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Primo – Italian Attitude in Soho

Bringing a genuine Italian experience to London’s Soho, here is a restaurant with attitude. Primo, launched December 2012, serves mind-blowing Italian dishes that capture the imagination of any diner. Perfect for both lunches and evenings out, Primo offers an array of hearty tapas, as well as classic dishes such as Risotto of the day, Rigatoni with aubergine, and Tagliatelle al ragu. Relax and enjoy a taste sensation while served by Primo’s charming Italian waiters, who are genuinely passionate about the food. The restaurant features comfortable and understated décor, with pieces of Ronnie Wood’s dramatic artwork lending a splash of colour to […]

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Royal Suite at InterContinental Park Lane London

InterContinental  London Park Lane has recently unveiled their new Royal Suite, paying homage to the site of the hotel,  145 Piccadilly the location of the Queen’s former childhood residence. Designed by The Gallery, the suite which is situated on the 8th floor at the heart of the ‘By Royal Appointment’ suite, encapsulates and emulates the signature styles and elegance of the Queen from childhood to the present. The suite painted in a mix of pastel palettes and bolder brighter colours is decorated with delicate detail, such as the opulent hand – blown glass chandelier inspired by Her Majesty’s diamond collection […]

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Rooftop Film Club Returns to the Roof Gardens

The beautiful Roof Gardens above Kensington High Street are hosting the Rooftop Film Club once more. With an aim to banish the January blues and bring some fun to this bleak month the Rooftop Film Club will be show casing a line up of classic and cult films beneath the marquee set in the 1.5 acres of themed gardens. Snuggle up on the sofas with a glass of champagne or Peroni and some great food from the barbeque to watch films, ranging  from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Drive. The first films to be shown on Monday 7th January will be […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cinnamon Kitchen’s January Detox

  The city-based Cinnamon Kitchen is welcoming in the New Year with a selection of detox dishes guaranteed to ease your indulgences over the festive season. Available from the 7th to 31st January, their nutritious new menu draws on the health benefits of Indian cuisine, incorporating ingredients known to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, fight heart disease, and boost your immune system. Dishes include a spice-crusted hake with lentil ‘kichri’ & green sauce, accompanied by a punchy cocktail – £9.99 for both. If you’re in need of a deeper detox, the ‘Super-Spice’ menu is £30 per person, available for […]

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Cucina Asellina

Italian restaurant, Cucina Asellina is opening in London’s ME Hotel this month. Based on the popular Asellina from New York, Cucina Asellina is all about artisanal, wellpriced, Italian home-cooking. Inspired by the traditional flavours and textures of simple Italian cuisine, Ethos is reminiscent of a humble Mediterranean kitchen and takes inspiration from the original Asellina Taverna in Pompeii, and the legend of Asellina herself who was regarded as a female pioneer of Roman hospitality. The menu has been created by Executive Chef Marco Porceddu and the project is spearheaded by The ONE Group, which has recently unveiled another New York […]

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Almeida

Almeida restaurant in Islington is delighted to welcome Robin Gill (two-Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Noma, Copenhagen), as its new head chef. He will gradually introduce his own style to the Almeida menu with a full re-launch this month. Focusing on clean, incisive flavours, substituting butters and creams with oils and spices, Robin will create a menu featuring lighter dishes using the best of foraged fruit, vegetables and herbs. He will introduce a more contemporary style of cooking with his ingredient led menu using simple combinations with big flavours and playful uses of textures and temperatures. He will […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Zeo: booze free style

Looking for a booze alternative for January? Step forward ZEO, inspired by the challenging flavours of premium gin and vodka, master blenders have created the alcohol free spritz in the spirit of alcohol but without the content. Intrigued? The intricate flavour is made from a secret blend of botanicals from all over the world and the clean, crisp taste and peculiar kick promises to be chilling, warming, peppery and tingling all at the same time. Oh yes and if you’re looking for any more encouragement, it comes in at only 38 calories per bottle – which had it served at […]

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Barts Downright Bloody Mary Menu

So how’s the head? Not to worry, this month Barts is launching the Queen of all hangover cures, The Bloodshot Bloody Mary Menu.Drinks have suitably sanguine names such as Mary Tudor (a devilish blend of Bloodshot, Rose Jam, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and served with a garnish of Rose Jam on Toast), Bloody Liability (a heady mix of Belvedere Vodka, Bloodshot, Fresh Beetroot, Fresh lemon Juice, Honey and a garnish of Green Salad topped with Beetroot and Parmesan Shavings), The Devil’s Punchbowl (a warm drink served in a teacup and saucer and made with Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Bloodshot, Merlot, […]

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Ametsa

Taking the place of Nahm at The Halkin by COMO next month is brand new Basque restaurant, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction.  Ametsa will be a unique collaboration between The Halkin and a team that includes chef Elena Arzak– voted World’s Best Female Chef by Restaurant magazine earlier this year – along with her father Juan Mari Arzak, Mikel Sorazu, Igor Zalakain and Xabier Gutierrez. Father and daughter hold three Michelin stars at the original Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. Elena explains the name: “Ametsa means ‘dream’ in our language. The dream of a kitchen beyond our frontiers, in the […]

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New Year’s Eve

With so many parties and events in London throughout the year, choosing where to go can almost be an event in itself and none more so than on New Year’s Eve. Which is why we have a roundup of great parties to see out the end of 2012 and welcome in 2013. Turning back the clocks Whilst we may be celebrating the future and start of the New Year, there is nothing like being transported back in time for a great themed party, championing all the best parts of days gone by, such as Honky Tonk  who is taking their […]

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