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House of Wolf

As the nights close in, take solace with London’s newest supperclub, House of Wolf. Located in one of Islington’s earliest listed music halls, the three-storey Victorian lair promises experimental dining, drinking, art and live entertainment all under one roof. Food will be served in the Attic Room and the Parlour and comes courtesy of monthly pop-up chef residences – first up its food artist Caroline Hobkinson in collaboration with Professor Charles Spence with a five‐course multi-sensory menu – while elixirs will be served in the Apothecary Bar – or you can just kick back in the Wolf Den or Music […]

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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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Cantina Laredo

It's Chocolate Week next week, and no, you're not going to be getting off that lightly. Head down to Cantina Laredo from 8th – 14th October to indulge in your passion for chocolate – they have quite the treat in store. The modern-styled Mexican restaurant is launching a new sweet and savoury 'Menu De Chocolate'. Choose between two and three course menus: (£19.95 and £24.95, respectively). Among the stomach-rumbling options? Enchiladas de Mole, Camarones con Salsa, and last but not least, the dish that will ultimately prove to be most people's Achilles Heel, the Chocolate Fondant with Tequila Ice Cream. […]

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Chinoiserie loves Paris

Master patissier Eric Lanlard pays homage to the French capital at Jumeirah Carlton as he unveils his new ‘I Love Paris’ afternoon tea. The menu, inspired by Lanlard’s favourite city, is the third instalment in the ‘Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard’ series. Taking its cue from Paris’ iconic Grandes Patisseries and their unmistakeable aromas, the experience begins with savoury delights such as brioche filled with pâté de foie gras, lemon and poppy seed smoked salmon macaroon and mini quiche Lorraine followed by cakes and pastries including Le Magnum, a dark chocolate mousse based on the famous ice cream, and Crème […]

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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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Bounce

Adam Breeden, co-founder of All Star Lanes is set to do for ping pong what the All Star did for bowling with Bonce, Europe’s first purpose built Social Ping Pong Club. The £2.5m flagship venue designed by Russell Sage (The Zetter Townhouse, The Hospital Club, The Savoy) is built on the very site where table tennis was invented by Jaques & Son in 1901and promises to deliver a new kind of night with table tennis, cocktails, dining and eclectic beats. Bounce will offer Londoners the chance to experience the game of table tennis afresh – in a 12,500 square foot […]

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ABSOLUTly Unique

ABSOLUT vodka is once more pushing the boundaries with its latest bottle design. Using a radical production process, each the four million bottles of ABSOLUT UNIQUE created is a one-of-a-kind work of art. We hear that the production required a complex interaction of human and mechanical elements together with a carefully orchestrated randomness. This constituted splash guns and colour-generating machines along with complex coating, pattern and placement algorithms programmed in to ensure that no two bottles would be alike. 35 different colours were used and 51 pattern types were applied to the bottles – each of which bears its own […]

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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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Bitter Sweet

The arrival today of new cocktail bar and members club, Bitter Sweet, in Kingly Court signals a fresh approach to a night out in Soho. Previously the iconic Kingly Club and before that the Pinstripe Club, the venue has played host to glamorous clientele, from Carey Grant to Audrey Hepburn. Bitter Sweet comes from the team behind award winning London cocktail bar Dirty Martini and its bespoke cocktail menu includes an exciting range of both bitter and sweet cocktails, as well as an extensive range of signature cocktails. Bitter Sweet is part of the CG Restaurants which also operates Fire & […]

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Friday Night Socials

Far from just bringing his well-established inimtable flair to the restaurant world, Oliver Peyton, famous for transforming dining in London, is launching a new creative project: Friday night's at The National Cafe'. From 28th September, the restaurant, owend by Peyton's Peyton & Byrne, will open its doors and welcome anyone within the creative or food industries, to enjoy an evening of sumptuous food and brilliant conversation. Anyone with anything interesting to say is welcome to take the floor. Peyton says, "The National Gallery is an amazing space and I want to use it to create a convivial experience that unites […]

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