What happened to Clubhouse?

This month, Clubhouse became available for all. They dropped the ‘invite only’ option, and finally launched an app for Android users. But, the audio-only social media app doesn’t seem to be the centre of attention any more. 

What is Clubhouse?

If you haven’t already heard of it, Clubhouse is a social media app where users can communicate in voice chat rooms that accommodate groups of thousands of people. The audio app hosts live discussions, whether you are hosting, participating or just listening, there is a space for everyone. Find out more here. 

During the pandemic this app took the world by storm, helping people all over the world communicate with each other. Clubhouse was launched in March 2020 and was made to seem private and exclusive, which only boosted people’s urge to want to be a part of it.

Members began posting it on their social media, Instagram etc with an invite code, saying they could have one person join, this helped the app to grow and grow until it was valued at a whopping $4 billion after a few months of being on the market.

Clubhouse app

So, why has Clubhouse gone quiet?

A year on and the clubhouse party might be over….it has shown that numbers are beginning to slow, as well as engagement from people already on the platform. But why?? Many people will argue that the use of the app suited the pandemic but after all rules in the UK were officially dropped on the 19th July (Freedom day), many no longer see the use and are excited to get back to the office. In person meetings and being able to socialise at a  conference is a far more appealing option for most. Since over 137.2 million people have now received their first dose of the vaccine, with all over 18’s having their second by the end of August, no one wants to sit inside on their phones anymore.

The app is also yet to introduce recording of conversations, this could be massively holding them back as other apps that offer similar abilities such as zoom enable you to record the conversation and go back and listen to it later on.

Recent rumours of data breaches are also bad news for the app. A Twitter user recently shared:

“A database of 3.8 billion phone numbers of #Clubhouse users is up for sale on the #Darknet. It also contains Numbers of people in user’s PhoneBooks that were Synced. So Chances are high that you are listed even if you haven’t had a Clubhouse login. #DataPrivacy,” 

Can Clubhouse bounce back?

Is it the end of the app? With the world opening back up and competitors hot on their tails, things don’t look promising for the billion dollar app. Headlines have gone from ‘how to get an invite to the exclusive app: club house’ to ‘is clubhouse already failing’. The future is not looking bright.

Clubhouse paved the way for huge changes within the social media industry. So whilst this audio-only app may have passed its peak, it has certainly cemented itself into the history books for changing how we use technology. 

Dance again neon sign

Covid Passports in September to enter clubs and... Pubs?!

Barely 18 hours after the much anticipated reopening of nightclubs, those dreams of freedom were dampened. The 19th July saw tens of thousands of young Brits forming long queues, eager for their first taste of non-socially distanced dancing since last March. A day after the so-called ‘Freedom Day’, however, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that from this coming September, a previously dismissed domestic COVID certificate, showing proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, will then be required for entry into such premises. The September date is justified due this also being the deadline at which all over 18’s would have been given the opportunity to have received both doses.

In a virtual press conference, PM Johnson, isolating at home due to a recent contact with the COVID positive Health Secretary, defended his decision to lift all restrictions on social contact, arguing that opening the country later would only give the virus more opportunities to spread among the population. 

“There comes a time when restrictions do not prevent the inevitable, but only delay it. We have to ask ourselves: if not now, when?” said PM Johnson, responding to criticism from some within the scientific community for his decision.

Urging all citizens to be “cautious”, he confirmed the news delivered minutes earlier by the Secretary of State for Vaccination, Nadhim Zahawi, that having the two jabs of the vaccine will be an essential condition from the end of September to gain access to nightclubs and “other places where a lot of people gather”. The United Kingdom is following the same strategy as countries such as France, where the introduction of restrictions on unvaccinated individuals is to be introduced also. This news comes as the health department continues the push for vaccination among young people, as the age group has seen numbers of Covid cases skyrocket in recent weeks. 

Yesterday, Oxford, a student hub, was the English city with the highest rate of covid infection.

