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Tea at 1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street’s new Afternoon Tea menu features teas and infusions from The Rare Tea Company and head chef Tim Richardson has devised a menu that captures the essence of this British tradition with a City twist.  Staff have been fully trained by The Rare Tea Company’s founder, Henrietta Lovell, to offer expert advice on the best food pairings, as well as how to prepare the perfect cup of tea. Options include Royal Air Force Breakfast Blend – created to commemorate the Battle of Britain, Rare Earl Grey, Whole Leaf Green Leaf – handcrafted and wok fired and Whole Chamomile […]

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Dinner and Cocktails at Malmaison London

Since Londoners this summer are expecting prices to rise in time for the Olympics, Malmaison's latest offer comes to us like a breath of fresh air. For just £99, Malmaison are giving away a room, dinner and cocktails for a night, based on two people sharing a standard room and tipple selections taken from the classic cocktail list. With bargains to be increasingly few and far between this season, this certainly is one to jot down. Do you have friends visiting the capital? Or do you just want to decamp somewhere away from home for one night? This is your […]

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Beard to Tail

The fabulous team behind cocktail institution Callooh Callay is launching a four day pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch this week – from today June 12 to Friday June 15. Beard to Tail will offer amazing cocktails and a suitably carnivorous menu of dishes such as the ‘Rumpie-Pumpie for 2’ – a hump of slow-roasted Old Spot pork rump, sage and wild garlic crust with house Bramley apple sauce. Food will be reasonably priced at £8-£13, and with just 35 covers (no bookings so get there early or be prepared for a bit of a wait at busy times), Beard to Tail […]

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The Calf

Rupert and Jo Clevely, co-founders of the Geronimo Inns, have just launched The Calf in the Westfield shopping centre in Olympic Stratford: a brand new pop up dining and drinking experience where diners can enjoy fresh British produce, real ales, a selection of wines, and an extensive cocktail list – just minutes from the Olympic Park. The little sister of Geronimo’s The Cow, also in Westfield Stratford, The Calf will serve a range of wines, beers and spirits and cocktails in milk bottles. There’s even Pimm’s on draught as well as craft ale brews from the East End. Diners can […]

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Nomad at House of St Barnabas

Have you ever wanted to see two of the most stunningly beautiful Baz Luhrmann films ever made, while sitting in the magnificent gardens of a Grade I listed building in London? Well now you can. The Nomad Cinema will be coming to The House of St Barnabas at the end of June for an open-air screening of Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge. A collaboration between two charitable organisations, The House of St Barnabas empower those affected by homelessness and The Nomad dedicates 100% of its profits to the Sustainability Insititute in South Africa. The  stunning HOSB features magical gardens and […]

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Sette

Just opened in Chelsea’s Sydney Street on the former site of Cavallino is Frankie Dettori’s new restaurant venture, Sette. The jockey has always had a passion for his homeland Italian cuisine and previously collaborated for several years with Marco Pierre White on a group of informal eateries and still maintains a business interest in Frankie’s Bar & Grill. Sette is a true labour of culinary love for Frankie and he has personally overseen the refurbishment of the Chelsea site and closely collaborate with new head chef Stefano Stecca on many aspects of the modern regional Italian menu. The name Sette […]

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Brasserie Zedel

At the end of June Chris Corbin and Jeremy King will launch Brasserie Zédel, a large, bustling Parisian brasserie with historic Art Deco interiors by David Collins studio, a Bar Américain and also The Crazy Coqs, a live music and cabaret venue. Brasserie Zédel is located in the original Grill Room of the former Regent Palace Hotel. This entire city block, now known as Quadrant Three, claims to be Europe’s most sustainable building. Revitalised in the 1930’s by Oliver Percy Bernard, a revered West End stage set designer, the Art Deco interiors of the Grill Room, the Chez Cup Cocktail […]

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Hats off to Piers Atkinson at St Martin’s Lane

Newest pop-up at St Martin’s Lane Hotel’s Front Room exhibition space is mad hatter Piers Atkinson’s dedicated Ascot shop. The St Martin’s Lane location is particularly resonant Atkinson as it’s practically next door to ‘The Coliseum’ where his mother used to make hats for the opera! The maverick milliner loved by Anna dello Russo and Lana del Rey, has created an exclusive “Racing Season” collection inspired by the Great British summer featuring blueberries, strawberries and cream all in red, white and blue – and all adhering to the strict new dress code of the posh Royal Enclosure. “When the rules […]

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Yalla Yalla to the Southbank

Lebanese street food specialists Yalla Yalla is popping up on the Southbank with a special Summer Shack. Said venue will sell a choice of wraps from Lamb Shawarma – marinated lamb with onion to Soujoc – charcoal grilled Lebanese sausage and salad. There will also be a range of mezze to share alongside dips and salads to eat onsite or take away. Punters can eat al fresco on rugs and cushions – but there are also tables for the faint-hearted. Cocktail highlights include Lama – gin, Chambord liqueur, fresh raspberries, lemon and pomegranate juice and also the Beiruti Mule – […]

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The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party

Selfridges has just reopened its legendary roof to launch its Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party, as part of the Big British Bang, the store’s all-encompassing creative homage to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics The store’s roof has been transformed into a Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory meets Alice in Wonderland hybrid with the launch of a crazy golf like no other and an award-winning organic café for the highest British afternoon tea on Oxford Street. The 200 giant tree-lined, 9-hole, 2,530sqft crazy golf course is designed by British jellymongers and food architects extraordinaire Bompas & Parr. Revisiting the […]

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