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Marco Pierre White launches Wheeler’s

There’s an ‘r’ in the month so it’s perfect timing for Marco Pierre White to open Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar within the Marriott’s Autograph Collection Threadneedles Hotel following a 20 year absence. The menu, created by MPW and executed by head chef Stephen Smith features traditional classics such as Wheeler’s fish pie alongside a collection of Marco’s favourite dishes including Grilled Dover Sole a la Salamander and Quails Eggs Maintenon. The destination bar will also feature a dedicated oyster bar with a variety of bivalves (posh name for oysters) alongside wines, champagnes and cocktails. The Wheeler’s brand was […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Truffle Week at M Restaurants

Today is not just a rainy, wet March Monday, (even if that’s what it feels like) rather it is also the start of the Truffle Week at M Restaurants. To celebrate the end of the Périgord truffle season, Head Chef, Jarad McCarrol has created a sumptuous bespoke menu with truffle throughout which they’ll be serving at the Threadneedle street restaurant this week. To start you’ll find pan-fried scallops with truffle and cauliflower puree and truffle butter, before moving on to a main-course that is not for the faint-hearted. It’s M signature Blackmore wagyu D rump with truffle pomme puree, caramelised […]

Openings & Launches

Bel-Air: LA comes to Shoreditch

We could all do with a dose of LA sunshine in our lives reckons Bel-Air founder Andrew Bredon and that’s just what he aims to do with his new eatery with its Beverly Hills chic yellow and white striped awning, windowed frontage, timber-lined walls and carrera marble counter. The menu, developed by Damian Currie (Lardo, Zucca and St John), takes its inspiration from California with its light, healthy, dishes low in salt and carbs and free of refined sugar. Start the day with breakfast shots – including the ‘Fresh Prince’ made with fennel, mint, cucumber and ginger or‘Build your own Breakfast’ […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Classic Films and Cocktails at 20th Century Theatre

What are you up to this weekend? Off to the cinema? Off to a bar? How about combining both? Because this weekend 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill is being transformed into a speak easy – you even enter through a hidden door- for a weekend of classic films and cocktails. On Saturday you can sit down to the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail along with a Red Eye cocktail or watch the legend that is Ron Burgundy and the rest of Channel 4 News team in Anchorman with The Sex Panther cocktail.  On Sunday afternoon they’re showing the Goonies […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

6 Top Bars for Dates

We’ve come up with a few of our favourite date venues for you to take that special guy or gal to, that will be sure to create the perfect atmosphere, all is left is for you to get your game face on and woo the pants them off them (metaphorically of course).

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Gin and Jam Afternoon Tea

If there are two things that London loves then it is afternoon tea and gin, so chances are if you pair them then you are going to be on to a real winner. And it just so happens that Hush in Mayfair are launching their Gin and Jam Tea this weekend – so if you’re fan of tea, gin or need a Mother’s Day present then read on. If you didn’t know Hush has its own brand of gin (fancy eh?) exclusively created by Hush’s own Bar Director, Pedro Solorzano and they’ve curated cocktails that reflect the more unusual flavours […]

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The Woodstock: London’s First Japanese Izakaya

Think of a type of restaurant and London probably has it, however obscure. You want cereal? Then it’s Cereal Killer. Want animals? That’s Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium. Apparently what we don’t have is a properly authentic Japanese Izakaya,  well as of 12th March that is to change as London welcomes the first one, The Woodstock. Based on the pubs in Japan which are a pit-stop between work and home (literally translated Izakaya means ‘stay sake shop’) The Woodstock, which is just off Oxford Street, will focus on casual drinking and freshly grilled skewers. And boy do they have a lot […]

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The Berkeley launches new Prêt-à-Portea

Hands up if you’ve been guilty of lusting after designer labels, sneaking into sample sales or getting clothes envy flicking through a magazine? Well if so then we have something sure to tickle your fashion bone,  in celebration of the launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum this week, the Berkeley Hotel has created it’s very own Prêt-à-Portea; a sumptuous afternoon tea inspired by the godfather of British fashion’s most iconic designs. First up, it’s those ‘armdadillo’ shoes made famous by the likes of Lady Gaga. Tuck in to the fancy footwear which has […]

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Joe’s Southern Kitchen Launches 2nd Restaurant

Fans of mac n’cheese, fried chicken and American cocktails listen up: Joe’s Southern Kitchen and Bar is spreading its wings and heading up to Kentish Town for the launch of their second restaurant. You can expect to find the Covent Garden favourites on their menu – we’re talking devilled eggs, gooey corn spoon bread and beef short ribs, but they’ll also have their own signature dish; sweet tea brined fried chicken with lemon salt and Tabasco honey. As you can imagine this isn’t the sort of place that you go if you’re after small portions and silver service, nope this […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mark Hix to host intimate dining experience

Foodies move quickly, as for one night only, celebrated restauranteur Mark Hix will be hosting an intimate dinner for 12 people with his former colleague Anton Edelmann. Anton was a former inspiration to Mark when they worked together and now they are going to be reunited, nearly 20 years later, to cook and discuss how their cooking has evolved. Those of you already familiar with the London food scene will recognise Mark Hix as the chef behind restaurants such as HIX Oyster & Chop House, HIX Soho and HIX at Browns Hotel to name but a few. Anton Edelmann is […]

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