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Read on for a flipping good time; we’ve got red velvet, full English, jambalaya and some badass boozy ones… Shutterbug Shutterbug are no strangers to pancakes, whether you’re looking for thin crepes or fat American bad boys, these guys will flip ‘em good n proper. Savoury with a glug of chilli jam and truffle oil, sweet with a coating of salted caramel, or gluten & wheat free for those who wanna get involved minus the bloat. We say do the double and wash them down with cocktails. 1 Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA Blixen They've always got their awesome blueberry and whipped mascarpone on the menu.  These spongey bad boys are spot on for breakfast, nothing like tucking into some pancakes surrounded by palms. 65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA The Breakfast Club The clue’s in the title with this one; of course their pancakes are going to be outta this world. With five on the menu, choose from the veggie option, bacon or berries. They sound good but we’re going big on the All American with eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, bacon and maple syrup. Start the day like a champ. Various locations breakfast.club.pancakes (1) The Delaunay If you wanna do breakfast like a baller then swing by The Delaunay. These guys take pancakes to a whole new level with maple syrup and bacon, or blueberries, crème fraiche and pear compote. Plus in surroundings this suave it’s totally acceptable to drink champagne pre-10am. 55 Aldwych, London, WC2 The Diner With 8 locations across London, you can nail your pancake craving in super quick time. These guys are taking pancakes up a notch with inspiration from all those treats that always find their way on to your desk: choose from the Jaffa pancake, the Oreo Cookie Cake or the Red Velvet Wonder. Wanna keep it plain Jane? They’ve got maple syrup, banana or blueberry - stack ‘em up five high and wash them down with a hard shake. 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Crème fraîche, maple syrup and a strawberry, with extra sides of caramelized bananas, blueberries and streaky bacon all for around £4, bargain. 75 Chamberlayne Road, London, NW10 3ND The.Shop.pancakes Village East We dig this place for its whacky cocktail list; the Borough Marketini with ginger, orange and coriander is a treat and should definitely be ordered alongside an American pancake stack. 171-173 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW The Blues Kitchen These guys are always in it for a good time, like every day of the week is Pancake Day… so you know they’ll do it right. Go for an irresistible stack of maple and bacon pancakes and wash it down with a boozy milkshake. Your arteries won’t thank you but who needs gratitude when you’re knee deep in batter? 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Whether you’re loved up or single and ready to mingle we’ve got ya back. Go get some.

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FOR SINGLES

The Zetter Townhouse Nothing kills a banging drinking den’s vibe then a room full of couples awkwardly holding hands. That’s why this quirky boutique bar is serving up complimentary cocktails for parties of three. So, whether you’re looking for a little ménage a trois, third wheelin’ it or heading out with mates, this one’s for you. Two’s company and three’s a party after all! 49-50 St John's Square, London EC1V 4JJ Zetter (1) Bounce What do you get when you mix a sh*t load of balls, some competitive paddle action and a whole lotta booze? No this isn’t the AGM of a swinger’s association but Bounce’s annual anti-valentines party. With DJs, drinks deals, unlimited ping pong and £5 entry – it’s gonna be busy! Bounce Farringdon, 21 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD. Buy tickets here bounce The Blues Kitchen Calling all you swingin’ sistas and toe tappin’ fellas…this one’s for you. Hot step, jive and jitterbug your way through Valentines by getting sweaty at The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch’s Swing Train evening. Hold on to your hats as your transported back to the streets of Harlem with raucous live music, followed by DJ sets until midnight. Entry to this bluesy booze up is free until 9:30pm and then it’s a fiver – bargain.  134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AR.  Shoreditch Old operating theatre museum Who wants to stay in and watch sh*t cheesy films when you can watch a gothic horror movie, The Night Hunter, in a creepy as fu*k old operating theatre. If you’re brave enough to go alone then we salute but we say grab someone or something to hide behind.  9a Saint Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY. Buy tickets here sci.mus.6   The Climbing Hangar Cop a cheeky feel in public without worrying about being arrested in the run up to Valentines at Bompas & Par’s cheeky installation, Grope Mountain. Novices and seasoned pros alike are all invited to mount the wall and scale to the dizzy heights, groping cheeky orifices and appendages along the way. Grope Mountain runs from 11-12th February. Grope Mountain, The Climbing Hangar, 5, Parsons Green Depot, 33-35 Parsons Green Ln, Fulham,SW6 4HH. Buy tickets here  Grope Mountain Covent Garden Comedy Club What better way to cheer up your recently dumped friend or eternally single mate then by laughing your ass off at the mecca of stand up. With a killer line-up of comics just raring to mock pretty much every Valentine’s Day cliché there is, if you’re still feeling a bit bitter you can even try out some heckling. Covent Garden Comedy Club, Tiger Tiger, 29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP. Buy tickets here Covent_Garden_Comedy_Club Mommi Whether you’re toasting singledom or drowning your sorrows, what better way to do it then with your pals over brunch. With a 100% gluten free menu of kick ass brunch classics with cheeky South American twists, sparkling rose and prosecco on tap, even your fussiest of friends will be satisfied. Fancy it? We can book you a table.  44-48 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR mommi.food

