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Sticks’n’Sushi Launches British-Brewed Sustainable Sake

To celebrate the opening of the new Beak Street, Soho restaurant on October 9th, Sticks’n’Sushi is releasing a sustainable and British-brewed sake, made from surplus rice, by Kanpai, a micro sake brewery based in London run by Lucy and Tom Wilson.

The release is hot on the heels of World Sake Day, October 1st, which marks the traditional start of the brewing season in Japan following the rice harvest.

The new sake is called ‘Rice Revived’. It is a bright and fruity craft sake created with sustainability in mind. Born from a shared passion to reduce food waste, Kanpai (which is Japanese for cheers!) crafted this sake from Sticks’n’Sushi’s unused rice and it has been bottled and labelled using recycled materials.

“Sake is best fresh – so the closer to home it’s made, the better it is,” says Tom and Lucy.  Kanpai was the UK’s first sake brewery when it opened in 2017, and the Peckham-based company makes a range of sakes, traditional and experimental.

Rice Revived has been created to perfectly complement the sushi and yakitori on the Sticks’n’Sushi menu and is exclusively available in their restaurants.

Rice Revived will be launched first in Beak Street and will then be rolled out to Sticks’n’Sushi’s other restaurants in Central London, Cambridge and Oxford.

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Quirky Cards that Are Perfect for Quirky Celebrations

Cristina Diaconu By Posted on 4 m read

Whether it being for Christmas, a birthday or pancake day we all love an excuse to celebrate and spoil our loved ones. We celebrate new homes, new arrivals to the family, anniversaries and those BIG birthdays choosing to ignore the number! So why stop there? From your pet’s milestone achievements, to your friend’s end-of-boxset triumphs, we think that there should be a card for every occasion, no matter how unusual. 

Throw a party for your pet 

Believe it or not it’s now considered socially acceptable, if not admired, to have a party for your pet! Many still roll their eyes at the thought of a poodle in a party hat, but we want to see more of our pet’s getting the celebration they deserve! These are our furry friends after all, who are ecstatic to greet us at the door after a long day at work, they bring us comfort in times of stress, and they always appreciate the food we put in front of them at mealtimes. Our pets see us through thick and thin, so we think it’s only right to celebrate them once in a while! Pet’s aren’t just our furry companions and friends; they are a huge part of the family!

By wrapping up a chew and creating your pet a card using greeting card manufacturer, you can throw a mini celebration for your pets birthday and make their day a one to remember. Or perhaps you could throw your cat a birthday paw-ty? Too much? There’s no such thing

It’s quite possible to accidentally forget your pet’s birthday, but instead of feeling bad why not celebrate their adoptaversary instead? An entire day revolved around celebrating being brought together. And if you’re still looking for inspiration, take it one step further with ‘Happy Meow Year for Cats’ day, ‘officially’ celebrated on the second of January (we promise we won’t judge)

Take a look at some pet birthday cards for inspiration:

A cinematic Achievement 

Running an actual marathon and completing a Netflix one are both achievements worth celebrating. We love a good film or T.V. show and they often bring us all together. Lots of people have recently got into the habit of throwing parties to celebrate season finales or new releases — featuring themed outfits, food, and decorations. 

Send a card to your friends inviting them to a blockbuster new release party, or why not throw a season finale party for your favorite TV series? The good thing is these types of celebrations are not restricted to a yearly date. 

Choose a cinematic themed birthday card for those movie obsessed family members and friends.  It adds something special if a greeting card reflects someone’s specific interests. They will know you’ve really thought about what they love before selecting the card.  

Here are a few examples below: 

Festive cards for food fans 

For all you foodies out there wondering, yes there are cards available to help show your gratitude for a favorite meal or to say a big thank you to a loved one for a food related achievement. You might know someone who has reached a goal in their diet for example, or perhaps they’ve completed Lent or Stoptober. It might just be the 11th May, the very enticing ‘National Eat What You Want’ day. Or maybe you and a friend have a particular type of food that you bond over and want to find a way to celebrate your traditional pizza night or chocolate splurge.  See one of our favourite foodie cards below for some inspiration that will get your mouth watering: 

Hurray for ‘Fri-yay’!

