• Mayfair gets a new Parisian bar Below des Prés

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    If you’re hankering for an intimate little cocktail bar that reminds you of St-Germain-des-Prés but without the Eurostar queues, well we have just the thing. But first, let us remind you of the Michelin-starred French version of Jamie Oliver. What? Well, that’s how we referenced chef Cyril Lignac, when we told you about his new Mayfair restaurant Bar des Prés that ...

  • Big Easy head to Westfield Stratford with their 'cue and lobsters

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    After a quiet year or so, it does seem like life is heading back to Stratford with a few new openings. Hard on the heels of the arrival of Haugen, comes Big Easy who are opening their fourth London restaurant over at Westfield.

    As to what you can expect, well it's a formula they're not

  • The Bourbon serves up hard liquor and BBQ in Bow

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    A few streets away from Victoria Park, there's a new dive bar to check out. The Bourbon has taken over the old Kisses from Nonna site and turned it from Italian to American.

    As the name suggests, bourbon is the drink to order here with more than 40 on offer including rare, vintage bourbons such as the 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle. There are American beers like Pabst Blue Ribbon too, along with cocktails and wine.

    In the

  • Meatopia London is back for 2021 with the line-up headliners revealed

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    Updated 1/7/21 with headliners

    As sure a sign that London is returning to some kind of normality is the revival of some of the city's food festivals. So we're happy to report that, after a fallow year, Meatopia is coming back in September.

    The meat and fire festival is returning to Tobacco Dock for what will be its eighth year of showcasing great chefs, loads of 'cue, along with a fair amount of

  • Pitt Cue Co are back with a 10th birthday pork slider kit and more

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    Most of us celebrate our birthdays with a night out. But in restaurant world it's a little different, so the folk at Pitt Cue Co are launching a restaurant kit instead.

    The BBQ guys may not have a restaurant in London anymore, but this year marks a decade since they first hit the London food scene with their trailer under Hungerford Bridge. Back then, we ...

  • Test Driving Berenjak Bazaar - next level kebabs and mezze for your summer BBQ

    berenjak bazaar meal kit review

    Looking to give your summer BBQs a bit of a boost? We took a browse through the online store from Berenjak to try a few of their kits out.

  • Cue Point launch a BBQ drive-thru in Chiswick

    Cue Point launch a BBQ drive-thru in Chiswick

    There's one returning innovation that has come about because of various lockdowns that we're very pleased to see back - the drive-thru. We've already seen a MEATliquor drive-thru just a few weeks back and now Cue Point is getting in on the action too.

    Cue Point have been delivering great BBQ throughout lockdown (...

  • London's best BBQ deliveries and takeaways


    Why slave over a hot barbecue when someone is willing to do most of the grunt work for you? We're rounding up some of the best smoked foods and prepped BBQ dishes that are being delivered across London right now... 

  • St. Felix Place in Borough is London's newest outdoor eating and drinking space

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    From the team behind Flat Iron Square and Goods Way comes their latest alfresco project - featuring beer, BBQ, pizza and music

  • Test Driving Blacklock at Home - and this time it's a hot food delivery


    Blacklock have now started delivering cooked meals and we tried them to see how they compare to the real restaurant. Spoiler alert: VERY well. 

  • Test Driving Cue Point - pretty perfect Afghan smoked meats

    ribs2Cue Point mix Afghan BBQ techniques with BBQ style from around the world - and then deliver the results to you. We try out some of their nacos... 

  • Smokestak are delivering BBQ and DIY bun kits across London and the UK

    Smokestak are delivering BBQ and DIY bun kits across London and the UK

    Smokestak are already smoking up a storm for north and east Londoners every Friday and Saturday - but if you've been missing out, then news of their new DIY boxes, delivering across London (and the UK) will be very welcome. 

    Everything will be smoked in Shoreditch, for up to 15 hours over kiln-dried English oak in Smokestak owner David Carter's Ole Hickory wood-fired smoker. Then everything

  • Brook House pub in Fulham is doing a weekend Bus Stop BBQ popup

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    While we wait for info on just how pubs and restaurants will reopen, some have been pretty inventive on making money during the lockdown.

    Over in Fulham, we were alerted to the existence of Bus Stop BBQ by a reader. It's the brainchild of head chef Martyn Young and head pastry chef Olivia Hudson at Brook House pub on Eel Brook Common. Running Thursday to Sunday, it serves up a succinct menu of 'cue treats, allowing the pub to enter its

  • Test Driving the Lotus Grill - a space saving BBQ that's perfect for Londoners

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    If you've been wanting to have a barbecue but are - like a lot of city folk - short on space, then the Lotus Grill could be the perfect summer accessory.

  • Smokestak are back with a weekly barbecue extravaganza

    Smokestak are back with a weekly barbecue extravaganza

    They may not be back completely, but Smokestak will be returning every Saturday for the next few weeks and they're doing it in style. After a trial run last Saturday, they'll be back every week with a menu that sees them going back to basics with old-school barbecue action.  

    Here's what's on the menu. The first four meats are by the 100g and we want all of it, frankly. 

    • Smoked

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