1. Pop Brixton celebrates 2nd Birthday with three-day party

    Time flies when you’re having fun… having started life as an unloved and disused car park, Pop Brixton is about to celebrate its second birthday, and what a two years it’s been!

    In traditional Pop Brixton style, the site will be getting into the birthday spirit with a three day party packed full of live music, party games and mouth-watering street food and drink:

    Friday June 2 – No Long Ting vs. Reggae N That : The Birthday Special
    7pm – 12am; Free Entry

    Saturday 3rd June: Still Poppin’ – Day and Night Birthday Party
    12pm – 12am; Free Entry before 5pm. After 5pm, £5 tickets (earlybird £3) guarantee entry

    Sunday 4th June: The Block Party Brunch Bazaar
    12pm-11pm; Free entry

    For more information, please email rachael@toniccomms.co.uk

  2. Bo Drake Introduces New BBQ Sharing Tray

    Modern Asian restaurant Bó Drake is celebrating the arrival of summer with the launch of a brand new BBQ Sharing Tray, a Sunday feast for two piled high with smoked and grilled meats. Priced at £20 per person, it’s the perfect, summery alternative to the Sunday roast, and crucially, it isn’t weather dependent. Designed with group dining in mind, the new tray will contain the following dishes and sides: Miso Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Samjang Smoked Chicken, Smoked Pulled Pork, Chorizo Sausage with Doubanjiang Honey Sauce, Sweet Potato Fries, Bao Buns & Wrapping Lettuce, and Kimchi & Pickles. 

    The tray combines the sweet and pickled influences of East Asia, with the slow-cooked BBQ methods popularized in the Americas and Europe, making for a mouthwatering East meets West experience. Launching on Sunday June 11, the new BBQ Sharing Tray will be available every Sunday at Bó Drake from 12 noon – 8.30pm. For more information, please email george@toniccomms.co.uk

  3. New Southern menu at Rosa’s Thai

    Authentic Thai restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Cafe has launched a brand new menu of Southern Thai dishes at its Soho site, designed to introduce Londoners to a hitherto undiscovered side of the country’s cuisine. Influenced by Indian, Malaysian, Indonesian and Chinese cooking, Southern Thai food is markedly different from the Green and Red curries we traditionally associate with the country, with fish playing a key part in the region’s signature dishes. They’re also famed for packing a fiery punch of chilli heat…

    Sample dishes from the new menu include Smoked Mackerel Curry (a traditional hot and spicy Southern curry made without coconut milk, £20, serves 2), Turmeric Chicken (minced chicken salad with fresh vegetables and herbs, £9.50), Spicy Orange Curry (a spicy and sour orange curry with papaya and prawns, £12) and Seabass with Turmeric (whole seabass marinated in a paste of turmeric and mixed herbs, deep fried and topped with a crunchy garnish, £20, serves 2).

    For more information, please email frances@toniccomms.co.uk

  4. Darbaar launches Lotus Bar

    The team behind Darbaar are bringing a different drinking and dining experience to The City with the launch of their new bar, Lotus. The bar has been given a new identity and an inventive new cocktail menu, featuring spice-infused spirits and unique Indian twists on classics, matched by a fresh menu of Royal-inspired dishes from chef-patron Abdul Yaseen.

    Inspired by the flavours and spices of India and the opulence of its Royal Courts, the Haldi Margherita, a heady mix of tequila and triple sec, shaken with orange, lime and turmeric (haldi), a sacred spice prized in India’s Royal Courts for its potent medicinal qualities. Whether enjoying post-work drinks and nibbles or looking for something more indulgent to start the night, chef Abdul’s Lotus food menu has been created to pair perfectly with the exciting drinks offering. Snacks include punchy Gun Powdered Nuts, Masala Cumin Olives and Tandoori Momos, unique delicacies from the North East of India, similar to dim sum but cooked in Darbaar’s tandoor. 

    For more information, please email rachael@toniccomms.co.uk 

  5. RSVP Launches The World’s Most Effective Ticketing Tool In The UK

    RSVP, a foodie tech start-up, is launching in the UK with the aim of making it even easier for chefs and restaurateurs to plan and communicate their pop-ups to a network of diners. Their mission is to grow the pop-up market 10 times by enabling chefs and organisers everywhere to plan, sell and manage popups with as few administrative burdens as possible.

