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All Dad's love a burger right?! Well the chefs at Percy & Founders and The Lighterman have pulled out all the stops for Father’s Day (Sunday 18th June) next weekend (you're welcome).

Introducing the “Big Daddy” burger, available on Father’s Day only, at Percy & Founders and The Lighterman - with a signature twist from the chefs at each restaurant.

Percy & Founders “Big Daddy” Burger:

Cumbrian native breed beef patty, pork belly, crispy chicken with garlic aioli, cheese, gremolata, baby gem, tomato, pickled cucumber & skin-on-fries.

The Lighterman “Big Daddy” Burger:

Cumbrian native breed beef patty, pulled short rib croquette, cheese, crispy bacon, pickled red onion, smoked tomato aioli & thick-cut chips.


beef-rendangLet's start 2017 right - with 50% off new Camden opening Miusan.

New Camden Pan-Asian restaurant and bar Miusan, offering 50% off all food Tuesday 10th and Sunday 15th January.

Playfully modelled on the chic and opulent 1940s opium dens of New York and Paris, Miusan (new temple in Cantonese) is a new temple devoted to drinking, dancing and Pan-Asian dining.mezzanine-2

The three floored venue is made up of a ground floor bar and dining area, sub basement dance floor and a mezzanine private hire / VIP.miusan-old-fashioned

50% off soft opening - Ts and Cs

·     Diners can receive 50% off all food between Tuesday 10th – Sunday 15th January by calling or emailing the restaurant and stating ‘Welcome Miusan’. T: 0207 424 9527 / info@miusan.co.uk

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Will Williams launches London’s first conscious cabaret, a series of evenings which feature live breakthrough artists, thought provoking short films and cutting edge speakers, all washed down with a group meditation and delicious food for those that crave a holistic night out that leaves you feeling uplifted and inspired. This series of events marks a movement towards a freer and cleaner lifestyle, offering an upbeat alternative for those who wish to enjoy a month's worth of cultural entertainment packed into one evening. On September 8th Will Williams will be joined by guest speakers Hemsley + Hemsley and singer songwriter Lucy Rose at Cecil Sharpe House, Camden, 6.30pm – 11pm. For more information and tickets, head to: https://www.willwilliamsmeditation.co.uk/thegathering/

Will Williams, founder of Will Williams Meditation, is committed to spreading and passing on the ancient knowledge of meditation in a way that is practical, enjoyable and relevant to people of all walks of life. Having previously worked in the music industry, Will is keen to combine his two great loves, music and meditation. The Gathering is the product of this vision, helping people to access music, meditation, film and more, all in the same setting. There is no doubt The Gathering is soon to be the go to night for those that crave a high energy, culturally inspirational and enjoyable experience minus the hang over!

Guest speakers Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley founded Hemsley + Hemsley in 2010 as  home cooks. Now bestselling authors and stars of Channel 4's 'Eating Well with Hemsley  + Hemsley', the sisters opened their first cafe in Selfridges, London earlier this year. Jasmine and Melissa champion a holistic sense of wellness with delicious, nutrient-dense food at the heart. With their philosophy 'good food, good mood, good digestion, good health', they will be sharing their knowledge and passion on the evening.

Acclaimed UK singer songwriter Lucy Rose is considered as one of the UK's most exciting breakthrough artists. Her recent album ‘Work It Out’ reached the top 10 UK album charts last year and she has since been touring worldwide. Lucy Rose is sure to bring her unquestionable talent and vulnerability in equal measure to The Gathering with her solo acoustic show.

With no prior meditation experience needed to attend, The Gathering will take the audience through a phenomenal evening of carefully curated live music, delicious food, fascinating guest speakers, a relaxing guided group meditation and unlimited Pukka teas.


Fifty:Fifty is a brand new Sunday afternoon singles event with a twist. The first event takes place on Sunday 13th December 2015 at Work, 3 Chapel Market, Angel Islington N1 9EZ from 3pm ‘til late.

Created to meet the demand for a face to face singles experience, and for those bored by the anonymity of virtual dating, Fifty:Fifty requests each person brings a single friend of the opposite sex, ensuring a perfect balance of women and men. All those wanting to attend will need to register in advance via: http://work.dj/5050

Guests are greeted at the venue with a complimentary glass of prosecco or bottle of beer. After all the guests have arrived, a quick-fire round of speed dating takes place. All those present will then have an opportunity to spend more time with the date of their choice. Fifty:Fifty’s resident love/life coaches Julia Keller, and Richard Marchand, will be on hand with tips for both genders. Work will then turn into a regular club night featuring guest DJs.


At 9pm, the host will choose a ‘star’ couple, and they’ll be sent to an exclusive restaurant in London for an all-expenses-paid meal.

