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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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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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Kensington Place

The second Jubilee of 2012 is being celebrated by Notting Hill stalwart, Kensington Place which turns 25 this month and the restaurant will be commemorating this milestone Silver medal with exciting events throughout November. The much-loved restaurant opened its doors in 1987 and quickly established itself as the first modern British brasserie in London with Rowley Leigh as head chef.  These days, however, it's Dan Loftin at the culinary helm and KP has also undergone a refurbishment that melds the artistic style of Notting Hill with Kensington sophistication.  Loftin has made the menu his own and it now has a […]

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Harrods Launches Disney Cafe

This Christmas, Harrods continues to celebrate its unique collaboration with Disney by launching the ‘Disney Café by Harrods’ for junior gourmands. The café is the first Disney restaurant to open outside of its theme parks, opening on 3rd November, just in time for the luxury store’s annual Christmas parade. The 100-seat family-friendly café is located on the fourth floor and in close proximity of the bespoke Disney pop-up boutique, which opened in October. “Disney is committed to creating fun and imaginative experiences for families to enjoy together, and we’ve worked closely with Harrods to ensure that the café encapsulates the […]

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Skyfall at The Savoy

You’ve watched the movie now it’s time to drink the cocktail. Yes, Skyfall is the official cocktail of the Royal World Premiere of the James Bond. The drink, created by the film’s official cocktail consultant Erik Lorincz, who served it up to celebrity guests (Daniel Craig, Rachael Weiss, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, David Walliams and co) last week at the Albert Hall, is now available for a limited time at The Savoy, London. Skyfall is a special version of James Bond’s favourite cocktail, the Vesper Martini.  The drink is made using Tanqueray No. TEN paired with the sophisticated Ketel One […]

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Disiac

This new seafood and Champagne bar is set to bring a taste of the Mediterranean coast to its Greek Street location. Visitors can feast on the freshest fish and crustacea sourced from the British Isles, savour a plate of freshly made strozzapreti or take a seat at the raw bar and watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen.   The menu, created by executive chef Paolo Palmisano and head chef Michele de Rosa (Cecconi’s), is a classic blend of seafood and Italian cuisine. Pull up a pew at the raw bar where you can indulge in Colchester Rock […]

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Freeze by Elit at the Fifth Floor

It appears that the Alps have come to Knightsbridge, with the Fifth Floor Terrace at Harvey Nichols being transformed into après ski chic. Experience Freeze by elit  with views of  snow capped mountains, stag heads upon the walls and a luxurious log cabin  to snuggle up in (which can be booked in advance for groups up  to 8). Enjoy delicious cocktails such as Stoli Jalabarbinger (Stoli Hot Vodka, pressed lemon, Harvey Nichols London Honey, rhubarb liqueur and fresh ginger), dip into deliciously paired tapas or try some of the weirdly marvelous Stoli Pops. Freeze by elit has been inspired by the unique freeze – filtration process […]

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Corinthia Hotel Afternoon Festivi-Tea

Besides celebrating goodwill, friends and family, Christmas is all about indulging that little bit more, especially when it comes to culinary delights, and the Corinthia Hotel's Afternoon Fesitivi – Tea is the opportune chance to do just that. Relax after a hard day's shopping or catch up with friends under the sparkling Baccarat chandelier in the elegant Lobby Lounge, or if you like the crisp winter air then tea can also be taken in the adjacent court yard, but don't worry there are two open fires to take the bite out of the chill and to keep guests snug. Alongside traditional […]

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The return of Pret-a-Portea

The fashion week circuit may be over and done with now until Feb 2013 but the patisserie calendar sets its own agenda and launching for Winter 2012/2013 is the Berkeley Hotel’s famous Prêt-à-Portea collection. So if you’re a fan of Hedi Slimane and YSL then the new homage to the label’s Cabas Chyc – in the shape of a forest green Victoria sponge cake handbag could be the one for you. Lovers of Fendi booties will love the Fendi maple and ginger ankle boot bisucit with yellow and black icing – nearly as much. Otherwise you can snuggle up with […]

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WigWam Bam

Already yearning for summer festivals and tepees? Well shake off those winter blues because the Queen of Hoxton’s WigWamBam – a rooftop pop-up swathed in fairy lights, is back for its second winter. Dubbed the ‘cosiest tepee this side of Nebraska’, guests can relax in a reclining chair by the crackling fire pit complete with (toast-your-own) marshmallows, S’mores (a winter essential, we hear) and hot chocolate ‘spiked’ with a dark spirit of your choosing. A gigantic Schwenkgrill hanging in the middle will cook up delicious juicy racks of lamb, suckling pigs and mouth-watering haunches of venison while on weekend evenings, […]

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