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Openings & Launches

Gymkhana

Inspired by the Colonial Indian social and sports clubs bearing the same name, Gymkhana us set to open next month in Mayfair. The restaurant will be a second venture for Karam Sethi, who earned his first Michelin star last year as Patron Chef of Trishna London. The new venue will serve modern Indian food with a focus on the tandoor oven and sigri charcoal grill.  Signature dishes will combine British ingredients with Indian techniques and will include club style nashtas (Indian all-day snack fare), club sharing plates of tandoori kebabs and sigri grills, and seasonal curries and biryanis in the […]

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Return of The Truck Stop

  Want a slight variation on the regular ‘going out for dinner’? Well following its successful debut in July earlier this year, The Truck Stop is back in August and September you may have heard of The Truck Stop, a foodie festival bringing a collection of the best of international gourmet foods. All from the back of the UK’s best food trucks, in Canary Wharf! If you can’t choose between Middle Eastern, or British food, or maybe fancy both an Italian and Indian dish? Well you don’t have to; try many favorites from all four corners of the globe, in […]

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Children Eat For Free At The Corinthia Hotel

The Corinthia Hotel have just introduced a new offer for summer, guaranteed to keep your children (and your purse) happy during the holidays… Kids eat for free, for a whole month! You can enjoy traditional British classics, like the beloved battered fish and chips from the Northall menu, or treat them to their hand-made Italian pasta dishes from the Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Since deserts are also included, you can indulge guilt free, in perhaps a strawberry and marshmallow sundae, or a chocolate meringue with icecream, drizzled in caramel sauce. Why not take advantage of this and dine in style with […]

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Summer with Cocktail Masterclasses at Kensington Place

The Notting Hill favourite, Kensington Place Restaurant and Bar has had a bit of a makeover. Serving its British brassiere-style dishes, popular favourites on the menu include freshly caught beer battered fish and chips, lovingly prepared by Head Chef Dan Loftin. Fresh sea food features prominently on the menu, Want to try and recreate the dish at home, or just can’t get enough of the fish? Well fear not everything used in the kitchen is available to buy at the Kensington Place fish shop. Kensington Place are also hosting thier monthly Cocktail Academy. With summer here to stay, have you […]

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Children’s Summer Chocolate Making Class

This summer Kensington Place  have a delicious new way to entertain the young ones during their holidays; a chocolate master class for children, teaching them about how their favourite treats are made, and offering them the chance to create and decorate their own chocolate fish. Julie Rosenberg of renowned Rococo Chocolates will lead the class, which also includes a blindfolded ‘Guess the flavour’ tasting, and a glass of champagne for parents who join in for lunch. Much like chocolate left anywhere near children, spaces on the class won’t last long. Advance booking is essential so get there quick, it’s a shame […]

Openings & Launches

Lincoln’s Inn Bar & Kitchen

The launch of Lincoln’s Inn Bar & Kitchen is set for next month within the gardens of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the capital’s largest park square.  The venue is the newest addition to the Benugo group with its portfolio including Hyde Park’s Serpentine Bar & Kitchen and The Riverfront at BFI Southbank. Breakfasts include Eggs Benedict and Porridge with maple syrup and star anise poached plums. The main restaurant menu available from 11am will feature burgers, a range of 12” flat breads and pizzas baked in the onsite wood fired oven and BBQ pulled pork and roasted peppers and Spicy chorizo […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Bespoke ‘butterfly’ cocktail menu at Artesian

Designed by Head Mixologist Alex Kratena and his team, the multiple award winning bar, Artesian at The Langham have just launched a completely innovative and unique ‘butterfly’ cocktail menu, which will revolutionise the typical cocktail menu! As Kratena, who received ‘Bar Personality of the Year Award’ by Imbibe Magazine  this year explains: “Cocktails should not only be delicious and also engaging. Working from this principle you can innovate and push boundaries to conjure up bold and unusual flavours and visual creations that entertain. Our butterfly menu allows drinkers to hand select their individual choices, it’s like having a professional perfumer […]

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Flesh & Buns

Next month, the team behind Bone Daddies will open Flesh and Buns in Covent Garden. Inspired by Japanese izakayas, Flesh and Buns will specialise in hirata buns (DIY filled steamed buns). Taiwanese in origin, the name translates as ‘tiger eating pork’ due to their folded appearance and common filling. The restaurant will showcase a variety of ‘flesh’ (fillings) including Slow roasted shoulder of lamb with Korean flavours; Whole baby chicken with yuzu koshu; and Robata grilled seabass with coriander miso. The flesh and buns will be served along with salad vegetables, sauces and pickles with diners encouraged to build their […]

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Penthouse & Roof Terace at Grand Connaught Rooms

When it comes to picking a venue Londoners really are spoiled for choice. However, the sumptuous grandeur of the Grand Connaught Rooms certainly makes them some of the city’s most impressive, inspiring and captivating spaces.  From market to magnificent! Located in the heart of Covent Garden, these iconic buildings have been sympathetically restored from days as fruit and vegetable stalls and Freemasons headquarters whilst maintaining many features  of their historic past. The Connaught Rooms’ latest venture sees the opening of a newly refurbished penthouse & Roof terrace – an oasis of calm above the hustle and bustle below. The decadent […]

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Commemorative ‘Royal Baby’ Champagne Cocktail

With the wonderful arrival of the newest addition to the Royal Family, everybody is keen to join in the celebrations, which is why International Bartender of The Year, Alex Kratena at The Langham London has created a new champagne cocktail fit for a king. Or in this case, a prince! The decadent 5 star grand hotel on Regent Street now boasts the ‘Royal Toast’ at its chic London Artesian Bar, crafted lovingly from Ruinart Blanc de Blancs combined with Tapatio tequila, Peychaud’s bitters, lemon juice and cedar wood syrup. This beautiful blue crepe-paper swathed creation is set to be a […]

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