Sated Christmas Gift Guide 2017

It’s nearly Christmas! When the f**k did that happen?! You’ve still got to buy presents for the family, the colleagues you actually like and those friends who keep getting you heartfelt gifts so that you are now forced to reciprocate. Don’t panic – we’ve got your back with a selection of unique gifts that the…

Win a Three-Month Subscription to The Courtyard Dairy Cheese Club!

The multi-award-winning champions of farmhouse cheese, The Courtyard Dairy, are offering Sated’s readers the chance to Win a Three-Month Subscription to their Cheese Club! Their cheeses make up the cheese courses of Michelin and AA Rosette restaurants across the UK and have been lauded as some of the best in the country. All you need to…

The Courtyard Dairy Interview

The Festive Season is upon us, and for us at Sated, that means our diets will consist of little other than cheese and wine for the next quarter (granted, not a far departure from our usual regimes throughout the rest of the year, but there is a certain special relationship between the Winter months and…

“Into the Wild” with The Botanist Gin and Sager + Wilde

As whisky “peat-freaks”, Islay holds a special place in our hearts. However, the single malt Mecca is also home to one of our favoured gins – The Botanist. This London Cocktail Week saw The Botanist gin pair up with Sager + Wild for a series of “Into the Wild” dinners inspired by the Hebridean Island’s…

The Trading House’s Christmas Menu Review

Christmas is round the corner and it’s time to start eating like it. In a truly daring escapade, Sated battles the mania of Bank at rush hour to preview The Trading House’s Christmas Menu. Contained in a Grade-II-listed building, The Trading House is a restaurant-bar exhibiting all sorts of knick-knacks and peculiarities, from taxidermy and…

The London Cheese Project Returns this November

There are few things in life greater than a cheeseboard. That – unless you are lactose intolerant, vegan, or wrong – is just a fact of life. Cheese choice is abundance is what the people have called for and this is exactly what they will receive next weekend. On 4th and 5th November, the grounds…

MasterChef duo, Billy & Jack, team up with Christopher’s

Timeless martini bar and restaurant, Christopher’s, are joining forces with MasterChef alumni Billy and Jack for a stateside-inspired three date supper club this October. In a five-course feast from 18th – 20th October, Billy and Jack team their passion for wholesome American dining with Christopher’s Francis Agyepong’s 20-year experience to take guests on a gastronomical journey…

Cub Restaurant Review

Those of you who read Sated on a regular basis know that we are not exactly coy about our gastronomic crush on the Mr Lyan brand and all that comes about under it. Whenever we hear of something new from the team – whether it be the crowning of Dandelyan as World’s Best Cocktail Bar;…

Arthur Hooper’s Review

We first came across home product design company, Buster + Punch, a number of years ago when they had just moved into their “long-term pop-up” (as it was then described) showrooms in The Hop Exchange in London Bridge. We’re not usually the types to get overly excited about light switches and bulbs, but these guys…

Jay Rayner and Ravinder Bhogal team up for charity

On 8th October, Chef Patron, Ravinder Bhogal (previously of Michelin-starred Trishna, Le Café Anglais and Mark Hix), and renowned food critic Jay Rayner will join forces to create a feast in aid of Action Against Hunger’s Love Food Give Food campaign. ‘The Cook & The Critic’ event will take place at Ravinder’s restaurant, Jikoni, in…

Sophie’s Steakhouse to open new venue in Soho

Sophie’s Steakhouse has been bringing a taste of New York’s famed meat cuts to Londoners for over a decade, and now it is expanding with an impressive new Soho location. After fifteen years running a hugely successful Chelsea location serving up some of the finest steaks in London, Sophie’s Steakhouse owners, Sophie Bathgate and Rupert…

Inigo to open in Soho

Inigo – a grab n’ go sushi kiosk with a difference – will open in Soho on 11th October. Created by Australian entrepreneurs Jeremy Bliss and Charlie Hall, of CODE Hospitality, Inigo will bring the Japanese-inspired sushi hand roll to Great Windmill Street. Inigo hand rolls combine what you would expect from a standard futomaki roll with the…

Villa Mama’s to open in Chelsea

With its first restaurant making a name for itself in Bahrain, the second site of Villa Mama’s will open in Chelsea this September. Bahrain’s Villa Mama’s was founded in 2011 by chef and restaurateur, Roaya Sahel. Driven by a passion instilled in her from a childhood spent cooking at home with her mother and grandmother,…

Paxton Chocolate’s Marbled Chocolate Thins Review

Stylish, chic and multi-sensory – Paxton Chocolate’s Marbled Chocolate Thins are so much more than mere sweets. Sated samples the new Summer flavours and delivers its verdict. Paxton Chocolate was founded in December 2012 by Caitlin Paxton, who with a background in fashion design and architecture, decided to instead follow in the footsteps of her…

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen Review

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen is a well-known and much-loved, canal-side venue in Hackney Wick, offering fantastic food made from locally sourced produce; an expansive drink menu – including an array of exciting cocktails and, as you might expect, a strong range of craft beers; art and music events; and phenomenal service. Aware that it…

Fudge Kitchen’s Mixology Confection Review

Fudge isn’t product we would usually consider gourmet, refined or adult. Saccharine by nature and often presented in huge blocks at County Fairs and Village Market Stalls, it’s not a confectionary that we thought we would ever have cause to promote on Sated. However, Fudge Kitchen’s Mixology Confection has given us something to shout about….

