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Pret a Diner: Italians do it Better

Following the sell-out success of the first round last year in the Old Vic Tunnels, Kofler & Kompanie’s Pret a Diner is back. The new instalment of the temporary restaurant sensation named Italians do it Better, is taking place from 9 May to 30 June at 50 St James’s Street. It is spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli who has selected five other Michelin starred chefs (Accursio Craparo, Cristian and Manuel Costardi, Norbert Niederkofler and Viviana Varese) and challenged them to create fresh innovative style dishes marrying Italian cuisine old and new. 50 St James boasts a grand sweeping marble […]

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Street Feast

Street Feast is a new Friday night food market launching tomorrow off Brick Lane with eight of London's top street food sellers. There’s also a fully licensed cocktail bar and street artists will be performing live artwork from 5pm to midnight. Confirmed traders include: Big Apple Hot Dogs, The Rib Man, Home Slice and Kimchi Cult. But if you don’t want to eat on the go try the uber-posh Car Wash Dining Room covered by a canopy borrowed from the market in case (when) it rains. Waiters will be on hand to pick up any chosen dishes you'd like from […]

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Asprey’s Bijoux Tea at The Langham

The Langham London is teaming up with the British luxury goods brand to launch the new Asprey Bijoux Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s glittering centerpiece, Palm Court. The partnership celebrates Asprey’s elegant design and royal heritage alongside The Langham’s illustrious past as Europe's first 'Grand Hotel' and the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition over 140 years ago. The hotel’s head pastry chef, Cherish Finden has created a selection of irresistible treats, inspired by the marque’s exquisite jewellery from Daisy Heritage to Woodland and featuring rather a lot of that iconic signature purple branding with Blueberry and bilberry battenburg cake, […]

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Sketch gets arty with the RA

Mayfair’s Sketch restaurant is collaborating with The Royal Academy and combining tickets for the latest exhibition, Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed with a three course Champagne lunch in the restaurant’s Library and Lecture Room.  Enjoy a glass of Champagne and fill up on Pierre Gagnaire’s delicious dishes and then scoot off to the exhibition – it’s only round the corner. You’ll love Gagnaire’s Cucumber and wasabi sorbet and Slow cooked pollock – plus those famous desserts, of course – and are sure to be equally enamoured with Zoffany’s oils, drawings and prints. Ticket combo, £45pp, til 9 June www.sketch.uk.com

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Sombreros in Soho

There are over 1,300 Chipotle restaurants in the United States and now thee in London with newest addition Wardour Street as of last week. So what’s on offer? Freshly made, delicious and healthy foil-wrapped burritos stuffed to bursting point with quality flavoursome ingredients. We’re also talking tacos, burrito bowls (a carb free burrito without a tortilla) and salads galore. Chipotle uses premium ingredients from local sources, including Freedom Foods chicken, pork that comes from free-range pigs  and beef from Farm Assured British Farms. The brand was founded by CEO Steve Ells who started out in 1993 with a single restaurant. […]

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Summer Roof Cinema

It may well be rainy and grey now, but forecasters predict that we're in for a scorching summer. Here's to hoping. That said, The Roof Gardens is launching the perfect tonic for the (hopefully) better weather to come..  The Rooftop Film Club is crash landing on 30th April at the Roof Gardens, which means you'll be able to go and watch a selection of British film classics amid the beautiful outdoor surroundings of the 1.5 acre serene gardens, which sit 100ft above the noisy and ever-busy Kensington High Street. First on at the Rooftop Film Club on 30th April, is […]

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Just Brunch at Boujis

Boujis is getting with the capital’s burgeoning brunch trend and launching its glamorous take on the subject with Just Brunch. Sessions begin on Saturday 21 April and the first brunch will see the hosts of Boujis' signature night, Club Haus 80s collaborate with Nozomi, Knightsbridge. The afternoon's celebrations begin at 12pm at Nozomi where guests will be offered a carefully selected exclusive tasting menu at £35 per person with entertainment and DJs from Boujis through to 6pm. But if you think that’s a bit early to head home, the club will be opening early – directly afterwards and hosting an […]

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Titanic at Hix Selfridges

This year we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. There are television dramas, biographies of the deceased and even museum exhibitions to mark this occasion.  But is anything happening in the culinary world? Yes, apparently there is. And Mark Hix is in charge. From now up until the 29th April (so hurry), Hix at Selfridges will be re-creating a collection of dishes which would have once adorned the Titanic's First Class tasting menu. Hix at Selfridges have striven hard to bring the best of the liner's gastronomic menus back together and have settled in offering […]

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Jubilee celebrations at Byron

As we approach the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, you may already be sewing your bunting together, making lists for all those last-minute street-party items and pre-ordering much, much bubbly. Well, why not take the weight off your feet come early May, when Byron – the irresistible burger joint with branches all across the city – launch their Diamond Jubilee menu. A grand welcome, therefore, to the 'Chilli Queen', created by Head Chef at the Chelsea-based Admiral Codrington, Fred Smith. There's plenty of kick in this dish, which comes with a 6oz hamburger, American cheese, iceberg lettuce, chipotle mayonnaise and […]

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A Capital Tea

Londoners in the know have long been flocking to The Capital Hotel to experience its quintessentially English afternoon tea hotel but now it seems that word has spread as the Knightsbridge favourite has just received the Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence for Top London Afternoon Tea 2012. It’s in pretty good company as it’s now up there with Claridge’s, The Savoy and The Ritz. The awards are judged by a team of undercover inspectors and are only bequeathed to those establishments that show the greatest commitment to tea service. So pop along to The Sitting Room between 2.30pm and 5.30pm […]

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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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