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Guest Chefs at The Modern Pantry

If you thought Anna Hansen's food at The Modern Pantry was delicious, you most certainly have another thing coming. For Hansen is welcoming the renowned Persian chef Sabrina Ghayour into her kitchen, to celebrate and help co-host a series of dinners throughout the next two months. For 'Passage to Persia', the vivacious Ghayour has chosen four different chefs from diverse backgrounds to create four one-off evenings at the Clerkenwell restaurant. Each dinner will see the chosen chef offer his/her interpretation of Persian cuisine. Sabrina and Anna will join each chef in the kitchen to prepare their specially-devised four course menu […]

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Roti Chai’s Chaat Shack & Bar

From today til Sunday 30th September London’s Indian Street Kitchen ROTI CHAI will be popping up in the Southbank Festival Village. In association with the UK’s premier classical Indian music festival DARBAR at the Southbank Centre, ROTI CHAI has been invited to help celebrate this musical series. ROTI CHAI’S CHAAT SHACK AND BAR will serve classic Indian street snacks including its famous Bhel Puri. The chilled out bar will offer an eclectic drinking den with signature serves including the Lychee Teapot Martini and Pushkar Pimms. Roti Chai’s Chaat Shack & Bar, Festival Village, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XZ […]

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Magnus Nilsson and his breakfast

London's new Mark Hix Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch is about to host Magnus Nilsson, head chef of the legendary Faviken Magasinet restaurant in Sweden. He's embarking on a global author tour to promote his cookbook, Faviken, but we're endlessly fortunate he's sticking around in London, as part of this year's London's Restaurant Festival, to meet and greet us all for a while as he's at it. He is hosting a special breakfast, where his food from his book will be out and on display for copious tasting opportunities, as will rare archive footage of how the chef and his team […]

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SkyMarket

Following the success of the London Picnic Club the Platterform team is back tomorrow, Thursday, opening London’s first rooftop food market and destination bar, the SkyMarket. The new venture will bring together local independent food producers, local growers, the diverse food scene of Borough Market and Maltby Street – plus artists and musical and theatrical talent. Each week the Platterform get together, share recipes ideas and develop a new menu which is presented during an open cooking class every Tuesday. Menus will include African dishes from Morocco and Sierra Leone, Caribbean dishes from Jamaica and Antilles all the way through […]

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Volupté and its new treats

We know Volupté for its risque performances, scintillating burlesque and talented cabaret stars, but its menus are finally coming out to grab our attention. It breaks up into small easy-to-order sections (so you won't have to take your eyes off the nipple-tassles for very long). The Tease: these are sharing plates which range from chargrilled English asparagus with rapeseed oil mayonnaise to barbecue Cornish mackerel and pickled fennel with burnt lemon purée. The Headliners: some examples are chargrilled sirloin of British beef, marinated rump of Welsh lamb and pan-fried fillet of West Coast pollock. Sharing Temptation: English strawberries and vanilla panna cotta […]

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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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Spianata & Co

Rome’s most popular lunchtime choice, the Spianata sandwich, has arrived in London’s Mayfair with the opening of independent Roman bakery & paninoteca Spianata & Co on Hay Hill.  Spianata is the brainchild of former Italian investment banker Stefano Nicolai. Disgusted with our capital’s lunch offering, he gave up the day job and went back to Rome to learn the art of baking directly from the masters. Spianata is an essential part of Roman life made with traditional pizza bianca romana. It is stone-baked flat, typically in two metres lengths and prepared using the finest strong white flour. Low in fat […]

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Christmas Dining at The Ritz

I know, it might seem a little early to be talking about it, but you must jot this down.. As usual, The Ritz will be transformed into a gorgeous Christmas winter wonderland this coming festive year, and much to our advantage, it all happens on 24th November 2012. The Ritz will be transformed into an Edwardian gem, garlanded with rich red and gold trimmings, while a towering Christmas tree will take pride of place in the lobby. The Long Gallery will be onrate in traditional, decadent decorations before arriving at the legendary world-famous Ritz Restaurant. Food-wise? You can expect Traditional […]

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A Honey Tea at the Caxton Grill

After its £30 million refit, St Ermin's Hotel in Westminster – just minutes away from Victoria railway station – is causing a fair few ripples. Its location is superb, but its luxurious decor within, is its main draw. But if that wasn't enough, a new Afternoon Tea at the Caxton Grill, is set to blow you away, too. It's all because of the 200,000 bees which the St Ermin's staff have made a home for on their roof. The St Ermin's Honey Afternoon Tea features a delectable honey and caramel moussed with crunchy honeycomb topping. There's also a honey Bakewell […]

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O-food

Head over to Shoreditch’s Rivington Street to check out O-food, the new pop up fast food bar set up by Jens Hannibal, Daniel Flösser and Roel Philippart and serving up delicious Nordic dishes using fresh and sustainable ingredients. Aim of the game is to show people low-impact alternatives to meat-based fast food. The fish it uses are non- ‘Big Five’ (haddock, prawns, tuna, cod and salmon). The popularity of the five types of fish creates problems when it comes to replenish-able fishing stock. O-food uses fish sourced from low impact fisheries in Kent along with fresh, locally sourced vegetables from […]

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Babycham At Maggie’s

Do you remember Babycham? Well, Maggie's nightclub, the 80s inspired boutique Chelsea-based club, is going to help refresh your memories very, very soon. Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes, the mastermind entrepreneurs behind Maggie's (as well as Bunga Bunga and Barts), are installing a Babycham bar within their nightclub at the end of September. At it, you will probably find yourself ordering: a Wham Bam Thank You M'aam, Boom and Bust or a Lady In Red, a concoction of Chambord, apple juice, Babycham and a dash of soda. You'll never forget about the 'genuine champagne perry' again. Delicious. Don't miss it. […]

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