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Cinnamon Kitchen’s January Detox

  The city-based Cinnamon Kitchen is welcoming in the New Year with a selection of detox dishes guaranteed to ease your indulgences over the festive season. Available from the 7th to 31st January, their nutritious new menu draws on the health benefits of Indian cuisine, incorporating ingredients known to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, fight heart disease, and boost your immune system. Dishes include a spice-crusted hake with lentil ‘kichri’ & green sauce, accompanied by a punchy cocktail – £9.99 for both. If you’re in need of a deeper detox, the ‘Super-Spice’ menu is £30 per person, available for […]

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Cucina Asellina

Italian restaurant, Cucina Asellina is opening in London’s ME Hotel this month. Based on the popular Asellina from New York, Cucina Asellina is all about artisanal, wellpriced, Italian home-cooking. Inspired by the traditional flavours and textures of simple Italian cuisine, Ethos is reminiscent of a humble Mediterranean kitchen and takes inspiration from the original Asellina Taverna in Pompeii, and the legend of Asellina herself who was regarded as a female pioneer of Roman hospitality. The menu has been created by Executive Chef Marco Porceddu and the project is spearheaded by The ONE Group, which has recently unveiled another New York […]

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Almeida

Almeida restaurant in Islington is delighted to welcome Robin Gill (two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Noma, Copenhagen), as its new head chef. He will gradually introduce his own style to the Almeida menu with a full re-launch this month. Focusing on clean, incisive flavours, substituting butters and creams with oils and spices, Robin will create a menu featuring lighter dishes using the best of foraged fruit, vegetables and herbs. He will introduce a more contemporary style of cooking with his ingredient led menu using simple combinations with big flavours and playful uses of textures and temperatures. He will […]

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Zeo: booze free style

Looking for a booze alternative for January? Step forward ZEO, inspired by the challenging flavours of premium gin and vodka, master blenders have created the alcohol free spritz in the spirit of alcohol but without the content. Intrigued? The intricate flavour is made from a secret blend of botanicals from all over the world and the clean, crisp taste and peculiar kick promises to be chilling, warming, peppery and tingling all at the same time. Oh yes and if you’re looking for any more encouragement, it comes in at only 38 calories per bottle – which had it served at […]

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Tayo’s Tracksuit Party

Well you should have got tonight sorted by now but spare a thought for the morrow. It’s going to be a bright sunny day so no lounging around at home in that xmas onesie. Don your best vintage tracksuit instead and head off to Paradiase by way of Kensal Green for Tayo’s Tracksuit New Year’s Day Party 2012. Actually it doesn’t start til 7pm so you can even get away with doing both! This annual shindig offers a chance for people to get their style on in some nylon – and for Tayo to show off his own tracksuit collection […]

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Life Drawing Classes at Bunga Bunga

The start of the New Year can often be plagued with giving things up and cutting down on things, but rather than making a miserable sort of resolution, why not take something up instead and learn a new skill? Bunga Bunga in Battersea is offering you just that. If you never quite progressed beyond during drawing fruit bowls at school or potato painting at nursery and want to give drawing another go, or just looking for a slightly more unusual night then why not head down to Bunga Bunga on January 15th for their first of many life drawing classes? You will […]

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Three Course Lunch at The Caxton Grill

We can often start the New Year feeling a little sluggish, are waistlines and wallets a little worse for wear, but the Caxton Grill has come to the rescue, so that we needn’t hide from restaurants until February. Throughout January the Caxton Grill at St Ermin’s Hotel will be offering a three course lunch for just £15 between 12pm and 2 pm, Monday to Friday. With dishes such as Chicken consommé soup, Greek Salad and Lemon sorbet this is definitely the perfect lunch to treat yourself to, without feeling you like you have overindulged. Reservations: 0800 652 1498 www.caxtongrill.co.uk

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Brown’s celebrates its 175th anniversary

In 1837, James Brown, Lord Byron’s butler and his wife Sarah, acquired 23 Dover Street, the following year they expanded into 21, 22 and 24 Dover Street and created Brown’s the quintessential London hotel, still a second home for many visiting the city. Since 1837 Brown’s has seen many historic events, Alexander Graham Bell made the first  British telephone from inside the hotel in 1876 and Ruyard Kipling, wrote the beloved The Jungle Book whilst staying. The hotel is still frequented by many artists and names from the world of fashion, from Tracey Emin to Paul Smith. This year sees […]

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W London Hall of Fame 2012

W London is inviting guests to see in the New Year with a Hall of Fame themed party and encouraging revellers to dress up as their favourite celebrity who’s made the news this year. Start the night in the W Studios with party preparations from hair and make-up team Sort Yourself Out Love who promise to bring out your inner Kylie, Goldfrapp or Madonna. From 9pm onwards you can enjoy the show in the W Lounge and karaoke in the Screening Room with John Sizzle of The Lipsinkers fame who, for one night only, has pulled together super group, The […]

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The Rum Kitchen

The launch of The Rum Kitchen next month is sure to warm up January no end! Located in the heart of Notting Hill, this new 60-cover Caribbean restaurant and rum cellar aims to become a local hang out for music and food lovers alike. The Rum Kitchen will showcase the vibrant flavours of the West Indies together with its hidden cellar that houses over 100 varieties of rum. Soundtrack comes courtesy of Music Director, DJ Fast from The Fun Lovin' Criminals and Reggae collective ‘Reggae Roast’ so expect Reggae to Latin and Calypso to Afro-funk. Ladbroke Grove born and raised, […]

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