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Goode & Wright Review

At first glance, Goode & Wright is in a cracking location on the Portobello Road not from the Electric. The site is small but cosy and the restaurant is styled as a French bistro drawing in a mixed crowd from the Notting Hill area, giving it a fun and relaxed feel.  Already well known as a brunching haunt for hungover weekenders (I hear the chef’s special, Eggs Benedict, is a “must try”), the management team (who also own the site) have been ramping up the dinner menu and will soon be serving cocktails in the evening by the Talented Mr […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Athenaeum launches Cocktail Catwalk Collection

If you ever needed an excuse to visit the elegant 5 star Athenaeum Hotel on Park Lane, the launch of their Cocktail Catwalk Collection must surely be it. In a nod to September’s London Fashion Week SS15, the bar team has created 5 new cocktails with inspiration taken from the patterns, colours and combinations of style that they saw on the catwalk. All of the drinks are served in martini glasses except for my favourite; The Barbara Casasola, a refreshing mix of Cachaça, Martini Bianco, Lime Juice, Sugar, pineapple Juice and Rosemary. All of the drinks should be enjoyed in […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Athenaeum launches Cocktail Catwalk Collection

If you ever needed an excuse to visit the elegant 5 star Athenaeum Hotel on Park Lane, the launch of their Cocktail Catwalk Collection must surely be it. In a nod to September’s London Fashion Week SS15, the bar team has created 5 new cocktails with inspiration taken from the patterns, colours and combinations of style that they saw on the catwalk. All of the drinks are served in martini glasses except for my favourite; The Barbara Casasola, a refreshing mix of Cachaça, Martini Bianco, Lime Juice, Sugar, pineapple Juice and Rosemary. All of the drinks should be enjoyed in […]

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Openings & Launches

The Lobster Kitchen

D H Lawrence once said, “Europe’s the mayonnaise alright, but America supplies good, old lobster.” Fast forward a hundred years and Mr Lawrence’s pronouncement requires some much needed revision with the opening of The Lobster Kitchen on Great Russell Street this week. Yes, crustacean lovers, as of the 28th October, the team at the Lobster Kitchen will be providing the people of London with some good quality lobster equal to (if not better) than the lobster that you’ll find in Maine. Staying true to its name, there will be only one ingredient on the menu. Yes, you’ve guessed it, lobster. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Valentina Fine Foods Review

Valentina Fine Foods is a series of Italian restaurants and delis that has recently launched a new branch in Chiswick, we headed down to check it out. From the street Valentina Fine Foods looks like a café and deli with all kinds of authentic produce lining the walls, it’s only after walking in that you realise a smart restaurant sits at the back. Even further back is the open plan kitchen which serves classic Italian dishes, check your table for the list of changing specials which aren’t on the menu. The specials when we went were Mussels to start, served […]

Openings & Launches

The Cavendish

Marylebone: home to Sherlock Holmes, A- list celebrities and now a brand new contemporary European restaurant, The Cavendish. The restaurant which opens its door this week, houses a 1940s gentleman clubs interior designed by the team behind Tom’s Kitchen, The Botanist and Copita.   The new restaurant doesn’t just look the part, the food is also set to live up to expectations and with Alfonso Lillo Fas heading it up this is no surprise. For all those that don’t already know, Fas was trained at El Bulli and was also a finalist on the Spanish equivalent of Masterchef. There will […]

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Gaucho’s Seven Days of Gin

Cocktail week may be well and truly over but that doesn’t mean all cocktail frivolities have departed the capital, continuing London’s love affair of gin, Gaucho restaurants will host Seven Days of Gin. Taking place across all the London Gaucho restaurants, a series of events will be hosted to celebrate the traditional spirit from masterclasses to gin tastings to complimentary talks on the modern history of London’s love of gin. There will also be a Tanqueray Gin-pairing four course dinner with dishes like Gaucho’s famous ceviche and steak, each paired with a different gin or gin cocktail from Tanqueray. On the […]

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Spice Market, Sushi Bar Review

Almost equidistant from the tourist hot spots that are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus and located just seconds away from the bright lights of Chinatown, lies Spice Market. Having heard it described as an upmarket South Asian restaurant, walking into the establishment, it certainly seemed to fit the bill. Furnished in a dark wood with golden low lighting, the interior appears to glow and the multitude of glass and mirrored surfaces adds to the twinkling effect. It was busy, especially so for a Wednesday night, with a number of diners and a few drinking parties enjoying the music played by […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Spice Market, Sushi Bar Review

Almost equidistant from the tourist hot spots that are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus and located just seconds away from the bright lights of Chinatown, lies Spice Market. Having heard it described as an upmarket South Asian restaurant, walking into the establishment, it certainly seemed to fit the bill. Furnished in a dark wood with golden low lighting, the interior appears to glow and the multitude of glass and mirrored surfaces adds to the twinkling effect. It was busy, especially so for a Wednesday night, with a number of diners and a few drinking parties enjoying the music played by […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

B.Y.O.C Lands in Camden

Adding a touch of glamour to the somewhat dowdy proceedings that BYOB evokes, B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Cocktail) has landed in Camden ready to ignite some spark into the underground drinking world. Yes, you North Londoners can finally get involved in the action of B.Y.O.C, the drinking club that allows you to bring a bottle of your favourite tipple to be mixed up into a delicious cocktail by a team of master mixologists. Abandoning the concept of your standard cocktail menu, the choice of drinks available is literally endless and whilst having no guide might be daunting, it is also […]

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