New? Dickie Fitz opened back at the start of the year, but they’ve only recently launched their Saturday brunch menu. Where? This year really was Fitzrovia’s year when it came to restaurant and Dickie Fitz is one of the key players, find it at 48 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1Q, www.dickiefitz.co.uk On the Menu: You’ll find classic dishes such as hot smoked salmon with slow, poached eggs, muffins, dukkah and hollandaise, their take on the full English: the Full Fitz and sweet dishes such as banana bread French toast with crème fraiche and berries. Dishes which are more on the lunch […]
Afternoon tea at boutique Knightsbridge hotel The Capital has undergone a festive revamp by critically acclaimed pastry chef, Claire Clark. Clark has worked at some of the country’s most prestigious restaurants and has also created a high end patisserie catering service. The hotel has collaborated with Clark, who has judged on Masterchef and Bake Off Creme de la Creme, to offer a menu that would get the scroogiest of us into the spirit. Tuck into a mint meringue Christmas tree, a panettone marmalade or a lemon cheesecake snowman. Slather your scones with clotted cream and the Father Christmas inspired marmalade […]
The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, but that can mean only one thing – Christmas is nearing! You’re going to start eating more carbs, gymming less and drinking more…or maybe that’s just us. You could say it’s more Christmess than Christmas, pop -up supper club Slap Ya Papa certainly think so as they have teamed up with event producers Marble & Ware Collective to create Christmess! Inspired by the soul food and culture of Louisiana, Slap Ya Papa promise decadent feasts – think candied yams and truffled sprouts, accompanied with deliciously naughty cocktails and delectable fine […]
Christmas is all about being cosy. Snuggling up by the fire, wrapping yourself in your favourite festive jumper, watching the first snow fall from your window: all the best things about the season are about being warm and comfortable. So what could be cosier than festive afternoon tea? After a hard day of Christmas shopping, with the mid-winter sun giving up by three o’clock, there’s no better way to restore yourself than by pouring a steaming cup of tea and tucking into some heavenly mince pies. Here’s our guide to the very best, most Christmassy festive afternoon teas in London.
One of Britain’s most prized politicians made it onto the £5 note this year, and to honour that, boutique hotel The Wellesley has launched their Sir Winston Churchill afternoon tea. Churchill already has a huge presence within the hotel – there’s a suite in The Penthouse named after him but perhaps more fitting is the portrait that looks over the Cigar Lounge, which is in fact painted on tobacco leaves! The afternoon tea itself is a true nod to the icon; there’ll be tiramisu bowler hats, chocolate cigars, and a bespoke tea blend. The menu has combined Churchill and traditionally […]
Christmas in Scandinavia is often a thing of envy – who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by unthinkable amounts of snow, pulled along in a sledge by huskies, through the conifer forests?! Well we can’t all be flying off to Scandinavia, so instead, pop up extraordinaire Meredith O’Shaughanessy has conjured up Nordic Yulefest, a Nordic wonderland in the heart of Shoreditch. Transporting guests to Scandinavia, the archways will be adorned with antlers and taxidermy whilst adding warmth to the venue will be the sheepskins laid out all around. There’ll be Scandinavian inspired entertainment, maybe try your hand at a game […]
New? This month marks its fourth anniversary as Buddha Bar opened back in November 2012. Where? 145 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7PA www.buddhabarlondon.com On the Menu: Describing its cuisine as ‘Pacific Rim’, Buddha Bar offers Westernised takes on Asian cooking – you’ll find a huge selection of maki, nigiri, sashimi and tempura on the food menu, with a selection of exotic cocktails, spirits and Champagnes reaching 4-digit price tags at the bar. First Impressions: Two burly bouncers outside the entrance were a little intimidating but once through the revolving doors we were warmly greeted at the desk, relieved of our coats and […]
The Cinnamon Collection is made up of The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and now Cinnamon Bazaar. As younger siblings often are, Cinnamon Bazaar will be more relaxed and playful than its sister restaurants and will have a bigger bar, it’ll also be more accessible as you can expect to spend on average, £20. Designed by LSM Design, the restaurant is split across two floors with a private dining room for up to 30 diners. The ground floor will be home to the feature bar where you’ll find gin and botanical focused cocktails as well as non-alcoholic options such […]
The weather may be getting colder, but the menu at Hunter 486 is getting warmer. Head Chef Gary Durrant has created a new menu, celebrating the flavours of winter. Enjoy the new menu sat in a leather booth, lit by blown glass chandeliers. Featuring on the new menu will classic winter warmers such as smoked barbary duck breast with celeriac and braeburn remoulade; pumpkin cannelloni, sage butter, almonds and parmesan; and hunter fish stew with saffron and garlic mayonnaise. Hunter 486’s stone oven never fails to produce spectacular dishes, this winter, try the braised lamb shank with rosemary mash, grilled […]
In winter, it can be hard to socialise, you want to hibernate, you want to get your hygge on and cosy down with a big knit and a candle or two. You need to socialise though to beat the winter blues, so prise yourself off your sofa and head to one of these winter pop-ups, drink cocktails, snuggle up under heaters and feel all warm and festive – you can hibernate another time.
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