Although so far the double vaccine requirement has only been announced for clubs, it has been widely rumored that it could also become a requirement for pubs and other smaller venues. Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said that they’re “going to use the coming weeks to look at the evidence, particularly both in the UK and globally before making a specific decision” and furthermore that PM Johnson was “not keen’’ for that to happen in pubs. The spokesperson said the main risk factors were “close proximity, late at night and consumption of alcohol”, which had landed nightclubs first on the list for requiring the COVID passes. 

Conservative MP Charles Walker told Sky’s All Out Politics that vaccine passports for nightclubs are “way over the top” and fears the PM’s announcement is the “thin end of the wedge” when it comes to people having to prove their COVID vaccine status to access venues. “I suspect we will start off with nightclubs and by sometime in the autumn most hospitality venues will require a vaccine passport,” he said.

Downing Street insists it is not ruling out the idea of covid certification if the country faces “a difficult situation in autumn or winter”. With everyone 18+ having been offered two doses of vaccine by September, this would pave the way for vaccine passports to be required in places where social distancing is not possible.

It’s Plastic Free July! What can you do to help?

The proliferation of plastic products in the last several decades has been extraordinary. It seems that we are addicted to this nearly indestructible material. We are producing over 380 million tons of plastic every year, and some reports indicate that up to 50% of that is for single-use purposes – utilized for just a few moments, but on the planet for at least several hundred years.

With the severity of plastic pollution, we want to draw attention and celebrate the great work that Plastic Free July is doing! 

What is Plastic Free July? 

Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages and helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so that we can have cleaner streets, oceans and communities. It has attracted an estimated 326 million participants across 177 counties. The movement encourages people to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond!) through education and the provision of free resources. 

What Posh Cockney are doing to help

Here at Posh Cockney we are joining Plastic Free July and striving to find alternatives to single-use plastics that can become new habits forever. 

And, we are proud to work with a range of clients that also strive to work sustainably and look after our planet. 

Temakinho is paving the way for sustainable business models and restaurants in the hospitality industry, becoming the first restaurant chain to obtain Friend of the Sea certification. 

Linda Maroli, owner of the Japanese and Brazilian culinary fusion, came up with the Temakinho idea while pregnant with her son. Her pregnancy influenced the development of a sustainable and ethical business model to bequeath to future generations an Earth which will not be irreversibly damaged by human activity.                                          

In order to reduce plastic waste, Temakinho replaced plastic straws with PLA alternatives, a biodegradable material derived from corn. In addition, the restaurant offers free filtered water, to avoid plastic bottles waste, as well as sustainable and recyclable take-away packaging.

‘’Sustainability has been part of Temakhino’s philosophy from the very beginning. We made sure that we only sourced sustainable fish and had no plastic in our restaurant. Sustainability is no doubt the key to the future: the only way to ensure a future for us and for the generations to come.’’

By making small and simple changes, as part of a collective group, we can make a big impact. Join in on Plastic Free July, and visit restaurants like Temakinho who create delicious food which tastes even better when you know it is produced ethically and sustainably! 

The Hospitality Staffing Crisis

After months of waiting, the hospitality sector will finally reopen its doors again with apparent normality, and likely with no covid tests or vaccine passports in sight – hooray! British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that the current situation in the United Kingdom “looks good” to be able to irreversibly lift all restrictions on July 19, the so-called “Freedom Day”, after having to delay the date for four weeks.

The partial reopening of hospitality on May 6 has caused an overwhelming wave of bookings in restaurants and pubs across the country. While having the freedom of booking a table has been a huge breath of fresh air for both customers and the hospitality industry, some venues have come under pressure to meet the ‘zero to one hundred’ demand due to staffing shortages. This is why not everyone will be jumping for joy on Freedom Day as some venues do not believe they have enough staff to open their doors.

What are the reasons for the staff shortages?

The reasons for such shortages are varied but there seem to be three main reasons behind the shortfall of around 188,000 workers, with front-of-house staff and chefs being particularly affected: 

  • Brexit: many workers had to return to their home countries due to the difficulty in regulating their employment status after Brexit. In the same way that many potential workers have stopped coming to the country.
  • Pandemic: many foreign workers returned to their home countries at the beginning of the pandemic and have not been able to return due to travel restrictions. 
  • Uncertainty: this sentiment predominates in the sector and pushes many people to seek work in other sectors where the grass may appear greener.

