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PILAU restaurants

Spice up your lunchbreak and elevate your evenings! Pilau has the freshest flavours and best combos, earning a reputation for serving up some of London’s best Indian street food. 🇮🇳 😋

Your meal starts with your perfect base of a soft flour tortilla, warmly spiced rice or a fresh and crunchy salad. It’s then piled high with your choice of banging butter chicken, tender slow-cooked lamb in a rich bone marrow sauceor tomato and coconut paneer. Complete your creation with special slaw, pickled ginger, red onion, shoestring bhaji or fresh chillies and top it all off with a dollop of mint & coriander yoghurt or mango & apricot chutney.

When the clocks hit 5, the lights at the Goodge Street restaurant dim as oil burners flicker on tables, the music takes a smooth turn and the restaurant gets ready for dinner. Staying true to their fast casual experience, customers can now order at the counter and it’ll be brought to the table.

You’ll be served up a choice of Paneer or Butter Chicken all accompanied with black dhal, warm bread, lime pickled onions and salad. You can also choose to bolt on a beer and make the meal a tenner.

Feed yourself – feed a child project
Their project donates a meal to a child in India from every meal bought. The commitment to combatting food poverty in Indian communities has seen them donate thousands of meals already.

Founded in 2015, PILAU is a celebration of both our love for Indian culture and passion for London’s restaurant scene, resulting in the ultimate fast-casual dining experience. Offering fresh, authentic, good-quality Indian food in an accessible and contemporary format, PILAU’s two London eateries are perfectly positioned in Soho and Fitzrovia to solve the eternal question of picking something healthy, and most importantly, tasty for lunch. PILAU is also available via Deliveroo and Uber Eats and via City Pantry, making it the perfect option when considering an inspiring lunch for a crowd!


34 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2QL
22 Noel Street, Soho, London W1F 8GS

Monday – Tuesday 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 9pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm

God’s Own Junkyard – My Generation @ Lights of Soho / until 23rd January 2015


Doors: 11am – 6pm

@ Lights of Soho, 35 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RX


It’s a year since the magical light impresario and neon artist Chris Bracey so very sadly passed away from prostate cancer. 12 months on, his presence still acutely felt at Gods Own Junkyard in Walthamstow, Bracey’s remaining family of neon makers officially showcase their own work for the very first time at Lights of Soho.

At a time when development plans outlined by Soho Estates race ahead and £10 cocktail tipples are named after famous prostitutes, Linda explains that for this show, the family has reflected on their own interpretations on the area. Each member has created work that riffs on the iconography of Soho itself as well as a trajectory of Gods Own Junkyard’s relationship with this particular stretch over the last six decades. Linda explains, “Soho was where Chris’ career started and Dick, his father worked here too. They both loved the area, my sons grew-up working here and the grandchildren have grown-up hearing edited versions of Soho.” She reminisces on the palpable frisson of energy and naughtiness missing today. The red lights, pieces of cardboard advertising ‘Models Upstairs’, or ‘Photographers Studio’, lights blazing with ‘Peep Show’, and half-naked girls peeking out of doors, most of them are restaurants and tapas bars now.

Chris Bracey inherited the family business from his father, Dick (Bracey), who he worked alongside for over three decades, evolving the Gods Own Junkyard brand and forging a dazzling career as a neon artist as well as working on iconic films such as Bladerunner and Eyes Wide Shut, a few movie classics among so many others during his 40 years in neon. Dick Bracey was a former coalminer from the Welsh valleys, who moved to London after World War Two where he found work as an electrician after learning the trade in the Royal Navy. In 1952, Dick Bracey started Electro Signs producing neon, fairground and amusement arcade signage. After many years in the family business, Chris and Linda finally realized a long held dream and started Gods Own Junkyard in 2005 and opened their studio of artworks to the public in 2009.

Nothing Compares to Havanna @ Kettners / Wednesday 10th- 13th September 2014


18:00 – 23.30

@ Kettner’s
29 Romilly St,

Tickets: £18.00
Buy Tickets Here

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Authentic Cuban rum Havana Club is teaming up with legendary Soho restaurant Kettner’s to launch ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ – a journey through the story and production of Havana Club, Cuban cocktails and Cuban Music. This immersive experience will run for a limited period only – from the 10th – 13th September.

Spread over the entire second floor of the renowned London restaurant; this informative and fun adventure will allow rum enthusiasts and novices alike to enjoy and learn more about Havana Club. There will also be an opportunity to learn about how the rum is made and get a flavour for Cuban culture, along with a specially designed Cuban tasting menu, created by Kettner’s head chef Yosef Edri.

photoThe journey will start with a brief history on the origins of rum and a master class on how to make an authentic Cuban mojito. The next stage of the experience will delve into how Havana Club rum is produced and offer the chance to sample sugarcane, molasses and aguardiente; key elements illustrating the rum production process. ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ will then finish with a Havana Club rum tasting session, led by Meimi Sanchez, International and UK Brand ambassador for Havana Club. She will pair some of the brand’s most iconic rums, such as Havana Club Selección de Maestros, one of the higher styles of Cuban rum with a selection of chocolates.

If you want to win entries just tweet your Personal Havana Club Custom Cocktail and we will pick the best. Be as imaginative as possible.

