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Casa do Frango - Borough Market

Casa do Frango - Borough Market

August 7, 2018 Restaurants

I think we can all agree that summer 2018 has been something else. But nowhere have we felt more on holiday whilst within London city limits than at Casa do Frango. On a blistering hot evening during the final throes of the World Cup, looking past its greenery strewn I-beams through giant true arch windows across to the bordering Southwark warehouse, it would be easy to mistake Borough Market for the French Quarter in New Orleans or, more aptly, the Chiado in Lisbon.

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Ceru - Soho

Ceru - Soho

August 7, 2018 Restaurants

Two of the biggest trends of 2018 have been clean eating and Levantine cuisine and both have come home to roost at the newest outpost of Ceru on Soho’s D’Arblay Street. Founded by Barry Hilton who found inspiration in the cooking of Turkey, Syria, Cyprus, Israel and Jordan, this all day restaurant is a sure bet for people who want to dine on dishes that are packed with flavour yet easy on the hips.

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London’s Top 5 Interactive Nights Out

London’s Top 5 Interactive Nights Out

August 1, 2018 Bars

Sometimes the conversation just isn’t enough and to really nail the perfect night out you need to add an x factor to the equation. Luckily, London is packed to rafters with interactive venues where you can let your competitive spirit loose. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites.

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Casa Bonita - Soho

Casa Bonita - Soho

July 31, 2018 Bars

For over a decade, Charlie Gilkes, Duncan Stirling and the Inception Group have been capturing the imaginations of the capital’s revellers with their heavily creative, immersive venues. Their latest pop-up is no exception, leaning into London with a distinctly Latin energy. Named Casa Bonita, it’s located on the former site of Cinnamon Soho above Inception Group’s 1940s inspired cocktail bar Cahoots on Kingly Court. We popped in on a sultry summer evening and were promptly whisked away to sunnier (year-round) climes.

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Baozi Inn - Soho

Baozi Inn - Soho

July 31, 2018 Restaurants

Regional Chinese and particularly dumplings are becoming some of the most feted food trends to grip London’s culinary scene and restaurateur Shao Wei wanted to make sure he didn’t miss out on the action. For years he’s run a glut of critical darling restaurants in Chinatown, including Bar Shu and Baiwei. Taking the place of Bar Shan, Baozi Inn puts northern Chinese kitchen in the limelight, with pride of place going to the bao – little dumplings.

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Endo at The Berkeley - Mayfair

Endo at The Berkeley - Mayfair

July 24, 2018 By Nick Savage

You might not know the name Endo Kazutoshi now, but you soon will. 22 years ago the third generation sushi master left Yokohama, Japan to take on an internship with El Bulli. These days he’s buddies with Heston Blumenthal. Having expanded the Zuma brand globally, launched IchiBuns in Soho and ahead of the opening of his own restaurant at the top of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, you can catch him at his exclusive eight-seater omakase pop-up in a hidden room in The Berkeley Hotel

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London’s Five Best New Spanish Restaurants

London’s Five Best New Spanish Restaurants

July 24, 2018 By Nick Savage

Spanish cuisine has long been in the limelight in London. Way before contemporary British food found its footing, before burgers became banal, tacos became ubiquitous and Peruvian pervasive, Spanish food was in a state of ascendance. To this day, Barrafina occupies a special place in London’s heart – hard earned by the work of the Hart Brothers and Nieves Barragán Mohacho – that has won a devoted following across the globe. The same applies to the talent of chefs like Morito’s Sam and Sam Clark, Jose Pizarro and Ben Tish of Salt Yard.

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Brother Marcus - Islington

Brother Marcus - Islington

July 18, 2018

Brother Marcus has won the hearts and bandwidth of London’s fooderati with their famous Greek-inspired locavore cuisine (and particularly brunch) at their first restaurant in Balham and appears poised to do the same at their newest in Islington’s dreamy Camden Passage with an evening menu to boot. Inspired by co-owner Tasos’ Cretan upbringing, the restaurant is just the type of charming neighbourhood spot that will flourish in N1.

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London's 6 Best Places to Celebrate the 4th of July

London's 6 Best Places to Celebrate the 4th of July

July 2, 2018 By Nick Savage Venues

Say what you will about our cousins across the pond, but they know how to throw a good barbecue, and no day better than the 4th of July. For any Americans abroad who are missing home and want to celebrate Independence Day or anyone who just wants to join in for bourbon, beer and burgers, these are our favourite spots for it:

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Dragon Inn Club - Victoria

Dragon Inn Club - Victoria

June 26, 2018 By Nick Savage Clubs

Whether it’s Sichuan, Hunan, Yunnan or Shandong, regional Chinese cuisines are having their moment in the sun, and the Dragon Inn Club isn’t shying away from them. Nestled in a quiet corner of Victoria, this dimly-lit and sultry eatery evokes the romance of the Silk Road with a glut of dark timber and bamboo, red lanterns, antiques from the Ming and Qing dynasties, ceramic tiles, wishing trees and vintage crop grinders. Beautiful settings aside, we came for the cooking, and were well pleased with the results.

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