Category Archives: Food

Bompas and Parr – It’s all in the wobble

Food architects and jelly mongers Sam Bompas and Harry Parr employ all sorts of tricks to create a range of gastronomic delights.  They’ve created delicious wobbling jellies in the shape of London landmarks, extravagant banquets and potent breathable cocktails… Sign up for the … Continue reading

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London Cocktail Week

This week is London Cocktail Week, a celebration of the capital’s love of hard liquor and high times. Over 200 bars have signed up as official stops on the London Cocktail Week bus tour. Simply register on the website, head … Continue reading

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Beautiful boozers: Britain’s loveliest pubs

To celebrate the opening of historic buildings all over the UK as part of Doors Open Days throughout September, we’ve united two of our favourite diversions – beer and buildings. Read on and raise a glass to Britain’s most beautiful … Continue reading

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Vintage at Southbank Centre

This weekend, dust off your dancing shoes and slick your quiff because designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway are bringing their award winning Vintage festival to the mighty Southbank Centre in London. Held over three days, the festival celebrates art, music, … Continue reading

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Six of the best unusual pubs

From a minuscule pub that proudly counts a mummified cat as part of the décor to a bar occupying a former public lavatory, Britain has a wealth of unusual drinking establishments bristling with weird histories, odd features and wonderful stories. … Continue reading

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Best of British: the scotch egg renaissance

I remember scotch eggs from school. Tennis-ball sized globes of scarily orange bread crumbs encasing a mantle of greyish sausage meat surrounding, in turn, a bluish and sulphurous hard-boiled egg. Hardly appetising. So it was with a mixture of mild … Continue reading

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Five of the Best: Pro and anti Valentine’s Day celebrations

Depending on your point of view, Valentine’s day is either a cynical ploy designed to torture single people everywhere or the most super-romantical day of the year. Here are five of the best ways to celebrate or damn the day. … Continue reading

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Five of the best: underground restaurants and pop-up dining rooms

The London phenomenon of pop-up restaurants or supper clubs is well and truly established but you can find them springing up across the whole of the UK. They’re often intimate affairs, with dining taking place in people’s homes or in … Continue reading

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Best of British: IRN-BRU

IRN-BRU (pronounced Iron Brew), like many icons of Scottish culture, is worn as a badge of fierce national pride north of the border. Made to a carefully guarded secret recipe, allegedly from girders, this radioactive-orange soft drink rivals Coca-Cola for … Continue reading

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Best of British: Cornish Pasties

Much like the pork pie, another local legend that’s been tainted by mass production is the Cornish pasty. The Cornish Pasty Association states that “a genuine Cornish pasty has a distinctive ‘D’ shape and is crimped on one side, never … Continue reading

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