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Christabel’s Edible Playground Supper Club

January 26th, 2015 | by Gavin

I received countless clips around the ear growing up for playing with my food. Being an only child, spaghetti hoops were often the closest thing I had to having a friend round for tea, so it was a bit disappointing when I was told to stop. But last week I was invited to a supper club where guests are actively encouraged to play with their food, without fearing the wrath of my mum- at long last! The Edible Playground is the latest supper club concept by Christabel Beeson, creators of some of the most unusual pop up events including the Mad Hatter’s Brunch, Cocktails n Crack, and the Seaside Supper. 

Oxygen Facial Therapy at Clinica Fiore, Covent Garden

January 26th, 2015 | by Tatei Montejo

What do Jennifer Aniston, Elle Macpherson, Kylie Minogue, Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have in common? They all share a little secret when it comes to their gorgeous glowing skin, oxygen facials! The idea that red carpet worthy complexions can only be achieved in LA is no longer a reality; London offers all the treatments responsible for those eternally youthful celebs, you may just not know about them! So that’s why I decided to review the Oxygen Facial Therapy at Clinica Fiore – I had heard all about it but had to put it to the test. The first thing worth mentioning is that it’s never too early to start

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Tasting @ Peg+Patriot

January 23rd, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

One thing I am not is a bourbon connoisseur, but as my delicate little taste-buds mature, I am beginning to crave a new palate of flavours – spicy, oaky ones that would probably marry rather nicely with a swirl of cigar smoke. I’ll just grab my pipe and slippers now, shall I? Appreciating something begins with learning about it, and who better to be my teacher than a brand ambassador for the multi-award winning, Woodford Reserve. If the UK is currently experiencing a bourbon renaissance, then Woodford Reserve is its pioneer. It is huge on the Manhattan bar scene and it has fast become London’s best bartenders’ bourbon of choice,

Grapes and Gastronomy: A Voyage into Australian Cuisine

January 21st, 2015 | by Gavin

Move over burgers, pulled pork, and ramen; look for Antipodean to be one of the hottest food trends in 2015. How do I know this?  It was all thanks to a six course wine and food tasting evening in Australian restaurant Lantana Café in Shoreditch. The event has been organised by Australian wine heavyweights Hardy’s, and showcases the best food and wine that Australia has to offer. Named after an Australian plant, Lantana is one of the few Antipodean restaurants in London and has enjoyed success with a simplified menu of traditional dishes.  Alongside the food, wine connoisseurs A Grape Night In have been drafted in to choose the perfect

Brewhouse and Kitchen, Islington

January 19th, 2015 | by Gavin

From experience, in my opinion wine is the only alcoholic beverage that offers truly added value to a meal.  Even as a die hard cocktail enthusiast, I struggle to make a convincing argument for cocktail and food pairing menus.  But I come across a rather interesting one in the form of beer and food offered by the Islington Brewhouse and Kitchen.  I have my reservations but seeing as I know little to nothing about beer, I took a trip with an open mind. BK Islington opened in October 2014, and is brought to you by the same group that own Brewhouses in Highbury, Portsmouth, Bristol, and Dorset.  Despite being part

Bocconcino, Mayfair

January 15th, 2015 | by Gavin

Nowhere else in Europe says ‘Millionaire’s Playground’ more than Mayfair.  Walking along Berkeley Street, every person I pass in a bespoke suit or designer heels has me wondering what it must be like having the world as your personal theme park.  I’m daydreaming so much that I walk straight passed my destination, Bocconcino pizzeria on the corner of Berkeley Square.  An odd location for a pizza parlour you may imagine, bearing in mind that its neighbours include Nobu, Novikov, and Benares- but after my evening here, it fits as snugly as a hand to glove. Bocconcino is marketed as a pizzeria but the moment you walk through the door, it

M, Bank

January 14th, 2015 | by Gavin

When you are so bold as to name your restaurant with one letter, you’re leaving yourself open to criticism.  However, as it’s owned by former Gaucho MD Martin Williams and a star studded launch party late in 2014, if any venue can withstand the pressure, M has all the credentials to do so. The newly opened venue on Threadneedle Street really is a piece of art; 15,000 square foot housing two (yes two!) 100 seater restaurants, wine bar, cocktail bar, private dining suites, and a secret den.  The two restaurants in question are a fine dining steakhouse, as you’d expect from a product of the Gaucho group; but not quite

Rosa’s Thai Cafe, Angel

January 12th, 2015 | by Sophia Longhi

There is a lot to be said for likeability. To risk sounding like an X Factor judge, you’ve either got it or you haven’t, and Rosa’s Thai has definitely got it in spades. It starts with a great story – a guy from the UK and a girl from Thailand get married and start a food stall on Brick Lane Market, with the idea of bringing the East to the East End. Fast forward a few years, and this humble street stall has developed into a small chain of six restaurants around London. There is undoubtedly something about it – and the secret is probably simpler than you’d think. Rosa’s

Crib de Rib, South Kensington

January 7th, 2015 | by Lumy George

Have you ever walked into somewhere that completely took your breath away? Perhaps you’ve stumbled across an item you’ve resigned yourself to as lost or caught the perfect sunrise on your way home from a boozy night out. In another sense, simply the contrast between two places can be just as thrilling, like a sweltering hot day and then jumping into a pool. No doubt with the current weather, we are all wishing for a moment such as this. Opening a gift and seeing exactly what you asked Father Christmas for, or arriving home after a long trip to find all the family around the fireplace, with the scent of

Chatback Comedy, Camden

January 7th, 2015 | by Francesca Baker

It’s not easy running any kind of event, but comedy seems to be particularly tough. A sense of humour is rather subjective, and what amuses one person at one moment in time might fall wildly flat for another at another. Add the heightened expectations and intense drinking involved with New Year’s Eve into the mix and you’ve got a potent mix for both heightened hilarity and heinous heckling. Chatback Comedy pitched their 2014/15 show perfectly. Over the last three years Lucy Danser and her team have curated hundreds of gigs in London, Canterbury and festivals, and some of the best acts were invited back for this New Year show. In

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