Charlie Staples

Editorial Intern. Still learning names... @charliestaples

Camino Monument - London Tapas Bar Review

Camino Monument - London Tapas Bar Review Sitting pretty in the heart of the city, I decided to investigate whether or not Camino Monument offered up a dining experience as impressive as its enviable locale. Spoiler Alert - it was muy bueno. The Venue Rolling up at 7pm on a Friday night, Camino was already in full swing. The afterwork... Read more >

Caribbean bar group, Cottons, to open flagship venue in Notting Hill

Caribbean bar group, Cottons, to open flagship venue in Notting Hill Cottons Caribbean Restaurant and Rhum Shack have opened a new flagship venue in Notting Hill. This restaurant bar delivers an authentically Caribbean effervescence - expect steel drum evenings and good vibes. The kitchen is run by esteemed chef, Laurent Desiree, who serves up a menu of dishes... Read more >

Dalston diagnosed with Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

Dalston diagnosed with Chinese Restaurant Syndrome Brought to you by the same team behind Dalston's 'local chicken shop', Chick N Sours, Chinese Restaurant Syndrome is set to be a fun hangout that serves up a menu of whimsical Chinese comfort foods. You'll actually find this new restaurant bar on Kingsland Road - directly below Chick N... Read more >

Restaurant chain 'Beefeater' is warped into 2016 with its new, edgier diner, Bar + Block

Restaurant chain 'Beefeater' is warped into 2016 with its new, edgier diner, Bar + Block Whitbread are launching their restaurant chain (Beefeater) into the modern day with their new version of the brand, Bar + Block. This revision will see the brand taking a much 'edgier' approach - aiming to appeal to a younger audience and survive on the high street. Head down at any time of... Read more >

The Harcourt: A dark horse emerges in Marylebone... and no, we're not talking about a Lloyds Bank being opened.

The Harcourt: A dark horse emerges in Marylebone... and no, we're not talking about a Lloyds Bank being opened. A short saunter from the stylish Marylebone High Street, The Harcourt is an elegant restaurant bar that delivers a menu of dishes that are packed full with flavour. Whilst toting a traditionally simplistic pub front, this venue is intentionally elegant in its unassuming design. Inside you'll find a... Read more >

Dim sum good dumplings: Covent Garden set to get new Gyoza Bar

Dim sum good dumplings: Covent Garden set to get new Gyoza Bar This Japanese restaurant bar serves up a menu of delicious dishes, with a special focus on gyoza dumplings. Enjoy your meal in a simple setting - expect a fresh, modern venue with wooden floors, warm open brick walls and simple tables. To complement the delectable... Read more >

An enigmatic 'Experience Bar' is heading to Seven Dials

An enigmatic 'Experience Bar' is heading to Seven Dials Based at the HQ of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist will take the form of a beautifully designed space close to Seven Dials. Part contemporary Victorian’s men’s club, part Masonic lodge, the team behind the Adventure Bars will serve everything from cheesy... Read more >

Level Up at Manchester's lower-level arcade bar

Level Up at Manchester's lower-level arcade bar 17 Below is a a haven for cocktail connoisseurs, arcade players and pool sharks. Open from Thursday-Saturday, pop in and spend your evening indulging on delectable, gaming-themed cocktails whilst attempting to best your high scores on the retro arcade machines. And if you're after some grub, you... Read more >

French Bistro heading to Birmingham's effervescent canalside

French Bistro heading to Birmingham's effervescent canalside Independent restaurant group, Le Bistrot Pierre, are set to open their 15th venue in spring 2016 on Birmingham's Gas Street. This bistro will be set in a Grade II listed building on the city’s canalside, close to Birmingham's most stylish shopping destination - The Mailbox. The... Read more >

Sway set to swing back into action after a £1 million facelift

Sway set to swing back into action after a £1 million facelift The 'new' Sway bar is London's most modern adult playground. After being inspired by the cool & chic bars and diners of New York, Sway has been given a £1m transformation. From 21st January, London partygoers can head down and discover a brand new party room, lounge bar and dining... Read more >

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