IDRIS ELBA’S AND DAVID FARBER’S PORTE NOIRE BAR AND SHOP IN KING’S CROSS IS NOW OPEN

Porte Noire is home to around 800 wine bins, and one of the largest fine wine rooms in London

World renowned actor, producer and DJ, Idris Elba, and founder of Connaught Wine Cellars, David Farber, are delighted to announce the official opening of their first bar and shop from the wine and Champagne brand Porte Noire. Located at the foot of the stunning Gasholders London building, opposite Regent’s Canal Towpath at Coal Drops Yard, the vibrant shopping and restaurant district in London’s King’s Cross, the new bar and shop is a celebration of the brand itself as well as an extensive selection of exceptional international wines, accompanied by artisanal cheese and charcuterie, and a succinct small sharing plates menu.

LOLLY DOES IT AGAIN WITH THE LOLLYENCORE

  • New all-in-one PoS and payments unit
  • Centralised, simplified and accessible system for businesses of all sizes

FRANKIE & BENNY’S CHALLENGES NATION TO ‘GO MEAT FREE & PLANT A TREE’ THIS WORLD VEGAN DAY

GUESTS CAN SWAP CHICKEN WINGS FOR VEGAN WINGZ FOR £1 ON MONDAYS IN NOVEMBER BETWEEN 1ST – 22ND & HELP SAVE 2KGS OF Co2E

  • Guests challenged to lower carbon footprint and switch chicken wings for Biff’s vegan wingz on Mondays in World Vegan Month
  • A tree planted with every wingz challenge accepted
  • ‘Meat Free Monday’, launched in 2009 by Paul, Mary & Stella McCartney, encourages people to help slow climate change and improve their health

Delphina hotels & resorts crowned “Italy’s Leading Hotel Group” at the World Travel Awards 2021.

Valle dell’Erica Resort, reconfirmed as “Europe’s Leading Green Resort” and “Italy’s Leading Green Resort”. Resort & SPA Le Dune in Badesi has also been awarded as “Italy’s Leading Beach Resort”.

The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Beers Around the World

A new study carried out by Electrix International Germany has revealed the most Instagrammable beers in the world, ranking famous brewer brands based on their popularity on the social media platform, Instagram.

Britain’s best, unusual off-grid Airbnbs

The UK is awash with stunning destinations. However, finding equally stunning accommodation can be difficult. Alongside the 4,000 something strong army of Olympians which descended upon London in 2012, another big arrival was occurring. Airbnb, owned by American billionaire Brian Chesky, has enabled so many people to veer away from the standard hotel room, choosing instead an individual experience in a unique destination. Here, with Flogas, who sell bottled gas, we take a look at some of the UK’s quirkiest, off-grid Airbnb destinations.

Families urged to get creative in the kitchen this Halloween to tackle food waste

Every Halloween in the UK, we throw away more than 12 million perfectly edible pumpkins. Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, explains why we need to think twice this October – and what we can do differently – to prevent food waste from being left to rot in landfill.

Bidfresh launches A Fresh Approach for Chefs 

Hospitality fresh food specialist Bidfresh is launching a high-profile support programme for chefs, designed to encourage businesses to use the very best fresh, seasonal and responsibly sourced produce on post-lockdown menus.

RICHARD THOMAS RETURNS TO SHELLEY SANDZER AS DIRECTOR OF AGENCY

Leading specialist UK leisure and property agency, Shelley Sandzer, has announced the return of Richard Thomas to the team as Director of Agency.  Working with co-managing director, Nick Weir, he will lead the agency team in providing leading operators with strategic advice on site acquisitions and disposals.

‘SLEAZY PIZZA’ LAUNCH ITS FIRST SITE WITH A STREET PARTY

Anything but ordinary, the new pizza joint will bring some (x-rated) fun to the 12 incher

Celebrate the opening of Sleazy Pizza with the sleazy street party, taking place just off Brick Lane on Dray Walk, next to Cafe 1001. The sleazy street party will be a quirky opening party hosting free pizza for all, DJ’s, drag performers, live saxophonists, outdoor bar, giveaways and some sleazy (temporary) tattoos in the courtyard outside the restaurant. You’ll also have the chance to be featured on the money shot wall! The party kicks off on Friday, November 12th from 6pm and run until late, with free ‘Friends With Benefits’ Membership cards given away throughout. All of the above is to honour the launch of Sleazy Pizza, a back to basics yet fun pizza restaurant that takes the snobbiness out of pizza but still retains the high-quality ingredients. The restaurant isn’t afraid of a pun or two, with some pizzas named after famous adult films from the past (Debbie Does Diavola is the sequel we never thought we needed). The walls will be plastered with custom movie posters with some other surprises to keep the fun in the building whilst waiting in the 40 capacity seating space. The launch party is free to attend, with free pizza whilst pumping some fun back to Brick Lane. Further information HERE

If you are interested in coming to launch party or would like to come and check out the pizza another time, fill in details HERE.

The pizzas will be lovingly crafted in the authentic wood-fired method, think thin crust with superb mouth-watering ingredients.

With their tongue pressed firmly in their cheek, the team behind Sleazy have gone in with a fully themed menu, where you can warm up with a fluffer before devouring a 12” dream. There’s something for all pizza persuasions, whether you fancy a slice of ‘Morning Glory’ (how do you like your eggs in the morning? Perfectly cooked on a white base with pine nuts, mozzarella and spinach? You’re in luck) a nibble on a ‘Naughty Napoletana’ or go ‘X-Rated’ with an nduja sausage, black olives and red onion combo. They’ll also be offering vegetarian options and vegan cheese will be available on all pizzas.

