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BLOOM: Soho Strawberry Fields

There's no doubt about it: we have to support British Farmers. And here's a great way to do it …. BLOOM London Dry Gin – stocked at Harvey Nichols, Waitrose and various specialist retailers – are launching a pop-up Pick Your Own experience in Soho this week.  From this Wednesday, until Friday 13th July, there will be rows upon rows of strawberries lined up on Beak Street ready to be picked by any one who is keen to bend down and take part in this quintessentially British pastime. The aim? To support the numerous Pick Your Own farms scattered across […]

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The World Food Marathon at Andaz Liverpool Street

Everyone's getting in the Olympic spirit, and Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel is, too. In these run-up days, the hotel's resident chefs are offering up a daily dish representing one of the 26 countries they're randomly chosen from a hat to be a part of World Food Marathon. Among the many quintessentially local dishes to select from, Australian Mango Pavlove and lamingtons, Polish Golabki and Frikandel Zuppa from Latvia, Chicken and Pork Adobo from the Philippines, Hungarian Goulash, Pulpo a la Gallega from Spain, Toblerone Mousse from Switzerland, Korean Spicy Pork, will be on the menu. With over 80 countries represented […]

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Fly to Ripley

If you're an aviation enthusiast but you can't get yourself to the Farnborough Air Show this month because you're stuck at work in London, there may be an alternative for you. Head to Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Piccadilly Circus… and you'll see why: there's an aviation theme this summer. There are artefacts galore here: a fragment of Amelia's Plane, the Lockheed Electra, discovered following its disappearance in 1937, and on show, there will be the original propeller of a Sopqith Camel Fighter from 1981. This was the plane responsible for over 1000 British air victories in World War […]

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Floridita fetes The Rolling Stones

Floridita in Soho is celebrating fifty years since the first ever Rolling Stones gig at its former incarnation, the Marquee Club, by staging a one-off evening of dining, music and dancing with The Counterfeit Stones. On Thursday 12 July, Floridita will lay on a special edition, sixties-themed three-course-meal accompanied by a jam packed night of entertainment. The Counterfeit Stones consist of Nick Dagger, Keef Rickard and Charlie Mott and Mick Jagger himself has described them as ‘The Most Famous Stones Band in England.’ Expect to eat the best of sixties haute cuisine including prawn cocktail, spit roast Appleton pork loin, […]

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White Horse

Hampstead’s White Horse pub has reopened complete with a brand new makeover and new and exciting Pan-European menu based on sharing dishes and with a particular focus on seasonality and rustic simplicity. The food is modern European in feel – taking traditional cuisine from Britain, France, Italy and Spain and applying an unusual twist. The menu also features less typical cuts of meat which highlight the possibilities highlighting a fresh approach to familiar favourites. New chef, Jozef Barnas (The Albion in Barnsbury and Bumpkin on Westbourne Park Road) uses both provenance and originality as a base from which he creates […]

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Cook with Rowley Leigh

We know Rowley Leigh for the fantastic food he cooks at his Bayswater restaurant, Le Cafe Anglais.  But he's opening his doors soon for something a little bit different – or, to be more precise, to allow us to experience something altogether rather different. A host of well-known and splendid chefs are being invited in to 'Cook with Rowley Leigh over the coming few months. You ought book your spot now so as not to miss the fun and food. Up next is supper club hero James Ramsden on 17th July, swiftly followed by the talents of Florence Knight (picutred), […]

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Cannizaro House, Wimbledon

The Wimbledon Championships will this weekend reach their climax, but that's not to say we don't have a superb handful of days to come yet. To boost your enjoyment of what has frankly been a thrilling one and a half weeks, is the offer the kind people at Cannizaro House, the nearby and splendid country house hotel set in the heart of the very green and pristine Cannizaro Park in SW19, have put on for us all. Until 8th July, for £200 per person, they are suggesting you start your day of tennis with them: enjoy terrace champagne and canapes […]

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Ceviche pops up at Asia de Cuba

Asia de Cuba is opening a pop-up summer ceviche bar in St Martin’s Lane Hotel Front Room featuring some of the restaurant’s favourite dishes. Ceviche creatively blends Spanish, Japanese and local South American influences all found at A de C. The bar's extended ceviche extended menu includes traditional ceviche recipes with modern twists on classic dishes, including Scottish Salmon and Salted Avocado Helado, Curry Kingfish and Passionfruit; Grouper, Seville Orange and Aji Amarillo, and Prawn, Snapper and ‘Confit’ Watermelon. Get further into the spirit of things and sip on a range of classic South American creations and cooling cocktails. Oh […]

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The Chamucos Clubhouse

Lifelong tequila enthusiast, Tom Conran has just launched the new Chamucos Clubhouse downstairs at his Mexican restaurant Crazy Homies in Notting Hill. Named after his new super-premium tequila, Chamucos, the bar is a dedicated tequila lounge. The downstairs bar of Crazy Homies has an infamous past – it’s located on the site of the original restaurant frequented by Christine Keeler, Stephen Ward and Lucky Gordon linked with the Profumo scandal. Chamucos means ‘little devil’ in Mexican and the bar is decorated with Day of The Dead style street art depictions of the devil and a mural of lush Mexican jungle […]

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Gin and Jazz at the Intercontinental

Every third Thursday of the month, at 8pm, the Intercontinental Park Lane takes you back in time to experiences the heady times of the cocktail-swilling, jazz-loving days of the Twenties. And guess what? One of those is coming up rather soon … Gin & Jazz is the night we're talking about, and the next event is taking place on Thursday 19th July – it really ought not to be missed. What is it exactly? Well, it's the exciting combination of two of our most favourite things: smooth jazz and even smoother gin from the award-winning hotel's gin bar (which stocks 35 varieties), […]

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Winterwell’s Wild West

It’s a Winterwell weekend again as the boutique festival sets up shop in the Cotswolds tomorrow. This year’s theme – the Wild West – in the shape of a frontier town complete with saloon, cantina, bordello and jailhouse; cowboys and Indians, frontier folk, dancing girls, bounty hunters, Mexicans, men of God, livestock and of course, the town drunk, all partaking in fancy drinking, fancy dancing and the fancy dress parade on the hillsides lined with prospectors’ gold. Other attractions include a three-course feast, cabaret tent, debating tent, campfires; a night lit woodland trail, sunset chill-out Bar, holistic field and massage […]

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Big Easy Lobsters

Granted, London's hardly a stone's throw from the coast. But there sure are some good Lobsters in this town. Some of the best of these luscious crustaceans are in Chelsea, at the Big Easy, in fact. If you haven't yet tried them there… or even, tried out the restaurant, the ever-fun crabshack, fit with gargantuan-sized portions of ribs, fries, shrimp and live music to accompany it all, now's the time to go. After all, Big Easy are going now offering two pounds of prime Maine Lobster for £19.50 – it all comes with fries, a salad and a beer. Guess […]

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