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Big on brunch (where isn't) and West London weekend vibes, think filthy breakfast baps, a sh*t load of smashed avocado and eggs in all their forms.  If you're a 4pm bruncher no sweat, they serve it up all day 'til 6. See ya there. 30 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7TA eggbreak Barrafina Brothers Sam and Eddie are busy boys. Having opened the second tapas restaurant Barrafina on Adelaide Street last summer (and winning the Taste of London 2015 ‘Best New Restaurant’ award for their Soho branch) they’re at it again, welcoming another place to go get your Spanish on - this time on Drury Lane. Go get classics like Migas y Huevos Rotos (potato and eggs with bread crumbs), fresh octopus and Conejo al Ajillo (rabbit with garlic). Get there early - and prepare to queue: we promise it's worth it. Opening mid-July / /43 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AJ Joe’s Oriental Diner Bringing dive bar vibes of the Orient to London, Scott Hallsworth’s sticky, smoky, spicy Asian food is the stuff of boozy feast dreams. It's a huge warehouse space with an open plan kitchen and courtyard out back for drinking in the sun. No tables? Sit on the steps, that’s how it rolls here. Get Duck Leg Red Curry during the week and brunch on Chilli Crab Omelette at the weekends. Reckon you can handle the heat? Smother everything in ‘Death’ - Scott’s smoky chilli oil, if you think you’re hard enough. The Laundry E8 Building, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN joe.s Oldroyd Like Polpo? Tom Oldroyd played a big part in opening them all over London, so you’re gonna love his new place. The two-storey restaurant will have a walk-in cafe downstairs and bistro upstairs. The menu will change daily and focus on fresh, local produce from British farms, including dishes like Pea and Pork Jowl Croquettes with Truffle Mayo and Lamb and Almond Meatballs with Salsa Romesco and Pickled Garlic. Brunching? Go for all-day eggs and Bloody Mary’s.Summer Sunday’s sorted. 344 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0PD Crab Tavern Ever tried a King Crab Brioche Doughnut? You should. This American-style crab shack is the newest joint to open in Broadgate Circle.  Try the Crab Mash and Shrimp Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and if you thought crab wouldn't work for brekkie, the Crab Hashbrown is set to change your mind. Hit it up in the evening for Tavern Iced Teas (three variations on the classic, get them all) and Missouri floats. Opens 1st July // Broadgate Circle, Unit 7, EC2M 2QS Crab.Tavern Paradise Garage Robin Gill, the guy behind Clapham institute The Dairy, is opening Paradise Garage mid-July and bringing Dairy chef Simon Woodrow and pastry chef Kira Ghidoni from The Manor with him. Reserve seats up on the pass at the big open plan kitchen and watch the frantic cooking action up close, or turn the pace down and go for a rabbit feasting ‘picnic’ for your table, complete with roasted saddle, confit leg and seasonal vegetables. Paradise row is where the party at. Opens 14th July // 254 Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE Blue’s Kitchen Independance Day Celebrations The Blue’s Kitchen Independence Day hotdog eating competition is back and we're talking 3 days of fierce feasting and 4th July celebrations. It all starts on 30th June with the Hot Wings Challenge; work your way through five different heat levels of The Rib Man’s sauces in 30 minutes. No water allowed b*ches. On the 1st July it’s all raw chilli - 10 chillies doesn't seem like a lot, but these little fellas are crazy hot. The finale kicks off on the 2nd July with the ultimate hot dog eating competition. Stuff down as many Big Apple hot dogs as you can in 30 minutes. The record is 19 which seems beatable, right? So worth it for the month’s Gymbox membership and £100 tab at Blue’s Kitchen prize. 111-113 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JN blue.s Hotel Chantelle It’s not actually a hotel. Don’t take your toothbrush. Do go try the Waffle Crusted Fried Chicken With Maple Syrup Cotton Candy at this NY import that’s got a big celebrity following in it’s home digs. Expect late night food service on Thursdays and weekends, when the kitchen stays open ‘til 3am serving fancy fine french dining meets American comfort food. Where else in London can you get served a Tuna Tartare Cigar in an actual vintage ashtray? 23 Orchard St, Marylebone, London W1H 6HH NY Fold Bruno DiFabio is a pizza God and legend in America’s foodie scene, and now he’s coming to London, baby! The six time World Pizza Champion (Best. Title. Ever.) is opening his new restaurant in Charing Cross this month, teaching us all how to do the ‘NY Fold’ properly. Sticking to their roots and keeping pizza old school with thick crunchy crusts and a secret dough recipe; you’ll never eat pizza in the same way again. NY Fold, 103 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT ny.fold M Raw sushi We thought we’d seen it all, then we discovered quinoa sushi. M RAW is making raw sexy and taking the guilt out of fine dining but healthy stuff doesn't do it for you head to M Grill down the corridor for a Doctor Burger with all the trimmings - they serve Half Lobster as a ‘topping’ here. Into it? Get the Volzhenka Beluga Platter. It’s got lobster, vodka creme fraiche and champagne jelly. Blag your way on the list for the secret VIP room too. 2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2 8HP PizzaBuzz Feel like a kid again at PizzaBuzz, the new healthy(ish) fast food joint where customers build their own pizza using epic, fresh toppings. We’re talking apple-wood smoked bacon, meatballs, white figs and rock shrimp. Banging. Load up at the salad bar and choose from five different bases (including gluten-free, of course!). These guys are all about catering for special diets, so when it’s time for dessert you can pick from almond, goat and cow’s milk ice cream. Because a pizza feasts should be available to everyone, people. 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Ditch the basic ice lollies (drink these booze spiked ones instead ), quit moaning about being sticky, and get to a pool/rooftop/terrace/garden pronto. Embrace it b*tches.

