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James Bond at Stoke Park

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond’s first screen appearance in  Dr No, Stoke Park restaurant, Humphry’s head chef, Chris Wheeler, has produced a Bond themed menu which also coincides with the release of the new Bond film Skyfall on the 26 October. The menu is liberally sprinkled with Bond references such as ‘Goldeneye Foie Gras’, ‘Roast Canon of British 007 Lamb’ and ‘For Your Eyes Only Bond Tiramisu’. One of the pudding options consists of (00)7 deserts including ‘Miss Moneypenny’s Warm Cosmopolitan and Chocolate Pudding with Moonraker Ice Cream’ which is of particular interest as it allows Chris […]

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Wahaca

Thomasina Miers’ Wahaca is launching its eighth site on Charlotte Street this weekend with a Mexican deli, a tortaría-takeaway and the UK’s first bar specialising in Mezcal. Oh yes and it’s also introducing a breakfast menu! Throughout the day a Mexican tortaría market shop called Wahacito will be offering a selection of dishes to take away giving keen cooks the chance to pick up hard-to-find Mexican ingredients. Open from 8am it will serve a full breakfast menu available to eat in or to go. You’ll find breakfast burritos with fillings ranging from Brindisa’s chorizo to the vegetarian special of spinach, […]

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The Belgravia Games

The Olympics may be all but over but next month, The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is hosting its own Belgravia Games. The restaurant will be transformed with oversized games and a specially created Sloane’s Gin infused menu. Visitors will be able to while away the afternoon playing favourite childhood games including giant versions of Connect 4, Kerplunk, Jenga and a mega buzz wire after enjoying head chef Martin Gabler boozy fayre. Must-trys include Pan-fried sea bass flambéed in gin with herb butter sauce with basil pesto tomatoes and sautéed spinach and Gin and tonic sorbet served with fresh raspberries. […]

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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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House 19

Exclusive private members’ club Home House is celebrating House 19, the re-launch of the club’s restaurant and bar plus the appointment of a new head chef and exciting new menus. House 19 is the latest addition to the entertaining spaces of No 20, the bars and rooms of No 21, the secret courtyard garden and subterranean night spot, The Vaults. The design by Martin Kemp underlines the club’s ethos of eccentricity and opulent eclecticism. Comfortable dark grey banquettes will welcome guests in to the newly refurbished House 19 Bar where hand-painted charcoal panels complement deep peppermint walls, slipper chairs and […]

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Carluccio’s @ Home

  The new Carluccio’s at home range exclusively for supermarkets is here at last. Over two years in the making, each classic Italian dish has been carefully developed with authentic Italian food, made from scratch using the very best ingredients. The range includes seven layered Lasagne al forno with pancetta and a splash of Chiantiand Risotto di pollo e spinaci  with Arborio rice,  a whole chicken breast and finished with a sprinkling of Grana Padano. There’s also filled pasta such as Medaglioni with fresh spinach and ricotta and Tortelloni filled with mushrooms and ricotta and sauces like gutsy Bolognese and […]

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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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Dukebox

Come September, those feeling the loss of Public can take solace in the opening of Dukebox just off the Fulham Road – boasting a team responsible for some of London’s – and Chelsea’s – most successful venues including, yes, you’ve guessed it, Public, beloved of Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton and Katy Perry. Dukebox which will have a capacity of approximately 250 people, promises to combine a New York warehouse-style interior with eccentric theatrical touches with nods to fantastical and idiosyncratically British design. The overall effect will invoke a grown-up’s playground, celebrating the elements of fun and surprise with nostalgic details […]

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The Aubin Edible Cinema

Following the success of Pan's Labyrinth in May Soho House Group is hosting another Edible Cinema screening at Shoreditch’s The Aubin Cinema on 25th and 26th August, showing 'Spirited Away' – a Japanese animated fantasy coming-of-age drama. Guests will receive a series of numbered 'packages' containing a variety of food, drink and other sensory aids to be experienced throughout the film – all corresponding to events occurring in the story and consuming each package will either mimic the action on screen or enhance the guests' viewing experience! Guests will also be served an imaginative Sapphire Rosato cocktail inspired by the […]

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