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St James’s Hotel and Club Review – What We Thought

You tend to think that not many good things can come from disputes, but it’s good that the Earl Granville and Marchese d’Azeglio had an argument with the Travellers Club in 1857. And it’s a good thing that they did decide they’d rather be members of a new club and that they’d create the club themselves, because the result was the St James’s Club, which is now the 5* boutique St James’s Hotel and Club. In its lifetime it’s seen everyone from Winston Churchill to Liza Minelli cross its doors, it’s been a favourite of Michael Caine and in World […]

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9 Underrated Antipodean Restaurants

Our Aussie rellies love their brunch as much as they (seemingly) love their surfboard. No surprise really when you consider their laid-back lifestyle and the appeal of sitting kerbside in the sun, armed with a green juice, latte in a glass and smashed avo on sourdough. Antipodean brunches rarely involve alcohol, so step aside bottomless British brunches and make way for the health-conscious breed of yogis, cross-fitters and spinners in search of a well-earned caffeine hit. 

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9 Underrated Antipodean Restaurants

Our Aussie rellies love their brunch as much as they (seemingly) love their surfboard. No surprise really when you consider their laid-back lifestyle and the appeal of sitting kerbside in the sun, armed with a green juice, latte in a glass and smashed avo on sourdough. Antipodean brunches rarely involve alcohol, so step aside bottomless British brunches and make way for the health-conscious breed of yogis, cross-fitters and spinners in search of a well-earned caffeine hit. 

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Supper Pop-Up at Catering HQ

Four seasons, four playing card suits, four calling birds…and now the forth pop-ups from Top Hat Catering. Catering to foodies who don’t want standards to drop just because there are large numbers of guests, the caterers are one of the UK’s most exclusive – delivering food as high in standard as the service. The food is luxurious, and you’d be as happy tucking into glazed pork cheeks with confit leeks or monkfish in massaman sauce at a party as you would if you were paying for it in a swanky restaurant; no non-descript, mass-produced stews here. As well as large […]

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Freakshakes come to London

When bad food happens to good diets – the UK edition. So we all saw and drooled appropriately at the pimped out milkshakes created Down Under, the cleverly named Freakshakes, so-called because they look like freaks of delicious wonder. A jug of sugary milkshake is then topped with delights from doughnuts, brownies, cream, sprinkles, various sauces, wedges of cake – basically anything and everything that it shouldn’t, thusly earning its name. Well these marvels have finally made their way over to Blighty thanks to Molly Bakes Café & Bakery. Available from their daily menu you just pick your base flavour […]

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Galley Opens

Galley: ˈɡali/ noun 1. a low, flat ship with or more sails and up to three banks of oars 2. the kitchen in a ship or aircraft 3. a new restaurant opening tomorrow in Islington. So you might not find that description in a dictionary, but it’s certainly true. Run by sister and brother team, Oriona Robb and Marcel Grzyb, Galley is a new 70 cover restaurant opening tomorrow on Upper Street with a strong focus on fish. Eighteen years at Soho’s Randall & Aubin, (10 of which were spent as the Head Chef) has given self-taught chef Marcel the […]

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Silver Screen Afternoon Tea

Awards season is upon us and whilst we can’t tell you who might win, (although we are all hoping it’s Leo), what we can tell you is that there is a new afternoon tea to celebrate and, well, if you’re going to celebrate or commiserate you might as well do it with some cake. In honour of it becoming the Official Hotel Partner for the BAFTAs, the Savoy is launching the Silver Screen Afternoon Tea. Having seen a fair few stars grace its doors: Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe to name but a few, the Savoy will be […]

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The Dirty Double Birthday Party

What did you do for your second birthday? Can you even remember your second birthday more like? We’ll hazard a guess at pass the parcel, too much sugar and tantrums. It definitely wasn’t like Dirty Bones Kensington 2nd birthday which is coming up, that’s for sure. Happening this Thursday they are celebrating two years of cocktails, American comfort food and tunes with The Dirty Double birthday party. The night will start with a present from them to you, in form of a complimentary ‘Forgot to blow out the candles’ birthday cocktail followed by new dishes. Start with beef short rib […]

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St James’ Board Game Afternoon Tea Review – what we thought

Toy store giant, Hamleys, has partnered with luxury 5 star hotel, St James Hotel and Club, to create an afternoon tea ideal for adults and children alike. The tea has all your favourite elements of sandwiches and scones but the cakes are where things get interesting with a selection of board game themed pieces like cake dice, edible scrabble letters, chocolate chess pieces, shortbread dominoes and chocolate Monopoly hats. The hotel itself is lovely and has a sparkle of old English glamour about it but the service in the actual dining room was a little lacking. Twice our waiter came […]

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St James’ Board Game Afternoon Tea Review – what we thought

Toy store giant, Hamleys, has partnered with luxury 5 star hotel, St James Hotel and Club, to create an afternoon tea ideal for adults and children alike. The tea has all your favourite elements of sandwiches and scones but the cakes are where things get interesting with a selection of board game themed pieces like cake dice, edible scrabble letters, chocolate chess pieces, shortbread dominoes and chocolate Monopoly hats. The hotel itself is lovely and has a sparkle of old English glamour about it but the service in the actual dining room was a little lacking. Twice our waiter came […]

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Nadler Victoria Review – What We Thought

This year is set to be Victoria’s year; no longer will it just be synonymous with Wicked and the station and no longer will it be that area that you tend to just pass through on your way to somewhere else. Why? Because later this year Nova will open. Said to be Europe’s largest square, it’ll provide luxury residential apartments (at prices rumoured to rival and exceed One Hyde Park) and 18 restaurants including offerings from Jason Atherton and D&D London. M Restaurants have already opened their second restaurant in Victoria and Robert Nadler has opened his third hotel just […]

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Nadler Victoria Review – What We Thought

This year is set to be Victoria’s year; no longer will it just be synonymous with Wicked and the station and no longer will it be that area that you tend to just pass through on your way to somewhere else. Why? Because later this year Nova will open. Said to be Europe’s largest square, it’ll provide luxury residential apartments (at prices rumoured to rival and exceed One Hyde Park) and 18 restaurants including offerings from Jason Atherton and D&D London. M Restaurants have already opened their second restaurant in Victoria and Robert Nadler has opened his third hotel just […]

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