Instead of only celebrating annually, why not purchase a weekly ‘Fri-yay’ card to celebrate the weekend that’s about to roll in? After all, everyone else is probably as excited as you are, and a card will only add to the jubilation. We don’t believe in the idea of limiting celebrations, so if there is reason to celebrate each and every week — why not?

Take a look at these ‘Fri-yay’ feeling cards…

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Well… why not?

Why not send a completely random and unexpected quirky card or banner out of the blue, just simply because you can! A card sent to a friend for no reason other than them being generally fantastic, will always make them smile. There doesn’t have to be a specific date to celebrate your friends and loved ones. Afterall, they brighten up your life each and every day! Sending a card ‘just because’ will give both the sender and the receiver a positive boost — a random act of kindness like this is the perfect way to let someone know how much they’re appreciated. 

 Take a look at this small selection of ‘just because’ cards, because… well you can:

 So, no matter how mad and quirky the concept is, celebrate with joy and let everyone know what you’re thinking about! Whether you want to use the day to celebrate your dog, your favourite meal, a major T.V moment, a Friday, or your best friend, there is a perfect card out there for you!

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ONS Reveals Hotel & Restaurant Decline Vs 2018

The Office of National Statistics has released its Consumer Trends report for Q2 2019 report, revealing that consumer spending on restaurants and hotels is down vs Q2 2018, and is once again the biggest negative contributor to economic growth in the UK (as it was in Q1 2019).

In Q1 & Q2 combined, consumer spending on hotels and restaurants has gone down 0.29% vs the previous year, despite continued economic growth in spending elsewhere (spending on clothing and footwear grew 0.17% during the same period). Patrick Clover, CEO of Edinburgh marketing analytics start-up, BLACKBX, worries that this decline is now becoming a trend and provides comments below in response, framing the challenges facing hospitality, the impact of high business rates and why fewer people may be willing to try new food & drink venues.

“This is the second quarter in a row in which consumer spending on hotels and restaurants has been the biggest negative contributor to economic growth in the UK. What was a blip last quarter is turning into a trend, and something has to be done to arrest this slide. 

“In many respects, this data tells us something we already know, that parts of the hospitality sector are struggling badly. Jamie’s Italian is the biggest casualty of 2019 so far, but it is not alone in feeling the pinch. I hope the Government sees these numbers and recognises its responsibility to support two industries that form a vital part of the backbone of the British economy and represent a huge source of employment. The Government cannot change the fact that people are going out less, nor fix the uncertainty of Brexit overnight, but we all know that business rates are too high and too complicated. They’re hamstringing our hospitality sector, which is experiencing a challenging enough time already. 

“In the meantime, there are a few things that hotels and restaurants can do in these uncertain times to get more people in the door. We recently conducted research into consumer trends and found that people are rarely as brave or adventurous as they’d like to think. They are creatures of habit and only try new food & drink venues once a year or less on average That’s great if you’re already a go-to venue in the community, but it’s much harder for businesses trying to find their way into people’s day-to-day lives. 

“Half of our respondents said that they only try new venues when given a prompt, be it a promotional deal or recommendation. However, 78% of people said that their favourite venue puts little or no effort into marketing new deals and events. There’s an imbalance here and clearly a lot of venues need to be doing more to entice new customers and generally be a bit more creative when it comes to these promotions. We certainly believe that all it takes is the right promotion, a good review or a suggestion from a friend and even the most unadventurous people will brave new experiences.  

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A Guide to Help Set up a Small Business

Cristina Diaconu By Posted on 5 m read

A recent survey has highlighted that the idea of setting up and running your own business appeals to many individuals in the UK. It’s revealed that 70% of people have debated the idea, with four out of five 16-21-year olds striving to achieve this one day.  In 2017, there were 5.7 million private sector businesses, which represented a representing a four per cent rise from the year before. However, it’s perhaps surprising to find that 80 per cent of new businesses fold within their first 18 months.

There are numerous businesses starting up, whether that is as a side hustle or full-time job. But as a huge number are ultimately failing, we’re here to look at the laws you must follow and how to give your business the best chance of success through advertising. 

How to correctly register your business 

It’s likely most owners will register as a limited company, Sole trader or partnership. Regardless of preference, it’s crucial you register it at the beginning of your business’s life. While it may be easier to set up as a sole trader, this deems you responsible for any debt the company may build up and leaves you in charge of certain accounting issues. 

