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RHC Recommends

FROM THE SIDEWALK TO THE CATWALK

This is going to be a fashion exhibition like no other – the first major retrospective of Jean Paul Gaultier’s witty and daring designs from the last 40 years.  His work transcends cultures and countercultures, gender and class in both how the fashion is made and how it’s worn.

With more than 165 couture and ready-to-wear garments on show alongside catwalk films, music videos and dance performances, you can get up close with the iconic moments of his boundary pushing career and take your eye out on Madonna’s famous conical bra.

Until 25th August at the Barbican – tickets £14.50

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KITCHEN HOURS

Breakfast
M-F: 7.30am to 12pm
S-S: 9am to 11.30am

Brunch
S-S: 11.30am to 4pm

Lunch
M-F: 12pm to 3.30pm
S-S: 12pm to 4pm

Dinner
M-S: 6pm to 10pm
Sun: 6pm to 9.30pm

All day menu available throughout the afternoon.

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Secret recipes

PICKLED WATERMELON

1 watermelon, peeled & chopped in 1″ cubes

Pickling liquor:

250ml white wine vinegar
250g caster sugar
250ml white wine
200ml vegetable nage
3 tablespoons pickling spice
A pinch of dried chilli flakes
A sprig of thyme
A sprig of rosemary
4 cloves garlic- peeled & left whole

1. Wrap the spices, herbs & garlic in a cloth and tie securely

2. Reduce the white wine vinegar, wine and sugar by half, add the vegetable nage and the spice bag. Bring to the simmer.

3. Leave to cool – remove the spice bag.

4. Add the watermelon to the pickling liquor and bring back to the simmer. Leave to macerate.

5. Serve with samphire, goat’s cheese and finely chopped mint.

From our new spring menu

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RHC recommends

CIRCUSFEST 2014

Five weeks of things which shouldn’t really be possible with all your vertebrae or any common sense as the boldest circus performers from around the world converge at the Roundhouse.

Our top pick has to be TRIPTYCH: Bikes & Rabbits – trick cycling, slack rope, aerial and object manipulation exploring different levels of delusion.  But hey, with a name like that, we’d go even if it were just a Boris Bike in a petting zoo.

Events on ’til 27th April, check for the schedule & prices

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What we're listening to

This time of year is rife with much anticipated new releases and the plethora of frenetic touring which follows.  Our schedules are jam packed with cool gig upon great show.

Few bands embody our values like Metronomy – so very English, quirky, at once modern and vintage – and their new album Love Letters has inspired this week’s playlist of back catalogue classics and sweet, bleepy-vocal tunes.

Tell us what you like, share your favourite tracks, or send us a list and we’ll stick it up.

Have a listen on Spotify

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Neighbourhood secrets from...

CAROLINE ISSA, PUBLISHER & FASHION CONSULTANT

Where do you live? Lisson Grove

How do you get around? Bus or Vespa

Your usual order at the RHC? The question is more what don’t I order? I have tried everything on the menu – pancakes in the morning is my fave, lunch time the salad and the soup is essential, and the sundae at night for dessert is unmissable.

What’s one Fitzrovia treasure you’d be willing to share? Well, I’m a bit biased but my aunt has an incredible gallery showcasing the best of contemporary middle eastern art on Great Portland St, called the Rose Issa Gallery. And our Tank bookshop on 91-93 Great Portland St is the best place to find amazing art and fashion books and magazines!

Follow Caroline on Twitter @CaroIssa, @Tankmagazine or @Becauselondon (she’s got a lot to say!)

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Ride on

HERITAGE PARIS

It’s no secret we’ve got soft spots for hot bikes (except for Adam, he likes cars, we forgive him).  Whilst the somewhat juvenile colouring-box antics of one East London bike builder don’t really do it for us, the level of bespokification of Paris’ Heritage bikes is more fun than a DIY sundae bar.

Look at these!  They’re just beautiful – certainly don’t look like you’ve just arts-n-crafted yourself a ride out of the flouro leftovers of a Lego factory.

http://www.heritage-paris.com

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Reading Material

WE LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

Ah, it’s so true.  We do love typography, and here is a great collection.  A VAST collection too – numbering at no less than 1612 pages of fine examples just now.

Have a random browse, or you know rate your mood and flick through in just your chosen colour.

welovetypography.com

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Secret recipes

SMOOTH LIVING

Cool, fruity and feels like you’re giving your insides some serious loving – one of our favourite smoothies since day one at the RHC.

PB & J

1 banana
3 strawberries
175ml apple juice
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 scoop crushed ice

Blend first 4 ingredients. Add ice and continue blending ’til smooth.

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Afternoon tea

DAILY CAKE QUOTIENT

Everyday, our kitchen brings us a jar of cookies.  Or sometimes a pretty little cake stand with a banana loaf.  Macaroons.  Meringues.   Depends how they’re feeling.  But everyday, regardless, there is a new batch of home made treats to eye up on your way in and have with a cup of tea.

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Reading Material

NOTHING TO CHANCE

A page of inspiration for a Kiwi designer – despite being so very very white, it succeeds in being a likeable collection of clean minimalism in a post-Ikea age.

The collection of homewares, collateral ensembles, graphic branding and beard oil wobbles between excellent examples of design and function, to a realisation of that infographic about lazy hipster logos. Regardless, it’s a nice, soothing browse, easy digestible and very, very covetable.

nothingtochance.co/

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At the sharing table

WHO DID YOU MEET?

Once upon a time, we chatted to strangers, brought jams to neighbours in times of plenty and said hello to passersby.  We hear it still happens up North.

We also hope one might choose to shoot the breeze with fellow diners at the sharing table.  Maybe you might debate current affairs; maybe you share a secret haunt; maybe you might just pass the pepper.

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Secret recipes

HONEY BERRY SOUR

To continue easing out of
our detox, we’ve opted for
our Honey Berry Sour.
Chock full of berry goodness
and some honey essence to
smooth and soothe.

35ml Krupnik
25ml Lemon Juice
15ml Chambord
1 Raspberries
2 Blackberries

Garnish with a lemon twist
and blackberry. Shake &
Pour Over Crushed Ice.

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