This staff crisis not only affects the owners of pubs or restaurants but also affects the workers themselves. The hospitality workers who are working are having to work longer hours to compensate for the under-staffed industry, under more stressful conditions making them at risk of being subject to burnouts.

Boris Johnson recently said that “the most important thing” for the national economy and to pay for the recovery is to ensure that it continues to “open (society), in a cautious but irreversible way, and make the economy move again”. “That is the government’s priority, and we are working hard on it,” said the conservative leader.


What happens next?

The hospitality sector is seeking solutions asking the government to renew its list of shortage occupations and to consider a visa scheme for workers who would not qualify under the points-based system in a bid to ease staffing pressures. Government sources assure that they are working to “understand the impact of Brexit and the pandemic in this sector” and that they are “doing everything [they] can to support hospitality to recover”. They add that their “dedicated work coaches are supporting people into work, including into hospitality, and through the Kickstart Scheme [they are] offering generous incentives to employers to recruit, with hundreds of young people starting work every day”.

Latest statistics from the job site Indeed show that the number of London vacancies posted in hospitality categories – listings for pub, restaurant and bar staff – have increased by almost 600 per cent from February 22nd, the day Boris Johnson revealed his roadmap out of lockdown. This could mean that for job searchers, the hospitality sector could offer an easy and quick solution for employment. The lack of both experienced and inexperienced staff that could fill endless positions in the industry means that now, more than ever, jobseekers stand a higher chance of landing a well-paying role, say experts.

At Posh Cockney, also experts in recruitment in hospitality, we encourage people to pursue a career in the exciting world of hospitality as opportunities may never be as fruitful as of now, in a world where people seeking hospitality jobs have the upper hand. 

Looking for the perfect candidate for your job vacancy? Or are you a skilled hospitality worker seeking your next dream job? Get in touch with us today. 


A Picture Says A Thousand Words, But What Can Video Do?

The effect of visual imagery on the human brain is frequently under research and rigorous testing, with one test conducted by Peter Winkielman of the University of California concluding that emotionally charged images carry more power than words (Bennett, 2018).

Despite not currently having a concrete explanation for why this is, Winkielman hypothesises that humans engage with pictures differently than with words, due to ‘ambiguity and need for greater analysis’ (Bennett).




So, with this in mind, what does this mean for human engagement with videos?

Tyler Lessard, the VP of Marketing at Vidyard summarises the 4 Es of Great Video Content (Simon, 2021), beginning with Engaging:

    • Lessard said our brains are programmed to naturally engage in storytelling, with humans logically drawn to a good story. So, if a visual story is strong, its reception will be just as strong, or stronger.
    • Emotional: The emotional consequences which can be triggered from video are stimulated through a visual technique which can’t be stimulated from words. With a more personal impact caused by watching a video, there’s greater opportunity to connect with the audience on a greater emotional level.
  • Educational: With the human brain being able to process visual information quicker than written text – releasing information through visual means it’s easier to remember. According to Forrester Research, employees are 75% more likely to watch a video instead of reading emails, documents or articles. Therefore, the ultimate way to dodge delays and maximise communication is through video.
  • Empathetic: The authenticity which can be achieved by using a human face/real people talking about relevant information and problems can be substantial. Therefore, by creating empathy with who’s watching, it can be a key tool in building trust.

When it comes to realising the utility of video for business and marketing, it’s clear that it’s the frontrunner of techniques in increasing brand growth, reach and recognition. Walker-Ford reveals that video contributes to an increase in brand awareness by 70%, whilst 85% of consumers say videos help them connect with brands more effectively (Walker-Ford, 2020).

Social Media

What about Socal Media?

