Daniel Splarn

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Levantine pop-up announces permanent site in South Kensington

Levantine pop-up announces permanent site in South Kensington Ceru strives to “harness the attractive array of Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean ingredients” to create a vibrant eating out experience that is as delicious as it is good for you. Husband and wife team Barry and Patricia Hilton are the brains behind the brand, taking experience... Read more >

BBQ specialists launch first permanent site with a ‘grown-up’ menu

BBQ specialists launch first permanent site with a ‘grown-up’ menu Launched back in 2013, David Carter’s Smokestak has earned a loyal following of BBQ lovers thanks to its “simple, no-nonsense” approach to food. Plating up USDA brisket, pork and beef rib dishes at Street Feast and other UK food festivals, this first permanent restaurant will cook... Read more >

DMN Area Guides: London Bridge

DMN Area Guides: London Bridge If those two words - London Bridge - instantly bring signal failures and staff shortages to mind, you need this guide. With sky-high restaurants offering glorious views of the city rubbing shoulders with secret speakeasies hosting live entertainment throughout the week, there's so much more to this... Read more >

Late-night bar and restaurant opens in place of Covent Garden’s Guanabara

Late-night bar and restaurant opens in place of Covent Garden’s Guanabara All set for an October launch, the Tropicana Beach Club is vowing to “transport guests to a hedonistic, immersive and unforgettable experience more typical of a luxury Caribbean holiday resort.” Guests will be able to book in for dinner and drinks from Wednesdays through to Sundays,... Read more >

Benugo announces partnership with Topshop at flagship Oxford Street store

Benugo announces partnership with Topshop at flagship Oxford Street store Shop 'til you drop, then refuel with coffee and fresh food from the much-loved Benugo group. Known for their range of restaurants, high-street stores and coffee shops throughout the UK, the Benugo Group have now formed a partnership with Topshop’s flagship store. You’ll be able to... Read more >

Columbo Group unveils new venue for live music and club nights

Columbo Group unveils new venue for live music and club nights The Camden Assembly wants to put the focus on the local neighbourhood’s thriving and eclectic musical scene. They’ll give up-and-coming bands the chance to play in a 400-capacity venue, while putting on raucous club nights that go until 3am come the weekends. A venue that’s... Read more >

ETM launch first rooftop restaurant and bar

ETM launch first rooftop restaurant and bar Located on the 10th floor of the swish new Montcalm Hotel in Finsbury Square, Aviary will offer sweeping views of the city’s skyline from its stunning, south-facing roof terrace. So much more than a place to head for great views of London, the restaurant and bar will be open 7 days a week for... Read more >

DMN Area Guides: Islington

DMN Area Guides: Islington Trimming down this list of unmissable spots in Islington to just six was hard work. A neighbourhood brimming with ridiculously cool speakeasies, popular live gig venues and even a cocktail bar styled as an opulent first-class train carriage, these are exciting times to be heading for a night out on... Read more >

Trio bring top quality kebabs to Battersea Rise

Trio bring top quality kebabs to Battersea Rise With a combined total of 30 years experience in food between them, founders Jono Jenkins, Eve Bugler and Travis Fish are out to combine big and bold Middle Eastern flavours with top quality British produce as they open BabaBoom this summer. You can expect “pillow-y Persian flatbreads with... Read more >

Best Bars to Catch Pokemon in London

Best Bars to Catch Pokemon in London Looking for the best places to catch Pokemon in London? Well of course you are, pretty much everybody in the capital is, and you’ve certainly picked the right city to play. In a list of the top 20 places to catch rare Pokemon in the UK, 9 are in London. While part of the thrill of playing... Read more >

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