What: Soho’s favourite, Kettner’s Townhouse is back, having been bought up by Soho House it now returns as restaurant, Champagne bar and 33 bedroom boutique hotel. New? London has had a long love affair with Kettner’s, it was established back in 1867 by August Kettner rumoured to have been chef to Napoleon III, it was one of first restaurants to serve French food. Remaining open for 149 years, it closed its door in 2016. However, it’s next chapter began in January. Where? A minute from Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse, you’ll find Kettner’s Townhouse at 29 Romilly Street, Soho, London […]
Loving the Artic Monkeys so much, Nathan Outlaw’s protégé, Tom Brown, has announced that his debut restaurant will be called Cornerstone after a song from the band’s third album. Opening on the 24th April in Hackney Wick, the restaurant will be showcasing Tom’s simple clean cooking which makes the most of British produce in sharing plates. Think, raw mackerel with lime pickle, coconut yogurt and crispy garlic; marinated squid accompanied by black pudding, blood orange and a brown butter dressing and for pudding, Cornerstone’s pear crumble accompanied by Earl Grey ice-cream. To drink you’ll find natural, organic and biodynamic wines, […]
Cocktail maestro Salvatore Calabrese has just taken up residency at the Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel following on from the success of his December pop-up. The bar has reopened following a complete redesign by Olga Polizzi and Inge Moore. The pair have created a glamourous space that emphasises Terence Donovan’s reputation as one of the most revered fashion photographers on the 20th Century. White, grey, British racing green and touches of gold, work together; shimmering surfaces and matte finishes are reminiscent of a camera lens and a photographer’s wet tray is reimagined as a glass bar top sitting atop a […]
It’s a real Monday today, the weather is miserable, it’s not so much an April shower as an April downpour. However, we do have some news to cheer you up, today is National Gin & Tonic day and Heliot Steak House has paired up with Double Dutch to create a gin flight using bespoke gin brands. NEAT gin has been teamed up with Double Dutch’s Skinny Tonic & Strawberry, whilst Monkey 47 is blended with Pomegranate and Basil with lime. Meanwhile, Hendricks is staying true to its perfect serve with Cucumber and Watermelon and watermelon segment garnish. The best part? It’s only £10. It’s […]
Planning a perfect dinner party? A dinner for a celebration? Has your boss just been on and told you to find a venue for a big work dinner? Look no further, here are some of the private dining rooms around. Whether you want to be in a palace or a cellar, make your event perfect and private.
Contrary to popular belief there is actually more to Port Isaac than Doc Martin. The Cornish fishing town is also home to the Michelin-starred Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and it’s coming to London as part of a series of dinners hosted at the Michelin-starred Outlaw’s at The Capital. On the 21st May, guests can expect dishes of cured brill with anchovies and pea and mint mayonnaise and seasonal St Enodoc asparagus with clams and herb dressing as Head Chef, Tim Barnes, takes over the kitchen. Next up, it will be the turn of The Mariners Public House (Outlaw’s collaboration with Sharp’s Brewery), […]
What: In the amount of time it takes you to get across London (especially if you’re on the District Line), you could leave the city behind you, leave the packed tubes, the pollution, the noise and find yourself in Stoke Place, a country house sat in 26 acres of Buckinghamshire parkland…you just have to ignore the pitstop in Slough. New? No and all the better for it. The house was initially built in 1690 as a family home for the royal chef, Patrick Lamb. Chef fact fans, he cooked Kings James II’s legendary coronation feast at Westminster Hall. Until the […]
What: You know the OXO Tower, you might recognise it from its glowing red ‘OXO’ sign that illuminates the London skyline? Well it turns out they have a restaurant at the top, the ingeniously named OXO Tower Restaurant, and the food is actually pretty good. New? They have just launched their spring menus while the restaurant, alongside the bar and brasserie, has been around since it opened in September 1996 making it Harvey Nichols’ very first restaurant. Where? Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, SE1 9PH www.oxotowerrestaurant.co.uk On the menu: As the menu has changed with the weather, so […]
Evans & Peels Detective Agency has a new mystery to solve, ‘The Mystery of the Smokehouse Menu.’ And the dilemma? What to choose? Let us explain, Evans & Peel Detective Agency has just launched a new smokehouse menu which features southern American dishes such as Carolina style pulled pork; St Lou’s with cut pork spare ribs and Texas style brisket and pulled eggplant and mushroom brisket. They’re all served with pickles, buttermilk potatoes, BBQ beans and slaw as well as house sauces. There’ll also a bar menu of small plates like mac ‘n’ cheese with pulled pork or smoked mushrooms, […]
Whether you’re feeling cosmopolitan or old fashioned, you’re sure to not go sour at the cocktail event of the year! We promise won’t leave you saying bloody mary. Cocktails in the City is a weekend-long celebration of London’s vibrant cocktail scene, and it’s happening tomorrow (5th) April until Saturday. It’s all happening in London, making it the perfect destination for anyone who likes a tipple. Our location, not to mention the fact English is so widely spoken, plus the incredibly vibrant drinking culture and scene makes us the perfect hub for mixologists worldwide, who flock to a city where the […]
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