La Fromagerie’s third site to open in Bloomsbury

Cheese lovers rejoice! La Fromagerie’s third site is slated to open in Bloomsbury on Wednesday 27th September 2017. Established in 1991, La Fromagerie is now well known for its shops and cafes in Marylebone and Highbury, a thriving online retail shop, as well as supplying cheese to some of the best chefs and restaurants in…

MasterChef duo bring Billy and Jack’s Supper Club to Southbank Centre

MasterChef duo Billy & Jack, finalists who met on the 2016 BBC cooking show, bring their sell-out Billy and Jack’s Supper Club to the top floor of Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for Summertime 30th July – 28th August 2017. This will be the first supper club to take up residence in Southbank Centre’s stunning St Paul’s Pavilion…

Boisdale Jamaica Garden Terrace

Until the end of August, Boisdale restaurant, an iconic Scottish institution in the heart of London, will play host to a “Little Jamaica”, bringing vitality and good vibes to Canary Wharf. Sated popped on down to the launch on a beautiful Summer’s eve to see what was what. Reminiscent of the palm fringed beaches of…

Hoppers is launching its second site

Following on from the phenomenal success of the first Soho venue, Hoppers is launching its second site in St Christopher’s Place this Autumn. The concept of hoppers was unfamiliar to most Londoners prior to October 2015. Those with familial ties to Sri Lanka or Tamil Nadu may have had fond memories of aunties swirling the pale…

Disappearing Dining Club: Tasting Menu with Côtes du Rhône Wines

Earlier this week, Côtes du Rhône teamed up with Disappearing Dining Club to host a delectable six-course tasting menu with Rhône Valley wine pairings at DDC’s newest brick and mortar premises, Studio DDC in Hoxton. Never the types to pass up the opportunity to learn more about wine, we slogged through the rain to get…

Mr Lyan and Silo chef to launch new London restaurant, Cub

World-renowned mixologist, Ryan Chetiyawardana (a.k.a. Mr Lyan) has teamed up with chef Doug McMaster to open a new restaurant, Cub, on the former site of his pioneering cocktail bar, White Lyan. The venue is set to blur the boundaries between food and drink by approaching them as a united entity and presenting guests with the…

Ketel One Brunch at Paradise Garage

Day-drinking has become not only acceptable but celebrated with Boozy Brunches popping up left, right and centre all over London. Whilst most offer the expected and easily top-up-able Prosecco or Bloody Mary’s, Paradise Garage – in collaboration with Ketel One Vodka and London Food Month – has gone a different route with a carefully crafted…

Marcello Tully at Kinloch Lodge

Nestled at the foot of a mountain and facing an expansive loch on the exquisite Isle of Skye sits Kinloch Lodge. Once the hunting lodge for nearby Armadale Castle, the 17th century building remains in the possession of Lord and Lady Macdonald, who have seen fit to convert it into a cosy 14-guestroom boutique hotel….

London Food Month

This June, London Evening Standard and Diageo World Class Drinks have paired up to deliver London Food Month – a celebration of gastronomy in Kensington Gardens, featuring pop-up food stands and bars, as well as over 400 events across the capital. Sated meandered on down to the opening of the Night Market to see what…

Nobu Shoreditch to open in July

This July, Nobu Shoreditch, the latest addition to the world-renowned Japanese restaurant empire and hotel group will open within the new Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, located just off of Great Eastern Street. The 240-seat restaurant will lie at the heart of the building, span almost the entire footprint of the hotel and provide an exciting new…

Café des Abattoirs, Paris

With food trends going the way of vegetarianism, veganism and [insert protein or sugar group]-free inconvenience, it is a refreshing change of pace to come across a venue that unabashedly describes itself as a “meat restaurant”. Fittingly named after a slaughterhouse, Café des Abattoirs, Paris, is a nostalgic godsend to the carnivores amongst our number….

Interview: Pritesh Mody, World of Zing

World of Zing is the UK’s first ‘Contemporary Food & Drink Emporium’, trading in spices, sauces, ready-made cocktails and much more. Their team ranges from chefs to street foodies and mixologists, all set on creating inspiring ranges of produce and ingredients that add a touch of ‘Zing’ to their customers’ culinary lives.  Sated sits down…

Best New Bars and Restaurants in Bethnal Green

A few years ago, Bethnal Green was a little-known stop on the Central line, beyond the lights and sounds of bustling Liverpool but not quite in that “not really London” zone which starts around Stratford. The inimitable E. Pellicci and White Horse Kebab House (boasting its ranking as one of the ‘Top 5 Kebabs in…