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Tonteria

The wait is nearly over.  Following the closure of Public, his King’s Road nightclub, Guy Pelly (alongside fellow nightclub entrepreneur, Marc Burton – the two met while working at Mahiki) is launching Tonteria in the bowls of Sloane Square on the site of the former Kitts. The 200 capacity club is based on a Mexican hacienda, opening six nights a week. Tonteria will serve a selection of authentic cocktails and innovative drinks, alongside the finest varieties of tequila from Mexico. Early evening drinks will be served from a trolley where barmen will prepare cocktails in front of guests.  The menu […]

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Friday Night Socials

Far from just bringing his well-established inimtable flair to the restaurant world, Oliver Peyton, famous for transforming dining in London, is launching a new creative project: Friday night's at The National Cafe'. From 28th September, the restaurant, owend by Peyton's Peyton & Byrne, will open its doors and welcome anyone within the creative or food industries, to enjoy an evening of sumptuous food and brilliant conversation. Anyone with anything interesting to say is welcome to take the floor. Peyton says, "The National Gallery is an amazing space and I want to use it to create a convivial experience that unites […]

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Volupté and its new treats

We know Volupté for its risque performances, scintillating burlesque and talented cabaret stars, but its menus are finally coming out to grab our attention. It breaks up into small easy-to-order sections (so you won't have to take your eyes off the nipple-tassles for very long). The Tease: these are sharing plates which range from chargrilled English asparagus with rapeseed oil mayonnaise to barbecue Cornish mackerel and pickled fennel with burnt lemon purée. The Headliners: some examples are chargrilled sirloin of British beef, marinated rump of Welsh lamb and pan-fried fillet of West Coast pollock. Sharing Temptation: English strawberries and vanilla panna cotta […]

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Bermondsey Street Festival

Get set for the Bermondsey Street Festival this Saturday 22 September. Continuing in the community spirit of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics, the whole street will be closed off to traffic and filled with stalls, a fashion show, dog show, a pub tog-o-war, tennis competition for children and city farm animals to pet. Promoting local talent and creativity, you can also expect entertainment from local performers and musicians. Two local venues, The Garrison and Village East, will be sharing a beer tent, serving not only beer but cider and frozen margaritas too. Further cocktails include the Bitterrest Brew, a […]

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Spianata & Co

Rome’s most popular lunchtime choice, the Spianata sandwich, has arrived in London’s Mayfair with the opening of independent Roman bakery & paninoteca Spianata & Co on Hay Hill.  Spianata is the brainchild of former Italian investment banker Stefano Nicolai. Disgusted with our capital’s lunch offering, he gave up the day job and went back to Rome to learn the art of baking directly from the masters. Spianata is an essential part of Roman life made with traditional pizza bianca romana. It is stone-baked flat, typically in two metres lengths and prepared using the finest strong white flour. Low in fat […]

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2&8 at Morton’s

Following Marlon Abela’s appointment of club maestros, Jake Parkinson-Smith and Carlo Carello at Morton’s earlier this summer, new nightclub 2&8 is set to open onsite. 2&8 is a play on both the location of Morton’s at 28 Berkeley Square and is also the Cockney rhyming slang for “state” and “late”. Yes, you get the picture. A rather unique launch party will see the iconic gardens of Berkeley Square transformed into the most exclusive nightclub in London. With a line-up of dazzling entertainment and guest DJs the launch party looks set to be one of the most hotly anticipated events of […]

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MAZE

Later this month Gordon Ramsay’s maze restaurant and bar in Mayfair will celebrate the latest addition to its French Asian menu with the launch of maze sushi bar adding an exciting new dimension to the restaurant. Sushi and sashimi dishes will be served at the counter itself, as a selection with drinks in the bar, or to accompany the menu in the main restaurant. maze grill will also be offering dishes from the sushi bar and guests will be able to order sashimi and sushi add-ons to combine with the grass-fed Aberdeen angus beef, the 31-day aged Dedham Vale beef […]

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Forever Crazy on The South Bank

From today, Crazy Horse Paris will present Forever Crazy, the most avant-garde cabaret that has been seducing Parisian audiences for over sixty years at home on Paris’ Avenue George V. An extravagant and opulent production staged in a purpose-built venue on the South Bank features a cast of ten dazzlingly beautiful classically trained dancers against a backdrop of stunning lighting and visual effects. The show opens with the iconic act “God Save Our Bareskin”, which features Royal Horse Guards with a twist. LFW is certainly a great time to make its London debut as the Horse has fused French cabaret […]

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Christmas Dining at The Ritz

I know, it might seem a little early to be talking about it, but you must jot this down.. As usual, The Ritz will be transformed into a gorgeous Christmas winter wonderland this coming festive year, and much to our advantage, it all happens on 24th November 2012. The Ritz will be transformed into an Edwardian gem, garlanded with rich red and gold trimmings, while a towering Christmas tree will take pride of place in the lobby. The Long Gallery will be onrate in traditional, decadent decorations before arriving at the legendary world-famous Ritz Restaurant. Food-wise? You can expect Traditional […]

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A Honey Tea at the Caxton Grill

After its £30 million refit, St Ermin's Hotel in Westminster – just minutes away from Victoria railway station – is causing a fair few ripples. Its location is superb, but its luxurious decor within, is its main draw. But if that wasn't enough, a new Afternoon Tea at the Caxton Grill, is set to blow you away, too. It's all because of the 200,000 bees which the St Ermin's staff have made a home for on their roof. The St Ermin's Honey Afternoon Tea features a delectable honey and caramel moussed with crunchy honeycomb topping. There's also a honey Bakewell […]

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