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Nobu Unplugged

One of London’s most iconic and fashionable restaurants is launching a new music programme this weekend with special performances from top Djs and a MOBO nominee. After last year’s successful fundraising event, the popular restaurant, Nobu, is hosting a weekend of music and live sets for new and upcoming artists. The likes of Bluey Robinson and Nina Nesbitt have both played at Nobu’s Unplugged before, both of whom ended up signing with a record label as a result of performing at Nobu. The weekend will start with a bang as Parisian DJ Thomas Lesnier aka Second Guesser will perform on […]

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Roti Chai Supper Club

Indian Street Kitchen Roti Chai is pushing the boundaries of Indian cooking and cuisine again, with their new weekly supper club held in the Dining Room. Owner Rohit, founded Roti Chai based on his memories of eating street food as a child and the supper club continues with this inspiration in a relaxed and affordable way.  Each week will have a bespoke theme and a bespoke menu, allowing the kitchen to indulge in their creative side.  Take for example the Masala Mac evening which will take the all American macaroni cheese and give it a unique Indian spin, or the Indian […]

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A Seafood Celebration Dinner

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill are thrilled to be hosting a seafood celebration in collaboration with Laithwaites Wine. The acclaimed seafood eatery will be serving an expertly selected four course meal including a selection of 'hot rocks', including Richard's signature Rockefeller oysters followed by pan-roasted scallops, seared seabass and then a gorgeous rosehip soup to finish the culinary journey.  Ian Dunn, Laithwaite's Wine's Events Manager and host of the evening will select five exceptional and differing wines to compliment the four course menu.  Bentley's is renowned for its wonderful atmosphere, the evening is guaranteed to be both educational and entertaining. […]

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YO! Sushi Christmas Tree Box

Tired of turkey? Bored of Brussels sprouts?  YO! Sushi have the answer, their limited edition, Christmas tree – inspired box, doesn’t contain a hint of roast potatoes, parsnips or bread sauce. Instead the 21 sushi ‘baubles’ include YO! Sushi favourites such as cucumber maki, tuna nigiri and the signature YO! roll. Perfect for two or three, if you are looking for a healthier option this Christmas, this Japanese alternative is it.  www.yosushi.com/

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SushiSamba opening party

Wednesday night saw the opening party of SushiSamba on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower.  Looking down on the twinkling lights of the city below, guests, including, Matthew Williamson, Amber Atherton and Jaime Winstone, drank cocktails and Champagne and nibbled on mini burgers, sushi and indulgent chocolate tortes. With stunning views of London’s iconic landmarks, an unrivalled set from Mark Ronson and a performance from Pixie Geldof’s new band Violet, SushiSamba definitely know how to put on an opening party.   sushisamba.com

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Harvey Nichols launch Menu Exhibition project in aid of StreetSmart

Harvey Nichols has collaborated with StreetSmart, a charity for the homeless, to give each diner the unique opportunity to win bespoke signed artworks by photographer Rankin, menswear and accessories designer James Long and artist Stephen Walter during December.  Throughout the years Harvey Nichols restaurant diners have helped contribute to the huge sum of £500,000 raised for StreetSmart. This milestone deserves a celebration; the Menu Exhibition project. During December, all Harvey Nicols Christmas menus will feature one of three bespoke artworks printed on the back as a means of gratitude for the customers continued support of StreetSmart. One lucky diner will even discover […]

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Aperitivo in Mayfair

Mayfair’s Banca Ristorante Italiano has just launched its Milano Aperitivo concept – whereby an early evening drink is accompanied by a range of freshly prepared complimentary snacks and small dishes, eaten standing at the bar. From 5pm – 7:30pm on Tuesday to Friday, classic Italian aperitivo will be laid across Banca’s restaurant spanning long bar for guests to graze on while enjoying Italian cocktails, such as the Negroni, Aperol Spritz or Bellini. The authentic menu – created by Executive Chef Marzio Zacchi and Head Chef Gabriele Milani – is derived from the fare found in Milan’s smartest bars and restaurants […]

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Soho House collaborates with US chef Brendan Sodikoff

Soho House is teaming up with Brendan Sodikoff to launch two new outlets in Notting Hill; Electric Diner and Electric Donuts. The restaurants are set to open on Portobello Road next month following the development of the Electric House members' club due to a fire in June.  Electric Diner draws inspiration from the traditional American diner featuring booths, bar seats and will serve Sodikoff's signature dishes. In comparison, Electric Donuts, which is based on Sodikoff's Chicago Doughnut Vault, will be open from 8am serving uniquely flavoured donuts and coffee. www.sohohouse.com www.the-electric.co.uk

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Poncho 8 set to open third London site

Poncho 8, the London-based Burrito restaurant is set to open its third site ahead of further expansion next year. The new restaurant will be based at Leadenhall in the City, opening at the end of November close to the current Poncho 8 outlets in Spitalfields and St.Paul's. The chain founded in 2009 by college friends Frank Yeung and Nick Troen plans to open several more sites in 2013. www.poncho8.com

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Italian restaurant group Il Calcio’s London Openings

The established Romanian-based Italian restaurant group Il Calcio is set to open two new restaurants in London. Il Calcio Mayfair will be the group's flagship restaurant based on North Audley Street launching in late November, with the second location on Old Brompton Road set to open in December. Il Calcio is led by acclaimed chef and owner Valentino Salagean serving authentic Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere managed by Leandro Longo.

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Lobster Tuesdays at Eighty Six

Eighty Six on Fulham Road is holding a weekly event this festive season which is definitely worth a visit: Lobster Tuesdays. Each Tuesday diners at the Georgian townhouse restaurant, which is known for its modern European cuisine, can enjoy several perfectly cooked south coast native lobster  dishes with chips for just £20 a head. But if lobster is not quite for you, fear as not as there is also the delicious option of rib eye steak instead. As  Head Chef Simon Levy says 'Lobster is one of those things that is seen as a luxury that can only be enjoyed […]

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Ravinder Bhogal comes to Trishna

Karam Sethi , Head Chef of Marylebone’s newly-Michelin-starred Trishna restaurant is still all too happy to share the limelight. On 19 and 20 November, he has invited cookery author, Ravinder Bhogal to join him in the kitchen to create a feast of ‘forgotten British foods’ – cooked the Indian way of course! Bhogal, author of Cook in Boots, has worked closely with Sethi to create a five-course menu that makes the best of Britain’s traditional foods while combining them with classic Indian techniques and flavours. So what’s on the menu? Dishes on the £47.50 menu will include Bath chaps with […]

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