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Caviar and Chips

Scottish restaurant group, Boisdale, is joining forces with family owned caviar dynasty, Gourmet House and serving caviar with some of its best loved dishes – including traditional British favourite, Fish and Chips. The £40 Caviar and Chips comprises 30g of Gourmet House Italian Baerii caviar served with Boisdale chips. But if that’s a step too far, said caviar will also be served with other classic dishes including Dunkeld Scottish Smoked Salmon, Aberdeenshire Steak Tartar and Ceviche of diver-caught Isle of Mull King Scallops. And – as if you needed any more encouragement – we hear that caviar is a great […]

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Truffles at Murano

In case you didn't think Murano, Angela Hartnett's sublime Italian restaurant in Mayfair, wasn't the best thing since sliced bread, it now absolutely ranks as so. For throught this limited, but very special, truffle season, Murano chefs are putting the white truffle on the menu. With a £50 add-on, try 'Hand-rolled tagliatelle with butter emulsion or Scrambled Eggs, all with generous lashings of truffle.  There's even a gourmet pizza carrying the pricey and exquisite subterranean gem atop its rocket and parmesan this year.  Don't miss out on the season, and if you're going to savour some truffles this autumn, head […]

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PPQ for Baroque

We’ve already brought you news of the opening of Baroque the other week but we reckon the new staff uniforms deserve a mention in their own right. They’ve been designed by PPQ’s Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker – whose creations are favoured by celebs from Alexa Chung to Rihanna. For the girls it’s smouldering glamour with super smart tailoring in velvets, satins and lurexes: “I wanted to make them feel chic and alluring, but at all times professional and demure. The door girls have fox lamb fur trimmed felt wool capes and coats that are film noir in the making,” […]

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Winter Sandwiches at the Andaz

It may still be Autumn, but we're all agreed that at certain times in the morning and evening, the bracing temperatures feel a little more wintery than anything else. Well, to prepare us for the forthcoming cold and dark season, the Andaz Liverpool Street have unveiled a Winter Club Sandwich to make up part of their popular Afternoon Tea. Monique has teamed up with the pastry chef at the hotel, Joseph Wagenaar, to create a concoction of spiced poached pears, slow roasted Braeburn apples, caramel curd, Earl Grey mayonnaise, lemon 'fried Egg' and a bunch of cinnamon fries. It's really […]

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Openings & Launches

W Film Club

Welcome to the W Film Club, a fortnightly screening of a new release film in the W London  luxury 39-seater, HD, state-of-the-art cinema. Kicking off tomorrow 16th October with On the Road, the adaptation of the Jack Kerouac’s cult novel starring Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst, the W Film Club will take place every other Tuesday. Cinema goers will also have the option of enjoying a pre-cinema bite or late-night dinner at the hotel’s Asian-inspired restaurant, Spice Market. The special Film Club menu includes Classic, Garden or Healthy bento boxes comprising Spiced Chicken Samosas, Avocado Summer Rolls and Steamed Sea Bass […]

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Openings & Launches

Breakfast at Quo Vadis

Right now in media land, lunch is truly for wimps. Breakfast is definitely where it’s at. But here’s the thing, I can actually count my favourite power breakfast venues on the fingers of one hand! So… it’s a good job that Soho stalwart Quo Vadis has just stepped into the breakfast breach, opening the doors of its Dean Street venue rather earlier than usual. Super chef Jeremy Lee has drawn up a delectable menu of early morning favourites, inspired by the iconic restaurant’s British and seasonal fare – all guaranteed to set you up for the day. Delicious dishes include […]

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An Antico Halloween

It's not long now until ghoulish Halloween ….. but have you any plans yet? Here's one to jot down: Italian restaurant and bar Antico – based in Bermondsey Street – is hosting a Black & White fancy dress party on 27th October. Best of all, it's free entry.  There will be cocktails, dancing until the small hours and a series of black and white horror films being shown on a loop around the restaurant. Everything to get you in the mood, naturally. From 5pm in the downstairs bar, Halloween will kick off. On offer at the bar, the aptly named […]

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Autumn at Bumpkin

In case you hadn't noticed already, temperatures have plummeted and gone is the vivid green from our trees' leaves. In fact, most of the leaves have fallen off. But it's not all doom and gloom at the lovely cosy restaurant that is Bumpkin, where chefs are embracing the change in seasons rather than be defeated by it. So what, if no good weather can be hoped for, shall we expect from Bumpkin this bracing autumn? Well, executive chef Raymond Fulton-Corrie has created a menu bursting with flavour, while perfectly reflecting the seasonal changes in fruits, vegetables and meat occuring in […]

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Thanksgiving at The Big Easy

What is there to be thankful for come Thanksgiving? Well, why not the Big Easy, whose No Nonsense three course menu arrives on Thursday 22nd November. For just £24.50, warm up with a lobster soup, and then prepare yourself ahead of the gorging of the Thanksgiving Norfolk Turkey, which comes with Southern cornbread, bacon and leek stuffing, mashed sweet potato with a pecan topping, a green bean casserole. Grandma Emma's apple and cranberry chutney make up the side garnish, as does the bourbon gravy. If you have room remaining, there's a triple-layer red velvet cake or a seasonal pumpkin pie […]

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Buffalo Trace pops up

Buffalo Trace Bourbon is launching a pop-up to celebrate London Cocktail Week. It’s inspired by the Prohibition era from its discreet curtain-cloaked entrance through to authentic American cocktails  served by waiters wearing spats and braces. Whilst sipping on a Sazerac cocktail you can sit on one of the barrels which serve as chairs and try your hand at US bar games such as Craps and Toss the Boss. You can even have a go at making your own cocktails and there will also be bourbon tasting master-classes and a competition where entrants are in with a chance to win a […]

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