5 Great London Puddings

June 8th, 2016 by | New Openings |

tipsy cake dinner heston-min

Think great dishes in London and you don’t immediately think of puddings, but London has seriously upped its game of late in the dessert department. As demonstrated below with the Owl’s list of 5 Great London Puddings.

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station New Opening

April 27th, 2016 by | New Openings |

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station New Opening

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station opened yesterday (April 26th) for a soft launch and is due to be fully open on May 2nd. No 197 Chiswick Fire Station is the fourth location for Darwin & Wallace, the independent bar, and restaurant group who tend to focus their resources on creating upmarket pubs in wealthier parts […]

Roof East is reopening for it’s third season

April 26th, 2016 by | New Openings |

Roof East 2016 opening-min

Roof East is reopening for it’s third season on Tuesday 3rd May 2016. New attractions for 2016 include… Crazy golf from Birdies Crazy Golf Club – the nine-hole course, serves up loops, half-pipes, hidden putt-off prizes and an elevated 5ft drop onto the sixth hole. Street food from Rockadollar Dogs by former Hawksmoor Knightsbridge chef, […]

Cottons Notting Hill Opening

April 26th, 2016 by | New Openings |

Cottons Notting Hill Opening

The almighty Cotton’s of Camden and Shoreditch is moving west, bringing it’s massive rum collection to Notting Hill. Opening this Friday (29th April), Cotton’s Notting Hill will arrive on the scene with over 300 types of rum behind the bar and plenty of jerk chicken, curried mutton and more in the kitchen. Ross Sloane will […]

Enoteca da Luca Old Street New Opening

April 25th, 2016 by | New Openings |

Enoteca da Luca Old Street New Opening

Enoteca da Luca is opening their fifth location and first outside the confines of the City or Mayfair in Old Street at The Bower development. The Old Street site will be their largest yet with both inside and outside seating mixing classic Italian dining room design with the contemporary architectural feel of the building. The […]

At Ibérica Farringdon and Ibérica Canary Wharf kids go free at the weekend

April 21st, 2016 by | Offers |


The Spanish restaurant Ibérica is launching a Spring promotion for all the families and regulars in the Farringdon and Canary Wharf area. For the parents, “Spring feast at Ibérica Farringdon” and “Ibérica Canary Wharf” is celebrating the arrival of Spring with a delicious choice of either a weekend special dish or Paella served with a […]

Mister Lasagna just opened in Soho

April 21st, 2016 by | New Openings |

Mister Lasagna just opened soho

Just opened in Soho, Mister Lasagna is offering authentic Italian fast food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along with Italian coffee, sweet pastries and tiramisu is a quite dizzying choice of lasagna varieties. If you can’t find something that suits your taste buds below you haven’t got taste buds… classic bolognese, ham & cheese, mushroom, […]

Second branch of Chriskitch opening in Hoxton Market

April 20th, 2016 by | New Openings |

Chriskitch opening

The Islington Gazette is reporting that Christian Honor will open his second Chriskitch restaurant in Hoxton Market at the end of April. The first branch of Chriskitch, located on Muswell Hill, served lunch only but Hoxton will serve breakfast and dinner too. The cooking will be focused around an open-grill with a menu that changes […]

Everything for a £1 cafe closes down

April 20th, 2016 by | Closing |

Yesterday, on the same day as London (including the Owl) congratulated Pret a Manger on their end of year results, Caffix in Fitzrovia shut down. Caffix had a brief moment of publicity when they launched last year due to pricing everything at £1. It would appear at first glance that the pricing policy does not […]

Pret sells 5 million avocados and enjoys double digit growth

April 19th, 2016 by | General |

Pret A Manger London Wall

Pret a Manger has posted double-digit sales growth thanks mainly to selling 5 million avocados and the capitals growing desire for vegetarian food. On that theme, Pret’s best-selling menu item over the past year has been the beetroot, squash and feta salad, 17,000 were sold. Quite remarkable when you consider how brilliant the ham, cheese […]

