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Friday, July 12, 2019

Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

A virtual-reality gaming lounge and vegan dessert bar is set to open in Homerton next week. Vivid Reality co-founders Rebekah Douglas-Bagley and Yemi Shodipo explain the concept behind their new three-storey space on the High Street.

Nightjar, the multi award-winning speakeasy on City Road, has introduced an Arts & Crafts cocktail menu for the summer.

To celebrate the 71st birthday of the NHS on July 5, The Pembury Tavern is offering a free drink to any of its employees.

Italian food, cocktails and DJ sets in to the early hours are on the cards at Gigi's: the new Hoxton Square venue from Giovanna Hussain

Lower Clapton restaurant My Neighbours The Dumplings are expanding. The Gazette went for a walk around the park with director Becky Wharton to talk about their second dumpling house: set to open on Victoria Park Road in mid-July.

We're now just one day out from the start of All Points East 2019, so are the event organisers slowing down ahead of the Festival's opening? Absolutely not.

As Shoreditch-based venue The Bike Shed prepare to host their 10th anniversary show at Tobacco Dock, the event's caterers Feast It pick out five great places that will be feeding the motorhead masses.

A cocktail bar promising 'chemistry and theatre' is opening on City Road in time for the weekend.

US craft beer brewer Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with the Mexican chain Tortilla to make a tasty beef sauce.

Mare Street venue The Last Tuesday Society has been crowned the Best Bar in London at the 7th annual Design My Night Awards.

It might not sound appetising, but you're going to want to get your chops around a flam.

A new Chinese restaurant has opened on Mare Street, and the menu is entirely vegan.

Two bank-holidays and a big range of interesting events; there's lots to look forward to in May. Here's a run-down of six of the best things to do in Hackney and Islington.

Yard Sale Pizza has teamed up with a mega-star chef for its latest collaboration - and it's one of their best yet.

It's two weeks until Queen of Hoxton launch their latest rooftop theme - a love note to the vibrant culture, colours and flavours of Mexico.

Albion & East are about to launch their fourth venue: a versatile, all-day hub for work and play beside Old Street roundabout.

Following the success of their shuffleboard bar, London Shuffle have opened a smaller-scale, table version of the game downstairs. The new bar is called Crazy Eight, and it's named after the original, more old-school game.

Chips might seem like an uninspired choice in the foodie heaven that is Shoreditch Boxpark but Poptata more that holds its own.

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

Crate Brewery is about to launch an ambitious crowd-funding campaign as they plan a major refurbishment of their canal-side home in Hackney Wick.

First Look: EartH Kitchen

Monday, February 11, 2019

Take a look inside the new EartH Kitchen, a neighbourhood-style restaurant just opened on Stoke Newington Road.

With an intriguing mix of European and Asian fare, Angelina Restaurant will also feature a secret bar with space for no more than six guests. It's due to open for a soft launch from Thursday, February 14.

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.

A former Time Out editor is about to release the second edition of her popular book - An Opinionated Guide to East London. It details 66 of her favourite spots in the community and will be available to buy from Thursday February 7.

An impressive new neighbourhood-style restaurant will open in Dalston from Thursday, January 31.

A wine specialist has opened a studio in Hackney where she'll host tastings, workshops, dating events and more.

After pop-ups in Covent Garden and Brighton hit a sweet-spot in 2018, the Chocolate Cocktail Club has found a new home in east London. Co-founders Holly Brooks and Rachel Wisson launch their latest venture on Thursday, January 17.

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

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.

The street food specialists bring an expanded menu and cocktails to their slick new digs on the High Street.

Biff's Jack Shack, nestled snuggly among the rest of the newcomers in a fresh round of eateries at Shoreditch's Box Park, offers vegans the perfect comfort junk food.

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.

On Thursday November 15, London Fields Brewery bring together two of our favourite things in glorious harmony: beer and art.

Expect six curling lanes, toasty cocktails, BBQ food and music from a steel-drum band when Sliders opens on November 1

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

Booking a table for Sunday lunch at Blacklock in Soho is about as easy as landing tickets for Glastonbury.

A Poutinerie with a difference is serving up twists on the classic Canadian dish in Old Spitalfields Market.

Head chef Emilia Strazzanti will prepare a five-course feast that pairs Sicilian cooking with east London produce

The Curtain Road venue's rooftop becomes a den of debauchery and excess for the cooler months with the launch of Lady Celeste's

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

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