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Yumi Izakaya, a new Japanese restaurant and bar, has launched in London’s West End. Situated within The Piccadilly West End Hotel, the restaurant has its own entrance at 67 Shaftesbury Avenue. Inspired by Japan’s izakayas, roughly translated as a pub or place designed for informal eating and drinking, Yumi Izakaya specialises in Japanese snacks and drinking food.

Although new to London, Yumi Izakaya has its roots in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Londoner Caspar von Hofmannsthal relocated to the Cambodian capital in 2009 having previously managed London restaurants such as Quo Vadis, Smiths of Smithfield and Rotorino. Drawing on his experience and entrepreneurial spirit, Caspar launched Yumi Izakaya, bringing his idea to life in a converted garage.

The restaurant became very popular, particularly with the city’s ex-pat community, and attracted international attention. In 2014, Caspar made the decision to return to London, closing the doors in Phnom Penh with the intention to bring Yumi Izakaya home.

Now Caspar has partnered with Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group to reincarnate Yumi Izakaya in London as a 38-cover casual dining restaurant, open seven days, from lunch until late. The menu has been created by Caspar and will change regularly according to seasonality.

The food menu opens with a selection of small plates, from £4, such as okonomiyaki Osaka style, daikon wrapped pork gyozas and chilli fried cauliflower. From an open robata grill comes a choice of skewers, at £2.25 each. Various cuts and parts of the chicken – free range herb fed chickens from Philmoor Grange Farm, Yorkshire - are on offer, including wings (with sea salt and Tongarashi), heart (with spring onion and ginger), liver (with tare sticky soy glaze and shichimi) and oysters (with salt and yuzu). Also available from the grill are bacon wrapped vegetable skewers such as asparagus and Shimeji mushroom. Larger plates available include caramelised pork belly with a tempura’ed egg and smoked duck and Udon soup, each priced at £15. Sides include, Japanese rice, seaweed salad and aubergine glazed in sake, mirin and soy, from £2.50.

Three draft beers are available, the Yumi dry house brew (brewed by Charles Wells) sits alongside Kirin Ichiban and IPA OK from Ealing’s Long Arm Brewing Co. Bottles include Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale (Japan), Hitachino Saison Du (Japan), plus Capel Road Cider by the can. Sake features heavily on the drinks list, with eight to choose from at varying price points, available by 100ml or the bottle. One sake of note is a sparkling sake; Fukuju Awasaki Sparkling, priced £19.50 for 330ml. Wines start from £3.50 per glass or £20 a bottle. A choice of three Asian inspired cocktails also feature, changing daily, priced at £8.

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A brand new cafe has opened up on Camden Road, just moments from Who's Jack's offices.

Named Oat-Milk, the cafe promises vegan options and whizzes up fresh oat milk every morning, in a range of flavours. There is also a range of tasty treats and supreme Coffee from Shepherd and Monk, beautifully called "Into The Light."

Should you find yourself in the Camden area, this is certainly worth a visit, just moments from Camden Road overground and a 5 minute walk from Camden Town Station.

Not your normal cafe, the walls are adorned with Vintage Musical gear, which is for sale should your eye catch something special.

The counter is no normal counter either, with racks from the legendary Sarm Studios - and further old studio relics dotted about.

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With the view of creating a space for musicians and all creatives, Oat Milk promises a heavenly vibe, and a stomach-satisfying visit. The establishment promises to have more opportunities for musicians in the coming months, with a studio also being built beneath.

Speaking to Camden New Journal, Oat-Milk said:

“I want it to be a creative hub for musicians, street artists and creatives as there are fewer and fewer spaces for people to connect around that sort of thing.”

Homeslice Launch Second Restaurant at 52 Wells Street, Fitzrovia


Homeslice will be launching their second restaurant at 52 Wells Street, Fitzrovia on 1st September 2015. The official launch will be preceded by a 2-day soft launch with the restaurant offering 50% off pizza from 12pm - 11pm Saturday 29th August and 12pm - 6pm Sunday 30th August, which of course is worth of our WJ "Offers" page. 

The Wells Street menu will maintain Homeslice’s original simplicity, offering a changing selection of 20” wood-fired pizzas available whole or by the slice, to eat in or takeaway, served alongside beer and prosecco on tap and wine by the magnum with the addition of a seasonal cocktail menu served from the bar. The second site will be a significant expansion on the Neal’s Yard space with a distinctive look and feel.

We hope to have created a relaxed, fun and social space that shares the best of our Neal’s Yard restaurant whilst offering Fitzrovia a unique Homeslice experience,” said co-owners Ry Jessup and Mark Wogan. “We’ve been surprised and delighted by how supportive our Neal’s Yard customers have been and we hope to have created a space and offering Fitzrovia’s locals and visitors will take to in the same way.”


PokerStars has partnered with London’s foodie kings, Jones & Sons, to launch the All-In Kitchen, the world’s first pay-by-poker restaurant. To celebrate the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) kicking off in London, the All-In Kitchen will see diners’ success at the poker table determine how much they pay for their meal. The restaurant will open its doors from 19th to 21st January in Haggerston, with plans to roll out the experience nationwide across each stop of the PokerStars UKIPT.