FOR COUPLES

Three Six Six Nothing screams romance than drinking cocktails that are garnished with butt plugs, right? If you’re looking to spice things up a bit and avoid smooching couples then book yourself in for a night of naughtiness at this kinda kinky cocktail den. To kick things off you can grab 4 of their speciality fetish cocktails for just £25 – cheeky and cheap – what’s not to love! Message us and we will book you in.  Three Six Six, 126 St John’s Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1SL three-six-six-gag-ball-cocktail-450x300 Chalet Valentino Couldn’t afford the romantic trip to Zermatt? Me neither! Luckily for you there’s a cosy chalet bar in Shoreditch, who for one night only are hosting an Italian supper club for lovers who fancy going a bit off piste. Expect some real romantic Alpine action; furs, melting cheese and hot chocolate. Oh, don’t forget to come dressed in ski gear (there’s a free bottle of plonk for the best dressed)! Joyeux Bordel, 147 Curtain Road, EC2A 3QE. Buy tickets here chalet bordel Quaglinos For those of you who fancy keeping it slick, sexy and sophisticated then this is the spot. Sticking to the tried and tested combo of three course set menu and live music, the drinks and deco at this place are enough alone to wow your date. So, book in and dress up – this ain’t no special set menu at Zizzi’s. Quaglinos, 16 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AJ. Buy tickets here Quaglinos..PWF..0331   The Hoxton Fairy lit terrace…tick, quirky rom-com….tick, hot gin cocktails…..double tick! You’re not gonna get more low key but romantic than this. Better still ticket sales to this special screening of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind all go to charity – cute. Hot Juice at The Hoxton, 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU. Buy tickets here Hotbox_Group.Shot.000 All Star Lanes Wanna bowl them over, wanna be in with a chance of a strike? Okay enough of the sh*t puns but seriously if you’re looking for something fun to do and back yourself even in those shoes, then look no further. With a special drink, dine and bowl package all lined up, you can’t really go wrong. Just leave the personalised shirt at home yeah? Various locations. Buy tickets here 170125_AllStarLanes_1825 Opium You and your date both know that the the ‘on deal’ bottle of cava is not a patch on the real stuff. So why not book in for an evening of quaffing at a champagne masterclass in Chinatown? Sure, you don’t normally associate this little slice of Soho with champers but when the killer bar team at one of the capitals hottest drinking dens are in charge you know you’re in safe hands. Tickets are sold in pairs and for that you get a guided tasting of Veuve Clicquot and some kick-ass dim sum – epic. Ask us and we'll book you in.  Opium, 15-16 Gerrad Street, London, W1D 6JE opium1.optimised Dandelyan If you wanna avoid the crowds or hope to scored before dusk then afternoon tea at this award-winning hotel bar is sure to help you seal the deal. At their Dandelyan Wyld tea, playful takes on finger sandwhiches and retro cakes are served alongside paired botanical cocktails (made by some of the world’s best bartenders). At £55 quid a head, it ain’t cheap but you never know if things go really well you might be booking into a room upstairs and you can’t put a price on that! Mondrian Hotel at Sea Containers, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD. Buy tickets here Wyld.Tea_credit.Steven.Joyce_lr.770x554   The Walrus Room Got a real hot date that you can’t afford to mess up? No worries ‘cos The Walrus Room have got aphrodisiacs a plenty. Alongside their killer cocktail list they’re offering couples an epic feast of oysters, steak tartare, smoked salmon and cheese fondue. If that’s not enough to get your date in the mood perhaps the setting will help. It’s all twinkling lights, oak furniture and gilded mirrors. 