London’s best afternoon teas
Afternoon tea. Yes, it's twee, but there is something quite fun about working your way through what's essentially dessert tapas, especially when you’re at one of London’s top hotels or restaurants. We've rounded up London's best afternoon teas in a city renowned for putting on some of the world’s best spreads – with tiny cakes, little finger sarnies and pots of perfect tea the name of the delicious game. Expect to pay in the region of £50 to £80 for the pleasure per person, but you'll be in for a treat and a half. Many of the teas have set times for seatings, so booking in advance is always recommended. RECOMMENDED: The best hotels in London.
The best Sunday roasts in London
Sunday lunch. There’s nothing quite like it. An elemental meal, one that Londoners take incredibly seriously. Debates about what constitutes the ‘perfect’ Sunday roast have been known to last for hours. There is no shortage of top roasts in London. We’ve rounded up the city’s best Sunday meals from a host of homely pubs and restaurants all around town. From snug neighbourhood staples to more bijou gastropubs and plently of vegetarian options too, we’ve got something for every taste (if that taste is for comforting mounds of roast meat, lashings of gravy and carbs for days). A lot of these places get quite busy, by the way. So you’re always advised to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Leonie Cooper is Time Out London’s Food and Drink Editor. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
The best things Time Out New York editors ate in 2023
With 365 possibilities for a good meal in 2023, Time Out New York editors ate and drank around New York City with gusto. We dine out so frequently in this capital of cuisine that we’re able to pinpoint what makes a good dish, cocktail or dessert—and love to share it with you. Below, we’ve identified eight amazing dishes we loved this year. Some are from NYC’s best new restaurants of 2023, while others are mainstays or just really good spots for a meal that have gone above and beyond in a particular dish. RECOMMENDED: The 50 best restaurants in NYC right now
The best things Time Out New York editors ate in 2022
A lot can conspire to make a place seem great. The power of suggestion, beautiful surroundings, subsequent cost justification, wonderful company, and actually excellent menus. Time Out New York editors eat and drink around the city with such frequency that we know how to quickly cut through the enticing noise and identify when something’s just a terrific dish. Some are classic, some are novel and all of the favorites here are totally separate from NYC’s best new restaurants of 2022, to keep expanding the options of everywhere you should eat and drink right now. RECOMMENDED: The 50 best restaurants in NYC right now
The best things Time Out New York editors ate in 2021
Even when you spend most of your free time and discretionary income on eating and drinking, some things simply stand out. They may or may not be from the latest openings in town, and we've intentionally left out the best new restaurants that opened in NYC this year so we can spotlight some other great venues. These were some of our favorite things to taste over the last 12 months. These were Time Out New York's editors' favorite food and drinks this year.
Subway Wi-Fi is nothing more than a sick joke
As someone whose data often runs out mid-month, I was pumped about the idea of subway Wi-Fi. That is, until I learned that “Subway Wi-Fi” is nothing more than a sick joke played on innocent riders. RECOMMENDED: See more New York rants First off, the Wi-Fi doesn’t stay connected from station to station; it only works on the platforms. So, in between stations, you’re Wi-Fi–less. In all fairness, I have literally zero idea how Wi-Fi works—to be honest, I believe it is made of magic. But the Transit Wireless website claims that you can “stay connected while in transit,” which is actually just the transit system lying directly to our collective face. As if you haven’t hurt us enough, MTA? But here’s the really fun part: With the average stop lasting about a minute, it’s a mad rush to reconnect at each stop. In order to reconnect, you need to watch a “short” video. Always on schedule, that video plays for the exact amount of time the doors are open. Just when the signal bars finally appear on your phone, the train zooms into the tunnel and your connection is lost, leaving you with only the afterimage—burned upon your retina—of a goofy ad you’ve seen a billion times. Guess I'll just look like a crazy person and not look at my phone the entire ride.
