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A Taste of India at Brigadiers

Barbecue season is amongst us, an affair that sees Dad’s dropping too many sausages onto the coals, someone panicking that things are undercooked, eating your body weight in potato salad, and a nosey neighbour trying to get in on the action. With this said, what better time than now for JKS Restaurant’s new venue, Indian barbecue restaurant and drinking tavern Brigadiers, where it really is all in the name. Brigadiers certainly will provide comrades with an immersive experience, inspired by the army mess bars of India. Whilst this might conjure up images of food flying across the room, cabbage football […]

Hotels

Sweet suites: the best hotel suites in London

I’m going to let you into a secret… there’s a clandestine world beyond the revolving doors of London’s grandest hotels. A universe inhabited by sheiks and tech billionaires, where money is no object and even the smartest hotels hold something back for the big rollers. You think that junior suite you scrimped and saved to afford for your anniversary was special? Unless you were dropping £25k a night, you ain’t seen nothing. Step aside and feast your senses on London’s sweetest suites.   Hotel Cafe Royal What: The Dome Penthouse Suite, Hotel Café Royal Why: Literally overlooking Piccadilly Circus and […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Watch Your Favourite Film, Then Sing Along At Lucky Voice

Doe a deer, a female deer, ray a drop of golden sun, me a name I call myself, far – never a long long way to run from Lucky Voice… The high-end karaoke dens have introduced a new initiative, watch your favourite film, then sing your heart out to the soundtrack. From Mondays to Wednesdays, the private karaoke bar have decided to offer guests the opportunity to use their booths to relax, order a cocktail, sit back and watch Grease, Moulin Rouge or The Lion King with a group of friends in relative luxury, then to make the most of Those […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Where To Make The Most Out Of English Wine Week

Until very recently the mere mention of English wine resulted in barely muffled sniggers. Maybe just about good enough for cooking. But then, a couple of decades back people were equally dubious about Australian wines and earlier this week I found it impossible to find someone to come along to a Chinese wine tasting (they were excellent, by the way). So it is that English wines now really are a thing, they’ve overcome the naysayers and brands like Nyetimer rival the big Champagne houses on price and quality. English Wine Week is an opportunity to celebrate this, and here’s some places […]

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Reviews

A Tea Without Any Gimmicks: Corinthia’s New Afternoon Tea

What: Thinking of a theme? Chances are there is a tea for that. London’s restaurants have taken afternoon tea and have been running with it for years. ‘It’s summer? We’ll make a summer tea’; ‘Guy Fawkes night? Stick a firework in a scone’; ‘Let’s add in alcohol, let’s serve it at midnight, let’s make it historical, let’s make it breakfast themed.’ Yep you’ve got to hand it to them, they’re taking the idea and running with it. Anyway, Corinthia’s new afternoon tea is stripping it all back to offer a traditional afternoon tea with no gimmicks. New? Relatively it only […]

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What to do This Weekend

Get The Most From Your Bank Holiday Weekend: 25th – 28th May

I hope you’re across the whole ‘it’s a bank holiday’ thing last bank holiday I turned up to work only to wonder why nobody else was showing up and wondering if the rapture had happened while I was making my cereal. But given how much is going on in this week’s bumper ‘what to do this weekend’ guide it will be impossible to forget. Roll on the long weekend!

Things to do Outdoors

Rooms Filled with Blooms: D&D Group Launch #BlossomCity18

If you thought Gatsby awkwardly waiting for Daisy in a room exploding with flowers was a blooming eyeful, wait until you grab a look at D&D luxury restaurant groups’ #BlossomCity18 campaign. #BlossomCity18 campaign mixes the best of both worlds with Moët & Chandon champagne, and florals everywhere, quite literally. The restaurants will have a range of flower-inspired menus, cocktails and installations, sure to alleviate the post Chelsea flower show blues. The Summer 2018 catwalks were nothing if not awash with bold crayola block colours, and really quite beautiful pastel, gelato-styled tones. With this said, it’s without a doubt that this […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Truman’s Returns, A Beer Giant Is Back

Truman’s is back! Again! Truman’s have been making beer from East London since 1666 and their legacy is writ across London, inscribed on pubs throughout the capital. But in 1989 Truman’s closed its doors seemingly for good, the brewery was sold off and is now an events and creative space.  That is, until a couple of beer enthusiasts decided to rescue the dormant brand and set up Truman’s mk 2 in 2010. Going from strength to strength Truman’s beer has been such a success that the brewery is opening its first pub in decades. The Newman Arms in Fitzrovia is an […]

Best Brunches

The Beachside Bottomless Brunch in Bloomsbury

The annual summer Beach Bar at The Montague on the Gardens is back, bringing a little slice of the Bahamas to Bloomsbury. They’re shipping in the real sand, they’ve got the beach-hut, they’re mixing up the Pina Coladas and now this year they’re serving up the bottomless brunch too in the conservatory. Every weekend throughout June you’ll be able to drink Pina Coladas, Sex on the Beach, Vodka Melon Cooler, Mimosas and Bloody Marys for two hours and will be able to tuck into sharing platters of avocado and smoked salmon on granary toast, black pudding scotch eggs, Cumberland sausage […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Move Over Cocktails: Poptails at South Place Hotel

We’re only human, and as much as we love a classic Negroni or a vodka martini, throw some candyfloss or a few extra umbrellas and Maraschino cherries in our cocktails and we’re happy as Larry (don’t try to deny it). Low and behold, I couldn’t help but smile when I saw that South Place Hotel has launched its ‘Poptails’ drinks collab with Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn. In an age where you’d be classified as utterly boring if seen indulging in sweet or salty popcorn, Joe & Seph’s drinks list will feature some very innovative popcorn combos – quite literally […]

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