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Burns Night

Now for a quick history lesson; regarded as Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns – or Rabbie as he was known, only lived until he was 37 but in that time his literary accomplishments were great. His poems portrayed his love of Scotland, the beauty of his birthplace Ayrhsire, and his appreciation of haggis. So it is not surprising that when his friends started to celebrate the anniversary of his death on the 25th January, haggis took centre stage.  200 years later and come Burns Night, you are sure to find a veritable Scottish feast near you. From whisky cocktails, to […]

Openings & Launches

Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl is launching its first UK outpost on 16 Jan at London’s O2. The 800-capacity concert venue will feature 12 lanes of bowling – three of which are elevated in a private party area with its own bar – and food by Bromberg Bros’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants. It will celebrate its grand opening weekend with three nights of performances by the Brooklyn Bowl All-star Players – a collective of funk and soul musicians from Antibalas, Lettuce and Soulive, launching with party to coincide with the Brooklyn Nets playing the Atlanta Hawks. "When thinking of another city that's as influential […]

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Canvas

Today chef Michael Riemenschneider opens CANVAS by Michael Riemenschneider (The Abbey in Penzance), London’s first ‘create your own’ tasting menu restaurant. Spearheading the evolution of the tasting menu, the Swiss chef promises to merge ‘creativity, efficiency and technology to modernise fine-dining and incite a more immersive dining experience’. Guests at the tiny 20-seater venue, will be invited to construct their own tasting menu – a minimum of three courses up to 9 courses at lunch, or 15 courses at dinner – from a selection of 16 dishes. They can build their menu as they see fit – choosing as many […]

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Maria Grachvogel Fashion Show at Morton’s

In the run up to London Fashion Week, Morton’s are celebrating the work of innovative, British designer Maria Grachvogel with a captivating catwalk show showcasing her work from the past two decades.   On Wednesday 5th February, Maria will spend the evening talking through her archive of iconic pieces and prints as well as her favourite garments from the last twenty years as well as alluding to what will be shown during London Fashion Week. After the three course dinner, Maria will host a trunk show, where she would be delighted to meet guests. For more information and to attend […]

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Russian Old New Year at Morton’s

Just because New Year is over and we are now in dreary January, it doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate, which is exactly what Morton’s is doing as they throw a party to celebrate the Russian Old New Year on Monday 13th January and it isn’t too late to get tickets! Head Chef, Yvonnick Lalle has created an epicurean feast, a sumptuous five course feast, which naturally finishes with a chilled shot of vodka and is followed by traditional Cossack dancing! Places are limited so if you want to go to this wonderful event then make sure you get in […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 a day Wednesdays at Bunga Bunga

It’s universally known that when detoxing in January you’re allowed at least one day off a week – at least. We say that day off should be a midweek treat at Bunga Bunga, because every Wednesday throughout January they are hosting 5 a day evenings. Before you panic, this isn’t an evening of vegetables and fruit, far from it, no instead it is a karaoke and live music evening – well it is Bunga Bunga after all. The 5  a day comes in the form of the five must have Italian components on a night out: a glass of Prosecco, […]

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Openings & Launches

Charity Fashion Show at Mansion Bar and Parlour

Next month sees London Fashion Week roll round once more in a frenzy of fabrics, models and designers and in preparation for that Mansion Bar and Parlour are hosting their own exclusive fashion show on Thursday 13th February. Raising money for the Hotel Indigo Kensington Charity Bursary, the evening will showcase work from designer Ivana Basilotta, Katherine Elizabeth Millinery. Hair is being sponsored by Rush – Earl's Court and whilst Arbonne will be sponsoring make up.  The evening will get going at 6:30pm with a glass of Champagne on arrival and a selection of canapés and will finish with a […]

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One Kensington

This spring Tamarind Collection will launch a new lifestyle restaurant concept that boasts the atmosphere a private members’ club. Due to open in March, One Kensington will be open all day from breakfast through to drinks and dinner – or a glass of Champagne at an elevated champagne table with views over Kensington Palace Gardens. The new venue is housed in a Grade II listed, late Gothic revival Victorian building (built in 1885 for the London and County Bank to designs by architect Alfred Williams). B3 Designers have created the interiors,making full use of original architectural features such as the […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

Celebrity Premiere at Cirque du Soleil

Last night celebrities including Vanessa White from The Saturdays, Tamera Foster, Joanna Page and Tamara Ecclestone hit the blue carpet for the VIP premiere of Cirque du Soleil Quidam. Quidam is the story of a young girl, ignored by her parents, who finds herself lost in an imaginary world full of high energy performances and colourful characters. Also in attendance was British gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE who is no stranger to acrobatic stunts herself. David Jason also turned up to enjoy the popular travelling show in good spirits after enjoying high viewers ratings on Boxing Day for his role in ‘Still […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fish Market Pop up Seaside Suppers

This January will see a slice of the Dorset coast being brought to London, as Fish Market restaurant joins forces with Mat Follas – a former Masterchef winner and foraging champion, to bring three pop- up seaside suppers. Showcasing seasonal British fish and seafood, Mat has come up with a range of dishes with Fish Market Head chef Barry Macmillan, which includes land and sea snails, smoked mussels gratin, clams with samphire, day – boat bouillabaisse and bitter chocolate fondant with lavender ice cream. There will also be other foraged surprises and treats that Mat has used his expertise to […]

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