Bangarang at the Queen of Hoxton


The Queen has spoken and it’s out with Sky Hallah and in with Bangarang – the Queen of Hoxton’s brand new summer roof bar pop-up.

Bangarang sees the the space transformed into Peter Pan’s Neverland… Take a seat on a giant seashell, adorn your face at the glitter bar and sip your way through their brand new cocktail list.

New tipples include the Green Eyed Fairy made with melon, elderflower, lemon, bitters and absinthe, the Tiger Lilly Poloma with frozen tequila, lime, salt and pink grapefruit, and a host of mermaid shots served in clam shells. Take your pick of tequila, vodka and gin knocked back with flavoured jelly pearls.


Lost boys and girls can gorge on the Neverland BBQ menu, which features ribs, burgers and prawns pil pil.

Bangarang is set to host an array of magical workshops designed to entice your inner child including mermaid crown making and wild life drawing, with a few Sunday terrace parties and rooftop film clubs thrown in for good measure.

Bangarang is open Monday to Sunday, noon – 10pm.

For more information, check out the Queen of Hoxton on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Trawler Trash, Islington


A seafood restaurant with a difference has just opened its doors on Upper Street in Islington. Trawler Trash devotes its menu to the ‘trash’ catches of the ocean – unloved fish that tend to be overlooked by other fish restaurants.


Swish marble tables, textured walls and beautiful natural lighting create a perfect setting in which to enjoy the menu, which features pilchards, coley, Sprat, grey mullet and crayfish, all cooked with delicious ingredients to create tasty, alternative seafood dishes.


All the fish is cooked fresh and is never frozen, which is why Trawler Trash is closed on Mondays – the trawlers day of rest.


Culinary highlights include their cured herring, sea purslane & salted hake pate as well as their crunchy tempura seaweed. Having originated as a chippie, the classic dish remains a favourite, with a new, trashy twist: beer battered coley with chips, crushed peas and homemade tartare sauce.


Wash it all down with a pickle juice G&T, a crisp white wine, or a glass of bubbly.


Follow them on twitter, Instagram and facebook.

Trawler Trash, 205 Upper Street, N1 1RQ

Breakfast at Ember London


Ember in Monument has now launched it’s long-awaited breakfast menu. From 7.30am until Midday, hungry City dwellers can feast on delicious breakfast dishes with an Asian twist, in one of the most stylish venues in the square mile.

Decadent hot dishes include home cured wagyu corned beef hash with fried eggs and chili jam, and gin spiced lamb bacon with sake cured egg, tomatoes, labne, date ketchup and pomegranate.


For lighter options, a specially curated ‘raw menu’ features buckwheat and blueberry cream with almond milk, kiwi fruit and alfonso mango, plus our personal favourite – coconut granola bars with manuka honey, medjool dates and matcha green tea cream.

Baked goods include flourless orange & almond cake, and fresh fig & kaya scones.

Wash it down with a turmeric, orange, carrot & pineapple juice.

Ember is open for breakfast from 7.30am – 12pm, Monday to Friday.

Search @ember_ec3 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Craft and Crackling at The George, Andaz Liverpool Street


The ultimate pub snack experience has landed: The George pub in Liverpool Street has launched the UK’s first craft beer and crackling menu, where each home-made crackling has been paired with a London craft beer.

Tuck into chicken crackling washed down with Redchurch Brewery: Shoreditch Blonde, mouth watering parma ham crackling with East London Brewery: Pale Ale, classic pork crackling, dipped in their secret prune ketchup, paired with Partizan Brewery: Lemongrass Saison, or our personal favourite – parmesan & polenta crackling, with Redemption Brewery: Hopspur.

The George’s main menu has also had a revamp, with comforting classics like mac and cheese, bangers & mash and fish & chips in a choice of craft beer or stout batter, and smarter dishes such as trout with a shellfish bisque and a delicious beetroot, goats cheese and pine nut tatan.

With all the major football matches showing on the big screen, an extensive craft beer list and now a cracking crackling menu to boot, The George at the Andaz is your new favourite City boozer.

Follow Andaz London on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Treves & Hyde at Leman Locke


Hotel options in the City of London just got a whole lot more dynamic with the opening of Leman Locke in Aldgate. Designed for travellers for whom a bed and shower in a shoebox isn’t enough, Leman Locke immerses you in its neighbourhood’s culture through self-catering apartment spaces that connect you to a community of like-minded locals and travellers.

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 11.46.42
Attached to the development is Treves & Hyde – a swish restaurant and bar set among two floors with Scandi-inspired decor and exec chef George Tannock at the helm.


With stints at The Dorchester and the Fat Duck under his belt, Tannock’s menu does not disappoint; black arancini made with home-baked sourdough, venison tartare with truffle, burnt ketchup and carta di musica, and diver scallops with pickled cabbage, chicken skin, cep and chestnut make for a delectable starter selection.

Treves & Hyde_Chicken

Mains include an extremely tender lemon buttermilk chicken and beef brisket with bacon pudding and marinda tomato. Each dish has been well thought out and has its own unique twist, including the sweet potato wedges which are drizzled in tahini sauce, and the delectable chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream, where the pastry base is replaced with crunchy cornflakes.  



This approach can also be felt in the cocktail menu; mixologist Stefano Campigli has devised a weekly rotating menu of little known classics, and makes all his own syrups onsite. The result is a collection of some of the best (and strongest) cocktails in the area.

With cocktails at £10, mains from £8 – £16 and a diverse wine list, Treves & Hyde is smart but affordable drinks and dinner venue.

Treves & Hyde, 15-17 Leman Street, London E1 8EN

Follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Breakfast at the Andaz, Liverpool Street


The Andaz is a luxury 5* Hotel nestled between the City and Shoreditch. With beautiful bedrooms and a plethora of swanky function rooms it’s well known to many city dwellers. But what many people don’t know, is that you don’t need a booking there to enjoy its breakfast.

For £28 per head, guests can enjoy what must be the most decadent and comprehensive breakfast buffet in town, set in a fantastically grand dining room.


The a’la carte menu features perfect eggs benedict and florentine, along with waffles and pancakes with streaky bacon, maple syrup and fresh berries.

The buffet offers a high quality Full English, homemade porridge with all the toppings, and charcuterie boards with Spitalfields cheese, Loch Fyne smoked salmon, herring, pickles and vegetables.

Fresh fruit and yoghurt sits alongside granolas, cereals and fresh pastries. Freshly squeezed orange, apple, carrot and beetroot juices are available to wash it all down with along with coffees and jing teas.


Guests are free to replenish their plates as many times as they are able to.

Breakfast is located in the 1901 restaurant, EC2M 7QN

Check out their website  and follow them on Twitter and Instagram



London Bagel Co. Spitalfields Market


Like bagels? Like burgers? The London Bagel Company have merged the two concepts together to create a bagel burger and I got to try it out last week. The result is a real mouthful of yum – meat lovers will like the ‘Fat Bastard’ – 100% British grain fed beef patty, home made salt beef, fried egg, American cheese and salad.


Lighter options include the ‘Luca’ with halloumi, rocket and apple chilli jam, or the ‘Saimh’ with falafel topped with grilled cheese and a yoghurt, apple & mint dressing.

Beef is sourced from Smithfield market, bagels come from Brick Lane’s Beigel Bake, and the juices and relishes are all home made.

Owner Hamish Gill has said he plans to make the most indulgent vegan burger of all time so watch this  space.

The London Bagel Co. truck can be found in Old Spitalfields Market, daily 11.30 – 16.30.

Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and insta.