We’re still all coming to terms with the fact that this Wednesday will see the last ever Great British Bake Off as we know it. Bye bye Mel and Sue and their eye-rollingly punny jokes. Bye bye Mary and her use of the word ‘scrumptious’ (no one else actually says scrumptious) and bye bye Paul… Oh wait, he’s jumping ship too. The ubiquitous BBC phenomena comes to its end on Wednesday and the event must be celebrated appropriately, so it has to be grand… literally. The Grand will once again be setting up its giant screen so all Bake Off fanatics can […]
What’s the best triumvirate? Alcohol, music and dance? Very enjoyable, but the potential for catastrophe is too high. Fish, chips and mushy peas? Excellent, but once the aggressive expansion kicks in, the novelty wares off…fast. No, the best triumvirate is this; football, curry and beer, that’s non-negotiable! It’s convenient then that Nook Sports Bar offers just that. And you’re not going to believe this, it gets better, it’s going to be available every Premiership Monday evening…what a wonderful establishment. Watching the greatest game ever played is bliss. Watching it with a beer is luxury. Not only does the passion escalate, […]
Opening on Monday is Aristocrat, a discerning nightclub for those in the know. And those in the know are said to be international jet-setters, fashion icons and the art elite. Taking its place on Swallow Street, debauch cocktail fuelled nights are the order of the day, (well, night if we’re being pedantic) and will only be for a select 100 at any one time. As the name implies, they want you to feel like you’re in the house of the most honourable aristocrats. Modern street art sits next to noble baroque-era backdrops. Golden skulls will punctuate the walls, whilst ornate […]
New? Formerly Belgraves, this summer The Belgravia Hotel became The Hari and with it launched a new cocktail menu. Where? The Hari, 20 Chesham Place, Belgravia, SW1X 8HQ, www.thehari.com On the Menu: The new menu is divided between The Hartinis and The Hari’s Garden. In the former, you’ll find the signature cocktail, The Hari. A blend of Jensen gin, Masala chai, honey and gold…naturally. Other offerings include The Grace, made from 209 San Francisco Gin, basil, grapefruit and grapefruit juice and Milk & Cookies, skip pudding and head to the bar instead for Belvedere vodka mixed with Frangelico, chocolate liqueur, honey […]
Wintery festivities are starting to shape our social lives so it’s out with the sun-drenched riverside boozing and in with warming drinks, winter pop-ups and seasonal festivities. Although Diwali isn’t until next week, Dishoom are celebrating a week early with an all-day celebration of food and drink on Sunday, Flat Iron Square, home to 16 venues, is finally flinging open its doors and it’s the last weekend of an interactive seesaw installation in Leicester Square so wrap up warm and get outside, it’s set to be a good one.
The Veuve Clicqout Widow Series; ROOMS. The title may not inspire, but it’s hard argue it doesn’t intrigue. Frankly, it sounds ominous, and some aspects may well prove to be, but one thing is for definite about this series; it’s different. Allow us to shed some light. TVCWS is a celebration of creative and cultural prowess, paying homage to the revolutionary madame of the house, Madame Clicquot, who was famously widowed in 1805. Clicquot was a trailblazer. After taking over her late husband’s Champagne business, she pioneered several industry innovations. It’s this creativity and audacity that continues to inspire the […]
Go out for brunch on any Saturday morning and you’re sure to see crowds of girls enjoying Prosecco and fluffy white eggs. No surprise: brunch is prime bonding time. But where are all the boys? Brunch is just about the best way you can spend your morning at the weekend but so many places focus on getting the menu right for avo and egg lovers, they end up excluding the those who have had enough avocado to last them a lifetime. Here are our favourite brunches, where meat is the order of the day instead of just bubbles and baked […]
Before coconut oil, before the obsession with avocado and before nut butter, it was humble olive oil that was the superfood. Good fats, ideal for your hair, kind to your skin and great for your food. Thankfully then Greek restaurant, Kalimera, is making organic olive oil the star of the show. Founded by Télémaque Argyriou, you’ll probably have seen Kalimera at the likes of Street Feast and StreetDots and now he’s chosen Camden Market as the spot for his first permanent site. Using organic olive oil made on his family’s farm in Sparta in South Greece, he’ll be cooking up […]
The end of the year isn’t just about Christmas parties unfortunately… it’s often the time that companies have their annual conferences, networking events and want to impress future clients. If you’ve been given the job of planning your business’ next corporate event then check out these ten venues…
New? It opened back in the summer to mark the 10th anniversary of Rude Health! Where? Housed in the historic former home of H J Mulliner (the Rolls Royce and Bentley coach builder) you’ll find it at 212 New King’s Road, Putney, SW6 4NZ, www.rudehealth.com On the Menu: With their mantra of ‘Eat Right. Stay Brilliant’ the menu is made up of nutritionally dense food that is still comforting. At breakfast you’ll find their award winning porridge – yes there is a World Porridge Championships, the humble oat isn’t quite so modest now. Toppings include the likes of salted maple syrup, banana […]
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