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Piccola Cucina

With outposts in New York, Miami and Ibiza, Piccola Cucina also boasts something of a celebrity following. Michael Bublé. Check. Vince Vaughan. Check. Adam Sandler. Check. And now it’s brought its intimate Sicilian chic to Notting hill in the shape of a stucco-clad house decorated with hand-made tiles and locally-crafted dressers.  In charge of making it happen over here is Italian restaurateur Andrea Reitano, whose debut Italian  restaurant in the UK, Mayfair’s Assunte Madre, opened earlier this year to much critical acclaim – not least the Financial Times! Expect fresh ingredients delivered daily from with Sicilian, Italian and Mediterranean specialties […]

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Eric Lanlard comes to Paradise

‘For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen, Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.’ These last two lines of G.K Chesterton’s poem, ‘The rolling English road’ which aptly is about Chesterton’s fear of prohibition being introduced in England, are also the inspiration for the gastro pub Paradise by way of Kensal Green see you learn something new every day. Anyway moving on from our poetry lesson, there are now  even finer things to be seen at Paradise by way of Kensal Green as they start their next collaboration. Following on […]

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House of Ho Rock’n’Roll Brunch

Situated in the heart of Soho is House of Ho, a modern Vietnamese restaurant, that has recently launched 'Bobby's Rock 'n' Roll Brunch' thusly named after head-chef Bobby Chinn. The brunch kicks off in rock’n’roll style with a Lychee Bellini and edamame beans and crackers for the table. Guests are invited to choose from the £29 or £36 (per person) option, the latter offers extra dishes like the Shaking Beef, which was comparable to grilled peppery chunks of steak and was delicious. The £36 menu also includes dessert and cocktails like the Yum Rum Dragon, a tropically decorated concoction of […]

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House of Ho Rock’n’Roll Brunch

Situated in the heart of Soho is House of Ho, a modern Vietnamese restaurant, that has recently launched 'Bobby's Rock 'n' Roll Brunch' thusly named after head-chef Bobby Chinn. The brunch kicks off in rock’n’roll style with a Lychee Bellini and edamame beans and crackers for the table. Guests are invited to choose from the £29 or £36 (per person) option, the latter offers extra dishes like the Shaking Beef, which was comparable to grilled peppery chunks of steak and was delicious. The £36 menu also includes dessert and cocktails like the Yum Rum Dragon, a tropically decorated concoction of […]

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The Meat Co Review

As you may have guessed from the name, The Meat Co is a restaurant whose expertise lies in all things carnivore friendly with an impressive menu of steaks, ribs and burgers. Before any vegetarians reading recoil in horror, it’s not all doom and gloom though as the talent in the kitchen have waved their creative magic to all aspects of the menu. Situated in the popular shopping district by Shepherd’s bush station, the South African restaurant covers two floors and an outside terrace but the best place to dine for ambience is upstairs with the glassed off open plan kitchen. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Meat Co Review

As you may have guessed from the name, The Meat Co is a restaurant whose expertise lies in all things carnivore friendly with an impressive menu of steaks, ribs and burgers. Before any vegetarians reading recoil in horror, it’s not all doom and gloom though as the talent in the kitchen have waved their creative magic to all aspects of the menu. Situated in the popular shopping district by Shepherd’s bush station, the South African restaurant covers two floors and an outside terrace but the best place to dine for ambience is upstairs with the glassed off open plan kitchen. […]

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The Red Lemon

Welcome to the Red Lemon, situated at the cooler less sanitised end of Notting Hill on the corner with All Saints Road. It’s headed up by Alli Kyle and head chef David Green (Dean Street Townhouse, Hoxton Grill and Harvey Nichols’ 5th Floor Restaurant) who met when working at the Electric Diner on Portobello. An old school style pub that also serves food, we’re looking forward to sampling bar snacks like spiced crab on toast, Red Lemon Scotch eggs (pig’s trotter with mustard mayo and kedgeree with a mango chutney – actually maybe not the pig’s trotter but the kedgeree […]

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Chocolate Week at K West Hotel

All things chocolate will be celebrated from 13-19th October during Chocolate Week 2014 and the city will be showing its appreciation of our favourite cocoa creation in many heavenly ways. One to top your list might need to be the Divine Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub at K West Hotel & Spa – a must do for any chocolate fan. Chocoholics will relish this treatment where you spend 55 minutes being pampered with a Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Body Scrub followed by a soothing Dark Chocolate & Honey Balm Massage. Everyone knows chocolate is good for you, […]

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Spring

It’s been a long while coming but Skye Gyngell’s first solo venture, Spring, will finally open next week in the New Wing of Somerset House. But while the name is a touch out of season, the ingredients promise to be seasonal to the max. All about ‘lucky 8’, (sort of) the menu will comprise eight starters, eight main dishes and five desserts. Opening dishes will include Grilled langoustine with seaweed butter, Roasted turbot with porcini and bone marrow and Fillet of beef with brown butter, anchovy and wild greens.  Desserts feature Buttermilk cream with rye shortbread and damson ice cream […]

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Rankin Eat Film at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, will be injecting some much needed glamour into a night at the cinema next week as a result of the Eat Film event hosted by the world renowned photographer Rankin. Part of the London Restaurant Festival, the evening will showcase a special screening of Rankin’s favourite film Cinema Paradiso at the Princess Anne Theatre, followed by a three-course dinner prepared by BAFTA 195’s Head Chef Anton Manganaro. Located in the iconic venue which is home to famous awards, it will be hard not to appreciate and celebrate the artistry that goes into great film-making. Combine this with […]

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