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London Restaurant Festival

Fancy overlooking the twinkling Embankment lights while dining in a London Eye capsule……. and then being taken to spend a night at the Savoy? You’ve come to the right place. When the London Restaurant Festival kicks off again on 3rd October, the two-week culinary affair adds the tantalising offer from above, to its usual array of attractive options. To be in with a chance of dining at the ‘Pop Up in the Sky’ (where your courses will be cooked by Angela Hartnett, Marcus Wareing, Jason Atherton and Pierre Koffman), it would be advisable to book tickets … now. But if […]

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Secret Sensory Suppers at Andaz Hotel

For three nights only, Andaz Hotel’s Masonic Temple is back in business. From 20 – 22 September during this year’s London Design Festival, FranklinTill will be curating Secret Sensory Suppers which see the Temple transformed into an experimental space for exclusive evenings of fantastical banqueting where food, sound, light and touch collide in a feast for all the senses – not to mention Hendrick’s Gin cocktails and fragrancing by Cire Trudon and Fornasetti Profum. Kicking things off on 20 September are culinary alchemists Bompas & Parr with their Visionary Feast For the Senses. The menu is inspired by grand hotel […]

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Designs on The Blueprint Cafe

Combine your love of great food and cutting edge design in one fell swoop. Shad Thames’ lauded Blueprint Cafe is teaming up with the Design Museum below for an exclusive private view of Kenneth Grange’s debut UK exhibition.     The brilliant Grange is renowned as Britain’s leading product designer, who, over his prolific 50 year career has designed some of the most familiar yet iconic products and appliances that shape our daily lives. Kodak cameras – check, the silhouette for the Intercity 125 train – check, Kenwood food mixers – check, Parker pens – check. He was even behind […]

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Semi Automatic at St Martins Lane

If you're missing those old chocolate machines of the London Underground days of yore, then head right over to St Martins Lane Hotel as the newest incarnation of its Semi-Automatic pop-up series is upon us. Semi-Automatic is a luxe take on vending-machine-meets-hotel-gift-store and the new 32-slot machine talking pride of place in the hotel's lobby contains items exclusively selected by The Design Museum. A touch-operated screen allows hotel guests and visitors to purchase a fabulous selection of Design Musuem products 24:7 from Polaroid Eyewear by Kenneth Grange, the classic AB7 Braun Alarm clock, a Mondaine Watch based on the 1940s Swiss Railway […]

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British Food Fortnight

When it runs at the same time as the London Olympics next year, it’ll be hard to avoid its allure. So when the British Food Fortnight kicks off next week on September 17th, it’s destined to be awash with curious, give-us-a-peek visitors. And they wouldn’t be wrong to do so. The event, which runs until Sunday 2nd October, celebrates its 10 year anniversary this Autumn, and promises to deliver all of its usual highlights. And more. Foodies from all parts of Britain will be treated to a plethora of culinary delights. In London, celebrations will range from a new specially-designed […]

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Westfield Stratford City

We’ve already brought you intelligence of Westfield Stratford City’s sumptuous fashion offering but a girl’s got to eat and when WSC finally opens its eagerly anticipated doors next week, we can expect an equally delicious foodie mecca of over 70 venues, inspired by the global marketplace . Italian stallion Franco Manca, boasts the most authentic sourdough pizza outside of Naples with single estate organic tomatoes imported directly from Italy through to pizza flour sourced from the renowned Molino Caputo. But if it’s the Moorish tastes of Spain and Morocco you’re feeling, El Cantara has it sussed with olives, cheeses, Acorn […]

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Senkai

Our appetite for Japanese food shows no sign of diminishing and just touched down on the former site of Cocoon on Regent Street comes Senkai restaurant and cocktail lounge. We’re talking modern, Japanese-inspired dishes together with a signature raw bar menu featuring sashimi and ceviche to seafood platters. And behind the new outfit? Matt Hermer and Paul Deeming’s Ignite Group of course which has brought us Eclipse, Boujis, Bumpkin and the impossibly hip Wyld at W London. There are three distinct areas to choose from: a dining room seating 125, a feature counter-top bar if you need to eat and […]

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California Classics

Future Cinema, the people behind the popular Secret Cinema are bringing a touch of California cool to Canary Wharf this weekend. The partnership with California Tourism will see the Wharf transformed into the boardwalks and amusement parks of California reminiscent of nostalgic film locations in Santa Cruz for a screening of The Lost Boys on Saturday and those of San Diego for a showing of Tom Cruise’s classic Top Gun on Sunday. Audiences can take part in classic surf side sport and adventure and sample all American cuisine from authentic food carts. Rokit Vintage will also be in residence with […]

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Meatballs

The Quality Chop House is going meatball happy with a brand new and mouth-watering meatball menu at its new Meatball restaurant. Located in the hub of Farringdon next to the hip Exmouth Market, The Victorian style Quality Chop House dates back to the 1870s and is the only known example of a working men’s chop house. All dishes are made directly on the premises and the exciting menu features meatballs inspired by global flavours from Moroccan lamb to traditional Meatballs in Tomato Sauce or Sliders, a selection of any three balls served in mini buttered buns. Sides such as comforting […]

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Tree-Athlon

If next year’s approaching Olympics are bringing out the sportsman in you, Battersea Park this September might be a clever place to start training. Tree-Athlon, on September 17th, is a 5k ‘fun run’, or, in other words, an opportunity to raise money for the planting of trees around the city.  As the charity’s flagship fundraising event, ‘Trees for Cities’ will be aiming to pick up enough funds to plant 5,000 trees in parts of London that need it most. But it’s a whole lot more than a sweat and a struggle. Inside the Tree-Athlon village, children will be entertained by face-painters, […]

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