It's proved so popular however that two more dates have been added - 26th and 27th January.

The one-of-a-kind dining experience will allow customers to literally put their money* where their mouth is by booking a seat at the felt and playing an action packed three hands of poker, perfect for novices and sharks alike. Their remaining chip count will determine whether they pay £10, £5 or come up trumps getting their meal for free on PokerStars.

The tasty collaboration will sees Haggerston’s Jones at Trip play host to the All-In Kitchen, from the 19th to 21st January, with guests able to book their place at the restaurant here: http://bit.ly/1tSuExw  

   10,000 chips and above: Dinner will be on the house!

   Between 5,000 and 10,000 chips: Diners will have a small fee of £5 to pay for their culinary delight

   Less than 5,000 chips: Diners will still bag a bargain, with the three-course gourmet feast totalling £10

Customers will be able to choose from a poker inspired menu, exclusively curated by Jones & Sons. The gourmet offering will feature a ‘Royal Flush of King Crab Thermidor’, ‘Queen Scallops accompanied by Salt Baked Swede and Bacon Marmalade, ‘4 Of A Kind of Lamb Chops, Rump, Kidney and Shoulder With A Rosemary Jus’ and even a ‘2 Pair of Pear Tarte Tatin, Pear Caramel and Ice Cream’. Ordinarily, the cost of this meal, including the bespoke poker-inspired cocktail, would equate to over £50 per head – so diners are being offered incredible value by paying a maximum of £10 for the entire feast.

The All-In Kitchen will immerse Londoners in all things poker, which will fall in line with the arrival of the UKIPT in the capital on the 20th January. The UKIPT, the nations biggest poker tournament, will commence at The Hippodrome Casino London, before moving on to further poker destinations across the UK and Ireland including Nottingham, Bristol, Dublin and Edinburgh, where the All-In Kitchen is currently securing its next residency.

Andy Jones, Founder of Jones & Sons, Said: "I love food and never shy away from the tables when I get the chance, so having the opportunity to create a menu that combines two of my favourite things was something I jumped at. Embracing Poker within the dishes was a lot of fun and some of the dishes that hit the cutting room floor were a bit out there, but I can't wait to see the results and serve up some Aces."


Levis workshops

Get This week, Levi’s® launches its London Commuter™ Workspace with an opening party on Thursday 7th August at 31 New Inn Yard. The latest in a series of Workspaces in New York and Los Angeles, Levi’s® now invites commuters to gather, connect and work together in London. Joining up with bike advocates around the globe, each space is designed for the modern commuter and features a range of offerings, including:

Live Music and DJ Sets

Social and Cultural programming

Limited Cold Brew from Protein Cafe

Breakfast juices

Free Wi-Fi

Local artist collaborations

Free instructional workshops

Free bike repair services by local mechanics 

To mark the opening of the Workspace, Levi's® created a series of short films to celebrate and inspire commuters across the globe. "The Ride" film series profiles three modern commuters from each city. The London film stars 23-year old James Massiah, poet, DJ for NTS, Just Jam / DontWatchThat.tv and founder of platform The A & The E. Levi's® also collaborated with artists Damien Correll (New York), Ben Jones (Los Angeles) and Sara De Bont (London) to create a custom enamel pin to commemorate each workspace.

Watch "The Ride" film trailer here, and for more information about Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspace events visit: www.levis-commuter.com

Levi's® continued dedication to sustainability will see a station dedicated to collecting used denim, repurposing old pairs of jeans for future products. Donate denim at the Workspace to be entered into a raffle to win a custom saddle from Brooks Englanda Limited Edition denim version of Brooks’ Cambium C17, whose features align with the performance benefits of the Levi’s® Commuter™ collection.

Levi’s® London Commuter™ Workspace
7th - 17th August 2014
31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EY
Monday - Thursday, 10AM - 7PM
Friday, 10AM – 9PM
Saturday - Sunday, 11AM - 8PM


Join us for drinks and music to celebrate the opening of our London Workspace. Free bike valet provided by London Cycling Campaign. 7 - 10PM


Independent Dalston record shop Kristina Records host a vinyl listening party and showcase. Join us for post-work drinks with new and rare tunes. 6 - 8PM


Meet up at the Workspace for a coffee before heading out on a ride led by Tokyobike through the East End parks and waterways. 11 - 2PM


Join us for a talk and demonstration by Bamboo Bicycle Club founder James Marr on the methods of creating a new bike from bamboo. Then take one for a spin! 6 - 7PM


A new wave of architects and design studios are transforming our cities with temporary installations and sustainable structures. Speakers include The Decorators and We Made That. 7 - 8:30PM


Drop by the Workspace for a morning juice to kickstart your commute, whilst learning about the local ingredients that Peckham's Ali Bab Juice and Matcha have sourced to go into their fruity creations. 9:30 - 10:30AM


Work with the designer of the Plume Mudguard on a bicycle-powered chocolate lathe. Chocolate, Bicycle, and lathe will be provided - just drop in to turn a treat. 1 - 3PM


Join us for drinks and music to celebrate the opening of our London Workspace! Gin & Tonics served by The Travelling Gin, in partnership with Whitley Neill. Free bike valet provided by London Cycling Campaign. 6 - 8PM