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Nobu Unplugged

One of London’s most iconic and fashionable restaurants is launching a new music programme this weekend with special performances from top Djs and a MOBO nominee. After last year’s successful fundraising event, the popular restaurant, Nobu, is hosting a weekend of music and live sets for new and upcoming artists. The likes of Bluey Robinson and Nina Nesbitt have both played at Nobu’s Unplugged before, both of whom ended up signing with a record label as a result of performing at Nobu. The weekend will start with a bang as Parisian DJ Thomas Lesnier aka Second Guesser will perform on […]

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The Cube by Electrolex

The Cube by Electrolex's residency atop London's Royal Festival Hall has been extended until 31st December 2012. The Cube provides a unique dining experience designed to celebrate our professional proficiency featuring the expertise of some of the most exciting chefs in the UK. This exclusive opportunity for just 18 guests provides the fabulous backdrop of the River Thames, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament alongside intimate viewing of some of Britain's top chefs at work.   www.electrolux.co.uk/Cube/London

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Krug Institute of Happiness

The Krug Institute of Happiness is a bespoke dining experience pop-up designed to create a multi-sensory journey identifying the various means, actions and memories we call upon in the search of happiness. The journey starts in chauffeured transportation taking you to 85 Swaines Lane, the perfect destination to ensure the most extraordinary experience.  The menu has been created by Michelin starred chef Nuno Mendes, designed meticulously to compliment the complexities of the wine to create an enjoyable experience for each guest. www.kruginstituteofhappiness.com/experience

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Roti Chai Supper Club

Indian Street Kitchen Roti Chai is pushing the boundaries of Indian cooking and cuisine again, with their new weekly supper club held in the Dining Room. Owner Rohit, founded Roti Chai based on his memories of eating street food as a child and the supper club continues with this inspiration in a relaxed and affordable way.  Each week will have a bespoke theme and a bespoke menu, allowing the kitchen to indulge in their creative side.  Take for example the Masala Mac evening which will take the all American macaroni cheese and give it a unique Indian spin, or the Indian […]

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Sanderson Mad Hatter Teas

Sanderson have teamed up with Shoreditch design collective Luna and Curious to create a truly unique afternoon tea: Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea. Served daily, the afternoon tea has a magical, carnival theme, the menu is served in amongst the pages of a vintage book, napkins are wrapped in a riddle and sugar comes in a little musical box which plays 'Somewhere over the rainbow'. The crockery used is equally quirky and is illustrated with eccentric patterns of kings, queens, zebras and carousels. The tea is equally delightful and fun, sandwiches are made using homemade bread such as smoked Cumbrian ham […]

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A Seafood Celebration Dinner

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill are thrilled to be hosting a seafood celebration in collaboration with Laithwaites Wine. The acclaimed seafood eatery will be serving an expertly selected four course meal including a selection of 'hot rocks', including Richard's signature Rockefeller oysters followed by pan-roasted scallops, seared seabass and then a gorgeous rosehip soup to finish the culinary journey.  Ian Dunn, Laithwaite's Wine's Events Manager and host of the evening will select five exceptional and differing wines to compliment the four course menu.  Bentley's is renowned for its wonderful atmosphere, the evening is guaranteed to be both educational and entertaining. […]

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Baroque ‘n’ Roll with Marina & the Diamonds and Hasan Hejazi

Baroque Mayfair's music series continued apace last night with an exclusive Hoxton Gin sponsored showcase by Marina and the Diamonds – featuring six songs from her album Electra Heart, including chart topper Primadonna and culminating in new single debut How to be a Heartbreaker. But Baroque wasn’t just a dramatic backdrop for the set. Marina’s best friend and celebrity favourite fashion designer Hasan Hejazi (Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis) also designed three dresses for her to wear at the event – and all were inspired by the venue. Said Hejazi: “Baroque is all about over the top luxurious gorgeous […]

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SushiSamba opening party

Wednesday night saw the opening party of SushiSamba on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower.  Looking down on the twinkling lights of the city below, guests, including, Matthew Williamson, Amber Atherton and Jaime Winstone, drank cocktails and Champagne and nibbled on mini burgers, sushi and indulgent chocolate tortes. With stunning views of London’s iconic landmarks, an unrivalled set from Mark Ronson and a performance from Pixie Geldof’s new band Violet, SushiSamba definitely know how to put on an opening party.   sushisamba.com

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Harvey Nichols launch Menu Exhibition project in aid of StreetSmart

Harvey Nichols has collaborated with StreetSmart, a charity for the homeless, to give each diner the unique opportunity to win bespoke signed artworks by photographer Rankin, menswear and accessories designer James Long and artist Stephen Walter during December.  Throughout the years Harvey Nichols restaurant diners have helped contribute to the huge sum of £500,000 raised for StreetSmart. This milestone deserves a celebration; the Menu Exhibition project. During December, all Harvey Nicols Christmas menus will feature one of three bespoke artworks printed on the back as a means of gratitude for the customers continued support of StreetSmart. One lucky diner will even discover […]

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Aperitivo in Mayfair

Mayfair’s Banca Ristorante Italiano has just launched its Milano Aperitivo concept – whereby an early evening drink is accompanied by a range of freshly prepared complimentary snacks and small dishes, eaten standing at the bar. From 5pm – 7:30pm on Tuesday to Friday, classic Italian aperitivo will be laid across Banca’s restaurant spanning long bar for guests to graze on while enjoying Italian cocktails, such as the Negroni, Aperol Spritz or Bellini. The authentic menu – created by Executive Chef Marzio Zacchi and Head Chef Gabriele Milani – is derived from the fare found in Milan’s smartest bars and restaurants […]

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