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No Scones At Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar has recently launched a new afternoon tea and they are doing away with the scones. That’s right. Their tea is a scone free zone. They have a created a lighter tea with an Asian twist which is perfect for the warmer months and especially now that we are all supposed to be fixated on getting that bikini body- supposedly being the main word. Sip on a glass of Champagne or one of their simple oriental teas and start with the likes of hoisin duck steam buns, Buddha-Bar’s renowned tuna tartare served on toasted fennel bread and Vietnamese summer […]

Openings & Launches

Porky’s BBQ

No, not an indictment on the nation’s waistlines, Porky’s is a new BBQ venue on Bankside specialising in Memphis-style smoked meats, American cocktails and bourbons, rye whiskies and craft beers. Opening today, it’s the second venue from husband and wife team Simon and Joy Brigg (the original is in Camden) and uses a traditional Memphis-style grill and Oklahoma smokers to create authentic slow-cooked US barbecue dishes. Signature dishes is the Memphis meaty ribs and tips – dry-rubbed and gently smoked over hickory wood and served with Porky’s homemade BBQ sauce, but you can also order a hounddog – that’s 100% […]

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A New Kitchen Counter for Merchants Tavern

Shoreditch restaurant and bar Merchants Tavern are launching a slightly different version of a restaurant Chef’s Table. The new Kitchen Counter opens next week on Tuesday 10th June, and to celebrate its arrival guests receive a welcome glass of champagne or the ‘Sharpener of the Day’. The Kitchen Counter will offer guests exclusive access into the high-adrenaline kitchen giving a unique insight into the fast-paced methods of cooking. Head Chef Neil Borthwick and his team will prepare and serve dishes directly to guests whilst talking through each course and its individual ingredients. This more personal and relaxed approach makes the […]

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Pescatori: Review

Been to Pescatori? No? Well you should. There are two restaurants one in Mayfair and one in Fitzrovia and it was the latter that we visited on a Wednesday night, because it was midweek and everyone needs a midweek pick me up. Fact.  From the street, the restaurant was inviting with twinkling lights dotting the terrace and inside it was kept simple with white washed walls, curved arches and a mix of intimate booths and long tables. If they were going for a family run tavern meets London restaurant feel then they’ve succeeded. It was relaxed and informal – even […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Pescatori: Review

Been to Pescatori? No? Well you should. There are two restaurants one in Mayfair and one in Fitzrovia and it was the latter that we visited on a Wednesday night, because it was midweek and everyone needs a midweek pick me up. Fact.  From the street, the restaurant was inviting with twinkling lights dotting the terrace and inside it was kept simple with white washed walls, curved arches and a mix of intimate booths and long tables. If they were going for a family run tavern meets London restaurant feel then they’ve succeeded. It was relaxed and informal – even […]

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Openings & Launches

ABASTO

Everyone’s a chef now right? Especially the denizens of Connaught Village. But these days the discerning gastronome wouldn’t dream of being caught shopping in Waitrose. However, with tight budgets we can’t all afford to charter a private jet by way of Buenos Aires to pick up an Argentinian joint… Don’t worry though. This month Diego Jacquet of local restaurant Casa Malevo is opening an Argentine Butcher and Wine Merchant next door. Abasto is named after the famous fruit and vegetable market in Buenos Aires and will incorporate a butcher, retail element; small dining area and ‘Diego’s office’ which will host […]

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The ‘Grace of Monaco’ Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the much-anticipated movie release of ‘Grace of Monaco,’ The Royal Horseguards Hotel is hosting a limited edition of their traditional afternoon tea with a regal twist.  Located in The Lounge of the quintessential British hotel, the 'Grace of Monaco' afternoon tea is a special occasion, which includes delicious Grace of Monaco-themed delicacies. Handmade desserts like the Coral Chocolate Lipstick based on the makeup designed for the Princess by Estee Lauder, and a "Black & White Shot" inspired by Grace's favourite chocolate milkshake will be served. Some of her beloved bites are also on the menu, such as mini American […]

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Secret Garden Launches at Rotunda

As a Londoner we enjoy the best restaurants, top clubs and beautiful architecture everywhere we look but as our pal Alicia Keys put it, it’s a concrete jungle. She may have been talking about New York but you get the idea. So when some natural foliage manages to crack through it’s always a treat; from chilling with a Pimms in Hyde Park to sunning ourselves on a rooftop terrace. Perfect for us that Rotunda has recently launched its new Secret Garden, a relaxing waterside terrace perfect for a summer drink. Rotunda converted the concrete space into an eco-friendly area thanks […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Secret Garden Launches at Rotunda

As a Londoner we enjoy the best restaurants, top clubs and beautiful architecture everywhere we look but as our pal Alicia Keys put it, it’s a concrete jungle. She may have been talking about New York but you get the idea. So when some natural foliage manages to crack through it’s always a treat; from chilling with a Pimms in Hyde Park to sunning ourselves on a rooftop terrace. Perfect for us that Rotunda has recently launched its new Secret Garden, a relaxing waterside terrace perfect for a summer drink. Rotunda converted the concrete space into an eco-friendly area thanks […]

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June Openings

June and summer is finally on the horizon;  it’s still light at 9pm, well almost,  and soon 90% of our liquid intake will come in the form of Pimms- sunny or not.  June however isn’t just about the arrival of bbqs and drinking alfresco, it’s also about a road tripping husband and wife opening Porky’s BBQ in Bankside, it’s about Firmdale opening a hotel complete with bowling alley and Marylebone getting a taste of 20th century Vienna. Here it is, some of the best new venues opening this month: Ham Yard Hotel Firmdale Hotels are opening their 8th London venue […]

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