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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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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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Eat London Afternoon Tea

It's likely that come Friday, you'll have a long gourmand Jubilee weekend ahead of you – and you may already feel too full to contemplate it. But don't overlook events down at the Wyndham Grand, where from Friday 1st June, an EAT LONDON Afternoon Tea will be gracing the menu. Served in the Wyndham Grand's glass-fronted dining area, which directly looks out over pristine Chelsea Harbour, the £28pp treat is a celebration of Allsop's recently-launched EAT LONDON, a collection of chocolate bars which celebrate the multicultural flavour of the capital city.  For example, there are Indian Lassies representing the Brick Lane […]

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Carnivorous Cocktails

London’s largest South African restaurant, Shaka Zulu is launching the Capital’s most carnivorous bar serving a unique selection of meat-infused cocktails. There’s the Bloody Bacon – made from a 24 hour mature Bloody Mary mix, bacon vodka, garnished with celery, crispy smoked bacon and a skewer of soft cheese and cherry tomatoes or the Meatequita – a blend of tequila reposado infused with chorizo, vegetable juice, balsamic vinegar, smoked sea salt pepper and port –  served straight up or with beef biltong strips and chorizo. Fish lovers can opt for the Wheeling Salmon – smoked salmon-infused vodka with lemon pepper […]

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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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Fathers on the Roof

It's so tricky knowing just what to buy your father for Father's Day. How does one show their appreciation? Most people turn to culinary delights, and this year you can too – that is, if you're in Kensington. The Roof Gardens are putting on an extra special lunch menu for all of you who are keen to spoil your day: choose from heart roast lamb or pork belly, both of which come with all the potatoes, veggies and bramley apple sauce trimmings which you'd expect. The pudding menu is even more indulgent. At £26 for two courses, or £29 for […]

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A Monaco Brunch

You may not have tickets to this year's prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, but the Collection in Brompton Cross, in association with McLaren, are keen to include you in all its exclusivity and fun. Head to the South Kensington restaurant and bar on Sunday 27th May, and enjoy a lavish three coursh meal, champagne and all the racing action from the TV screens up ahead. What to expect on your Oded Oren-cooked plates? Well, the executive chef has golden, candied and red beetroot salad with pecorino, roasted leg of lamb with roasted vegetables and tiramisu, to tempt you. But if you […]

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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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Lawn Bakery

French born chef Ollie Couillaud’s Lawn Bistro which opened last year in Wimbledon Village is launching a new café, bakery and deli. The Lawn Bistro is all about well sourced, excellent, seasonal ingredients and the new bakery menu will include Croissants, Porridge with sultanas, brown sugar and cinnamon, Homemade yogurt with granola, Scrambled eggs on sour dough  with smoked salmon, Smoked salmon and asparagus quiche, Mozzarella and Provençal vegetable panini and tartines of Goat’s cheese, broad beans, basil and Spanish olive oil. Ollie’s background spans The Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea, Bord’eaux in the Grosvenor House […]

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Edible Cinema

Soho House Group is launching a new series of happenings at The Electric Cinema in Notting Hill wth an integrated tasting experience on Sunday 13 May. Edible Cinema is a collaboration with event organiser Polly Betton and experimental food designer Andrew Stellitano. Following a Bombay Sapphire Pan’s Labyrinth cocktail on arrival, the audience will be provided with a series of numbered ‘packages’ before the start of the film, Pan’s Labyrinth, which contain various foods. Then at specific points during the movie, large placards with corresponding numbers will be shown instructing them to consume the contents to heighten their sensory experience. […]

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