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farmshop Bicester opens

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The farmshop is a 200-cover restaurant in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire, open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu focuses on rustic British food, from old-fashioned classics to hearty farmhouse fare.

Paying respect to the Oxfordshire countryside, the décor has cobblestone floors, barn doors and exposed beams. There’s outdoor terrace seating and two private dining spaces.

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This week at Shoreditch House saw the kick-off of Frieze London art fair and the start of a new partnership with BMW i, the brand’s future-facing electric cars. Hosting an ‘In Conversation’ talk in the library were fashion photographer Juergen Teller and Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern discussing nudity, fashion and the photographic image today. Guests such as Peter Saville, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Yeo and Soho House art curator Francesca Gavin arrived from Frieze in BMW i3 cars to attend a drinks reception on the roof.

The event marks the start of a partnership including a range of co-curated members’ design & innovation events and cultural celebrations such as Frieze and Art Basel Miami. Whilst members and hotel guests will have the opportunity to be among the first to drive BMW i3 cars. More details to be published soon.

Soho House Hackathon powered by 3beards and Yahoo

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A gruelling 26 hours of blood, sweat and code…

It could only mean one thing, the inaugural Soho House Hackathon. Taking place in London in late September and New York in early October, a collection of creatives from the worlds of film, media, fashion, art and tech teamed up with coders for a unique digital challenge.

Powered by 3beards, known for running creative hackathons worldwide, together with Yahoo, the event was the biggest to date in Soho House’s global partnership with the tech giant. The brief was to ‘take any kind of data and turn it into something creative (music, film, art, fashion, media) with the theme of London/New York’. Yahoo provided APIs to platforms such as Flickr, Tumblr, Weather, YQL and Search for participants to hack and remix.

Among the judges were Nick D’Aloisio, the 18-year-old founder of Summly and Product Manager at Yahoo, Daily Telegraph tech columnist Olly Mann, Fast Company’s Chris Dannen, and Madeline Maxey, recipient of a prestigious Thiel Fellowship.

By the end of the London hackathon, the projects that most impressed the judges included Skylook, a weather-based app that creates a personalised Tumblr lookbook, and Stef Lewandowski’s ‘What Do You Thing’, a 3D visualization showing the Internet of Things working all around us.

In New York, the winners included Chillzone: The Cure for the Common Crowd, an app that monitors social media to let you know when your favorite places aren’t swarmed with strangers, and NY Panda, a website/app allowing Chinese tourists to easily locate shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment destinations, all verified by New York City locals.

Winners took home Samsung Galaxy’s latest devices, Jambox products, Spotify Premium accounts, Beats headphones, Corzo tequila, TENS sunglasses, and bragging rights, at least until next year’s event.

The Hubbard & Bell cafe, bar and grill opens in Holborn

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The all-day restaurant has an open kitchen serving grilled meats, seafood and small plates, in addition to a wide choice of breakfast dishes and a weekend brunch menu.

The Hubbard & Bell cafe serves Origin Coffee from a bespoke La Marzocco machine, cold-pressed juices, and baked goods including doughnuts, zucchini breads and bostock.

The bar menu offers classic cocktails, homemade shrubs and sodas with an array of snacks, and plays host to DJs from Thursdays to Saturdays.

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Dirty Burger comes to Shoreditch

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Our newest burger joint is now open in Shoreditch’s iconic Tea Building

A bun’s throw from Shoreditch High Street station and housed in the landmark Tea Building, Dirty Burger Shoreditch serves sinful breakfast burgers, cheeseburgers and the vegetarian Dirty Cop-out burger with crinkle cut and onion fries.

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