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The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane’s Jazz Afternoon Tea

What: Limited-edition Jazz Afternoon Tea at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. New? The music-themed afternoon tea launched on 30th April, which coincided with International Jazz Day, and will be available until 30th July 2017. Where? Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Mayfair, W1J 7BX www.sheratonparklane.com On the Menu: Sandwiches and scones are served alongside four specially created cakes; a chocolate tart with basil lime ganache topped with an edible saxophone; a Sable Breton with a light honey mousse; blackberry gêlée with a delicate chocolate sheet of music on top; a coconut dacquoise with piña colada crème and tropical compote, and finally a […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Mediterranean Terrace is Coming to the Southbank

It’s no secret that Britain goes crazy when the sun decides to shine. Even if it’s only for a few hours, many of us will unapologetically head to the beach and soak up as much of the heat without getting any dodgy tan lines. With the recent spate of urban beaches popping up for summer 2017, the announcement of a traditional terrace comes as a refreshing change. Opening on 22nd May, Mondrian London’s Summer Terrace will be the place to go unwind and watch the sun set. Inspired by the spectacularly scenic French Riviera, Mondrian’s stylishly designed heated exterior extends along the […]

Openings & Launches

Backyard Cinema Returns for Summer

Immersive film screening pioneer, Backyard Cinema, is back for summer – this time with an 80s Miami beach theme. Films buffs can soak up a selection of movies that celebrate sun, sand and all things tropical in a faux beach setting created by filling Backyard Cinema’s permanent home, Mercato Metropolitano, with 10 tonnes of sand and a whole host of beach accessories. It’s shore to be a great hit. Ticket holders will have the chance to swap their boring street shoes for a very special pair of Backyard Cinema flip flops at the door, tropical outfits are also encouraged but not mandatory, […]

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Farm to Fork Dining at Jar Kitchen, Covent Garden

What? An independently run restaurant on Covent Garden’s Drury Lane with a farm to fork ethos and focus on seasonal, sustainable Modern British cooking. New? Jar Kitchen opened back in March 2015, by friends Lucy Brown and Jenny Quintero. It has survived two years in a competitive market so hopefully it’s here to stay. They’ve just welcomed Head Chef Paula Borreguero to the team, fresh from Soho’s 10 Greek Street. Where? 176 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5QF, www.jarkitchen.com On the Menu: The menu depends on what’s in season so on the website it says it changes daily. It wasn’t quite daily as we were relieved to find the ndjua […]

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The Prince of Peckham
Openings & Launches

The Prince of Peckham: A Proper Pub

Raised in South London, Clement Ogbonnaya, is about to open his first pub, it’s the first venture from The Arbuthnot Group and will be a South London pub, operated by and for, South Londoners. Clement will be taking over The Clayton Arms, just off from Peckham High Street and turning it into The Prince of Peckham, a 300- capacity venue situated over two floors where cutting edge music, Caribbean food, local get-togethers and workshops will be the order of the day. In the kitchen will be street food connoisseurs White Men Can’t Jerk. Saturdays will be bottomless brunch day, on […]

Hotels

A Princess and the Pea-Themed Stay

Someone wise once said, ‘If you lose your shoe at night…you’re drunk’. Tongue in cheek coffee shop blackboards and TfL whiteboards are full of wisdom and whilst we can’t all live a real life fairytale (cocktails are just too appealing), we can now be a princess for day. In fact, call that a night. We told you about the sellout Beauty and the Beast-inspired afternoon tea a couple of months ago, but now it’s the turn of Hans Christian Andersen’s Princess and the Pea to be reimagined; as a Garden Pea cocktail (made with gin, St Germain liquor, olive oil, […]

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London’s Most Exclusive Secret Brunch Party Opens Its Doors

Secret Brunch is an elusive members-only brunch club, known for their exclusive, raucous brunch parties. If you’re not a member then you’re not going. Except, that isn’t strictly accurate. On the 20th May, to celebrate their seventh birthday, they will, for the first and only time, be opening the doors to the public. You’re going to want to get tickets pronto. The year is 1840, the birth of the industrial revolution, the end of the world as they knew it. Wanting one last hurrah before this change, they decided to gather in a giant circular dome, about to house the […]

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Islington Restaurant Radici Goes Back to its Roots

What: Part of the restaurant group D&D, Radici, is an authentic Italian restaurant trattoria. The name translates as ‘roots’ in Italian to represent Head Chef Francesco Mazzei’s roots in Islington where he has been for 20 years. New? Formerly Almeida, Radici opened its doors 18th April 2017. Where? 30 Almeida Street, Islington N1 1AD www.radici.uk On the Menu: Francesco Mazzei aimed to bring the food of his childhood to his London home so the menu reflects the Calabrian cuisine of his heritage, as well as incorporating dishes from the southern Italian areas of Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Sicily, and Sardinia. Pizzas and bread […]

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London in the Sky
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

High End Dining…in the Sky

Ever get tired of spending hours on end looking online for a great place to eat, with a menu and stunning scenery to match? So do we – sometimes it seems impossible to find a restaurant that ticks all three boxes when it comes to dining out in London. Fear not, (quite literally for some) as the team behind award-winning sustainable fine dining restaurant Orwell’s seems to have found the answer. In partnership with specialist events company ‘London in the Sky’, Co-Chefs Ryan Simpson and Lim Trotman will bring their culinary talents from Oxfordshire to London for the first time, serving […]

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Shoreditch’s Summer Beach Pop-Up

Forget the French Riviera, this summer, it’s all about Shoreditch and the Last Days of Shoreditch Riviera, a new summer pop-up that is running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. First up, it’ll have its own urban beach with palm trees and decking – there won’t be any swimming though, unless you want to take a dip in the Thames… Secondly, there’ll be an escape room experience, Handmade Mysteries presents Plumbottom’s Magnificent Return, a frantic 5-minute pop-up that challenges teams of 2-3 to aid the ghost of Plumbottom with a fun, immersive experience. Obviously, everyone loves a bit […]

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B’n’T at Le Méridien Piccadilly

What?  The two most popular meals in London? Brunch and afternoon tea. What if you can’t choose between the two? Quite the conundrum. So, Le Méridien Piccadilly have decided to go where no afternoon tea or brunch has gone before and has bought the two together with their B’n’T – so it’s effectively, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in one. New? Yes, the afternoon tea only launched at the end of April. Where? The Terrace Grill and Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 0BH, www.terracegrillandbar.com On the Menu: The menu marries brunch foods with afternoon tea, which means […]

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Best Brunches

13 of the Best Restaurants for Breakfast Meetings

You know what they say, the early bird catches the worm. Break the fast in style and get your networking done over steaming cups of coffee, freshly made green juices and perfectly made porridge. Not only is breakfast the best meal of the day but it’s also a chance to visit restaurants that you otherwise have to queue for/book months in advance/blow the budget on. Here are thirteen of the best venues to host your breakfast meetings at… Dalloway Terrace What: Instagrammable Breakfast Why: There is a reason that Dalloway Terrace is one of the most Instagrammed venues in London […]

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