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Openings & Launches

The Churchill Bar and Terrace

Portman Square is getting a brand new bar and private terrace thanks to Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. Boasting its own entrance on the Square itself and a dazzling menu of classic cocktails, the venue plans to be London’s next destination bar. The hotel was named after Sir Winston Churchill following his death in 1965 and his family has given their blessing to the bar and terrace being named after their eminent ancestor. The interiors have been designed by Bespoke by Brigitta Spinocchia,  – known for its work with both private homes and yachts. Think ornate wall panelling inset […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Grove – Balham

South London’s trendy hotspot, Balham, has now reopened the doors to The Grove, just off Balham High Street. With a new, stylish interior in keeping with its Victorian heritage, the new gastro pub now showcases a new menu with a whole host of food, partly influenced by Eastern American cuisine. Whether you want a drink or a bite to eat, The Grove now offers a range of new classics with a twist. If it’s a hearty meal you’re after, gather round the Gully table and enjoy a taste of the fresh and inventive menu including a “Balham Burger”. The burger […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Lakwatsa

New bubble tea and merienda lounge Lakwatsa, is launching in Notting Hill on Sunday. Lakwatsa means ‘to chill’ in Filipino while merienda, in case you’re wondering, is a light meal. Bubble tea is becoming increasingly popular with outlets across Soho and even in Harvey Nichols and here is another great range of exotic fruit flavours like lychee and kumqual to milk based options like matcha and taro. The merienda menu includes Lumpia – spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce, Adobo rice balls – marinated pieces of chicken warpped in sticky rice and Spicy fried squid. Lakwatsa is the brain child […]

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Openings & Launches

STK London

New York based The ONE Group is returning to its British roots (parent company The ONE Group was founded by Brit Jonathan Segal)  has just launched the first international outpost of  US steakhouse STK at London’s new ME Hotel on The Strand. There are already STK restaurants across the UK including New York, Miami and Las Vegas – often frequented by celebrities from David Beckham to Rihanna and James Franco – and the concept is known for its all-nighter experience – taking guests from early evening cocktails to dinner and late night drinks. Here in London, Executive Chef Barry Vera […]

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Buddha-Bar London Launches Buddha-Bites

Buddha-Bites, a delicious new set lunch menu is launching at Buddha-Bar London, featuring a meticulously selected range of light Pan-Asian dishes to cater for every taste. The new Buddha-Bar Restaurant, located in Knightsbridge, embodies a unique and unrivalled dining experience providing delectable Pan-Asian dishes, reputable music and striking interiors, headed by co-founder Tarja Visan. Buddha-Bar's central location ensures ultimate convenience for business meetings and lunches of any size group with guaranteed efficient service. Furthermore, due to its prestigious position in Knightsbridge surrounded with bespoke boutiques the Buddha-Bites menu has become a firm favourite of fashionistas and ladies of leisure looking […]

Culture

House of Voltaire

Contemporary art space, Studio Voltaire is opening pop-up shop, HOUSE OF VOLTAIRE, in a converted Edwardian stables in Mayfair today touting a range of original art works and editions by the likes of Richard Nicoll, Mark Titchner,  Ryan McGinley, Matthew Darbyshire, Jeremy Deller, and Lily van der Stokker. The studio takes its  inspiration from fashion ateliers and artist’s shops such as Keith Haring’s Pop Shop and the Bloomsbury Group’s Omega Workshops. Throughout the month, a roving cast of characters and familiar faces from the arts and fashion worlds will be fronting and staffing the shop, as well as various events […]

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Openings & Launches

Corinthia presents

Peace, love, goodwill and chocolate. That basically sums up the festive season and to celebrate, Corinthia Hotel London will host luxury chocolatier Damian Allsop’s unique CH2OCOLATE creations in a Christmas pop-up shop. The bespoke temporary stalls within the hotel will offer limited edition treats and indulgent gift ideas. Seasonal specialties exclusive to Corinthia include the sumptuous Xmas 9 box comprising three mulled wine, three ginger spice and three Christmas tree chocolates. And you’ll also find limited edition London-themed varieties such as the Arabic spiced Edgware Road plus lashings of assorted loose and boxed chocolates. Allsop’s distinctive ganache chocolates are packed […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Re-Opening of The White Horse

The beloved White Horse in Parsons Green has just re -opened after being given a polish and lick of paint!  It has been completely transformed with new features such as gun metal cast iron, old English leather and calming, soft lights,  yet has still kept its historic charm and character.  Whilst the downstairs is great for catching up with friends over a post work drink, Sunday brunch or afternoon pint, upstairs is an elegant private dining room, with a sparkling chandelier and oak paneling; it is the perfect place for business meetings or special family suppers.  Famed for its beers, (the […]

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Nobu Unplugged

One of London’s most iconic and fashionable restaurants is launching a new music programme this weekend with special performances from top Djs and a MOBO nominee. After last year’s successful fundraising event, the popular restaurant, Nobu, is hosting a weekend of music and live sets for new and upcoming artists. The likes of Bluey Robinson and Nina Nesbitt have both played at Nobu’s Unplugged before, both of whom ended up signing with a record label as a result of performing at Nobu. The weekend will start with a bang as Parisian DJ Thomas Lesnier aka Second Guesser will perform on […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Chris Bracey’s Neon Circus

So the Christmas lights are up in Regent Street but if you fancy something a little less Disney then head over to Beak Street from tomorrow to check out the new seasonal pop-up shop and exhibiton from neon artist Chris Bracey. From the mid Seventies, he’s been responsible for transforming the landscape of Soho into a colourful nocturnal playground replete with winking dancing women and the ‘Girls Girls Girls’ slogan which he was the first to realise in lights. He’s since created works for Hollywood – Mona Lisa, Superman, Eyes Wide Shut, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and most recently […]

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