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December Openings

We all know that December is a month of indulgence: the diet goes out of the window and more and more mince pies, yule logs and Yorkshire puddings manage to work their way into our shopping baskets. So why not make the most of the month of guilt-free eating and drinking, and pop into one of London’s new restaurants or bars. Ranging from Peruvian and Vietnamese food to delicious wines and Caribbean rum cocktails, there is something for everyone here – perfect for a time-out after the inevitable Christmas shopping dash. Andina The founder of Ceviche in Soho, Martin Morales, […]

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Carom Hosts Monthly Curry Club

Pan-Indian restaurant and cocktail bar, Carom, will be putting a Christmas theme on their monthly curry club this month, on 4 December. Aimed at guests who enjoy cooking, Executive Chef Vishnu Natarajan will be demonstrating how to make delicious curries at home. This month, the menu will feature Turkey Biryani – a perfect recipe that makes good use of the Christmas dinner leftovers and some delicious, authentic Indian spices. Guests will also receive a special behind-the-scenes tour of the restaurant kitchen, which will be followed by a cocktail which guests can enjoy while they watch the cooking demonstration. Guests will […]

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New Street Wine Shop Luxury Christmas Hampers

Wine connoisseurs, New Street Wine Shop, have collaborated with Moet Hennessy to create a range of exclusive, luxury Christmas hampers in time for the festive season. The hampers vary in price and range from £30 for the Classic Hamper to £995 for the Sommelier’s Selection Hamper. These stylish gifts include treats such as classic combinations of fine wine, food and accessories, perfect for family or friends, or even oneself! There are over fourteen festive packages to choose from like The Perfect Pantry Hamper, which includes a bottle of Orballo Albarino 2010, Ortiz anchovies, Le Chinata Pimenton Picante, Brindisa saffron stamens, […]

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Christmas in London 3

The third part of our Christmas coverage will focus on deliciously festive afternoon teas, some rather creative Christmas cocktails and a few more of London's most exciting Christmas events. There's Christmas wreath gingerbread, some mini meringue snowmen, Mr and Mrs Claus cocktails, panetonne cocktails, a whole host of Christmas carols, and even some top-secret free-flowing Champagne to be enjoyed – all before Christmas! We'd better get started… Christmas Afternoon Teas InterContinental Park Lane The InterContinental Park Lane’s afternoon tea is a stroke of genius; they have changed things up by using the Christmas carol ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ as […]

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Christmas in London 2

Christmas: that time to over indulge in one, two or three extra mince pies; the time when it is perfectly acceptable to live off a diet of canapés and Champagne! It is also a time for hot rum bars, festive films and of course ice skating! In the second part of Christmas coverage we have got together some of our favourite Christmas menus and events that you can find in London this Christmas!  Christmas Menus Aqua Shard Celebrating their first Christmas, Aqua Shard have a rather delicious Christmas menu, dishes include chervil root veloute with a chestnut crumble, roasted turbot […]

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Novikov to Stock the Ultimate Christmas Present

Viewed as ‘the food of the Tsars’, caviar has been incredibly popular among the discerning clientele at Novikov since its opening in 2011. This year, Novikov has therefore decided to make its exceptional caviar availably to buy as a luxurious Christmas present. Two varieties will be stocked: one produced from the sturgeon breed Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii which will retail at £400 for a 125g tin, and one through a cross-breeding of Huso Dauricus and Acipenser Schrenckii.which will cost £300 per 125g tin. Definitely on the luxury end of the scale, these perfectly formed little tins could make the perfect Christmas gift […]

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Lodge d’Argent

If, like us, you have the skiing blues and all you can think about is being on the slopes or in an après bar, then you’ll love Coq d’Argent’s winter launch: the bar and terrace area has been transformed into a luxe ski chalet-inspired winter retreat, decorated with antique skis, wooden walls and cosy blankets. With a menu offering classic French comfort food like ‘Tartiflette’ and ham and cheese gratin and indulgent drinks including ‘Brandy Alexander’ and ‘Snow Bowl’, Lodge d’Argent is the perfect festive retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Running from now until the end […]

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Tirage

Opening tomorrow in the City is a new concept venue specialising in Champagne and informal dining and promising one of the largest selections of Champagne and sparkling wines by the glass in London, alongside an innovative menu of tasting plates. Tirage is an all-day dining venture from Venezuelan-born businessman-turned-restaurateur Elio Machillanda that will pair both familiar and lesser-known grower or rare labels from a 120-strong sparkling wine and Champagne list (15 – 18 of which will be available by the glass) with plats from Head Chef Alasdair Fraser (The Abingdon in Kensington) inspired by the traditional of French cuisine and […]

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Christmas at BMA House

If you still haven’t organised your Christmas party (shame on you), fear not! BMA House offer amazing Christmas packages to whisk you and 69 of your friends/family/co-workers, to a Christmas wonderland. Be welcomed into the extraordinary Courtyard to the sound of carol singers, a warm glass of mulled wine and festive canapés. Guests can enjoy a reception area as well a whole banqueting hall to themselves to enjoy the three course festive menu with coffee, petit fours and mini mince pies. Enjoy the ambience as you relax to seasonal music in the beautifully, Christmas decorated dining area as well as […]

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Boulangerie Francois: Grey Goose Pop-up Artisan Bakery

From 28th November until 30th November, Grey Goose will be opening a special pop-up artisan bakery on Shaftesbury Avenue. The Boulangerie will celebrate the wonderful ingredients used to make Grey Goose vodka, and will feature ‘Grey Goose Pain’ made from soft winter wheat from Picardie and a selection of confitures made using the flavoured Grey Goose vodkas. Visitors will be able to sample the bread and confitures free of charge, but are invited to make a donation towards the Elton John Aids Foundation. www.greygoose.com

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