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Word on the Street in Jerusalem 

20 Feb 18

Jerusalem is certainly an interesting place.

Wild Turkey Lodge at The Ten Bells 

10 Dec 17

The upstairs bar at classic Spitalfields pub, The Ten Bells, has been transformed into a Kentucky hunting lodge for the winter, compliments of Wild Turkey Bourbon.

Millennials to Drink Coffee in a Victorian … Ahem … Setting 

29 Nov 17

Attendant, the uber cool coffee shop concept developed by Bosh McKeown and Ryan De Oliveira, is set to arrive in Fitzrovia just in time for Christmas.

Last Days of Shoreditch Winter La La Land 

28 Nov 17

The lights are twinkling, the trees are decorated and festive fun is firmly top of the agenda.

Tower of London Ice Rink 

19 Nov 17

If you fancy ice-skating this winter (until 2nd January) and you’re new to how it works in London, you need to book your place.

Hoxton Serves up Some Flavour 

9 Nov 17

How do you like your art? Shaken, not stirred? How about edible? Well, now anything has been made possible.

Spitalfields Food: A Cut Above the Rest 

3 Nov 17

One of London’s most historic and popular places to shop is also one of its ch Continue reading → The post Spitalfields Food: A Cut Above the Rest appeared first on tikichris .

Autumn’s New Arrival: The Allegory 

21 Oct 17

On the crisp autumn evening of 19th October, bar and restaurant heavyweights Drake and Morgan delivered their unmistakable dining style to East London.

El Tigre Tacos and Pink Flamingos at Nine Lives 

10 Oct 17

For London Cocktail Week, recently launched yet already smooth sailing London Bridge bar, Nine Lives, shipped in bartender/luchador EL Tigre from his family restaurant, Los Barcos, in Mexico for limited run tacos paired with tequila cocktails.

Rhythm Kitchen at Westfield Stratford City 

5 Sep 17

At Westfield Stratford City and craving something good to eat? Might I recommend Rhythm Kitchen for quality Caribbean food? Continue reading → The post Rhythm Kitchen at Westfield Stratford City appeared first on tikichris .

Great Jamaican Cuisine at Rudie’s in Dalston 

19 Aug 17

I don’t go out for Jamaican or Caribbean food all that often in London.

Bottomless Brunch at The Vincent 

10 Aug 17

The Vincent near Hackney Downs has launched a weekend brunch menu featuring bottomless coffee, cocktails and prosecco alongside a yummy assortment of breakfast and otherwise brunch-able dishes.

Win a Pair of Tickets to Foodies Festival with Feeney’s Irish Cream 

8 Aug 17

I’ve teamed up with Feeney’s Irish Cream to offer the chance for one lucky tikichris reader to win a pair of tickets to the Foodies Festival at Alexandra Palace in London or South Parks in Oxford.

Llamb’s Day Dinner at Tom Simmons – Tower Bridge 

4 Aug 17

Chef Tom Simmons of MasterChef – The Professionals 2011 fame has opened an eponymous restaurant (his first) at the south end of Tower Bridge, showcasing his admiration of British and French cuisine with an emphasis on his Pembrokeshire heritage and…

Jazzgir, Canary Wharf 

2 Aug 17

Jazzgir near South Quay brings Mediterranean cuisine with jazzy flair to the Docklands.

Get a Free Cocktail at Barsmith in Farringdon #BarsmithGoesTiki 

26 Jul 17

Popular Farringdon watering hole, Barsmith, has “gone tiki” for the summer.

Win a Pair of Tickets to Brockmans Gin’s #PressForGin Pop-Up Bar 

26 Jun 17

Love gin? Love a party? Love a unique venue? The next Brockmans Gin #PressForGin pop-up at the Victorian Bathroom near Liverpool Street on the 27th of July is for you.

Preview: The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre, York Hall, Bethnal Green 

19 Jun 17

Amigos! It’s time again for Mexico’s masked superheroes to fight it out in an epic battle of Good vs Evil at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.

Our/Summer at Our/London Vodka Distillery 

11 Jun 17

Definitely get yourself to Hackney Downs soon to soak up the Our/Summer series each Saturday until 19th August from 12-6pm.

Michael Thompson’s Fodder at Borough Wines & Beer 

8 Jun 17

If you’re like me and find yourself channelling your inner child in a candy store upon entering a wine shop, Borough Wines & Beers won’t disappoint.

50% Off Your Meal at The Localist with CityMunch 

30 May 17

Here’s a review of a delicious meal I had recently at new(ish)ly opened The Localist in Clerkenwell along with an offer for you to get 50% off your visit if you book through CityMunch.

Tootoomoo Crouch End 

18 May 17

Pan Asian eatery Tootoomoo in Crouch End does a bang up job offering a range of crowd pleaser dishes focused on Chinese, Southeast Asian and Japanese flavours.

London Clown Festival 2017 

12 May 17

Hilarity, absurdity and high buffoonery return to the capital.

Trawler Trash 

7 May 17

Trawler Trash is a new Highbury restaurant that wants to bring the “trash” from the trawler to its patrons’ plates with a menu focused on lesser known fish and seafood.

