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Mele e Pere

An Italian restaurant co-owned by a chef is a promising start. New Soho trattoria Mele e Pere has been established by entrepreneur Peter Hughes and chef Andrea Mantovani and promises a delicate balance of traditional and modern regional Italian cooking. The Verona born Mantovani has lived in the UK for the past seven years and boasts impeccable credentials including a five year stint at Arbutus with Anthony Demetre in addition to roles at Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons. He has also collaborated with Giorgio Locatelli at Refettorio and worked at Harry’s Bar with Alberico Penati. On the menu you’ll […]

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Chef Season at Benares

Head to Benares Bar, Mayfair, this month .. and you'll get more than you bargained for. Because head chef, the renowned Atul Kochaar is launching Chef Season: when top chefs from some other of the capital's top restaurants come together at Benares to create a series of fusion menus. Some of the guest chef highlights? Well, Anna Hansen, from The Modern Pantry, will be around from 21st February to 5th March wowing the crowds with her talents, as will Richard Corrigan (20th March to 2nd April) and Nigel Haworth, from Northcote, from 3rd May to 16th May. All the chefs […]

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Chip Week with Kerbisher

Oh thank heavens, you say, when you notice Valentine's is nearly over. Well, here's something to look forward to: it's National Chip Week next week! Yes, you read that right, and Nick and Saul of Kerbisher & Malt, renowned as the providers of the finest Fish & Chips around, are offering free bags of their excellent chips to the first ten customers who come through their doors on every day between 21st Feb – 26th). What more of an incentive can there be to scoff to your heart's content?  PS they open at 12pm. www.kerbisher.com  

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Best of British at Bluebird

Celebrate the Best of British (fashion) where it all began on London’s King’s Road. To coincide with London Fashion Week, The Shop at Bluebird is launching an exhibition showcasing seminal images of pivotal moments in British fashion history dating back over 50 years. The images have been hand-picked by fashion magazine O: By Tank and many centre around the King’s Road locale including the opening of Mary Quant’s boutique Bazaar in 1955; Ossie Clark’s show at Chelsea Town Hall and the day in 1977 when Vivienne Westwood’s SEX boutique at World’s End was renamed Seditionaries marking a new era for […]

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Hampers, with love, Kensington Place

Are you staying in this V Day? Well, here's a thought … would you rather not do the cooking yourself? Kensington Place – the revered 24 year-old D&D London restaurant situated on Kensington Church Street – have put together some delicious hampers to relieve you of all kitchen duties on the special day of the 14th. Inside? Find a whole cooked lobster, dressed crab, smoked salmon.. and many more things. More importantly, however, there's a bottle of Prosecco in tow and a chocolate sharing pot. If you opt for the Prosecco hamper, the foodie gift will set you back £49.50, […]

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Pop with Passion

Are you getting bored being told what to do this V Day? Well, there's just at least one more that needs to be mentioned – trust us. In their Soho flagship, Bubbleology are offering a buy-one-get-one-complimentary large Passion Fruit Bubble Tea to all ‘passion-less’ couples. Bubble Tea, is of course, the fruit-infused-tea-based soft drink that is now all the rage ….. Made from addictive Tapioca pearls (which taste a little like sweet gummy bears and contain no fat whatsoever), we're quite sure an oversized transparent glass of fruity tea will be the perfect addition to your V Day…. The teas […]

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Melt into Chocolate

If this Valentine's Day you're looking to say something special (whether that's a compliment or a grovelling apology), you could do a lot than investing in some seriously good chocolate. And here's your chance: at Selfridges this weekend (until Tuesday), the Melt concession store will be holding 'interactive afternoons' for those eager to learn how master chocolatiers, Melt Chocolates, make their beautiful Valentine's Golden Hearts. They're worth sticking around for … after all, the milk chocolate hearts (which come in two sizes and are topped in glistening gold leaf) are available for purchase in pretty box packaging after the mouth-drooling […]

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Beverly Hills Hotel Oscar Menu

Hollywood is hotting up for awards season – and whilst all of the stars are fussing over red carpet couture and penning the perfect acceptance speech, film fans are relaxing – not only at the cinema, but at the luxurious Polo Lounge, where an Oscar Cocktail Menu is making a timely appearance! The Polo Lounge has long been the haunt of the Hills' hallowed residents; located within The Beverly Hills Hotel, it is the epitome of Los Angeles glamour. The Oscar Cocktail Menu features carefully thought out drinks inspired by this year's nine nominees for Best Picture. Enjoyed the silent […]

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Message on a (Moët ) bottle…

If handcuffs and blindfolds aren’t quite your style you can still buy into a little Valentine’s Day naughtiness with Moët & Chandon Rosé. Now although we wouldn’t usually advocate wanton tagging, the label has teamed up with a graffiti artist to tag you – or your loved one – your own personalized bottle of fizz. From tomorrow til 14 Feb you can feel the love at the Moët & Chandon pop-up shop in Covent Garden’s Piazza, play with iPads proffered by Rosé usherettes, experiment customizing your own bottle or just leave it to Moët’s resident pro as let’s face it, […]

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Bissé‘s BAFTA Bubble at The Sanderson

Although many actors might nominate its Red Carpet Facials for the Special Effects category, Natura Bissé is not in line for a BAFTA itself – however, in the run up to Sunday’s ceremony, it’s hosting an exclusive BAFTA suite at The Sanderson Hotel’s Agua Spa to beautify attending celebs and VIPs. Bissé’s Diamond Iced Crystal Facial will be performed from the 99.995% pure air confines of a unique Natura Bissé BUBBLE which serves to maximise the effects of the treatment – not to mention a range of auxiliary actions from hastening physical recovery to improving concentration. Tennis ace Rafael Nadal […]

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