Get on a boat

Don’t ignore the giant river flowing through the city, people. If you close your eyes and ask them to turn the music up you’ll feel like you’re on a yacht in Ibiza and not bobbing along the Thames. Our favourite boozy boats are the Tattershall Castle, Vestal Voyages and Tamesis Dock. River crawl, anyone? Tattershell Castle, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2HR Vestal Voyages, Granary Square Towpath, King's Cross, London, NC1 Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP vestalvoyage2

Get wet

So what if we don’t live near the sea? This city’s got tonnes of amazing outdoor pools you can go swim in. If you’re confident in your breast stroke and wildlife doesn’t sh*t you up, join the other hard nut swimmers at Hampstead Ponds. The new King’s Cross pond looks epic (and a little less fish infested) too.  Rather be in Miami? Brockwell Lido’s got deckchairs, cocktails and prosecco. Failing all that, have you ever stripped off and danced in the Appearing Rooms water fountain on Southbank? Us neither… Hampstead Ponds, Hampstead Heath, London, NW5 1QR King’s Cross Pond, 20 Canal Reach (entrance on Tapper walk), London, N1C 4BE Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, Brockwell Lido, London, SE24 0PA Appearing Rooms Water Fountain, The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX fol.appearing.000.rooms

Hit the roof

Whether you finally wanna take advantage of your monthly direct debits to Shoreditch House, kick back with the hip kids at Frank’s or get your Cuban freak on at Queen of Hoxton, we’ve found the best rooftop bars in North, South, East and West of the city. Shoreditch House, Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6AW Queen of Hoxton,1-1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX5 Frank’s, 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

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Dine al fresco

Our rule is; drink in the sun, eat in the shade. Some of the best food pop ups in the city have got shady places to get stuffed and keep your stomach lined this weekend. Hit up Forza Win for pizza parties, Street Feast for weekend grub and a Kamm & Sons Britz Spritz or hot new kid Dinerama; the food arena’s got 6 restaurants, 5 rotating food stalls, food trucks and tonnes of shade to rest your weary flip flop feet. Want a guaranteed table? These are London’s best dining terraces, so book in baby. Forza Win, 133 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN Dinerama, 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EJ Street Feast, Hartwell Street, Dalston E8 3DU