London BYOB Tuesday

April 19th, 2016 by | Offers |

BYOB Wine in London

In the current climate of economic fear, Brexit and London rental prices that can only be described as mental, many of us are taking a good look at our budgets. Obviously, going out on the town is non-negotiable but you can save a few quid eating out by going BYOB every Tuesday at Foxlow and […]

Farmer J opening in the City

April 19th, 2016 by | New Openings |

farmer j opening in the City

Farmer J, a new, healthy lunch option is opening in the City on May 3rd promising “charred meat and fish, whole grains, seasonal goodness and fresh salads, exceptional quality at a fair price.” In the workaholic cauldron of the Square Mile healthy lunchtime options are always appreciated. City boys and girls don’t mind splashing out […]

Goose Box for the ultimate home cooked meal

April 18th, 2016 by | General |


Goose Box is a gourmet meal to be cooked at home created by Soren Jessen and Chef Juri Ravagli of city dining institution 1 Lombard Street. The Owl thinks of Goose Box like Hello Fresh on steroids. You order a meal for two off the Goose Box website than trundle down to 1 Lombard Street at […]

The Stable Whitechapel Opening

April 15th, 2016 by | New Openings | ,

The Stable Whitechapel Opening

Being from the West Country originally, the Owl is delighted to announce the opening this weekend of The Stable. A bar/pub dedicated to the world of cider and beer. The Stable’s current location list reads like a who’s who of classic West Country towns and hotspots – Weymouth, Fistral Beach, Poole and now Whitechapel can […]

Walter & Monty Free Lunch

April 14th, 2016 by | New Openings |

Walter & Monty Aldgate Opening

There’s no such thing as a free lunch unless you’re in the City of London (a part of the UK that absolutely doesn’t need feeding) this Thursday and Friday to celebrate/soft launch the opening of Walter & Monty in Aldgate (Bury Court to be exact). To take advantage of such generosity just get yourself down to […]

Absurd Bird Opened on Commercial Street, Spitalfields

April 13th, 2016 by | New Openings | ,

Absurd Bird Opening Spitalfields Commercial Street

Joining the ranks of recently opened on trendy Commercial Street (alongside Som Saa) is Absurd Bird. As you may have guessed by the name Absurd Bird is, of course, a restaurant focused on taking a chicken and giving it a damn good frying or grilling. Once said chicken has been cooked you can enjoy it […]

Below the Smoke Shoreditch Opening

April 13th, 2016 by | New Openings |

below the smoke shorditch opening

Below the Smoke is opening tomorrow (13th April) in the basement of Rok in Shoreditch. Aptly named as the above restaurant Rok is a smokehouse, Below the Smoke will house a 24 seat bar space serving a “seasonal cocktail” menu put together by Matt Whiley. The Owl has high hopes. Not because of the seasonal […]

Banh Banh Peckham Opening

April 12th, 2016 by | New Openings |

banh banh peckham opening

Banh Banh is opening this weekend (16/17th April) in the South East London territory of Peckham Rye. The brain trust behind Banh Banh is five siblings, all born and raised in the Peckham area, with a little help from their grandma, a chef In Saigon during the 1940’s. Grandma’s hand written recipes are the inspiration […]

Walter & Monty Aldgate Opening

April 12th, 2016 by | New Openings |

Walter & Monty Aldgate Opening

The Owl always comes home to roost in the City but if it didn’t, it would still be back in the City this Thursday 14th April for the soft launch of Walter & Monty in Aldgate – Bury Court to be precise. Before setting up shop in the east of the Square Mile, Walter & […]

Bodean’s Covent Garden opening tomorrow

April 11th, 2016 by | New Openings | ,

KC Brisket Special-min

Bodean’s latest restaurant is opening tomorrow (12th April) in Covent Garden in the premises previously held by Russell Norman’s Mishkin’s. If you’ve had the pleasure of living in London for longer than ten minutes then you should already know that Bodean’s was one of the original BBQ restaurant chains to plant its flag in the […]