Over the next 12 months, Fifty:Fifty will pick a superstar couple who will be flown out to the Bahamas to stay in luxury accommodation for a week.

James Robertson, owner of Work and the promoter of Fifty:Fifty, said: “I've been meaning to put on Fifty:Fifty for over 20 years. But, now I have a nightclub, I've got the perfect excuse. The idea of bringing a single friend of the opposite sex means that they'll always be the perfect ratio of men and women and you've always got someone to talk to when you arrive at the club."

For more information or to register for Fifty:Fifty please visit: http://work.dj/5050

For more information on Julia Keller please visit: http://juliakeller.co.uk/

Grand Cafe Bar

On 12th November, D&D London is to open German Gymnasium within the newly renovated Grade II listed former gymnasium between King’s Cross station and St Pancras International. Designed by architect Edward Gruning in 1864-5, this was the first purpose built gym in England and home to the first-ever indoor Olympic Games in 1866. 150 years later the historic establishment is reopening with a brand new complex, comprising one of King’s Cross’ largest al fresco terraces, a patisserie counter, an all-day Grand Café serving breakfast through to dinner, a restaurant and the Meister Bar.

German-born Executive Chef, Bjoern Wassmuth has created menus featuring some classic Mittel-European dishes as a nod to the site’s German heritage. The new interiors, designed by Conran & Partners, feature an awe inspiring triple height ceiling and contain a beautiful blend of restored original features and modern interpretations, such as the gold mesh screens inspired by Victorian detailing and fencing masks. 

The finest Mittel - European cuisine is available for lunch and dinner in the first floor restaurant, where guests can experience impressive views of all dining areas and admire the breathtaking roof structure. Starters include lamb‘s lettuce with crisp bacon, pumpkin seeds and potato dressing and truffled beef broth with liver dumplings and shaved black truffle. Main courses range from seared scallops and mettwurst with Granny Smith, pistachio, butternut squash and saffron potato and schupfnudeln and wild mushrooms with celeriac, butter sauce and fresh winter truffle, to heartier meals such as veal schnitzel with warm potato salad and lingonberry compote.

The ground floor Grand Café, suffused with natural light which creates bold silhouettes from the buildings cast steel columns and Victorian archways, will serve an all-day dining modern European menu, including German classics and a comprehensive grill selection. Signature dishes include beef goulash soup with bell peppers, sour cream and paprika and pickled Bismarck herring with onion, apple and Vollkornbrot. There is also a choice of German sausages such as Nürnberger Rostbratwurst or smoked Schinkenknacker, served with sauerkraut and potato purée or pommes frites; and sharing dishes such as roasted Creedy Carver free range duck from Devon served with braised red cabbage, dumplings and orange sauce. 

The Grand Café is set to become a favourite spot for both leisurely weekend brunches and quick healthy breakfasts, with dishes including Chia pots with coconut and almond milk, vanilla, pomegranate and lemon balm as well as a selection of energising smoothies. The patisserie counter showcases freshly baked breads and pastries including sour cherry and pistachio buns or Berlin Doughnuts with jam, all available to take away. Further breakfast treats include the potato rösti with fried eggs and The GG Breakfast, a full English with a German twist. When the bespoke Smiths of Derby clock strikes 4 p.m., a chime will sound signalling the beginning of the quintessentially German tradition of Kaffee und Kuchen. Guests are offered cakes and pastries from the patisserie display, such as apple strudel with vanilla sauce; Sachertorte with Chantilly cream and twice baked cheesecake with blueberries.

Head Sommelier, Virgile Degrez, has curated a list that will take wine lovers on a virtual tasting tour along the Danube vineyards showcasing niche German, Austrian and Hungarian labels as well as a selection of bottles from Eastern Europe. 

Fred Tartas is managing the Meister bar and has designed an innovative cocktail menu, including the multi-sensory concept, Le Whaf, a special carafe that vaporises cocktails turning them into dramatic, low-calorie clouds. Signature cocktails include Eistee with Ardbeg 10yo, Granny Smith, green tea, gomme syrup, dried apple and lemon, served in a coupette glass with a mint mist. Diners can also enjoy sophisticated sounds from some of London’s best DJs playing from 9pm until 1am every Thursday- Saturday in the glamorous Meister Bar.

German Gymnasium is an exciting addition to King’s Cross’ thriving community and is set to become a dining and drinking destination for London foodies, King’s Cross locals and international commuters alike.

German Gymnasium, 1 Kings Boulevard, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU


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Meister Bar 2 Paul Winch-Furness / Photographer Roasted Creedy Carver Free Range Duck from Devon