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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...

Review: Bubbleology in Angel Islington

I visited Bubbleology for the first time last week and I had the opportunity to try their drinks. Bubbleology is unique and fun where customers can create their own tea. You can mix flavours up, starting from choosing a milk tea or fruit tea and then by customising your tea with bubbleology’s special flavoured jelly, popping boba and extra tapioca...

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

Vegtoberfest is the UK’s first vegan Oktoberfest celebration taking place in Camden Town

Launching on Saturday 6th October at Camden’s exciting new venue Fest, Vegtoberfest is the UK's first vegan Oktoberfest celebration. The Bavarian-themed beer festival will couple the merry traditions of Oktoberfest with vegan-friendly beers, wines and street food.Oktoberfest is a beer festival first and foremost and Vegtoberfest is just that. Vegan-friendly Bavarian beers will sit alongside a handful of local...

Hakkasan launches exclusive gold menu to celebrate China’s Golden Week

Hakkasan rolled fish for GW

Hakkasan has launched a limited edition golden menu to celebrate the annual Chinese holiday, Golden Week. Guests will also walk through a ‘river of gold’ as they walk throughout the restaurants, where low golden lighting will ripple across the wooden latticing of the cages, adding to the golden week experience.Gold dim sum and a gold dessert will feature within the exclusive...

GREY GOOSE host Halloween at Oriole bar – 31st October!

Oriolle London Cocktail Week

This Halloween for one night only, Grey Goose is excited to present “Maison Gothique” at Oriole bar, a seriously glam and spooky night of macabre and delicious Parisian decadence. As the evening draws darker, Grey Goose & Oriole will be offering some ghostly chic cocktails, the perfect sacrifice for witching hour. Grey Goose will unveil a selection of spooky serves:On arrival, ghoulish gals and ghastly...

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...

Food News: Michelin-Star Galvin brothers launch take away window for city lunchtime crowd

Galvin Take-away Chicken Roll

Michelin-star brother duo Chris and Jeff Galvin have introduced a takeaway window at their popular Spitalfields location, Galvin HOP. The new takeaway window will be serving the bustling city lunchtime crowd a perfectly crisp and delicious chicken roll together with a soft drink or beer for an easy £8.50. The lunchtime roll consists of a crispy buttermilk chicken thigh fried in...

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...

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...

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...

Review: Pizza Union – Kings Cross

Super quick pizza for those on the go, Pizza in fast food restaurant form hits the spot. The first thing to note about Pizza Union in Kings Cross is its size; Think at least two medium sized restaurants in one. With huge windows looking out onto Pentonville Road letting in the light, makes the feel of the restaurant quite fresh...

‘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...

Skip Valentines day and Celebrate Chinese New Year at Royal China

If like us you had an amazing New Year then why not do it all again at Royal China and celebrate the year of the goat on the 19th February 2015? Why do we like this date? Well if you're single and do not expect any Valentines surprises, you can always tell your friends that you are skipping Valentines day...

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...

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...

Shaka Zulu Restaurant Review

Shaka Zulu is a restaurant, bar and club situated in the heart of Camden serving exotic South African food. Walking through the doors I was hit by the feeling of wow!I mean picture the setting beautiful ornate carvings on every surface with rich mahogany wood and statues of Zulu warriors and animals, a vast yet intimate space with what...

Chelsea FC Announces the Relaunch of its Popular Sports Bar and Restaurant

180614 Chelsea Football Club: Frankies Restaurant Refurbishment

Chelsea Football Club, located at Stamford Bridge on the Fulham Road, has announced the relaunch of its popular sports bar and restaurant under its new name, Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill. The restaurant, which opened to the public on 14 June 2018, serves a new menu specialising in steaks cooked on a chargrill; as well as main plates such as BBQ...

Review: Cafe Mish – Mayfair

Mouth-watering gourmet sandwiches you need to go out of your way to try. Based in the heart of Mayfair, London at 1a Shepherd Street, it’s not actually the largest of eateries you’ve ever seen. In fact, it only seats 6 customers but this cute little establishment also offers takeaway and delivery to the local area and we can guarantee after...

London’s hidden secrets: The Florentine Restaurant – Brasserie-style menu, British bubbles, craft beers, signature cocktails and DJ sessions.

Florentine Restaurant

The Florentine Restaurant is a brand new opening situated only minutes from London South Bank’s trendy Lower Marsh and Waterloo, opposite Lambeth North tube station and offers an all-day dining restaurant and bar with a refreshing and relaxed vibe. Well that’s what it says on its website, and when I arrived at the Florentine restaurant, I simply had to concur....

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...

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...

Sticks ‘N’ Sushi Restaurant Review.

sticks n sushi

I went to check out the chic new Sticks 'n' Sushi in the brand new Canary Wharf development at Cross Rail Place. So new and shiny! Owwwwwww. On first impressions, it looked like I was walking into a chic monochrome restaurant with a big black desk at the entrance and lots of sharp lines everywhere. Then I noticed lots of...

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...

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...

Review: Pot and Grill (Stratford)

I love Caribbean food but strictly home cooked food-in other words I am damn picky a chef’s nightmare I assume. I have been to a few Caribbean restaurants and the last one left me scarred, battered and damn high because there was way too much sugar in every dish. The starter was sweet (it was meant to be savoury),...