Chef Eran Tibi and Sammy Shonn have brought a taste of Tel Aviv to Bankside with this kaleidoscopic restaurant. Starting the day as a bakery, it then becomes a fast-paced pita kiosk and sit-down restaurant at lunch before turning into a buzzy street level restaurant at night. The food brings a modern twist to Tel Aviv classics with mouthwatering dishes from lamb and Persian dumplings to pork cheeks with Sharon fruit and salsa.
20/20 Vision: They Didn't See It Coming by Sue Miller
One life, two questions: What's fair? What's right? When you live in a Community with barely enough resources to go round you ask those questions every day, and Lucy Daniel has struggled with them her whole life. It's 2099 and global disasters have changed everything. It means there's no room for sentiment, and Jude's in charge. He says her Mum's sacrifice was noble, but that's not how it feels to Lucy. And now she has a chance to tell their story and change everything. But will Jude allow her to speak?
Sue's thought-provoking debut novel is packed with intrigue and plot twists that make it difficult to put the book down! Ideal if you're looking for something to read during your daily commute.
£6.99 paperback or £1.99 Kindle, available at Amazon.co.uk
FOOD AND DRINK
Whether you're looking for an elegant night out or want somewhere a bit more glamorous for a post-work drink, Bar Swift makes for a brilliant evening. Located on Old Compton Street, Bar Swift is divided into two distinctive bars. Try the upstairs bar where the friendly staff can whip you up some cocktail classics - and there are even some delicious aperitifs if you're feeling peckish! Want to stay a bit longer? The Downstairs Bar is ideal with its art deco sofas, table service and a drinks list which offers up traditional cocktails with a twist.
For more information head to barswift.com
Wild Honey at Hampstead Theatre
Village schoolmaster Platonov has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one of whom is his devoted wife. As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion.
If you're looking for a comedy with a twist, then you'll definitely want to check out this piece by Michael Frayn, adapted from The Play Without A Name by Anton Chekhov. However book your tickets quickly – the play's run ends on January 21!
For more information and tickets visit hampsteadtheatre.com
FOOD AND DRINK
Whether you're eating healthily this January or looking to indulge, Tom's Kitchen's new 'Retox vs Detox' menu is the answer! Putting London-based healthy food gurus Rude Health head-to-head with blogger KS_Ate_Here, they have created two dishes that are polar opposites.
Rude Health has created a delicious Smoked salmon tartare, served with a wasabi crème fraiche and cured egg yolk, while KS's contribution is the ultimate Cardiac stack burger, featuring chicken schnitzel, smothered in homemade pickles, crispy sage chicken skin, streaky bacon and smoked Applewood cheese. Both are made from fresh ingredients – head to Tom's Kitchen this January to pick your favourite!
The Retox vs Detox menu is available for lunch and dinner from 2nd January – 31st January 2017 throughout all Tom’s Kitchen restaurants in London and the newly launched site in Birmingham. tomskitchen.co.uk
BODYPUMP is a fitness class which puts lifting weights to music, and so if you were thinking that 2017 is your year to get fit this fun and popular class will give you a great start! The global fitness phenomenon is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching its 100th track list, while gyms across the country will be running charity events as part of the celebrations on Saturday 14 January!
Want to get involved? Head to lesmills.com to find your nearest participating gym.