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Luca, Founder of Sleazy Pizza says “During the last lockdown an opportunity arose to open a pizza shop at Truman Brewery and given my Italian heritage I couldn’t say no. My father Piero ran an Italian restaurant as I was growing up so I’ve grown up in Sicilian kitchens with fresh ingredients I understood the importance of quality food but we didn’t just want a traditional pizzeria like most others. After looking around for what else is on offer we found a lot of brands lack any identity and we wanted an exciting and memorable pizza place that can have a bit fun with itself so our dirty-minded eatery Sleazy Pizza was born. Luckily we were also able to hire an amazing chef Danilo whose hometown is just outside Napoli (the home of pizza) and he’ll be tossing out “12inch dreams” for free on our launch event!”

During the street party, free pizza will be flying out from the oven. People are recommended to come with an open mind to find their new favourite flavours! DJ’s will be playing some dirty disco beats and sultry slow jams with drag performers causing a ruckus throughout until late. The evening will be injected with some seedy brass from a live saxophonist and an outside bar keeping everyone stocked up. The ‘Money Shot Wall’ is on hand for those who want to immortalise themselves with a sleazy selfie, and temporary tattoos will give people a chance to bring something back with them other than a hangover.

Sleazy Pizza is not the average pizza restaurant, filled to the brim with naughty puns, tasty wood-fired pizza and enough adult laughs to keep people coming back for more. Opening from November 12th, this cheeky pizza play space may just have a few surprises left in store.

LGH Hotels Management Wins Gold at the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards 2021

The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for the meetings and events industry.  Hotel Groups and Venues have experienced something we could never have imagined and responded with tremendous amounts of resilience and generosity,” said Karen Small of BVA BDRC, on the occasion of the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards.

THE GORE IN KENSINGTON RELAUNCHES ITS HISTORIC BAR 190

London’s Rock & Roll Bar is Reborn

LONDON (21 October 2021) – A quintessentially British establishment since 1892, The Gore London is a luxury boutique hotel where history still happens. Relaunched this month is Bar 190, an original Victorian wood-panelled room where the bar takes centre stage and the new cocktail list is a contemporary take on The Gore’s past and present.

Reservations rocket for Christmas parties – as top festive tune is revealed

THE desire to go ‘out out’ for Christmas is driving an unprecedented surge in demand for festive parties, a leading hotel chain has revealed.

One of World’s Best Bars to Launch RTDs in UK

Heads + Tails, the London bar recognised in both the ‘UK’s Top 50 Cocktail Bars’ and ‘The World’s Top 500 Bars’, will launch a collection of nine premium small batch cocktails later on 20th October across three categories; ‘Fun & Fruity’, ‘Contemporary Classics’ and ‘Serious & Stirred’.

CAMDEN TOWN BREWERY’S NEW CAMDEN MARMITE ALE SPARKS CREATION OF LATEST TV AD

London, 19th October, 2021: After the successful launch of its latest collaboration beer, Camden Town Brewery has once again joined forces with Marmite to launch a brand new TV ad. In celebration of the new limited-edition beer, Camden Love Hate Marmite Ale, Camden is relaunching the iconic ‘Marmite Kiss’ TV advert from 2001, with a fresh new look.

We are excited to introduce to you the latest innovative men’s skincare product launch from UK’s fastest growing men’s beauty brand – Shakeup Cosmetics.

PERFECTING SKIN IN SECONDS: SHAKEUP FOR MEN RELEASE TWO NEW TWIST UP SKIN SAVIOURS

The biggest priority for men when they choose skincare and cosmetics is ease of use, followed by efficacy.

Reducing plastic waste in the food sector

Laura Taylor from  allmanhall, the independently owned food procurement expert, examines how the industry is reducing plastic waste, whilst ensuring that food packaging still meets the standards required

Award-winning and celebrity endorsed plant – based group Neat Burger set its sights on global domination following  staggering  growth valuation  

Neat Burger – the UK’s fastest growing plant-based chain - confirm the launch of 30 new sites across the capital, following the completion of a funding round valuing the company at $70m, an increase from a $27m valuation last year. The expansion follows thriving demand for their pioneering approach to consciously delicious fast food. With high-profile backers including Lewis Hamilton, Neat Burger has amassed a loyal following of plant-based and meat eaters alike due to their fresh approach to meat-free dining since their conception in 2019. And with national and international domination in their sights, Neat Burger is proof plant-based living is here to stay.  

Megaro launches brand-new bar: Hokus Pokus Alchemy Lab in Kings Cross

Opening its doors on 21st October, Megaro Hotel is launching its brand-new, late-night apothecary style bar, Hokus Pokus Alchemy Lab, offering creative cocktails in the heart of Kings Cross.

PUNCH ROOM RE-LAUNCHES AT THE BARCELONA EDITION

THE AWARD-WINNING BAR CONCEPT WILL, ONCE AGAIN, REINVIGORATE BARCELONA’S NIGHTLIFE WITH ITS INNOVATIVE MENUS AND SPEAKEASY-STYLE ATMOSPHERE

Licensing SAVI launches to 300 pubs, bars and clubs across West Yorkshire to improve safety for staff and customers

West Yorkshire’s high profile Violence Reduction Unit, which is part of the Mayoral Combined Authority and leads a number of partner organisations across the county to tackle violent crime, today announces the launch of a pioneering licensing initiative to improve the safety and security of bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels.

SOFITEL ST JAMES BAR LAUNCHES A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HOUSE OF CREED

Award winning St James Bar at Sofitel London is delighted to announce an exciting new collaboration with The House of Creed launching Friday 5th November 2021.

CORAVIN TO OPEN DEBUT WINE BAR IN MAYFAIR – CORAVIN WINE & BUBBLES BAR

Coravin – the world’s leading wine preservation system – to open pop-up wine bar & retail outlet bringing to London a choice of the world’s best Champagne & wine, by the glass.