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Rum Shack pops up at Floridita

This Friday 1st February, Floridita will unveil its brand new Rum Shack bar, a Cuban ‘beach shack’ inspired drinking experience in the heart of the West End offering a cocktail menu inspired from around the globe.  Choose from  Hemingway Punch (Barcardi Superior and Maraschino Liqueur inspired by Ernest Hemingway), In a Barrel (absinthe, gomme, lemon & orange juice, shaken with Pussers Blue Rum and served in a barrel vessel) and Cheeky Monkey (made with the mellow Chairman’s Reserve with its complex mix of ripe raisin fruit, tobacco and spice and served in a tiki glass). Created by interior designer Joanna […]

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Warming Wine Lunches at Quo Vadis

Take a break from the frosty air this weekend and step inside Quo Vadis for a warming wine lunch. Every Saturday until the end of March, the relaxed Soho restaurant will be serving lunches accompanied by a short list of incredible wines by the bottle, carefully selected from the longer wine list for the week. This new lunchtime treat is not only proving a big hit with the city’s wine connoisseurs, but is also gentle on the wallet, with most bottles offered at around half the usual price! Take advantage of these exceptional wine lunches and usher in the spring […]

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The Thomas Cubitt launches new bar menu

The Thomas Cubitt one of Belgravia’s most loved pubs has just launched a new bar menu, think Cod and Lemon Croquettes with spiced Mary Rose Sauce or Adnams Bitter Welsh Rarebit on Toasted Sourdough, and for us the crowning glory, the Honey Roasted Black Fig and Laverstoke farm Buffalo Mozzarella! If you are like us and think they sound just too good to share then fear not they make the perfect starter at just £6 each! But if you are in the sharing mood then you and your friends can mix and match three plates for just £15, perfect to […]

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Kiss Me Deadly

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Paradise Row Gallery’s new show, Kiss Me Deadly. The group show curated by Price Latimer Agah, features new art from Los Angeles inspired by the film noir culture that flourished in LaLa Land in the 1940's and 50's. Paintings, sculptures and film all come together in an immersive exhibition format with the artworks representing the archetypal protagonists of the genre: the femme fatale, the fall guy, the hardboiled detective, the hapless grafter and the lone wolf or victim of circumstance. The tenets of film noir were first defined in 1955 by French critics […]

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Ancient cuisine at Colchis

Never tried Georgian food before? Neither had we, before encountering Colchis! This cosy restaurant and wine bar, right in the heart of bustling Notting Hill, celebrates the simplicity and tradition of ancient Georgian cuisine. A tiny country, bordering Turkey, Russia and the Black Sea, Georgia is a land packed with far-reaching history, and this is a restaurant that takes full advantage of its heritage. Even the name ‘Colchis’ harks back to an old kingdom of the medieval Georgia. Tradition dictates that your Georgian eating experience should be casual and friendly, and Colchis provides the perfect warm and welcoming atmosphere, amplified […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ancient cuisine at Colchis

Never tried Georgian food before? Neither had we, before encountering Colchis! This cosy restaurant and wine bar, right in the heart of bustling Notting Hill, celebrates the simplicity and tradition of ancient Georgian cuisine. A tiny country, bordering Turkey, Russia and the Black Sea, Georgia is a land packed with far-reaching history, and this is a restaurant that takes full advantage of its heritage. Even the name ‘Colchis’ harks back to an old kingdom of the medieval Georgia. Tradition dictates that your Georgian eating experience should be casual and friendly, and Colchis provides the perfect warm and welcoming atmosphere, amplified […]

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Sushinho

Brazilian Japanese restaurant, Sushinho, will launch its second outpost in the City in February this year. The team has already spent four years championing Brazil’s vibrant Japanese culture at its Chelsea venue. São Paulo is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan doncha know! Opening on Devonshire Square, within a refurbished, listed building, Sushinho will feature a ground floor restaurant with a 10ft sushi bar and a lower ground floor cocktail bar, The Cutler Bar, plus a private dining space. The interior designed by Macaulaysinclair will feature exposed brick, encaustic tiles, and a combination of oak, walnut and […]

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Juergen Teller: Woo

The eagerly anticipated solo show from legendary photographer Juergen Teller opens today at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The exhibition takes in Teller’s landmark fashion and commercial work from the 90s to the present day featuring iconic images of celebrities including Lily Cole, Kate Moss (pictured) and Vivienne Westwood plus lesser seen landscapes and family portraits. The photographer began his career shooting for record covers including Bjork, Sinead O’Connor and Courtney Love, graduated to shooting Nirvana backstage and then sashayed seamlessly from a 15 year old Kate Moss to fashion shows and commercial campaigns for the likes of Marc Jacobs […]

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Beauty and the Bar

Today witnesses the launch of a blog by the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The new section of their website will chronicle the most exciting interior designs in the industry worldwide, as well as the products and services implemented within these inspiring spaces. This week will focus on showcasing a selection of last year’s winners, including London venues Dirty Martini in Hanover Square, and The Plough in Clapham (pictured). The UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is not only a totally independent entity – it’s also the world’s only concept of its kind, exclusively dedicated to hospitality design. […]

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Burns Night Whisky and Cigars at Bluebird

Chelsea’s most loved Bluebird will be hosting a special Burns Night Whisky and Cigar event to see out this freezing January which promises to be a unique evening, filled with wonderful Scottish flair! Guests will begin the evening in the Wine Cellar where distillery expert Antony Parker will present two special Dalmore Whiskies to sample: The Dalmore 15 and The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve. The night will then move out into the courtyard for some cigars in the cold January air. So for an authentic Friday evening, leave the cocktails behind and head over to Bluebird for whisky and cigars […]

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