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Ice that cocktail

Boozy slushies are where it’s at this summer and we’ve found the absolute best. Catch some shade underneath The Big Easy and sip the ultimate summer slushy: the Miami Vice; half Pina Colada, half Daiquiri. Yeah. Or keep cool in a car park at Peckham Springs where they squeeze ‘em out of an old school Slush Puppie machine. Way more refreshing than a cold beer. The Big Easy, 12 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA Peckham Springs, 22A Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QN 

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Follow everyone to a park

A park crammed with half naked people secretly sippin’ and getting merry in the sun? Yes. Please. Hit Hyde Park to embrace London summer and do the city proud: take a towel and sunbathe, check out the free entertainment in Speaker’s Corner and fall off a swan pedalo on The Serpentine. Spending a sunny day in Hyde Park is a Londoner rite of passage and now’s your chance.  Victoria Park is gonna be rammed so if bum cheeks hanging out of shorts and tattooed torsos are your thing, get to it.  When your cans of cider go warm and your mate is burnt, no biggie: hit the best bars by parks.

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Watch a film al fresco

Screw the sofa, there are so many places to catch a movie outside this summer, and they’ve all got a bar.  Go eat Pizza Pilgrims and watch the sun set behind the screen at one of Rooftop Film Club’s four open air cinema’s. Afraid of heights? Pop Up screens are showing films in London’s parks this summer, and Luna Cinema’s got all the romantic settings (like Kew Gardens and Regent’s Park Open air Theatre) sorted. Bring a hot date. Rooftop Film Club, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST Pop up screens, Greenwich Peninsula Central Park, SE10 0PE Luna Cinema, Kew Palace, TW9 3AB

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Pretend you have a garden

Regular gardens don’t have bars, but The Culpeper roof garden does. This pub terrace opened last week so go get that fresh air feeling without leaving the city. Wanna take it a step further? Email Jack or Janelle and they’ll let you rattle around in the flower beds with a shovel in one hand and a cocktail in the other during the week. Now that’s what we call a garden club. The Culpeper, 40 Commercial St, London, E1 6LP Email growing@theculpeper.com to join the garden team.

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 Sunbathe at a pop up beach

Camden Beach has got spiked fresh lemonade, fish ‘n’ chips and deck chairs. And Beach Hut and York & Albany is serving slushy cocktails out of buckets. Wanna strip down to a coconut bra (or find chicks that might)? Hackney’s The Wick has a tiki bar and it’s all summer vibes gone wild. Not feeling all the sand? The Nantucket pop up will make you feel like you're on a desert island without leaving you with sand in places it shouldn't be. Camden Beach, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH Beach Hut and York & Albany, York & Albany, 127-129 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PS The Wick, The Old Baths, Cre-8 Centre, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH Nantucket, Skylounge, 7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF

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 Chill in a pub garden

No brainer. A pub garden’s got everything you need all weekend - food, drink, music and like minded booze loving people. Here are London’s best.

