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Vegetarian Week at Porters English Restaurant

This week is Vegetarian Week, and Porters English Restaurant in Covent Garden is honouring this week by doubling the vegetarian menu, giving you no reason not to get your 5 a day.  They will also be serving up two of their famous pies, which literally have us wanting to leave our desks and run to Covent Garden faster than you can say vegetables, they sound that good: Creamy Five Wild Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Pie, and the Three Bean Spicy Lentil  and Vegetable Pie. It is definitely something that foodies should not miss out on, vegetarian or not.  www.porters.uk.com

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Flower-Power Tea at the InterContinental

In another lavish offering to the Chelsea Flower Show, the InterContinental London Westminster sets the spread out at Emmeline’s for a decadent afternoon tea. Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show’s Laurent Perrier Bicentenary Garden, tea-takers will sup among its plants and flowers in a unique indoor garden set off by a huge flip lenticular print of St James Park. Set among the flowers, the InterContinental’s teatime feast is a perfect match for taste buds, its three-tier cake stand filled with an eclectic mixture of floral inspired delicacies. A glass tea pot sprouting mini lemon mousse chocolate lollipops, a kaleidoscope of […]

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Harvey Nichols Roaring Twenties Tea

Do afternoon tea Gatsby style at Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor restaurant. You’ll start with a selection of 1920’s inspired savouries including Pigs in Blankets, Lobster Rolls and Chicken Caesar Wraps – Caesar salad was invented in the ‘20s dontcha know. Next up are plain and summer fruit scones with lashings of clotted cream and Harvey Nichols Champagne jam while sweet treats are all about the exotic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and the White Chocolate and Coconut Macaroon served poached atop a bespoke jewellery box. There is also a wide selection of tea to choose from but apparently to be really authentic […]

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Life’s a Picnic at Buddha-Bar London

This summer Buddha-Bar London is opening its wicker basket to reveal the Buddha Bento, an assortment of light Pan-Asian dishes suited to every guest’s taste. Whether served as lunch or a pre-theatre dinner, this luxury ‘picnic’ will deliver quick 40 minute service without compromising on the high quality food for which Buddha-Bar is renowned. Each guest creates their own Bento, adding succulent Duck and fresh Green Papaya salads, Five Spiced Barbecued Chicken and tender Wok Fried Beef to a staple base of Miso Soup, Wakame Salad, Steamed Rice and Buddha-Bar Noodles. These dishes can also be combined with offerings from […]

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A Prince or Princess’ Afternoon Tea at The Balcon

With the royal baby fast-approaching, Pall Mall’s The Balcon is leading the festivities with the launch of a new, celebratory afternoon tea fit for a prince or princess. The creation of Head Chef Vincent Ménager, the tea is set to welcome the new arrival in The Balcon’s signature style, traditional British with a French twist. On the top tier of the cake stand will be two specially designed caramel crown cakes: blue for a prince, pink for a princess, each decorated with sugared almonds and silver sugar balls. Below will be a selection of finger sandwiches, scones served with Devonshire […]

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Sophie’s Steakhouse & Bar Donates 537 Charity Breakfasts

537 sponsored kilometres mean 537 free breakfasts as Sophie’s Steakhouse & Bar on Fulham Road lends its support to a Parkinson’s charity fundraiser challenge. From 11th May – 29th June, diners who donate £10 to the ‘My House to Your House’ (MH2YH) cause will benefit from a complimentary breakfast at the West London institution. The challenge, from 1st – 5th July, will see ten fundraisers complete a gruelling, 537 km triathlon from London to Amsterdam. They aim to raise an ambitious £53,000, enough money to fund cutting-edge research projects for a year. But it’s not all hard work. Donators will […]

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The Ritz Restaurant Opens its Terrace

For the ultimate ‘palace-style’ cooking alfresco head to The Ritz Restaurant’s summer terrace, opening today. An Italian mosaic floor lined with wrought iron balustrades, vibrant floral boxes and a view over Green Park, the terrace provides a moment of seclusion from the central London bustle. It also provides the ideal place to sample award-winning Executive Head Chef John William’s seasonal summer menu of traditional French dishes made with seasonal, British ingredients. Think dressed crab rolls with avocado and Charentais melon, tender Var salmon with zesty lemon verbena and broad beans, sweet white chocolate mousse, fresh raspberries, fragrant basil sorbet and […]

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Bunga Bunga gets ready for Eurovision

Whether you love or loathe the Eurovision Song Contest, it can’t be denied that the Eurovision Room at Bunga Bunga is the ultimate in all things Euro, and we can’t get enough of it! With the walls covered in memorabilia including gold discs, photos of Jedward and Terry Wogan, and oversized blinds embossed with Euro Hall of Fame legends and a Eurotrash-inspired fancy dress box complete with flares, spandex and lamé to keep revellers entertained and dancing until dawn. And this Thursday just days before the final on Sunday, winner of the 1997 song contest, Katrina (Ex Katrina and the […]

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London’s highest ‘high tea’

Paramount, the restaurant and bar at the tip of Centre Point, is taking the British tradition of high tea to new heights – 32 floors above Soho no less – with 360-degree views of the capital. Set against striking interiors by design don Tom Dixon, new head chef Mark Kay (Chez Bruce and Wild Honey) is serving smoked salmon and fromage blanc on rye pumpernickel; poached chicken with spring onion mayonnaise on multi-grain; and free-range boiled egg with grain mustard, mayonnaise and cress on toasted brioche accompanied by the quiche of the day plus oven-fresh scones served with rich clotted […]

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Luxurious Lunch at The Rib Room

If you are after a little luxury at lunch time, something a little bit more lavish then head over to The Rib Room at Jumeirah Carlton Tower. We're not talking truffles or caviar, no, throughout May they are serving up gulls’ eggs. Sourced from Blackheaded Gull ‘s nests on the South coast, the beautiful mottled green and blue speckled eggs are simply boiled so as to allow their rich and unique flavour to shine through. Served with mustard cress, homemade mayonnaise and celery salt, it makes for a wonderfully simple but decadent lunch. With the gull season being so short, […]

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Lunch of a Lifetime

On Sunday 28th April, Harrods will play host to seven of the world’s top Italian chefs, who, when combined, bring a total of 13 Michelin stars to the iconic department store. Massimo Bottura, the brothers Enrico and Roberto Cerea, Carlo Cracco, Gennaro Esposito, Luciano Monosilio and Davide Scabin, will join forces with the renowned Milanese chef ’s congress, Identità Golose, to serve the ultimate Italian pranzo in the new edition of Identità London.  Each chef will create a dish for the seven-course lunch, taking place in The Georgian restaurant at Harrods. Brothers Enrico and Roberto Cerea from the three Michelin-starred […]

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InterContinental London Park Lane hosts Club Colombia pop up

InterContinental London Park Lane is coming over all Colombian. Between the 17th and 25th the Cookbook Cafe is hosting a pop up of the renowned chef Harry Sasson’s restaurant, Club Colombia. With five restaurants to his name in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, Sasson approaches his cuisine in a modern, refined and pioneering way. Colombian cuisine benefits from being inspired and influenced by Spanish, Arab, African and Asian cooking as such Sasson spent a year travelling from region to region searching for the very best ingredients before the opening of Club Colombia, so that his dishes would take the diner […]

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