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Ruski’s Tavern

When it opens next month, bang opposite Kensington Palace, Ruski’s Caviar & Vodka Tavern will pay homage to Russia’s history. Guests will be transported from London to one of the vodka dens, which sprung up in Moscow and St Petersburg in the sixteenth century. The new venue is conceptualised by nightlife entrepreneurs Diego Bivero-Volpe and Antoin Commane. Consultant Chef is Scott Hallsworth (formerly head chef of Nobu) who has created a menu featuring everything from caviar and chips to smoked salmon and steak tartare and caviar club sandwiches. There’s even a Russian hangover cure section for the end of the […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Return of The 80’s – Maggie’s Retro Funfair

Roll up, roll up! The Maggie’s Retro Funfair is in town for one night, and one night only.  The kings of all things 80s are bringing you a night of pure retro debauchery. Dust off the items at the back of your wardrobe that haven’t seen the light for a few years, and get ready for a night of throwbacks, as Maggie’s Club brings all things retro to Fulham Road. The night is rumoured to be filled with entertainment from face painters and host of mystery special guests. Are you destined to meet that tall, dark stranger? Well if you’re […]

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Vivo

This vibrant new Italian bakery and restaurant, promises to bring an authentic taste of the Mediterranean to Islington next month. Inspired by the traditional gastronomia and pasticceria of Italy, Vivo will offer regional cuisine geared towards its casual all-day dining concept. Vivo is the first venture from brothers Will and Ben Thompson who have drawn upon their travel experiences and passion for Italian food and culture. The main focal point will be a striking, 14 metre granite counter with a separate drinks bar from which orders will be taken and the food and drink served. Dishes will include freshly baked […]

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Open until 22nd November 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Openings & Launches

Beach Bar Beaufort

North London may have Camden beach, but now it seems the shores are also arriving on the Kings Road as Beaufort House sees an exciting summer transformation, as it turns into Beach Bar Beaufort, an exclusive London Beach Bar on Kings Road, right in the heart of Chelsea. Launching at the beginning of August, lets hope the stunning weather returns to welcome the arrival of the palm-tree lined beach. Beaufort House have created a light summer inspired menu for lazy afternoons on the sunbeds.  A live DJ will also be on hand until late at night, with a soundtrack of […]

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Gymkhana

Inspired by the Colonial Indian social and sports clubs bearing the same name, Gymkhana us set to open next month in Mayfair. The restaurant will be a second venture for Karam Sethi, who earned his first Michelin star last year as Patron Chef of Trishna London. The new venue will serve modern Indian food with a focus on the tandoor oven and sigri charcoal grill.  Signature dishes will combine British ingredients with Indian techniques and will include club style nashtas (Indian all-day snack fare), club sharing plates of tandoori kebabs and sigri grills, and seasonal curries and biryanis in the […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Alfred Tennyson Rooms launches their new brunch menu

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone loves the weekend, the lie ins, the lazy afternoons spent at the pubs and nights out without worrying about work the next day and of course brunch.  Well now there is a whole new reason to love the weekend staple, as The Alfred Tennyson on Motcomb Street have just launched their new brunch menu. Thoughtfully it runs from 9am until 4pm, meaning that whether you are an early weekend riser or prefer to take things a bit slower, you know you can still indulge and you will definitely want to as the menu […]

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Porters’ Summer Scotch Eggs

Porters English restaurant  in Covent Garden covet Great British cuisine, and are well known for serving a brilliantly diverse menu bursting with English favourites, featuring steak and kidney pies, and home made ice creams. No picnic is complete without them: the humble scotch egg. The quintessentially British classic has been around since 1738, but this summer Porters English restaurant are transforming them with the launch of several new additions, including a venison variation, and smoked haddock creation, and one for the vegetarians, made from lentils and spices. They are of course still serving their traditional sausage scotch egg, and each are of […]

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Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte is set to open in September during London Fashion Week bringing the energy of underground Tokyo to the streets of Soho. Located on the corner of Bateman and Frith Streets, it will bring together the best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures serving up Nikkei cuisine, colourful cocktails, and live music. Spread over three floors, the venue will comprise of 6 distinct areas. The ground floor will include an expansive cocktail lounge featuring a curved bar cut from lava stone from which mixologists will shake up Nikkei inspired Pisco, Sochu, and Sake cocktails. There are also retractable glass walls […]

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Bentley’s Seafood Cookery School

Have you ever wished you could whip up the perfect seafood dish in your own kitchen, but not sure how? Well, this Saturday you can now learn how to prepare and cook fresh fish and shellfish under the guidance of Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill Head Chef, Michael Lynch. Lucky for us, tastings are a common occurrence at this cookery school, so you can sample each of the tasty dishes during the class, and then sit back and try the oysters prepared in front of you with a glass of champagne.  Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can sit […]

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Return of The Truck Stop

  Want a slight variation on the regular ‘going out for dinner’? Well following its successful debut in July earlier this year, The Truck Stop is back in August and September you may have heard of The Truck Stop, a foodie festival bringing a collection of the best of international gourmet foods. All from the back of the UK’s best food trucks, in Canary Wharf! If you can’t choose between Middle Eastern, or British food, or maybe fancy both an Italian and Indian dish? Well you don’t have to; try many favorites from all four corners of the globe, in […]

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Lincoln’s Inn Bar & Kitchen

The launch of Lincoln’s Inn Bar & Kitchen is set for next month within the gardens of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the capital’s largest park square.  The venue is the newest addition to the Benugo group with its portfolio including Hyde Park’s Serpentine Bar & Kitchen and The Riverfront at BFI Southbank. Breakfasts include Eggs Benedict and Porridge with maple syrup and star anise poached plums. The main restaurant menu available from 11am will feature burgers, a range of 12” flat breads and pizzas baked in the onsite wood fired oven and BBQ pulled pork and roasted peppers and Spicy chorizo […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Bespoke ‘butterfly’ cocktail menu at Artesian

Designed by Head Mixologist Alex Kratena and his team, the multiple award winning bar, Artesian at The Langham have just launched a completely innovative and unique ‘butterfly’ cocktail menu, which will revolutionise the typical cocktail menu! As Kratena, who received ‘Bar Personality of the Year Award’ by Imbibe Magazine  this year explains: “Cocktails should not only be delicious and also engaging. Working from this principle you can innovate and push boundaries to conjure up bold and unusual flavours and visual creations that entertain. Our butterfly menu allows drinkers to hand select their individual choices, it’s like having a professional perfumer […]

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