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Of course you do. Sometimes a Twister just won’t do. Go pick up some pimped lollies, ice that Aperol Spritz and get your boozy fix in frozen form. World of Zing's Barrel Aged Negroni Sorbet Our favourite pre-batched cocktails are now available in icy form at Greenwich's Black Vanilla. If the bitter booze isn't your flex then they've got loads of other flavours too so get involved! Grown Ups Pop Up, Black Vanilla, 5 College Approach, London SE10 9HY // £4 per scoop negroni.sorbet Ice & Slice's Prosecco Gelato We're big fans of this ice cream/pizza joint but really we’re here for their boozy gelato. They've got Aperol Spritz, G&T and Negroni in the mix but we think it's all about the Prosecco. 24 Jerdan Place, London SW6 1BH // £2.90 per scoop prosecco.gelato Bunga Bunga's Bellini Popsicles Like a Calippo but with a serious hit, get your hands on one of these bad boys to cool you down when the weather's hotting up. 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And you need it now. Here are the best places to get boozy this month. Ekcovision Brixton's new late night hangout There's a new kid on the Brixton block and it promises to do it’s neighbourhood proud with dancing and debauchery ‘til 6am. The late-night heroes behind Effra Social and Dogstar have set up camp under the railway arches on Atlantic Road and built an art deco booze den complete with velvet wallpaper and original tiled flooring. We’re not sure whether you pronounce it ‘Echo-vision’ or ‘Eco-vision’ but we don’t care - it’s our new post-midnight saviour south of the river. Opens 2nd July // 15 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8HX ecovision Dinerama A tiki rum rooftop bar The food ‘arena’ pop up isn't just about bringing together awesome street feast vendors, you know. Dinerama has a huge rooftop terrace that's definitely worthy of a night out. Start at The Pavilion Bar on Shoreditch Lawn is for sharing punch bowls and as many summer spritzers as you can shake a stick at. Next, head to The Baja-Marama Bar for refreshing tequila slushies (haven’t had one yet? Here’s why you should be drinking them) and Chillibacks before heading up to The Rum Rooftop Bar. This place rocks tiki bar vibes like no other - name any colour and they’ll do it in a cocktail. We say go rainbow. 19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EJ dineramaooft Neave’s Pop Down Bar Late night saviour's These guys were bored of moody bouncers and fancy dress codes, so their ‘Pop Down’ Bar (“not a pop up as you know it”) is an antidote to all the things that p*ss you off on a night out. That means filling, deep fried Mars bars and duck donuts instead of tiny canapes, doormen trained in ‘public manner’ etiquette, cocktail tasting and mates rates tokens if you have to wait in the queue and free entry for everyone. Combine all that with Monkey Shoulder cocktails and you’ve got one epic night out. Ely's Yard/Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR Neave The Grain Store Grass cocktails The Grain Store at King’s Cross have called in the big dog Tony Conigliaro to make a special Wimbledon cocktail this summer. The Strawberry and Green Grass Bellini is made of pureed strawberries, prosecco and green grass essence. So it actually smells of grass. Hats off to Tony C and his Drink Factory team. Granary Sq, 1-3 Stable St, London, N1C 4AB grain Cocktails in the City The biggest cocktail party of the summer All the best bars in London are gonna set up shop in a sunny garden later this month; we're expecting epic things. Learn how to