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Coco di Mama

    Workers in the City’s Square Mile now have a brand new lunch spot to love. Enter Coco di Mama (a play on the Italian for ‘Mama’s boy’), a 20 seat venue combining the finest Italian ingredients and offering a fresh alternative to humdrum high street sandwiches, soups and wraps. Amid a sea of cheerful red and white gingham table cloths and take out bags to match, we’re talking freshly prepared Al Bronzo pasta from Sicily with homemade sauce. It’s been slowly drawn through bronze dies to create the tiny ridges for sauces such as fiery arrabiatta or decadent […]

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Teapots to Tapestries

Starting today  is a new free exhibition at Piccadilly’s celebrated Fortnum & Mason. Teapots to Tapestries will highlight and champion traditional skills still prevailing today and will be showcased on the first floor of the store until 29 July. Building on the success of its Handmade exhibition of last year and the emporiums’ support for small independent producers, Fortnum’s invites visitors on a journey into the world of traditional craftsmanship, in which skilled artisans display exquisite works of art in porcelain, glass and fabric and where you can meet master technicians in book binding to embroidery at special throughout the […]

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The Dorchester

The Grill at The Dorchester, fronted by renowned head chef Brian Hughson demonstrated a master class in understated, tasteful and highly satisfying modern British cuisine. The décor might resemble a kind of design lovechild between Liberace and William Wallace, but underneath the slightly garish exterior lays a restaurant, and head chef, at the very top of their game. As we were guided through the tasting menu it became increasingly clear that extraordinary care and attention had been put in to creating the plethora of delicate flavours and combinations that adorned each and every one of the eight courses that were […]

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Return of the Cod

Having closed for a refurb in the middle of last month, we are happy to announce the grand re-opening of Chelsea institution, The Admiral Codrington on Monday celebrating the venue’s 10 year heritage and tradition. In addition to a spruced up new appearance, guests can look forward to a brand new menu from head chef, Fred Smith whose wealth of experience in popular London pubs includes The Brown Dog where he won Time Out gastropub of the year and more recently The Duke of Wellington which he opened as head chef. New dishes will include Triple cheese melt with cup […]

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Dishoom Chowpatty Beach

If an old Bombay Café opened up on a beach, give or take a mild acid trip, the result would be Dishoom Chowpatty Beach. From tomorrow, Dishoom is taking a summer holiday to the Southbank as part of Centre’s Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Dishoom Chowpatty Beach bar is just the place to kick off your flip flops and tuck into tasty Bombay food and sip summer tipples. Factor in 48 tonnes of sand and an exciting schedule of  impromptu, unplugged gigs it’s sure to be a hot ticket. Constructed in the spirit of jugaad (Hindi for ‘making […]

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Playboy Club London

In its heyday, it was the setting for some of the capital's most outrageously decadent parties. But after an absence of nearly three decades, and in what will undoubtedly spark a frenzied dusting down of floor-length velvet gowns and silk pink bunny ears, this summer, the Playboy Club makes its return to London. Situated just a few thousand metres from its first home, the 7000 sq ft Old Park Lane venue will pay great homage to its infamous former guise. Housing a lounge, a restaurant and a member's club area, it will also have its own 'salle privee' casino, in […]

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Mulberry: A Chic Read

The BIG birthdays in life are always a little hard to handle. But trust Mulberry to embrace its heritage upon its 40th year in sparkling business and take the opportunity to release a book that encapsulates and celebrates its glorious achievements. The brand has never been quite so in-demand. Thanks to young Brit fashion icons like Alexa, the leather goods label has been gifted the chance to rejuvenate its collections, and is now a staple on the fashion week roster. The book is a comfortingly heavy tome, racking up 480 pages of mainly captionless images that allow the products and […]

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Relaunch of Great Eastern Dining Room

Will Ricker’s Great Eastern Dining Room has just reopened with an exciting new menu and a brand new look by Martin Brudnizki Studio. The relaunch marks the start of an exciting new era for the popular pan-Asian restaurant and bar. Design courtesy of Martin Brudnizki Studio, behind the Dean Street Townhouse and Soho Beach House Miami, features new lighting and elegant antique mirrors on the walls of the dining room while the Ricker signature white table covers and dark wood furniture remain a given. The next door bar, will have a vintage lounge feel with 1950’s design accents, deep velvet […]

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Tom’s Terrace

This week sees the re-opening of Tom’s Terrace at Somerset House, Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens’ seasonal foray into London’s al fresco bar scene. Last year The Terrace was named “Best place to eat al fresco in Britain” by The Times panel of critics and the No.1 “Place to eat al fresco in London” by the Evening Standard’s Charles Campion so we’re delighted to welcome its reprise. Prepare to chill out underneath a stylish canopy in the stunning surrounds of Somerset House with views across the river Thames. With an informal but elegant setting, Tom’s Terrace will be hosting DJ nights […]

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Night of the Renaissance

The National Gallery is embracing all things Renaissance this season, culminating in Renaissance Night this Friday evening as part of the Museums at Night series. It promises a late-night extravaganza for fans and families as the Renaissance is brought atmospherically to life. Start the evening with a guided tour of the current collection, featuring one of the most accomplished artists of the period Jan Gosseart. Follow with a family session on Mystery Magic Stories, guaranteed to thrill the younger members of the gang and led by performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton. Express your artistic inner being with an exclusive Talk […]

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Alphabet City

This spring the Alphabet Group is set to unveil a collection of relaxed and stylish new members' bars: Battery Club in Canary Wharf, Gresham Club in Bank and Alphabet City at the O2, all promising unparalleled members' benefits and access to the capital's most anticipated live events. The Alphabet Group collection is a new collaboration with award-winning bar and restaurant design team Mango: "We've put our hearts in to creating a collection of destination venues that exude warmth, character and style and we're confident our members are going to enjoy them right now and for a long time to come," […]

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The Audrey Collection

Renowned London venue Proud will be hosting an exhibition by Bob Willoughby in the coming month, based on the absurdly glamorous and beautiful life of Audrey Hepburn. Willoughby was one of the iconic photographers of Hollywood’s golden era, and was commissioned to take a portrait of Hepburn at the start of her legendary career. He became a trusted confidant, and was omnipresent to document the take-off of one of motion picture’s leading ladies. This unique collection of both candids, portraits and rare original prints will be exhibited from 12th May to 26th June at Proud Chelsea in conjunction with the […]

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