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

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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...

‘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...

Blame it on the alcohol – Christmas drinks and cocktail gift set guide

Bacardi Festive Christmas

Christmas is coming... That one time of year when we can drink, eat and be truly merry with our family and friends. And speaking of drinks, take a look at our Christmas drinks and cocktail gift set guide below. GREY GOOSE LA VANILLEAs a pioneer in coffee serves within the luxury spirits category, GREY GOOSE will further innovate in this space by...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

Macdonald Berystede: The place to relax and rejuvenate

Whether you're at work or studying as well as trying to make time to see friends and family the toils of life have a habit of taking its toll, so it's good to take a break from reality and relax and rejuvenate. I decided to  do that recently with a girl friend, so we hoped in a car to...

Review: Pho Café – Covent Garden

Fresh, light and filling? Hell's yeah! This place knows how to cook up a real treat. As we walked up to Pho café/restaurant in Covent Garden; we peered through the window at what looked like a dimly lit café, with high stalls around the window, and large benches to accommodate big groups. The décor was a modern street style theme. A diverse mix of...

Review: Anderson & Co

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There are very few oasis of clam in London and even fewer that can offer excellent food in beautiful surroundings. Anderson and Co in Peckham is on the edge o the hipster scene but isn’t yet full of beards ordering craft ale. While we popped by for dinner, it’s called us back for brunch at the weekend and we’re also...

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...

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...

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...

Kids Eat Free This Half Term at Turtle Bay Brixton!

Turtle bay kids burger

Are you ready for some exciting news for Half Term? Turtle Bay where kids can eat free this Half Term celebrate their new fantastic Kids Menu for Little Turtles. Bring a bit of Caribbean sunshine into your half term staycation (and a school break that probably feels all too close to the last one for parents!) with this bespoke new menu...

Date night at the Big Easy in Canary Wharf.

The Big Easy in Canary Wharf the type of place where you can impress someone on a date night without breaking the bank. It's low-key and relaxed, quiet enough to have a romantic conversation over dinner, yet loud enough to keep your conversation between you and your guest and not the whole restaurant. Not pretentious in its approach, the Big Easy...

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...

Review: Dukes St James London Picnic!

Picnics are quintessentially British - be it in the country-side or in one of London's many beautiful parks tourists and locals alike still love to dine al fresco with friends and family. Now, with the help of Dukes Hotel picnics are bigger and better than ever! The award winning hotel are offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a picnic...

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 –...

Grey Goose flavoured miniature set – The perfect stocking filler or secret santa

Grey Goose La Collection

The Grey Goose – La Collection is the perfect stocking filler... A gift of five beautiful miniature bottles in five different flavours: Cherry Noir, L'Orange, Original, Le Citron and La Poire. This is the perfect gift to delight any cocktail lover, and enable them to create elegant cocktails from the comfort of their home this festive season.The Grey Goose – La Collection is available to buy...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Review: Flat Iron, Shoreditch

Flat Iron, Shoreditch

I had been told about Flat Iron several times, but as steak does not usually come cheap, especially in London, I assumed it would be out of my league for a spare of the moment, mid-week meal. I was incorrect, and have been so many times since that I should have some kind of loyalty card.We visited the newest Flat...

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

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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...

Butlers Wharf BBQ Feastival – Saturday 22nd September

Butlers Wharf BBQ Feastival

D&D London’s Thames-side restaurant enclave at Butlers Wharf will be teaming up for the Butlers Wharf BBQ Feastival on Saturday 22nd September. Priced at £30 per person, ticketholders will be able to sample unlimited barbecue dishes from all four restaurants; Blueprint Café, Butlers Wharf Chophouse, Cantina del Ponte and Le Pont de la Tour, as well as one cocktail at the restaurant of their...

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...

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...

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...

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...