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A touch of Wonderland in Quaglino’s

Next month Quaglino’s restaurant in St James’s will host an exhibition of images from fine art photographer Kirsty Mitchell. The exhibition, entitled Selected Works from the Wonderland Series, will showcase a selection of Mitchell’s stunning, unique images plus some of the props and costumes that featured in their creation.  Originally conceived as a small project in memory of Kirsty’s mother and the stories she told to Kirsty as a child, the series has taken three years to reach its final stages. As well shooting the images, Kirsty also handcrafts the costumes and props for each, often waiting months to coincide  […]

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Grouse with Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan really believes in the beauty that is the game season, and in fact, ever since this year's Glorious Twelfth, he's been talking and serving little else. Corrigan's is deep into its game season: until 2nd September, this fine Mayfair restaurant is still offering its Glorious Grouse three-course menu, which includes options like Grouse Pie for two, Grouse consomme', Grouse with Game Sausage and a collection of delectable desserts to accompany it all, too. It's £45 per person. If you miss it, not to worry. In October, the restaurant's monthly wine lunch will be dedicated wholly to the matching […]

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Celebrity Chefs at Quaglinos

Have you found somewhere to watch the Paralympics yet? Well, look no further than revered and delicious restaurant, Quaglino's.  What could be more tempting: every time Team GB pick up a gold in any event, the kind people at Quaglino's will be offering a complimentary glass of champagne for all the necessary celebrations. There will also be live coverage, all day long, of all the fun and games being had over in East London. There are other reasons to visit the celebrated Mayfair restaurant in the coming weeks, however.  From 24th September, cheese will be taking centre stage. Jonathan Dupont, […]

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Trees for Cities

Designer Markus Lupfer has created an exclusive, limited edition T-shirt in support of urban tree planting charity Trees for Cities. The bold, playful design has been printed onto 100% organic cotton with 90% reduced CO2 footprint, to make sure they are fully environmentally friendly. Says Markus, “Trees are such an important part of our urban experience so I am delighted to be part of Trees for Cities' 2012 Tree-Athlon, helping to raise awareness and funds for more trees to be planted in inner city environments all over the World.” The T-shirt will be given to all participants of the Tree-Athlon […]

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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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Juju’s a Winner

Juju, voted Best New Bar 2009, Outstanding Mixology 2010 and Best Bar 2011 has now made it four in a row, having been awarded Best DJ Bar 2012 at this year’s London Club and Bar Awards as well. No surprise then that it’s become a firm favourite with the Made in Chelsea cast, recently hosting Gabriella’s birthday party and we hear that cast mate Kimberley Garner is also a fan. Factor in Mollie King and Topsy Ojo and it’s certainly the place to be seen on the King’s Road… www.jujulondon.com

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Simply Fish

Simply Fish is an exciting new fun and accessible collection of restaurants with the first launching today in the heart of Camden. The brand is all about seriously fresh (and sustainable) fish and seafood, with the latest catch delivered daily from its very own merchants in Looe, Cornwall – transformed by the culinary team into a dazzling array of dishes with Mediterranean, Asian and Middle Eastern influences. With its cool urban feel and exposed brick work, customers will be invited to select their fish assisted by a knowledgeable staff and given a range of options as to how they would […]

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Dryland Grand Café

Dryland is a new all day café on High Street Kensington with a business membership club thrown in.  The kitchen is overseen by Abby Moule (Chez Bruce, The Fat Duck and Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons) who hand selects all the ingredients on the menu while always seeking to keep the dishes fresh, light and seasonal. Food is Modern British and features classics such as beef steak sandwiches, salad of honeyed figs, pears and cashel blue cheese with walnuts and grazing platters of the highest quality charcuterie and cheeses. Also a talented pastry chef, Moule has crafted a selection of […]

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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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Dach & Sons

Taking inspiration from New York speakeasy PDT (Please Don’t Tell – the one you have to enter through a phone box!) comes Dach & Sons in Hampstead, the new hot dog, craft beer and whisky joint from Fluid Movement – the guys behind behind Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop. It’s housed in a listed building dating back to the 1800s and featuring boldly reimagined period details – with a ground floor restaurant and cocktail bar upstairs. On ground, a low wooden bench complete with 1960s stools sits underneath the window at the front and a neon hot dog sign, […]

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Sipsmith Gin Palace at The Langham, London

The Langham, London is joining forces with artisan distillery Sipsmith for the launch of the Sipsmith Gin Palace, opening its doors from 13th September with live jazz and opulent surroundings to  transport guests back to the 1800s. Palm Court will be transformed into an enchanting evening venue on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 7pm until midnight. The Gin Palace will offer inspired gin-infusions and cocktails designed by Sipsmith Master Distiller, Jared Brown and The Langham’s Head Mixologist Alex Kratena. The bar menu will celebrate the history of gin. Each cocktail will represent a different stage in the evolution of this […]

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