make the best Martinis by the guy who makes the best in the world, party with London's best (and naughtiest) bartenders and taste some of the most indulgent cocktails in London without breaking the bank. Easiest bar crawl of your life. Buy your tickets quick sharp before they're out. July 18th & 19th // Bedford Sq Gardens, London, WC1B 3ES cocks.in.city Discount Suit Company There's a new summer menu, and it's killer! If you needed an excuse to checkout Discount Suit Company, their new summer menu is IT. Take a date to this sexy hidden drinking den and, if they (or you) are a booze geek, start with a Banane Fumada (mezcal, creme de banane, lemon juice, maple syrup, condensed milk, smoked sea salt and black pepper). Playin’ it safe? The Royal Rhubarb (rhubarb vodka, cherry aperitif, vanilla syrup, prosecco and rhubarb bitters) is sweet and very, very drinkable. 29A Wentworth Street, London, E1 7TB discount Mommi Bloody Pisco and raw grill This new Latin-Japanese inspired hangout is gonna send sexy ripples through Clapham, and it’s just what the SW partiers have been waiting for. Go for sake, pisco sours and Japanese craft beer at the bar and get healthy, raw, gluten and dairy-free (it is Clapham, after all) sushi and ceviche from the slick kitchen. Screw Bloody Mary’s, these guys make a Bloody Pisco and it’s gonna rock your hungover world. Opening 1st July // 48A Clapham High St London SW4 7UR Mommi_v2 Oblix Spiced orchid vermouth! There’s a new crazy cocktail at Oblix and you've got to try it. The Rooster is made with Zacapa XO Rum, spiced orchid vermouth, banana and spiced coconut. This bad boy took a year to make and it was worth it for the extravagant flower garnish alone. Do remember to take a photo, don’t try to steal the huge rooster goblet it’s served in. 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY rooster (2) Playground & Proof Mezcal cocktails and a playground full of fondue fries Just when you though London Fields had it all, it got a new place to eat and drink on sunny cocktail-filled weekends. Head to Proof for specialist mezcal cocktails at Quiquiriqui (seriously, the best mezcal), real West Country cider, cheese tasting sessions at The Cider Box and locally brewed craft beer from Hackney’s 5 Points Brewery. Wanna soak it all up? Playground is home to The Cheese Truck, where you can get fondue fries and gooey cheese on toast. Plus, Hector & Milo’s Ice Cream Sandwiches (cookies are the bread - we can’t even) are better than whatever dinner you had planned. Opening 4th July // Playground open Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Proof open Thurs-Sun 6-11pm // Playground; FieldWorks courtyard, Martello Street, E8 3QW . 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There’s never been a better time to hit London’s biggest cider festival, watch Wimbledon from a boozy garden, drink Pisco from a hot tub and get wet and wild on a rooftop in Dalston… Ciderdog - Saturday 4th July London’s biggest cider festival Cider lovers, welcome to heaven with free entry and £3 pints. Holla! One day in Hackney and another in Bermondsey, this is London’s biggest cider fest and will feature over 100 British ciders including whisky and rum barrel aged pints, perry from 100 year old trees and the (pussy) fruity ones. Food will be provided by burger babes, Bunsmiths too so you can line your stomach and keep drinking - sorry, sampling. Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, London E2 9AG // Saturday 4th July, 12pm - 12am The Miller, 96 Snowsfields, London Bridge, London SE1 3SS // Saturday 11th July, 12pm-12am ciderdog

