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Quaglino’s Hosts Classic Murder Mystery Evenings

Admit it as you watch Lewis/Luther/Miss Marple/Silent Witness (delete as applicable) you think that you could be a detective, you of course guessed who did it, long before the others had a clue. So, put your skills to the test (and your money where your mouth is, because you can’t just be all talk) by heading to Quaglino’s for their murder mystery evenings. First up will be the mystery of the Blue Majesty –a diamond of 3,000 carats has been unearthed in an African mine and it’s going to give more than 1,000 diamonds. As you can imagine the shareholders […]

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Hush Open a Riviera Inspired Courtyard

Mayfair restaurant, Hush is turning 18 this year and unlike our WKD, warm beer fuelled parties, they are transporting diners to Cannes, Nice and St Tropez…way to reign on our 18th parade. They are transforming their courtyard into Hush Presents Riviera, a 1920’s Art Deco- inspired terrace. Picture, nautical stripes, lemon trees, vintage bicycles, fresh white table clothes and hurricane lamps filled with shells and candles. The perfect setting for your summer. Whereas our 18th probably ended with a dirty kebab, Hush will be serving up a menu of fresh French bread with sundried tomato tapenade and slow roasted tomato […]

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13 of The Best Places for Ice Cream

With all of this sunshine, British people are in desperate need of a cool treat. The go-to snack of the summer is, of course, none other than ice cream. London has the best ice cream to offer with interesting flavours and concepts popping up all the time, here is our guide to the best places for ice cream in the capital. Bombay Bustle What: Indian Sundae Bar Why: Indian ice cream- unfamiliar? Well, here is your chance to expand your sweet tooth. Head to Bombay Bustle in Mayfair for their brand new sundae and dessert bar and discover a menu […]

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Openings & Launches

Raymond Blanc Opens Brasserie Blanc Fulham Reach

2017 is a big year for acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc, not only does it mark 21 years of the first Brasserie Blanc but he has also just opened Brasserie Blanc in Fulham Reach by Hammersmith Bridge. The menu will keep things classic with hearty French dishes inspired by Raymond’s childhood, including the likes of trout gravadlax with Dijon mustard and lemon crème fraiche, will feature alongside duck leg confit with black cherry sauce; and the new chocolate delice with Kirsch. The wine list will focus, naturally, on French grapes but there will also be global wines including Brasserie Blanc’s own […]

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COYA Mayfair’s Bottomless Brunch

What? Going to restaurants isn’t just about eating, it’s also one of the best places to people watch, attracting the crowds that want to see and want to be seen, Park Lane’s Peruvian restaurant, COYA Mayfair is one of the best places for this sport and it has recently launched a bottomless brunch. New? COYA Mayfair opened back in November of 2012 but the brunch launched earlier this year at the start of April Where? COYA Mayfair, 118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7NW, www.coyarestaurant.com On the Menu: Created by Executive Chef, Sanjay Dwivedi, the menu isn’t a Peruvian take on brunch classics, nor […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Connaught’s Painting Masterclasses

You might always say you’re going to discover your artistic side, but how about you take it a little bit further than just simply a paintbrush and a mediocre view this time? This summer The Connaught is offering a series of outdoor painting masterclasses in collaboration with  Chelsea art store Green & Stone and distinguished British artist Alex Fowler, the man behind paintings of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes. Fowler will be putting down the paintbrush and taking hand at teaching as he conducts a three hour masterclass with his essential art tips and tricks. Green and Stone will be providing […]

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Dine 100ft Above London

Warning – if you don’t like heights, then stop reading now. Do like heights? Let’s continue, arguably the most extreme pop-up, London in the Sky is returning next month for a two week feast in the sky. Coming to a new Chelsea site from the 19th -30th July, the pop-up will see different chefs and mixologists showcasing their culinary talents and quite literally reaching new heights – you’ll be sat around a table, 100 ft in the sky. We’ll just let that sink in, 100 ft, so if you get dizzy you might want to sit this one out, but […]

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Guides

7 Top Restaurants for Picnics

British summertime often conjures up thoughts of picnics and Pimms, indeed, with the ever looming threat of rain, us Brits will jump at the chance to dine al fresco. As of last week, Britain has been celebrating National Picnic Week…but if you don’t want to be lugging warm soggy sandwiches around from home (trust us, you really don’t), take your pick from our favourite hampers below:

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The Churchill Bar Launches their Summer Chartwell Terrace

What: The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill has partnered with the National Trust’s Chartwell with the aim of bringing the gardens of Sir Winston Churchill’s family home to the centre of London. New? The terrace enjoyed a summer make-over in May and will run until the end of October 2017. Where? Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, 30 Portman Square, Marylebone W1H 7BH www.londonchurchill.regency.hyatt.com On the Menu: Although the food here is delicious the terrace is mostly focused towards their drinks which makes sense seeing as it is joined to the hotel’s bar. Each of the five new summer cocktails has been designed […]

Culture

Secret Underground Museum Opens to the Public

If you haven’t seen our guide to London’s Secret Underground Venues then you’re in the minority. It’s one of of our most popular pieces to date – it seems being ground level just isn’t cool enough any more, instead drinking, eating and culture should take place below the streets. One of London’s busiest rail networks is about to be unearthed and opened to the public. A series of Victorian tunnels stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel may not seem like the type of place you want to while away the hours, but with temperatures soaring it might be quite nice to escape […]

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Little Bird finds a Second Place to Nest

What: Little Bird Chiswick welcomes a sister venue on the popular Battersea Rise. New? The eclectic bar and restaurant opened the end of May becoming the 5th venue from acclaimed restaurateur Lorraine Angliss. Where? 1 Battersea Rise, Battersea SW11 1HG www.littlebirdrestaurants.com On the menu: Little Bird serves Asian-inspired cuisine with a Mediterranean twist prepared by Head Chef, Ricardo Villar, who worked previously at The Petersham Hotel and will receive guidance from critically acclaimed Head Chef Nick Marfe. First Impressions: Humidity was reaching its peak on the day we went so the doors of Little Bird were swung open leading onto the decking area […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

21 of the Best Restaurants for Meat

Vegetarians and vegans divert your eyes now, this guide is about all things meat; where to get the best ribs, steaks, and barbecue. London’s vegetarian and vegan food scene is definitely going, but it’s still at the top of its game when it comes to restaurants that serve up top quality hunks of meat. These are 19 of the best restaurants for meat…

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