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Small Change, Big Difference are offering a free meal at Vinyl Café; whipped up from ingredients that would otherwise be chucked away.

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – we’re mad for it. Let’s get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women’s Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend – here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

From International Women’s Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there’s loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

The brothers behind Dalston cocktail bar Three Sheets are part of the team which has just launched Top Cuvée; a wine bar and bistro on Highbury’s Blackstock Road.

The Catalan winter calçotada festival is being marked at Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch with a special weekend menu throughout February and March.

Valentine’s Day is on the approach – do you have plans locked in? It’s no problem if not, because we’ve rounded up a bunch of romantic things to do across Hackney and Islington.

“Our mission is to completely re-invent the perception of the sausage,” says Mariam French, managing director of X-Upper, a new restaurant launching in Islington on Friday March 1.

Wild Food Café in Covent Garden has been a staple of London’s vegan food scene for several years now. It’s been serving up plant-based and raw-food dishes – as well as championing foraged ingredients – since well before the explosion in vegan-dining that’s taken hold in the capital lately.

Now open: Moio, Stoke Newington

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A new restaurant has opened in Stokey, bringing a European menu with Mediterranean influences to the High Street.

Stem + Glory will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the elegant new Bart’s Square development from Monday, January 14.

Our top picks for places to party once the bubbly starts flowing and Auld Lang Syne rings out…

Slay the pins at this cool Shoreditch bar which is steeped in the history of East London’s felons

The folks at Brewhouse & Kitchen have every reason to raise a beer in celebration after the company achieved two high-profile successes in the same week.

Now open: Homeboy, Essex Road

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A new cocktail bar offering great drinks alongside modern Irish hospitality opened last week on the site of the former London Cocktail Club.

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Two years after Thai Square in Islington was forced to close due to severe flooding, the restaurant has once again established itself as an elegant, comfortable spot for dinner and drinks on Upper Street.

A new vegan restaurant is to open on Islington’s Upper Street from Friday December 14.

As Americans everywhere prepare for a turkey feast with extra helpings of pumpkin pie, we’ve been out finding five of the best places for Thanksgiving this side of the Atlantic.

A popular fixture of Holloway Road for almost ten years, Lamezia’s authentic Italian food and easy atmosphere make this a lovely spot to dine.

Some of the ingredients on Yard Sale’s new collaborative effort Thai Society are unusual for most dishes - let alone a pizza.

Middle-eastern vegan pop-up What the Fattoush? is at Kingsland Road’s Pamela bar until the new year.

Following the success of their Haggerston and Seven Dials venues, Chick ‘n’ Sours bring a fresh new menu to their latest restaurant in Islington.

Some of Hackney and Islington’s most popular eateries have joined forces with DesignMyNight.com – a nightlife discovery website – to stage a weekender dedicated to brunch in all its glory.

Casa Campo Viejo serves up a five-course feast with matching wine influenced by the Rioja region of Spain.

You won’t be leaving your pizza crusts behind when it comes to Yard Sale’s latest guest chef collaboration.

Beautiful Allotment bring sustainable cocktails and BBQ food to a leafy new open-air hangout

Rum lovers – you may want to head down to your nearest Patty and Bun before the end of the month.

A meal out is never simply about food these days, with the trend for all things immersive spreading to the humble three course meal.

Anyone missing out on Yard Sale’s World Cup special is scoring an own goal.

The World Cup kicks off tonight. That means two things: a month of seriously dull football matches which remind you why international football isn’t very good, and restaurateurs flogging World Cup-themed burgers.

Farang has put Thai food on the map in Highbury Park in a former Italian trattoria. Emma Bartholomew visits with her family

Les Nenettes really comes into its own on a bright sunny day.

Hoxton Square pizzeria Radio Alice is showcasing five special pizzas created by guest chefs - with each running on the menu for just one week.

The Star is hosting a bank holiday street party to celebrate a decade since its launch in Bethnal Green Road.

Enjoy the first glimmer of sun and try a Nevada Colada at the Shoreditch fun-house’s futuristic Vegas-themed rooftop

Emma Bartholomew and her family visit Hot Stone in Chapel Market where you cook your main course on sizzling slabs of volcanic magma

Emma Bartholomew and her family try the “bottomless roast” at the revamped, and renamed, Elephant’s Head

United Chip is the trendiest - and tastiest - fish and chip shop I’ve ever been to.

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