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Christmas at Juju

King’s Road’s uber glamorous party mecca Juju has variously been named Best DJ Bar at the London Club and Bar Awards 2012, Best Bar 2011, Outstanding Mixology 2010 and Best New Bar 2009. For Christmas the Chelsea hotspot owned by Lee Chapman and Leslie Ash is upping the ante in inimitable style. JuJu has joined forces with Chloe Foy, the in-house stylist for luxury concierge service Quintessentially. And the collaboration promises lashings of Christmas cheer. Foy will be creating a beautiful entrance arch made from silver foliage – sure to get revellers in the mood to party. She has also […]

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Disco Bistro EC4

Get on your dancing shoes for Disco Bistro EC4 opening today in St Pauls. This new dining residency from 'punk' chef, Carl Clarke, has just set up shop on the first floor of The Rising Sun pub and promises a daily changing menu of rare-breed meats, day-boat fish and wild ingredients. Clarke’s previous projects include NYC style 'Rock Lobsta' bar, Thomas Keller spoof ' The English Launderette' and Jubilee punk celebration ' God Save the Clam'. The pub itself – which sits on the spot where Guy Fawkes plotted against Parliament back in 1605 – is getting in on the […]

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Gail’s Kitchen

Gail’s Kitchen, the first restaurant from the team behind GAIL’s artisan bakeries in Bloomsbury, opens this Wednesday. Artisan bread has always been at the heart of Gail’s bakeries and the menu, primarily made up of sharing plates, is inspired by the baker and the oven. The bread oven itself will sit at the heart of the restaurant while an open kitchen will allow guests to watch the chefs prepare dishes. Breakfast will include French toast with caramelized apples and maple butter; Cornbread with fried eggs and tomato salsa, and Minute steak with poached egg, potato cakes and hollandaise. The lunch […]

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Truffles at Nobu

Just in time for the start of the Christmas period Nobu London have launched their Chocolate Truffles.  Available to buy at Nobu London on Park Lane, each beautiful box, which has been sourced from a boutique designer in Tokyo, holds 18 handmade truffles in 2 varieties: White Chocolate Sake and Green Tea Dark Chocolate. They are the perfect to give as a gift this Christmas, or as an indulgent present to yourself.  www.noburestaurants.com

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Baroque ā€˜nā€™ Roll with Marina & the Diamonds and Hasan Hejazi

Baroque Mayfair's music series continued apace last night with an exclusive Hoxton Gin sponsored showcase by Marina and the Diamonds – featuring six songs from her album Electra Heart, including chart topper Primadonna and culminating in new single debut How to be a Heartbreaker. But Baroque wasn’t just a dramatic backdrop for the set. Marina’s best friend and celebrity favourite fashion designer Hasan Hejazi (Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis) also designed three dresses for her to wear at the event – and all were inspired by the venue. Said Hejazi: “Baroque is all about over the top luxurious gorgeous […]

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The Zetter Townhouse

The Good Hotel Guide’s London Hotel of The Year 2012, World's Best New Cocktail Bar at the World Cocktail Awards in New Orleans and Best Place to Drink in the recent Observer Food Monthly Awards. Yes, 2012 has been a great year for The Zetter Townhouse. Located just across the cobbles of St John’s Square from the original Zetter Hotel, the 13 bedroom Georgian townhouse and cocktail lounge is dubbed the private home of the hotel’s eccentric aunt. With interiors by Russell Sage, each room is completely unique, featuring bold heritage shades and eclectic antique pieces. There are two spectacular […]

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YO! Sushi Christmas Tree Box

Tired of turkey? Bored of Brussels sprouts?  YO! Sushi have the answer, their limited edition, Christmas tree – inspired box, doesn’t contain a hint of roast potatoes, parsnips or bread sauce. Instead the 21 sushi ‘baubles’ include YO! Sushi favourites such as cucumber maki, tuna nigiri and the signature YO! roll. Perfect for two or three, if you are looking for a healthier option this Christmas, this Japanese alternative is it.  www.yosushi.com/

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The GrEAT British Restaurant

The GrEAT British which has recently opened on North Audley Street in Mayfair, wanted to create an atmosphere which was somewhere between a traditional British cafe and top London restaurant without the pretentiousness and high prices, but still with seriously good food. They have done just that. With high wooden panel walls, table tops made from Victorian fireplace tiles, and low warm lighting, you certainly don’t feel as if you are in the bustle of modern London, more a little country town. This is even before the food, think Sussex cheese sausages, roast Suffolk lamb, Devon clams and, kedgeree. All […]

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The GrEAT British Restaurant

The GrEAT British which has recently opened on North Audley Street in Mayfair, wanted to create an atmosphere which was somewhere between a traditional British cafe and top London restaurant without the pretentiousness and high prices, but still with seriously good food. They have done just that. With high wooden panel walls, table tops made from Victorian fireplace tiles, and low warm lighting, you certainly don’t feel as if you are in the bustle of modern London, more a little country town. This is even before the food, think Sussex cheese sausages, roast Suffolk lamb, Devon clams and, kedgeree. All […]

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SushiSamba opening party

Wednesday night saw the opening party of SushiSamba on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower.  Looking down on the twinkling lights of the city below, guests, including, Matthew Williamson, Amber Atherton and Jaime Winstone, drank cocktails and Champagne and nibbled on mini burgers, sushi and indulgent chocolate tortes. With stunning views of London’s iconic landmarks, an unrivalled set from Mark Ronson and a performance from Pixie Geldof’s new band Violet, SushiSamba definitely know how to put on an opening party.   sushisamba.com

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