Halloween 2014 in London — witches’ brew and spooky specials!

The nights are getting longer, and soon, wicked witches zombies and vampires will pour into the streets. Some call it the scariest day of the year, we call it best excuse ever to indulge in witches’ brew and spooky treats! MenuSpring has dug out the best of this year’s Halloween specials!

Fend off the vampires this Halloween – Garlic & Shots:

If you’d rather have your vampire fence boozy, head to Garlic & Shots. With a kitchen full of garlic, some garlic-infused shots, and a pledge that ‘no dishes are served without garlic’, you might leave ‘feeling like you’ve been garlic marinated’, but you’ll for sure be safe from the blood suckers!

Brain food – Cinnamon Soho:

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Brain burger and Brain Freeze cocktail at Cinnamon Soho this Halloween

Fearless modern Indian restaurant Cinnamon Soho will take things a step further this Halloween with a special brain burger. Will you be brave enough to try it or will you settle for the easier-to-stomach cocktail special, the Brain Freeze (spiced rum, amaretto, curacao, lime and apple juice)?

Halloween Feast – The Shed:

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Duck livers at The Shed… Not quite as gruesome as it seems, it is?

Indulge your naughty side with the likes of devilesbeef heart, smoked green sludge soup or raw venison and black gnocchi, so this year, forget hiding under the bed and hide inside the Shed instead!

Monstruous burger at STAX:

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Bea Vo’s latest opening, STAX Diner, will be celebrating Halloween with a burger special. The Frankenburger is the love child of the double Stax and chicken waffle. That’s the kind of monstres we would gladly invite to all our parties! –until 31 October.

Best pumpkin pie – The Bayou:

It’s all in the title, really, so head down there and get stuck in! (also, may we suggest a bacon Old Fashioned? Yes, you read this right, BACON!)

Nightmare-inducing cakes at Eat your Heart Out at The Hoxton Hotel

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Scary cakes – Miss Cakehead

The most frightening of all cake shops is back! For the fourth year, Miss Cakehead’s Eat Your Heart Out will bring you the most horrific treats the world of cakes has to offer. The Hoxton Hotel, 30 October – 1 November

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MenuSpring meets Mark and Romy of Food.Edited.

We love meeting people who are as passionate about food as we are. This week, MenuSpring meets Mark and Romy, who are behind Food.Edited. With their brilliant Top 3s and a concept centred on finding the very best bites in London (sounds familiar?), their blog is one of our very own favourites. Here we grill… 

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Free lobster rolls next Tuesday!

Love a bit of luxury? Lobster Kitchen is giving away free lobster rolls next Tuesday to celebrate the opening of its new restaurant! The first 300 people through the new shiny doors of Lobster Kitchen will be the proud owner of a lobster roll. Where? Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, just around the corner from Tottenham… 

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5 tips for improving your food snaps

Those agonising minutes – fork in hand, mouth about to drool – it’s the sight of your poor eating partner waiting patiently for you to finish snapping away at your food spread. You might as well take a photo that’s worthy of the wait. Here’s 5 ways to improve your photos, from American Express, partner… 

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