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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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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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Salt n Pepper

This is the first overseas restaurant from the eponymous Pakistani restaurant group spearheaded by hotelier, restaurateur and food writer Mahmood Akbar who opened his first restaurant launch in Lahore in 1983. The new venue in London’s theatreland aims to bring the authentic flavours and culinary sensibilities of traditional Pakistani cuisine to the UK – setting its cuisine apart from its Indian neighbours and giving it its own identity. Expect classic Pakistani dishes with influences from the Punjab, Sindh, Turkish, and Persian regions – adapted for contemporary tastes. Specialities include kebabs, karahis and biryanis – all prepared to  Akbar’s secret, signature […]

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New Year’s Eve 1

Clichéd it may be, but we have to say it: how on earth is another year over already? If, like us, you’re suffering from a bit of vertigo this December, make sure you grab hold of the last few moments of 2013 and head to one of London’s best New Year’s Eve events. The winning theme this year is clearly The Great Gatsby, but there are plenty of other options too, from sophisticated 5-, 6- and 7-course dinner menus, to NYE-themed film screenings and a winter wonderland grotto. Whichever you choose, make it a night to remember. Aqua Shard Start […]

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An Introduction to Innerplace

Along with the Home House, Morton’s and Disco New Year’s Eve events which will appear in tomorrow and Friday’s round-ups, Innerplace would like to clue you in to an array of wonderful parties this NYE. For those of you still without plans, here is a little taster of what to expect at each of these events – get in touch with Innerplace to discuss membership and claim special benefits and rates. Bacanal NYE at Baku. Renowned for hosting some of the craziest parties in London, Bacanal’s NYE party this year will take place at Baku. Each floor will host DJs […]

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Hush

What’s that old saying? ‘If you can’t make it to the Alps then head to Hush in Mayfair’ – well perhaps it isn’t quite a tradition yet, but Hush does indeed have its first après-ski courtyard this winter throughout the ski season. Launching in January, the courtyard will be transformed with twinkling fairy lights, vintage skis, sledges, Hush blankets and hot water bottles to keep out the London chill: it will be like you are right there in an Alpine retreat! And for hungry skiers, Hush will be serving up après-ski favourites such as chicken schnitzel with spaghetti tomato and […]

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Blackfoot

If you like pork, you’ll probably like Blackfoot, Tom Ward (former ops manager at Leon) and Allegra McEvedy’s new pork-inspired restaurant on Exmouth Market. Comments McEvedy: 'I’ve always had an emotional attachment to all things porky, so opening a pig-centric restaurant is a bit of a dream come true. The menu is characterful, fun, and not exclusively piggy, bringing together other ingredients and flavours that sit well in the face of such porcinicity.' The kitchen is headed up by James Knight (Copita) and the menu included dishes such as the long smoke (slow-roasted belly with Szechuan pepper and black treacle), […]

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Blanchette

Blanchette opens this week on D’Arblay Street in Soho. Run by three brothers, Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary, the quintessentially Parisian restaurant is named after their mother and will serve classic French sharing plates with a modern twist. Head chef is Tam Storrar, former senior sous chef at Bibendum, and the menu showcases adaptations of traditional dishes, including chargrilled beef onglet with snails en persillade, salsify chips and red wine reduction, ox cheeks bourguignon with ventreche, warm confit of salmon and duck with puy lentils and herbs and prune and armagnac clafoutis with crème fraiche for dessert. The wine list […]

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Tonteria

The number 1 hot spot in Chelsea for fun after dark, Tonteria, will be taking their racy Do Not Disturb club nights global in 2014. Clubbers from all over the world will all  be able to enjoy the wickedness of these amazing parties in the hot European cities of: Paris, St. Tropez, Monaco, Cannes, and potentially Milan. The Do Not Disturb evenings, currently occurring every Thursday in Sloane Square, are evenings of pure indulgence and hedonism. Cat walk models pose in Dolci Follie lingerie, as dancers parade around in latex outfits and burlesque dancers perform seductively on stage as guests […]

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Wildflower Café Review

After an exhausting weekend of battling the crowds in an attempt to get some Christmas shopping done, we nipped over to the newly opened Wildflower Café in Notting Hill for some Sunday afternoon tea and cake – as you do. We collapsed into some chairs in the shabby-chic café and were swiftly brought a comforting cup of tea and hot buttered toast with strawberry jam. Feeling revived and ready to devour some homemade cake, we opted for the chocolate fudge and pear and carrot and walnut varieties, and we were not disappointed: the slices were huge and frankly just what […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Wildflower Café Review

After an exhausting weekend of battling the crowds in an attempt to get some Christmas shopping done, we nipped over to the newly opened Wildflower Café in Notting Hill for some Sunday afternoon tea and cake – as you do. We collapsed into some chairs in the shabby-chic café and were swiftly brought a comforting cup of tea and hot buttered toast with strawberry jam. Feeling revived and ready to devour some homemade cake, we opted for the chocolate fudge and pear and carrot and walnut varieties, and we were not disappointed: the slices were huge and frankly just what […]

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