London's Cultural Guide

Eating and Drinking


What’s Cigala in Bloomsbury like these days?

We return to the Lamb’s Conduit Street institution which celebrates its 16th birthday this year


Booze in this recreation of a 1930s gay members’ bar

For one month only the pop-up Caravan Club is the best place in town for potent cocktails and saucy shenanigans


Courtyard Festival 2017 will run for 5 days in King’s Cross

The beer, cider and music bonanza from the team behind the Green Man Festival is back in Lewis Cubitt Square this May


Maple & King’s is opening in King’s Cross

Adria Wu has chosen St Pancras Square as the location for her second store


Kiln W1: restaurant review

This much-hyped Thai BBQ in Soho is simply wonderful – if you can bag a seat at the counter

New opening Flat Iron King's Cross

Flat Iron comes to Caledonian Road

The well-priced micro meat chain is taking up residence just off the beaten track in King’s Cross


The Garage to relaunch with cocktails and craft beer

It’s all change as the old Highbury & Islington venue goes swiftly upmarket next month


MUST DO: Scotch eggs at the Hawley Arms

They’re cheap and moreish. Sod whatever it is you’ve given up in January and get your lips round one of these instead

Pilau Goodge Street

Review: Pilau, Goodge Street

Cheap and healthy Indian food is not easy to find in central London. Especially served up with a social conscience


Perilla: restaurant review

This new neighbourhood restaurant north of Canonbury Overground is worth a detour, says Stephen Emms