• LDN Experiences Meat Porter Boxes
  • East London Turtle Bay Walthamstow Exterior
  • Central London guanabara rio carnival
  • LDN Experiences 307-309r-lowres
  • Just Opened Stokey Bears
  • North London Original Sin Stoke Newington
  • Central London Bunnychow Soho
  • Drinks Taste Cocktails Negroni

Meat Porter Riverside Supper Club

March 5th, 2015 | by Lumy George

Having grown up with parents that ordered their vegetables from local farms on a fortnightly service, I naturally was interested in Stefan Porter’s venture, Meat Porter. Meat Porter is a British online artisan butchers that source and deliver high quality fresh meat to food-lovers across the UK. They source directly from free-range British farms that supply fine-dining restaurants, guaranteeing that gourmet experience every time you dine. As the revolution of home cooking and meat spreads, it seems as though individuals are aspiring to create more adventurous dishes. Speaking for myself, I cook meat probably four days a week and invariably purchase my meat from my local supermarket. If I need

Turtle Bay, Walthamstow

March 4th, 2015 | by Gavin

Turtle Bay is set on world domination.  The Caribbean themed restaurant opened their second London venue in January and the 15th in total nationwide; with aggressive expansion plans on the horizon, the torch paper has well and truly been lit.  But is it any good though?  I went down to the brand new Walthamstow branch to find out. After a journey spanning the entire length of the Victoria Line, thankfully Turtle Bay is only a short walk from Walthamstow Central station, located in a prime location on the high street and only Stevie Wonder could miss the huge neon Turtle Bay logo above the equally palpable glass building. The moment

Guanabara Rio Carnival, Covent Garden

March 3rd, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

The world’s biggest carnival came to London last month, in a week-long event hosted by London’s most popular Brazilian venue, Guanabara. From the 11th to the 18th February, Covent Garden was awhirl with the sequins, feathers, drums and whistles of Rio, and carnival revellers enjoyed a glittering array of performances, whilst, of course, sipping on plenty of Guanabara’s famous caipirinhas and munching on a selection of tasty Brazilian street food dishes made by Chef Leandro de Oliveira. The jam-packed programme of festivities featured performances by London’s best Samba dancers, who (when they were not wowing the crowds with their seductive strutting and shaking) taught willing participants to shimmy like the

Urban Retreat at Harrods, Knightsbridge

March 2nd, 2015 | by Tatei Montejo

There’s hardly anything you can’t find in the world’s most famous department store. The quintessentially English institution, which was established in 1834 as a tea merchant and grocery store that has since answered innumerable strange wishes, from an alligator for Christmas to a PG Tips tea bag boasting 280 diamonds for eager collectors, was bound to also be home to a spa. When you’re based in the iconic Knightsbridge site, the expectations are always going to be sky high. Urban Retreat at Harrods is in a league of its own in that it can’t really be compared with traditional spas or hotel spas. This, the flagship location, on the fifth

Stokey Bears, Stoke Newington

March 2nd, 2015 | by Gavin

Street Food aficionados will be well aware of Burger Bear, a pop up diner created by Tom Reaney, a man with a huge passion for beef patties… and disco beats. They just so happen to have won a host of awards since first setting up in 2012 and have been so successful that they’ve been able to open their first proper restaurant in October 2014 on Stoke Newington High Street. Having taken in my first Burger Bear at Red Market over a year ago, I’ve been keen to get another fix of their famous bacon jam filled beauties. Stokey Bears has taken to the Stoke Newington culture like a duck

Original Sin, Stoke Newington

March 2nd, 2015 | by Gavin

Stoke Newington has a lot going for it, despite a reputation for being a haven for hipsters unable to find accommodation closer to Shoreditch and petty criminals. But with High Water, Burger Bear and now the announcement of a new Foxlow coming soon, everyone should sit up and take note.  So far though, the most impressive new opening in “Stokey” is Original Sin, a speakeasy style cocktail bar from the owners of the award winning Happiness Forgets in Hoxton Square. From the moment I walked in, it was clear this is not your typical Stoke Newington drinking hole.  Dimly lit booths, table service, and bespoke cocktails are what to expect,

Relaunched Menu @ Bunnychow, Soho

February 27th, 2015 | by Gavin

As my previous reviews show, I’m a big fan of Soho comfort food restaurant Bunnychow.  The South African influenced street food vendors opened their first permanent site on Wardour Street last year, after pop ups in Shoreditch, street food markets and music festivals all over the UK.  The Soho crowd doesn’t quite compare to Glastonbury revellers, so the team have been doing some on-the-job R&D and launched a brand new menu that we had a first chance to sample. Gone are the desserts and flatbreads, and in come more varieties of breads, side dishes, and best of all, the Full English breakfast bunny is now available all day and night!

Taste DIY Cocktail Kits

February 25th, 2015 | by Gavin

Since beginning my journey many years ago into the London cocktail scene, my admiration for bartenders mixing up my favourite drinks has grown and grown. No matter how hard I try or how closely I follow the recipe, it can never match what the maestros create on an hourly basis. However I was introduced to Taste- a club that offers subscribers a new cocktail to make at home every month.  The club only began in February 2014 but has steadily built up a loyal following thanks to the easy to follow instructions and the quality of products used (there’s no generic vodka here, all premium stuff!) A package arrives at

Woodford Reserve @ Nightjar, Old St

February 23rd, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

Nightjar has long been one of ImALondoner’s favourite bars of all time, but just when we thought we couldn’t love it anymore; it has just gone and tipped the scale. Having recently teamed up with Woodford Reserve, Nightjar are now the proud hosts of a quarterly event in which Woodford Reserve will present live bluegrass music and a special menu of their favourite cocktails. Small-batch bourbon, live music and a wonderful old-school-glamour venue – this is what ImALondoner heaven looks like. The first Woodford Reserve evening at Nightjar kicked off at the beginning of February, where they introduced the Ben Somers String Band to the stage. For Rosie and Edmund,

Ealing Park Tavern

February 22nd, 2015 | by Rebecca Anne Milford

There are some names that just ooze success – you know whatever they do it is, most likely, going to be brilliant. Adele, for example. Olivia Coleman. Robert De Nero. And when it comes to London hospitality then we’re adding the Martin Brothers to the list of high-flyers. Those who have visited establishments such as The Botanist, The Cadogan Arms and The Jugged Hare will be nodding their heads sagely. Each of these bar/restaurants stand out for their unique and original features, their exemplary service and an ability to be both cosy and comfortable while also having an air of sauve glamour about the edges. Difficult to do, but once

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