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Ice Rink at Canary Wharf

  Following on from the wonderful launch on Wednesday 7th November, the ice rink at Canary Wharf, set against the iconic backdrop of the Canary Wharf skyline,  is now open throughout the Christmas period until January 13th. Beneath the twinkling Christmas lights, spectators on Wednesday evening enjoyed amazing on ice acrobatic performances from British Championship medallists and members of the International Development Squad, including Nina Povey and Molly Valencia. Boisdale of Canary Wharf were there with their legendary burgers and guests were also treated to hot mince pies, haggis sausage rolls and champagne from the Boisdale on Ice bar. With […]

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Art Vinyl at St Martins Lane

Today marks the start of a collaboration between  Art Vinyl and Front Room as part of the former’s annual search for the most exciting record sleeves of the year. Art Vinyl has selected a shortlist of 50 sleeve designs for the award, which will be celebrated in displays around the world from Europe to Australia and the UK – here at St Martins Lane Hotel. Last year’s award, celebrating the best in art, photography and graphic design in modern music culture, reached an international audience of 12,000 people who took part in the voting process. The winner?  Bright Eyes’ album […]

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John Salt

New neighbourhood bar, John Salt is opening tomorrow in Islington. 580 Ltd, the independent pub company behind The Owl and Pussycat in Shoreditch and The Fellow in King's Cross, have joined forces with rising star, chef Ben Spalding (Roganic, Gordan Ramsay) to open a 25 seat mezzanine level restaurant overlooking the main bar. Guests can expect Spalding's Chicken on a brick – a London house brick coated in a caramel glaze, pairing chicken liver mousse with crispy chicken skin, circled by a mix of sweetcorn kernels, lingon berries, pearl barley and a white onion puree. (We hear that licking the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sunday Lunch at Portobello House

Winter is the perfect time to really appreciate a great Sunday roast which is why we will be heading to Portobello House, which has recently launched a quintessentially British Sunday lunch menu. Think roast pork belly with crackling to die for, roast chicken,  tender sirloin of beef all with goose fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, lashings of gravy, parsnips, curly kale and carrots.But it isn't just traditional roasts, Head Chef Jan Ostle has also created delicious dishes such as Goat's cheese risotto with truffle and lighter European starters, like Artichoke soup. No Sunday lunch is complete without pudding which is […]

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Culture

Selfridges Open Largest Men’s Shoe Department in the World

Selfridges are known for being the biggest and the best, but this time, they’ve really outdone themselves. Not only do they have the largest female shoe collection in the world, but now, they’ve just launching the men’s equivalent. With a whopping 15,000 sq ft dedicated to the new shoe collection, it’s no wonder they’re able to store over 72,000 pairs of shoes with over 3,200 styles available. There are over 80 new brands to store for this season alone and over 120 exclusive styles! “Our aim is to truly amaze our customers, and take ownership of core categories within our […]

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Ravinder Bhogal comes to Trishna

Karam Sethi , Head Chef of Marylebone’s newly-Michelin-starred Trishna restaurant is still all too happy to share the limelight. On 19 and 20 November, he has invited cookery author, Ravinder Bhogal to join him in the kitchen to create a feast of ‘forgotten British foods’ – cooked the Indian way of course! Bhogal, author of Cook in Boots, has worked closely with Sethi to create a five-course menu that makes the best of Britain’s traditional foods while combining them with classic Indian techniques and flavours. So what’s on the menu? Dishes on the £47.50 menu will include Bath chaps with […]

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Barrio East

Today sees the launch of Barrio East, on bustling Shoreditch High Street. Founded by globe-trotting entrepreneur and music fanatic, Ferdie Ahmed. Barrio East will be the third in the Barrio Bars stable which includes Barrio North in Islington and Barrio Central in Soho.  With stylish, quirky interiors inspired by colourful Latin quarters the world over, the bar will offer delicious street food, inventive cocktails and late night beats. Guests will be taken on a non-stop journey around the world, boarding at Jalisco, refuelling in Havana, and waking up to the Bossa Nova of Bahia. With a mix of Latin-twisted and […]

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Zoilo

Following the success of Casa Malevo in The Portman Estate’s Connaught Village comes Zoilo Restaurant & Bar, the second venture for Diego Jacquet (Ferran Adria’s El Bulli, Aquavit, Trafalgar Hotel, Zetter Hotel) and Alberto Abbate.  Zoilo will showcase traditional cooking from the different regions of Argentina, from Jacquet’s native Patagonia all the way north to Salta, via the Pampas and Mendoza.  Together with his head chef, Tara Sobott, he has devised an authentic menu, inspired by the Asado, the traditional Argentine sharing ceremony, and dedicated to small tasting dishes is for all to share. From steaks to sweetbreads to sausages […]

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Fashion & Beauty

Caviar Manicure at Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason isn’t just a food emporium.  It also boasts the aptly named Beauty à la Carte beauty rooms on the second floor. And what better treatment to launch there than Ciate’s Caviar Manicure. Developed by Ciate Creative Director, Charlotte Knight, the manicure uses a special formula whereby caviar like pearls are decoratively added to a colour to achieve elegant, sophisticated 3-D nails. It’s “the perfect Christmas party treat for shoppers to enjoy,” says Fortnum’s beauty buyer, Kathryn Catanzaro, who continues that “the sets have worked really well for us in-store so to be the first to offer the […]

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Rug Addicts

Fed up of fireworks? Well you’ve got two more days to catch a rather different spectacle in Shoreditch courtesy of Foundation Rugs. The brainchild of Mark Hanlon and Nick Hartwright, the show melds contemporary art and ancient Egyptian craftsmanship in a collection of unique hand-knotted rugs. The duo challenged their favourite creatives – from illustrators to graffiti artists and including Anthony Burrill, Paul Insect, Jack Teagle (pictued), Natasha Law (Jude’s sis) and Si Scott – to venture into the textile medium, designing a rug to be realised on the looms of a traditional mill in a 19th century Cairo palace. […]

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Piste

With snow predicted (immanently), our thoughts are turning to the ski season but before we jet off to hit the slopes, we need to get ourselves into the mood, right? And where better to get the party started than, Piste, the new night spot from Archer Street. The subterranean club is hidden in the basement of the Soho venue and promises all the fun of après ski without even getting onto a plane. From the moment guests enter Piste, they will be transported to an Alpine retreat with reclaimed rafter boards covering the walls and dark wooden flooring reminiscent of […]

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News

MASH Opens its Doors with a Bang!

MASH opens its doors on Brewer Street on Saturday 3rd November, giving Londoners a much anticipated taste of the culinary concept that has revolutionised the Danish scene. In order to give as many people as possible the chance to sample the MASH experience, the restaurant is running an unmissable opening period offer. From dinner on 3rd November through to dinner on 12th November, anyone lunching or dining here will receive an incredible 50% off their food bill. This is a unique opportunity to be among the first to sample MASH’s legendary steaks – from Wagyu through to Dry Aged – […]

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