With being a limited company, it allows you the flexibility to keep your personal finances separate from your business ones. This too is easy to set up yourself, but many prefer to seek the assistance of a professional figure such as an accountant as there are a lot more reporting and management responsibilities involved. 

If you’re going into business with someone else, it’s advised to go down the partnership route. This is the simplest way to set up your new business if there are two a more people involved. 

The need to knows about licensing 

This section is sometimes overlooked when setting up a small business since it may not be required for certain ones, but you should always check at the earliest opportunity to avoid fines or being shut down before you’ve really began. 

Use the tool to find out which licence type your business may require. Any business that is associated with selling food, music or trading in the street requires a license. 

Don’t forget about insurance  

To ensure your company is protected against any unexpected losses, it’s essential you have business insurance. It doesn’t matter if you run a large multinational company, a small business, or are self-employed, it’s important to find the right insurance for you. For example, dog grooming business insurance will greatly differ from catering insurance or retail insurance, so be sure to properly research your options. 

To protect against any mistakes, legal costs and damage, it is important liability insurance is purchased. Certain insurances are required by law, such as employers’ liability insurance. This will cover the cost of any injuries or illnesses any employees may suffer due to work. Elsewhere, if your company will be using vehicles, you must have commercial motor insurance, while some professions must also have professional indemnity insurance that has been provided by their professional bodies or regulators.

Despite the likes of commercial property and cyber insurance being non-compulsory, it may be worth taking out depending on the nature of your business. If you are going to be working from home, while it’s not a requirement to have business insurance, you should consider updating your home insurance as you’ll need to have the appropriate commercial property insurance. 

The need to knows about becoming an employer 

There are several elements that must be taken in under consideration when hiring staff – one being the amount you plan on paying them. Remember, it has to be at least the National Minimum wage and you must set up their National Insurance payments. It is worth noting here that you’ll be able to claim an allowance to reduce your bill. You must also make sure that they are actually legally entitled to work in the UK, so don’t just presume — be sure to do thorough checks, including a possible DBS check if needed. 

For anyone employed longer than a month, you’ll need to present a legally binding statement of employment. As previously mentioned, there’s also employment insurance. HM Revenue and Customs must also be informed via registering as an employer. 

Ways in which to advertise 

If you want your business to succeed, its extremely important you advertise and promote it once all the legalities have been dealt with. A solid marketing plan is crucial in order to outline where you want your business to go and how you can progress. It will look at how much advertising will cost. A great cost-effective way for any local start-up to take advantage of is door to door leaflet distribution

Research reveals that 9 in 10 people can recall receiving a door-drop mail. Of this group,  almost half confirmed that they keep ahold of these leaflets, making it an effective method of advertising if you utilise it correctly. It’s recommended that you keep your content simple, include your business name and logo, telephone number, email address and the service(s) you are offering.

After ensuring they have been properly written, newspaper advertisements are one cost effective method of promotion. Make sure you don’t neglect your online presence, either. This is a significant area in advertising at present, and social accounts are a great way to promote your business to your intended audience. 

Outdoor banners are an effective way to attract public attention if you plan on opening a new office space. These relatively cheap and durable displays can be used outside your workspace and research has found that the majority of a local business’s regular customers live within a five-mile radius of where you are based. This means that each potential customer could see your banner up to 60 times each week. 

If you want your brand to be remembered for all the right reasons as oppose to the wrong, creating a thorough business plan is crucial to its success from the get-go. By fully researching the above points, you will stand yourself in good stead from the offset.

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Dalloway Terrace Transforms for Autumn 2019 with Æcorn Aperitifs

Autumn has arrived and Dalloway Terrace has been transformed once again. This new incarnation embraces the gilded hues of the season with a new shining floral installation to celebrate the golden hour with Æcorn – the world’s first range of non-alcoholic aperitifs.

Now adorned with an abundance of gold-coated leaves and festooned with shimmering brushed gold butterflies, the stunning terrace – described by Vogue as “one of the world’s most Instagrammable restaurants” – has been transformed by London florists Wild at Heart. Evoking an enchanting autumnal afternoon spent beneath a glorious oak tree; Dalloway Terrace is a gleaming oasis resting under a canopy of preserved autumnal Oak and Beech leaves, natural cork bark and golden silk leaves, in which to enjoy golden hour with Æcorn.

