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Off To Market
Food halls are incoming
We fell for street food big time. Lobster rolls, bao and deep-fried everything knocked us sideways. But we’ll love again. Because an influx of food halls are arriving this year, bringing with them a bevy of new traders, cuisines and specialities to obsess over, in converted department stores to Grade II listed factories. We’re off to a new kind of market.
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Neil Rankin
Temper Covent Garden
Neil Rankin adds pizza, ragu and vermouth to the mix
With Soho and City under his belt, BBQ maestro Neil Rankin has just announced a third site for Temper, and yes – carb lovers rejoice – he’s doing pizza. Naturally, it’s focused and theatrical: a large wood-fired oven will take centre stage, and just two cured meat pizzas will grace the menu, alongside ragus, gnocchi, vermouth and wines. For the first time, Temper Covent Garden will also open for breakfast – think croissants and home cured bacon. We’ll update you when we have more info! For now, you can follow Temper on Instagram.
The Weekend
We made it through January in one piece, and now it’s time to party. Sabor is finally open on Heddon Street – get there this Friday before the word gets around. Bound gets its dancing shoes on for a night at Ray’s Bar on Saturday and we’ll be headed to Stour Space on Sunday to see a mammoth exhibition of photographs from Hackney in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Friday Saturday Sunday
Sabor Restaurant and Bar Party Bound at Ray’s Another Time Another Place
Mastercard Priceless Cities
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The Jones Family Project x Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyard
A one-night-only event
Who doesn’t love steak and wine? It’s a classic combination, and this collaboration is doing it just right. Priceless Cities is offering a one-off dinner with steak aficionados The Jones Family project and Uruguay’s Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards, taking place in Shoreditch from 7.30pm on the 13th February. There will be three courses of meaty goodness (including JFP’s limited 80-day-aged Josper steak from The Ginger Pig), paired with five wines from the vineyard. Tickets are available exclusively to Mastercard holders for £70. There are only 26 seats, so the atmosphere promises to be super intimate. Grab your card and get booking – either for yourself, or as a pre-Valentine’s treat. P.S. in case you were wondering, there are options for veggies!

Email reservations@jonesfamilyproject.co.uk, quoting Mastercard Wine Dinner in the subject title, to book.
Hotel Spy
Naumi Auckland Airport
If you’ve ever had to stay in a hotel airport, you’ll know they aren’t renowned for their stylish attributes. With the new Naumi Auckland Airport, it sounds like that’s about to change.
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Andreas Gursky
Andreas Gursky
The Hayward Gallery re-opens
It’s finally back! The Hayward Gallery has re-opened, playing host to Andreas Gursky’s large scale, mind-boggling photographs – his first major UK retrospective. This is going to be one of the year’s biggies so get booking.
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Farm Girl’s Rose Mann
Farm Girl had us at gold lattes so when we heard tell of a new all-day dining opening in Chelsea, we had to find out more from the co-founder herself, Rose Mann.
What’s your all-time favourite London restaurant?
I love Casa Cruz. The vibe, food, service and interiors are all amazing.

Where do you go when you want to celebrate?
The Cow in Notting Hill – what’s not to love?!

What’s your favourite bar in London?
I’m a big fan of Chess Club in Mayfair – their cocktails are so good and there’s always amazing service.

What’s been the secret to Farm Girl’s success in London?
The pink tables… kidding! I think it’s the package; comforting simple food, great coffee and a relaxed environment.

What can you tell us about Farm Girl's first all-day restaurant in Chelsea?
More tiles! And great wine! It’s going to be very pretty and cosy – it’s designed by Beata Heuman, who did our Notting Hill interiors, so there will be notes to the original design, but with some new features.

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Cooking the Books
The cookbooks we’ve got on order for 2018
Need recipe inspiration? Or just trying to eat out less? Cooking at home doesn’t have to be boring – some of UJ’s fave chefs have new cookbooks in the works and it’s got us looking forward to a night in. Try Melissa Hemsley for feel-good vibes, Nuno Mendes for a piece of Portugal, Tommy Banks for a taste of his famous foraging and À Tables London for the nights when you change your mind and decide to go out instead. They’re all forthcoming this year or available now, so get your pre-order on.
Late Night
Mardi Gras Party
Photo: Oblix © James Shearer
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At Oblix East
Southern Comfort bring the spice to the 32nd floor
Can’t get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? Don’t worry, Oblix East have got your party needs covered, a little closer to home. On Saturday 17th February, it’s time to experience some old fashioned Southern hospitality as the space is transformed into carnival central. Head to the bar, grab your complimentary Southern Comfort 100 Proof cocktail, and then sample your way through the rest of the bespoke menu, including the Caramelised Sazerac and the Mango and Peach Ramos. In true New Orleans spirit, the night continues until 3.30am, with DJ ReviveHER playing all night long. Grab your beads and get down!

Tickets are priced at £20 per person and include a welcome Southern Comfort 100 Proof cocktail on arrival.
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6 February 2018
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