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Once upon a dine…

Once upon a time in a land far, far away…well North London, a generous restaurant by the name of Almeida hosted an evening of childhood nostalgia where adults can relive their favourite tales all for a good cause. Guests can enjoy a 3 course dinner, inspired by fairytales and folklore of the past and present, whilst raising money for children’s charity NSPCC. Three prestigious head chefs; Tommy Boland of Almeida, Tim Allen of Michelin starred Launceston Place and Tom Cook from Pont de la Tour have each created a dish that will endeavour to show the creativity of a child’s […]

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The Election Terrace: Political Cocktails

A month today and we’ll all be taking to the polls to cast our votes and decide the next government.  If you haven’t chosen who you want to vote for yet then M Restaurant have a new way to decide – through cocktails. Well ok, so it might not actually tell you anything about politics, you might actually have to read the manifestos for that, but at least we can all agree that we like cocktails. Today, (luckily with the sun shining) they are opening their Election Terrace on Threadneedle Street which is inspired by the Palace of Westminster’s Black […]

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Melt Room: It’s All About the Cheese

When it comes to comfort food you really can’t beat a grilled cheese sandwich – melted, oozing cheese, thick bread, what’s not to love? Don’t agree? Just look at the photo above and try and tell us otherwise. If only there was somewhere that served them all day…well step in Melt Room the answer to all our cheese-based prayers (and trust us, it’s a few). Opening next month in Soho, it will be serving up gourmet-inspired New York inspired cheese stuffed sandwiches. They’ll be championing the best of British ingredients and using a hot brick method for cooking and pressing […]

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It’s Hampton Court’s 500th anniversary party & you’re invited!

It’s not often you get invited to a party at a palace but this Easter, Hampton Court is marking its 500th anniversary with a fabulous weekender. The royal venue has been home to some of Britain’s most infamous monarchs from Henry VIII, to Elizabeth I and Charles II, each of whom would arrive via the famous Cardinal Wolsey built West Front, so in the spirit of that tradition, five royal carriages specially recreated by the Pinewood Studios team, will be parking up outside. Wherever they venture, visitors will encounter characters from the palace’s history with ‘Time Plays’ featuring William Shakespeare […]

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No Winter Blues At The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

These boots are made for walking and thats just what they’ll do…. Howdy parters! The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch have got us into a wild mood. They are collaborating with children’s charity, Kids Company, to host the ‘Rodeo Rumble.’ This involves a night of drinking, dancing and a live rodeo competition, on the bucking bronco. All proceeds will go directly to Kids Company. Kids Company was founded in 1996 and they provide emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children, young people and families. From 6pm there is an invitation only drinks reception but the best part starts at 8pm where The Blues Kitchen are putting on […]

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Sake Launch At Bar 45

With the London weather looking dim we’re hoping our boss will book us a trip to Japan, because why not. She’s never hinted so the odds seem low. The next best thing is the new sake experience that The London Dorchester Collection currently offer at BAR 45 and American steak restaurant ,CUT, at 45 Park Lane.  The new sake offering is inspired by, 45 Park Lane’s entertaining head sommelier, Vanessa Cinti’s recent qualification as a sake sommelier. This certificate is recognised across the globe and has been awarded by The Sake Sommelier Association.  A ‘Sake Flight’ of three oriental flavours […]

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Eclipse Easter

Sometimes it seems like Christmas gets all the press when actually there is a lot to love about Easter; the hot cross buns, the chocolate, Easter egg hunts and how could we forget the four day weekend? Revelling in the fact that there is no work on Monday, Eclipse Chelsea  are opening on Sunday night until late – because we have to make the most of the fact there is no commute. DJ Jamielisa will be playing the best house music, they’ll be live bongos and staff dressed as bunnies will be serving up the best cocktails around. Those partying […]

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Tonic & Remedy in Tech City

Tech geeks with a penchant for self-medicating will have a new hang out as of next month with the launch of resto and bar Tonic & Remedy, a stone’s throw from London’s Tech City and Silicon Roundabout. Yorkshire-born executive chef Paul Welburn of Great British Menu fame heads up the kitchen and his hero dishes will include Smoked eel with jelly and seaweed scones, Wild garlic risotto and Rump of lamb shoulder shepherd’s pie with greens. Welburn, formerly of Michelin starred Rhodes W1 places a big emphasis on small and interesting suppliers such as Lake District Farmers, Mountain Foods and The […]

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The Top Things to do This Easter

Easter and the four day weekend is in sight! Four days to revel in chocolate, hot cross buns, Champagne and to celebrate Spring and London blossoming with flowers! If you’re staying in London over the weekend then here is your bucket list! From all day parties to crème egg burgers! Happy Easter: Brunch The best part about the four day weekend?  Not having to get up for work, no setting your alarm and no last minute panic as you leave the house with only one shoe on. It also means you have four days in which to have brunch. Good […]

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Smokehouse: hot stuff in Chiswick

Wondering where to go for lunch on Easter Monday? Well if you live in west London why not give the Smokehouse Chiswick on Sutton Lane North a try for modern barbeque food in a restored local pub. The new venue comes from Noble Inns, the folks behind The Princess of Shoreditch, Pig & Butcher and Smokehouse in Islington and Bad Egg diner. The menu has been created by Executive Chef Neil Rankin, who learnt his trade at Barbecoa, as Head Chef at Pitt Cue Co, and then later at John Salt. His cooking will celebrate small farms, and rare-bread meat […]

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Experience Egypt with Aladino’s Restaurant.

The bad news is we’re not in Egypt roaming the local food markets. The good news is that we have the next best thing. Aladin Barakat, acclaimed chef and restaurateur by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, has brought Egypt to us. His stylish restaurant sports a personalised brand of the countrys finest cuisine. The starters range from traditional lentil soup with Aladin’s special twist. Oooo intriguing! Or for something less surprising try his famous prawns in a delicately-flavoured crispy coating. The main dishes include his signature dish of lamb that has been marinated and then slow-cooked to such a tender state that […]

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