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VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu at Harvey Nichols

In celebration of the opening of the Spice Girls musical, VIVA FOREVER!, produced by Judy Craymer and written by Jennifer Saunders, Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor has created the exclusive VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu. On Tuesday 27 November the bespoke afternoon tea, inspired by the Spice Girls, will be launched and is available for three months. Tickets for the contemporary musical, VIVA FOREVER!, can be bought together with the afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols.  The VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu is creative, imaginative and unabashedly pop-tastic, drawing inspiration from the Spice Girls' individuality, demonstrated in the presentation and uniqueness of each […]

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The Elk Winter Wonderland Has Arrived

With winter approaching, the Elk has transformed its popular summer pop-up, The Big Smoke BBQ, into a Winter Wonderland! Elk has transformed the attractive garden into a gorgeous winter retreat featuring silver Christmas trees, snow icicles and even illuminated reindeers. Guests will be served a yuletide themed feast as they sit under hundreds of sparkling fairy lights. Delicious seasonal treats will be served from the smoke pit such as The Christmas Gobble, a 7oz Turkey & Pancetta Pattie, Smoked Sausage, Sage & Onion Relish and Cranberry Mayonnaise served on Toasted Brioche. Or enjoy The Deer Porker, a 7oz Venison Pattie, […]

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Feasting by Bompas & Parr

Roll up for the perfect foodie Christmas present: Feasting by Jelly Mongers extraordinaire, Bompas & Parr. Suitably sciencey and full of testosterone, it includes an investigation into spontaneous combustion, glitter ham, a chronicle of feasting since the dawn of time, phallic ice sculptures, techniques for feeding eight to 33,000 people and Aleister Crowley concoctions. There is also a whole section given over to ‘snakes vs cocktails’.  The team – in addition to the boys –  included five photographers, two illustrators, a pyro-technician, pit-boss, snake charmer, librarians and compressed gasses expert. It’s even created its own urban legend and rumour has […]

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PipsDish

The scenesters’ Islington pop-up PipsDish has just gone permanent and to celebrate, from this week until just before Christmas, there’s a special three course menu on offer and even private dining for four in a classic Citroën H Van! PipsDish is hidden behind a pair of vast red doors just off Islington’s Upper Street. It’s an old Citroen garage, revamped into an enchantingly festive dining experience. Promising to save foodies from Christmas high street hell, PipsDish Kitchen provides dining-with-a-difference throughout the festive season. What it may lack in elegance it makes up for in uniqueness appeal plus genuine hospitality and […]

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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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Happy Birthday Aurelia

Mayfair Mediterranean, Aurelia is a year old this month and celebrating with some exciting changes. Alex Simone, formerly of Zafferano and Il Burrato (he was also on the original launch team)  has now been appointed head chef and he’s devised a brand new menu to really make his mark. The ground floor has also been refurbished to promote a more relaxed and open plan atmosphere and the bar now lines the back of the restaurant so you can either drop by for dinner or chill at the bar for drinks and some tapas. Another innovation is Sunday Brunch featuring a […]

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Kooza

Roll up roll up for the annual Cirque du Soleil extravaganza London’s Royal Albert Hall. Commencing 5 January 2013 is Kooza which promises thrills, chills and total immersion – not to mention some very special VIP experiences! In the grand old tradition of Cirque du Soleil story-telling, Kooza is the tale of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. Returning to the origins of Cirque, the show combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning – juxtaposing a demanding physical performance with bold slapstick humour. The Innocent's journey brings him […]

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Mark Poynton at The Landmark London’s Winter Garden

Under the soaring eight story glass roof atrium, in the heart of Marylebone is The Landmark London's Winter Garden and for three weeks only something very special is happening: Mark Poynton, Chef Patron of  the Michelin starred Alimentum in Cambridge is going to be whipping up a gourmet storm, from Tuesday to Saturday diners can choose between three gorgeous menus. Bringing a taste of the Alimentum to London, dishes such as pan fried halibut, squash puree, pumpkin seeds, creamed cabbage and trompette can be found on the three course, à la carte menu. The six course tasting menu has puddings such as baked […]

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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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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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Roti Chai Supper Club

Indian Street Kitchen Roti Chai is pushing the boundaries of Indian cooking and cuisine again, with their new weekly supper club held in the Dining Room. Owner Rohit, founded Roti Chai based on his memories of eating street food as a child and the supper club continues with this inspiration in a relaxed and affordable way.  Each week will have a bespoke theme and a bespoke menu, allowing the kitchen to indulge in their creative side.  Take for example the Masala Mac evening which will take the all American macaroni cheese and give it a unique Indian spin, or the Indian […]

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