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Flowery tipples at The Langham

All you green-fingered folk will be well aware that the Chelsea Flower Show is about to hit town.  To honour this much-loved annual horticultural event, The Langham have designed their very own garden-themed cocktail. The 'Best in Show' Venus Flytrap cocktail, which will be sold at the Artesian, the Langham's award-winning bar, will be a sherry-based concoction of green plums, roses and orange flower water, too. Designed by head bartender, the renowned Alex Kratena, and coming in at a worthy £14, it's sure to be a hit with all those looking for the ultimate, but light, refreshment post-Flower Show.  But […]

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The LION roars in South Kensington

If you're not a member of The Brompton Club but are keen to go, this may well be your chance. For Piers Adam and Nick House – its irrepressible owners – are opening it up to the public for the very first time. John DeLucie, the renowned New York City-based founding chef of the popular Waverly Inn (still marked out to be the city's top restaurants) and owner now, too, of the Crown on Upper East Side and The Lion in the West Village is coming to London. Well, South Kensington to be precise. Featuring on this much-anticipated pop-up menu? […]

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Bukhara Pops Up

Tomorrow 17 May an exclusive two week only pop-up of renowned Delhi restaurant Bukhara will arrive in the capital. Executive Chef Manjit Gill will bring the tastes of India to London, taking diners on an epicurean adventure across the North West Frontier with exciting dishes including Tandoori Simla Mirch – capsicum stuffed with French beans, carrots, cabbage and cauliflower, nuts and sultanas, spiced with cumin and yellow chilli powder, roasted on a special skewer and Tandoori Jhinga – jumbo prawns marinated in an ajwain flavoured mixture of yoghurt, red chillies, turmeric and flavoured with garam masala skewered and roasted over […]

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A night on the tiles

Well it may have been a soggy start but now The Roof Gardens’ famous barbeques should be getting properly into their stride. Taking place in the Tudor Garden on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 – 11pm right up until the 6 October, they’re the perfect start to a night out. £60pp Friday and £65 on Saturday will buy you a glass of Pimm’s on arrival, a delicious 3 course BBQ dinner with live entertainment and club entry – however, for the rest of this month there’s a reduced rate of £50. It’s sure to set you up for the night ahead. […]

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Sunday Brunch at CUT

Wolfgang Puck’s first European restaurant, CUT at 45 Park Lane has just launched Sunday brunch and diners can enjoy a menu of traditional American breakfast classics (pancakes aplenty!) alongside savoury dishes such as Pork belly with parmesan polenta and brioche toasts and Salt beef hash cakes with poached eggs. There’s also a Bloody Mary Bar at which you can order your own bespoke concoction – whatever your preference. Special ingredients include CUT beef stock, horseradish vodka, chilli syrup and spice gomme. Chill out to live jazz music or if you’re feeling more energetic you can even take one of the […]

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Chef Season in the Cinnamon Kitchen

You may want to head to Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Kitchen come May 15. Why? Well, the executive chef at Tuddenham Mill in Suffolk, Paul Foster (who was named as Young Chef of 2011 by Observer Food Monthly and up-and-coming chef to watch in 2012 by Good Food Guide), is moving his pots and pans in for one very special day. Grab your tickets for a very reasonable £40-a-head and enjoy some of his extraordinary guest-cheffing. On the menu, he's preparing a menu which he is describing as 'natural modern British'. There'll be hazelnut and chickweed, organic salmon, asparagus, mugwort juice, […]

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Lawn Bakery

French born chef Ollie Couillaud’s Lawn Bistro which opened last year in Wimbledon Village is launching a new café, bakery and deli. The Lawn Bistro is all about well sourced, excellent, seasonal ingredients and the new bakery menu will include Croissants, Porridge with sultanas, brown sugar and cinnamon, Homemade yogurt with granola, Scrambled eggs on sour dough  with smoked salmon, Smoked salmon and asparagus quiche, Mozzarella and Provençal vegetable panini and tartines of Goat’s cheese, broad beans, basil and Spanish olive oil. Ollie’s background spans The Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea, Bord’eaux in the Grosvenor House […]

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Pret a Diner: Italians do it Better

Following the sell-out success of the first round last year in the Old Vic Tunnels, Kofler & Kompanie’s Pret a Diner is back. The new instalment of the temporary restaurant sensation named Italians do it Better, is taking place from 9 May to 30 June at 50 St James’s Street. It is spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli who has selected five other Michelin starred chefs (Accursio Craparo, Cristian and Manuel Costardi, Norbert Niederkofler and Viviana Varese) and challenged them to create fresh innovative style dishes marrying Italian cuisine old and new. 50 St James boasts a grand sweeping marble […]

Openings & Launches

Central & Co

Today, Urban Leisure Group (Café Libre, Graphic) is launching Central & Co, a contemporary brasserie and bar in the heart of the West End. The Brasserie sits on the ground floor with an intimate Bar below. The new opening celebrates great British-sourced produce from suppliers including Taste Tradition, a North Yorkshire farming family specialising in rare and traditional breeds and Cornwall’s Helsett Farm in Cornwall with its herd of pedigree Ayrshire cows. The head chef is Mark Beardshall from Yorkshire who has a real passion for British food. His Brasserie menu includes small plates so people can sample some of […]

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Bombay Sapphire Ginbilee

To celebrate the Royal Jubilee, Bombay Sapphire has collaborated with Brit creative including 40 Winks’ David Carter and party queen Fiona Leahy to create their own take on the classic G&T – reportedly the Queen's favouite tipple. The label is also hosting 'Ginbilee' Masterclasses at The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at Knightsbridge’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. Guests will be greeted with G&Ts and canapés while Bombay Sapphire brand ambassador Sam Carter gives an overview of gin’s British heritage interspersed with anecdotes on the bevvy’s history. There follows a lesson on preparing five different infusions and then an invitation behind […]

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