Not only is it important to realise the significance of video in assisting in marketing and business outcomes, but also the platforms and touchpoints where these videos can be posted, accessed and viewed. Studies show 71% of businesses post videos on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), 63% post via YouTube, 50% on their websites and 11% on Vimeo (Walker-Ford). Therefore, when brands and businesses go about creating their own visual video content, the location of where these videos will be openly released is dominated by social media platforms – with 81% of people preferring to view videos via social media over (decreasing in popularity) images, text posts, stories, quizzes and lives.

Using video can be one of the greatest and most useful tools in your business and marketing strategies if done cleverly, tactically and professionally. By creating visual content which can draw the viewer into the story, triggering the correct emotions quickly, and tapping into the shared needs and ideals of your brand with your consumers, a bridge of trust can be formed between the two.

Having a piece of video content is only half the battle though, as you need to be able to feed this visual content to the consumers via the most necessary and popular channels at hand. If all this is done right, the brand will achieve the highly sought-after consequences of growth, awareness and success.

If you want to know more about how Posh Cockney Productions can help you create bespoke, eye-catching content that will wow your consumers, get in contact with us today.

PR in Hospitality

The Importance of PR in Hospitality

PR in the hospitality industry is often dismissed as an expense that does not really need the investment. Brands are often more eager to place their investment in printed advertisements and traditional marketing strategies. 

But in this digital age, the communications and media industry has increased in complexity and diversity and as a result, has complicated and altered the marketing and promotional techniques required to thrive in the hospitality industry. 

Gone are the days when venues could sweep a poor episode of service under the carpet and keep it on the down low. Now, with the rise of social media and the visibility of brands across social platforms and digital media, hospitality venues are faced with the threat of every customer becoming a keyboard warrior and tainting the image of their brand by posting online. 

It is now more than ever, critical to have a Public Relations team to monitor, respond and react to mentions of your brand anywhere in the digital landscape. 

It is this unique service provided by a PR team that enables a brand within hospitality to maintain one’s image and reputation as well as implement a strategy to sway customers and other brands to understand, support and visit you. 

In other words, PR makes you look good. And looking good in the hospitality industry is critical to attracting new customers, beating competitors, and nurturing consumer relationships. 




So let’s break it down to the top 5 advantages of implementing successful PR in the hospitality industry: 

1. Increase in brand visibility 

In today’s COVID climate, it is rare for customers to waltz down the street and simply walk into a restaurant for a meal. People have to plan, and this planning is driven by scouring the web for reviews, promotions and enticing restaurant aesthetics. PR ensures that your brand is visible in the digital landscape and therefore likely to attract bookings. And, PR teams have clever tricks up their sleeves to target customers without them even knowing they are about to become one. Techniques such as newsjacking and multi-media campaign strategies, can enable a brand to become visible across platforms simultaneously, and attract bookings from spontaneous consumerism. 


2.  Building and cementing relationships

 The hospitality industry is all about building good relationships, and good relationships can’t be built without good PR. I mean, it’s literally in the name. A PR team can use publications to engage and attract customers. However, with the channels provided by social media, they can also create solid and personalised relationships with customers; responding to enquiries, bookings and offering personalised service. 


3. Crisis Management 

If the past 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that a crisis can strike at any moment. PR teams are ready to act fast whenever a crisis hits. Whether that’s dealing with bad press, having to announce negative company news or guidance through a global pandemic, a PR team will be there to help. 

We understand the media and we understand the people reading it, allow us to strategically manage the situation.

4. Innovation & Reactivity

Employing PR within the hospitality industry does not only equip you with the capacity to respond to crises. It also enables your brand to be responsive to trending topics by connecting your venue to the cultural moment through clever campaigns. Ever wonder why so many brands create content and campaigns connected to Love Island phrases and trends? By inserting your brand into a trending topic, you are getting your brand name involved in the conversation and constantly increasing the visibility of it in the media. 

5. Improve your SEO

Ever wondered how to get to the first page of Google? Whilst there are many tactics to assist in this, one way to boost your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is by earning strong backlinks.

A PR team will create campaigns that will land your business links in respected online publications and websites. Not only will this drive traffic to your site through people clicking on the link, it will also allow Google’s bots to find your website.

The more relevant links from high DA websites, the higher Google feels your page deserves to be ranked.


