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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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Soho House collaborates with US chef Brendan Sodikoff

Soho House is teaming up with Brendan Sodikoff to launch two new outlets in Notting Hill; Electric Diner and Electric Donuts. The restaurants are set to open on Portobello Road next month following the development of the Electric House members' club due to a fire in June.  Electric Diner draws inspiration from the traditional American diner featuring booths, bar seats and will serve Sodikoff's signature dishes. In comparison, Electric Donuts, which is based on Sodikoff's Chicago Doughnut Vault, will be open from 8am serving uniquely flavoured donuts and coffee. www.sohohouse.com www.the-electric.co.uk

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Faulty Towers Dining at The Charing Cross Hotel

Based on the beloved British sitcom, Fawlty Towers, the Faulty Towers dining experience is the work of Australian theatre company, Interactive Theatre International, having debuted in Brisbane in 1997, it has become a huge success and it has now recently arrived at the Torquay Suite Theatre at The Charing Cross Hotel. The 5 star critically acclaimed production is a hectic mix of eating, drinking, comedy and acting. During the two hour interactive show diners are served a three course meal amongst the comic madness. With only a third of the show scripted anything could happen, and when the actors are […]

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Atherton strikes again

We hear that Gordon Ramsay alumnus, super chef Jason Atherton of Pollen Street fame has just taken possession of a site on Poland Street,  where he plans to open a new restaurant with a bar called The Social Eating House, in partnership with his long standing head chef Paul Hood. The premises, which is located at 58-59 Poland Street, comprises of ground, first and mezzanine floors and was brokered by Dean Gambles of commercial property agents Coleman Dean, who also acquired the site for Jason's flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social, which opened in April 2011. Says Atherton, "I am really […]

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Newman Street Tavern comes to Fitzrovia

Opening at the end of November, Newman Street Tavern in Fitzrovia will celebrate the very finest and expertly sourced produce from around the British Isles served alongside a preeminent list of outstanding wine. A traditional kitchen will be run by Head Chef and Partner Peter Weeden, previously of Paternoster Chop House and The Boundary. The Tavern will have a vintage, antique finish producing a very comfortable dining room. Newman Street Tavern is situated on the corner of Goodge Street and Newman Street, comprised of a ground floor bar, raw bar and informal first floor dining room providing a welcome respite […]

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Forza Win(ter) Rooftop Fonduta Supperclub

Held in a secret location Forza Win(ter) has transformed their rooftop into a Fonduta supperclub for the winter. The rooftop has been covered and gorgeous rugs, hot cocktails and heaters brought in to ensure a warm ambience. Rather than pizza, as served in the summer, Forza Win(ter) will serve Fonduta; a Northern Italian Fondue style dish prepared with young Fontina cheese, raw milk and butter, perfect for sharing. In addition to the delicious cheese, the supper club will be serving tasty seasonal, organic British grown vegetables, meats from the Ginger Pig, bread from E5 Bakehouse and naturally the most wonderful […]

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Vestal Vodka Vaults

Vestal Vodka is going underground with the opening of The Vestal Vaults. Mr VV has taken over the basement of London’s The Forge Restaurant with his inimitable Bohemian approach to décor and creative approach to cocktail making. Expect dark, lustrous theatrical interiors, quiet corners for secret meetings, installations from Martha Freud and an eclectic mix of old and new object s d‘art and glassware. The Vaults will hold a strictly NO GIN policy and will be kick starting Winter with a spirited cocktail list that includes tipples such as Victor Nordelof’s (Callooh Callay, LAB) very own ‘I Am The Moon’ […]

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Quality Chop House

Today sees the launch of the Grade II listed Quality Chop House restaurant on Farringdon Road. Think shared booths, nose to tail dining, sustainable fish and seasonal vegetables from a team led by head chef Shaun Searley. Pop next door for the wine bar with its mix of bar-stool seating, individual tables, small plates and takeaway sandwich menu. The 90-bin wine list with prices ranging from £11 to £250 will change every month. All wines are available from the shop to drink in and each bottle has a £5 drink-in mark-up regardless of price. You’ll also find a late-Victorian dining […]

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EatMeUp Christmas Street Food Festival in Shoreditch

Shoreditch. One of things it is known for is its great street food, which is exactly why the Christmas EatMeUp festival is being held in Shoreditch's Red Market from the 6th -8th of December. Visitors can try amazing food from the likes of  Tongue 'n' Cheek and Street Kitchen as well as many others, all with delicious food that just has to be tried. The HitMeUp iPhone app will also be in use, so traders can communicate directly with punters about competitions, events and challenges. Boast a handle bar moustache? Then Luardos will present you with a free burrito. Know all […]

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Ice Rink at Canary Wharf

  Following on from the wonderful launch on Wednesday 7th November, the ice rink at Canary Wharf, set against the iconic backdrop of the Canary Wharf skyline,  is now open throughout the Christmas period until January 13th. Beneath the twinkling Christmas lights, spectators on Wednesday evening enjoyed amazing on ice acrobatic performances from British Championship medallists and members of the International Development Squad, including Nina Povey and Molly Valencia. Boisdale of Canary Wharf were there with their legendary burgers and guests were also treated to hot mince pies, haggis sausage rolls and champagne from the Boisdale on Ice bar. With […]

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