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Celebrity Cruise at Taste of London

The greatest restaurant festival, Taste of London, returns to Regent’s Park next Wednesday, running for five days, it’s a chance to eat, drink take part in master classes, try a  little bit of this, a little bit of that, meet some of London’s top chefs and discover new restaurants.   This year also sees Celebrity Cruises returning for their second year, as the first ever cruise line to showcase its cuisine at Taste of London, is set to bring a flavour of their award winning food from the high seas directly to the capital. Inspired by the Lawn Club Grill; […]

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Kitchenette: Review

Since having opened in Istabul in 2005, the Turkish café, bar and brasserie, Kitchenette, has gone from strength to strength with a total of 24 being opened well across the borders into Baku, St Petersburg and last November it came to Putney. Situated on Putney Bridge Road, the 80 seat café and bar is light and airy with earthy, natural colours reflecting its Istanbul roots.  Seeing as the sun was shining though, we took to the terrace outside, ordered two spicy Bloody Marys and perused the all-day dining menu. Their approach is traditional Turkish cooking with a modern Istanbul inspired […]

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Meet the Makers and Mark’s Kitchen Table

Mark Hix is hosting several events this summer, offering you the chance to discover the secrets behind the menus at his iconic restaurant franchise. HIX Selfridges is holding a dinner with a difference. Guests can dine on a three-course meal with its makers on 1st July. The men who supply the finest British ingredients will be sharing their expertise with Miles Irving from Forager discussing his herbs, Reg Johnson from Johnson and Swarbrick enlightening guests on the Bantam eggs and Indian Rock Chicken, Peter Hannan from the Meat Merchant providing info on the Guanciale and Himalayan Salt aged Chateau briande […]

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No Scones At Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar has recently launched a new afternoon tea and they are doing away with the scones. That’s right. Their tea is a scone free zone. They have a created a lighter tea with an Asian twist which is perfect for the warmer months and especially now that we are all supposed to be fixated on getting that bikini body- supposedly being the main word. Sip on a glass of Champagne or one of their simple oriental teas and start with the likes of hoisin duck steam buns, Buddha-Bar’s renowned tuna tartare served on toasted fennel bread and Vietnamese summer […]

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Pescatori: Review

Been to Pescatori? No? Well you should. There are two restaurants one in Mayfair and one in Fitzrovia and it was the latter that we visited on a Wednesday night, because it was midweek and everyone needs a midweek pick me up. Fact.  From the street, the restaurant was inviting with twinkling lights dotting the terrace and inside it was kept simple with white washed walls, curved arches and a mix of intimate booths and long tables. If they were going for a family run tavern meets London restaurant feel then they’ve succeeded. It was relaxed and informal – even […]

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Pescatori: Review

Been to Pescatori? No? Well you should. There are two restaurants one in Mayfair and one in Fitzrovia and it was the latter that we visited on a Wednesday night, because it was midweek and everyone needs a midweek pick me up. Fact.  From the street, the restaurant was inviting with twinkling lights dotting the terrace and inside it was kept simple with white washed walls, curved arches and a mix of intimate booths and long tables. If they were going for a family run tavern meets London restaurant feel then they’ve succeeded. It was relaxed and informal – even […]

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The ‘Grace of Monaco’ Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the much-anticipated movie release of ‘Grace of Monaco,’ The Royal Horseguards Hotel is hosting a limited edition of their traditional afternoon tea with a regal twist.  Located in The Lounge of the quintessential British hotel, the 'Grace of Monaco' afternoon tea is a special occasion, which includes delicious Grace of Monaco-themed delicacies. Handmade desserts like the Coral Chocolate Lipstick based on the makeup designed for the Princess by Estee Lauder, and a "Black & White Shot" inspired by Grace's favourite chocolate milkshake will be served. Some of her beloved bites are also on the menu, such as mini American […]

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Pizza Pop-Up Opening

Whether you're in the mood for a traditional Margherita pizza or looking to take a bite into something a bit different, come by the celebration of the newest pizza joint in the neighbourhood.  Pizza Rossa is serving up authentic pizza al taglio – by the slice – at the opening of its first pop-up location in London on Friday 6 June. Inspired by the street vendors of Italy, Pizza Rossa brings to the city a delicious and healthier takeaway alternative, using the freshest of seasonal ingredients and vegan-friendly dough.  Be sure to stop by for one of the square slices between […]

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Cookhouse Joe Opens

After the success of Cookhouse Joe which opened on Berwick Street last year the team behind Soho Joe are back with their next venue Cookhouse Joe on Dean Street. Having opened yesterday they kicked things off by giving out 1000 chicken wraps to customers who visited the restaurant, because they’re nice like that. Panic not though, if you have just found out that you missed out on free chicken for lunch because their main focus is rotisserie chicken and a contemporary twist on traditional Lebanese cuisine. The menu is simple they will be serving up crisp falafel, salads, lamb kofte, […]

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Secret Garden Launches at Rotunda

As a Londoner we enjoy the best restaurants, top clubs and beautiful architecture everywhere we look but as our pal Alicia Keys put it, it’s a concrete jungle. She may have been talking about New York but you get the idea. So when some natural foliage manages to crack through it’s always a treat; from chilling with a Pimms in Hyde Park to sunning ourselves on a rooftop terrace. Perfect for us that Rotunda has recently launched its new Secret Garden, a relaxing waterside terrace perfect for a summer drink. Rotunda converted the concrete space into an eco-friendly area thanks […]

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