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InterContinental Park Lane’s Christmas Tea

This Christmas, InterContinental Park Lane have teamed up with world renowned chocolatier Paul A. Young to create a limited-edition afternoon tea, which is nothing if not indulgent. Cramming in all the different Christmas flavours into bite-sized parcels, you’ll start with warm stilton, chestnut and walnut vol-au-vents, venison and winter vegetable puffs and traditional sandwiches such as turkey and sage in clove mayonnaise, smoked salmon, crayfish and prawns in Marie Rose sauce and honey roast ham hock with cranberry and roasted pineapple chutney. Following on from scones served with orange curd, strawberry jam and clotted cream will be Paul’s creation inspired […]

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Rugby Lunches at The Bingham

This winter, Twickenham will be hosting 4 international Rugby games…if you’re more of a spectator than a player though, line your stomachs (before the inevitable heavy drinking) at The Bingham as the boutique hotel has put together pre-match feasts, each week serving up a new menu. Launching on the 12th November and running every Saturday until 3rd December, the pre-match feasts keep to Head Chef Andrew Cole’s signature style of natural flavours and the freshest ingredients available. Dishes include beetroot mousse with balsamic jelly, frisbee lettuce and toasted pine, venison haunch with dauphinoise potatoes, roasted shallot and horseradish puree, whilst […]

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20 Restaurants and Bars that Opened in October

This month has seen the opening of a whole array of venues in London – from new hotels to new openings from already established groups. Below: an exhaustive list of everything that has opened in October. MNKY HSE This new bar and restaurant has opened on the former site of Dover Street Wine Bar in Mayfair. Set across two floors, it serves Latin American food alongside live music and DJ sets until the small hours.  www.mnky-hse.com Little Smoke Noble Inns, known for their meat-centric restaurant, have opened yet another restaurant in Moorgate. Sourcing their ingredients from small independent farmers, the restaurant specialises in […]

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Silent Pool Gin Pop-up

Next week might be half term for children, 5 glorious days off from lessons (really think they need to make half terms for everyone), but for us who have left the classroom behind, it’s the Silent Pool Gin pop-up at the Hoxton Hotel. Launching on Monday, the Surrey based distillers will be taking over the indoor garden of the Hoxton Hotel, for a week long programme of events including tasting sessions with Master Distiller Cory Mason; brunches which include gin-infused salmon, bespoke cocktails and of course gin and tonics. If you just fancy coming in for a drink, then the […]

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Spa Socials at Mondrian

Just because we no longer have our toes out every day and our skin isn’t quite as exposed as it was in summer doesn’t mean you should skip the pedicures and pampering completely. Just replace the spray tan with a mud mask and settle in to Mondrian London’s brand new SPA Social event. The monthly event sits somewhere in between girls night, Friday drinks and an after-work gym session; it’s socialising meets a great night in. Fun and relaxing, the spa team at Mondrian have created a mix of treatments which are all available as you and a group of […]

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12 Restaurant And Bars That Opened In September

And that’s another month gone, we’ve seen classics re-open, hotels renamed and restaurants open their third site, it’s safe to say September has been pretty busy! Check out 12 of the new restaurants, bars and hotels to open this month!  Bluebird Re-opening Kings Road favourite Bluebird Is re-opening after an August redesign and to mark the occasion there will be 20% off the menu at lunchtimes until the end of October! It has been re-imagined and designed by Sagrada and to go along with its new look is a new menu from Liam Smith-Laing which will draw inspiration from the […]

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Sanderson’s Enchanted Hanging Garden

London is looking good right now. It’s still sunny, there is that renewed back to school feeling as summer finishes and autumn starts. The leaves are turning golden, it’s feeling more crisp but we haven’t hit the miserable, rainy season yet. So there is still time to go for drinks outside and we know where we are heading too – Sanderson’s Enchanted Hanging Garden. They’ve teamed up with Perrier Jouët to create a garden in their famous courtyard, plants will be floating, suspended and adorning the living wall. At the heart of the garden will sit a striking string centre […]

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2nd Chance Charity Supper

The future, a.k.a the youth of today have been hit with a sucker punch by austerity. Making the step onto a career ladder is difficult and stepping onto a desired career ladder is a rarity. This being the landscape, two celebrity chefs and charity 2nd Chance are heading to The Bingham to provide something delicious and auspicious. Chefs, Paul Merrett and Eric Grignard will be collaborating with 2nd Chance, a specialist ‘education to employment’ training course to support 18-24 year olds on their journey to a career, to deliver a charity dinner. The guest chefs will be creating the 4-course menu, […]

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8 Ways to Celebrate National Champagne Week

When it comes to our favourite times of the year, you have Christmas, your birthday, Easter and then probably National Champagne Week. Seven days where it’s pretty much mandatory to drink Champagne…not Cava, not Prosecco, just pure Champagne. We’ve rounded up eight ways to celebrate this year… You don’t want to end up like economist John Maynard Keynes who said “My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne” – that is one regret you don’t need. 

Openings & Launches

Dalloway Terrace Launches Film Club

Alfresco cinema doesn’t just have to be for the summer, as Dalloway Terrace proves with the launch of their new film club. Curl up under one of their cosy blankets or grab a spot under one of their heaters and get ready to see some classic films on one of the prettiest terraces in London. This Sunday they’ll be showing Cocktail, followed by Chocolat the following week whilst future screenings include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bugsy Malone and Inception. Each week there’ll be new bespoke cocktails to match each film and they’ve also launched an accompanying menu of small plates […]

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Punk Film Screenings with Doc’n Roll at W Hotel

When you think of punk, W London may not be your first thought but don’t let the hotel’s sleek exterior fool you, underneath it all they’re as punk as Sid Vicious – sort of. As the UK celebrates 40 years of punk, W London is taking us back to the start with a series of film screenings in the ultimate surrounds of their 38-seater, state-of-the-art Screening Room. The 5 documentaries available for viewing will include Julien Temple’s ‘The Filth & The Fury: Sex Pistols’, an eye-opening story about the band’s early days, through their rise to fame and notorious downfall, and […]

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The Handbook Meets: Romuald Feger, Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane

Behind every great restaurant is of course a great chef and heading up the kitchen at the Four Seasons Hotel London, Park Lane is Executive Chef Romuald Feger. He joined the team at the end of last year with more than 20 years of experience working in some of the finest restaurants in the world such as Hôtel-Restaurant Le Cerf in Marlenheim and The Connaught in London. We caught up with him to talk about mistaking truffles for rubbish, food trends and the pancakes at Farm Girl. What is your earliest cooking memory? When I first started my apprenticeship I […]

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