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Beer at Galvin

It may still be more than a month away, but time does seem to fly around this time of year. So why not put something beer-related in your diaries? On St George's Day (until 7th May), Galvin at Windows is launching its very own British Beer Festival – all in the spirit of national pride, you see. It won't just be beer-focused, of course, because head chef Andre Garrett is also devising a three course food menu to go with the various ales on offer. What can you expect?  For £45 per head (which also includes water & tea/coffee), guests […]

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Agynes Deyn’s Leisure Society & The Corinthia

London’s Corinthia Hotel is partnering up with Trafalgar Studios and its new play, The Leisure Society starring Ed Stoppard and featuring a model performance from Agyness Deyn. The Corinthia’s The Leisure Society package features a luxurious overnight stay, pre-theatre dining and breakfast at the hotel’s celebrated Northall restaurant and of course tickets for two to see the play itself. You’ll dine on executive chef, Garry Hollihead’s seasonal British menu where highlights include Severn and Wye salmon gravlax, Cumbrian sirloin steak and classics such as the Jam roly poly before trotting round the corner to watch the show. The Corinthia hosted […]

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Holi at Trishna

Did you know that's it the Hindu Spring Festival of Holi next week? Well if you didn't, Head Chef Karam Sethi of Trishna, the Marylebone village restaurant which specialises in the coastal cuisine of South West India, is welcoming you into its festival-going arms. Between 5th – 11th March, Karam will be celebrating Holi, or in other words, 'the coming of Spring' (traditionally, Indians celebrate the special day by throwing powdered pigment and coloured water at each other and making a beautiful kaleidoscopic mess in public places), by installing a tasting menu for all his customers. There will be 4 […]

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Gone Fishing

Sushi is big business in Brazil and to prove it, launching in March on Lexington Street, is Yoobi, London’s first Brazilian inspired temakeria serving freshly made temaki rolls using high quality natural ingredients from its own rice blend to sustainably-sourced fish and fresh wasabi to locally sourced vegetables. Leading up to the opening, Yoobi is inviting the good people of Soho to play a little game with the chance to win free temaki. The Yoobi site is currently concealed behind a brightly coloured hoarding that hosts a school of black fish, each bearing its own QR code. Just scan them […]

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Flip out with Tom & Ed

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow and Tom and Ed Martin certainly aren’t letting it slip by unmarked and at both Chelsea’s The Botanist and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms in the City, it’s going to be a flipping fabulous occasion. Top pastry chef Boyne Kleynhans has devised a medley of variables taking us from breakfast (we’re starting the day with Blueberry pancakes with cured crispy bacon and lashings of maple syrup thank you very much) through to lunch and dinner. Hmmm will it be a Poppy seed crepe with foie gras and wild mushrooms or a blood orange Crêpe Suzette with caramelised […]

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A Bunga Bunga Brunch …

Brunch, brunch and more brunch. It's the London trend that will simply not die …. But there's one particular one to be noting down around about now … and that's the one at Bunga Bunga, the Battersea-based 'Englishman's Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke'. For soon, guests coming to enjoy the £35 brunch menu, (which includes such three-course menu choices as platters of cured meats, the characteristically-named pizzas or the Bunga’s Benedict, topped with Hollandaise Sauce and Silvio’s Sweet Seducer made with Chocolate Sauce, Banana and Strawberries, among others), will also be treated to a unique form of entertainment. This new […]

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Plateau Pancakes

It's not long until we reach the day when scoffing pancakes is a justified and perfectly-normal pastime.  So, where will you be eating your pancakes on Pancake Day? If you're not too keen on making your own, you could always pop down to Canary Wharf, where D&D restaurant Plateau have something special waiting for you. For pudding, their menu will be graced with the presence of the £7.50 pancakes with citrus sauce and lemon sorbet. Just a tip! 21st February will roll around fast…. www.plateau-restaurant.co.uk/

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Hendrick’s Courtship Clinics

Hendrick’s Gin is well known for flouting the rules of convention so as 29 February is set to reverse the rules of normal courtship, Hendrick’s Unusual Month of Reverse Courtship is hosting a variety of events to celebrate. Both ladies plucking up the courage to pop the question and gentlemen searching for a fail-safe get-out clause should head over to The Lonsdale on Monday 20 Feb when the Ladies School of Nuptial Conquest and Hendrick’s School of Scoundrels will be running concurrently. But who are the best students? Find out at the end of the month when Hendrick’s Preposterous Proposal […]

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Eat Sleep Fashion at The May Fair Hotel

You may have noticed the May Fair Hotel's new Fashion Week facade which was unveiled earlier this morning. This year, it's been created by Rihanna and Florence go-to designers FelderFelder. But trust us, there's a lot more going on inside so get ready to party like a fashionisha… Step 1 Hot foot it to the May Fair Spa which has devised a series of express treatments to deal with LFW fatigue such as the Fashion Eco Chic Pedicure (50 minutes £65.00) or The Crystal Face of Fashion Massage (30 mins £55) to emerge fresh-faced as a supermodel and ready for […]

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Chef Season at Benares

Head to Benares Bar, Mayfair, this month .. and you'll get more than you bargained for. Because head chef, the renowned Atul Kochaar is launching Chef Season: when top chefs from some other of the capital's top restaurants come together at Benares to create a series of fusion menus. Some of the guest chef highlights? Well, Anna Hansen, from The Modern Pantry, will be around from 21st February to 5th March wowing the crowds with her talents, as will Richard Corrigan (20th March to 2nd April) and Nigel Haworth, from Northcote, from 3rd May to 16th May. All the chefs […]

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Saf Express at Harvey Nichols

The Harvey Nichols sale may be but a happy memory but apart from a slew of Spring Summer collections set to whet our fashion appetites, there’s now another reason to hit the Knightsbridge store that will have you feeling as good on the inside as you look in the mirror. Just launched on the Fifth Floor is Saf Express serving up unique healthy food jam packed full of natural flavour – the Saf kitchen, specialising in raw food prepared below 48˚C to preserve optimum flavour and nutrition, is committed to providing a healthy lifestyle using predominantly plant based ingredients. Saf […]

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Bourbon & the Boilermakers at Byron

Tom Byng’s brilliant Byron hamburger chain has just introduced another American classic to its restaurants: a list of ten Kentucky Bourbons including Woodford Reserve, Four Roses Single Barrel and Eagle Rare 10 Year Old – all at a budget busting £3-£4 a shot. Drink straight up or Boilermaker style with a beer chaser. Bourbon has been distilled in Kentucky since the 18th-century and all the new whiskeys have been chosen to complement Byron’s menu. The Byron Boilermaker Combo lets you combine any hamburger from the main menu with any Bourbon and any beer for £14.50. Believe it or not, down […]

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