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Rosa’s Chelsea

East London mini chain Rosa’s Thai Café which began life as a street food stall on Brick Lane is launching its first West London location in Chelsea’s Fulham Road so expect authentic, home-cooked Thai food from husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore plus a debut cocktail bar too. The seasonally changing menu features must-tries such as Spicy Grilled Pork Neck Salad with a bittersweet Thai dressing; Red Curry with Palm Heart with a lemongrass marinade; Stir-fried Crispy Pork with Kra Prow – with galangal, mint and chilli; Minute Seared Tuna with fresh Thai herbs, capers, garlic and chilli, […]

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A Foodies Heaven: Taste of London

If you have any foodies in your family or like ourselves just cannot resist some delicious delicacies, then head straight to The Taste of London Winter Festival on 20th November, where you will be treated to four days of food extravagance.  The festival, which will be housed at Tobacco Dock is themed around ‘Forgotten Food’, with celebrity chefs cooking up a storm using ingredients, skills and techniques that have previously been ignored in the kitchen. Not only will they be showing you where to find these ingredients (did someone say foraging?), they will also show you how to use them […]

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Heddon Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay, a veritable institution in the culinary (and celebrity) world, adds yet another refined restaurant to his luxury portfolio. Heddon Street Kitchen is inspired by its City sister, Bread Street Kitchen, but boasts its very own premier location, in the heart of Regent Street’s Food Quarter. Set across two floors, its glamorous interior closely resembles the classy industrial chic of Bread Street Kitchen, but with more gorgeous golden hues; making it appear aglow with a warming Instagram filter. Their simple yet sophisticated décor perfectly reflects their desired ‘cool and casual’ vibe. They are open all day and welcome drop-ins; […]

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The Wild Game Co. Pop-Up

Meat lovers across the capital rejoice as The Wild Game Co. launches its very first stand-alone pop-up dining experience in the foodie’s paradise that is Charlotte Street, and its surrounding area. When it comes to wild game and venison, The Wild Game Co. are about as authentic as it gets; founded by Scotsman Andy Waugh, all their meat is directly sourced from the Scottish Highlands before being, to put it delicately – ‘prepared’ – by his family’s game-butchering business. Andy and his clan of ‘kilt-wearing chefs’ have been making quite the impression on the London dining scene since their beginning […]

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November 2014 Openings

November is a peculiar month. Despite the fireworks that grace our skies on bonfire night, there is not a great deal to be excited about, especially after weeks of preparing for Halloween. This doesn’t mean that you have to sit at home and sulk though. Grab your sparklers and make sure you check out some of the capitals latest openings. From lobster at Fraq’s, to stuffed gyoza at the new Bone Daddies in Kensington, there a heap of new openings to add some fire into a rather dreary month. There is even the promise of breakfast in bed- and with […]

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November 2014 Openings

November is a peculiar month. Despite the fireworks that grace our skies on bonfire night, there is not a great deal to be excited about, especially after weeks of preparing for Halloween. This doesn’t mean that you have to sit at home and sulk though. Grab your sparklers and make sure you check out some of the capitals latest openings. From lobster at Fraq’s, to stuffed gyoza at the new Bone Daddies in Kensington, there a heap of new openings to add some fire into a rather dreary month. There is even the promise of breakfast in bed- and with […]

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November 2014 Openings

November is a peculiar month. Despite the fireworks that grace our skies on bonfire night, there is not a great deal to be excited about, especially after weeks of preparing for Halloween. This doesn’t mean that you have to sit at home and sulk though. Grab your sparklers and make sure you check out some of the capitals latest openings. From lobster at Fraq’s, to stuffed gyoza at the new Bone Daddies in Kensington, there a heap of new openings to add some fire into a rather dreary month. There is even the promise of breakfast in bed- and with […]

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Dim Sum Sundays at Hakkasan

Humans are creatures of comfort, so as the temperature drops and the days get darker it’s all too tempting to stay hidden under an increasing pile of blankets as you worked your way through  Netflix’s entire catalogue, until the spring when you’ll emerge from your lair blinking in the sunlight. Well, it’s time to change that. It’s time to get dressed, and no pyjamas don’t count even if you do wear them with proper shoes, and head to Hakkasan, because they’ve just launched their Winter  Sunday dim sum menu – perfect timing with the clocks going back. It’s all about […]

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Dim Sum Sundays at Hakkasan

Humans are creatures of comfort, so as the temperature drops and the days get darker it’s all too tempting to stay hidden under an increasing pile of blankets as you worked your way through  Netflix’s entire catalogue, until the spring when you’ll emerge from your lair blinking in the sunlight. Well, it’s time to change that. It’s time to get dressed, and no pyjamas don’t count even if you do wear them with proper shoes, and head to Hakkasan, because they’ve just launched their Winter  Sunday dim sum menu – perfect timing with the clocks going back. It’s all about […]

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The Athenaeum’s Paddington Bear Tea Review

In celebration of the new Paddington Bear film (I’m very excited) the super plush – and family friendly – Athenaeum hotel is launching a specially themed afternoon tea, featuring none other than Paddington Bear himself. You even get your very own Paddington Bear toy to take home with you, which for someone over the age of 12 I was probably a little too excited by. The Tea is served in their luxuriously cosy Garden Room, where the windows look out onto their ‘living’ wall (very cool) and everything is a wonderfully warming tone of cream or orange – quite apt […]

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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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Thanksgiving at 45 Park Lane

As much as we hate to admit it one of our favourite guilty pleasures at the moment is Ladies of London. Love it or despise it, you cannot deny that watching the Americans take on the capital is hilarious and it would appear the American and British mash up is catching on with the announcement of a special Thanksgiving menu at CUT, 45 Park Lane. Showing us British how the Americans really are (sorry Ladies of London, you can’t be serious), Head Chef Wolfgang Puck will be drawing on his Austro-American roots to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Meal. Featuring classic dishes […]

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