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Michael Nadra

This Chocolate Week will see London throwing up all sorts of cannot-refuse surprises. But have you heard about what's happening at Michael Nadra? At both restaurants (one in Primrose Hill, one in Chiswick), there are a handful of limited edition (naturally…) chocolate creations waiting for you.  Try the Passion fruit chocolate fondant with basil and white chocolate ice cream, or what about, the Windsor Estate fallow venison with root vegetable rosti, cavolo nero and chocolate sauce? There's also a Chocolate Caramel Martini (pictured) – but that's only if you feel you can squeeze in any more chocolate post-meal.  Michael Nadra, […]

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Guest Chefs at The Modern Pantry

If you thought Anna Hansen's food at The Modern Pantry was delicious, you most certainly have another thing coming. For Hansen is welcoming the renowned Persian chef Sabrina Ghayour into her kitchen, to celebrate and help co-host a series of dinners throughout the next two months. For 'Passage to Persia', the vivacious Ghayour has chosen four different chefs from diverse backgrounds to create four one-off evenings at the Clerkenwell restaurant. Each dinner will see the chosen chef offer his/her interpretation of Persian cuisine. Sabrina and Anna will join each chef in the kitchen to prepare their specially-devised four course menu […]

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Shaken & Stirred

Tomorrow sees the launch of a new variety show at Floridita combining live music, dance, burlesque and glamour. Zak Black, CEO and Producer of Verve Couture Bespoke Entertainment will headline the show with his heart warming ballads and up-beat, high-octane performances. Joining in the fun is a host of some of the West End’s most talented performers, including singer and all-round entertainer Frances Leak from the musical, Footloose, songstress and burlesque performer, Laura Nadia Hunt and opera diva, Allison Langer who will wow the audience with her big voice, big ball gowns and big hair! Performers will not be restricted […]

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Baroque

  Party lynchpin Gerry Calabrese is launching Baroque, a brand new venue within Park Lane’s Playboy club. He calls it “a unique drinking experience which you just won’t get anywhere else in London.” Its USP? The most extensive vintage Champagne list in Europe of course! Having undergone an extensive refurbishment by CID Interiors, theatrical and flamboyant décor sees a colour scheme of gold, ruby red and magenta alongside heavy drapes, Louis XIV chairs, cabaret-style tables and antique mirrors. But back to the Champagne. Guests can pre-order bespoke Champagne towers – a vintage art form which Gerry feels has been sadly […]

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Paper and Cup

Today sees the opening of Paper and Cup – a small but perfectly formed coffee-book shop in Shoreditch’s Calvert Avenue. Expect cakes, pastries and great savoury food too. Some cakes will be baked by local well known people on a regular basis and almost all of the food and drink on offer is sourced from local suppliers. The bread comes from Flour Station, a bakery which started in the basement of Jamie Oliver’s ‘fifteen’ and now sells at markets across London. Try Tortano, where potato and honey are added to the bread to create amazing depth of flavours. Teas come […]

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Outlaw’s Seafood & Grill

Cornish chef Nathan Outlaw is coming to town to launch his Outlaw's Seafood & Grill at The Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. The restaurant reflect elements of Outlaw’s Seafood & Grill in Rock, Cornwall, the more informal of his two restaurants in the town, where he also has the two-Michelin starred, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Outlaw will divide his time between Cornwall and London, the kitchen overseen by head chef Pete Biggs, who has worked alongside Outlaw for ten years. The menu will focus on ecologically sound Cornish seafood and sustainable catches from elsewhere in the UK. There will also be a […]

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Downton Abbey at Grosvenor House

You've probably already become rather engrossed in Season 3 of ITV hit drama, Downton Abbey. But to heighten your viewing enjoyment a little more, Grosvenor House has put on a lovely spead worthy of the Dowager Countess of Grantham's compliments. It's an afternoon tea that is currently bewitching all Downton fans – and it still has months and months to run. Enjoy the 'upstairs' Smoked Salmon Pin Wheels or the 'downstairs' Scones, Lemon Curd and Bread Pudding. Though naturally, you can have both. Otherwise, there are Lady Mary's Madeleines and Matthew Crawley's dish of Honey Roast Ham with English Mustard […]

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We love Victoria Sponge

'We Love Victoria Sponge' is the interesting – and rather delicious – afternoon tea choice at The National Cafe, the Restaurant at the Royal Academy and The National Dining Rooms at the moment. We thought you'd like to know.  There's tea for two and a delectable heart-shaped Victoria sponge cake to share for a cool £10, between 3 and 5pm every day at the Peyton and Byrne restaurants. If you like the cake, don't forget to check out Peyton and Byrne's bakeries sitatuated around London (Kew, St Pancras, etc), as there's always a stomach-rumbling array of hot pies, biscuits, tarts […]

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Roti Chai’s Chaat Shack & Bar

From today til Sunday 30th September London’s Indian Street Kitchen ROTI CHAI will be popping up in the Southbank Festival Village. In association with the UK’s premier classical Indian music festival DARBAR at the Southbank Centre, ROTI CHAI has been invited to help celebrate this musical series. ROTI CHAI’S CHAAT SHACK AND BAR will serve classic Indian street snacks including its famous Bhel Puri. The chilled out bar will offer an eclectic drinking den with signature serves including the Lychee Teapot Martini and Pushkar Pimms. Roti Chai’s Chaat Shack & Bar, Festival Village, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XZ […]

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Love & Liquor

Latest project from The Colombo Group (Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, The Blues Kitchen, The Nest) comes Love & Liquor, newly opened on Kilburn High Road. Love & Liquor is a stylish late-night cocktail bar and club inspired by the lounges of Williamsburg and Brooklyn of NYC and promising stripped back, warehouse style décor, classic 1920’s cocktails and just a hint of hedonism. Exposed brickwork and metal pipe-work lend an industrial feel to the place, alongside quirky installations from artist Alex Randall including a neon-wired eye, silk stretched drum lights and a flock of taxidermy pigeons. There’s also a […]

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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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