Category: Newly Open

 

kings-cross-bar and block 50% offIsn't Kings Cross just THE BEST at the moment? So many great openings in such a short space of time - it's certianly one of our top 5 hang outs in London at the moment.

And now the newest of the bunch,  Bar + Block Steakhouse are offering a tempting 50% off to new lunchtime diners! This place is so new we don't even have a proper picture of it yet- you have to make do with an artist's representation.

So for the full details -

Enjoy 50% off your total food bill between 12-2pm from 29th November until 4th December. Tuck in to sensational steaks and sip on craft beers and creative cocktails ahead of the bar and restaurant’s official opening on 5th December. Limited spaces are available for this fantastic lunchtime soft opening offer, so book quickly to secure your spot here.

Steak aficionados will be invited to explore an ever-changing selection of cuts from classics to signatures on the Butcher’s Block. Guests can also look forward to sharers like chicken wings with raspberry and Tabasco sauce, decadent mains including slow-cooked pork belly, beef short rib and handmade burgers; or lighter dishes such as flattened grilled chicken on a salad of rocket and heritage tomatoes.

Bar + Block Steakhouse, 26-30 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1 9AA

 

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Boom Shack brings Jamaican flavours to Brixton 100 FREE dishes this weekend
We love a new opening and we love a bit of the free stuff so this newbie in Brixton ticks all the boxes. Boom Shack, the new venture from Boom Burger founder Joshua de Lisser, opens it's doors in Brixton on Saturday 26 November, offering South Londoners a dine-in and take-away experience bursting with Jamaican flavours.

To celebrate the new opening, this weekend (Sat 26 – Sun 27 November), Boom Shack will give away 100 menu items each day, on a first-come, first-served basis. From 10am on Saturday, the first 100 customers are invited to choose a free item from either the breakfast or evening menus for the full Boom experience. To be in with a chance of grabbing a free dish, all diners have to do is simply turn up to the restaurant and place their order!

Located on Brixton Station Road, Boom Shack will predominantly be a lively cocktail bar serving up fun Jamaican vibes (open Wednesday – Sunday) and a drinks list straight out of the Caribbean. Try the “Jamaican Punch”, a sweet concoction of fresh fruit and lemon juice, blended with your choice of rum, vodka or gin, or go for the “Montego Breeze”, a sun-splashed combo of vodka, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime and ginger ale.

Loud Caribbean flavours will also be at the heart of the food offering, with the evening menu including a pair of hot ciabatta sandwiches, perfect for soaking up those cocktails. Choose from the Boom Cubano (£8) – ham, slow-cooked pork shoulder and a layer of Swiss cheese, topped with fiery hot peppers – or the Boom Sarnie (£8) - Scotch bonnet chilli beef, with cheese, house-made bacon jam and jerk mayo.

The breakfast menu includes a selection of sandwiches all served in a warm brioche bun – expect to see a bacon, egg and cheese sarnie, plus avocado and scrambled eggs as a veggie option, both priced at £7. Wash this down with one of their freshly served juices – “Papaya Don’t Preach”, papaya, lime juice, apple and ginger, or “Welcome to Jamrock”, a blend of mango, orange, pineapple and coconut water.

Boom Burger, the uniquely Jamaican-influenced burger company founded by Joshua de Lisser, opened its doors on Portobello Road in 2014.  De Lisser is excited to be bouncing the Caribbean beat to Brixton and comments, “We’ve come along way since starting as a pop-up in 2013.  I’ve always had my eyes set on a site in Brixton and now that it’s finally happened I can’t wait to spread the boom!”

Seating up to 21 people, Boom Shack boasts an inviting wood-walled interior, windowed doors and bright Jamaican colours, fitting in perfectly with the vibrant atmosphere of Brixton Station Road.

Boom Shack, Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PA

Opening hours: Wednesday – 4pm -11pm, Thursday & Friday – 4pm-1am, Saturday – 10am – 1am, Sunday –10am-6pm

Boom Burger, 272 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TY

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This weekend Hackney Wick get's a new café, meeting place and social hot spot at Stour Space the Stour Space Cafe will open its doors on 18th of November (Friday). Visitors can enjoy a fresh menu of locally sourced food, juices and alcoholic drinks in Stour Space's much loved canal side location, whilst directly contributing to one of Hackney Wick’s longest surviving community spaces. Expect to find regular pop-up food events, an evening bar and regular arts and music events including Life Drawing, lunchtime yoga and weekenders.

Amid widespread redevelopment on Fish Island and Hackney Wick, Stour Space - a founding supporter of the Save Hackney Wick Campaign, remains a hub of activity and an island for the local creative community. The Cafe will operate as a Community Interest Company (CIC), its profits re-invested back into the activities at Stour Space and steered by the local community. It will make a significant contribution towards securing the long term future of the building and ensuring that the local community continues to benefit from affordable creative work and meeting space; an exciting regular program of music, visual art and performance; and a shop selling art materials and products made by local artists and designers. The Counter Cafe will be moving on from Stour Space on 13th November and has made a valued contribution to the development of the community surrounding the venue since it first opened its doors in 2008 as neighbours to Stour Space and then later moved into the venue in 2011.

