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MI1020: Pop-up Dining Meets Immersive Theatre

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do with your December evenings, we think we’ve got just the ticket. From 11 to 14 December, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Windows Phone will be teaming up with Gingerline (the creators of immersive dining) to host ‘MI1020’, a combination of pop-up dining and immersive theatre. To apply, diners will need to register their interest on the Gingerline website. Spies will then be carefully selected for the mission and notified of their success. Those selected to take on the mission will be directed to an initial meeting point, before solving clues which […]

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Tea Lounge Wonderland Afternoon Tea

This festive season, Tea Lounge at St. Ermin's Hotel will be putting on a festive Wonderland Afternoon Tea to warm you up and put you in the Christmas spirit. So take a break from your Christmas shopping and treat yourself to Tea. On arrival, you will be offered a special Christmas cocktail – you'll be able to choose from a comforting 'Hot Buttered Rum' or a very festive Chocolate Orange. This will be followed by a selection of savoury pastries and sandwiches, including smoked duck and cranberry and cured ham and mull cheddar. Then you'll be ready for something sweet, […]

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Whipped Cream Cocktails at Mary Janes

Stylish City bar, Mary Janes, have launched London’s first dedicated whipped cream cocktail menu in honour of the all-singing, all-dancing Guilty Pleasures shows. Whipped Lightning, the world’s first ever alcohol-infused cream, will be incorporated into all the Whipped Cream menu’s cocktails. Guests can expect such treats as Caribbean Queen, a heady blend of Coconut Rum, Lime Juice, Orgeat Syrup and Spiced Vanilla Whipahol, and Nutty Sailor, a smooth mix of Amaretto, Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Pecan Whipahol and Nutmeg. These indulgent drinks will be served on Thursday nights in honour of the Guilty Pleasures show on these evenings.  www.maryjanesbar.com

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Krug Kreperie

Here is something rather excellent for the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden: Pierre Koffmann has joined forces with Krug to create the unlikely but wonderful partnership of crepes and champagne! Pierre has created six delicious crepes, with flavours including crab, caramel, apple crumble and pistachio with caramelised pistachio nuts inspired by his infamous pistachio soufflé! Arriving in giant Krug champagne crates; the East Piazza in Covent Garden will be home to French chalet inspired dining pods. Their snug interiors come complete with sheepskin rugs and will be the perfect place to tuck into the crepes and a glass of […]

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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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Exclusive Hampers from Alain Ducasse

Esteemed French Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse, has handpicked a selection of his favourite speciality chocolates, for a luxury hamper that people can take home this Christmas. These exclusive hampers also include a bottle of Champagne NV Selection Alain Ducasse Brut; previously unavailable for purchase in the UK and only served at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. These bespoke chocolate hampers contain the finest artisanal chocolates, direct from Alain Ducasse’s manufacture in Paris. The chocolate is handcrafted on traditional vintage machines using time-tested methods at his recently opened factory La Manufacture de Chocolat. Hampers are priced at £125 and are available for […]

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Peyote

This contemporary Mexican from Tarun Mahrotri and Arjun Waney (Zuma, Roka, Arts Club) mixes indigenous Mexican ingredients with both classic and modern dishes and drinks. Peyote is the colloquial name for a small cactus (Lophophora williamsii), native to the Chihuahuan desert. Known for its psychoactive properties, it has a long history of ritualistic and medicinal use in Mexico. Eduardo García of Mexico City’s popular Máximo Bistro collaborated on the menu composition alongside head chef Hili San (Buddha Bar and Nobu Park Lane) who also trained with Mexican specialist chef Monica Solis, and enjoyed a stint with chef Enrique Olvera of […]

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Steam & Rye

Nick House (Mahiki, Whisky Mist and Bodo's Schloss) and Kelly Brook may seem like ‘the odd couple’ but they are the duo behind new one-stop destination venue, Steam and Rye. The 550 capacity space, opening this week, is set within the former bank of New York building in the City, harks back to the glamour and decadence of America’s Gilded Age. Says House: “It was love at first sight when I set eyes upon the old Bank of New York on Leadenhall Street and immediately the concept sprung to life in my head. In a few seconds, an amalgamation of […]

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The Pullman London

The march of the King’s Cross quarter continues apace with the opening of The Pullman London – sitting at the posh end of the Accor hotel chain. It’s an uber contemporary hotel taking its design inspiration form the linear design and colours of the nearby railway station. There are 312 bedrooms (WiFi, rain shower etc), the Golden Arrow restaurant and bar and panoramic views of the London Skyline. The new venue also houses 17 specially designed spaces for events and business meetings, a 446-seat tiered theatre for arts and corporate use, and a sauna and gym as well. The restaurant, […]

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