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JING Twilight Tea at Sketch

Sketch is launching a tea with a difference this month. The JING Twilight Tea, promises an evening alternative to the traditional afternoon affair. Served from 6-11pm in the Parlour and the Glade, the special tea will work well as a light dinner, alongside evening drinks or as part of a celebratory night on the town. On arrival, guests will enjoy a palate cleanser of JING Silver Needle White Tea cold-infusion followed by a set menu, created by Pierre Gagnaire including  Paris mushroom croque monsieur, Italian mortadella with figs, aubergine and apricot marmalade, and a Smoked salmon millefeuille with salmon roe […]

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Go-go to Dozo

As I step through the door of Dozo, it’s an instant calm of serenity away from the hustle and bustle of Soho behind me. The tables are low down on the floor as is customary in Japan to eat on at ground level. At first glance I missed that underneath the tables had been cut out to imitate the seating experience we are used to in the UK. For future diners at this restaurant and I do recommend you become a future diner, I would suggest wearing trousers or at least something one feels that they can nimbly slide up […]

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Oyster Shucking At The Bluebird

If you’re looking to indulge your competitive side then look no further than Chelsea’s iconic restaurant, The Bluebird. To celebrate the start of England’s oyster season this landmark venue, situated on the King’s Road, will be hosting an oyster shucking competition on the 7th of September. Taking place in their courtyard all competitors will have to battle with their oyster to shuck, dress and eat it as quickly as possible. All participants will be given a glass of wine and, of course, allowed to enjoy the fruits of their labors. The victorious ‘shucker’ will also receive a bottle of Moet […]

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Dark Circus Party: Unleash the Deviant within

For the admirers of all that is debauched and thrilling, there is an event coming your way that will titillate and tantalise you. Prepare to be transported to a dark, dreamy and slightly depraved world of heady illusion and unbridled spectacle with the Dark Circus Party. Taking place on Saturday 21st September at Bloomsbury Ballroom, The Dark Circus Party is an exciting new event that combines Bourne & Hollingsworth’s atmospheric production, delicious cocktails and innovative theming with the striking theatrical performances from the notorious Torture Garden.  First launched in June of this year, the electrifying event is back, but this […]

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XOYO Sings the Blues (Kitchen)

On Sunday 1st September 2013, live music venue and diner The Blues Kitchen is joining forces with sister venue XOYO in Shoreditch to host ‘The Blues Kitchen Explosion,’ a festival of BBQ, music and fashion which will see XOYO transformed into a hip vintage fashion and record market and live music and soul food venue. From noon until 5pm, it will be all about vintage fashion stalls plus vintage hair design and make-up by Lipstick & Curls. A gentleman’s barber shop will offer cuts, shaves and styling throughout the day as well and vinyl collectors can browse stalls selling swing […]

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Central and Co

Central and Co instantly strikes me as a young, trendy, well decorated bar and diner which is perfectly situated a few minutes’ walk from the busy hubbub of Oxford Street. Large clear doors have been opened so that the tables spill out onto the street on this warm evening. Inside we are led down the long dining space and situated nearer the bar, a perfect location as soon as I spy the tempting cocktail menu. We started off with a Lemon and vanilla martini, and instantly found our favourite accompaniment for the evening. I dabbled into the Caffeine ol’Fashioned but […]

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Central and Co

Central and Co instantly strikes me as a young, trendy, well decorated bar and diner which is perfectly situated a few minutes’ walk from the busy hubbub of Oxford Street. Large clear doors have been opened so that the tables spill out onto the street on this warm evening. Inside we are led down the long dining space and situated nearer the bar, a perfect location as soon as I spy the tempting cocktail menu. We started off with a Lemon and vanilla martini, and instantly found our favourite accompaniment for the evening. I dabbled into the Caffeine ol’Fashioned but […]

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Happy 5th birthday inamo

Techy Japanese restaurant inamo celebrates its 5th anniversary this September with a five course birthday menu and special drinks promotions. Each course celebrates a year of opening and this menu both showcases dishes from inamo’s current menu plus reworked classics and brand new creations. “This menu is a celebration of inamo’s five years, giving diners a taste of our dishes past, present and future… The dishes we’ve chosen reflect those which our guests have loved the most, alongside a sneak peek of what’s to come, as we look forward to the continuing evolution of inamo,” says executive chef Sean Marshall. […]

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Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013

The annual culinary arts event that is the Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013 is in its 4th annual year now and comprises of a two-day exhibition at the Truman Brewery and a series of ‘Food & Fragrance’ themed banquets at the Cookbook Cafe InterContinental London Park Lane.   Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013 Exhibition at the Truman Brewery This exhibit proves to be a must see for any food lover with a breathable tearoom, a wild flower meadow made entirely from sugar, a camera made from edible materials that when cooked form a meal and bitters infused with moisture scientifically […]

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Butler’s Wharf Blackout

Bringing life and trade to London and equally dividing and connecting the population, the Thames one of London’s most iconic and striking assets will be celebrated in a ten day long festival this September. Getting involved are the D & D restaurants found along the riverside which include Le Pont De La Tour, Cantina Del Ponte, Blueprint Cafe and Butler Wharf’s Chophouse, in a series of events known as the ‘Butler’s Wharf Blackout.’ They will be submerging their venues in darkness by literally ‘blacking out’ all electricity from 8:30pm throughout the evening. Not only is this wonderfully romantic as diners […]

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Summer with Cocktail Masterclasses at Kensington Place

The Notting Hill favourite, Kensington Place Restaurant and Bar has had a bit of a makeover. Serving its British brassiere-style dishes, popular favourites on the menu include freshly caught beer battered fish and chips, lovingly prepared by Head Chef Dan Loftin. Fresh sea food features prominently on the menu, Want to try and recreate the dish at home, or just can’t get enough of the fish? Well fear not everything used in the kitchen is available to buy at the Kensington Place fish shop. Kensington Place are also hosting thier monthly Cocktail Academy. With summer here to stay, have you […]

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Children’s Summer Chocolate Making Class

This summer Kensington Place  have a delicious new way to entertain the young ones during their holidays; a chocolate master class for children, teaching them about how their favourite treats are made, and offering them the chance to create and decorate their own chocolate fish. Julie Rosenberg of renowned Rococo Chocolates will lead the class, which also includes a blindfolded ‘Guess the flavour’ tasting, and a glass of champagne for parents who join in for lunch. Much like chocolate left anywhere near children, spaces on the class won’t last long. Advance booking is essential so get there quick, it’s a shame […]

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