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The Belgravia Games

The Olympics may be all but over but next month, The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is hosting its own Belgravia Games. The restaurant will be transformed with oversized games and a specially created Sloane’s Gin infused menu. Visitors will be able to while away the afternoon playing favourite childhood games including giant versions of Connect 4, Kerplunk, Jenga and a mega buzz wire after enjoying head chef Martin Gabler boozy fayre. Must-trys include Pan-fried sea bass flambéed in gin with herb butter sauce with basil pesto tomatoes and sautéed spinach and Gin and tonic sorbet served with fresh raspberries. […]

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House 19

Exclusive private members’ club Home House is celebrating House 19, the re-launch of the club’s restaurant and bar plus the appointment of a new head chef and exciting new menus. House 19 is the latest addition to the entertaining spaces of No 20, the bars and rooms of No 21, the secret courtyard garden and subterranean night spot, The Vaults. The design by Martin Kemp underlines the club’s ethos of eccentricity and opulent eclecticism. Comfortable dark grey banquettes will welcome guests in to the newly refurbished House 19 Bar where hand-painted charcoal panels complement deep peppermint walls, slipper chairs and […]

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Carluccio’s @ Home

  The new Carluccio’s at home range exclusively for supermarkets is here at last. Over two years in the making, each classic Italian dish has been carefully developed with authentic Italian food, made from scratch using the very best ingredients. The range includes seven layered Lasagne al forno with pancetta and a splash of Chiantiand Risotto di pollo e spinaci  with Arborio rice,  a whole chicken breast and finished with a sprinkling of Grana Padano. There’s also filled pasta such as Medaglioni with fresh spinach and ricotta and Tortelloni filled with mushrooms and ricotta and sauces like gutsy Bolognese and […]

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A-Mazing Sushi

Gordon Ramsay’s maze restaurant is opening a brand new sushi bar next month at its Mayfair property on Grosvenor Square. The sushi bar will form part of the venue’s distinctive modern design courtesy of David Rockwell and complement the French Asian menu to a tee. Guests will be able to pop in and enjoy the healthy sushi and sashimi dishes in a variety of ways – at the counter itself, where they can witness the art of sushi making; as a lighter selection with drinks at the bar or to accompany the a la carte menu in the main restaurant. […]

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Foxy Hens!

  Hen party alert! London’s cunning Fox Club, the members’ club and mini hotel in Clarges Street named after former resident Charles James Fox (who lived with a courtesan, gambled and drank there like a trouper) is opening its doors to non members – hens to be precise! £60 per person will buy you your own private area with cocktails, finger sandwiches, scones and cakes and the services of a NAKED BUTLER!! We’re sure Mr Fox would have approved. He may even have joined in! Minimum of 10 people including two cocktails per parson. Contact bethan@foxclublondon.com www.foxclublondon.com

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Tea GB

The Langham, London is celebrating the success of Team GB with a new take on its traditional Wonderland afternoon tea. Following the historical achievements of the British athletes, Executive Pastry Chef Cherish Finden has taken inspiration from individual sporting events to create a patriotic afternoon tea. So what’s on the menu? Well, there’s the Torch – A Cornish sea salt caramel filled cone, using the best British ingredients; the Raspberry dome – the bright RED dome, made with Kent raspberries, symbolising ball games; tennis, basketball, football, handball; the Tower –  a tall WHITE chocolate and passion fruit tower representing javelin, […]

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The Factory House

Set in the heart of Leadenhall Market, subterranean all-day restaurant and bar The Factory House promises to celebrate the Victorian industrial age with fine wines, carefully crafted cocktails and innovative twists on classic British dishes. Guests will descend an helical staircase surrounding a free-standing glass shaft lift, to a sweeping copper-faced bar below and an ample 180-cover dining room where key features include carefully sourced machines such as antique train station clocks reclaimed as wall sculptures, decorative gauges, pipe work and valves and even a Victorian coffee roaster which has been renovated as a functioning waiter station. A central open […]

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Culture

Minnie Mouse in fashion

Smurfette in Dolce, Barbie in Wah, Miss Piggy in Louboutins… unlikely fashion icons are born every day. And next to be clasped to the bosom of the fash pack is Disney’s Minnie Mouse.  Disney has joined forces with the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation and enlisted a winning line up of designers – Giles, Michael van der Ham, Richard Nicoll (sketch pictured), Piers Atkinson, Katie Hillier, Lulu Guinness, Tatty Devine and Terry de Havilland to reinterpret those trademark ears, bows and polka dots. The resulting one-off collection of Minnie Mouse Must Haves will be unveiled at London Fashion Week – Meadham […]

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Eat Ideas for Breakfast at W London

W London – Leicester Square is launching Ideas for Breakfast, a special Sunday season of exclusive breakfasts bringing together a roster of London’s thinkers and innovators who set the cultural agenda on subjects from design to fashion and music to entertainment. Expect an engaging and intellectual series of thought-provoking events giving guests a unique insight into ‘what’s new and next’ from industry insiders. You’ll enjoy a breakfast of pastries, fruit, juices and hot drinks in the W Lounge before being inspired with talks and workshops in the hotel’s Screening Room or the W Studios. This Sunday’s effort delves into the […]

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Salt Yard Group joins forces with The Nomad Cinema

  Starting this Saturday, Salt Yard Group (Salt Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern) is partnering up with The Nomad for a series of pop up cinematic events in London’s Queen’s Park this summer. Cinema goers can enjoy a selection of dishes including Ibérico burgers with manchego and guindilla, Ibérico hot dogs with romesco sauce, caramelized onions, guindilla and mustard alioli plus those famous Salt cod croquettes and Courgette flowers with goat’s cheese and honey. In addition to a mobile kitchen, Salt Yard usherettes will be wander through the crowds with gazpacho, smoked paprika popcorn, cinnamon and lemon popcorn, homemade ice creams […]

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