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5 a day Wednesdays at Bunga Bunga

It’s universally known that when detoxing in January you’re allowed at least one day off a week – at least. We say that day off should be a midweek treat at Bunga Bunga, because every Wednesday throughout January they are hosting 5 a day evenings. Before you panic, this isn’t an evening of vegetables and fruit, far from it, no instead it is a karaoke and live music evening – well it is Bunga Bunga after all. The 5  a day comes in the form of the five must have Italian components on a night out: a glass of Prosecco, […]

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The Fable

This February The Fable arrives in Farringdon. Inspired by the fantasy world of fairy tales and Aesop’s Fables, every detail – from sparkling crystal to twinkling candelabras – is set to tell a story. Created by Drake & Morgan (The Folly, the parlour, The Anthologist, the happenstance), The Fable will be an all-day bar and restaurant. Flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and spread over three floors, the site – a 15th century former house – seats 426 or holds 1,000 standing and has been designed by Fusion Design and Architecture. There will also be a wine room brimming […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

D&D: Konik’s Tail Cocktail Competition

Forget ‘dry January’ as next week sees the launch of Konik’s Tail Cocktail competition at South Place Hotel. Open to all D & D employees the competition starts on the 14th January with a Konil’s Tail cocktail master-class, which will teach the entrants the basics, hosted by Pleurat Shabni, the founder and creator of Konik’s Tail handcrafted vodka.  It will then be up to the competitors to come up with their marvellous drinks as the final will take place the following week at The Old Bengal Warehouse.  The finalists will have to mix, muddle and concoct their cocktails as they […]

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Avenue

Next month, February, the 112 cover Avenue restaurant in St James’s, will re-launch with new look interiors designed by Russell Sage, an American-inspired menu and an extensive range of iconic and lesser-known American wines plus US and UK craft beers. With a nod to American architect Rick Mather’s original design based on 1990s New York art galleries, the new interior will exhibit works from up-and-coming artists. Wooden floors will run throughout. A unique chandelier made from wine glasses hangs above a gold decanting station in the middle of the dining room.  The bar sits at the entrance stools and leather […]

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Sumosan Superfood Platter

January – the month where we all feel like we have to survive on a diet of bland soup to undo all the excess of Christmas and all that cheese. Soup is all good and well but after one, two, three bowls, well it gets a little boring, so you  could just indulge and be healthy at the same time at the Sumosan Mayfair with their ‘superfood sushi platter.’ Available at both lunch and dinner the platter includes sushi such as salmon and asparagus rolls, scallop and apple sashimi and Temptation rolls. The platter is packed with superfoods such as […]

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Lanes of London

Park Lane is getting a brand new restaurant for 2014 which opens its doors next month January 14.  The new venue aims to celebrate the multicultural cooking offered by the capital combining British heritage with its diverse cultural identity. Dishes crafted from locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable produce, have been influenced by the many ‘Lanes’ of London; Indian cooking synonymous with Brick Lane, Vietnamese influences of Kingsland Road, Lebanese flavours from Edgware Road and British classics from Portobello Road. The kitchen will be headed up by Executive Head Chef, Anshu Anghotra, alumnus of acclaimed Raymond Blanc’s Industry Cooking School at […]

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Great Court Restaurant

Culture vultures heading to the British Museum next month will have an additional treat in store of the foodie variety with the arrival of Benugo’s Great Court Restaurant. The redesigned venue will be situated on a mezzanine floor above the famous Reading Room and directly beneath the curved steel and glass roof of the Norman Foster-designed Great Court. The restaurant will open daily for lunch and afternoon tea, with an additional dinner service every Friday and the menus will celebrate quality, locally sourced food with a fresh focus on traditional European dishes. Oh yes and everything comes served on Burleigh […]

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Tommi’s Burger Joint

Chelsea is getting a new burger bar for 2014 with the opening of Icelandic export, Tommi’s Burger Joint on the King’s Road – following on from the success of the Marylebone original in Thayer Street.  Head chef is Siggi Gunnlaugsson who will divide his time between both sites. As with the initial venue, ingredients will be carefully sourced from trusted British suppliers, with meat from HG Walter butchers in Barons Court, and bread from Millers Bakery. The burgers will be cooked on an American gas grill for that authentic the charcoal flavour and garnished in classic diner style with iceberg […]

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House of Ho

Bobby Chinn will open his new London restaurant, The House of Ho, this new year – 6 January 2014 on Soho’s Old Compton Street. The modern Vietnamese menu will echo Chinn’s 18 years living and working in both Hanoi and Saigon. Known for his quirky, contemporary approach to Vietnamese cookery, diners can expect a combination of authentic and adventurous. Signature small dishes on the menu include Smokey aubergine and crispy shallots with warm scallion vinaigrette, Apple-smoked pork belly with braised cabbage, Lemongrass monkfish, Duck "a la banana" (shredded confit duck banana blossom salad), Seafood ceviche with mangosteen truffle vinaigrette, "Shaking […]

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New Year’s Eve at Buddha Bar

Paying homage to its east meets west background, one night only revellers at Buddha Bar can experience all the glamour and debauchery of 1950’s Paris and the incredible events that would change China forever; as its New Year’s Eve party is being inspired by two of the most iconic films of the 20th century Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor and John Huston’s Moulin Rouge.  Being split into two distinctive, surreal and decadent areas, the Buddha Bar is being transformed into the ‘Heavenly Upstairs’ and the ‘Forbidden Downstairs’. In these two separate areas there will be unforgettable and immersive entertainment, think everything […]

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