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I'm not into SNES myself but I know a lot of you lot are and if you are, this is a pretty cool event.

A free SNES gaming lounge is coming to Ace Hotel Shoreditch on the  15th April.

To celebrate the final day of London Games Festival, the team will be setting up a SNES Gaming Lounge in the Ace Hotel Lobby from 12-4pm, giving gamers and nostalgic SNES enthusiasts the chance to play a few of the classics including Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting and F-Zero on a big screen.

If you rack up the most wins you'll also have the chance to win a £100 bar tab to spend at the recently revamped Lobby Bar.

If you're interested in taking home the trophy just need to RSVP here: https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/london/london-games-festival-snes-gaming

The Drake and Morgan Group have a whole collection of restaurants that are very dog-friendly. I still don't really understand why there are so many restaurants in London that won't allow even smaller dogs in..

Luckily The Allegory, part of the group is so doggy friendly it even has a drinks menu for our furry friends. There's Bottom Sniffer beer for the boys and Pawsecco for the girls, or the other way around of course!

Tank (my dog) was lucky enough to get a staring role in this review, what with it being all about our four legged friends. He loved the Bottom Sniffer (it just feels so wrong writing that) and also all the attention he got.

He's wondering why he doesn't have a drinks fridge and a copper plated shiny drinking bowl at home now!

The menu for the non-furries doesn't disappoint with firm favourites including burgers, steak, fish & chips and pies, perfect for this winter weather that just does not want to budge.

Our recommendation? The burger with truffle and rosemary chips - it'll warm anyone coming out of any level of Beast from the East!

Wondering through sweet citrus scents we found ourselves in a mini Italy last night, planted right on Shoreditch High Street. Oranges and lemons were piled high at the entrance and a number of bars under colourful canopies offered beer infused cocktails, parmesan infused pasta and pizzas. Themed decor was on point as expected, and the little hidden bar (we won't tell you where you'll find it) was a den of moody drinks and quiet conversations.

House of Peroni has returned!

With every drop of Peroni Nastro Azzurro that passes your lips, you can taste, smell and feel Italy’s, craftsmanship and vitality coming through the crisp, refreshing liquid. The delicate balance of bitterness and aromatic citrus notes set this distinctly Italian beer apart and make citrus fruits the perfect accompaniment to its unmistakeable flavour.

This inspired master brewers to develop Peroni Ambra – a limited edition variant inspired by the aperitivo occasion which combines Peroni Nastro Azzurro with the sharpness of rare Italian Chinotto fruit. Following its success, the brand will continue its journey into the world of citrus with the latest iteration of The House of Peroni Residency - ‘Infused with Italy’ - at its very heart.

Returning to East Londonthe House brings 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, reprises 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, provides 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 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 you will be thrown into a lively Fruttivendolo (fruit market) where you'll discover an abundance of citrus fruits, leading you to the first of several bars. Fragrances of Francesco Mazzei’s traditional Italian dishes fill the air and his street food style menu is available to purchase from the open kitchen. A gelato cart will also entice you to enjoy a sweet treat with a creamy ricotta and lemon ice cream.

If you can find it, a concealed door leads 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.



The main area holds ‘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, invites 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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.



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



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This summer La Maison Maille, the gourmet French mustard brand, is launching Fête de la Gastronomie. A two-week celebration of food, the festival will celebrate London’s finest flavour creators with a French twist, running from 18th – 31st July.

Maille has teamed up with eight unique tastemakers to create a bespoke collection of delectable dishes available during La Fête. Food lovers are invited to visit each of the specially chosen ‘Flavour Creators’ to discover each new delectable creation - bursting with the greatest flavours the capital has to offer.

The Maille Flavour Creators include the classic Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Bruno Loubet’s veg-centric Grain Store, Michelin starred choux pastry specialist Maître Choux, Bibendum at the original iconic Michelin Building, North London neighbourhood hotspot Finks Salt and Sweet, meat connoisseurs Cobble Lane Cured, urban cheese makers Wildes Cheese and master fishmongers Moxon’s.

To celebrate Fête de la Gastronomie, Maille will host an alfresco dining experience - La Rive Gauche. For one night only, London’s Southbank will be transformed into Paris’s iconic Left Bank – creating the perfect setting to enjoy a culinary adventure from all eight Flavour Creators.

150 guests will enjoy an indulgent tasting menu that brings together all the flavours created and celebrated during Fête de la Gastronomie. Against the breathtaking backdrop of St. Pauls and the Thames, the long-table banquet will embody the essence of Parisian gastronomy paired with the vibrant London food scene.

The dishes served throughout the duration of La Fête and during the long-table banquet will be:

  • Galvin Bistrot de Luxe: BBQ & southern fried rabbit, rosemary & honey mustard mayonnaise and watercress
  • Grain Store: Ricotta and wholegrain mustard, stuffed courgette flower, potato and parsley velouté
  • Bibendum: Sauté scallops with samphire, pancetta and grain mustard beurre blanc
  • Fink’s Salt and Sweet: Seared tuna tataki with a ponzu dressing and a mustard crisp hat
  • Cobble Lane Cured: Nduja and wholegrain mustard scotch egg
  • Moxon’s: Beech smoked haddock croquette with Dijon mustard, served with spring onion mayonnaise
  • Wildes Cheese: Trio of mustard washed cheeses
  • Maître Choux: Duo of éclairs: Strawberries, basil & mascarpone and caramel

Guests will be treated to drinks from Maille’s official drinks partner, Vranken Pommery UK, who will be providing their flagship Champagne Pommery and still Provence rosé wine from Château La Gordonne.

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To continue celebrations throughout the year, food aficionados can visit La Maison Maille’s Piccadilly Boutique for a series of one-off culinary events. As London’s embassy of French flavor, the boutique will host exclusive sessions from a variety of inspiring food experts, plus the opportunity to preview brand new Maille flavours.

Fête de la Gastronomie was established in France to promote the survival of Paris’ gastro-heritage. In celebration of this respected cuisine, and as a purveyor of food and flavour, La Maison Maille is reimagining the event to London, a fellow culinary capital.

For more information on Fête de la Gastronomie, including recipes from the Flavour Creators, please visit: www.maille.com.

Share your own foodie fetes at #MailleFete to win.


The team behind Dirty Bones are delighted to announce the opening of their third site in East London this summer. With hugely popular restaurants and bars already open in West London and Carnaby’s Kingly Court, the new Dirty Bones will be housed in an iconic, Grade II listed heritage building in the heart of Shoreditch.

The new Dirty Bones will serve a selection of creative New York inspired comfort food dishes and cocktails, and will be the first Dirty Bones to house an all-day dining menu. Further to the lunch, dinner, late night cocktails and weekend brunch menus already available at the Dirty Bones restaurants, Shoreditch will introduce an all-new breakfast menu, specially developed for East.

Beef Short Rib

The design of Dirty Bones Shoreditch will embrace the building’s eclectic history, with a range of bespoke retro features filling the large and striking space. There will also be a lively bar area, where they will host the live band and DJ nights of old school funk, soul and hip hop music they are known for.

Meanwhile, the Dirty Bones restaurants in Kensington and Kingly Court have recently launched a series of new summer dishes on both the main and brunch menus, and recently revealed a new cocktail collection, including The Grown Ups Jaffa; The Brooklyn Spritz; and the Spiced Iced Coffee for the warmer days ahead.

Flat Iron Steak

Further details on the opening, new dishes and cocktails are coming soon (*and behind-the-scenes updates can be found on the Dirty Bones Instagram: @dirtyboneslondon and at www.dirty-bones.com/Shoreditch).