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Dry Martini
Reviews

We Review Dry Martini’s First Afternoon Tea: Mar-Tea-Ni

What: Dry Martini’s first Afternoon Tea, Mar-Tea-Ni, which features a selection of specialist teas from JING Tea not available anywhere else. New? The Mar-Tea-Ni afternoon tea was created for National Tea Day on the 21st April 2017. Where? Meliá White House, Albany Street, Marylebone, NW1 3UP www.drymartiniorg.com On the Menu: Savouries include aubergine on tomato brioche, lamb and mint on charcoal toast and pork and pickle on white sourdough. Mixing things up a little, Dry Martini will offer lavender, green tea, fruit and plain scones plus a chocolate Martini mousse éclair, mango cheesecake, raspberry dome and chocolate and vanilla gateau. First […]

Italian Job
Openings & Launches

The Italian Job Opens in Notting Hill

Following on from the success of The Italian Job in Chiswick and their craft beer shack at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle, the team are set to open their third venture and this time it’s coming to Notting Hill. Unlike their first two venues, on the second floor you’ll find an eclectic cocktail bar; Salotto ‘900. They’ve enlisted the drinks guru, Luca Corradini of Oriole and The Savoy’s American Bar to create a series of classic cocktails with a modern twist. There’s the Botanico which fuses Tanqueray Gin and pine liqueur and The Inventor – a mixture of Plantation 3 […]

Reviews

B’n’T at Le Méridien Piccadilly

What?  The two most popular meals in London? Brunch and afternoon tea. What if you can’t choose between the two? Quite the conundrum. So, Le Méridien Piccadilly have decided to go where no afternoon tea or brunch has gone before and has bought the two together with their B’n’T – so it’s effectively, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in one. New? Yes, the afternoon tea only launched at the end of April. Where? The Terrace Grill and Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 0BH, www.terracegrillandbar.com On the Menu: The menu marries brunch foods with afternoon tea, which means […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Prettiest Restaurants to Visit in Spring

There’s just something about bringing the outside in that Londoners find particularly enchanting. We can’t decide whether it’s because you feel at one with nature without leaving the hub of the city or whether flowers inside just make things a whole lot prettier, but when said flowers come in the form of giant installations hanging from restaurant ceilings then we are all for it. Blossom is no longer reserved for the streets of Kensington, nor wisteria to desirable Victorian townhouses – now we can all get a fix of nature as we have our dinner. ROKA Charlotte Street, has once […]

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Weekend
What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 5th – 7th May

OK so it may not be a 3-day weekend (sigh) but that doesn’t stop a number of new brunches, a cheese festival, rum celebration and Cinco De Mayo festivities. Let’s just say this weekend you won’t be going hungry…

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Openings & Launches

The Tapas Room: New to Tooting

Today sees the opening of The Tapas Room, a new drink shop, deli and eatery opening in Tooting Broadway Market from the pair behind Donostia Social Club – Paul Belcher and Adrian Copplestone. There’ll be a Basque-inspired tapas, charcuterie and cheese menu with the likes of white tuna and escabeche; chicken liver parfait with pickled figs and griddled white asparagus with Romesco and toasted almonds and for pudding, a chocolate and macadamia brownie with a PX sherry glaze all appearing. To drink you’ll find specialist wines, sherries, vermouths and cavas from the Basque and Spanish regions which have all been […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Most Fashionable New Afternoon Tea

Have you cracked your Spring/Summer 2017 wardrobe yet? Us neither. In fact, we could barely even decide what to wear today. One thing we do know for sure though, is that fashion in edible form is right up our street. Luxury London hotel, The Berkeley last year celebrated a decade of their iconic fashionista afternoon tea, keeping it suitably up to date with a shake up every six months. If they didn’t we’d still all be eating babydoll dresses and cowboy boots (see Sienna Miller circa 2006)… The hotel’s pastry chef, Mourad Khiat, has turned to some of the most influential fashion designers in […]

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Carnaby Street Eat
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Carnaby Street Eat Food Festival Returns

On Saturday 3rd June, Carnaby Street will be lined with picnic tables as it hosts Carnaby Street Eat – a one day food festival where you can feast on tasters from over 30 different global cuisines. Restaurants taking part include JinJuu, Cahoots, Wright Brothers Soho, The Detox Kitchen, Rosa’s Thai Café, Whyte + Brown, Le Bab, Pizza Pilgrims and Cinnamon Soho. It’ll be your first chance to try authentic Indian dishes from Darjeeling Express, ahead of them opening their first permanent restaurant in Kingly Court. There’ll also be live music and entertainment throughout the day. Entry is free and tasters […]

Guides

The Rollinson’s 5 Ultimate Luxe London Venues

One of London’s most stylish bloggers, Nathan Rollinson, aka The Rollinson, is rarely seen without a statement pair of velvet slippers or funky pair of tailored trousers, not to mention perfectly coiffed hair. Impeccable dressing naturally leads him to drink and dine in some of the city’s most glamorous venues and neighbourhoods, from The Ivy to The Dorchester. We caught up with the man behind the blog (and almost 100,000 Instagram followers) to see how he would spend an ultimate day of luxury – here is his guide to luxe London venues.

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May pop upsMay pop ups
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

13 of the Best Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs in May

May is set to be a month awash with exclusive chef collaborations, kitchen takeovers and rooftop yoga. Blossom is set to take over your Instagram feeds as some of London’s top restaurants bloom in time for spring, and you can have your say on a Michelin-starred menu as chef Adam Simmonds launches his Test Kitchen. Read on to see how you can get involved…

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