East End Mob at BSMT Space, Dalston 

21 Apr 17

A graffiti-riddled Memory Lane cuts through Dalston with East End Mob, a newly opened exhibition at BSTM Space featuring works by some of London’s most influential and prolific street artists from the past decade.

New BBQ Menu at St Bart’s Brewery 

15 Apr 17

St Bart’s Brewery has launched a meaty new “barbecue soul food” menu (not such a bad idea for a pub situated across the street from Smithfield Market).

Highbury Music Venue The Garage Relaunches 

13 Apr 17

New owners DHP Family (Oslo in Hackney and Rock City in Nottingham) are relaunching the famed (and infamous) music venue this month.

Free Cheese and Wine Festival at East Village, Stratford 

26 Mar 17

East Village will host a free cheese and wine festival the weekend of 1 April.

#Paolozzi: Art, Beer, Pizza 

12 Mar 17

Art, beer and pizza! It’s a triumvirate adding up to a good time, especially when the art is amazing, the beer is refreshing and the pizza is yummy.

Darkhorse, East Village, Stratford 

5 Mar 17

Set at the base of one of the East Village towers (former Olympic Athletes Village) in Stratford, Darkhorse is a seemingly aptly named contender for one of the best places to eat in London I’ve come across in quite a while.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Stoke Newington 

5 Mar 17

The pizza game in London just got real with the opening of L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Stoke Newington.

#CityStories: Exploring #Shoreditch with #PointAHotels 

2 Mar 17

Get ready for City Stories: a new series of video posts I’ve cooked up with Point A Hotels to highlight some of my favourite food and drink in and around Shoreditch.

New Chef at Bird of Smithfield 

25 Feb 17

Bird of Smithfield is the same great restaurant set in a five-storey townhouse with rooftop bar across from Smithfield Market as it has been since launching in 2013 – just now with a new Head Chef, Tommy Boland.

Best Dressed Irish Oyster 

9 Feb 17

Last week, Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) hosted a Best Dressed Irish Oyster competition at Hix Oyster and Chop House in Farringdon.

Surf & Turf Wars at The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch 

31 Jan 17

For three days only, The Blues Kitchen’s Shoreditch outpost is hosting Brooklyn restaurant Extra Fancy for a one-off collaboration and friendly “surf vs turf” competition.

Best Cheap Eats in London of 2016 

16 Dec 16

No joke.

Preview: Sleight of Hand on the Strand 

12 Dec 16

International award-winning magicians Tony “Sonic” Middleton ‘Sonic’ and Dominick Zwolinski bring their up close style of conjuring to a small audience in a private room at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand for one night only this month with their show …

Dinner at Beagle, Hoxton 

2 Dec 16

I love the space (and smart use of it).

Ray’s Bar, Dalston 

26 Nov 16

Pizza and cocktails – does it get much better? Yeah, probably but it’s still a winning combo for casual night out as I found when I stopped by the recently opened Ray’s Bar in Dalston.

Falafel Party at Pilpel Aldgate | 10X10 with tikichris 

19 Nov 16

This past Friday night was falafel night here in tikichris land with a friendly gathering of folks at the weeks old Pilpel Aldgate.

Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch 

16 Nov 16

After extensive renovations Spanish restaurant group, Brindisa Kitchens, has relaunched its Shoreditch restaurant, Tramontana, as Tapas Brindisa.

The Islington Townhouse 

5 Nov 16

A fine meal in a fun setting was had recently at The Islington Townhouse.

easyJet #WhyNot Pop-Up 

14 Oct 16

As part of its #WhyNot campaign, easyJet is hosting a free immersive theatre experience in Shoreditch that celebrates the joys of European travel with a quick pop-up passage to Holland and the chance to win free flights.

Woodford Reserve Lounge at Sager + Wilde Paradise Row 

24 Aug 16

The Woodford Reserve Lounge at Sager + Wilde (at Paradise Row restaurant/bar/terrace not the Hackney Road wine bar) offers a subdued earth tone retreat from the world with a lofty perch above the Bethnal Green bustle.

Badolina Brings Big Flavour to Bishopsgate 

23 Aug 16

Juicy marinated meats full of moreish Mediterranean flavours and grilled over charcoal for a quick-serve, healthy and delicious takeaway? Badda bing! Badda boom! Badolina brings it to Bishopsgate.

Get Stoked! Great Cocktails at Victory Mansion 

22 Aug 16

Stoke Newington bar, Victory Mansion, serves ambitious cocktails in a cozy setting.

Great Day Out + Great Wines Too | Hush Heath Estate & Winery 

22 Aug 16

Hardly an hour out of London by train (via Charing Cross to Staplehurst) is Hush Heath, a 400 acre estate in the heart of Kent with vineyards, orchards, grasslands and ancient oak forests.

Eat Ethical Chicken at H.en, Upper Street 

8 Aug 16

Now that H.

Little Galicia at Tapas Revolution Shoreditch 

28 Jul 16

Tapas Revolution has teamed up with Estrella Galicia beer for a series of “Little Galicia” events this summer to bring a taste of Northern Spain to Shoreditch.

Preview: Walthamstow International Film Festival 

23 Jul 16

The 2016 Walthamstow International Film Festival runs tomorrow (Sunday 24 July 2016) at Vestry House from 11am to 5pm.

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