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Rhubarb opens in Bond & Brook

Popular Events caterer Rhubarb is to open a new in-store restaurant, Bond & Brook, in the revamped Fenwick store in Bond Street in August. The news comes shortly after Rhubard have just confirmed that they are to provide the in-lounge catering for all First and Business Class American Airlines passengers at Heathrow. Operating buffet style menus at the brand new Flagship Lounge and Admirals Lounge means they  will serve “rhubarb” food to over 600 passengers a day. Located on the second floor, Bond & Brook represents the first project undertaken by consultancy firm A Private View, the partnership of Evening Standard […]

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Novikov Restaurant Group in London

The Russian restaurant group Novikov is set to open its first restaurant  in the capital. The company, which is headed by entrepreneur, Arkady Novikov, has just secured a 19,000 sq ft site in the heart of Mayfair. The restaurant is scheduled to open for business in early 2011. Novikov Restaurant Group, which is credited with revolutionising the up-market dining experience in Moscow, plans to divide the site at 50 Berkeley Street into two restaurant concepts, one specialising in Asian seafood and the other offering Mediterranean cuisine. There will also be a Far Eastern themed bar under the same roof. The Berkeley […]

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Louis Vuitton Ads Banned

Louis Vuitton’s sparkling reputation as a premium quality brand has come under fire after advertising watchdogs found the French design house guilty of misleading customers with their advertisments. The advertisements depict a ‘seamstress with linen thread and beeswax’ and go on to emphasize the ‘infinite patience’ that’s required to construct the Louis Vuitton bags. One problem. The bags are not actually made by hand. In an attempt to defend itself, Louis Vuitton argued the ads pay ‘homage to the craftsmanship’ of its employees rather than an accurate portrayal of the manufacturing process. However, after being challenged by the ASA, the designers admitted that sewing machines […]

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Greek Calorie Counter

It’s always seemed a bit strange that McDonalds is the highest profile chain to offer calorie counters on its menus. Let’s face it, regulars of those Golden Arches are surely the least likely to care how many calories they are consuming – surely that’s why track-pants have elasticated waistlines… So it’s good to see that The Real Greek has jumped into the fray with its calorie counter on every dish on the menu.  Greek food is pretty damn healthy in any case as it’s rich in unsaturated fats from fish and olive oil but it’s nice to have your healthy […]

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Brompton Quarter Rocks

You might not immediately think of South Kensington being as rock ‘n’ roll as Camden but appearances can indeed be deceptive! The Brompton Quarter Brasserie on Brompton Road which counts the Brompton Oratory as a neighbour, is staging a Knightsbridge coup d’etat with its Rock ‘n’ Roll photography exhibition showcasing famous prints from the 1950s and 1960s. The images have been shot by leading photographers David Montgomery, Terry O’Neill and Baron Wolman and include pictures of iconic music legends from Jimi Hendrix to The Who. Both the restaurant and the exhibition are open from 7.30am to 10.30pm seven days a […]

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Les Enfants Website

Les Enfants d’Edouard, has just launched its own website, so now you don’t have to go to Brussels to get the best luxury vintage. Set up nearly 40 years ago, Les Enfants d’Edouard specialises in luxury vintage for men and women and boasts a stock of over 2,000 designer clothes, handbags, jewellery, shoes and furs. Some are new, some are perfectly preserved classics but all are at discount prices and by top designers (Prada, Hermes, Versace, Chanel, Miu Miu are to name but a few). You can take your pick of vintage, haute couture and elegant accessories. Right now my […]

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The Story of Belgravia

Following last year’s successful programme, visitors are invited to experience the ‘Story of Belgravia’ and explore one of London’s most vibrant and prestigious destinations and discover the stories behind the area’s beautiful buildings, open spaces and elegant streets. Every Saturday throughout the month of June there’s a superb programme of free guided walks, open-air classical music performances, children’s entertainment and exclusive promotions in many local shops, bars and restaurants. Experienced City of Westminster Guides will lead four 90 minute tours each weekend when they will escort visitors on a journey through the history of Belgravia encompassing everything from architecture and […]

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Damian Elwes- Human Nature

From 3rd June -16th July a new body of work by Damian Elwes  will be on display at Morton Metropolis.  Damians work draws upon a lifetime of extraordinary experiences. What began as a young man’s escape to New York to avoid family controversy in England and a determined effort not to paint portraits in the Elwes tradition, led to an unlikely passion for graffiti art and a friendship with Andy Warhol. A chance encounter with the renowned art dealer, Robert Fraser, endorsed the direction in which he was going and led to a joint show in London with two of […]

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Pavilion Pop-Up

Come October the team behind the Pavilion Café in East London’s Victoria Park will be opening their new venture, Elliot’s in Borough Market under the direction of head chef, Isaac McHale, formerly of Notting Hill’s The Ledbury and who has more recently enjoyed sojourns at the award-winning Noma in Copenhagen and Momofuku in NYC. However, not ones to let the grass grow under their feet, McHale and co are launching a summer pop-up dining experience at The Pavilion – every Friday from 4 June – serving dinner under the stars as a little entrée to the main event. A five-course […]

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Test Your Mettle

Jonathan Downey’s East Room may have been reduced to ashes a couple of months back but it was always going to take more than a few flames to reduce that inimitable New York spirit to dust – although admittedly the spirits probably did add a bit of fuel to the fire. However, following a bit of juggling it’s been reborn as Giant Robot – a new Italian American incarnation on the site of the group’s former Match EC1 on Clerkenwell Road. Comprising a ground floor bar – all bare brick walls straight out of the East Village and then further […]

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