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Narnia at The Churchill Bar

At this time of year there is no shortage of festive warming drinks – there’s pretty much a pumpkin spiced latte or spiced hot chocolate on every corner. We really aren’t arguing with this, in fact it’s one of the best things about this time of year. What would be even better is if a venue had the genius idea of overhauling their drinks menu to offer not one but seven festive tipples. The Churchill Bar have themed their winter terrace around the magical world of Narnia and have introduced festive cocktails. Enter through wardrobe doors and snuggle under a […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

10 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in West London

Due to the vast array of cool bars and local haunts, trendy Westerners are often reluctant to leave their cosy corner of London. If this sounds familiar, or if you are thinking ‘what is all the fuss about’ then here is our guide to the best Christmas party venues in West London, for all budgets and all sizes. The Savoy What: 5 star treatment Why: You know this already but The Savoy is grand. Grand in style and grand in size, this is the venue if you really want to impress a large team. The events team will help you […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Soho’s Irish Pop-Up

Next Thursday will see the opening  of The Soho Shebeen, the  six day, Irish pop-up on Greek Street that will celebrate the launch of three new Irish spirits.  First of all if you don’t know what a shebeen is then let us tell you, it’s a bar or club where alcohol was sold without a license (although we’re pretty sure this pop-up has a license, not wanting to be shut down and all that.) The ground floor will be home to the Feeney’s experience, which will celebrate Feeney’s Irish Cream liqueur, said to be the world’s most luxurious Irish cream […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Diwali at Benares

Autumn is a time of festivity. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest festival and the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. Celebrated worldwide it is in India that the streets come alive with lights, fireworks and candles and this year the five day festival is being celebrated in London at Michelin-starred Benares Indian restaurant in Mayfair.  An eight course tasting menu has been created by chef Atul Kochhar, forget your bland korma and replace with decadent lobster moilee salad, turbot Malvani tikka and Calcutta batak (duck breast). Refreshingly there is a whole separate menu for vegetarians so rather than searching for a little green […]

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Openings & Launches

The Ivy Café Opens

Following on from the opening of The Ivy Chelsea Garden earlier this year, next Tuesday will see the opening of The Ivy Café in Marylebone. The new venue will be open from breakfast through to dinner and serving everything in between Pippin’s line in Lord of the Rings comes to mind, ‘What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner?’ Well our little Hobbit friend, you’ll find that all here as well as brunch and snacks… Highlights from the menu include, crumpets served with marmite, the Ivy Café HLT which is a BLT but with grilled haloumi and avocado, lobster risotto with […]

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7 Different Stag Do Ideas

Forget everything you’ve heard about Berlin’s beer halls, Vegas’ super casinos and Magaluf’s mega clubs – if you’re looking for a city to host the best stag do since Phil, Stu and Alan woke up to a tiger in their bathroom, London is the obvious choice. From indoor golf to comedy clubs to pubs that open at the crack of dawn, our capital has everything a best man needs to plan the ultimate pre-marriage send off.

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7 Different Stag Do Ideas

Forget everything you’ve heard about Berlin’s beer halls, Vegas’ super casinos and Magaluf’s mega clubs – if you’re looking for a city to host the best stag do since Phil, Stu and Alan woke up to a tiger in their bathroom, London is the obvious choice. From indoor golf to comedy clubs to pubs that open at the crack of dawn, our capital has everything a best man needs to plan the ultimate pre-marriage send off.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

St Moritz Ski Bar at The Goring

It may sound familiar as the Kate Middleton’s chosen hotel for bridal party preparations and now The Goring is somewhere you can visit too – for less than the £8,400 Royal Suite price tag. From the 9th November the popular terrace at the hotel will be transformed into a magical and glamorous alpine bar, in ode to ski resort St Moritz. For a hotel who has just won a Michelin star and, of course, has royal approval it’s no surprise that this old-school ski bar has been created with immaculate attention-to-detail. Closely-guarded family cocktail recipes from award-winning barmen have been […]

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Reviews

Halva Bakery Review – What We Thought

As much as we love our raw juices and porridge for breakfast, when the weather is cold, it’s Friday and you have a day off from the office, we yearn for something a little more indulgent. And finding myself in just this situation I dropped into the Halva Bakery on Fulham Road for breakfast. We told you about it back in May when it first opened, but here’s a recap, owned by the professionally trained baker Lila Sarhang Zadeh, Halva means ‘something sweet’ because alongside their fresh breads and croissants they serve up tarts, cakes, pastries and macarons.      […]

Reviews

Halva Bakery Review – What We Thought

As much as we love our raw juices and porridge for breakfast, when the weather is cold, it’s Friday and you have a day off from the office, we yearn for something a little more indulgent. And finding myself in just this situation I dropped into the Halva Bakery on Fulham Road for breakfast. We told you about it back in May when it first opened, but here’s a recap, owned by the professionally trained baker Lila Sarhang Zadeh, Halva means ‘something sweet’ because alongside their fresh breads and croissants they serve up tarts, cakes, pastries and macarons.      […]

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Sanook Spa Facial Review – What We Thought

If you’re anything like me you wince every time you’re slapped in the face by a blast of dirty underground air. Throw in the Autumn chill and dry indoor heating and the idea of a facial was most welcome. And what better time than National Chocolate Week when Sanook Spa were offering a special Chocolate Facial. The spa is in the basement of the 5 star Courthouse Hotel, just down from Liberty. Much smaller than I expected, it was very well equipped and I’d imagine that during the day it would be very peaceful. I arrived at 6pm, flustered and straight from […]

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Openings & Launches

45 Jermyn St. Opens

If you’re passing through St James today then you might notice something new; a new face in the neighbourhood, because today sees the opening of 45 Jermyn St. The 113 cover restaurant will be open from breakfast right though to their 10pm late supper menu and will be serving up a modern London cuisine with old favourites alongside new dishes.  At breakfast you’ll find British classics such as marmite crumpets, but more unusually they’ll be served with fried eggs; or for London’s health conscious bulgar wheat with raw vegetables and crème fraiche. Providing for our love of food and our […]

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