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Q Grill

Mid March sees the opening of Q Grill BBQ restaurant and bar in Camden. Owned by Des McDonald, who recently opened Fish & Chip Shop in Islington, the concept is ‘Memphis, Tennessee meets ‘farm- to-grill’, meets Camden Town. Phil Eagle (Hix and Le Caprice) heads up the kitchen. Using traditional barbeque methods, Q Grill will serve raw, grilled and smoked favourites. Starters include Q fritters, Moonshine battered shrimp, Hickory Chickory salad with blue cheese & crispy bacon and Burnt-end meat balls. Choose Queen scallop ceviche, salmon caviar & finger lime, Blackened tiger shrimp and Citrus sea bass served with spiced […]

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Guanabara

Covent Garden’s Guanabara is a veritable fiesta of South American culture, food and music set in a tropical world of authentic menus, live music and dancing. And now the 600 capacity venue is gearing up for the party of all parties: the Rio Carnival. For seven nights that kick off in high style on 26th February, expect show-stopping performances, Brazilian food, beats and rum cocktails galore with sequin-clad Samba dancers, capoeira performers, burlesque dancers, jugglers and contortionists. Arrive early to learn some samba moves and ensure you take to the dance floor like a pro. The opening night brings Circo do Guanabara, […]

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Some like it hot

The Berkeley’s Winter Cinema is not just for Christmas. Helping us to fight those winter blues, the Berkeley Health Club & Spa has transformed its rooftop terrace into a private cinema once again this month – one that features only an exclusive six seats! Having taken in stunning views of Knightsbridge and Hyde Park sprawling below, hotel guests and Londoners alike can watch the classic comedy Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon on the hotel’s big screen. Three individual handmade wooden chalet-inspired cabins custom made to fit two people are bursting with rustic winter […]

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Skagen Reveals Spring Watch Collection

Luxury jewellery brand, Skagen, have recently brought their slick Danish designs to the UK with two new shops in the Westfield shopping centres. This happens to coincide nicely with the reveal of their Spring 2014 Watch Collection which is available for men and women. The Scandinavian minimalistic style is represented throughout the line and even in the store with bright, airy spaces and clean lines. Last night we attended the Skagen launch with flowing Champagne and outstanding macaroons, where we perused the stunning new collection for ourselves. The Spring line has 3 watches for men and women respectively, in an […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Devaux Champagne Dinner At Plateau

Join Plateau as they unite with Devaux Champagne for another of their famous wine dinners. Recently voted as one of the ‘top trending champagnes’, to taste this upcomer on the champagne scene in what is guaranteed to be a night of fine dining.  Created by head chef Allan Pickett, Plateau’s  four course menu features dishes that will balance delicately with  the individually selected champagnes for each course. Guests can start with a tartare of Loch Duart salmon, chives, salmon caviar and pickled cucumber with a Collection D- Le Rose before winding through to a raspbery and white chocolate delice where the […]

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Holi Celebrations at Carom

Despairing at what is looking to be an eternal winter? Never fear, as the Indian festival of Holi is just around the corner to brighten up our March for good! Head down to Soho based Pan-Indian restaurant Carom to sample their vibrant new menu in honour of the Hindu festival of colour.  Between the 17th and 21st of March specially designed ‘Holi Lunch Boxes’ will be on offer including a variety of small dishes that will  make an interesting alternative to your usual lunchtime fare. Created by executive chef Vishnu Natarajan the boxes will include a purple Dhaba Salad with […]

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London Fashion Week

Stop the press, put down the bouquet it isn't just Valentine's Day today, no it is also the start of one of London's most prestigious events – London Fashion Week. As the teeming hordes flock to London dressed in their finest to watch the models as they so effortlessly saunter down the catwalk, we won't just be getting exciting about the fashion but also the parties, the events and inspired cocktails. So here are some of our favourite from mankini cocktails, to guilt free pizzas and wild closing parties!  Benares Michelin – star Mayfair restaurant Benares, is spreading the Fashion […]

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Wedding Journey At St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Officially hailed as ‘the most romantic building in London’, where better than the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel to start your wedding planning for 2014 ? Take the chance to see whether the venue is right for you with the hotel's all encompassing 'Wedding Journey' that will display their full wedding package.  During this journey, couples will be able to visit the hotel’s key event spaces and be able to ask the planners any questions they might have about the venue. The tour will include the prime photograph location of the Grand Suitcase before being led through to The Gallery where […]

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Valentine’s Day at Gilgamesh

We love flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day as much as anyone else but we also really love cocktails and we adore diamonds. So put diamonds and cocktails together and we would have one very happy Valentine’s Day. Well over at Gilgamesh, in Camden, one lucky diner will win a diamond worth £2000 (provided by renowned Hatton Garden jeweller, Star Jewellers) which they will find at the bottom of a Pink Martini aptly named Diamonds are Forever.  A cocktail that is sure to impress and a Valentine’s Day to remember.   Whilst you are ordering as many cocktails as you […]

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Holborn Dining Room & Deli

Des McDonald’s latest venture, the new brasserie and delicatessen opening at Rosewood London on 18 February promises classic British cuisine in an historic setting. Previously the East Banking Hall of Pearl Assurance, Holborn Dining Room & Delicatessen is situated on the ground floor of the newly opened Rosewood London hotel, a restored 1914 Edwardian Belle Epoque building. The kitchen will be overseen by Group Exectutive chef, Lee Bull with Head Chefs Steve Collins (Quaglino’s) and David Burke (Le Pont De La Tour, The Wolseley). The bar will be run by Goran Mulabdic (Brasserie Zédel and The Ivy). The menu, comprised […]

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Simmons Bar Review

For those in search of a brilliant Happy Hour offer or a slightly kookier bar in the Mornington Crescent or Camden area then look no further than Simmons Bar. Having opened at the end of last year, the interior is a mix of your Grandma’s sitting room – the chintzy wallpaper, the lamps mix matched crockery, the teapots that the drinks arrive in, and the flying ducks across the walls – crossed with a branch of Urban Outfitters – Simmons Bar is home to the largest skull shaped disco ball (we were in love) and also has a SNES console […]

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Whisky Mist

London’s notorious Whisky Mist night club, famed for its opulent décor, whisky and celebrities, officially reopens tomorrow promising a darkly glamorous new spin on its Scottish heritage. It has been extensively refurbished by Nick House and a team brought together from the best clubs in Europe and now also boasts adjoining sister venue, the uber exclusive Rusty Nail. Think interiors like a beautiful gothic chapel with a pulpit that doubles as a DJ booth, stained-glass stone windows, a reclaimed church organ and pews – not to mention suits of armour, tartans, whisky barrels and the Whisky Mist stag taking prime […]

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