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Wherever this punchy South American brandy comes from, BarChick dig it - and it is killer in cocktails too. If you’ve never heard of it, no sweat, here’s what you need to know and where you need to get it: What is Pisco? Pisco is a South American brandy made from grapes that are fermented and distilled to make an aguardiente. Basically it’s bloody good. Pisco can be made using a variety of grape types and can be distilled using different methods, this means that like all booze, the taste and the aroma can change, as can the viscosity (thickness, babes) of the finished product. What does it taste like? Well, like pisco, really. But if you wanted to know what you’re in for imagine a mix of vodka and tequila. Punchy, but fresh. There are herbal notes in there as well as hints of tropical fruits, and if you really get into it you’ll realise how the taste of pisco keeps evolving in your palate. Don’t believe us? Go try it! Pisco Sour Week Saturday 4th February sees the start of Pisco Sour Week in London. It’s basically an excuse to party South American style and sample some kick-ass pisco sours. The big hitting Andean restaurants like Chotto Matte, Senor Ceviche, Coya and Pachamama are all going to be doing more than just whacking a pisco based drink on the menu. For more info on exclusive #LPSW check out the dedicated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LDNPiscoSourWeek/ BUT, pisco is for life, not just for Pisco Sour Week. SO, where can you drink the good stuff all year round? Where to get your pisco fix: Ceviche – This was London's first pisco bar, so you know these guys mean business. To prove it there’s nothing but this delicious grape brandy in the cocktails. Now that’s dedication. Try: ‘Lilko’i’ is made with ginger infused pisco, passion fruit puree, Chase elderflower liqueur guanábana juice. Coya – Drink pisco in style at super sexy Coya. Expect a Peruvian fusion fantasy in here with bright walls, long marble tables and grand gold details . Try: ‘Ojo de Tigre’ is a pineapple infused pisco, with coconut liquor, fresh coriander, chili, lime juice & mango syrup. Pachamama – Pachamama is a bar and kitchen in Marylebone that delivers a Peruvian-inspired menu of small plates, so naturally pisco is what they suggest to wash it all down with! Try: ‘Chicama Barsol’ Quebranta Pisco infused with Earl Grey Tea, St. Germain, lime, lavender bitters Chotto Matte – This slick sushi fusion hangout is loco about pisco! Try: ‘Holy Water’. La Diablada Acholado Pisco, Kappa Chilean Pisco, citric acid, simple syrup and kaffir lime spritz Andina – Martin Morales (aka. Peruvian Pisco legend) didn’t stop at Ceviche. Shoreditch’s got the sexy sister, Andina, and the cocktail menu’s just as epic. 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Who’s playing? Who’s gonna score the touchdown? Will the half time entertainment have a nipple malfunction like Janet Jackson did? Whatever happens, it’s a good excuse to drink. London’s bars have beer buckets, large screens, hot dogs and cheerleaders so we can pretend we’re part of the action too, but what the hell is it all about? If you’re gonna go and spectate, you’re going to need to know some facts: The Jist: There are two teams, each with 11 players. To score points they need to get the ball into the other team's end zone for a touchdown, or by kicking it through the opposite team’s goalposts for a field goal. When is it? Sunday 5th February 2017 (11.30pm UK time) Who’s playing? New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons Where is it held? Houston NRG Stadium What do they win? BIG BUCKS and a pimp & bling ring. Superbowl.trophy Who’s the entertainment? Lady Gaga Why is the entertainment a big deal? It is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 115 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show, and it’s broadcast WORLDWIDE. Food and Drink estimated figures: It's the second highest day of food consumption in the US after Thanksgiving, with the average fan consuming 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat on snacks alone. Engineers at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken came up with these outrageous estimates: - 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed during the big game (that’s 500 Olympic-sized swimming pools). - 100 million pounds of chicken wings will be eaten. - 9 million pizzas will be taken down. Superbowl.food Hangovers:  Apparently 7 million people won’t turn up for work the next day – so if you’re getting involved, maybe save yourself some agro and book that bad boy off. Lingo to pretend you’re a pro: Pick a team, learn a few names and cross your fingers they do well. When you describe what your team are doing get in the habit of saying "we", it shows passion. Then highlight your passion by saying afterwards "Ugh. I say ‘we’ like I’m out there with them!” When you come back from a toilet break ALWAYS ask what you missed! It shows you care. Act aloof at the half time show, it’s cutting into some important game time. If you someone calls you up on something you’ve said and you’re not sure of the answer, pretend your phone is ringing, pick it up and say "mate, I know, what a game!” and walk off talking. Try using the words “roster”, “play book” and “run formation” when you can. 