EMMA BARTHOLOMEW gives the thumbs up to the revamped cocktail list at Tapas Revolution in Shoreditch

A “theatrical” in-house butchery and a Ligurian bakery are the highlights of the third incarnation of Macellaio RC.

The Gazette samples the tapas at Brindisa Shoreditch, where Spain’s artisan producers are celebrated.

The Gazette catches up with Marco Pierre White in his eponymous Islington Steakhouse for the launch of his latest cookbook, Essentially Marco.

The pillion passenger of tragic teen Lewis Johnson, who was killed when his motor scooter crashed during a police chase in February, was today jailed for a spree of phone thefts just minutes before the fatal collision.

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW dines at Sagardi, the first branch of the Basque chain to open in the UK after Spain and Latin America

Emma Bartholomew catches up with football-mad Luke Howard, who has just won an award for his work with people with disabilities

Emma Bartholomew discovers a new passion for turkey at Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch.

Emma Bartholomew tries out 100 Islington, the second venue from the super-talented chaps behind the successful smash-hit 100 Hoxton.

Dating site Once doesn’t just depend on computer algorithms, but has a team of 170 match makers handpicking one potential love partner for each subscriber every single day.

“Modern dining using ancient techniques” is Smoke and Salt’s motto, and it makes for intriguing and immaculately presented food.

A stalwart campaigner for social justice who continued going on protest marches into her 90s has died.

Police in Islington are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing teenage boy who was last seen at his home six weeks ago.

“You’re going to be ok, it’s like eating peanuts,” my friend coaxed me, as I contemplated spooning the grasshoppers past my lips, which were on top of the guacamole sitting in front of me in Santo Remedio.

Emma Bartholomew tries out Eyre Brothers’ lunch en famille, and yearns to return.

Disney’s theme park in Paris is in a league of its own, taking less than three hours to reach from London.

With Faro just over two hours away by plane, the Algarve’s Vila Vita Parc is the perfect ‘heat retreat’ away from London where you can discover contemporary Portuguese hospitality.

If you glanced upwards over Reading on Sunday, you might have spotted brave Whittington worker Tracey Palmer plummeting through the clouds.

Professionally trained ballet dancers Montse and Giuliana have translated the ethos of what’s on offer at their dance and yoga studio into their menu at TripKitchen next door.

The father of Joseph Burke-Monerville – who was shot in the head by a masked and hooded gunman three years ago – has begged for help tracking his killer, as police offered a £30,000 reward for help solving the case.

While many cuisines from far-flung places across the world are becoming staple fodder for the London foodie scene, Nigeria is still one country which is firmly under the radar.

Vaso Kakko’s murderer is facing life in prison after today being convicted of stabbing the Canonbury teen to death in Holloway.

If only the sun would finally emerge and the rain would lay off this summer, Smokey Tails is perfectly placed next to Hoxton Square to grab one of its new takeaway BBQ Picnics and go al fresco.

Maple syrup-soaked waffles served up with chicken and a fried egg might sound like an unlikely sweet and savoury combination, but it’s a delectable part of Dirty Bones’ new brunch menu.

The grieving mother of Canonbury teen Vaso Kakko left the court room sobbing this morning as his killer described the moment he “sliced him”, leaving a wound that severed his jugular and ceratoid veins, as well as his voice box.

Canonbury teen Vaso Kakko had stabbed his killer with a “Rambo-style knife” and pulled a taser on him during an argument about a haircut weeks before his death, jurors have been told.

A friend of 17-year-old Vaso Kakko has described how the boy’s killer launched an attack from behind “suddenly and without warning”, fatally stabbing him in his neck and back.

Brazen criminals who use bikes and mopeds to snatch mobile phones out of their owners’ hands within seconds could be raking in as much as £5,000 a week in Islington alone.

As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.

Fanny Nelsons has been transformed back to its former glory and more, after narrowly escaping being converted into flats when it shut 18 months ago.

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