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with #HavanaKettners

Record Store Day street party @ Sounds of the Universe / Saturday 19th April 2014

Record Store Day street party at Sounds of the UniverseTIME AND PLACE:

From: 12:00-19:00

@ Sounds of the Universe, 7 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DA



This Saturday Sounds of the Universe are opening at 9am for the early birds at Record Store Day and throwing a massive party featuring two soundsystems, one outside and in the shop which has been newly fitted out with the original soundsystem from legendary Jamaican operator Duke Vin.

12:00-13:00 Josey Rebelle (Rinse FM)
13:00-14:00 Thristian (Boiler Room)
14:00:15:00 D.Vyzor (Boom Brew)
15:00-16:00 Illum Sphere (Ninja Tune)
16:00-17:00 Four Tet (Text)
17:00-18:00 Soul Jazz Records Soundsystem
18:00-19:00 Sounds Of The Universe

9:00-10:00 Ashley Beedle
10:00-12:00 Beat Routes
12:00-13:00 Johnny Roast
13:00-14:00 Tenderlonious (22a)
14:00-15:00 Mr Thing (First Word)
15:00-16:00 Sam (Zero7)
16:00-17:00 Capracara (UTTU)
17:00-18:00 Alexander Nut (Eglo)

NYC vs LDN Pony Top Stars Launch @ Footpatrol / Thursday 25th July 2013


Doors 7.30pm – 9.30pm

@ Footpatrol,
80 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 8TU

Foot Patrol teamed up PONY once again and boom! they’ve dropped a collaborative eclectic set of kicks that bridge two very different yet similar basketball cultures: New York and London all wrapped up (or better said tied up) into one.

The launch party will be held at the Footpatrol shop in Soho, with Big Apple Hot Dogs and beers to keep you nourished whilst you browse and buy the new collection.

Places are limited so please RSVP to nick@engagewith.it to ensure your spot!


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Quiet Life x Candy Store pop up shop launch party @ Candy Store / Thursday 11th July 2013


Doors: 19:00 – late

@ Candy Store, 26 Berwick Street, London W1F 8RG

Free entry


To celebrate the launch of the collaboration get involved at the London Store in Berwick Street!

The launch party will feature DJs, drinks and a chance to grab exclusive Quiet Life clothing.

Thomson & Craighead: Never Odd Or Even @ Carroll/Fletcher / until 6th July 2013


Mon to Fri 11:00 – 19:00
Sat 11:00 – 18:00

@ Carroll/Fletcher, 56-57 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8EQ

Free entry


An exhibition by Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead bringing together a range of new and recent works.

Interested in how information about the world is filtered through the prism of the world wide web, and other forms of information technology, Thomson & Craighead play with this data to create poetic, compelling works that ask fundamental questions about what it is to be human.

During the exhibition localised staus updates from Twitter will be selected, published and installed in the gallery.

Film: Seven Psychopaths / Q&A Martin McDonagh @ Curzon Soho / Monday 3rd December 2012


Screening: 18.15

@ Curzon Soho

99 Shaftesbury Avenue,  London, W1D 5DY

Tickets: £13.75

Seven Psychopaths/Q&A Martin McDonagh


Rating: 15

Marty (Colin Farrell) is a wannabe screenwriter suffering from writer’s block. When his two pooch-napping friends Billy (Sam Rockwell) and Hans (Christopher Walken) turn up at his door with a stolen Shih Tzu, little do they know the trouble they’re in for. The dog belongs to Charlie (Woody Harrelson), a local kingpin who will stop at nothing to exact painful revenge on the culprits. Seven Psychopaths is a rollercoaster of action, suspense and humour from the writer-director of In Bruges.

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Soul Brew Karaoke @ Madame Jo Jo’s / Thursday 31st May 2012


19:00 – 02:00

@ Madame Jo Jo’s
8-10 Brewer St,

Entry: £5 entry all night / £3.50 NUS


SoulBrew Karaoke has been an astounding success since it launched three and a half years ago at the Vibe Bar in Brick Lane. Now not only does it pack out the Queen of Hoxton on a monthly basis but is now also launching a weekly event in the heart of the West End at the legendary Madame Jo Jo’s. If you have not already had the rush of performing under the stage lights with the backing of our phenomenal 5 piece band now is your chance!

We’ve all done it. Stood in front of the mirror, hairbrush in hand, tennis racket across our chest dreaming of being on stage with a band behind, a crowd in front, lights in our eyes and & a mic in our hand. SoulBrew Karaoke is your chance to make that dream a reality.

Simply choose a song from their picked selection of over 100 Soul, Disco & R&B songs – inclcluding the likes of Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Prince, Aretha Franklin & Aloe Blacc and join the phenomenal SoulBrew Karaoke band live on stage for your 3 minutes of fame.

Keeping things moving between three sets of karaoke are a selection of some of London’s finest DJs including Canada’s finest export Jim Sharp, Ben Waist & more.

Sing you hearts out guys, let your inner MJ or Beyonce out.

Night Slugs ‘4th Birthday Tour’ @ Phonica Records / Thursday 10th May 2012


19:00 – 21:00

@ Phonica Records
51 Poland Street

Entry: FREE


We’re very pleased to annouce that as part of their 4th birthday celebrations, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 & Girl Unit from the Night Slugs crew will be joining Phonica Records in-store tonight.

They will be on the decks from 19:00, providing the ‘next level Bass ish’ while refreshments will be provided courtesy of Tiger Beer. (You can also bring your own too, no bringing your own ‘bass ish’ though, no)


Bok Bok
L-Vis 1990
Girl Unit

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