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Baked Camembert and Hot Cocktails at the Roof Gardens

Generally, there really aren’t many better things than a big wheel of molten cheese. Combine that wheel of cheese with sweeping views across London and you’ve got yourself a winner. Tuck into baked Camembert and Stinking Bishop on Babylon’s heated Winter Terrace and choose from a number of carefully selected wines – carefully selected to complement the cheeses. If you’ve been outside lately, you’ll know that you need all the warmth you can get so follow cheese/wine indulgence with more indulgence: a hot chocolate or hot cocktail. Or combine the two and spike your hot chocolate with your choice of liqueur. […]

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Festive Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge

There’s always room for an indulgent afternoon tea, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea at Cutter & Squidge. You can expect finger sandwiches filled with cranberry and stuffing, or Boxing Day turkey, you’ve got scones, festively flavoured, think cranberry and mature cheddar. But a Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea wouldn’t be so without their famous biskies and dream cakes – their Christmas offering will give you a dulce de leche and chocolate pearl biskie and a pistachio and raspberry lollibag dream cake. There’re traditional offerings, such as […]

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14 December Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

Ah, December, the month where you can eat enough for a small family and not feel guilty. As the city transforms into a winter wonderland, we bring you the best pop ups, from dumplings to film clubs, December has everything you could want.

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The Winter Garden at Four Seasons

Steal yourself away from the hustle and bustle of London this winter and hide away in Four Seasons’ Winter Garden. The hotel’s floral designer Rosalind Ackerley has designed the Hennessey inspired garden; decorated with cyclamen, sarcococca, blue pine trees, sparkling white birch twigs and twinkling lights, you definitely won’t be needing a filter for that Instagram photo. The sheepskin rugs, blankets and lanterns add to the cosy factor of the heated Hennessy Lodges, where you can enjoy a range of Hennessy winter cocktails and hearty wintry food. Try a Hennessy-infused Tonino Lamborghini hot chocolate or a Hennessy X.O riviera cocktail […]

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11 Top Restaurants to Visit on Payday

So you’ve found the perfect menu. It’s got everything you want on it – mouthwatering favourites, intriguing new creations, and an amazing reputation. The only trouble? The price. Many of the most tempting restaurants in London are out-of-reach of everyday dining. We’ve all got a list of dream restaurants, places we’d run to for lunch or dinner if those pesky price tags would only disappear. But if there’s one time you can justify spending so much on a meal, it’s payday. Nothing beats that feeling of a stocked-up bank account. Here’s our list of the best restaurants to visit when […]

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The Handbook Meets: Adam Byatt of Michelin-Starred Trinity

He’s just been awarded a Michelin star for Clapham restaurant Trinity as well as a coveted Bib Gourmand for sister restaurant Upstairs at Trinity, so Adam Byatt is well and truly the man of the moment. We caught up with him to see how a Michelin star changes things, why Clapham is his chosen empire and where he chooses to dine on his days off. Did starting out at Claridge’s dictate your style? Claridge’s and the apprenticeship that I did there dictated my deep-rooted love and understanding of classical cookery and first class ingredients. It also taught me how to work in a […]

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Virgilio Martinez at LIMA Fitzrovia

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez’s restaurant, Central, is currently ranked 4th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In an ideal world, we’d be in Peru just for a taste of his food, alas, we don’t live in an ideal world, however, this December, Martinez is hosting an exclusive one off event at LIMA Fitzrovia, bringing the flavours of Central to London. Bringing some of the rarest ingredients from Peru, Martinez will be creating meringues from clay from the altiplano (where the Andes are at their widest), he’ll be garnishing Peruvian paiche fish with edible huacatay (Peruvian black mint) flowers. There’ll also […]

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Christmas and New Year in Chelsea

With Christmas fast approaching, London has undergone a transformation and opening this season is the Courtyard at Bluebird. They’ve employed award winning florists McQueens to cover the courtyard with frosty white blooms, turning it into a fairy tale-like dreamland. In London, you need not turn too far for a mulled wine and mince pie, but why not accompany that with the voices of the children from Cameron House School who’ll be singing carols, getting you into the festive spirit. Enjoy this all while wrapped in luxurious lambswool blankets, and choosing from the various other cocktails on the winter warmer menu […]

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Jason Atherton Opens Temple and Sons

If you’ve been near Tower 42 this week then you might have seen that The Social Company have opened a new restaurant and bar; Temple and Sons. It’s the second partnership for Jason Atherton and Restaurant Associates and offers a more casual approach to its sister restaurant, City Social. So, let’s start with the name, ready for a bit of a history lesson? Palmerston House used to stand on the site of Tower 42, it was named after British statesmen Henry John Temple, Third Viscount of Palmerston, who was also the Prime Minister twice during the mid-nineteenth century. So, they’ve […]

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Sartoria’s Italian Alpine Terrace

This winter, Savile Row’s Sartoria have partnered with Italian aperitif Campari to create a winter terrace inspired by Italy’s premier ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo, and all part of a greater festive celebration from D&D London, titled Fairytales in the City. The Libare Bar has created an array of seasonal cocktails to make the terrace suitably alpine. You’ll find on the menu the Italian Affair, which is made from Frangelico liqueur with Barcadi, coconut, lime and ginger; the Winter Daiquiri which combines appleton estate rare blend, cinnamon, apple, lime and vanilla syrup. There’s also a selection of negronis, a Milanese favourite, […]

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Nordic Yulefest

Christmas in Scandinavia is often a thing of envy – who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by unthinkable amounts of snow, pulled along in a sledge by huskies, through the conifer forests?! Well we can’t all be flying off to Scandinavia, so instead, pop up extraordinaire Meredith O’Shaughanessy has conjured up Nordic Yulefest, a Nordic wonderland in the heart of Shoreditch. Transporting guests to Scandinavia, the archways will be adorned with antlers and taxidermy whilst adding warmth to the venue will be the sheepskins laid out all around. There’ll be Scandinavian inspired entertainment, maybe try your hand at a game […]

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New Winter Menu at Hunter 486

The weather may be getting colder, but the menu at Hunter 486 is getting warmer. Head Chef Gary Durrant has created a new menu, celebrating the flavours of winter. Enjoy the new menu sat in a leather booth, lit by blown glass chandeliers.  Featuring on the new menu will classic winter warmers such as smoked barbary duck breast with celeriac and braeburn remoulade; pumpkin cannelloni, sage butter, almonds and parmesan; and hunter fish stew with saffron and garlic mayonnaise. Hunter 486’s stone oven never fails to produce spectacular dishes, this winter, try the braised lamb shank with rosemary mash, grilled […]

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