Whetting the appetite with a pre-dinner drink has long been understood to prepare the palate and stomach for a meal, improving our enjoyment of food. Informed by 17th century English herbal remedies and inspired by the European aperitif tradition, the Æcorn collection is made from 100% English grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier grapes. These grapes are pressed early and blended with appetite stimulating herbs, roots and bitter botanicals to create a range of complex and bold non-alcoholic aperitifs.

This season Dalloway Terrace has worked with Æcorn Aperitifs to create a menu of aperitifs and present perfect pairings to awaken the appetite. New tipples to be enjoyed on the golden terrace this autumn include Æcorn Elderflower Spritz (floral & crisp, made with Æcorn Dry, Elderflower Cordial & English Sparkling Wine and perfect with Superfood Salad or Burrata with Seasonal Tomatoes, £12)Sweet But Sassy (fresh and citrusy, made with Strawberry-infused Æcorn Dry, Three Citrus Shrub, Non-Alcoholic Violet Bitters, SASSY Le Cidre Rosé and perfect with Grilled Organic Salmon or Chicken Broth, £12). Non-alcoholic options on the aperitivo menu are Nogroni® (complex & intense, made with Seedlip Spice

94, Æcorn Bitter & Æcorn Aromatic and perfect with Steak Tartare or Wild Mushroom Risotto, £10) and Golden Hour (bitter & refreshing, made with Æcorn Bitter, Clementine Juice, LE Soda and perfect with Paillard of Chicken, £10).

Dalloway Terrace’s Head Pastry Chef, and Afternoon Tea of the Year 2018 finalist, Chris Dodd, has devised a menu of autumnal creations inspired by Æcorn’s three distinct aperitifs. The new Afternoon Tea menu at Dalloway Terrace reflects the best that autumn has to offer. Delights to be enjoyed on the new menu include ‘Conkers on a String’ (Chestnut and Milk Chocolate Cream, laced with Æcorn Aromatic) and a Sage & Lemon Tartlette (with  Æcorn’s ‘Dry’ Liqueur). Guests are also invited to indulge in a Bay & Orange ‘Nogroni’ Trifle, and share a ‘Pine Cone’ (made from both Cru Udzungwa 70% Dark Chocolate and Pine Mousse with a Liquid Chocolate Centre).

New additions to the savoury menu include an array of autumnal treats, including Smoked Trout Rillettes on Guinness BreadSage Chicken Mayonnaise on Pumpernickel Bread and Cucumber Ribbons marinated in Aecon Dry Liqueur. The Afternoon Tea is available daily between 12pm and 4pm and is priced from £40pp.

Alongside Dalloway Terrace’s autumnal Afternoon Tea, Executive Head Chef Byron Moussouris has also made some seasonal changes to the restaurant’s menu. Additions such as Black Fig Salad with San Daniele Ham, Gorgonzola, Piccante, Walnuts & Carta di Musica (£12.50)Rack of Lamb with Charred Squash, Peas & Salsa Verde (23.50) and Hot Smoked Trout Salad with Horseradish & Soft Egg (£14) allow guests to enjoy a true flavour of autumn.

Also new on the menu at Dalloway Terrace are a selection of comforting and indulgent autumnal desserts, complete with a suggested wine pairing. New options for this season include Vanilla & Hazlenut Cheesecake with Ruby Plums (£8) perfectly paired with Muscat de Beaumes de Venise (£5), Apple Crumble Pie with Clotted Cream (£8) which can be beautifully complimented with Tokaji (£9) and Black Forest Sundae served with Hot Chocolate Sauce (£6). Finally, guests at Dalloway Terrace are able to fully embrace the changing weather by snuggling into wollen blankets.

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Giving Back to Local Business — Why Is It Beneficial?

Cristina Diaconu By Posted on 3 m read

Occasionally it’s hard to avoid spending money with corporate companies, as they often offer attractive deals and then there’s the fact that many big chains are conveniently on your doorstep. But, when you’re presented with the choice, why should you choose to shop locally? The Kingslodge Inn, a hotel near Durham train station tell us why giving your cash to smaller businesses is the way forward. 

It benefits the local economy 

You might not think that your personal spending can benefit the wider community, but this is where you’re wrong. In fact, research has shown that spending just £10 with a local independent shop can equate to an additional £50 into the economy. This is because local business owners put the money back into the community through spending themselves at local services. 

