The World Cup kicked off today. You might not be all that interested in the opening match… Russia and Saudi Arabia are hardly the most riveting of sides. Then again, it’s the World Cup, and the excitement is palpable. We’ve waited four years for Russia 2018 to finally arrive. So, yes, we need snacks, beers, […]

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Taste of London has returned to Regent’s Park in celebration of London’s dynamic food scene. The event runs until June 17 and features restaurants such as Ikoyi, Sartoria, Cinnamon Bazaar, The Modern Pantry, Barrafina, Bar Douro, Bao, and so, so many more. The biannual food festival takes place every June and November and aims to […]

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Guest reviewing in The Evening Standard this week was Hamish MacBain, who reviewed the resurrected gastropub The Hero of Maida (8/10). Formerly The Truscott Arms, it was saved following a community campaign, and now (headed up by Henry Harris of “much-missed restaurant Racine”) has “an overwhelming air of much-more-poshness” than its predecessor. The “menu follows […]

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While the Haggerston original is closed for a bit of sprucing-up (it reopens in June) Carl Clarke is bringing his “crunchy-fried, tender, perfectly cooked chicken” and “accoutrements to die for” to Brixton for one month only. The Chick ‘n’ Sours residency kicks-off tomorrow (Thursday 10 May) and finishes on Sunday 3 June. Carl and his business partner David Wolanksi […]

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National Coffee Week is coming up (16-22 April). For those looking for a caffeine injection before work, wanting a break from the shops or looking for a neighbourhood hideaway, we’ve rounded up London’s top 25 coffee pitstops…   Bageriet WC2 “A little piece of Swedish heaven”, “tucked away” down an alleyway in Covent Garden – […]

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Later this month, Italian luxury lifestyle brand Chucs will open a fourth “cozy and calm” London café at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in the middle of Hyde Park. The Mayfair original, adjoining a Chucs store in Dover Street, opened in 2015, followed by a restaurant at the brand’s Chelsea shop and an outpost in Harrods in 2016 and 2017 […]

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Londoners who haven’t had the opportunity to sample Edinburgh’s Norn yet will be pleased to hear the restaurant is coming to you – with a residency at Marylebone’s Carousel from 13-24 March. If you’re not familiar with Scott Smith’s Leith dining room then allow us to acquaint you. On the former site of the Plumed […]

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This week Londoners will get the chance to try the world’s first Michelin-starred street food as Singapore’s Hawker Chan pitches up at Kerb in Granary Square, King’s Cross. Celebrated street food purveyor Chan Hong Men will be serving his signature soya sauce chicken rice box from the north London site from Wednesday 14-Friday 16 March, midday-2 pm, […]

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London’s favourite Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes (Taberna do Mercado and once upon a time Viajante) has been talking about launching a fine dining supper club for some time (a revival of his Loft Project of sorts). Now it seems the dream has finally come to fruition with the arrival of a 14-seater, tasting menu-only dining […]

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