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Nozomi Delivered

There doesn't have to be wall to wall sunshine in order for us all to enjoy a take-away every now and again…. after all, they're not always best enjoyed in the park. So take note of Nozomi's exciting new delivery service, which means that all its wondrous Japanese fare can come to you without even having to leave home.  If you live within the postcodes – SW1, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, SW10, W1, W2, W8, W10, W11, W14 – then you're in luck. Rock Shrimp tempura, Chilean Sea-Bass and Akami Tataki are some of the things up for grabs on the […]

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Molton Brown Bath Butler at the Goring

This summer Molton Brown and The Goring are coming together to launch a luxurious ‘London via the World’ bathing menu. Created to transport The Goring’s guests to exotic destinations (via the bathtub) Molton Brown’s bathing menu is inspired by five of the brand’s most-loved fragrance collections. Guests staying in the hotel will be able to choose the ultimate pampering experience from one of the five countries that make up Molton Brown’s new Global Heroes MMXII collection of body washes – from The Gulf of Guinea to Madagascar. The experience includes the services of a Goring Bath Butler who will draw […]

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Tea at 1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street’s new Afternoon Tea menu features teas and infusions from The Rare Tea Company and head chef Tim Richardson has devised a menu that captures the essence of this British tradition with a City twist.  Staff have been fully trained by The Rare Tea Company’s founder, Henrietta Lovell, to offer expert advice on the best food pairings, as well as how to prepare the perfect cup of tea. Options include Royal Air Force Breakfast Blend – created to commemorate the Battle of Britain, Rare Earl Grey, Whole Leaf Green Leaf – handcrafted and wok fired and Whole Chamomile […]

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Cocktail making classes at Balans

Balans has always been known for its cocktails from mouth-watering Mojitos through to delectable Daiquiris but now its talented mixologists are sharing some of the tricks of their trade with a series of cocktail master classes. Each session kicks off with a Bellini, before moving on to such celebrated concoctions as the Bloody Mary, French Martini, Margarita, Mojito and Cosmopolitan. If your tutor is feeling particularly generous, he might even throw in a strawberry Daiquiri for good measure! Each student will receive recipes and the history of each cocktail to take away with them. These most intoxicating of tutorials will […]

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Scooter Tuesdays at Bunga Bunga

We know summer is here and we're all meant to be worrying about our figures …. but here's a crafty piece of news from those down at Bunga Bunga in Battersea. From Tuesday 12th June, the Italian Bar, Karaoke and Pizzeria is launching something called 'Scooter Tuesdays'. Essentially, they're suggesting that if anyone were to drive and park a Scooter outside Bunga Bunga on a Tuesday evening after 6pm, the kind pizzaiolos inside will be only too happy to give away a free small pizza. Yup, a free pizza! Of course, it can't be just any old scooter. They specify it […]

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Yalla Yalla to the Southbank

Lebanese street food specialists Yalla Yalla is popping up on the Southbank with a special Summer Shack. Said venue will sell a choice of wraps from Lamb Shawarma – marinated lamb with onion to Soujoc – charcoal grilled Lebanese sausage and salad. There will also be a range of mezze to share alongside dips and salads to eat onsite or take away. Punters can eat al fresco on rugs and cushions – but there are also tables for the faint-hearted. Cocktail highlights include Lama – gin, Chambord liqueur, fresh raspberries, lemon and pomegranate juice and also the Beiruti Mule – […]

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Chase & Country Tails Terrace

Harvey Nichols new terrace has been created by Chase Distillery with a traditional English country look and feel inspired by the Herefordshire countryside where the distillery is based. A refreshing, citrus aroma of Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet will scent the air, creating the perfect atmosphere to sip summery, country-infused cocktails such as Gooseflower Fizz (Chase vodka combined with Chase Elderflower Liqueur, Harvey Nichols Gooseberry Jam, lemon and honey topped with English Sparkling Wine) and Marmalade Root Martini (Chase Marmalade Vodka shaken with fresh carrot juice, fresh parsley and lemon, with a dash of honey)  In addition,  Fifth Floor chef Jonas Karlsson, […]

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A Fifth for Canteen

They're stationed at Canary Wharf, the Royal Festival Hall, Baker Street and Spitalfields – but there's to be a fifth joining this select group in a matter of days. You've probably guessed it, but yes, Canteen is evolving again. Its Covent Garden restaurant will be the next outpost for this tremendously popular chain, famous for its promotion of nothing more than simple, humble and excellent British grub. (Daily roasts, day boat fish, meaty pies, sausage and mash, salads, tarts and so on). It was last year's 'restaurant in residence' within Covent Garden itself which made co-founders Dominic Lake and Patrick […]

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Jubilee Treats from Pierre Herme

Clue: it's a small, round biscuit, characterised by its creamy filling and crunchy exterior. What am I? Yes, you've guessed it. A Macaroon. But head to master chocolate chef and baker Pierre Herme' in London this weekend and you can be getting your mits round an extra special sort. A Jubilee sort, naturally. The delicious creamy biscuit will be garnised with a milk chocolate and Earl Grey tea cream, so to give the effect of drinking tea, when in fact you're eating chocolate-based calorific treats. Priced at £1.85, it's a steal. Try one. They really are delicious.    

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The Art of Summer

The athenaeum is partnering with The Royal Academy of Arts with ans Art of Summer package including one night’s stay at The athenaeum and two tickets to the RA’s Summer Exhibition (4 June – 12 August). Now in its 244th year, the show marks the start of the Summer Season and is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show. This year’s highlight will be Matisse’s The Red Studio. Following the exhibition, guests can indulge in a quintessentially British afternoon tea for two in the hotel’s Garden Room with finger-sandwiches and freshly baked scones with Regents Park honey and Devonshire […]

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Vin v Vino

You'd be mistaken into thinking this was about football. Or rugby. But you'd be wrong both times. For when Rowley Leigh (of Le Cafe Anglais) and Tom Harrow (WineChap) clash horns over a series of Vin v Vino evenings, they'll be pitting French and Italian wines up against each other. But this is where you come in. Leigh and Harrow are hosting several of these tete a testa nights throughout the year. Served in Le Cafe Anglais' stunning private rooms, be spoiled when the boys make you taste five pairs of wine over a hearty meal. You can guess what […]

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Flowery tipples at The Langham

All you green-fingered folk will be well aware that the Chelsea Flower Show is about to hit town.  To honour this much-loved annual horticultural event, The Langham have designed their very own garden-themed cocktail. The 'Best in Show' Venus Flytrap cocktail, which will be sold at the Artesian, the Langham's award-winning bar, will be a sherry-based concoction of green plums, roses and orange flower water, too. Designed by head bartender, the renowned Alex Kratena, and coming in at a worthy £14, it's sure to be a hit with all those looking for the ultimate, but light, refreshment post-Flower Show.  But […]

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