Hennessy & Thierry Noir Present Jazz - 25th June - 26th July

Epic street art alongside killer cocktails Hennessy and banging street artist Thierry Noir have worked together to create Jazz: an art collaboration that hits Shoreditch for the summer. Legendary bar NOLA have joined in too to create two bespoke Hennessy cocktails inspired by Noir’s work so you can turn this arty affair into a p*ss up. Howard Griffin Gallery, 189 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 jazz Playback: The 90s Party at Bourne & Hollingsworth - Saturday 4th July 90’s nostalgia After a banging launch in May, Bourne & Hollingsworth are bringing Playback… erm, back. Celebrating the decade that gave us puffa jackets, dungarees and blue WKDs, this party is all about 90s fashion, music and films with live performances (bring back NYSNC) and themed cocktails. You can even learn how to flare and dance like an MTV wannabe, it’s gonna be the bomb. The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN // 8pm-2am // £25 + booking fee playback Supper Tub - Various dates throughout July Dinner in a hot tub First peeps were watching movies in them, now it’s all about getting wet over dinner. Hot tubs, canapes and cocktails by the canal await you at the wettest and wildest supperclub you’ll probably ever hit. Grab your bathers, towels and mates because it’s time to get soggy whilst eating skewers of food and sipping Pisco Sours. Bar 90, 90 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN // 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th July, 3-11pm  The B&H Handbook: Vol 1: Chapter 3: Summer Fruit Cups - Tuesday 7th July No Pimm’s allowed No drink says summer BBQ more than the fruit cup but B&H are taking you away from the mainstream bottles that sell out the second it stops raining and helping you to discover new, London-based brands who are creating their own versions of this summer classic. Stripey straws still allowed. 42 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HU // 7-9pm // £10 + booking fee handbook The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre - Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th July Mexican wrestlers cabaret Mexico has come to Bethnal Green and it’s brought masked superheroes and wrestlers with it. Over this three day fiesta, York Hall will become a retro arena to give you those lucha libre vibes. Each day will have a different show from family friendly matinees to a debaucherous Friday night mescal fuelled cabaret session. Muy bueno! York Hall, London E2 9PJ lucha.libre (1) The Craft Beer Bus - Sunday 12th July Hop(s) aboard for a beer tour Hosted by some killer craft beer brewers, leaders in the scene and mega enthusiasts, this tour around breweries and bottle shops is bound to be buzzing. Beer giants like Crate Brewery, RedChurch and London Fields will be in tow and the tour promises to be full of beer-filled, hop-heavy fun. Tickets include four beers, brewery micro-tours, cheap pints and loads more! This is exactly the way to spend a sunday. BrewDog Shoreditch, 51 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA // 1-6pm  craft.beer.tour Wimbledon Wonderland - Sunday 12th July Watch the final from a W9 rooftop Catch the Wimbledon finale over a feast of BBQ goodies (menu TBC) and British teas on top of a grassy rooftop in Maida Vale. They’ll have a host of on point cocktails too. Brunswick Studios, 26a Macroom Road, London W9 3HY // 5-7pm // £50 + booking fee wimbledon.wonderland Cocktails in the City - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July Summer’s cocktail festival All the best bars in London, in a garden, for two nights only…. hells yeah! London’s hottest cocktail festival is back. Get your hands on cocktails from The Ritz, Shrub & Shutter, Cocktail Trading Co, Hawksmoor, Bull in a China Shop - get ready to hand over a helluva lot of tokens, and perhaps your dignity too. Bedford Square Garden, London WC1B 3ES // 12-8pm // £15 + booking fee citc.event Emerald Street Brunch with KERB - Saturday 18th July Brunch just got a street food makeover Bored of poached egg on sourdough? Well these guys are shaking brunch up. Think soft shell crab burgers, kedgeree, breakfast balls and epic bacon baps, all with a side of killer cocktails. Get your fill of food then enter the egg drop competition - we don’t know what it is either but you could win a night at The Hoxton Shoreditch so get involved. Then get your hair braided for free and check out the Good Egg Vs Bad Egg Cook Off. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Lewis Cubbitt Square, Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA // 11am-5pm // From £10 + booking fee emerald.street.brunch Hoi Polloi Rooftop Brunch - Sunday 19th July Brunch with a view Get high up on the Ace Hotel’s rooftop with crazy views of the city and a lush plant-filled terrace for a summery brunch of eggs, grains, teas, coffees and boozy offerings. If 45 minutes of physical and mental intense conditioning and re-sculpting sounds like your perfect after-brunch sesh then head to Reshape, their highly intensive group experience. If not then head to the bar, that’s where you’ll find us. Ace Hotel Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ // 9am-3pm // From £25 per person hoi.polloi (1) Dalston Rooftop Water Party - Sunday 19th July A water party with free booze For one day only, Dalston Roof Park is turning into a wet and wild wonderland with water shooters, jets, a giant foam pit and FREE BOOZE. Yes. Free booze. 