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2019 marks 500 years since the city of Havana was founded. In this auspicious year, a London pop up experience is celebrating in the quintessentially Cuban way -  with live music, salsa dancing, and rum. Having launched in late 2018, Last Nights Of Havana brings the distinctive tastes, sounds and spirit of pre-revolution Cuba to Tobacco Dock and is the perfect place to pay homage to this legendary city.

Originally known as Villa de San Cristobal de La Habana, 1519 was the year in which Havana was founded by Spanish settlers, making it the seventh village of Cuba. This city, which buzzes with music and is rich in colour and culture, is celebrating by restoring some of its historic building and planning a huge programme of parties, cultural events and concerts. Last Nights Of Havana will run for a limited number of nights this Spring, allowing Londoners to enjoy a taste of these celebrations.

A celebration of rum, jazz, dance and decadence, Last Nights of Havana brings the glamour of pre-revolution Cuba straight to London's Tobacco Dock. Guests can dance the night away with professional salsa dancers and enjoy live jazz from Cuban-born band Sambroso Sambroso, while sipping on delicious rum cocktails and munching authentic Cuban street food.

This Sunday stay away from the Yorkshires and the spuds and get to Rudie's instead where they're offering a new Jamaican Sunday Roast.
We popped down to Dalston last weekend for one and now feel we may make a weekly pilgrimage. Soon as you get into the restaurant the smell and atmosphere hit you. Chilled out music and friendly staff make you feel right home.
But come with an empty stomach mind... these portions are decent. Also come with a friend as most of the roast options are for 2 with whole tender, wonderful Chickens on the menu - hand-picked each morning by the chef.

Available from 1pm-6pm every Sunday, the restaurant will offer Londoners the chance to enjoy Head Chef Vernon Samuels’ Jamaican take on the Sunday Roast experience, with Jamaican flavours at the heart of the concept.
With that in mind, roast yams, pumpkins and sweetcorn are served alongside traditional bakes - Rudie’s take on the Yorkshire pudding; the gravy is pepped up with jerk rum, while the mouth-watering whole free-range chicken is marinated in Rudie’s authentic jerk rub and brings a real authenticity to the Jamaican-inspired menu. The roast is perfect for sharing and comes in at only £30.
A vegetarian roast is also available and for special occasions, a whole leg or shoulder of lamb can be pre-ordered for larger groups looking for a real feasting experience (starting from £15 per person).
Of course no Jamaican feast is complete without some excellent drinks to compliment. Opt for a selection of refreshing beers like Red Strip Jamaican lager, Fourpure Pils or Rudie’s Pale Ale on tap, bottled craft beers like Redchurch or simply order Rudie’s most requested sharing cocktail, Katch A Fire, named after one of Bob Marley’s best selling albums.

It's always a highlight for the London Autumn Calendar.. a little bit of Italy’s, craftsmanship and vitality introduced to London through the medium of Peroni.

Returning to East London (N&C Showrooms, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PG - Thursday 5th October – Sunday 15th October), the House of Peroni will bring to life the vivacity and zest for life that is undeniably Italian. The event transports guests to the streets of Italy where they are given the chance to reimagine citrus and explore previously undiscovered flavour combinations.



Award-winning mixologist, Simone Caporale, will reprise his role as Master of Mixology but this time with a twist. He has taken a team of bartenders, paired with creative experts, on an inspiring trip to Northwest Italy where they were challenged to take Italian citrus fruits and translate them into bespoke Peroni-infused cocktails.

The line-up of guest bartenders includes leading mixologists from Swift, Chiltern Firehouse and The London EDITION, who will be coupled with the founder of florist Grace & Thorn, fragrance specialists from Earl of East London and illustrator, George Greaves. These innovative partnerships are designed to push the boundaries of traditional mixology, fusing scent, sight and taste to create something truly unique for visitors. The social media campaign supporting this is currently live on the @peroniuk Instagram feed, charting their journey of creation as they discover the provenance and authenticity of Peroni’s Italy.

Our host and critically acclaimed chef, Francesco Mazzei, will also continue his role as Master of Taste and, in honour of the citrus theme, will provide a ‘zesty’ take on Italian street food. Self-styled as ‘mama’s cooking with chef’s hands’, the menu is concise yet diverse – working with locally available produce and featuring daily specials, from warming pasta dishes such as egg fettuccine with Grana Padano and lemon, and a rich duck ‘lasagnetta’ with fruit mustard, to aperitivo light bites including pumpkin and avocado citrus croquettes, and lemon and rosemary meatballs. This is joined by a gluten-free polenta with citrus and roasted peppers, along with an array of smaller bites.



