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  This month Oliver Peyton’s restaurant group, Peyton and Byrne, is launching at the Royal Academy of Arts. Created by Design Research Studio under the direction of Tom Dixon, the new restaurant and bar will be the fourth dining space at the Academy from the group. Says Peyton, “The Royal Academy of Arts is one of London’s oldest and best regarded cultural sites. It is a unique place and to work with living artists is an extraordinary opportunity, which brings a new dimension to what we do. We look forward to bringing high quality British food to all visitors, whether […]

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A little ice music…

If a chilly rear end acquired from spending the best part of an hour on your bottom on the ice rink doesn’t amount to your ideal weekend entertainment, there’s still fun to be had at Somerset House. From today until Sunday, you can enjoy the rather more refined pursuit of a musical concert on the River Terrace. But it’s not any old concert. Ice Music is a unique winter experience featuring live musical performances by acclaimed Norwegian composer and instrumentalist Terje Isungset using instruments crafted from pure ice. We’re talking fragile and ephemeral ice horns, an iceophone and ice percussion […]

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MORI

Amirkhan Mori and Dan Levine started MORI in St John’s Wood just a year ago and quickly followed with a site on Marylebone High Street but the duo aren’t ones to rest on their laurels and have plans for a chain of 10 across the UK and abroad over the next two years. They are kicking off 2011 the way they intend to continue with a new outlet on London’s King’s Road. “We’re delighted that London customers have taken so quickly to our concept of offering quality, healthy food, and see us as a real alternative to expensive Japanese restaurants,” […]

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A Real Winner

You might not know that The Alma was a battle fought in 1854 during the Crimean War. But enough with the history lesson, it’s also a Wandsworth gastropub that’s gone all Shoreditch and opened a seriously chic 23 room boutique hotel. Design-led yet practical rooms have been conceived by the award-winning RDD, each with its own bespoke furniture, textured fabrics and wallpaper by Nina Campbell. No chintz here thank you very much! Factor in delicious posh pub grub from head chef Martin O’Brien, a 24 hour concierge, use of the nearby Esporta Spa and Gym for all guests and B&B […]

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Verru

The Northern European diet is just what the doctor ordered for a new year detox so it’s a good job that new Baltic restaurant, Verru is opening this month on London’s fashionable Marylebone Lane. The establishment marks the first independent venture for executive chef and owner, Andrei Lesment who has cut his teeth in a medley of restaurants worldwide including Pied à Terre and Maze in London. Inspired by his Estonian roots, Lesment has created a menu that merges Baltic and Scandinavian flavours in innovative style. His dishes will include Pan fried red mullet, hop shoots, speck, forest mushrooms and […]

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Grosvenor House sold for 470m

London’s slick Grosvenor House hotel has been sold to an Indian business group for £470m. The iconic property on Park Lane, which is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has been bought by Sahara India after being initially  marketed for £600m. Marriott International has an agreement to operate the five-star, 494-bedroom hotel as a JW Marriott Hotel for 24 years. Sahara India, which plans to add restaurants and a nightclub to the property, said it would manage it jointly with Marriott. Subrata Roy Sahara, chairman of the Sahara Group, said the hotel was a part of the group’s “major […]

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Cross Pollen-ation

We’re still waiting for Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social to make its debut but meanwhile you can always console yourself with a spot of Christmas shopping at Fortnum & Mason for which he has created a series of exclusive chocolates inspired by his constant globe-trotting. The perfect last minute gift for the gallivanting gourmet, we’re talking Dark Chocolate Praline with Orange and Cinnamon, White Chocolate Bonbon with Coconut and Rum, Milk Chocolate Praline with Passion Fruit. and Dark Chocolate Bonbon with Italian Lime and Vodka inspired by Jason’s favourite cocktail the mojito. Jason’s favourite, though, is the Milk Chocolate Bonbon […]

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Monkey business

The Drunken Monkey in Shoreditch is launching The Tea Party Menu, a delicious mix of warming oriental teas, tea-infused cocktails and plenty of cake. Packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, the health-giving properties of teas are myriad and the Monkey’s new range of twelve teas from classic Chinese green tea with freshly picked jasmine petals to Morning Dew with large leaf sencha, sunflower, cornflower and rose petal will be sure to perk you up. Factor in a little extra kick by way of mixologist Cristian Cuevas’ Tea Cocktails and your restoration will be complete. We’re loving his Quince Asian Tea […]

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Spice Market

Talk about drip feeding us information til we're all salivating with expectation. However , newest titbit from the W Hotel's publicity machine is actually more of a mouthful but still guaranteed to leave us hungry for more. Jean-Georges Vongerichten of New York's iconic Spice Market is bringing a sister version to W London. It will be a welcome reprise for the three Michelin-starred Vongerichten. Although he has been credited with "inventing America's answer to nouvelle cuisine" Londoners will be far more likely to associate him with The Berkeley Hotel's much missed Vong restaurant which closed in 2003. And Spice Market […]

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Winners at Sketch

Last minute Christmas shoppers would do well to stop off the at the new pop-up Sketch cafe at the Royal Academy of Arts, the gallery's very fashionable collaboration with Pierre Gagnaire to co-incide with the GSK Contemporary exhibition ' Aware: Art Fashion Identity'. Every week there's £450 worth of Mawi jewellery up for grabs. So, before you dig into your patisserie, check the underside and if you find a golden sticker, it's your lucky day as you can exchange it for a beautiful piece from a selection of necklaces and bracelets from the brand beloved by Alexa Chung and Cheryl […]

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The Henry Root

Aptly named restaurant consultancy, Truffle Hunting, behind the standout Terroirs has turned its attention to Chelsea with brand new Park Walk restaurant and wine bar, The Henry Root. The venue takes its name from the moniker of William Donaldson, the veteran music promoter, hellraiser and raconteur who later re invented himself as satirist and letter writer, Henry Root. Truffle Hunting is a collaboration of industry stalwarts: Nigel Sutcliffe former Director of The Fat Duck, James Mclean, co-owner and executive chef of the Princess Victoria and Jerome Armit former partner at The Bush Bar and Grill. Taking its decor inspiration from […]

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My Major Company

If you’re always hogging the iPod at parties and fancy yourself as an embryo Simon Cowell then MyMajorCompany could be the answer to your prayers. It’s a new record label that lets music fans choose which artist they want to launch, supporting them financially and artistically from the word go, getting involved at every stage throughout their development and retaining a share of the profits as well. Unlike other artist investment sites, users will not be required to trawl through thousands of bands nor will the total investment be used for an unspecified purpose. MyMajorCompany has its own A&R department […]

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