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 …we have to leave establishments at 9:55. (#cancelthecurfew! Write to your MP now, they vote tomorrow evening.) The nightlife/events sector has still not seen any support (sign this!). And our friends across the pond are an ongoing gong. We could go on. But CHEER UP LONDON! It’s raining out! For the foreseeable future. We jest, but remember, all of this will pass (well, at least the London closing times part). We just have to help each other make it through. With that in mind, if you can, eat out. At 4PM. It’s fun. Big love everyone, that’s about all we’ve got right now.  
Culture Clash
No, not the Red Bull dancehall event
Although we loved that event (remember Culture Clash? Dancehall soundsystems battle it out on stage?), this time, we mean on the restaurant scene. A cuisine clash if you will.
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A few goodies
Ah, we love a good collab. Sacai can do no wrong in our eyes, and this puffer collab with Ten C looks perfect for now. Techni-colour checkerboard Vans x MoMA will always be a yes and the DSM x Stans look fresh as! Not leaving the house? Then these Claridges x Gaziano & Girling slippers are the ones. And as for Adidas x Lotta Volkova, suddenly we want to swim.
Angel Zapata Martin
Executive Chef, Barrafina

Barrafina Mariscos is coming! Can you tell we’re excited? As long-time Barrafina fans, we definitely are. Ahead of their launch this Thursday at their Drury Lane location, Angel Zapata Martin gives us a bit of insight into what to expect.

UJ: What dishes are you excited about that are coming to Barrafina Mariscos?

AZM: I’m really excited about ‘centolla,’ which is a traditional way to cook spider crab. We make a soup with the brown and the leg meat and serve it in the shell. We’ll also be cooking sea bass in a salt crust, which makes it so, so tender and is a technique not used enough here. We’ll also be introducing besugo, which is considered the king of fish in Basque country asadors.

UJ: Is there anything else that will be different, or that we should look out for at Barrafina Mariscos?

AZM: The whole experience will be a little different, as we are trying to evoke some of the atmosphere of marisquerias in Spain. So a little less like a tapas bar and more of a dedicated seafood restaurant.
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Sponsored Listing
Curating great soundtracks for the best brands
As we’re not going out these days, music has never been more important in venues. If you find yourself chair dancing (anywhere), you’re not alone. MAV have been supplying bespoke background music soundtracks to some of the best – in London and Ibiza – for over 15 years. From Soho House, The Ivy and The Conran Shop to El Chiringuito and Los Enamorados, they can pick a tune. They’ve recently been doing playlists for us and have an acoustic album coming out with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Andreya Triana covering dance classics; listen now.
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Private Parties
Only your closest
So, we’ve moved on from the party for one, but it seems we’re back to a small gathering. Never fear! Private parties are here. Feel like ramen? Supya Ya Ramen has bubble bookings for £25 per person, BYOB, for up to 8 people, which sounds like a very good time. Selfridges has private brunches at the EL & N Cafe for up to six (private spaces), and at The Standard, their penthouse suite, complete with outdoor tub, private bartenders and views is bookable for private dinners and small shenanigans.

The Standard
Kitchen Disco
All back to ours
So, we have to go home at 10. Which means it’s time for a kitchen disco. With that in mind, MAV have put together a playlist for carry-on tunes at home.
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Allegra Design
Friday Late Breakfast
As Friday lunchers, we’ve always thought late breakfast works too (sorry, we’re still off the word brunch). But so few places offer it. Allegra at The Stratford does! Seizing the day with early everything, their new Friday breakfast-lunch is served from 12 to 3. Finally, something good to come out of the 10PMer.
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Top Cuvée
From memberships and cases to bundles and bunches, these are the ones on our radar. Click throuuuuuuuuuuugh.
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Casa 9
City Break
So ready....
We’re ready to go just about anywhere right now, but a long weekend break in Mexico City would really be great. With only four bedrooms in this chic old Mexican casona (dated 1910) that has been redesigned by two architects from Habitacion116 (this yellow!), our bags are packed.

Casa 9
IT London
Dining around town. Click through for our recent top visits.
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Hotel News
New digs…
Now this is more on a trend front… it might not be Chateau Marmont, but should you want to live via hotel hopping, citizenM has a new global passport where you can essentially move into their hotels for €1500 per month (min 7 nights, max 29 at any one location) which sounds kind of fun. Our only comment would be, maybe they should add self isolating pods? #globalpassport2020
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Restaurant News
On our radar
Let’s start with the curfew. So, we know we need to eat out early, but lots of places are making that quite the treat. At Orasay, they are doing oysters at £1 a pop (as they put it), from 5-7 (until they run out), so get in, and order something crisp to accompany. Go in and give Jackson a hug, he needs it!
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Three new Indian restaurants in Fitzrovia, Dalston and Mayfair
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Pali Hill Attawa Bindas Eatery

Eclectic menu of regional sharing plates

Modern Punjabi in Dalston

Food from Punjab, Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and Jaipur

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6 October 2020
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