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Detox in style with Bubble Food!

This January, Bubble Food shows you how non-alcoholic beverages can still be intoxicating. Whether you've made a resolution to drink less or to cut calories in the wake of the festive onslaught, this New Year could herald a new you. To make it that much easier, Bubble Food’s master mixologists have rustled up a trio of tantalising tipples that show how cutting back on liquor doesn´t mean compromising on taste. A contemporary take on lashings of ginger beer, these creations take traditional ingredients and recipes and imbue them with a playful twist.   Bubble Food’s guests will be able to […]

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Mr Selfridge Recommends the Tasting Room

In wake of the ITV programme centred on the founders of the British fashion institution Selfridges, the store itself has introduced a special Mr Selfridge Recommends menu in The Tasting Room. This pop-up restaurant and champagne bar will see dishes which are a modern day take on an original menu from the store opening in the 1900s; in honour of Harry Gordon Selfridge himself. Relax in the iconic building with some sumptuous food, where the gruyere croquettes and the lamb cutlets come especially highly recommended. Not keen on a heavy meal? Then choose the Mr Selfridge Afternoon Tea Menu instead […]

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Harrison’s re-launch with brand new cocktail bar

Harrison’s Restaurant and Bar in Balham, co-owned by Rick Stein, will be reopening with vamped-up menus and an exciting new basement cocktail bar Downstairs at Harrison’s. The whole venue has been redesigned by Design LSM, who have created a neutral colour scheme with vibrant turquoise bar stools and rich orange banquette seating in the front window area. Downstairs at Harrison’s features intimate candlelit booth seating, heavily influenced by New York bars and evoking a luxurious feel of times gone by. The bar will be full table service or sitting at the bar – with a no standing policy. The raised […]

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Australia month at Draft House

Attention Australians (and beer lovers!) Draft House is celebrating the run up to Australia Day with good old Aussie beer and good tucker from today until – 26th January. Expect a terrific selection of the hottest Aussie craft beers at all Draft House sites from breweries such as Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Stone & Wood. Specials on the food menu include on Draft House’s food menu, including the ‘Ute Burger’ – the ultimate Aussie Utility Burger, which will star (from the bottom up): a slice of pineapple, 6oz 28-day aged Aberdeen Angus hamburger patty, pickled beets, flat-fried egg and […]

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Openings & Launches

Quarter Café

Heal’s has joined forces with restaurateurs Doron and Valeria Zilkha at its Tottenham Court Road flagship store to launch Heal’s Quarter Café and Heal’s Quarter Café Express next month on 12 February. The 80 seater first floor restaurant space, previously operated by Peyton & Byrne, will be fully refurbished and extended. The new menus will represent The Quarter Group’s signature modern mix of seasonal, healthy comfort food – including homemade pastries, all-day breakfast, delicious sandwiches and soups, charcuterie plates, hearty salads, afternoon tea, cakes and tarts – to sustain hungry shoppers. In addition, at the main entrance to Heal’s, there […]

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The BNC Events Show

Following the success of last year’s sell-out event on board the HMS President, the BNC Global Event Show 2013 is to take place at London’s The Brewery on 20 and 21 February and promises to bring together top event planners with the world’s top suppliers for two days of amazing networking opportunities and lots of fun! If you are a full time professional event planner from the 'MICE" industry, either a corporate event manager or work at an event planning agency, then you can register to attend at www.theBNC.co.uk. Successful applications will receive an amazing item to go in their […]

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PipsDish does Burns

Converted Citroen garage, PipsDish in Islington is hosting a Burns Night that would make Rabbie proud. Twinkling lights, candles, your own private table in a little red van and all the theatre of an open kitchen. Factor in Pip’s typical simplicity, flavour and top-notch ingredients, and a magical experience is guaranteed. The traditional four-course Scottish menu begins with a hearty bowl of cock-a-leekie soup followed by the offal-stuffed centrepiece, the haggis. Served with neeps and tatties, it will be  welcomed to the table by a bagpiped serenade. Leave room for the Cranachan, though, a delicious concoction of cream, whisky, honey, […]

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York & Albany’s Pop-Up Hunting Cabin

York & Albany is taking inspiration from the historic hunting grounds of nearby Regents Park to open a pop-up and quintessentially British hunting cabin. Open for six weeks only, the cabin will offer seasonal specialities amidst soothing surroundings. Set on the edge of the park, the cabin is furnished with traditional tartans, tweeds and animal skins and the walls are covered with authentic antlers and taxidermy. There’s even an outdoor terrace complete with heaters where you can indulge in winter favourites such as spiced boozy hot chocolate and toast your own homemade marshmallows. Otherwise, drink the ‘Kentucky Winter Julep’ or […]

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Royal Suite at InterContinental Park Lane London

InterContinental  London Park Lane has recently unveiled their new Royal Suite, paying homage to the site of the hotel,  145 Piccadilly the location of the Queen’s former childhood residence. Designed by The Gallery, the suite which is situated on the 8th floor at the heart of the ‘By Royal Appointment’ suite, encapsulates and emulates the signature styles and elegance of the Queen from childhood to the present. The suite painted in a mix of pastel palettes and bolder brighter colours is decorated with delicate detail, such as the opulent hand – blown glass chandelier inspired by Her Majesty’s diamond collection […]

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Rooftop Film Club Returns to the Roof Gardens

The beautiful Roof Gardens above Kensington High Street are hosting the Rooftop Film Club once more. With an aim to banish the January blues and bring some fun to this bleak month the Rooftop Film Club will be show casing a line up of classic and cult films beneath the marquee set in the 1.5 acres of themed gardens. Snuggle up on the sofas with a glass of champagne or Peroni and some great food from the barbeque to watch films, ranging  from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Drive. The first films to be shown on Monday 7th January will be […]

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