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A Princess in Clapton

The Princess of Wales, on Clapton’s Lea Bridge Road in Clapton, has unveiled an extensive refurbishment and newly revised Italian-style menu. The new layout includes an outdoor space next to the canal. We’re talking homemade pasta and bread baked daily as well as made to order pizzas. Wash it down with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout for dessert. The Princess is part of the Geronimo Inns stable and the revamp, led by Jo Clevely, features a pastel colour palette to compliment panelling details plus locally sourced pieces from the Clapton area. The venue has a capacity for up to 100 seated […]

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Thanksgiving at The Big Easy

What is there to be thankful for come Thanksgiving? Well, why not the Big Easy, whose No Nonsense three course menu arrives on Thursday 22nd November. For just £24.50, warm up with a lobster soup, and then prepare yourself ahead of the gorging of the Thanksgiving Norfolk Turkey, which comes with Southern cornbread, bacon and leek stuffing, mashed sweet potato with a pecan topping, a green bean casserole. Grandma Emma's apple and cranberry chutney make up the side garnish, as does the bourbon gravy. If you have room remaining, there's a triple-layer red velvet cake or a seasonal pumpkin pie […]

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Half Term at Malmaison

They're not too far off now …. but what are you doing for the forthcoming Half-Term holidays?  Well, here's a tip for adults without any plans. (After all, is Half Term really only for kids?) Spend two nights at one of the 12 stylish Malmaisons across the UK and enjoy a 3 course dinner at the Brasserie on the first night, while also indulging in some of the cocktails on the long MalBar list. The London Malmaison, in case you didn't know, is at 18 – 21 Charterhouse Square.  Price? From £169. It's valid from 19th October right through until […]

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Dishoom Shoreditch

If you love the authentic feel that Bombay Cafe Dishoom brings you at its restaruant in Covent Garden, you'll no doubt be delighted to hear that it is opening another branch on 19th October. Dishoom Shoreditch – between Boundary Street and Shoreditch High Street – will have a Permit Room bar, bakery, kitchen and dining room and a covered courtyard on its premises. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Dishoom pays homage to old Irani cafes where people from any caste and background could congregrate for an inexpensive meal. Try various types of chai tea, lassis and Indian beer. Have […]

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House of Wolf

As the nights close in, take solace with London’s newest supperclub, House of Wolf. Located in one of Islington’s earliest listed music halls, the three-storey Victorian lair promises experimental dining, drinking, art and live entertainment all under one roof. Food will be served in the Attic Room and the Parlour and comes courtesy of monthly pop-up chef residences – first up its food artist Caroline Hobkinson in collaboration with Professor Charles Spence with a five‐course multi-sensory menu – while elixirs will be served in the Apothecary Bar – or you can just kick back in the Wolf Den or Music […]

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Trishna

  As if the newly-Michelin-starred Trishna wasn't already excellent, there's some great news surrounding the gem that's just been released. Cook in Boots author, the award-winning food writer Ravinder Bhogal, will be joining Trishna's head chef Karam Sethi on 19th and 20th November.  'Forgotten British Foods', cooked with an Indian style, will be the fare of the day. The Five Course menu will include 'Scrag end of lamb Haleem' and such dishes as, 'Morecombe bay potted shrimps with pickling spice'. It's priced at £47.50 per person. I'd say get a table fast: 020 7935 5624 is where you make the […]

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Truffles at Orrery

For those of us lucky to have visited the Truffle-fertile lands of Italy, Croatia, France – amid others – this time of year is known for one thing: an abundance of supreme-tasting truffles ready for consumption. Orrery restaurant on Marylebone High Street is perfectly aware of what time of year it is … and are, for that very reason, throwing a very special truffle dinner on Friday 12th October. Expect white truffle canapes when you arrive, while Alfredo Romano – a truffle expert – introduces these subterranean gems.  An eight course tasting menu will follow. Each one will be paired […]

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Michael Nadra

This Chocolate Week will see London throwing up all sorts of cannot-refuse surprises. But have you heard about what's happening at Michael Nadra? At both restaurants (one in Primrose Hill, one in Chiswick), there are a handful of limited edition (naturally…) chocolate creations waiting for you.  Try the Passion fruit chocolate fondant with basil and white chocolate ice cream, or what about, the Windsor Estate fallow venison with root vegetable rosti, cavolo nero and chocolate sauce? There's also a Chocolate Caramel Martini (pictured) – but that's only if you feel you can squeeze in any more chocolate post-meal.  Michael Nadra, […]

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Cantina Laredo

It's Chocolate Week next week, and no, you're not going to be getting off that lightly. Head down to Cantina Laredo from 8th – 14th October to indulge in your passion for chocolate – they have quite the treat in store. The modern-styled Mexican restaurant is launching a new sweet and savoury 'Menu De Chocolate'. Choose between two and three course menus: (£19.95 and £24.95, respectively). Among the stomach-rumbling options? Enchiladas de Mole, Camarones con Salsa, and last but not least, the dish that will ultimately prove to be most people's Achilles Heel, the Chocolate Fondant with Tequila Ice Cream. […]

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Chinoiserie loves Paris

Master patissier Eric Lanlard pays homage to the French capital at Jumeirah Carlton as he unveils his new ‘I Love Paris’ afternoon tea. The menu, inspired by Lanlard’s favourite city, is the third instalment in the ‘Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard’ series. Taking its cue from Paris’ iconic Grandes Patisseries and their unmistakeable aromas, the experience begins with savoury delights such as brioche filled with pâté de foie gras, lemon and poppy seed smoked salmon macaroon and mini quiche Lorraine followed by cakes and pastries including Le Magnum, a dark chocolate mousse based on the famous ice cream, and Crème […]

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Bermondsey Street Festival

Get set for the Bermondsey Street Festival this Saturday 22 September. Continuing in the community spirit of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics, the whole street will be closed off to traffic and filled with stalls, a fashion show, dog show, a pub tog-o-war, tennis competition for children and city farm animals to pet. Promoting local talent and creativity, you can also expect entertainment from local performers and musicians. Two local venues, The Garrison and Village East, will be sharing a beer tent, serving not only beer but cider and frozen margaritas too. Further cocktails include the Bitterrest Brew, a […]

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Sanderson Sessions

Check out the latest Sanderson Sessions tonight with beautiful Swedish-Australian twin sister duo Saint Lou Lou who spend their lives bouncing between the long cold winters of Stockholm, Sweden and the happy-go-lucky beaches of Sydney, Australia. The band has just released their first EP through Kitsuné, and this will be one of their very first, UK live performances. For the last three consecutive summers Sanderson Sessions (previously Sanderson Predicts) has played host to some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting new bands. The series returned this summer, with the iconic Sanderson Courtyard playing host to a series of unique […]

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