The sprawling windows of the vast building will capture the attention of passers-by and tease the inner spaces through vibrant displays, inviting guests to enter and explore all that Italy has to offer.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted into a lively Fruttivendolo (fruit market) where they will discover an abundance of citrus fruits, leading them on to the first of several bars. Fragrances of Francesco Mazzei’s traditional Italian dishes will fill the air and his street food style menu will be available to purchase from the open kitchen. A gelato cart will entice visitors to enjoy a sweet treat with a creamy ricotta and lemon ice cream.

For those who choose to seek it, a concealed door will lead the way to a secret bar deep amongst the myriad of alleyways. Hosted by Simone Caporale, the intimate bar will entertain small groups of guests with a variety of Peroni Ambra Chinotto-based infusions.

Guests then move into ‘Bar Citrus’ where Peroni Nastro Azzurro flows and everyone is energised by the beat of Italo house music. The central bar space, influenced by Italian cafes, will invite guests to try a vibrant cocktail menu featuring the bartender and talent creations that were inspired by their trip to Italy. Their creations will include:



Inspired by the Chinotto groves of Liguria this cocktail features dark rum, Martini Rubino, Amaro and grapefruit and lemon juices. Topped with Peroni Ambra, the drink is completed with a Luxardo cherry and spoon of bitter Chinotto jam.

Created by Federico Doldi (Chiltern Firehouse) and Nik Southern (founder of florist Grace & Thorn)


Celebrating lemon and inspired by the Riviera of Cinque Terre, this infusion features sweet Falernum Liqueur, Martini Ambrato, Grappa, lemon juice, rosemary syrup and topped with Peroni Nastro Azzurro. The garnish features dry lemon and rosemary with cardamom and star anise spices.

Created by Davide Manzi (London EDITION), Niko Drafkos and Paul Firmin (scent experts and founders of Earl of East London)


Inspired by the streets of Genoa, the drink features Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free, Italicus, bergamot sherbet and lemon juice, topped with a refreshing citrus sorbet and thyme.

Created by Mia Johansson (founder of Swift) and George Greaves (illustrator)

To accompany the drinks, Italian delicacies will be available for purchase from the 4Cose Deli, with selected salumi and formaggio (cheese) on offer.

A bespoke programme of music will be specially provided by music partner, Early Sounds Recordings (Naples), with an eclectic mix of record selectors playing throughout the 10 day opening, with Italian guest DJs playing on FridaySaturday and Sunday evenings.

And of course it's part of London Cocktail Week...

The House of Peroni will open its doors concurrently with the capital’s foremost drinks festival, London Cocktail Week (2nd-8th October, Spitalfields Market). Once again, Peroni Nastro Azzurro will be the only beer brand taking part in the event, serving a selection of Peroni-infused cocktails from an Italian-style street stall, designed as a teaser for the market setting of the main House – just minutes down the road.

The House of Peroni takes residence at
N&C Showrooms, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PG

Thursday 5th – Sunday 15th October



This Mother's Day one of our favourite restaurants, Jones Family is offering complimentary Mumm for Mum.

As well as the A La Carte Menu which is available every day (Monday to Sunday) there is a Set Sunday Roast Lunch Menu (2 courses are £14.50 & 3 courses are £17.50.) Each of the roasts (Ginger Pig Roast Beef, Whole Poussin Chicken and Nut Roast) come with all the trimmings.
On Mothers Day every Mother will receive a well deserved complimentary glass of Mumm too.


We all have a landline, begrudgingly  forced upon us by either BT or Virgin or Sky - bastards... their days are surely numbered - all it takes is one start up to abolish line rental for internet and happy days.. we're waiting talented tech Londoners...Relish is pretty much there.

Show that land line who's boss and get to Relish, central London’s wireless internet provider. They are teaming up with Soho Grind to launch the ‘Landline Exchange Café’ – a unique pop-up where customers can bring in their unused and unwanted landline phones in exchange for a free cup of coffee and a croissant.

As pioneers of ‘landline-free broadband’, and in light of research that revealed that over half (57%) of Londoners consider the landline a ‘redundant piece of technology’ and almost a quarter (24%) of us are paying for a landline that we never use, Relish is offering customers the chance to trade in their redundant phones for something they actually want.

The one-of-a-kind initiative is being launched following new research from Relish revealing that six in ten (61%) Londoners only keep a landline phone because they need it for their broadband connection.

Bridget Lorimer, Head of Brand and Consumer Marketing at Relish, said “Our research clearly shows that landlines have become redundant pieces of tech, with many of us only paying for one because our internet provider requires us to. So we decided to partner with Soho Grind to finally offer Londoners a real use for their unwanted phones – as a way to ‘pay’ for a cup of coffee!”

What: Relish Landline Exchange Café

When: Wednesday 30th November – Friday 2nd December 2016

Where: Soho Grind – 19 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9RP