The hospitality industry is dependent on building good relationships. Having a PR team on hand is a fantastic way to understand who your customers are, reach them, and maintain that relationship.

Want to know more about how Posh Cockney can help your business through PR? Find out more here!

The History of Brunching

One of life’s pleasures that the pandemic took away from us was brunching. Who didn’t miss gathering with friends, sipping Mimosas and enjoying a wide range of delicious dishes?

Thankfully, we are now able to spend our weekends brunching with friends, instead of laying down on the couch for the whole day, gazing longly out of the window.

We all love a good brunch, but not many people know the history behind this original meal. For this, we should all thank Guy Beringer who coined the term in Britain in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers”. 

The author was inspired by his own hangover to write the essay “Brunch: a Plea!”. The term was a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch, which was described very similarly to the concept of brunch we are familiar with: rising late, gathering your mates and chatting the afternoon away. 

Brunch in 2021

We all know that Londoners love brunch. From bottomless prosecco to beach brunch and karaoke, brunch themes are ever-growing.

Temakinho London is no different. With the help of the Posh Cockney team, Temakinho will kick off its brunch offering on Old Compton Street on the 26th of June, before taking the party to Tower Bridge the following week.

Temakinho gives a new meaning to the concept of traditional brunching by adding a touch of Japanese and Brasilian culture. Forget the traditional eggs benedict and be ready to immerse yourself into a vibrant atmosphere. 

“Brunch … is cheerful, sociable, and inciting. It is talk-compelling,” Beringer claimed in his essay. The Posh Cockney team definitely agrees with him, therefore, we made sure to build a dynamic and entertaining space where to spend your Saturday with family and friends. 

Live music to keep the spirit high, original nipo-brasilian dishes and plenty of tropical cocktails. What’s not to love? 

If you are interested in joining our party, don’t forget to pre-book a ticket as we will only accept reservations on that day.

Posh Cockney is always in search of exciting and original ways to market their clients. The Temakinho brunch is only one of the many initiatives we have developed this year. If you are interested in finding out more about the campaigns Posh Cockney could develop for your business, get in touch today.

Taste of London

Food Festivals to look forward to this summer

Summer 2021 is fast approaching and we want to share with you some of the most exciting and highly anticipated food festivals that are coming our way. We no longer have to witness those empty streets, closed businesses or cancelled events- it’s time to fill those calendars. You don’t want to miss out on these perfect foodie days out!

London Festivals

London Craft Beer Festival

When: 13th, 14th and 15th August 2021

Where: Tobacco Dock, London


London Craft Beer Festival


Picture being sat in the sizzling heat, surrounded by friends, funk soul disco beats and a cold glass of world-class beer. London Craft Beer Festival is the capital’s favourite celebration of craft beer with over 100 world-class breweries expected to pour 100s of heavenly beers. Beer is not the only thing to be excited about at this event, with many pop-up kitchens full of delicious food and headliner music acts including Hip Hop Karaoke. 

For more info: londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk

Taste of London

When: 7th-11th July and 14th-18th July 2021

Where: Regent’s Park, London

Taste of London

It really is all in the name with this magnificent food festival as it sets out to provide a next level food-fuelled garden party, welcoming the biggest of foodies and London businesses to indulge in 10 days of feasting. The festival is renowned for a huge mix of the most popular London restaurants, future food heroes and an overall vibrant atmosphere. This festival brings the best of food, tantalizing your tastebuds and so much more.

For more info: Home – Taste of London: The World’s Greatest Food Festival in London (tastefestivals.com)


National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

When: 17th-18th July 2021

Where: Business Design Centre, Islington, London

National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

This prestigious festival is making an unmissable comeback, offering foodies an action-packed two-day event from a celebrated publication that promises an unforgettable culinary experience. Where else will you be given the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary and immersive occasion that welcomes you to taste food and drink from across the globe. You are invited to hear from experts in the field including your favourite chefs and cookbook authors as well as, join masterclasses to take home with you food inspiration and top tips.

