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Arabica

Founder James Walters who has been selling mezze from an eight foot trestle table at Borough Market for some 14 years is finally trading up for a bricks and mortar 80-cover venue nearby. The vibe will be 1960s Beirut meets 21st century London with oodles of veggie focused mezze and rare-breed meat and fish cooked over single variety English charcoal. Walters isn’t one to lose touch with his market trader roots though and is keeping it real by showcasing a range of mezze, pastries and ingredients from a new street cart and will continue to serve falafel and Label Anglais […]

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Pescatori: Review

Been to Pescatori? No? Well you should. There are two restaurants one in Mayfair and one in Fitzrovia and it was the latter that we visited on a Wednesday night, because it was midweek and everyone needs a midweek pick me up. Fact.  From the street, the restaurant was inviting with twinkling lights dotting the terrace and inside it was kept simple with white washed walls, curved arches and a mix of intimate booths and long tables. If they were going for a family run tavern meets London restaurant feel then they’ve succeeded. It was relaxed and informal – even […]

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ABASTO

Everyone’s a chef now right? Especially the denizens of Connaught Village. But these days the discerning gastronome wouldn’t dream of being caught shopping in Waitrose. However, with tight budgets we can’t all afford to charter a private jet by way of Buenos Aires to pick up an Argentinian joint… Don’t worry though. This month Diego Jacquet of local restaurant Casa Malevo is opening an Argentine Butcher and Wine Merchant next door. Abasto is named after the famous fruit and vegetable market in Buenos Aires and will incorporate a butcher, retail element; small dining area and ‘Diego’s office’ which will host […]

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The ‘Grace of Monaco’ Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the much-anticipated movie release of ‘Grace of Monaco,’ The Royal Horseguards Hotel is hosting a limited edition of their traditional afternoon tea with a regal twist.  Located in The Lounge of the quintessential British hotel, the 'Grace of Monaco' afternoon tea is a special occasion, which includes delicious Grace of Monaco-themed delicacies. Handmade desserts like the Coral Chocolate Lipstick based on the makeup designed for the Princess by Estee Lauder, and a "Black & White Shot" inspired by Grace's favourite chocolate milkshake will be served. Some of her beloved bites are also on the menu, such as mini American […]

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Cookhouse Joe Opens

After the success of Cookhouse Joe which opened on Berwick Street last year the team behind Soho Joe are back with their next venue Cookhouse Joe on Dean Street. Having opened yesterday they kicked things off by giving out 1000 chicken wraps to customers who visited the restaurant, because they’re nice like that. Panic not though, if you have just found out that you missed out on free chicken for lunch because their main focus is rotisserie chicken and a contemporary twist on traditional Lebanese cuisine. The menu is simple they will be serving up crisp falafel, salads, lamb kofte, […]

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Secret Garden Launches at Rotunda

As a Londoner we enjoy the best restaurants, top clubs and beautiful architecture everywhere we look but as our pal Alicia Keys put it, it’s a concrete jungle. She may have been talking about New York but you get the idea. So when some natural foliage manages to crack through it’s always a treat; from chilling with a Pimms in Hyde Park to sunning ourselves on a rooftop terrace. Perfect for us that Rotunda has recently launched its new Secret Garden, a relaxing waterside terrace perfect for a summer drink. Rotunda converted the concrete space into an eco-friendly area thanks […]

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Secret Garden Launches at Rotunda

As a Londoner we enjoy the best restaurants, top clubs and beautiful architecture everywhere we look but as our pal Alicia Keys put it, it’s a concrete jungle. She may have been talking about New York but you get the idea. So when some natural foliage manages to crack through it’s always a treat; from chilling with a Pimms in Hyde Park to sunning ourselves on a rooftop terrace. Perfect for us that Rotunda has recently launched its new Secret Garden, a relaxing waterside terrace perfect for a summer drink. Rotunda converted the concrete space into an eco-friendly area thanks […]

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June Openings

June and summer is finally on the horizon;  it’s still light at 9pm, well almost,  and soon 90% of our liquid intake will come in the form of Pimms- sunny or not.  June however isn’t just about the arrival of bbqs and drinking alfresco, it’s also about a road tripping husband and wife opening Porky’s BBQ in Bankside, it’s about Firmdale opening a hotel complete with bowling alley and Marylebone getting a taste of 20th century Vienna. Here it is, some of the best new venues opening this month: Ham Yard Hotel Firmdale Hotels are opening their 8th London venue […]

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Cloudy Bay’s Sensory Garden

Calling all wine lovers, things are about to get a little rosé at Harvey Nichols. New Zealand based winery, Cloudy Bay, will be taking over the 5th Floor to host a stunning range of food and wine tasting experiences.  Cloudy Bay’s Sensory Garden, created especially for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will overlook the rooftops of London making it an ideal destination for summer evenings in the city. Guests will be treated to a special 3-course à la carte tasting menu with wines that complement the various flavours of the dishes. The menu will have temptations like Pan fried sea […]

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A Little French Idyll in The Churchill

You won’t need ‘A Year in Provence’, an afternoon will do in The Churchill Bar at London’s Hyatt Regency. The Winter Terrace has been transformed into a French idyll for summer opening 1st June. Taking inspiration from Provence, one of Winston Churchill’s favourite holiday destinations, the elegant space is the perfect spot to soak up some rays and enjoy a glass of wine or two. The drinks list is a creative amalgamation of British cocktails mixed with a French flair. Examples include the Bloody-Marie Niçoise, a Bloody Mary with a dash of tequila, a splash of balsamic olive oil, garnished […]

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Soho Food Feast Returns

Raising money for Soho Parish Primary School, the Soho Food Feast will be returning to St Anne’s Church Garden on the 7th and 8th June for its fourth year. It’s a good thing it’s on for two days because there is a lot of food to work through; alongside familiar faces such as Quo Vadis, Bocca di Lupo and The Ivy, there will be newcomers such as Blanchette, Copita, Pizza Pilgrims and Jackson Boxer.  Check out their website for the full list, it’s pretty extensive!  So don’t torture yourself making the difficult decision of choosing just one, we say try […]

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Opso

Take a trip to Greece this week, via Marylebone, with the launch of modern Greek all-day restaurant, Opso – hand-laid mosaic flooring, terracotta serving dishes and all – set over two floors and an outdoor terrace for when the London temperatures get a bit more Greek. Breakfast on Tsoureki (brioche-style bread flavoured with aromatic Greek spices, served with clotted cream and sour cherries), Moustokouloura (soft cookie dough with grape molasses from Crete), Earl Grey infused rice porridge and soft poached egg with caramelized bacon and leeks. Then, come 12 noon, the all-day menu kicks in with its mildly disturbing offering […]

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