It’s essential to support small businesses in your area, as they can bring many jobs to your city or town. The more that they can grow, the more jobs that they can offer too. Statistics showed that if 50% of the small businesses that are currently trading were able to take on one more person in the next 12 months, there would be more than two million new jobs created! As you will know, the more people that are employed in your area results in more money being pushed into the local economy and then invested in you!

Local businesses are more intimate 

If you care about getting tailored customer service, you might find that shopping locally is finest.

It’s true that for many corporate chains, they’re all decorated the same and advertise with the same promotional materials. Compare this with a local business and you’ll probably discover that the décor fits with the local aesthetic of the area and any marketing materials are tailored to the custom that they get in their own branch. 

When it comes to pubs, it’s fair to say that often, the pub owners are local people themselves. This means that they can often bring a more personalised touch to the customer service they offer and connect more with their visitors.

These localised touches help better meet the needs of customers too. If there is an event being held in the area, for example, it’s likely that the business will become part of it — perhaps by offering complementary products or creating an offer that fits in with the occasion. 

It’s better for the natural environment 

When you shop at a local pub, bakers, market or farm shop, it’s more than likely that the produce you’re consuming is locally sourced. Corporate companies often own a few farms or production plants around the country. As all products must be transported from here, this journey can cause a loss in nutrients too. They’re then also heavily packaged in plastics to ensure a safe transportation — different to locally sourced goods.

You can get superior deals 

Local and smaller businesses have the authority to negotiate prices with you. You might find that your grocer gives you a few extra garden plants here and there and your local farm shop could give you an exclusive deal just for being a loyal customer. 

By building up a relationship with your local shop owners, they can let you know of any upcoming offers or recommend products and services for you based on what you usually buy. It’s unlikely that you’d get this sort of repertoire with a national chain company. 

From aiding to invest in your local economy to securing yourself the best deals, there are many benefits to shopping local. Take the leap and spend your cash in a smaller business from now on and reap the benefits! 


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Self-Serve Beer, Stadium Seating and Live Sport Coming Soon to Trinity Kitchen

Pour yourself a beer and take a seat in ‘the Dugout’ – Trinity Kitchen will soon be your new favourite place to watch incredible live sport.

Later this month, the popular street food spot will officially unveil its new live sport venue, with the introduction of eight screens showing the latest sporting action from across the globe, and Leeds’ first self-serve beer wall.

Located in the heart of Trinity Kitchen, Beer Hawk will be providing craft beers for thirsty sports fans, who will be able to test out their bartending skills by pouring their own pint – the first of its kind in the city.

Drinks in hand, customers will then be able to enjoy the match, a big fight, sporting tournaments and other live entertainment from the Dugout – an area of brand new stadium seating installed to create the perfect sporting atmosphere.

Dan Wharton, Marketing Manager at Trinity Leeds, said: “Whether it’s the latest Premier League fixture, big boxing bout or even the live final of a popular TV show, we can’t wait to launch Trinity Kitchen as the newest venue for enjoying live action.

“Alongside our eight brand new screens, the introduction of Leeds’ first self-serve beer wall is a dining experience unlike any other, and is sure to be a fan-favourite on match days.”

The Beer Hawk self-serve beer wall and Dugout opens on Friday 27th September, with more special announcements coming soon.

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Best Bars in the World Descend on The Bloomsbury for One Night of Double Takeovers

The Bloomsbury hotel is delighted to announce that it will be hosting two of the most renowned cocktail bars from around the globe, in collaboration with Mancino Vermouth for The World’s 50 Best Bars. On Friday 4th October 2019, join some of the world’s best, hailing from Hong Kong and Barcelona, as they descend on Bloomsbury for one night only in an unprecedented evening of double takeovers. The Bloomsbury’s award-winning The Coral Room and The Bloomsbury Club – long-standing supporter of the World’s Best Bars thanks to their hugely successful Club Residencies Project – will be opening their doors to the teams behind Paradiso, Barcelona and The Old Man, Hong Kong; two of the best bars in the world. 

