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Big Easy to the rescue

A lot of music fans are understandably a trifle miffed that the beleagured HMV is refusing to honour gift cards and vouchers. Especially since the chain was perfectly happy to take people's money for said items in the run up to Christmas AND is still continuing to trade… However, legendary King's Road Crabshack, Big Easy is inviting unhappy HMV customers to drown their sorrows. It is offering a complimentary classic frozen margarita in exchange for an HMV gift card or voucher of any value. Admittedly more palatable if your stake falls below a tenner but still it's the thought that […]

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Old Bengal Bar’s Secret Cocktail List

Want to be let in on a secret? Old Bengal Bar is revolutionising Saturday night cocktails with their secret cocktail list, but just don’t tell any body…  Each week between 5:30 and 7pm guests can try six incredible new cocktails created by bar manager Milos Popovic.  To gain access to this secret list look out for the password released over Twitter @OldBengalBar during the week and just whisper it to one of the server’s.  So move over Mojitos, so long Long Island Ice Tea and ditch those daiquiris there are new cocktails in town. P.S  This week’s buzzword for Saturday […]

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Cognac & Cigars at aqua

  aqua nueva‘s new Cognac & Cigar Terrace launches this week. A cognac and cigar menu has been create4d by Bar Manager Manuel Soro with pairings that complement eachother to be enjoyed overlooking the London skyline. Discover the perfect balance between the rich, aged Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac and the full flavoured Hoyo De Monterrey Petit Robust. Serious  connoisseurs, however, can go hard with a 45-year old Rignaud Soubourin Floriege cognac together with a Cohiba Siglo VI – said to be one of the best in the world. Also on offer is a menu of fine whiskeys, rums and champagnes […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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Upper West

It’s been delayed so many times that we’re expecting pretty great things from Upper West when it finally opens its doors but if the CGIs are anything to go by we shouldn’t be disappointed. The new Chelsea venue promises a stylish, New York inspired lounge, rooftop garden and standalone nightclub, called Madisons – all hidden behind an understated façade and black doors that mirror New York’s elite clubs. Jad Lahoud is one of the key figures behind the project – previous ventures include the relaunch of  South Kensington's Amika  – alongside Alex Brocket, son of Lord Brockett. Jonty Bruce’s The […]

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Voucher Strike at Cabana

It’s not too late to try something new this January, Cabana is saving the January blues, one chicken skewer at a time! By ditching the vouchers for half price pizzas and burgers and bringing them to be recycled at Cabana you can swap them for two whole skewers of Cabana’s best selling spicy Malagueta chicken for the price of one. Bringing the fun, vibrancy and amazing street food of Brasil to London, Cabana is the perfect way to brighten up dreary January! So grab your friends and those unwanted vouchers and say no to burgers, pasta and pizza and head […]

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Out of the Ordinary at Smith’s Cocktail Bar

Smith’s bar in Hammersmith may sound ordinary, but rest assure this bar is anything but. Below Brook Green Hotel this fabulous bar is a slice of old school glamour think New York drinking den meets Paris elegance. Heavy silk curtains, decadent chaise lounges mixed with exposed brick walls and distressed leather sofas. The cocktail list is something to be marvelled at, classics such as Dirty Martinis and Daiquiris meet Smith’s ‘Signature Secrets’ innovative creations like Sherbet Foundations or the wonderfully named Tall, Dark and Handsome made from Young’s Double Chocolate stout, Havana Club 7 year old and Pedro Ximenez sherry […]

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Mr Selfridge Has Good Taste

Selfridges most certainly lives up to its ‘World’s Best Department Store’ accolade in The Tasting Room, an intimate dining space tucked away in a corner of the 2nd floor. Brush past the beautiful dresses of the women’s designer gallery, and you’ll find a softly-lit room that has been serving delectable food since November 2012. The Tasting Room was designed with the theme ‘distressed grand café’, featuring aged mirrors, borders of brass, and a blend of Jazz and contemporary music. In sync with the recent launch of new ITV series ‘Mr Selfridge’, throughout January The Tasting Room menu includes a ‘Mr Selfridge […]

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Mr Selfridge Has Good Taste

Selfridges most certainly lives up to its ‘World’s Best Department Store’ accolade in The Tasting Room, an intimate dining space tucked away in a corner of the 2nd floor. Brush past the beautiful dresses of the women’s designer gallery, and you’ll find a softly-lit room that has been serving delectable food since November 2012. The Tasting Room was designed with the theme ‘distressed grand café’, featuring aged mirrors, borders of brass, and a blend of Jazz and contemporary music. In sync with the recent launch of new ITV series ‘Mr Selfridge’, throughout January The Tasting Room menu includes a ‘Mr Selfridge […]

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Artistic laboratory ‘LimeWharf’ opens this spring

LimeWharf, a new Hackney-based canal side futures gallery and cultural laboratory, will open in March 2013. Located in the heart of East London’s creative quarter on Vyner Street, this innovative and experimental centre will welcome both artists and scientists to collaborate in residencies, think-tank areas and stimulating exhibitions. The space aims to engage with the public and local communities through a series of participatory and sensual exhibitions and events tackling various and diverse topics ranging from DIY ethics and sustainable practices to cutting edge technologies.The inaugural Kitchen Experiment, a biannual three-week season of salon-inspired, food-focused events, entitled ‘Eat the World’, will launch […]

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Sunday Roast Sharing at The Orange and The Thomas Cubitt

Cubitt House the people behind The Grazing Goat, The Orange, The Thomas Cubitt and The Pantechnicon have just introduced a great way to indulge with friends and family on Sunday afternoons with their new way to enjoy traditional Sunday Roasts, a home from home experience. At The Orange and The Thomas Cubitt groups of four and more can have a whole roast joint brought to their table with all the trimmings and seasonal vegetables. If you are a bit of a connoisseur then you can impress your friends with your carving skills, but if the sight of a whole joint […]

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Luxury weddings with Harrods

Harrods’ event management team, Bespoke Events Designed and Delivered by Harrods, is celebrating their first anniversary by launching the luxury wedding planner service Weddings by Harrods. Building on the success of Bespoke Events, the new service will offer the ultimate in luxury bridal planning, ensuring that every aspect of the wedding is executed with Harrods’ world-renowned style and elegance. The beauty of this resource lies in the extensive range of departments and services available at Harrods – from stunning bespoke wedding dresses and tailored suits, to beautiful tiered wedding cakes and a team of beauty experts to ensure the bride […]

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Australia month at Draft House

Attention Australians (and beer lovers!) Draft House is celebrating the run up to Australia Day with good old Aussie beer and good tucker from today until – 26th January. Expect a terrific selection of the hottest Aussie craft beers at all Draft House sites from breweries such as Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Stone & Wood. Specials on the food menu include on Draft House’s food menu, including the ‘Ute Burger’ – the ultimate Aussie Utility Burger, which will star (from the bottom up): a slice of pineapple, 6oz 28-day aged Aberdeen Angus hamburger patty, pickled beets, flat-fried egg and […]

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