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Snowflake Gelato Soho Boutique Opening

Snowflake Luxury Gelato is delighted to be bringing their award winning, artisan gelato to London’s vibrant Soho. Housing the largest gelato counter in London, the new Snowflake Luxury Gelato boutique will begin ‘Serving Happiness’ on Wardour Street from 24thSeptember 2013. Snowflake makes its artisan gelato by hand every day in the Bayswater and Soho boutiques, using organic Jersey milk, organic cream and sugar.  Its Luxury Sorbetto is also handmade using only seasonal fresh fruits, making it refreshing as well as fat and dairy free. For the uber health conscious, there’s even the Snowflake Guilt-Free Sorbetto range with no added sugar! […]

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London Restaurant Festival

London Restaurant Festival is back. Now in its 5th year the festival will be taking over restaurants throughout London for 2 weeks in October. Celebrating the best of London’s restaurants and eating out. New for 2013, London Restaurant Festival is proud to announce that chef, food writer and journalist Gizzi Erskine and television presenter Jonathan Ross will be on board; Gizzi joins as the new Chairperson, and Jonathan will be hosting a special film event in partnership with BAFTA 195 Piccadilly. London Restaurant Festival is a fantastic way to explore all the different types of food and restaurants that the […]

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The Earl Derby

The Earl Derby is an historic pub in Kilburn that is relaunching under its original name next week Thursday. It is taking exceptional pride in its status as ‘a proper pub’ serving honest food and drink on the bustling thoroughfare of Kilburn High Road. The 200-cover venue will be decked out in elegant tones of navy and grey, with reclaimed timber flooring, exposed brickwork and rustic oak panelling. Curved Chesterfield-style sofas, distressed tables, hanging pendant lamps and vintage chandeliers will complete the look. We hear that a lot of pride has also been taken with the drinks list: there’s a […]

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A Rum Brunch

Just in time for autumn, Notting Hill’s The Rum Kitchen has launched new weekend brunch, #RumBrunch, featuring bottomless rum Bloody Mary’s, BYO vinyl, a brunch counter, and fruit and veg market as well as its traditional West Indian brunch menu. Expect Jamaican classics including the ultimate Jamaican breakfast including Ackee, Saltfish, Plantain, Calallo & Fried Dumpling and the Jamican-me Breakfast, The Rum Kitchen’s version of a traditional full English. There’s also the hangover busting BLT with Scotch Bonnet Ketchup plus Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough with tomato salsa. The brunch counter will offer a selection of cereals, seasonal fruit from the […]

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A Thieves Market of Flavours in Mayfair

Chor Bizarre in Mayfair is an exquisitely decorated Indian restaurant which has based its interior around its name meaning ‘thieves market’ with a mix of beautifully decorated chairs, tables and ornaments filling the dining area. The menus aren’t left out either as they are covered with detailed drawings of the markets with introductions to the dishes before listing the food. The starter of Aloo tikki chaat were nice potato patties filled with spiced lentil and green peas, served warm, topped with yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney. They were pleasant but lacked the proper Indian spices to separate it from a […]

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AD12 atT42

Acclaimed Michelin starred chef Anthony Demetre is launching AD12 atT42, a 12 week pop up restaurant in Old Broad Street, London, on the 1st October. The food will reflect Demetre’s signature style at his current London restaurants: Arbutus, Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons. The accessible modern bistro, located in the high rise building Tower 42, will soon be sharing its home with International restaurateur and chef Jason Atherton who has plans to open a new restaurant in Tower 42 too. With a series of highly regarded restaurants in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong also under his belt, Atherton has […]

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Honky Tonk Clapham

SW4 is getting set for the launch of Honky Tonk tomorrow. Following on from the success of Honky Tonk Chelsea, the venue will offer southsiders an American-inspired restaurant, late night bar, and live performances. The venue is the brainchild of Mark Cutler, one of the founders of Notting Hill institution, supperclub London. Punters can expect regular live music and entertainment, with a particular emphasis on a variation of the blues, jazz and rockabilly. With al fresco seating overlooking the common, the light and airy venue will house over 150 covers with separate restaurant, bar and private dining areas. The décor […]

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Union Street Café

Gordon Ramsay Group’s Union Street Café opens today in Borough, foodie heartland of South East London. Davide Degiovanni takes the helm as head chef. This newest edition to SE1 is located in a converted warehouse. Degiovanni’s dishes will focus on seasonal ingredients sourced from selected Mediterranean produce with an emphasis on Italian artisan producers. This will be complimented by daily available fare from the immediate vicinity of Borough and Maltby Street markets. Italian born and bred, Degiovanni’s enthusiasm is obvious from his daily changing menu which will include dishes like crisp Parma ham, buffalo mozzarella and peperonata, Stone bass crudo, […]

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Private Club Rooms at The Elgin

The Elgin pub has launched its new Private Club Rooms at its Ladbroke Grove base, providing two additional dining rooms and a bar available for private hire. Situated on the first floor The Private Club Rooms can host large groups in their own space. A selection from the regular pub and restaurant menus will be available including a canapé menu for large parties, with dishes such as Oysters in shallot and vinegar, Chicken liver parfait with red onion jam and toast and Truffle mini welsh rarebit.  A bar food buffet menu will feature Black pudding and braeburn apple sausage rolls […]

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28-50

28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen launches its latest wine bar and restaurant today on Maddox Street. Designed over two floors, the restaurant will feature brand’s very first seafood and Champagne bar, serving 40 – 50 Champagnes, with four by the glass, on the ground floor, whilst the lower ground will host a major wine display plus the open kitchen. B3 Designers are behind the interior which features reclaimed timber as a reference to the wine barrels used in the ageing and fermentation process, whilst soft leather upholstery is countered by industrial finishes on furniture and storage, with marble and bespoke […]

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Olivogelo Gelateria

Sardinian restaurateur Mauro Sanna launches new gelateria, Olivogelo in Chelsea’s Elizabeth Street this week and his homemade ice creams, yoghurts and sorbets will have a decidedly Sardinian influence. Created using traditional ingredients, delivered in weekly shipments from Cagliari, these will feature irresistible concoctions such as nougat, saffron, bitter honey and dates and grappa. Complementing these delicacies will be more familiar flavours of chocolate, coffee and pistachio ice cream; orange, lemon and mango sorbets and blueberry frozen yoghurt. Restaurant interiors have been designed by ceramist and designer Lubna Chowdhary who was commissioned to create a range of individually designed white ceramic […]

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London’s Caterers

Last month it was all about event planners, and this week we turn to London’s caterers. From dealing with manic brides, to having to organise hundreds of  flaming puddings to be served at once, caterers seem to have the superpower of taking our requests, however strange they may be and creating some of the best food around. Here is a pick of some of our favourites: By Word of Mouth You have to throw a party for 500 and the host has expressed their love of soufflé, you panic, 500 soufflés all to be served at the same time? Is […]

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