For more info: Home – Food Festival 2021 | National Geographic Traveller (UK) (natgeotraveller.co.uk)


If you’re wanting to venture a bit further outside of the streets of London, there are also some impressive food festivals across the UK that you will most certainly want to get your teeth stuck into. 


Festivals in the UK

Bigfoot Festival

When: 18th-20th June 2021

Where: Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire

Bigfoot Festival

The Bigfoot Festival is making its debut this year and we can’t wait to welcome it with open arms! It sets out to take place in a picturesque destination, by a beautiful lake and the grounds of Ragley Hall. It is the world’s first craft beer music festival that is open to all, equipped with a diverse programme that offers bundles of family-friendly fun from day to night. The ethos stating indy, artisan, small food and drink business are all at the heart of the Bigfoot festival.

For more info: Bigfoot Festival — 18-20.06.21


Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast

When: 6th-20th August

Where: Cornwall (from Boconnoc to Padstow)

Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast

Paul Ainsworth, the Cornwall-based celebrity chef, has created a new and exciting roadshow that has been described as the ultimate staycation and festival this summer! The festival will be setting up shop across idyllic views across the Cornish coastline, accompanied by award-winning chefs, mouth-watering grub and intimate gigs. The perfect opportunity to be a part of an impressive food journey where you are able to pick as many routes as you please. Camping has never sounded so good!

For more info: Travelling Feast

And of course, it is important to mention that the festival’s above are following Government guidelines to ensure that everyone attending is safe and secure. Oh and make sure you arrive hungry!

A Bright Future for Hospitality in London

London and its vibrant hospitality sector are finally reopening their doors thanks to the final stages of lockdown being lifted. A new opportunity for development, rebuilding, and memories to be made with the endless list of pending brunch dates logged into our calendars.

Working within Hospitality hasn’t been easy in the last year or so, but the future looks bright, especially with us and our partners here at Posh Cockney. Just this weekend, Temakinho Soho opened up to the public for the first time and brought a slice of South American sunshine to the rainy weather of London. Not that the weather can stop anyone from enjoying themselves when a Caipirinha is involved! 

Temakinho Tower Bridge will soon follow in the Soho site’s footsteps, and we can’t wait to watch this incredible Japanese-Brazilian fusion make their mark on the food industry, becoming the next amazing hotspot for sushi and cocktails in the city. 


Another client, Ritu London, will be opening this summer, bringing delicious authentic Indian dishes to St. John’s Wood. Inspired by each distinctive season of India, Ritu is the perfect location to encounter local seasonal produce and a unique culinary experience.

Happy London will be open to welcome the public on the 19th of May, a bar and grill particularly catered towards families with a fantastic kids menu, brand new sushi menu, and their signature Broken Burger. With a 25 year reputation in the hospitality sector around the world, Happy London are a welcome addition to the family.



The positivity continued with Posh Cockney’s Founder and CEO Liam Norval confirming the first ever live event for our latest venture, Hospitality Titans, where a number of specialists in the industry will come together to provide inspiring support and motivation via the Titan Talks. This groundbreaking event will be held at 12 Hay Hill on the 29th of June, and we hope to see you all there for the first of many events made specifically for nurturing the future of Hospitality. Tickets can be booked via the Hospitality Titans website.


EGGOLAND, a brand new egg based restaurant led by our client Sohail Ahmad, boasts a menu with options for everyone, with a variety of vegan and vegetarian meals, all 100% halal. Opening soon in Fitzrova, Sohail has a phenomenal story – a refugee who came to the UK at just 12 years old, he has built himself from the ground up. A success story in his own right, Sohail became a professional boxer and is now setting his sights on a career in the hospitality sector. We’re sure it will be an egg-celent decision!

With so many exciting new projects launching, we wish our clients the best of luck in their endeavours and will be by their side every step of the way. Hospitality is a difficult industry, but it is incredibly rewarding and builds thriving partnerships and long lasting success. With the events of the last year now firmly in the past, we can set our sights on the future, and guide the hospitality industry into bigger, better days.

