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[16 Apr 2011 | By ]
Flavour of the Month: Tastour Wine speedTASTING

Looking for somewhere to socialise and meet new people whilst enjoying some food and wine, and learning about it at the same time? We might just have found the thing for you. Let us introduce you to Tastour.

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[8 Jan 2011 | By ]
The Gay Hussar: Politics & Goulash

Since 1953, The Gay Hussar in Soho has been the spiritual home of Hungarian food in London. And of the Labour party. While much has changed since then and its no longer much of a political hangout, it is well worth a visit – if only for its caricatures on the walls!

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[3 Jan 2011 | By ]
Mason & Taylor – New East End Bar Now Open

The latest addition to East London’s bar scene is about to swing open its doors. Mason & Taylor offers a point of difference in that along with some hearty grub, the focus is on the best drinks which Britain has to offer. Including plenty from within London itself…

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[1 Dec 2010 | By ]
Wine Pairing at Royal China

Chinese cuisine is one of few that people don’t usually think to match with wine. The renowned Royal China Group is aiming to change this with the introduction of a wine matching menu at their Baker Street branch.

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[24 Nov 2010 | By ]
Review: Juniper Society at Graphic Bar

If you’d like to find out more about gin, how to make the perfect Martini or just to drink the stuff in a variety of cocktails, then the Juniper Society held at Graphic Bar in Soho is just what you’re looking for…

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[21 Oct 2010 | By ]
New Bar Review: Barrio Central

From the team behind Essex Road’s popular Barrio North, comes Barrio Central. This latest Soho spot is about mingling, music and fun, plus a whole host of interesting cocktails. Well worth checking out – especially during the Amigos Hours…

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[24 Aug 2010 | By ]
Next Door at The Cockpit Theatre

The Cockpit Theatre isn’t one of London’s best known, and it doesn’t come with West End glitz, but if the standard of performance of Next Door is anything to go by, it ought to be a must-visit destination. The inconspicuous theatre on the outskirts of Marylebone has a history dating back to 1969 when it was created by the Inner London Education Authority as a community theatre. It is now owned by Westminster City Council and run as part of the City of Westminster College.
Next Door is exemplary of the …

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[4 Aug 2010 | By ]
Review: No Idea at the Young Vic

Two actresses who want to make a play which they can be in. No idea what it could be about. Ask the public for suggestions. That’s the basis of this cutting-edge, part-improvised sketch-show style comedy which addresses the issue of disability in a thought-provoking but hilarious way.

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[4 Aug 2010 | By ]
London’s Oldest French Restaurant

Given the number of French restaurants in London and how far they go back, historical artefacts with a French connection in London go well beyond Nelson’s Column. Just a short walk from Trafalgar Square in Covent Garden is a proper institution, Mon Plaisir – London’s oldest French restaurant.

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[29 Jul 2010 | By ]
Review: Storytellers’ Club at Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre’s N20 Comedy Festival is in full swing with a host of one-off performances and Edinburgh Festival previews. The Storytellers’ Club is stand-up with a twist, and a value night out with laughs guaranteed…