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Hide & Seed

Hide & Seed is a new restaurant and bar launching today in Putney within the boutique Lodge Hotel on the Upper Richmond Road. Food will centre on flavoursome game, fresh fish, and vegetables grown on the hotel’s own farm and the menu promises to revive forgotten or overlooked ingredients making for inventive dishes. Head Chef Ricardo Soares has taken elements of his Portuguese heritage and blended them with techniques learnt from his 15 years in London kitchens. Examples include Scallops with textures of pea, asparagus top, roasted tomato dressing, Fish with bread and coffee – langoustine with coffee poached brill, […]

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Cocktail Masterclasses at Sanderson

Purple Bar at  Sanderson, thusly named due to the abundance of said colour in the establishment, is hosting a series of cocktail master classes with some of London’s top mixologists. Guests are welcomed with a champagne cocktail to get things warmed up before being taught how to create delicious cocktails with professional bar equipment. General spirit knowledge and bartender terminology will also be explained to make sure you leave with enough information to impress even the most cynical of party goer. Each guest will then attempt to replicate the newly learned cocktails, all whilst sampling 8 of the chef’s selection […]

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Pantry at 108

Next month sees the launch of Pantry at 108 within The Marylebone Hotel promising a range of light and healthy dishes. The new restaurant marks the first stage of a complete refurbishment of the hotel’s dining spaces. Taking inspiration from the Edwardian hotel, the light-filled interiors feature 19th century inspired furnishings, contemporary fabrics in vibrant colours, painted panels, timber flooring and marble. A daily specials board will offer a constantly changing menu created by Executive Chef, Russell Ford using seasonal ingredients. Highlights include Artichoke, bacon and Bosworth Ash goats cheese tart, Crab and asparagus omelette and Torn buffalo mozzarella with […]

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Secret Dinner: PRiMAVERA

So if we told you to buy tickets for dinner, but we couldn’t tell you what was on the menu or where it was, other than there were 6 courses and 6 wines, would you buy them? Yes you would, and why? Because it comes courtesy of Culinary Mischief by il Tocco Food; set up by Italian chef Gabriele Bertaccini, they have been delighting diners in New York, LA, Phoenix and Italy. Then  last October the secret dinners first came to London and received rave reviews from some of London’s finest critics, and you know they are a tough crowd […]

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Same Sex Legislation Party

Things are about to get a lot more fabulous at South Place Hotel as they host a party to celebrate the legislation of same sex marriage this Saturday, 29th March. Guests will be treated to cake, champagne and even a bouquet toss at midnight where romantics can try to get their hands on those lucky flowers which will ensure an imminent wedding for them, or it’s supposed to at least. This event will be seriously sassy with a dress code to match; men must wear suits and ladies must wear glamorous attire. Music will be provided by Severino (Horse Meat […]

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Mother’s Day at Aqua London

You haven’t forgotten that this Sunday is Mother’s Day have you? Are you sure? Well just in case it has slipped your mind (set your reminder for next year now…) then you still have time to organise something for your mother and we suggest paying a visit to Aqua Nueva or Aqua Kyoto. Over at Aqua Nueva they are opening for the very first time on a Sunday for Mother’s Day and will be serving up a four course meal (two appetisers, a main course and pudding) with dishes including salmon roasted with honey and lemon alioi and Catalonian escalivada […]

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Café De Paris

Piccadilly’s Café De Paris, with its glittering history, spanning more than nine decades – it first opened its doors in 1924 – is renowned for both its sparking performers and its guests as well from royalty and members of the aristocracy to eminent political figures and stars of stage and screen. On descending the sweeping steps visitors cannot fail to be caught up in the nostalgia of a bygone era. Gloriously ostentatious décor features twin staircases curving down from the balcony – based on the Palm Court of the Lusitania ocean liner no less ­– and a dance-floor modelled on […]

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Shay Cooper joins The Goring

Listen up – there is a new chef in town, well by town we mean The Goring, and not entirely new, he has already been cooking at The Bingham… but you get our drift. That’s right Chef Shay Cooper has recently joined The Goring hotel in Belgravia, and he comes well equipped with a Michelin pedigree, Hotel Chef of the Year award and 3 AA Rosettes which he earned at The Bingham in Richmond, it is also where he was awarded his first Michelin Star. His aim is to keep with traditional British cuisine that The Goring is infamous for, […]

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Cheese and Wine at The InterContinental

Is there any greater pleasure than wine and cheese? We don’t think so. So if you’re a bit of an aficionado grab your likeminded friends (we are sure you’ll find many willing participants) and head over to InterContinental London Park Lane for the new Italian cheese and wine pairings on the menu.    Curated by Head Sommelier Yuri Gualeni, the board will take form as a journey around Italy featuring four carefully selected Italian wines with regional cheeses. Starting the tour in the North and moving on to the stronger stuff in the South the selection will start with a mild goat […]

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Steak Escargot at Cheyne Walk Brasserie

Cheyne Walk Brasserie on Chelsea Embankment have recently launched their new spring menu,  a new season calls for a new menu of course, with the addition of a very special steak, forget your normal sauces, béarnaise, peppercorn and red wine,  this is all about steak escargot – that’s right a snail sauce. The 21 day aged rib eye steak is topped with garlic butter, a dark port and red wine reduction and fresh snails; the sauce was created by head chef Olivier Ripert who said:  “We wanted to capture spring in a simple but intriguing flavour combination. We’ve created something […]

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Champagne Dinner at Umu

Champagne lovers rejoice at the news of a special Champagne tasting dinner at Umu restaurant next month. Located at 14-16 Bruton Place, Umu is reknown for serving up timeless Japanese cuisine in the very heart of Mayfair. So in the capable hands of Umu’s Head Sommelier Ryosuke Mashio and Michelin starred Chef Yoshinori Ishii head down to see them on the 18th of April to enjoy an exceptional six course meal with each course paired to a specially chosen Champagne. With menu highlights looking to include Exmoor Caviar, Wild Welsh Eel and Iberico Pork Presa this will be a serious treat […]

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Generator

Generator is a new generation of inexpensive and stylish hostel with locations already in European cities from Barcelona and Berlin to Copenhagen and Venice and stands at the fastest growing hostel group in Europe. Launching today is Generator London, in a former police station, located in an antique mews in Tavistock Place which has retained many original features and signage. Starting at £10 per night, rooms range from female only dorms to en-suites with free bed-linen and towels a given. Cutting edge design comes courtesy of Anwar Mekhayech from The Design Agency and the look of each property is individual […]

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