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The Savoy’s New London-Inspired Cocktails

The Savoy is as quintessentially British as Charles Dickens, Harry Potter and our beloved Marks & Spencer. The first luxury hotel in Britain, it has paved the way for the highest standard of service since it first opened way back in 1889. Despite this British-ness we speak of, the name of one of their most iconic bars is slightly contradictory. The American Bar, equally as renowned for its innovative cocktails as it is for its live jazz and bartenders in crisp white jackets, is digging its roots a little deeper into British soil with a new menu inspired by the […]

Health & Wellness

Ice Rink Workouts at Broadgate

As people are looking for more innovative ways to get fit throughout January, we have our eye on the new ice rink themed classes from 1Rebel that see brave skaters working on their fitness, on the scenic Broadgate Ice Rink. The ‘Rebels on Ice’ classes only last for an intense 20 minutes – there’s no time for any rest period and they aim to work on your core, stability and balance. It is worth noting that no actual skating is involved – except to get you onto the ice, of course. If you’re more of a team player though, then […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Monthly Cabaret at Scarfes Bar

We love a tradition. Whether it’s weekly monthly or yearly, the act of having something to look forward to (and knowing it will be good) is like a light at the end a sometimes gloomy tunnel. Here’s a suggestion to turn into a new monthly tradition: a night of immersive cabaret at Rosewood Hotel’s Scarfes Bar. One Sunday every month, London’s top cabaret artists including Coco Malone and Vicky Butterfly will take to the stage for a night of immersive performance, lead by internationally renowned star Dusty Limits. The venue itself resembles an inviting gentleman’s club lounge, with the customary […]

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Openings & Launches

POLPO Opens in Knightsbridge

 Prosecco, spritz and small plates specialist, POLPO, has announced that it will be opening a further two restaurants next month. With ten restaurants in Brighton and London already, they’ll be heading north, to open one restaurant in Harvey Nichols in Leeds; as well as moving onto the Fifth Floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge to join the likes of Kurobuta and Burger & Lobster. Taking inspiration from the rustic back street wine bars of Venice, they’ll be sticking to their bàcaro roots, keeping the food simple and the interior humble, which will be a nod to the charm and faded […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Villandry Saves January

Here are two dates for your diary that we say you should take advantage of rather than ignore. Firstly the 17th January – supposedly the day we all ditch our New Year’s resolutions – and secondly, the 18th January, aka Blue Monday – the day the January blues really hit home. However, Villandry is on a mission to make January that bit better for you, with a whole host of offers at both their Great Portland Street and St James’s venues. Book a table at either venue after 6pm and you get a rather nice 25% off your bill, which […]

Openings & Launches

Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine To Open

When it comes to burgers Ben Denner, founder of Lucky Chip, certainly knows a thing or two. When he first started up Lucky Chip in 2011 he went on the search for the perfect burger, testing not 1, not 2, but 70 bakeries until he found the right bun. #Dedication. And it worked. The burgers became a huge success and we all flocked to them, making our friends envious with our Instagram photos. Well, this month sees the launch of his first permanent restaurant, Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine, opening on Ridley Road in Dalston. The 70-cover restaurant will serve their […]

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Top 5 Lunchtime Set Menus

After the splurge of Christmas, January can be a tough month. Luxuries are harder to justify, saving gets the upper hand over spending. So what’s the best way of getting value out of London’s top restaurants? The answer is simple: lunchtime set menus. By handing over your choices to the chef, and visiting during the day rather than the busy evening, restaurants can give you a delicious meal at an irresistible price. Here are some of London’s best set menu offers, for a great meal without breaking the bank.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Top 5 Lunchtime Set Menus

After the splurge of Christmas, January can be a tough month. Luxuries are harder to justify, saving gets the upper hand over spending. So what’s the best way of getting value out of London’s top restaurants? The answer is simple: lunchtime set menus. By handing over your choices to the chef, and visiting during the day rather than the busy evening, restaurants can give you a delicious meal at an irresistible price. Here are some of London’s best set menu offers, for a great meal without breaking the bank.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chelsea Sunday Lupper Club

Oscars season is just around the corner and, as a result, our list of ‘must-see films’ has just trebled. Luckily these cold, dark nights justify taking a couple of hours out of our day to cross a couple off. Sacrifice a couple more hours on a Sunday and make an evening of it. The Curzon cinema King’s Road boasts the largest screen outside of the West End and as well as the big names (The Danish Girl, Joy and The Revenant, we’re looking at you) they show a selection of independent arthouse films. For the whole of January, Curzon Chelsea […]

Reviews

German Gymnasium Review – what we thought

When German Gymnasium opened in November we were beside ourselves with gleeful puns to make about how, when you told your friends you were going to the gym you really were – except unbeknown to them, this gym was stocked with pudding and cocktails, not weights and running machines. Well it turns out that German Gymnasium decided to stick true to their origins (which include hosting the first ever-indoor events for the 1866 Olympic Games) and have launched a series of heart pumping outdoor fitness classes with MW5 Fitness. The classes will take place on alternate Sundays and will feature a […]

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Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

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Reviews

Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

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