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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The New 5* Afternoon Tea You Just Have To Go To

The Game Bird at The Stafford London knows how to do an afternoon tea properly. Their latest afternoon tea looks to their home of St James for inspiration. Partnering with some of the highest-quality independent boutiques and delis in the area they’ve created an afternoon tea that takes you on an edible journey of the hotel’s surroundings. When did I decide to go and stuff myself silly on sandwiches? On the day of the London marathon of course, so as weary runners much more deserved of carbs than me hobbled from the Mall up to the tube at Green Park […]

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Mamounia Lounge’s Alluring Arabic Offerings

An evening stroll past Harrods is quintessentially British enough to make anyone feel fully submerged in London life. As the lights of the city begin to dazzle amongst an orange-hued sky canvas, the velvet greens of Harrods traditional window displays ooze luxury, providing passers-by which all the photo opportunities they need. My reason for being amongst the beeping horns of London’s Knightsbridge was to visit Mamounia Lounge; the Moroccan-cum-Lebanese staple of the luxurious neighbourhood that has just introduced a new A La Carte menu, also available at the Mayfair outpost. Wading past happy shisha smokers who sit taking in the […]

Health & Wellness

In Conversation With Melissa Hemsley For Mental Health Mates

Maintaining good mental health is so incredibly important for everyone, no matter who you are and your circumstances, and striving to raise awareness surrounding mental health is just as important. In support of the remarkable work of Mental Health Mates, Francesco Mazzei’s Islington trattoria, Radici, will host a dinner on May 16th with Melissa Hemsley and Mika Simmons.  Mental Health Mates was set up by Bryony Gordan in 2016, who set up a regular meet up for people struggling with mental issues to get out and talk without the fear of judgment. Bryony believes one of the key ways mental illness […]

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Culture

Food For Thought: 10 Fab Foodie Podcasts

Looking for something to listen to on your commute, want to learn something about the food we eat or are you after some recipe inspiration? We’ve rounded up five of our favourite foodie podcasts that will satisfy all those cravings. We don’t recommend you listen to them when your hungry though, snacks will be required. Cook The Perfect… Cook The Perfect is a podcast hosted by Woman’s Hour Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey. They’re joined by food writers and chefs to discuss how to make the perfect home-cooked dishes. Guests include Nigel Slater and his dark chocolate spiced cake, Rick […]

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47 Openings You Need On Your Restaurant Radar

Whatever your amuse-bouche may be on the restaurant front, here’s a round up of seriously slick new restaurants opening this year …

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Cinco Your Teeth Into These Cinco De Mayo Events

In Spain they don’t have Star Wars, instead they’ve got La Guerra De Las Galaxias. Presumably this also means they don’t have all the supposed hilarity around the date ‘May the 4th [be with you]’, lucky things. But what they lack in Ewoks, they make up for in tequila the following day for the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, or 5th May. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of Mexico after the pesky French attempted an invasion in the nineteenth century, but is celebrated across North America as a day to celebrate Mexican culture. Novikov As an Italian and Asian […]

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5 Reasons You Need To Try This Bottomless Brunch

M Restaurant has taken the words of Bill Knott’s (Financial Times restaurant critic) and turned them into their new brunch concept. Talking of chef Michael Reid’s menu, Knott wrote that the menu ‘matches beauty with the beast’ and so this newly launched brunch has two sides to it. Light, fresh dishes matched with delicate, sparkling cocktails make up one half whilst the other consists of heartier, meatier dishes and cocktails with oomph. For me, the brunch was an instant hit and one that everyone should try and here’s why: The Beast For those in need of something meatier, punchier and […]

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My London: Chef Manish Mehrotra’s Favourite Restaurants

As Corporate Chef for the Indian Accent group which has restaurants in New Delhi, New York and London, Manish Mehrotra divides his time between the three locations, developing seasonally changing menus executed to the highest standards. Each city has its own unique identity and exciting food scene, and here Manish has recommended his top two restaurants from each city. The China Kitchen The China Kitchen in New Delhi  is the best known restaurant for dumplings, and my favourite place to catch up with friends over an authentic Chinese meal in Delhi. Over the years they have maintained their authenticity in the […]

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Prepare To Go Wild, Honey

We’re wild about this new restaurant opening, as just when we thought we’d seen the poignant end of an era with the closure of Wild Honey in Mayfair – after a whopping 12 years – Chef Anthony Demetre has announced Wild Honey will be opening in a brand new location; the former site of The Balcon restaurant at a new site at Sofitel London St James.   Wild Honey will see an evolution of the food and style of its predecessor, with Head Chef Simon Woodrow collaborating with Anthony. The menu will continue its French-based contemporary, seasonal cooking methods with a […]

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Fatt Pundit: The Soho Restaurant Taking Over Insta Feeds

Soho’s Berwick Street is a treasure trove of creative and eclectic eateries, positioned just a wander away from the main drag of Oxford Circus, paved with a sea of shopping bag swingers making their way to their first G&T of the day. I, on the other, was fending through the masses to grab a seat at Fatt Pundit, a restaurant that has overwhelmed my social channels with its success since its March opening. The restaurant, which intertwines the flavours of India and China in its dishes (named Hakka), is positioned amongst others, fairly inconspicuously, and entry sees you whirled straight […]

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8 Hot Cross Bunneries To Visit This Easter

If you like buns, hun then you’ve come to right place because we’ve rounded up all of the best places to get your hands on buns this Easter… and we mean the edible kind, get your minds out of the gutter. Thank us later:...

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The Ritz Are Now Serving Fabergé Eggs!

I’m not sure how posh you have to be to answer the question ‘how do you like your eggs in the morning?’ with ‘Faberge’d’, but you’d probably be the sort of person who stays at The Ritz. Oh, unrelated, did you know that The Ritz have just launched a three-course Fabergè Easter lunch menu? The lunch has been created by The Ritz’s Exec Chef, John Williams, inspired by Peter Carl Fabergé’s iconic Mosaic Egg from 1914. The real thing’s in the British Royal Collection, the Queen probably eats it with actual soldiers. But William’s dish itself mirrors the multi-coloured Fabergé Treillage egg pendant, and this […]

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