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The Thomas Cubitt launches new bar menu

The Thomas Cubitt one of Belgravia’s most loved pubs has just launched a new bar menu, think Cod and Lemon Croquettes with spiced Mary Rose Sauce or Adnams Bitter Welsh Rarebit on Toasted Sourdough, and for us the crowning glory, the Honey Roasted Black Fig and Laverstoke farm Buffalo Mozzarella! If you are like us and think they sound just too good to share then fear not they make the perfect starter at just £6 each! But if you are in the sharing mood then you and your friends can mix and match three plates for just £15, perfect to […]

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Beauty and the Bar

Today witnesses the launch of a blog by the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The new section of their website will chronicle the most exciting interior designs in the industry worldwide, as well as the products and services implemented within these inspiring spaces. This week will focus on showcasing a selection of last year’s winners, including London venues Dirty Martini in Hanover Square, and The Plough in Clapham (pictured). The UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is not only a totally independent entity – it’s also the world’s only concept of its kind, exclusively dedicated to hospitality design. […]

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Burger & Lobster City

The most figure friendly of the last year’s wave of US style burger-cum-hotdog fast-food-made-cool joints – not only serving salad that isn’t a potato chip (though happily it does those too) but also realizing that fish is an eminently acceptable meal choice. Hot on the heels of its Mayfair, Soho and Farringdon branches comes Burger and Lobster City open Monday to Friday in Bread Street and serving up the three stalwarts as per the chalk boards: burger, lobster and a lobster roll complete with wasabi mayo. And better still, now that there are more of them, perhaps the only downside, […]

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Traditional Delights at The Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel is embracing its Britishness next week, with the launch of a brand new but traditional Afternoon Tea selection. No venue could be more qualified to perform in this department, as last year The Capital Hotel won the ‘UK Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence for Top London Afternoon Tea 2012’. New this January 28th, the fresh menu is created by acclaimed chefs Nathan Outlaw and Pete Biggs, and will be served daily from 2.30 – 5.30pm. It is certain to delight lovers of both traditional and good honest food – featuring classical British teatime treats such as Smoked […]

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Dine with Henry James at The Almeida

Henry James' seminal play, The Turn of The Screw, launches tonight at the Almeida Theatre in Islington and this world premier, adapted by Rebecca Lenkeiwicz, will show until 16 March 2013. Situated directly opposite the theatre, traditional French neighbourhood Almeida Restaurant is welcoming diners with delicious pre and post theatre menus with signature dishes including Slow-cooked belly of suckling pig, chantenay carrots, pomme purée and sauce aux épices. The light and airy dining room with its floor-to-ceiling French doors and semi-open kitchen is the perfect antidote to James’ chilling tale.   Almeida Restaurant www.almeida-restaurant.co.uk

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Ryan Stafford at Ben’s Canteen

Ben’s Canteen is ending this depressing January detoxing with a rather special supper club event, Ryan Stafford: Mixing It Up on the 23rd of January. Ryan Stafford a former Masterchef: The Professionals finalist will be cooking up a seriously great menu with dishes including Pig Popcorn & Chorizo Jam, Carpaccio of Beasts and a wonderful Salted Caramel, Peanut, Yoghurt & Forell Pear, enough to make anyone ditch the January diet of soups and salad and return to eating proper food once more. There will be two sittings in the evening, 7pm and 9pm with everyone being served together at each […]

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Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor take on VIVA FOREVER

February begins with a ‘hurrah’ sounded throughout the UK as those who managed to abstain from drink throughout January finally crack. Harvey Nichols tells us what we want – what we really really want – with a Viva Forever themed cocktail menu. Available till April these opulent cocktails come with a bow and are each named after and themed around the famous five; though I’m sure that the fact the ‘Posh Spice’ contains grapefruit bitters is just a coincidence. In true Harvey Nicks style the Viva Forever cocktail menu should follow (or accompany) the Afternoon Tea of the same theme. […]

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Big Easy to the rescue

A lot of music fans are understandably a trifle miffed that the beleagured HMV is refusing to honour gift cards and vouchers. Especially since the chain was perfectly happy to take people's money for said items in the run up to Christmas AND is still continuing to trade… However, legendary King's Road Crabshack, Big Easy is inviting unhappy HMV customers to drown their sorrows. It is offering a complimentary classic frozen margarita in exchange for an HMV gift card or voucher of any value. Admittedly more palatable if your stake falls below a tenner but still it's the thought that […]

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Cognac & Cigars at aqua

  aqua nueva‘s new Cognac & Cigar Terrace launches this week. A cognac and cigar menu has been create4d by Bar Manager Manuel Soro with pairings that complement eachother to be enjoyed overlooking the London skyline. Discover the perfect balance between the rich, aged Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac and the full flavoured Hoyo De Monterrey Petit Robust. Serious  connoisseurs, however, can go hard with a 45-year old Rignaud Soubourin Floriege cognac together with a Cohiba Siglo VI – said to be one of the best in the world. Also on offer is a menu of fine whiskeys, rums and champagnes […]

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Voucher Strike at Cabana

It’s not too late to try something new this January, Cabana is saving the January blues, one chicken skewer at a time! By ditching the vouchers for half price pizzas and burgers and bringing them to be recycled at Cabana you can swap them for two whole skewers of Cabana’s best selling spicy Malagueta chicken for the price of one. Bringing the fun, vibrancy and amazing street food of Brasil to London, Cabana is the perfect way to brighten up dreary January! So grab your friends and those unwanted vouchers and say no to burgers, pasta and pizza and head […]

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Primo – Italian Attitude in Soho

Bringing a genuine Italian experience to London’s Soho, here is a restaurant with attitude. Primo, launched December 2012, serves mind-blowing Italian dishes that capture the imagination of any diner. Perfect for both lunches and evenings out, Primo offers an array of hearty tapas, as well as classic dishes such as Risotto of the day, Rigatoni with aubergine, and Tagliatelle al ragu. Relax and enjoy a taste sensation while served by Primo’s charming Italian waiters, who are genuinely passionate about the food. The restaurant features comfortable and understated décor, with pieces of Ronnie Wood’s dramatic artwork lending a splash of colour to […]

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Primo – Italian Attitude in Soho

Bringing a genuine Italian experience to London’s Soho, here is a restaurant with attitude. Primo, launched December 2012, serves mind-blowing Italian dishes that capture the imagination of any diner. Perfect for both lunches and evenings out, Primo offers an array of hearty tapas, as well as classic dishes such as Risotto of the day, Rigatoni with aubergine, and Tagliatelle al ragu. Relax and enjoy a taste sensation while served by Primo’s charming Italian waiters, who are genuinely passionate about the food. The restaurant features comfortable and understated décor, with pieces of Ronnie Wood’s dramatic artwork lending a splash of colour to […]

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