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Don Buri at aqua kyoto

Upgrade your lunchtime sandwich with a visit to aqua kyoto five floors above Oxford Circus. During the week, you can now feast on a premium three course Japanese set menu for all of £12.50. Aaqua kyoto’s new gourmet Don Buri menu has been created by head chef Jordan Sclare with a set menu of 5 Don Buri bowls such as Salmon sashimi with Ikura Don Buri or Udon noodle soup with braised pork or Tempura prawns. The bowls will change bi-monthly and will be served with mini entrées such as Baby squid and seasonal vegetables, Japanese pickles and Miso soup […]

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Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

  In a fitting tribute to its number 1 customer, Fortnum & Mason recently decked its halls and windows with a beautiful range of food, drink and memorabilia in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Now, the famous grocer is dedicating one of its elegant tea rooms to the 2012 celebrations – the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, designed by David Collins – opening on April 1st. Situated on the fourth floor of the landmark Piccadilly store, the Salon will pay homage to the nation's favourite beverage, which has long been a bestseller at Fortnum's. Experts will be at guests' beck […]

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Go Al Fresco at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

It’s officially British Summer Time and from the middle of next month, the boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in the heart of Belgravia is set to re-open its popular Terrace restaurant – named by the Evening Standard as one of London’s top three al fresco restaurants last year. New for 2012, Terrace will offer Peroni on draught, host a series of early season BBQ masterclasses and serve up a new pizza menu in addition to its seafood, meat and veggie mains. The drinks menu, in conjunction with Pommery Champagne, promises plenty of sparkle with the signature Terrace Breeze – mango juice, […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Launching this Sunday 25 March from noon to 8pm are the Sunday Bloody Sunday sessions at Paradise by way of Kensal Green – the perfect remedy for the night before with good food, drink and a touch of vinyl. The Bloody Mary inspired menu created by head chef Tim Payne is a twist on the classic roast and includes Bloody Mary meatballs, fillet of halibut with buttered spinach and Bloody Mary sauce and Bloody Mary sorbet. You can also mix your own Bloody Mary from vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, crushed black pepper, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, sherry, sea […]

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Openings & Launches

Meter

Launching today is Meter bringing a slice of Italy to Shoreditch’s The CAMP. It will serve pizza by the meter alongside an exciting drinks list and discerning soundtrack from owner and DJ James Priestley behind the long-standing music and art pop-up on City Road. Naples born chef, Valentino Fontana will head up the kitchen. He grew up next door to a pizzeria and has been making pizza for as long as he can remember. His creations will be identified by numbers with ‘Uno’ being tomato, mozzarella and basil and ‘Due’ tomato, anchovies, capers, olives and garlic right up to ‘Nove:’ […]

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Art at Quag’s

Launching today at Quaglino's is an exhibition by award-winning photographer Edward Hopley showcasing highlights from his latest series, ‘Low Pressure'. Edward has spent the last 15 years travelling the world on commissions for clients such as Christie's and Savills. Early projects included ‘The Collection of Diana, The Princess of Wales’ when he photographed her dress collection back in 1997, followed by the ‘Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe’ in 1999. Since then, Edward has worked on many of the major art sales come to market including that of Yves Saint Laurent in 2009 – the biggest in Europe! However, he has […]

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Skylon turns five

Happy fifth birthday to Skylon. Ok so it’s not until June but everyone’s been talking about the Queen’s Jubilee for the last year so we figured it’s never too soon to start broadcasting the celebrations. To mark the anniversary, brilliant head chef Helena Puolakka is preparing a fabulous five course tasting menu  (£59pp) featuring a favourite dish from each of the past five years.  It will be available from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 June and to get the party started Skylon is offering a complimentary glass of Champagne on the Monday for every guest dining from this celebratory menu. […]

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Vinoteca Soho

Brett Woonton, Charlie Young and Elena Ares, the team behind Vinoteca in Farringdon and Marylebone will open their third wine bar, dining room and wine shop in Beak Street next month. Set over two floors, the venue will offer a great value wine list alongside a frequently changing menu of modern British and European dishes. The 300-strong list, with 25 wines available by the glass, will feature a broad variety of interesting and sometimes quirky wines full of character, often sourced from artisan producers, smaller importers or directly from vineyards. Interiors will highlight the building’s original features such as exposed […]

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Paternoster’s Butchery masterclasses

Forget flower arranging and check out Paternoster Chop House’s unique butchery master classes in which master butcher Eddie White and head chef Bruce Wilson will show you the tricks of the trade. Eddie will demonstrate how cuts are taken from the animal and turned into those you know and love while Bruce will show you how to prepare and cook the results! After the demonstration you will be invited to sample the freshly cut organic, free range results in a delicious three course meal. Classes are available at an all-inclusive price of £100pp and consist of tea, coffee or juice […]

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Jaguar Suite at 51 Buckingham Gate

If you love big purring cars, you’re sure to enjoy the Jaguar Suite at Taj Hotel Group’s 51 Buckingham Gate, an exciting collaboration between two TATA owned companies. The super sleek 1,832 square foot, two-bedroom abode alludes to classic and contemporary Jaguar models, from the legendary 1960’s E-type to the state-of-the art C-X75. The design was overseen by Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum and his in-house team. The suite features specially-commissioned auto-inspired artwork and even makes use of the leather, metal, ebony wood paneling and high gloss veneer of the Jag. Small Jaguar wave motifs and Jaguar trapeze detailing accompany […]

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Martin Creed at sketch

Turner prize winning artist Martin Creed has transformed the Gallery at sketch with large scale wall paintings and a redesign of the floor entitled Work No.1343 consisting of zigzagging lines of 96 different types of marble! Pierre Gagnaire has designed a menu to reflect Creed’s mantra “The whole world should be in it” and has sourced ingredients from around the globe including Guinness-poached salmon with dill and lemon gelée and Veal ragout with ginger and green apple. What’s more, every single piece of cutlery, glass, chair and table used for service will be different. Meanwhile, head sommelier Fred Brugues has […]

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Nobu’s Afternoon (Green) Tea

We never had Nobu down as an afternoon tea venue but award-winning executive chef, Mark Edwards, has certainly put pay to that mistake. He’s created his own Japanese style take on the British tradition serving up a selection of savoury Takoyaki (beef and shrimp Japanese fried dumplings) with freshly steamed broccoli, Vanilla trifle (Vanilla custard, with an olive oil sponge soaked in Nobu’s sake with Chantilly cream) and Green tea doughnuts filled with a creamy yuzu curd. Six specialty teas on offer include Vintage white, Nobu green, and Japanese matcha. Afternoon tea is priced at £30pp and runs from 3-5.30pm […]

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