    Cheaper than other platforms (5% inclusive credit card fees), RSVP was designed and developed in-house in order to support the special requirements that pop-ups have in ways that existing solutions couldn’t.

    It is not a lack of demand on the market for pop-ups that limits restaurateurs from opening, but the slim margins and difficulty promoting a temporary event effectively that is the challenge. That is what RSVP aims to improve.


    For more information please contact andrea@toniccomms.co.uk


  6. The Art Of Dining returns with new pop-up: Operation Red Rocket

    Foodie pop-up specialists The Art of Dining are inviting diners to step back into the past for a glimpse of an imagined tomorrow, with Operation Red Rocket – a retro-futuristic dining experience. Journeying to the “British National Space Laboratory” (handily located in a creative space in Haggerston), guests can look forward to an immersive evening of fun, food and the final frontier…The lab itself has been created by set designer Alice Hodge and draws on the bold and bright designs found in the ‘60s view of “the future”, while ex-Moro chef Ellen Parr has created an international five-course feast, inspired by the five countries racing to be the first to Mars.

    Guests will receive a welcome drink upon arrival, and can also look forward to The Art Of Dining’s usual blend of interactive elements and surprises. Tickets are priced at £55 per person, available from www.theartofdining.co.uk/buy-tickets with the pop-up running from 7.30 – 11pm, April 26 to May 13.

    For more information please contact george@toniccomms.co.uk.

  7. Kanada-Ya Team to launch Machiya Restaurant

    Aaron Burgess-Smith and Tony Lam, the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya are proud to announce the launch of their new restaurant concept, Machiya, named after the eponymous townhouses that once typified the traditional city scape of Kyoto.

    Opening on 18 April 2017 at 5 Panton Street, the all day Japanese restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Set over two floors with the restaurant on the ground floor, The Bar at Machiya will reside downstairs.  The Soft Launch will take place 10-16 April and people will have to sign up to the newsletter at http://machi-ya.co.uk/ to receive more information.

    For more information, please contact andrea@toniccomms.co.uk.

  8. Pop Brixton sheds its winter roof and rings in Spring

    It’s been a long winter! But Pop Brixton is getting ready to welcome in the season of sunshine as it removes its winter roof. The site will be closed from the 10th and 11th April as the roof is packed away and the site is transformed back into the open-air venue we all know and love. It will be reopening on Wednesday 12th April ready for spring and summer, after a special tropical makeover that will expand its green spaces into a new tropical garden – making it the lushest place in London to bask in the sun.

    For more information, please contact george@toniccomms.co.uk.

  9. The Providores’ Wine Dinners

    Peter Gordon’s Marylebone restaurant The Providores has announced a series of wine dinners with leading names in the New Zealand wine industry. On 24th April Cameron Douglas M.S., NZ’s only Master Sommelier, will join Peter Gordon to host a 5-course dinner showcasing his “Wines to Watch’ in 2017. On 16th May, fresh from their involvement with NZ’s official exhibition at the 57th Art Biennale in Venice, Penelope Naish and Nicholas Brown of Waipara’s Black Estate will join The Providores team for the second dinner in the series. Tickets cost £80 per person and can be booked by emailing anyone@theprovidores.co.uk.

    For more information please contact rachael@toniccomms.co.uk.


  10. Kikuchi Launches Omakase Menu

    Kikuchi, the Japanese restaurant on Hanway Street, London, is introducing an Omakase-style menu, embodying the future of dining out in the capital. No Omakase menu is the same; they reflect the skill and artistic craft of the chef. Omakase, or ‘to entrust’ in Japanese is at the heart of Kikuchi, so relax and succumb to the sheer expertise of the chef.

    The restaurant, now in its 19th year, will remove the element of choice, eliminating ‘ordinary’ and ‘predictable’ from your usual dining experience, and instead injecting it with anticipation and mystery. Omakase is a traditional Japanese menu style where the customer’s culinary journey is in the hands of the chef.

    For more information please contact andrea@toniccomms.co.uk.