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February 26, 2018

At the tender age of 27 Sebby Holmes is already a published author and restaurateur with a promising career as a TV chef ahead of him.

The down-to-earth chef, who shares an agent with Jamie Oliver, launched Farang Thai restaurant in Highbury recently with help from a £4,000 loan from his granddad and he hasn’t looked back.

It’s one of over a hundred independent businesses to join the Local Buyers Cl...

February 15, 2018


It’s the world’s most popular drink - 55 million cups of coffee are consumed each day. 


But even those who mass produce a basic cup of Joe get it badly wrong. We’ll never forget an article by A.A. Gill about Starbucks. He wrote: “I can’t remember the last time I was served something as foul as its version of a cappuccino.


“How can anyone sell this stuff? How can anyone buy this twice? And this wa...

February 14, 2018

From the mountains of Slovakia to the hubbub of Hackney –  Martin Kicura has worked in restaurants all over Europe but London feels like home.

The 30-year-old helps run Venerdi, a popular family-owned Italian restaurant in Clapton. It’s the latest business to offer a discount to members of the Local Buyers Club. (15% off - info here)

He said: “Big chains can put more into marketing and PR and squeez...

February 1, 2018

Four years ago, Mark Wright’s taste buds were awakened during a six-week trip to India. 

The experience was so monumental that he came home, quit his job in advertising and set up a business serving Indian street food.

Today Rola Wala employs over 40 staff and serves customers in Spitalfields, Leeds and Oxford. It's the latest business to offer a discount to members of the Local Buyers Club (20% off...

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