Temple of Seitan


Temple of Seitan review: Vegans can be wickedly unhealthy, too

7 Mar , 2017  

3 out of 5 stars 10 Morning Lane, London E9 6NA. Wednesday to Sunday 12-8pm. Keeping on top of food trends can be tricky if you don’t eat meat. Are gourmet hot dogs any good? Is charcuterie delicious? How do they make pulled pork? Luckily, the rise of wickedly unhealthy vegan cuisine means that those of us […]


BnB Brings Sheep Thrills to Hackney

28 Oct , 2016  

A pop-up ‘Wool BnB’ opened in De Beauvoir last week, as a part of International Wool Week.   As the name might suggest, the first ever Wool BnB – launched by the Campaign For Wool – has everything from furnishings to fashion made entirely out of wool.   After hosting a series of activities and […]


Stoke Newington ready to create a pizz-a-history

28 Oct , 2016  

  The world’s oldest pizzeria is getting ready to launch its first UK spot.   Founded in 1870 in Naples, the L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is now in its fifth generation of family owners. It has featured in the book and film “Eat, Pray, Love,” and has been the Neapolitan restaurant of choice for Bill […]

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Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star

27 Oct , 2016  

Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star. Pidgin restaurant on Wilton Way has been awarded a Michelin Star for its outstanding food. Beginning as a supper club at his flat in Holloway, owner James Ramsden said that he chose Hackney Central to open his first restaurant, as “I liked the idea of being a neighbourhood restaurant with […]

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Welcome to ABQ, the bar bringing Breaking Bad to Shoreditch

17 Mar , 2016  

Everyone remembers the RV. Even if you’ve only watched the first episode with Walter White standing in a pair of unflattering white briefs as he pulls out a gun from his elastic waistband, you’ll remember Breaking Bad’s infamous RV. On walking up to Shoreditch’s answer to a Breaking Bad-style bar, it shouldn’t be surprising that […]

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Come on Barbie let’s work out! We try the new fitness class

16 Mar , 2016  

I’m not sure if it’s meant to be ironic but reading the name of the class for the first time it dawns on me that Barbie can’t actually stretch. A by-product of her being made from several pieces of unmalleable plastic is that she is one of the least flexible toys you can buy. Bend […]

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Could a speed date change my life?

10 Mar , 2016  

In an age of instant, online connections, what’s happened to the classic speed date? We sent Thomas Macaulay to find out Technology has made us more connected than ever, but Britain is said to be in an age of loneliness. Billed as the “go-to date night for creative singles”, Last Night a Speed Date Changed My Life […]

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Model business launches to challenge treatment of women

10 Mar , 2016  

A new modelling agency, launched two days before International Women’s Day, aims to challenge the treatment of women in the industry. With ten years of fashion experience between them, the founders of Linden Staub – Esther Kinnear-Derungs and Tara Davies – were disillusioned with how women were being treated. “We wanted to make a change,” Ms Davies explained. […]

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Pillow Cinema campaign to renovate Hackney theatre hits £10,000

9 Mar , 2016  

The historic Castle Electric Theatre on Chatsworth Road in Clapton could once again become an active cultural hub, thanks to a campaign launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, by the company behind the pop-up Pillow Cinema. The online fundraiser has raised almost £10,000 in its first week, with more than 150 backers supporting the campaign. The theatre opened as a […]

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The 5 best Italian restaurants in Hackney

9 Mar , 2016  

We’ve already listed the best restaurants and best brunches in Hackney, but have you got a hankering for some Italian grub? Here’s our selection focused on the finest the borough can offer. 1) Bella Vita This Italian restaurant opened in 2009 in Broadway Market and offers a mixed menu with classic Italian dishes and contemporary twists. Bella […]

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