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Heddon Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay is set to expand his empire further with the announcement that he will be opening his 13th restaurant this autumn in Regent Street’s food quarter, Heddon Street. Following on from the success of Bread Street Kitchen which opened in the City back in 2011 and is set to open in Hong Kong this September, this new venture, Heddon Street Kitchen will also be relaxed and casual. So perfect if you are after post-work drinks, lunch with the family or a breakfast to fuel a day’s shopping. It will be set across three floors and feature a bar and an […]

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Summer, whatever the weather at The Glasshouse

We may be basking in the sun at the moment, hems are getting shorter- which may or may not be a good thing and the time that it is acceptable to have a gin and tonic is getting earlier – always a good thing, but as we all know British summertime is a variable little thing  and often likes to fool us into a heatwave before bringing the downpours. Which is why  Soho pan-Indian restaurant, Carom, have recently launched The Glasshouse. A solarium-inspired space, it’s a little escape into tropical temperatures, a constant summer – whatever the weather is outside. […]

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Celebrity Cruise at Taste of London

The greatest restaurant festival, Taste of London, returns to Regent’s Park next Wednesday, running for five days, it’s a chance to eat, drink take part in master classes, try a  little bit of this, a little bit of that, meet some of London’s top chefs and discover new restaurants.   This year also sees Celebrity Cruises returning for their second year, as the first ever cruise line to showcase its cuisine at Taste of London, is set to bring a flavour of their award winning food from the high seas directly to the capital. Inspired by the Lawn Club Grill; […]

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Al Fresco Dining at Garden Grill

Summer is just around the corner and The Montague on the Gardens Hotel invites you to celebrate the warm-weathered season with its al fresco dining options now available. The culinary experience at this bistro style restaurant will be enjoyed in a peaceful and secluded setting overlooking the sculptures in the gardens of the Bedford Estate.  In addition to these seasonal dining options, the Bloomsbury-based venue brings back its popular BBQ and Milkshake menu. The barbecue options include items such as bratwurst with sauerkraut and Dijon mustard served in a pretzel bun and a free range chicken burger with avocado and tomato relish served […]

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Kitchenette: Review

Since having opened in Istabul in 2005, the Turkish café, bar and brasserie, Kitchenette, has gone from strength to strength with a total of 24 being opened well across the borders into Baku, St Petersburg and last November it came to Putney. Situated on Putney Bridge Road, the 80 seat café and bar is light and airy with earthy, natural colours reflecting its Istanbul roots.  Seeing as the sun was shining though, we took to the terrace outside, ordered two spicy Bloody Marys and perused the all-day dining menu. Their approach is traditional Turkish cooking with a modern Istanbul inspired […]

Openings & Launches

Villiers

Fans of Gordon’s Wine bar will love this new venture from the younger scions of the Gordon family. Sisters Sophie and Rose Gordon are the girls behind the new coffee company and all-day dining room while artist and illustrator Dad, Tom Gordon, who’s the son of Wine Bar owner Wendy Gordon, has worked on the decor and design. The all-day menu features Avocado on toast, Fried eggs with corn bread and guacamole, and Baked eggs with tomato and pepper stew and there will also be a takeaway selection of daily changing sandwiches, seasonal salads, pastries and cakes. In the evening […]

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Meet the Makers and Mark’s Kitchen Table

Mark Hix is hosting several events this summer, offering you the chance to discover the secrets behind the menus at his iconic restaurant franchise. HIX Selfridges is holding a dinner with a difference. Guests can dine on a three-course meal with its makers on 1st July. The men who supply the finest British ingredients will be sharing their expertise with Miles Irving from Forager discussing his herbs, Reg Johnson from Johnson and Swarbrick enlightening guests on the Bantam eggs and Indian Rock Chicken, Peter Hannan from the Meat Merchant providing info on the Guanciale and Himalayan Salt aged Chateau briande […]

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No Scones At Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar has recently launched a new afternoon tea and they are doing away with the scones. That’s right. Their tea is a scone free zone. They have a created a lighter tea with an Asian twist which is perfect for the warmer months and especially now that we are all supposed to be fixated on getting that bikini body- supposedly being the main word. Sip on a glass of Champagne or one of their simple oriental teas and start with the likes of hoisin duck steam buns, Buddha-Bar’s renowned tuna tartare served on toasted fennel bread and Vietnamese summer […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Ultimate Al Fresco Gentleman’s Lounge

Le Caprice is creating the ultimate al fresco gentleman’s lounge to celebrate Father’s Day on the 15th June and not ones to do things by halves they’ve gone all out. They’re only going to go and close the whole of Arlington Street for the afternoon! They will carpet and furnish it with sofas and put papers and magazines on hand, so fathers can indulge in such much needed down time.  Once the papers have been read, there will be chances to taste fine whisky and Cognac, drink at the two pop-up bars or enjoy a menu of Caprice classics including […]

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Afternoon Tea with Oscar Wilde

Ever wanted to dine with Oscar Wilde? Well now you can…kind of. Hotel Café Royal is celebrating the arrival of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the Harold Pinter theatre, with a specially designed afternoon tea. Executive Chef Andrew Turner and Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Blas have created the unique and fanciful menu using influences from the characters and history of the play. Paying tribute to the infamous cucumber sandwich furore are the Original ‘cucumber’ sandwiches, which are not at all as you’d expect. The sandwich selection also includes Everyman’s smoked wild boar, crackling pickled apple and English […]

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