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Posh Indians: London’s Best Indian Fine Dining

We’re all used to ringing in the weekend with a slap-up Indian takeaway, it’s a time-honoured tradition and a fine celebration of a national dish. But Indian chefs are increasingly setting out to change perceptions and prove that Indian cuisine fits just as easily into the fine-dining bracket as it does into the casual takeaway. The last year has seen a slew of openings, adding to an already crowded field of established Indian fine dining establishments in the capital. Here are some of our favourites.

Best Brunches

Diamonds and Dom Pérignon at The Gherkin: Is This The Most Decadent Brunch Yet?

Searcys at The Gherkin has seen the other brunches around and told them all to hold its glass as it raises the stakes and the level, quite literally, by serving up a brunch on the 40th level of The Gherkin which not only has buckets of Dom Pérignon but also gives you a chance to win a genuine diamond worth £1000. Taking place every Sunday throughout December until the 23rd, the brunch will be head in the Iris Bar, right at the top of The Gherkin, giving you 360° panoramic views across London…Instagram at the ready. To eat you’ll find […]

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The 18 Most Instagrammable Festive Restaurants

Instagrammers, get your fingers at the ready, hold down your camera button and get snap happy at these marvellous London locations that look even better than usual as they’re spruced up by Santa’s elves and given some wow-worthy festive makeovers.

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Openings & Launches

British Chefs Collaborate To Open Live-Fire Grill in Mayfair

In the 90s, COMO Metropolitan London was home to the iconic nightspot, The Met Bar. Now, because bars are out and restaurants are in as we are a city of foodies, the space has been transformed into Gridiron by COMO, a modern live-fire grill restaurant from British chefs Richard H. Turner and Colin McSherry. Paying homage to the ancient art of grilling and the fact that we all have a fascination with fire, the modern British menu will include the likes of: wood roast scallops with bone marrow XO; smoked eel with braised shin of highland beef; Ash baked turnip […]

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Turkey Not Your Thing? Check Out These Alternative Christmas Feasts

Tired of turkey? Starting to feel like a pig in a blanket? Finally had enough of stuffing? Then it’s time for a change and London’s restaurants are here to deliver. From Indian twists on Christmas classics to vegetarian banquets and platters of sushi, here are some of the best alternative feasts this Christmas: Indian Accent Having opened at the end of last year, Indian Accent has survived its first twelve months and is back with a Christmas menu that puts Executive Chef Manis Mehrotra’s spin on the classics. Dishes include turkey tikka meatballs and cumin maple Brussels sprouts, as well […]

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The 17 Hottest New Restaurant Openings

As always, an abundance of restos have opened up this month, proving October isn’t all about Halloween but also about idyllic food spots of all shapes and sizes. From a buzzing Italian in Redchurch Townhouse which charms families for candlelit gatherings, to The Wright Brother’s with their seafood offerings, oh…a nd finally we welcome a Mrs. Fogg’s (better late than never, eh?!). Whatever your food fancy, there’s something for everyone!

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8 of the Best Pasta Restos

Today is the day we celebrate one of the things we love the most: pasta. It’s the savoury staple food of Italian cuisine that we come home to after a Daniel Powter “bad day”, and the food we huddle around tables for with groups of friends over candle light, red wine and DOLMIO! With the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily, it’s without a doubt pasta is part of our lives in a big way (whether you love it or you hate it!). So, from spaghetti to tagliatelle here are some of the best places to enjoy the much-adored […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

Our Favourite Influencer And Celebrity Owned Restaurants

The celebrity hangout has always been with us- after all, famous people need somewhere to stumble out of in the wee hours as much as the paparazzi waiting for them need a place to hang about outside of. But what happens when the celebrities decide to venture to the other side of the kitchen doors?...

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Reviews

Onima: Mayfair’s Sexiest New Addition

Mayfair is pretty magical around Christmas time, bright lights adorn the tops of buildings, a crispness lingers in the air and lining hidden-away streets lie post-work drinkers sipping on steaming mugs of mulled wine and munching on mince pies. My reason for visiting was to try out Onima, the latest addition to Mayfair’s sensational food scene. Bringing the spirit of Mykonos to London, the restaurant-cum-bar-cum-private members’ club, which lies snug inside what was once Cartier’s headquarters, allures you straight from the website to the lobby. Heavily based on sensory exploration, the venue and brainchild of founder Alexandros Andrianopoulos seeks to […]

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Yes We Candy! 8 Of London’s Best Sweet Shops

Sweets are a staple favourite of everyone’s ‘treat’ diet, as they remind us of our childhood, a much simpler time when ugly words like ‘taxes’ and ‘wrinkles’ didn’t exist. So it’s no surprise that sweets excite adults, just as much as they do...

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17 of the Best Pre-Theatre Menus

With over 40 theatres in London’s West End alone, it’s not hard to see why London is one of the cultural capitals of the world. And where there is a theatre you can guarantee there is going to be a restaurant nearby serving up a pre- or post-theatre menu; they’ll have you in and out in time for the performance and they’re a wonderful way to eat at some of London’s best restaurants at a much more bank balance friendly price – take note if you’re on a date! So forget going to a chain or grabbing a rushed sandwich […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Santa’s Sarnies: We Eat ALL The Christmas Sandwiches

You may be destined to have a waistband as large as Santa’s after delving into the following Christmas sarnie’s but let’s face it, Christmas ’tis the season for eating way, way more than you typically would and lazing about in an ugly jumper knitted by your gran. Really...

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