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Bitter Sweet

The arrival today of new cocktail bar and members club, Bitter Sweet, in Kingly Court signals a fresh approach to a night out in Soho. Previously the iconic Kingly Club and before that the Pinstripe Club, the venue has played host to glamorous clientele, from Carey Grant to Audrey Hepburn. Bitter Sweet comes from the team behind award winning London cocktail bar Dirty Martini and its bespoke cocktail menu includes an exciting range of both bitter and sweet cocktails, as well as an extensive range of signature cocktails. Bitter Sweet is part of the CG Restaurants which also operates Fire & […]

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The Jam Tree

Gastropub mini chain, The Jam Tree has just set up shop in Clapham Old Town on the site of the former Grafton House. The venue is framed by floor to ceiling windows on one side and a long copper topped bar on the other. Think urban vintage with American style refectory tables, cheerful café chairs and battered Chesterfields, Tom Dixon copper globe lights, hammered tin ceilings, antique grocery shelves and walls adorned with colourful jam jar pop art. Towards the back of the venue is a concealed door leading to a private dining room with its own bar and adjoining […]

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South Place

    Aimed at discerning business travellers and design conscious guests, South Place Hotel is the City of London’s first independent luxury hotel – all stunning art installations, contemporary design collaborations and mouth-watering menus. Located between Moorgate and Liverpool Street, South Place derives its inspiration from the DNA of London: cultural diversity, local neighbourhoods, understated wit and an easy sense of self. It combines the buzz of D&D London’s restaurants with Conran-designed interiors and specially- commissioned work by contemporary London artists and promises to be more ‘meet and eat’ than purely ‘sleep.’ On the ground floor, all-day British diner, 3 […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sanderson Sessions

Check out the latest Sanderson Sessions tonight with beautiful Swedish-Australian twin sister duo Saint Lou Lou who spend their lives bouncing between the long cold winters of Stockholm, Sweden and the happy-go-lucky beaches of Sydney, Australia. The band has just released their first EP through Kitsuné, and this will be one of their very first, UK live performances. For the last three consecutive summers Sanderson Sessions (previously Sanderson Predicts) has played host to some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting new bands. The series returned this summer, with the iconic Sanderson Courtyard playing host to a series of unique […]

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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 […]

Culture

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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Kris Ruhs: Landing on Earth

The Milan based American artist and designer of 10 Corso Como is inhabiting The Wapping Project during the London Design Festival and Frieze Art Fair with three new works installed in the Boiler House. Ruhs is an idiosyncratic artist and maker of sculpture, furniture, ceramics, paintings, books and crafted glass. Landing on Earth will reflect three aspects of his studios. The entry installation is an 11 metre by 4.5 metre veil of metal through which shards of light and space can be seen. This separation shatters the unity of the Boiler Room’s volume and allows the audience to carve out […]

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Join the FOLD

  Check out the launch of pop-up bar and gallery FOLD next week at Design Junction on 19-23rd September. This collaborative creative hub that’s the brainchild of Apartment 58, sensorial bevy ZEO and Klaus Haapaniemi. FOLD has taken its inspiration from Apartment 58’s home from home concept and has been realised by artist and designer Mia Wallenius. It can easily be transported and rebuilt at worldwide design events (watch out for its Frieze debut too next month. Mia commissioned architects Mansikkamäki+JOY to create the FOLD. Think bespoke furniture reminiscent of Nordic red and white wooden houses – decorated with the […]

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Bloodshot Vodka

  Nope this isn’t a promo for the new Twilight move, Bloodshot Vodka is a new British premium spirit created by chef and food and drinks writer, Mark Douglas Hill. A fiery fusion of exotic spices, hot peppers and aromatics, Bloodshot is the result of his quest to produce the perfect Bloody Mary. This devilish spirit is distilled using only the finest English wheat. The primary distillation takes place in the UK’s tallest, most state-of-the-art still that rectifies the fermented grain through 43 plates. It is then distilled a second time through Angela, a 108-year-old copper pot still that breathes […]

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Babington House Wedding Open Day

It’s a scary thought but the wedding planning is already underway for next year so with impending nuptials in mind, check out the Babington House Wedding open day on the 29th September. It promises a great opportunity to experience everything the house has to offer. The 18 acre estate dates back to the Georgian period and the House, nestled in the midst of rolling hills, offers a perfect setting for a traditional country wedding with a bohemian twist. Guests are invited for a full tour of the site, to experience some of the facilities and also sample the seasonal menu. […]

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