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Big on brunch (where isn't) and West London weekend vibes, think filthy breakfast baps, a sh*t load of smashed avocado and eggs in all their forms.  If you're a 4pm bruncher no sweat, they serve it up all day 'til 6. See ya there. 30 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7TA eggbreak Barrafina Brothers Sam and Eddie are busy boys. Having opened the second tapas restaurant Barrafina on Adelaide Street last summer (and winning the Taste of London 2015 ‘Best New Restaurant’ award for their Soho branch) they’re at it again, welcoming another place to go get your Spanish on - this time on Drury Lane. Go get classics like Migas y Huevos Rotos (potato and eggs with bread crumbs), fresh octopus and Conejo al Ajillo (rabbit with garlic). Get there early - and prepare to queue: we promise it's worth it. Opening mid-July / /43 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AJ Joe’s Oriental Diner Bringing dive bar vibes of the Orient to London, Scott Hallsworth’s sticky, smoky, spicy Asian food is the stuff of boozy feast dreams. It's a huge warehouse space with an open plan kitchen and courtyard out back for drinking in the sun. No tables? Sit on the steps, that’s how it rolls here. Get Duck Leg Red Curry during the week and brunch on Chilli Crab Omelette at the weekends. Reckon you can handle the heat? Smother everything in ‘Death’ - Scott’s smoky chilli oil, if you think you’re hard enough. The Laundry E8 Building, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN joe.s Oldroyd Like Polpo? Tom Oldroyd played a big part in opening them all over London, so you’re gonna love his new place. The two-storey restaurant will have a walk-in cafe downstairs and bistro upstairs. 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Opens 1st July // Broadgate Circle, Unit 7, EC2M 2QS Crab.Tavern Paradise Garage Robin Gill, the guy behind Clapham institute The Dairy, is opening Paradise Garage mid-July and bringing Dairy chef Simon Woodrow and pastry chef Kira Ghidoni from The Manor with him. Reserve seats up on the pass at the big open plan kitchen and watch the frantic cooking action up close, or turn the pace down and go for a rabbit feasting ‘picnic’ for your table, complete with roasted saddle, confit leg and seasonal vegetables. Paradise row is where the party at. Opens 14th July // 254 Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE Blue’s Kitchen Independance Day Celebrations The Blue’s Kitchen Independence Day hotdog eating competition is back and we're talking 3 days of fierce feasting and 4th July celebrations. It all starts on 30th June with the Hot Wings Challenge; work your way through five different heat levels of The Rib Man’s sauces in 30 minutes. No water allowed b*ches. On the 1st July it’s all raw chilli - 10 chillies doesn't seem like a lot, but these little fellas are crazy hot. The finale kicks off on the 2nd July with the ultimate hot dog eating competition. Stuff down as many Big Apple hot dogs as you can in 30 minutes. The record is 19 which seems beatable, right? So worth it for the month’s Gymbox membership and £100 tab at Blue’s Kitchen prize. 111-113 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JN blue.s Hotel Chantelle It’s not actually a hotel. Don’t take your toothbrush. Do go try the Waffle Crusted Fried Chicken With Maple Syrup Cotton Candy at this NY import that’s got a big celebrity following in it’s home digs. Expect late night food service on Thursdays and weekends, when the kitchen stays open ‘til 3am serving fancy fine french dining meets American comfort food. 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Date Updated: 09/05/2013

Greeted at a lectern, and seated at pews or if you choose to eat alfresco, old Sunday school benches, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were attending church (until you catch sight of the spaceship styled oven that is). That said, the only thing you’ll be praising is the pizza and mon dieu it’s good.

Settle in amongst the hipsters and Soho types. Art on the walls changes, lamps have been pilfered from ships and factories and tiles sourced from somewhere in the Med, all in all the vibe is chilled and welcoming. Choose your pizza: they’re scrawled on a black board near the door: choose by the triangle or by the circle. We tucked into a Margarita (simply perfect) and a courgette & artichoke slice, our mess was testament to their deliciousness. Do smother them in the hotter of the chilli sauce, it comes in a skull shaped bottle… you have been warned.

We drank prosecco by the glass, drink wine if you don’t have much work to do after, a magnum is plonked in the middle of the table and at the end of the meal a ruler is held against it to see how much you owe. Dangerous but we loved it. They operate by a four rule in here, pizza slices are £4 as are glasses of vino… we say take four mates, stay four hours and drink four bottles.

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