The Coral Room, London x Paradiso Bar, Barcelona Barcelona’s best kept secret – Paradiso – will be leaving its charming hideaway and heading to the vibrancy of Bloomsbury’s The Coral Room. The speakeasy, which currently sits at #37 amongst the bars listed in The World’s 50 Best, will be treating Londoners to a selection of its innovative cocktails for the evening of 4th October. 

Back in Barcelona, the 97-seat Paradiso, hides behind a refrigerator door; a surprising home for one of the best bars in the world. The bar is headed up by Giacomo Giannotti a true master of his trade. Paradiso’s cocktails are the exquisite concoctions of the master mixologist, who won the 2014 World Class Best Bartender in Spain with his masterpiece cocktail “Mediterranean Treasure” and came in 8th in the global final in London. Giacomo and his team will be bringing a list of four of their award- winning cocktails to The Coral Room

The Bloomsbury Club, London x The Old Man, Hong Kong From Hong Kong to London, intimate 25-seater speakeasy The Old Man will be bringing its Hemingway-inspired cocktails to The Bloomsbury Club for one night only. It’s no secret that booze was Hemingway’s life-blood; he was a sophisticated drinker, a lover of fine spirits, and a true connoisseur who sought out the best bars from Paris to Pamplona. Led by three of Hong Kong’s cocktail and bar forerunners, “old men” Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale, The Old Man has taken the cocktail scene by storm with innovative drinks and a unique approach to mixology. 

After opening its doors in August 2017, The Old Man made waves by debuting at #5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 as the Highest New Entry, ultimately placing #1 in 2019, as well as being crowned the winner of T.Dining Awards’ Best Cocktails category in 2018. With a name, drinks menu and overall concept paying tribute to Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning fictional work, The Old Man and the Sea, Agung Prabowo and his team have concocted some truly inventive cocktails with an Asian touch. London’s The Bloomsbury Club Bar is delighted to be playing host to Asia’s current Best Bar and The World’s 50 Best Bar’s #11 allowing guests to experience a night even Hemmingway himself would have been delighted to attend. 

Giovanni Spezziga, General Manager of The Coral Room says, “I am delighted to be welcoming both of these amazing bars to The Bloomsbury. Both are so well-renowned and it will be an absolute pleasure to play them at The Coral Room and The Bloomsbury Club. This is set to be an amazing night and I can’t want to spend an evening behind the bar with the teams from Paradiso and The Old Man.” During the evening, guests can begin in the beautiful The Coral Room to experience Barcelona’s best cocktails complete with live music from 6pm-9pm, while the action at The Bloomsbury Club, will be in full swing from 9pm until late. Throughout the night guests will be able to move between both The Coral Room and The Bloomsbury Club making use of the unique opportunity to experience two of the World’s Best Bars under one roof.

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New Menu Revealed for Matt Healy x The Foundry

Award-winning chef Matt Healy has revealed a new menu at his top city centre restaurant – just days after it scooped a prestigious accolade.

The Leeds-born chef has updated the menu at Matt Healy x The Foundry with a selection of stunning new dishes, including butter poached lobster with sauce Bisque, salt-aged duck breast with confit leg roll and plum sauce, and beef fillet with glazed short rib and cauliflower cheese.

The news comes after the restaurant was included in the Good Food Guide 2020, which handpicks the best venues from across the UK.

Other new dishes at The Foundry include hake with grilled shellfish, samphire and caviar, grilled sardines on toasted sourdough, dressed crab with sangria watermelon, and slow-cooked duck egg with grilled corn and sweetcorn butter.

Vegetarian options include whole barbecued cauliflower with malted puree, raisins and pine nuts, and braised leeks with Parmesan and truffle.

Matt Healy x The Foundry has won several top awards since launching last year, including Best City Centre Restaurant at the Oliver Awards, and Newcomer of the Year at the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards.

Owner and head chef Matt and the Seventh Course Ltd team are also behind Grön Kafe in Roundhay and The Beehive in Thorner.

Matt said: “Since we’ve taken over the reins at The Foundry, we’ve managed to earn a great reputation and achieved a lot in a short space of time.

“We aren’t taking it for granted, and will continue to push ourselves to deliver the best dishes we possibly can for our diners.

“We wouldn’t be here if people didn’t keep coming through the doors and supporting us, and we hope they enjoy our new menu as much as the last one.”

