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Snowflake Gelato Soho Boutique Opening

Snowflake Luxury Gelato is delighted to be bringing their award winning, artisan gelato to London’s vibrant Soho. Housing the largest gelato counter in London, the new Snowflake Luxury Gelato boutique will begin ‘Serving Happiness’ on Wardour Street from 24thSeptember 2013. Snowflake makes its artisan gelato by hand every day in the Bayswater and Soho boutiques, using organic Jersey milk, organic cream and sugar.  Its Luxury Sorbetto is also handmade using only seasonal fresh fruits, making it refreshing as well as fat and dairy free. For the uber health conscious, there’s even the Snowflake Guilt-Free Sorbetto range with no added sugar! […]

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A Rum Brunch

Just in time for autumn, Notting Hill’s The Rum Kitchen has launched new weekend brunch, #RumBrunch, featuring bottomless rum Bloody Mary’s, BYO vinyl, a brunch counter, and fruit and veg market as well as its traditional West Indian brunch menu. Expect Jamaican classics including the ultimate Jamaican breakfast including Ackee, Saltfish, Plantain, Calallo & Fried Dumpling and the Jamican-me Breakfast, The Rum Kitchen’s version of a traditional full English. There’s also the hangover busting BLT with Scotch Bonnet Ketchup plus Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough with tomato salsa. The brunch counter will offer a selection of cereals, seasonal fruit from the […]

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A Thieves Market of Flavours in Mayfair

Chor Bizarre in Mayfair is an exquisitely decorated Indian restaurant which has based its interior around its name meaning ‘thieves market’ with a mix of beautifully decorated chairs, tables and ornaments filling the dining area. The menus aren’t left out either as they are covered with detailed drawings of the markets with introductions to the dishes before listing the food. The starter of Aloo tikki chaat were nice potato patties filled with spiced lentil and green peas, served warm, topped with yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney. They were pleasant but lacked the proper Indian spices to separate it from a […]

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A Thieves Market of Flavours in Mayfair

Chor Bizarre in Mayfair is an exquisitely decorated Indian restaurant which has based its interior around its name meaning ‘thieves market’ with a mix of beautifully decorated chairs, tables and ornaments filling the dining area. The menus aren’t left out either as they are covered with detailed drawings of the markets with introductions to the dishes before listing the food. The starter of Aloo tikki chaat were nice potato patties filled with spiced lentil and green peas, served warm, topped with yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney. They were pleasant but lacked the proper Indian spices to separate it from a […]

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Leave the Tex Mex Behind

Mestizo, which means a mix of everything, is a Mexican restaurant that lives by its namesake drawing inspiration for their food with a mix of 10 Mexican states. Leave behind your idea of tex mex as this is authentic Mexican food, made by people who have clearly grown up eating and creating these dishes. The food here is really traditional, which is never more apparent once the starter of Tamales Costenos had arrived. The tamales comprise of corn maize filled with your choice of pork with morita chile, pollo pibil or beans & cheese wrapped in a banana leaf, and […]

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Leave the Tex Mex Behind

Mestizo, which means a mix of everything, is a Mexican restaurant that lives by its namesake drawing inspiration for their food with a mix of 10 Mexican states. Leave behind your idea of tex mex as this is authentic Mexican food, made by people who have clearly grown up eating and creating these dishes. The food here is really traditional, which is never more apparent once the starter of Tamales Costenos had arrived. The tamales comprise of corn maize filled with your choice of pork with morita chile, pollo pibil or beans & cheese wrapped in a banana leaf, and […]

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Olivogelo Gelateria

Sardinian restaurateur Mauro Sanna launches new gelateria, Olivogelo in Chelsea’s Elizabeth Street this week and his homemade ice creams, yoghurts and sorbets will have a decidedly Sardinian influence. Created using traditional ingredients, delivered in weekly shipments from Cagliari, these will feature irresistible concoctions such as nougat, saffron, bitter honey and dates and grappa. Complementing these delicacies will be more familiar flavours of chocolate, coffee and pistachio ice cream; orange, lemon and mango sorbets and blueberry frozen yoghurt. Restaurant interiors have been designed by ceramist and designer Lubna Chowdhary who was commissioned to create a range of individually designed white ceramic […]

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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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Harvey Nichols’ Riot of Colour Afternoon Tea

It’s the thing we dream of, a guilt free, healthy afternoon tea which is still full of cake and sandwiches. Well Harvey Nichols has answered our prayers with their new Riot of Colour afternoon tea. Arriving just in time for London Fashion Week, and combining with the launch of Harvey Nichols, ‘Riot of Colour’ Own Label food range the tea includes gluten, dairy and alcohol cakes. But just because they are lacking in butter and flour doesn’t mean they are any less indulgent, think orange, polenta and acacia honey cake, carrot and coconut cakes with coconut oil frosting and hibiscus […]

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Edudate: Food for Thought

Edudate introduces ‘Food for Thought’, a four course meal accompanied by short but interesting talks. The idea is to banish boredom at dinner time, Edudate understands that busy Londoners may not always have the time to be great conversationalists while trying to chow down and thus this concept was created. The launch takes place tomorrow with tickets priced at £40 and dinner menu options of Loin + Shoulder of British Lop Pork with Fennel, Gnocchi, Wild Mushrooms with Porcini Powder + Truffle Oil and Almond cake with Honey Stewed Damsons. The speakers will consist of a vegan artist and new-wave […]

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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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