Top 5 London Hotspots

Brighter days are ahead as we not only begin to approach summer but have been given the all-clear by Boris Johnson, who has confirmed that indoor hospitality settings will be able to reopen Monday 17th May. England is finally moving into the third phase of the roadmap out of lockdown and with that, we can finally let out a sigh of relief- although hopefully not too soon.

From Monday, pubs and restaurants can begin to welcome groups of up to six people or two households, indoors for the very first time since around December last year. Now is the time to scramble to your nearest phone or laptop and get those dates booked in for some overdue good food with your friends and family. Unsure of where to start and in need of some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with some wonderful venues and delicious food options to choose from.

Temakinho London

Brazilian-Japanese restaurant group Temakinho is set to make an exciting comeback with its relaunch of both its Tower Bridge & Old Compton Street venues this month. Temakinho can offer you a stimulating and combined experience of flavours, taken from the Japanese culinary tradition and paired with the vibrant tastes and colours of Brazil that will be sure to dance across your palate.

The menu is bursting with an array of delicious options including Petiscos (Brazilian appetizers), Tartaras, Ceviche, Sushi Rolls and Temakis. It is also one for veggie lovers with many vegetarian-friendly options for you to enjoy. Now we’ve discussed the food, let’s move onto the all-important cocktails options. Temakinho offers a delicious range of incredible cocktails, perfect to accompany your meal or enjoy on its own. You will not want to miss the relaunch!


Happy London

It’s all in the name with this inviting restaurant; Happy will leave you beaming from the great atmosphere to the delicious menu of flavoursome food and appetizing cocktails that is served with a smile. Happy is located in the heart of London, in Piccadilly Circus, a fantastic location that you will find takes the buzz from the bustling streets and bright lights outside directly into this entirely family-run restaurant. 

Happy is a place you should most definitely consider visiting this summer with its authentic and real food, vibrant atmosphere and delightful decor. Not to mention, its low prices that make Happy a top choice for Lunch or Dinner in London and a great alternative to fast-food restaurants. Happy has plenty of new and exciting dishes to offer you including mac and cheese bun burgers, Catalan style prawns and a brand new sushi menu. Tables will undoubtedly be filling up fast, so make sure you don’t miss out!



Mike’s is the brand new pizzeria joint in Peckham’s Copeland Park and has been praised for its delicious, authentic slices topped with fancy ingredients. They pride themselves on having created a space for their own style of pizza, bringing London-style pizzas straight to Peckham. How does radicchio, gorgonzola dolce, sage and walnuts served on slow-fermented, bouncy, twice-baked dough sound? Here you will try pizza like no other.


The restaurant has a promising selection of small plates along with an exciting weekend brunch menu and even a range of seasonal wines and locally brewed beers to accompany the slices packed full of flavour. The single sheet menu provides a fuss-free evening of lip-smacking goodness, that will leave you wanting more.



Kiln is an open fire restaurant that serves traditional Thai Grill dishes that are cooked on a wood burning kiln oven and grills. Kiln has received some truly outstanding reviews- and for good reason! You can expect some seriously enticing and spicy plates from their Jungle Curry of Wood Pigeon to their Half Lobster with Curried Head Meat, providing delicious and explosive flavours that you will be sure to tell your friends about.

The restaurant provides locally sourced and high quality produce with its seasonal menu. It’s both affordable and fun! If placed at a counter, you will be invited to gain a slice of the action and watch the chefs create the meals you will be feasting upon- you won’t be disappointed.



Hide is a modern, five-star British restaurant on London’s Piccadilly, that offers a multi-floor dining spectacular experience whilst also enjoying the views across Green Park. Hide has trailblazed its way through the top end of London’s restaurant scene, making a name for itself as an outlet for sublime food morning to night.

It is focused mainly on tasting menus with some exquisite choices including Herdwick lamb smoked over eucalyptus to a Brixham crab tartlet, that are paired with a variety of rich, top-quality wines. You will also find an a la carte menu of dishes that has been created to perfectly suit you and your guests. You can even enjoy a Michelin-starred picnic in Green Park in their appetising and delicate gourmet boxes. It really is a multi-trick pony that your tastebuds will thank you for.