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Afternoon Tease

Kettner's have just announced the launch of their devilish new hen party package, the Champagne Afternoon Tease, bringing together the classic delights of an afternoon tea with the hottest trend to hit clubs, bars and fashion – the glamourous art of burlesque. The 'Tease' was inspired by the hugely successful Kettner's Coquette events, and starts with a full afternoon tea in one the private rooms, washed down with a glass of champagne and the chance to order a demure-looking pot of 'MarTEAni'. The hen can then choose to add either the Pout and Proud package, to pamper her party – […]

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A Very British Afternoon Tea

  Should you be taking a turn about Whitehall this Spring, we suggest you take some time out to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the beautifully regal, and suitably grand, Guoman Royal Horseguards hotel.  The hotel's Very British Afternoon Tea goes a step above the rest with its divine selection of carefully-crafted patisserie treats. Dainty sandwiches have been upgraded to include roast beef (supposedly Her Majesty's favourites); a pretty crown jewel cupcake; dark chocolate and peppermint creams; and artfully decorated biscuits in the shapes of favourite London landmarks. Knock it all back with a lemon and Martini meringue pie, […]

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Easter Sunday at Babylon

  Easter Sunday need not be traditional and staid. Take your urban family to Babylon this Sunday, and enjoy a delicious three courses alongside some unrivalled views of the city from the Roof Gardens.  After your three courses, each guest will receive an adorable Easter bunny lollipop to round off their meal. A lucky dip will take you straight back to childhood, although the prizes – including discounts at Babylon, membership at the private members' club on the 6th floor, and VIP treatment at the Roof Gardens – are decidedly more grown up! Not that little ones can't join in […]

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Tea with Eric

Jumeirah Carlton Tower has teamed up with master patissier Eric Lanlard to design a new Rêves d'orient afternoon tea menu for its Chinoiserie restaurant. We’re loving Pistachio financier with rose-flavoured cream and a duo of gourmet pop cones filled with dark chocolate ganache and Amarena cherries or with passion fruit ganache and chocolate popping candy. And as for the Lemon tart with raspberries, confit lemon peel and dark chocolate teardrop filled with chocolate mousse – well we don’t mind if we do. Eric has baked wedding cakes for A-listers including Madonna and Claudia Schiffer and also counts the Prime Minister […]

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Franco Manca Pizza School

At Franco Manca, the first Thursday of the month means pizza making when experienced pizza chefs will host a masterclass on how to create those famous sourdough pizzas from Naples with organic tomatoes, flour from the renowned Molino Caputo and the freshest mozzarella from Somerset’s Greens Organic Farm. A simple step-by-step-guide will enable pizza loving attendees to replicate in their own kitchen what they’ve learnt in the restaurant. The first class will be held on 5 April at the Brixton original with 4 May at Westfield Stratford City and 7 June in the Chiswick branch (5-7pm). Future classes will rotate […]

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Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

  In a fitting tribute to its number 1 customer, Fortnum & Mason recently decked its halls and windows with a beautiful range of food, drink and memorabilia in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Now, the famous grocer is dedicating one of its elegant tea rooms to the 2012 celebrations – the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, designed by David Collins – opening on April 1st. Situated on the fourth floor of the landmark Piccadilly store, the Salon will pay homage to the nation's favourite beverage, which has long been a bestseller at Fortnum's. Experts will be at guests' beck […]

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Go Al Fresco at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

It’s officially British Summer Time and from the middle of next month, the boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in the heart of Belgravia is set to re-open its popular Terrace restaurant – named by the Evening Standard as one of London’s top three al fresco restaurants last year. New for 2012, Terrace will offer Peroni on draught, host a series of early season BBQ masterclasses and serve up a new pizza menu in addition to its seafood, meat and veggie mains. The drinks menu, in conjunction with Pommery Champagne, promises plenty of sparkle with the signature Terrace Breeze – mango juice, […]

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Launching this Sunday 25 March from noon to 8pm are the Sunday Bloody Sunday sessions at Paradise by way of Kensal Green – the perfect remedy for the night before with good food, drink and a touch of vinyl. The Bloody Mary inspired menu created by head chef Tim Payne is a twist on the classic roast and includes Bloody Mary meatballs, fillet of halibut with buttered spinach and Bloody Mary sauce and Bloody Mary sorbet. You can also mix your own Bloody Mary from vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, crushed black pepper, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, sherry, sea […]

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Art at Quag’s

Launching today at Quaglino's is an exhibition by award-winning photographer Edward Hopley showcasing highlights from his latest series, ‘Low Pressure'. Edward has spent the last 15 years travelling the world on commissions for clients such as Christie's and Savills. Early projects included ‘The Collection of Diana, The Princess of Wales’ when he photographed her dress collection back in 1997, followed by the ‘Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe’ in 1999. Since then, Edward has worked on many of the major art sales come to market including that of Yves Saint Laurent in 2009 – the biggest in Europe! However, he has […]

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Skylon turns five

Happy fifth birthday to Skylon. Ok so it’s not until June but everyone’s been talking about the Queen’s Jubilee for the last year so we figured it’s never too soon to start broadcasting the celebrations. To mark the anniversary, brilliant head chef Helena Puolakka is preparing a fabulous five course tasting menu  (£59pp) featuring a favourite dish from each of the past five years.  It will be available from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 June and to get the party started Skylon is offering a complimentary glass of Champagne on the Monday for every guest dining from this celebratory menu. […]

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Wine at Bodega Catena Zapata

Just how does one sail through March to the (hopefully) warmer climes of April? Wine could be a start. Well, if that's your train of thought, too, why not attend the Argentine wine tasting with Bodega Catena Zapata (a family-run winery which dates back to the early 1900s), that is being hosted by Plateau Restaurant on Monday 12th March? The Canary Wharf-based event, which starts at 6.30pm, is priced at £20 for 5 wines … while there are canapes being thrown in on the side, too. (Anything to help the wine go down well). Started up in 1902 by Nicola Catena, […]

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Another Carluccio …Marylebone

Do you like Carluccio's? Good. So do we. Good news, then, to hear that yet another is opening in the capital – yet this one comes with a bonus. Situated on Marylebone's Paddington Street, Carluccio's Italian restaurant – famous for its wonderful range of pastas ( Vongole in Bianco is our favourite), meat dishes and hearty breakfasts (Colazione Magnifica is wonderful) – is opening with a twist. This W1 branch will come – in the authentic Milanese tradition – with its very own Aperitivo Bar. In this elegant, high-stooled area, you can pick up some tasty small-plated dishes, or 'Stuzzichini', […]

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