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Beer and Cheese at The Bull

Beer and cheese go well together, don’t they? Head down to The Bull in Highgate this November to discover the true wonders of their culinary marriage. Wheat beer traditionalists, Schneider, have teamed up with the Swiss family-owned Jumi Cheese, to create a one-off beer and cheese tasting session on 28th November. The event runs from 7-9pm. One of the matches being wheeled out? …’Belper Knolle’ (dried cream cheese with Himalayan salt and garlic coated in black pepper) with Schneider’s iconic Weisse beer. But if you want to know more about what you’re eating and drinking, Susanne Hecht from Schneider and Hansueli Preisig of […]

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Delia Day

Who doesn’t like to know that Delia’s always on hand to help at Christmas? Well, such is Delia Smith’s culinary influence and widespread comfort, that Waitrose – whose ‘Delia’s Classic Christmas Cake Prepared Ingredients box’ have already sold 97% profit on last year – have declared that this Sunday will be ‘Delia Day’. The silver box of goodies contains all the dry ingredients (dried fruit mix pre-soaked in brandy, soft dark brown sugar, flour, chopped almonds, black treacle and mixed spice with nutmeg) needed to make the Classic Christmas Cake…. so what are you waiting for? Everything is pre-prepared inside, correct […]

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The Angel & Crown

They already have the keys to The Cagodan Arms, The Botanist and The Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, but it was always going to be hard dissuading brothers and partners Tom and Ed Martin from opening more of the same thing. So it comes with little surprise that the ETM Group owners, the company which oversees operations at the afore-mentioned venues (and a few more, at that), have decided to add another string to their bow. Though perhaps ‘empire’, would be more apt. For in the very near future, the brothers will be launching another public house, The Angel & Crown […]

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Free Oysters at Loch Fyne Restaurants

To celebrate its 21st birthday, Loch Fyne Restaurants is offering 21 year olds a taste of the good life, with an invitation to come in and enjoy a free oyster. Loch Fyne is internationally renowned for its irresistible oysters which are in demand all over the world. The group’s Managing Director, Liz Williams, wants to give youngsters ‘coming of age’ the opportunity to taste their first oyster at one of its 42 Loch Fyne restaurants across the country. Liz Williams, said: “Not many young people have tried oysters by the time they turn 21 and many assume they won’t like […]

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Eyeskate

Fancy perfecting your pirouettes in the shadow of the capital’s iconic London Eye? Well the EDF Energy London Eye is reprising the popular Eyeskate and the rink opens tomorrow 18 November with a breathtaking free performance of The Nutcracker on Ice choreographed and performed by the National Ice Skating Association. But if you think you can do better, the Eye will host a Spectacular Skate-Off on Sunday 4 December, a free-to-enter competition for budding skaters with the winner being crowned the London Eye’s ice-skating champion. Everyone’s a winner though as all those taking part will receive a complimentary ticket to […]

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A Repetto Christmas

Quite soon, it’ll be hard to get away from Christmas decorations. But if you’re saving yourself for something really magical, we suggest you head to the French city of Bordeaux. At the heart of L’Orangerie inside The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux and Spa, a sensational Christmas tree – decorated with pink and black satin ballet shoes and golden medals – will be erected. It is designed by Repetto, the world-renowned French ballet shoes company created in the 1940s by Rose Repetto at the request of her son, the dancer Roland Petit. The tree, which will be half an ode to Christmas, […]

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Carmen: A Life in Fashion

London College of Fashion’s brand new Fashion Space Gallery is getting some christening! Today sees the launch of an exhibition documenting the life and work of the world’s most enduring supermodel, Carmen Dell’Orefice. Using photographs from Carmen’s personal archive, the exhibition tells the story of a staggering 66 year career from her modelling debut in 1945 at just 13 years old via some never before publicly exhibited images lensed by the likes of Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson, Horst P Horst and Lillian Bassman. The exhibition has been curated for the Fashion Space Gallery by close friend […]

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Hippodrome Casino

Next spring London is getting a Vegas style make-over with the opening of The Hippodrome Casino Leicester Square in the former theatre-cum-dodgy-nightclub. Set over four floors, the 1800 capacity £35 million venture will combine a restaurant and lounge bar, cocktail bar, dedicated live entertainment space and, of course, serious amounts of both traditional and state-of-the-art electronic gaming. Says British entrepreneur and owner Simon Thomas, “First and foremost, we’re not just about gaming. The Hippodrome Casino is about fun, entertainment, great food and drink in amazing surroundings. And if you want to have a flutter on the tables, then we’ve got […]

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Spiegel Saloon

Hyde Park’s annual Winter Wonderland has its obvious appeals. Yet this year, it’ll be joined by one other must-see/must-visit sight. The Spiegel Saloon – which opens this Friday, 18th November – is a large restaurant, bar and entertainment venue at the heart of the fairground.   It is the only fully-heated and sheltered restaurant within the walls of Winter Wonderland, but its beauty goes beyond that, after all, Spiegel Tents were traditionally travelling ballrooms and entertainment salons that originated in Belgium in the early 19th Century. Winter Wonderland’s structure – made from wood, mirrors and sumptuous red velvet -promises to authentically hark back to that time.   There’s a piano juke […]

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Obika

Love cheese? Well prepare to say ‘formaggio’ because coming soon to Canary Wharf’s Wintergarden is the first standalone London restaurant from Italian favourite, Obikà, brainchild of Bulgari Hotels and Resorts Executive VP, Silvio Ursini. Conceived back in 2004 as the world’s first mozzarella bar, Obikà, meaning “here it is” in Italy’s Neapolitan dialect, boasts ten restaurants in Italy plus worldwide franchises in Istanbul, Tokyo, Toronto, LA and New York. All the mozzarellas served come from PDO areas (Protected Designation of Origin), mainly Piana del Sale and Agro Pontino, and are hand cut and produced exclusively using buffalo milk. Said cheeses […]

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Canary Wharf Ice Rink- Get your skates on!

Returning for its seventh successive season, the Canary Wharf Ice Rink will be buzzing with fun and festivity throughout the coming winter months. Opening on Saturday 12 November, skaters can take to the ice in Canada Square Park beneath the iconic towers of Canary Wharf. Surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and an impressive 200 shops, bars and restaurants offering an array of tempting treats, the rink will once again be the longest running ice rink in the Capital and the perfect addition to a day’s Christmas shopping.   Whether you are looking for a picturesque glide under starry skies, expert […]

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Dirty Martini

Covent Garden success story Dirty Martini is heading west this month with the launch of a brand new sister venue in Hanover Square a stone’s throw from the Condé Nast engine room. As one might expect, martinis feature heavily on the menu – all of which are made to order – and star turns include the Hey-Berry Martini – Zubrovka vodka and Chambord shaken with fresh raspberries, mint and pressed apple juice and the Chocolate Martini – Absolut vanilla vodka, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and crème de cacao shaken with cream and cocoa. However, that’s just the tip of the ice-cube. […]

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