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Ember Yard Kitchen Takeover

There’s a new restaurant trend happening around London that we are particularly excited about– the kitchen takeover. After the success of James Cornwall’s recent takeover at Opera Tavern, The Salt Yard Group has invited London’s next hot chef, Selin Kiazim, to its Ember Yard restaurant on the 4th of August. Chef Kiazim's background in Turkish and Middle Eastern style cuisine compliments that of Ember Yard, with an emphasis on cooking over a charcoal grill to create complex smokey flavors.  Anticipated dishes include Şeftali kebab-spiced lamb crepinette with lemon and lavash; chicken livers with cumin, rosemary and date butter on toast; Baharat […]

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Plum and Spilt Milk: Review

It was Saturday morning, London was that horrible sort of hot, muggy temperature where the tube is a living nightmare and you lose inches just sweating your way through the crowds. For once we craved light foods rather than the usual carb heavy diet and finding ourselves in need of something to fuel our productive day of lying in Green Park, we headed to Plum and Spilt Milk, located inside the Great Northern Hotel, having heard they recently launched a new healthy breakfast menu. Inside it is beautifully elegant, dark blue walls, wooden panelling, high ceilings, hanging lights and simple […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Plum and Spilt Milk: Review

It was Saturday morning, London was that horrible sort of hot, muggy temperature where the tube is a living nightmare and you lose inches just sweating your way through the crowds. For once we craved light foods rather than the usual carb heavy diet and finding ourselves in need of something to fuel our productive day of lying in Green Park, we headed to Plum and Spilt Milk, located inside the Great Northern Hotel, having heard they recently launched a new healthy breakfast menu. Inside it is beautifully elegant, dark blue walls, wooden panelling, high ceilings, hanging lights and simple […]

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Proms On The Roof

The Roof Gardens in Kensington are celebrating summer with a series of prom events. From 6.30pm – 10pm on chosen Wednesdays in August (6th, 13th and 27th) you can escape the rush of the city, leave behind your usual midweek cinema trip and enjoy live music. There'll be opera, soft jazz, a Celtic harpist, Spanish guitarist and string quartet performances all  in the beautiful setting of three stunning gardens.  Aswell as a cocktail on arrival, the bar will be open all evening, and on the food front, guests can choose from a selection of seafood, gourmet burgers, cold meats and cheese […]

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Fairmont Cocktails at Goodwood

Four fabulous Fairmont hotels and resorts are bringing their signature cocktails to the Trilogy Bar in the Richmond Enclosure during Goodwood for five days only. Thirsty guests will be able to enjoy exclusive cocktails designed by Fairmont mixologists from around the world. Cocktails include the Ribot from the Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco which consists of Rum Smatt’s gold, Limoncello, pink grapefruit juice, Fresh mint, Lime and Brown Sugar. The four Fairmonts including hotels in New York and Shanghai, will be exlusively serving their signature cocktail, like we needed an excuse to book a holiday. For those of you unable to […]

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All Aboard The SS: Atlantica

All aboard who's going aboard! It's time to slip on a backless dress, throw on some art deco jewels and set sail on the Silver Sturgeon… On the 26th of July the SS: Atlantica Summer Voyage will embark from Savoy Pier and sail an authentic ship itinerary from the 1930s, as guests are transformed back to one of history's most romantic travel time periods.  The party features live bands, cabaret acts and dancing. Courtesy of Bourne & Hollingsworth, there will be three bars serving classic cocktails and Champagne. When passengers aren't kicking up their heels on the dance floor or trying […]

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Swingers Opening In Shoreditch

So you saw a blog post about swingers and of course you had to read it thinking it would be filled with all kinds of debauchery, but no dear reader there is nothing saucy about the swingers we are talking about, (unless talk of crazy golf gets you hot and bothered that is). Winterwell Festival’s founder, Josh Ford, will soon transform an impressive 7000-sq/ft warehouse into an exciting destination that will host London’s new golfing experience, Swingers, and take competitive socialising to a new level. The finest engineering minds in crazy golf have created a 9 hole crazy-golf course complimented […]

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EventOracle at LAPADA

With the long hot days stretching out in front of us, September may seem a little way off, but when it comes round it will bring with it the Berkeley Square’s LAPADA Art and Antique fair from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th. A relatively new fair (this is only its 6th year) it has already become the go to fair if you are after fine art, clocks, ceramics, antiques, jewellery, even tapestries and who isn’t? We’ve done the spring cleaning and now it is time to fill the space we created earlier with beautiful pieces rather than the usual clutter […]

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Grouse Season at The Shed

In honour of the start of grouse season the renowned Notting Hill restaurant The Shed is teaming up with The London Shooting Club to host an evening featuring a grand feast. On the 12th of August The London Shooting Club will bring the first grouse of the season down from the Yorkshire moors straight into The Shed’s kitchen.  Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a rich selection of appetizers including rabbit cutlet, pigeon dipper and mushroom Marmite. Visitors are then welcome to attend a short talk about shooting grouse given by The London Shooting Club co-founder, Steve Jones, followed by an elegant three-course meal. The impressive menu will […]

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Moshi Moshi Turns Twenty

It's hard to imagine this city without its abundance of sushi hot spots, but it has only been twenty years since the first kaiten (conveyor belt) restaurant opened it's doors in July of the early 90s. Marking two decades of success, Moshi Moshi has scheduled staggered celebrations over the next three weeks starting on Monday 28 July with 1994 prices at the sushi counter starting from 90p ranging to £2.50. Other offerings include a haiku writing contest on Thursday 31st of July with a chance to win a dinner for two, hidden golden tickets on conveyor belt dishes which will bring […]

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Munki

A new cocktail and champagne lounge, Munki, set to launch 26th July bringing with it 3 floors of speak easy styled interior to enjoy your favourite tipple in. The venue was designed to create the illusion of an informal library with paneled walls, soft lighting and antique furniture. Bar Manager, Sophia Lysaczenko, uses only quality and fresh ingredients in her original creations which are split into different sections including Heritage, Martinis and New World. If the plentiful cocktails start getting the better of you, with drinks like Our Breakfast Martini (Tanqueray London Dry Gin, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, grapefruit juice, […]

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Avenue launches Saturday ‘Drunch’

It’s true what they say breakfast is the best way to start the day or if it’s the weekend then the best way to spend the day. And over at Avenue in St James, they know that too, which is why they’ve recently launched their new weekend ‘drunch’ menu. Not quite breakfast, dinner or lunch, the menu features a whole smorgasbord of new American inspired dishes such as fresh fruit salad, fresh granola with thick creamy Greek yoghurt, big stacks of waffles or fluffy buttermilk pancakes with maple sauce and bacon or berries and crème fraiche (go for the bacon, […]

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