate alternative festive vibe with a Christmas that caters for celebrations of all sizes, durations and budgets. Secret Christmas Cocktail Menu A new collection of cocktails created especially for Christmas...

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...

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...

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...

You haven’t tasted chicken until you’ve tried Le Secret – Restaurant Review @LeSecretdesR

Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is a French restaurant serving perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken and the word perfect isn't far from the truth. Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is located in London, Canary Wharf, overlooking the River Thames leaving you with stunning views of the city skyline while dinning. You can pre book tables for you and your guest(s) and not only that, if you want...

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...

OXO Tower Bar Terrace Unveils Japanese-Inspired Roku Gin Terrace

Roku GIn Terrace

The House of Suntory has today announced the launch of a Japanese-inspired immersive gin garden on the OXO Tower Bar Terrace. Discerning drinkers will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive range of Roku gin cocktails overlooking the South Bank from Thursday 5 July until Thursday 30 August. What’s more, Japanese-inspired bar snacks that complement each drink have been specifically designed to enhance...

Blanchette Brick Lane launches weekend brunch

Blanchette Brick does brunch

Blanchette Brick Lane, the shabby-chic East end bistro, has extended its popular menu to include a weekend brunch, served Saturday to Sunday from 11 am to 2:00 pm. Showcasing the restaurant’s signature French cuisine with a North African twist, Chef Director Tam Storrar has created a brunch menu that ranges from egg dishes to buttermilk pancakes with various toppings, boulangerie...

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...

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...

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...

Laura Ashley The Tea Room launches in Burnham

Laura Ashley The Tea Room at Burnham Beeches Hotel

Burnham Beeches Hotel announced the launch of the first Laura Ashley The Tea Room in the South of England. The Tea Room is decorated in signature Laura Ashley style featuring products from Laura Ashley’s accessories, furnishing and decorating ranges. Beautiful floral prints in muted colours including Baroque Pale Grape floral wallpaper are complemented by Pale Steel painted walls with a Grape...

‘Meat-reducing’ on the rise in the UK

The Rise of Meat Reducers_UK

Over a quarter (28%) of Brits identify as a ‘meat-reducer’ and 7 in 10 are avoiding restaurants due to lack of meat-free options research shows. The study conducted by Censuswide and commissioned by More Than Carrots, analysed 2002 UK adults and their dietary preferences and found that almost a third (32%) of Londoners identified themselves as meat reducers. To better understand the...

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...

7 of the best rum cocktails to enjoy in the UK on National Rum Day

Bacardi rum - Carta Hopster - The Curtain serve

In celebration of National Rum Day on 16th August, BACARDÍ, the world’s most awarded rum brand, with more than 674 awards for quality, taste and innovation, has shared 7 of the best rum cocktails to enjoy in the UK. From Dandelyan in London to Candy Bar & Diner in Scotland, rum lovers can celebrate this National Rum Day in a variety of...

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...

Fabulous Brunch, Darling! at 100 Wardour St – Saturday 25th August

drag brunch

100 Wardour St is hosting a drag brunch: Fabulous Brunch, Darling! on Saturday 25th August. The brunch is packed full of crazy dragantics, drag gameshows, live DJs and dance troupes! Alongside the entertainment, guests can enjoy a three-course brunch with dishes such as warm waffles, eggs benedict and brioche french toast - with an optional add-on of 2 hours of bottomless fizz. The inaugural Fabulous Drag Brunch was big but this promises 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 –...

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