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Skinny Cocktails at Shaka Zulu

‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ goes the classic saying, in lieu of that we think that cocktails must come a close second. They are with you for the good times (champagne cocktails at the Zetter Townhouse), the bad times (Bam Bam’s at Whetherspoons) and all the in-between (becoming a Pimm’s mixologist wizard every summer). The only drawback, as with most delicious activities, is that the tasty treats are chock full of hidden calories (we won’t tell you how many!). To help us keep our uber fit bikini bodies suitable for public places this summer, our friends at Shaka Zulu […]

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The Storeroom

Following the opening of the restaurant last October, Merchants Tavern is launching a private basement dining room called The Storeroom with food and wine produce from the restaurant lining the walls and a large communal table seating 22 people. The room is flooded with light from street level skyscrapers and at night is transformed into an intimate dining room or party room for up to 40 standing guests. Head Chef Neil Borthwick will create bespoke menus with a focus on sharing – five or seven course tasting menus or a three course feasting menu with dishes such as Salt Cod […]

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Kitchen Theory’s Experimental Dinner Extended

We have some good news: due to its huge success Kitchen Theory have announced that they will be extending their dinner series of 2014. ‘KAISEKI by Kitchen Theory’ at the House of Wolf in Islington until June! So if you were one of those people who missed out on tickets, panic not! And for those who didn’t know about it 1) why not? 2) well here is your chance. Kaiseki also known as kaiseki-ryōri, is the name given to a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner service and can be traced as the origins of the western concept of tasting menus. Since […]

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Bones

Bones is the new venue from Joff and Simeon Goodman, the duo behind organic and fairtrade store, The Grocery serving seasonal and locally sourced rotisserie fare through to sharing dishes, organic wines and creative cocktails. Head Chef, Simeon trained under The Lavender House’s Richard Hughes in Norfolk. Anglais free-range rotisserie chicken served whole, halved or quartered is the star of the show together with oversized T-bone steaks through to roasted racks of lamb and confit duck legs. Sharing dishes include Tuscan panzanella salad with tomato, roasted red onions, croutons and garlic, Sautéed baby squid and potatoes with chilli, baby tomatoes […]

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Home House Announce Inaugural Music Event

Leading private member’s Club, Home House have just announced their inaugural music event, Home Coming, which is sure to start the summer off! The concert, which is in aid of Elton John’s AIDs Foundation and is in partnership with English luxury mobile phone brand, Vertu, will be taking place at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on Sunday 1st June and will see the likes of Sophie Ellis Bextor, Suggs, Paloma Faith and Glenn Tilbrook take to the stage – with more to be announced. They will all be performing tracks which celebrate London, and Songs In The Keys of London […]

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New Tom’s

This spring, restaurateur and entrepreneur Tom Conran, alongside chef Tom Straker will launch New Tom’s in Notting Hill. Located on the former site of Tom’s Deli on Westbourne Grove, the 12 month pop-up will serve avant-garde food in a bistro style setting. Head chef Tom Straker trained at the Dorchester and with Heston Blumenthal at Dinner. Many of the ingredients he uses will be sourced from his family farm in Herefordshire and the venue has a smoker in the garden as well for smoking food such as salmon, tomatoes, salt and even water. Breakfasts dishes include Scrambled hen’s eggs, treacle […]

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Grill Club at The Shed

This April, London restaurant The Shed will unite with The London Shooting Club to host the next installment of their ever popular grill night.  Launched last summer, providing a service that specializes in providing access to the finest shooting experiences in the UK, the evening will be using the spoils of The London Shooting Club’s latest trip to Scotland. With fresh venison collected personally, the evening will be a gastronomic journey starting with  an introduction on The Shooting Club’s techniques from the club's founder Steve Jones.    They will then hand over to the more culinary side of things with […]

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Cheyne Walk Brasserie: Review

Having recently launched their new spring menu which includes a snail sauce, no less, we decided it was high time that we took a trip to Cheyne Walk Brasserie on Chelsea Embankment. A firm favourite with the locals, who have high dining standards –my basis for this assumption is that they live on streets aptly named Lordship Place and count the Kings Road as their high street – we expected great things. We arrived on Tuesday evening and although when we got there the restaurant was noticeably empty by the time we left it was bustling with diners – perhaps […]

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Cheyne Walk Brasserie: Review

Having recently launched their new spring menu which includes a snail sauce, no less, we decided it was high time that we took a trip to Cheyne Walk Brasserie on Chelsea Embankment. A firm favourite with the locals, who have high dining standards –my basis for this assumption is that they live on streets aptly named Lordship Place and count the Kings Road as their high street – we expected great things. We arrived on Tuesday evening and although when we got there the restaurant was noticeably empty by the time we left it was bustling with diners – perhaps […]

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April Openings

Spring is here…finally! And with the start of a new season comes a whole host  of new venues, this month sees some existing restaurants venture out to their second site, Notting Hill is welcoming two new pop – ups and we're all going to get a lesson in Peruvian cooking! Food-wise this month is look rosy! Here are some of our favourite new venues opening:   Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe A venture that original started off as pop – up before opening a permanent seaside shack in 2012 is back with a new seaside café in Exmouth Market. That’s right […]

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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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