Stour Space is a socially minded organisation with an innovative business model that uses the commercial elements of the building to support the provision of genuinely affordable workspace for the development of creative enterprises. It also provides subsidised meeting space for local community groups and schools, exhibition and performance space and works in collaboration with local enterprises, residents, artists and committees. Services used by thousands of local residents and visitors to the area.

Established in 2009 by artist couple Neil McDonald and Rebecca Whyte and soon joined by Juliet Can in 2010, Stour Space was the second building in the UK ever to be listed as an Asset of Community Value under the Community Right to Bid Policy, as part of the Localism Act 2011.

"Stour Space has been a labor of love for us since the beginning. Our vision was to create a forward thinking space that could find new ways of sustaining creativity and innovative business with social value at its core. This new venture will enable us to ensure the future sustainability of the venue and protect the workspaces and social spaces of the community that surround it at a time when Hackney Wick is undergoing rapid and potentially devastating changes to its creative community". Rebecca Whyte, Director, Stour Space.

Stour Space Café will be open from 18th November, MondaySunday, 8am – 5pm, plus regular evening openings and events.

Various events and workshops will be happening all day till late

Currently showing in the gallery is Brick Potato, Potato Brick, a collaboration between Malarko Hernandez and Cristina Lina, 9—28 Nov 2016, 9am—5pm daily, free entry.

For more information about Stour Space visit www.stourspace.co.uk

bunga bunga in covent gardenThe latest project from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group, BungaTINI, a spin off and sister restaurant to the legendary Battersea venue, Bunga Bunga, has opened its doors on Drury Lane. Open throughout the day, guests can pop in to enjoy the very best coffee, pastries, homemade paninis cut from foot-long homemade focaccias, salads and, of course, pizzas cooked in a wood-fired Valoriani oven.

The deli’s eye-catching display counter has an excellent selection of cured meats, antipasti and homemade pasta available to take away or enjoy in the lively space decorated in warm wooden panelling, terracotta and original mosaic tiles. There is a vibrant bar serving negronis, bellinis, spritzes, vermouths and a wide range of proseccos and these can be enjoyed alongside small plates as part of the afternoon AperiTINI menu. Guests can sit on comfortable stools at the bar and enjoy a complimentary cicchetti with their cocktail, in true Italian tradition, or head up the spiral staircase to the upstairs restaurant area with full waiter service. This attractive space with original beams and decked out in fresh green foliage, will serve pizzas homemade in the clay oven alongside antipasti, pasta and other delicious wood-fired dishes. The perfect pit-stop either pre or post-theatre, the 30-cover area can also be hired privately.

General Manager, Matthew Richardson previously managed the original Beak Street Polpo, and has been travelling through Italy all summer handpicking suppliers along with Head Chef, Andrea Pesenti, formally of Mele e Pele. In the far back hand corner of BungaTini there is an obscure door to a refrigerated meat locker. The door is securely locked until January but behind the door lies the start of an immersive journey through to another world, hidden under the bustling pizzeria. Watch this space as further details will be revealed soon...

Founder Charlie Gilkes says of the project:
“We are delighted to introduce Bunga Bunga’s little sister, BungaTINI, a pizzeria and bar which will offer our guests an authentic Italian experience inspired by the backstreets of Florence and Venice. We look forward to welcoming you here soon, just don’t look in the meat locker for now...”

Inception Group are well loved for their unique conceptual hospitality concepts and also own and operate Chelsea speakeasy Barts, 80s themed nightspot Maggie’s, Mr Fogg’s, a Mayfair based bar that is modelled on the actual home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg and its sister venues, Mr Fogg’s Tavern, a Victorian-inspired Pub and Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, which serves over 300 gins. Other Inception Group concepts include: Beaver Lodge, a cabin bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in Wyoming, Cahoots, a 1940s-inspired bar set in a hidden underground tube station.

BungaTINI
167 Drury Lane
London,
WC2B 5PG

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The London Shuffle Club will open its doors on Wed 12th Oct to give Londoners the chance to try their hand at Shuffleboarding, the classic American game that is taking Brooklyn by storm.
Shuffleboarding can be dated back as far as Henry VIII and is like a mash up between ten-pin bowling and curling, only with better shoes (you can wear what you want).
Founder of The London Shuffle Club, Graeme Hawkins said “We’re taking our inspiration from Shuffleboard’s recent renaissance in Brooklyn and Miami where it is seriously starting to take off in fashionable off-the-beaten-track warehouses. The game’s appeal is in just how easy it is, and it won’t take long before you feel like you’re good enough to go pro."unnamed
The London Shuffle Club will occupy the entire top floor of the iconic Truman Brewery in Shoreditch for three months. The space will celebrate the building’s industrial look giving it an underground party vibe - think bespoke neon lighting and sexy Miami-style art deco styling. Pop up bar specialists Platterform will be on hand to serve up classic cocktails and Americana inspired food.
The London Shuffle Club will be open to the public seven days a week and is running Monday leagues over the first five weeks that will culminate in a finals night when they will crown London’s Top Shufflers of 2016. Those looking to join the leagues should contact leagues@londonshuffle.com.