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Dating in 2019 – The Best Ways to Find a Mate

We all know about the saying ‘No man is an island.’ Since ancient history and first humans appeared, finding a perfect match was written in our genes. Looking for a suitable partner to spend a life with, has become something we are making our best efforts to achieve. 

Read about the ‘evolution’ of love in people on this link:

Today, with our fast-paced lives and everyday struggle, having time to devote to our sexual and emotional life is considered a luxury. The situation doesn’t differ much in the transgender population. They also work, have many obligations, and lack of free time. 

Meeting Face to Face Is Still the Best Way, but…

Just a few years ago, specialized clubs for finding transgender people were places to go, if they wanted to meet someone. These places tend to bring transgender people closer together. They organize parties, parades, cultural events, and all kind of gatherings for transgender people. 

Finding a hookup or a partner this way is a good method to meet new people and a potential partner. Meeting new people in person is always the best, the quickest, and most appropriate way of seeing if someone is a ‘good relationship material’ or not.

Some of these events are more frequent than others and have more visitors. They all have the same goal in mind, which is keeping transsexuals closer together so they could find a partner. But the Internet is threatening to overshadow ‘regular’ relationships and meeting new people. Digitalization affected our dating habits pretty much.

In today’s modern world, dating online has become of the most usual ways to find a partner. Various platforms enable people to find a transgender partner and allow them to experience the online transgender community first hand. 

Modern Technologies for Modern Dating


Dating online dates back from the 90s, but along with the advancement of technology, dating sites advanced significantly in the past few decades. The situation changed these days, and trans clubs and bars are not that popular any more. 

Luckily, people came up with other methods than just meeting someone in person. Benefits of modern technologies have been used in the best possible way, if you know where to go (online). Knowing what you are looking for can ease your decision of which one to visit and sign up. Finding a partner for a relationship or hookup is of the utmost importance, and modern technologies work in our favor in this case.

How Dating Websites Works

Various websites offer the possibility of finding people for a relationship, a one-night stand, or even a love of your life, all depending on your preferences. By simply signing up to the dating website you chose, your profile will be visible to numerous others that are searching for a partner the same way you do. 

You can immediately start your quest for a potential partner as soon as you set your dating profile and search criteria. Then, the ‘force majeure,’ i.e., the website’s algorithm starts to do the thing – finding a perfect match according to your requirements. More info about how it works check here.

Dating through online platforms has become a usual way of finding a partner, but transgender dating platforms are a bit different. Many other platforms don’t require their users to verify their identities, but trustworthy transgender dating sites do this, for your own safety.

Online Dating Makes Transgender People Feel Safe and Protected

With modern technologies all around us, finding a suitable partner to enrich your love life shouldn’t be hard at all. Before computers and the Internet, finding a transgender partner was nearly impossible, as they had to hide and care for their safety. Being a transgender person or someone who wanted to mingle and find potential partners among this population was a risky thing back in the days.

 Today, the story is different. We should consider that computer technologies and the internet can provide us with numerous possibilities to find partners all over the world. And if we play right, that can happen in just a few minutes and clicks. When we know what we are looking for, we can make the most benefits from dating platforms and content they offer.

Terms of use of these websites are pretty strict, and administrators won’t hesitate to ban anyone who dares to humiliate, assault, or harass their users in any way. Everything is under monitoring; these websites usually don’t allow explicit content. So if you are one of those looking for short-time fun, better avoid these places.

Meeting In Person after Online Contact

Dating online is something that’s been used for many years. It’s almost as old as the Internet itself. It’s not a new way of finding people to date, but with the advance of technology, it became one of the safest. And it’s always a good thing to be safe rather than sorry. Online harassment and scams are, sadly, on the rise.

There are various dating platforms for finding a trans partner of your dreams. Most of them are offering you a chance to meet new people and make some new friends online. You can do it via the best ladyboy dating website to hookup or find a relationship.

It’s always good to play it smart and to realize who you are dealing with before you begin meeting them in person. Trans dating platforms offer many options to protect their users, as there are still people not accepting their diversity. But it’s only up to users to judge whether someone is good enough to meet in person or not.

Finding a date is of the utmost importance for every one of us, but finding a transgender date is not as easy as it may seem to be. We can all be thankful that there are various online dating platforms that we can use to find ourselves a suitable date. Without them, dating transgender people would be much harder than it is today.

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