Anderson Cooper on his favorite haunts and childhood memories in NYC
Journalist, silver fox, intrepid jogger—there are many ways you could describe CNN newscaster Anderson Cooper. But labels aside, the man is a born-and-bred New Yorker, even if he doesn’t eat like one (after all, he prefers the Soylent meal-replacement diet). Still, we got Cooper to open up about some of his favorite restaurants and local memories as well as his upcoming live storytelling show, AC2 (Beacon Theatre; June 21, 22), cohosted by TV personality—and Cooper’s dear friend—Andy Cohen. “It’s not a night of serious politics,” says Cooper. “It’s a night of really funny stories—all true—and just weird things that have happened to us. A lot of people will come up to me and say, ‘I wish I could get a drink with you.’ That’s basically what this night is. The bar is very open.” His favorite haunts: Club Cumming + Raines Law Room“Club Cumming is a spot unlike any other. It’s like going to a Berlin cabaret, and Alan Cumming often performs there. Beyond that, I like Raines Law Room. It’s not technically in the Village—it’s on 17th Street—but I think it has a Village-y, speakeasy feel.”His meal of choice next to Soylent: OatMeals“This is one of my favorite places in New York. It’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall that offers nothing but oatmeal. There’s a fixins bar, and it sells oatmeal muffins and oatmeal cookies. It’s very big with NYU students.” His weekend activity: Pace Gallery “A good day is one spent looking at art. That’s something I very much enjoy. I go to Pace Gallery to see wh
Watch a group of Italian grandmas try NYC’s most trendy Italian foods
When it comes to trendy foods, presentation and Instagrammability tend to play a big role in drawing crowds. But how does your opinion change when you don’t have an Instagram or possibly don't even know what Instagram is? We brought four Italian grandmas to the Time Out office to try New York’s trendiest Italian dishes. And when it comes to their self-created Italian Test, these native New York nonnas are not messing around. Lets just say, they were not as impressed as many Instagram influencers seem to be with New York’s more innovative Italian creations. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in NYC Each grandma is from New York and belongs to a lunch group called the Pasta Girls, who eat pasta together weekly. They have also all been cooking Italian meals since childhood and love feeding their families Italian feasts. So in our book, these women are Italian cuisine experts. We had them try Pop Pasta’s spaghetti donut (made famous at Smorgasburg last year), which every grandma thought was pasty and, quite honestly, offensive. Next on the menu was The Sosta’s critically-acclaimed brunch special: spaghetti pie. Gloria, 88, said she’s “had better” in Syracuse. Then there was Max Brenner’s chocolate pizza, which the grandmas all agreed was not real New York pizza but overall enjoyed it. And finally, there was a vegan fettuccine alfredo from John's of 12th Street, which was surprisingly a crowd pleaser. Forget Michelin stars; if you really want an honest review of your
Time Out is launching a fun video series featuring …you!
The new 'City Explorers' program will hand over the social media spotlight to a collaborator from our city each month. Through two monthly videos in Time Out’s style, on both our London and NYC pages, we’ll show people how to have a great time in the city and show off new, unique and diverse areas and communities that don’t always get the attention they deserve. We’re looking for content creators with a fresh perspective, insight and opinion on the city and who are passionate about going out and exploring the city's restaurants, bars, museums and other fun things to do that would be of interest to our audience. The videos that you will create with Time Out editors will be posted as a collaboration to Time Out’s page and yours. If you’re chosen as that month’s official City Explorer, you’ll get: Coverage seen by Time Out's highly-engaged audience of millions of New Yorkers and Londoners Access to Time Out’s professional editors and producers The title of Official Time Out City Explorer to add to all your social bios Legacy-brand access to events and places around the city The Time Out video team will work closely with you to create content that speaks to both our and your audience, from pitch to edit to promotion, we’ll work together to make the most engaging content possible with you at the helm as videographer! Ready to make magic with us? Send an email to us about why you think you’d be a good fit with a link to your IG/TikTok accounts to to email@example.com.
Here’s what it takes to perform at a Knicks halftime show
Ever wonder what it takes to perform at a Knicks game halftime show? So did we, so we sent one a Time Out staffer to Madison Square Garden for a firsthand lesson from the Knicks City Dancers. Our prodigy suited up in an official set of warm-ups, learned the crew’s choreography (or at least tried to) and spent an afternoon uncovering the tricks of the trade. Spoiler alert: It ain’t easy. Take a look at the video above for the full rundown, and get inspired to sharpen your own dance moves. Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.