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Although some places serve it at night, it’s not always the "done thing" for dinner. That said, London is full of awesome cocktail and dim sum hangouts that we've covered for you night owls. What is Dim Sum? • It’s a small bite sized Cantonese food, usually served in small steamer baskets. • Dim sum’s literal meaning is ‘touch the heart’ as it was originally served as a snack, and therefore only meant to touch the heart. Cute. • In Cantonese going for dim sum is known as going to "drink tea" (yum cha), as tea is typically served with dim sum. Obvs we prefer cocktails, but never knock a decent tea. Dim.Sum.at.Royal.China What to order? There is often a lot to choose from so here is a list of must have classics: Har Gow - A shrimp dumpling, which is said to be the one that the skill of a dim sum chef is judged on. Traditionally it should have at least seven but preferably ten or more pleats imprinted on its wrapper. Shui Mai - Most likely to have ground pork and chopped shrimp, but you can get all sorts of varieties, order a scallop shui mai for sure. Cheung Fun - This translates as a rice noodle roll, go for prawn or pork but they come with sorts of options. The key is the soy-like sauce they pour over them, this sauce is key, if in doubt, ask for extras. Roast Pork Puff - BBQ pork in pastry, ‘nuff said. They are awesome, get lots. Not to be confused with a Cha Sui Bao – Those big pillow-like, white fluffy BBQ-pork-filled-buns, a more filling baked bun kinda dim sum. Xiaolongbao - Soup dumpling / Shanghai dumpling - possibly one of the wonders of the world, a dumpling with soup inside. Genius. Just be sure to let them cool down, major date fail if you don't. Sesame Paper Wrapped Prawn - Does what it says on the tin, good old fashioned fried fun. Lo Mai Gai - Steamed sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf, usually with some egg, pork or chicken in there too. Yam Croquette - These are whispy wonders that are made of mysterious meaty mush. Try one, you might like it, it didn’t stop BarChick’s date even though he thought they smelt like c*m. Soup - A soup hit in the form of a hot and sour or a wonton is always a good way to kick start proceedings. Those of you feeling wild should get the chicken feet in the mix too, a talking point and a classic. Dim.sum.platter.and.cocktails Where? Dim sum can go either way in London; there’s the good, the bad and the terrible, but we say go for the awesome. Royal China This place has a cult like following. You can't book at lunch but just grab a ticket and get in line, it’s worth the wait which shouldn't be long. It’s traditional, fast and has a great atmosphere. Take the whole family and order lots, you'll look like a pro. By night it gets a little fancy, so we say head here for lunch and stick to what they do best. Although they have restaurants all over town, you won't catch BarChick anywhere but Baker Street or Bayswater. Baker Street / Bayswater / Canary Riverside / Fulham / Harrow / Queensway DIMSUM..ROYAL.CHINA Hakkasan Who doesn't lap up a lunch at the legendary Hakkasan? This place is as sexy as it gets, even on a Sunday, which is the best time to head here for dim sum. Dim Sum Sundays run from 12pm-5pm and for £58 a head you will be spoilt rotten. Dim sum, Champagne, cocktails, DJs and more. It’s worth every penny. 