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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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Cabaret Floridita

Wednesday nights at live music and performance venue Floridita take some beating and its entertaining and talented acts include The Globe Girls (who have danced for Elton John, Beyonce and even HRH Prince Edward), Sophia St.Villier aka The Tantalising Titian Haired Teaser, Rachael Wooding (who has recently wowed audiences in shows including We Will Rock You, Evita and Jersey Boys) and Ben Kelly and Nathan James from BBC talent show, The Voice. Enjoy delicious Latin American inspired cuisine (wild mushroom and chestnut velouté, Blackened Scottish salmon with roasted chicory and lemongrass and White chocolate bourbon vanilla cheesecake with ginger cookies) […]

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A mouthful of a Jubilee

So, it's only around the corner now. Have you your plans for the Jubilee all sewn up? Here is what Kensington Place, the renowned D&D restaurant, is doing …. Hamper bags, costing £59.50 each, are to be prepared for all who want them to celebrate with throughout this year's very special Royal weekend. Last orders need to be placed on Wednesday 30th May, and need to be collected from the adjacent Fish Shop by Saturday 2nd June. So, get your skates on!  Inside? Prosecco, smoked salmon, crayfish cocktail, a sliced brown bloomer and chef Dan Loftin's signature lemon posset to […]

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Harvey Nichols’ Royal Box

A former royal footman revealed that the Queen keeps her cornflakes in Tupperware. Harvey Nichols’ creative team digested said intelligence and hey presto the result – The Royal Box. Yes that’s a royal lunch box complete with royal crest showing two Corgis and ‘snap, crackle and pop’ written in Latin. It’s also dishwasher and microwave safe which you’ll no doubt find reassuring.  It’s either available to purchase at the Foodmarkets for £14.95 – containing six cornflake cakes made with Royal Warrant holders Charbonnel et Walker’s dark chocolate – or as a free gift to anyone booking the store’s Royal Not […]

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Carom Summer Garden

Pan-Indian restaurant and cocktail bar, Carom is transforming into a vibrant and exotic Indian Summer Garden. Popping up inside the restaurant atrium, there’ll be colourful flower garlands, huge terracotta pots overflowing with native Indian plant life, intricate lanterns and, floating candles. Guests will be able to luxuriate under tall palm trees, harking back to the days of the Raj, while enjoying inspired pan-Indian snacks and dishes created by Carom’s acclaimed Executive Chef, Balaji Balachander. Eat Indian burgers with chutneys and drink Maharaja Fizz, a delicious blend of homemade saffron syrup, rosewater and Prosecco or the floral inspired Lychee & Rose […]

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Vegetarians go North

With everything else going on at the moment (Chelsea Flower Show, run up to the Jubilee), you may have forgotten that this week, the UK celebrates National Vegetarian Week. What will you do for it? Well, here's a tip. Why not head up to Shayona, the all-veggie restaurant in northwest London?  Enjoy Gujarati and Rajasthani food in the shape of Thalis, curries from the Punjab and popular Mumbai street food at this delicious Indian delight which is situated just beside the Hindy Temple in Neasden. Or, if you like, forget the vegetarian food and drop in for a drink. What […]

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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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Quaglino’s to Exhibit Brand New BAFTA Photography

Next week Quaglino’s in St James will host an exclusive photography exhibition of new images commissioned by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Shot by official photographer Ian Derry, the previously unseen collection features past winners and includes some of Britain’s most iconic TV personalities such as Julie Walters, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Ant and Dec and Jo Brand. The exhibition will follow a special pictorial publication of the images given to guests attending the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on Sunday. Derry has covered everything from Terry Waite’s return from captivity to images for The […]

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W London Rocks The Tea Scene

So if all those florally inspired afternoon teas are making you weep – quite literally if you have hay fever – help is at hand from the cunning folk at W London Hotel. Let us present the Afternoon Rock Tea. Yes they’re bringing rock ‘n’ roll back to Leicester Square with an afternoon tea celebrating the rich musical heritage of  Soho. W’s Rock Tea is served on a three-tier stand made of original vinyl records while elements of the menu are named after iconic rock albums and songs including Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, London’s Burning by […]

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Rioja Capital

Now that we are all, to some degree, food and wine connoisseurs, is there anything better than a perfectly cooked dinner with expertly chosen wine pairings?   Even better if said wine pairings are Rioja. On Monday, 21st May, the Spanish favourite is taking pride of place at the Capital Hotel restaurant, located in the heart of Knightsbridge. The four course meal will be accompanied by some of the finest bottles from the Bodegas Roda vineyard, introduced by winemaker and oenologue Gonzalo Lainez. Gonzalo will be hosting the club table, to share the experience with fellow food and wine fans, […]

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Silent movie season at Volupté

Silence is golden at cabaret supperclub Volupté with an all-new season of silent movies. The series begins 6 May with a launch party complete with a DJ on the decks, shots at the bar and flapper dresses on the floor transporting film fans back to a bygone era of glitz and glamour. Then every first Sunday of the month at 7pm the downstairs Cabaret Salon will be transformed into an old-world theatre with a pianist tinkling the ivories as guests are seated by dickie-bow-wearing usherettes. First up is Piccadilly this Sunday with 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea on 1 June. […]

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