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The Pub - Discuss Anything

Started by Manuf,

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Some great restos and pubs and bars (some haven't even opened yet but look the dogs bollocks)


Opening 30th October


Not your usual Mayfair eatery

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Don’t let the location fool you – this isn’t what you’d normally expect from Mayfair dining. Gridiron by COMO is helmed by some serious names: with Colin McSherry (The Clove Club) in the kitchen, Max and Noel Venning (Three Sheets) on cocktails, Lucy Ward (Noble Rot) on wine and Liam Davy (Bad Sports) leading service, it sounds like this is going to be a very cool spot. Forget stuffy, formal dining, here it’s laid back vibes and contemporary British dishes cooked on an open fire (we’re eyeing up smoked eel with braised highland beef and wood-roasted scallops with bone marrow XO).

19 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, W1K 1LB



Ravinder Bhogal's neighbourhood gem


Jikoni’s contemporary Indian and Middle Eastern plates always have a London spin which UJ loves. With travel-writer-turned-chef Ravinder Bhogal at the helm, it’s no surprise that each dish brings together a range of culinary influences that just seem to work. That concept extends past dinner; brunch offers BLTs with apple kimchi, spicy fishcakes and pina colada pancakes, washed down with a tamarind Mary, and from February 2017 they’ll also be offering Sunday lunch.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sat: 12-3pm, 5.30-11pm
Sun: 10am-5pm


19-21 Blandford St, Marylebone    W1U 3DH




Sager + Wilde’s Clerkenwell newbie


Sager + Wilde are one of our favourite wine-stops, but the trip over to Paradise Row can sometimes feel like a schlep for any west Londoners. All that’s changing with welcome news that they’re headed further into town with Fare. Setting up shop on Old Street, the new bar and canteen will include coffee, counter dining and draft cocktails upstairs and a restaurant, wine room and bar downstairs. A similar approach, then, to their do-it-all spot in Hackney, but this time it’s an all day affair. We’re intrigued by a first glance at the menu: whole flame grilled mackerel with pomegranate chermoula and chicken and walnut pie to share sound like just what autumn ordered, and if that doesn’t swing you, poached liquorice fig with dark chocolate sorbet has to.


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11 Old Street, EC1V 9HL



Breddos x horchata martinis x Soho


Soho drinking spots in need of a refresh? Breddos have it sorted. They’ve transformed their basement into a brand new taco and margarita bar, with frozen margaritas and a mezcalita menu to boot. Micheladas are the order of the day if you don’t fancy cocktails, or white espresso martinis (with horchata) if you do. Classic Breddos tacos are also available, served paper plate-style so the drinks can really do the talking here.

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Opening hours

Wed-Sat: 5.30pm-12am


26 Kingly St, Soho, W1B 5QD

More info

Website | Instagram


November 2018




Elephant & Castle’s neighbourhood wine bar


Curiously named (and inspired) by the infamous Greek philosopher of cynicism, Diogenes arrives in Elephant & Castle from stellar hospitality stock and an inquisitive nature for new vintages. Sunny Hodge (Margot, Fordwich Arms) has turned a former pub into a new-wave wine bar and shop with wine’s counterculture at its forefront. Forty percent of Diogenes’ wine list is imported directly from vineyards, and you can expect regions you’ve (really) never heard from before for wine, including Poland and Texas. Presented in order of tone rather than region or price to throw off any lingering preconceptions of wine, glasses are priced between £5 and £14, so you’ll find something whatever budget you’re on. In the evenings, small boards of Italian cheeses and charcuterie from Cannon & Cannon meats are also available. We love that they’re also open from 8am, so any last minute weekend dashes to stock a wine rack ahead of a party are saved!

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Opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8am-11pm


96 Rodney Road, SE17 1BG

More info

Website | Instagram



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Absolutely superb London-brewed (Fullers! yay!) Imperial Stout (Limited Edition and Seasonal)

Cannot recco this enough, it's pure jummmmmmmmmmi lunatic broth. We are drinking it now:wub:


Brewed in the authentic style of the 18th century classic, Fuller’s limited edition Imperial Stout is a darkly delicious affair – with an infusion of rose buds giving rise to hints of Turkish delight.


Freshly sour, sweet, sweet taste with cloves, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, prunes, licorice and tobacco. Served at 12-14 ° C for chocolate desserts or as a drink.


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