17 Bruton Street, London W1j 6QB Yauatcha Alan Yau’s legendary dim sum hangout is a must for everyone. Make sure you get the bean curd prawn cheung fun, and the supreme broth soup if you’re adventurous. Check out the awesome tea and cake selections and don't be shy on the cocktails and sake. 15-17 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL DIMSUM..YAUATCHA Wing Tai This place is attached to the Wing Yip supermarket in Cricklewood (at the very top of Edgware Road) and it’s perfect if you find yourself stuck in traffic on the North Circular on a Sunday. Dim sum on Sundays here are all about the family vibes, it’s like a comfort blanket rescuing you from the horrors of out of town shopping centres. Unit 2, Wing Yip Business Centre, 395 Edgware Rd, London NW2 6LN Dragon Palace, Earls Court People travel from far and wide to eat the in-house made needle. They are awesome and a really rare kind of noodle you never find in London. The dim sum rocks too, a must for any budding dim summer; make sure you order the Chiu Chow Fan Kou. 207 Earls Court Rd, London SW5 9AN DIM.SUM..DRAGON.PALACE Chinese Boulevard This is our left field option, it’s kinda weird, but it’s right on the river, full of Chinese families (BarChick’s usually the only blonde) and ridiculously cheap. There’s a 50% off weekday offer if you pay in cash, and a nice big menu to work through. Never knock a cheap Chinese meal, ever. 1 The Boulevard, Smugglers Way, London SW18 1DE Princess Garden This is one of the best dim sum hangouts in London and it’s surprisingly affordable for its swanky location. Book a table for a long dim sum weekend lunch, or throw a party in one of the private rooms, everyone loves a banquet! 8-10 N Audley St, London W1K 6ZD DIM.SUM..PRINCESS Dragon Castle One of south London's best Chinese offerings, Dragon Castle offers a full menu of freshly made dim sum during the day, but also offers a platter in the evenings. Don't be put off by its glum location off the Elephant and Castle roundabout, it's Asian glitz inside and always crammed with Chinese diners. Ask your waitress what's available on the platter that day. 100 Walworth Rd, London SE17 1J Pearl Liang  This is Paddington’s best kept secret, not only is the dim sum awesome, but they still serve a limited menu at night (a rarity with good dim sum). 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Read on for a flipping good time; we’ve got red velvet, full English, jambalaya and some badass boozy ones… Shutterbug Shutterbug are no strangers to pancakes, whether you’re looking for thin crepes or fat American bad boys, these guys will flip ‘em good n proper. Savoury with a glug of chilli jam and truffle oil, sweet with a coating of salted caramel, or gluten & wheat free for those who wanna get involved minus the bloat. We say do the double and wash them down with cocktails. 1 Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA Blixen They've always got their awesome blueberry and whipped mascarpone on the menu.  These spongey bad boys are spot on for breakfast, nothing like tucking into some pancakes surrounded by palms. 65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA The Breakfast Club The clue’s in the title with this one; of course their pancakes are going to be outta this world. With five on the menu, choose from the veggie option, bacon or berries. 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49 Çukurcuma

2$$

Turnacibaşi sokak 49/A, Cihangir, Istanbul

Tel: +90 212 249 0048

Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 10am - 10pm

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Barchick Says

Date Updated: 14/01/2014

Oh how BarChick loves a double entendre; a sick little bar masquerading as an antique shop on a stunning side street, not far from Istiklal. It’s some kinda perfection.

A former workshop, the bare brick walls are covered in birdcages and other paraphernalia (all for sale, if you’re asking) – these guys have nailed the eccentric hipster thang. With suitably attired drinkers in attendance and some of the friendliest bartenders around, you’ll want to play it cool by sticking to beer and wine or their own house tipple Desperate house wine, bottled on the small Aegean island of Bozcaada.

This place has got your back. Set over two floors with a mezzanine level above, there are cushions outside where smokers can perch and a wood-burning oven out the back for all your pizza needs – delish.


Good For

Take a client, Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mistress, Take your mum, Beers, Food, Outdoor drinking, People watching, Smoking, Daytime, Evening