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Central and Co

Central and Co instantly strikes me as a young, trendy, well decorated bar and diner which is perfectly situated a few minutes’ walk from the busy hubbub of Oxford Street. Large clear doors have been opened so that the tables spill out onto the street on this warm evening. Inside we are led down the long dining space and situated nearer the bar, a perfect location as soon as I spy the tempting cocktail menu. We started off with a Lemon and vanilla martini, and instantly found our favourite accompaniment for the evening. I dabbled into the Caffeine ol’Fashioned but […]

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COAL VAULTS

Coal Vaults opens today on Wardour Street in an historic building originally used for storing coal in the early 19th Century. Hence the name. The space has been restored to its former glory using copper, timber, steel, and old London stock brickwork. There are also five separate vaults for private dining as well as the intimate bar and 100 capacity dining room. It is founded by two young entrepreneurs Simo (Martyn Simpson) and Felix Leuschner. Magnus Reid (The Rooftop Café) has consulted on the menu and the kitchen operation will be spearheaded by James Knox Boothman (A Little of What […]

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London Event Planners

If London does one thing well it is parties, from extravagant, raucous revelry to sophisticated, sleek soirees. So it is a good thing then that there is a whole host of event planners, who can pretty much perform miracles when it comes to organising killer parties. All you have to do is work out how you are going to convince everyone that you really did make that 50ft custom chandelier all by yourself…. Chance Organisations The past thirty years have seen Chance Organisations plan events from full scale award ceremonies and charity galas, to intimate dinners within a client’s house, […]

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MADAME GAUTIER BISTRO

Hitting Kensal Rise today is Madame Gautier BISTRO, BAR À VIN and TRAITEUR from chef and entrepreneur Mark Gautier and his wife Corinne. The menu, under the direction of Gautier himself, is informed by traditional French methods combining carefully sourced seasonal farm fresh produce. English-born, half-French, Gautier is a classically trained chef who has worked extensively in both the UK and France including 3-star Michelin restaurants from The Georges V and the Negresco to the Waterside Brasserie and the Savoy and others. The menu features Poulet au Citron – breast of chicken with a lemon, Dijon mustard, cream and mint […]

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Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013

The annual culinary arts event that is the Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013 is in its 4th annual year now and comprises of a two-day exhibition at the Truman Brewery and a series of ‘Food & Fragrance’ themed banquets at the Cookbook Cafe InterContinental London Park Lane.   Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013 Exhibition at the Truman Brewery This exhibit proves to be a must see for any food lover with a breathable tearoom, a wild flower meadow made entirely from sugar, a camera made from edible materials that when cooked form a meal and bitters infused with moisture scientifically […]

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Butler’s Wharf Blackout

Bringing life and trade to London and equally dividing and connecting the population, the Thames one of London’s most iconic and striking assets will be celebrated in a ten day long festival this September. Getting involved are the D & D restaurants found along the riverside which include Le Pont De La Tour, Cantina Del Ponte, Blueprint Cafe and Butler Wharf’s Chophouse, in a series of events known as the ‘Butler’s Wharf Blackout.’ They will be submerging their venues in darkness by literally ‘blacking out’ all electricity from 8:30pm throughout the evening. Not only is this wonderfully romantic as diners […]

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INK

Stephen Manderson (that’s Professor Green to you and me) is collaborating with cocktail supremo Gerry Calabrese next month to launch brand new club, INK in Leicester Square. Dubbed as an east end club in the heart of the west end (Leicester Square meets Hoxton Square), it will open a hardcore party monster 6pm to 3am seven days a week with music, food and drink all under one roof.                The Prof’s career has already spawned two top three albums and eight hit singles from ‘Read All About It’ to ‘Just Be Good To Green’ so with the Glasto main stage […]

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London Speaker Hire

Hands up who went to Lovebox? Well here’s a question, what do they have in common with the BAFTAs, The Brit Awards and Charlie from Wandsworth’s house party? No not celebrities, unless Charlie had a really fantastic house party. Music would have been a good guess, almost there. The answer is in fact they all made use of London Speaker Hire. They are guys who have ‘The sound thing… sorted!’ Whether you are planning your wedding reception, the office annual party, or a big public event, the last thing you want as the music starts playing is for the speakers […]

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Brunch at Honky Tonk Chelsea

For those looking for an escape from the dancing masses in Notting Hill this bank holiday look no further than Honky Tonk. This New York themed restaurant will be recreating the all-American parties, for which their nation is famous, on our side of the pond for one weekend only. Diners at the appropriately named ‘Beers, Buckets and Bands’ party will be able to feast on buckets of chicken wings and quench their thirst with refreshing beers, all whilst listening to some amazing live music. If you haven’t yet had your fill of Honky Tonk, and we’re betting you wont have, […]

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Grillshack

A technology focussed new restaurant is set to open its doors on Beak Street in September. Grillshack is to be a quick all day counter service grill with both eat in and take out options available til late, seven days a week. In addition to counter service, there will also be touchscreen order and payment points plus a Grillshack app for ordering and payment at the table. This is to be a UK first. Staff dressed in industrial denim aprons will be on hand to ease guests into the technology. The food menu comprises a selection of dishes, mostly prepared […]

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The Whistler Restaurant

The Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain will reopen 19 November following Tate Britain’s £45 million redevelopment project. The reopening will co-incide with the unveiling of a newly restored mural by Rex Whistler, The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats, which will take pride of place in the restaurant. When it originally launched in 1927, the restaurant was described as “The Most Amusing Room in Europe” due to the scenes depicted within Whistler’s mural displayed therein. The 8ft by 32ft painting depicts a fantastical journey through many lands by an unlikely royal hunting group and the artist was a student at […]

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An Evening of 1920s Entertainment at Archer Street

With Gatsby fever still taking over London, Archer Street invites guests to their Soho Bar to unearth their inner starlet for a 1920s based evening this upcoming bank holiday.  Full 1920s attire is encouraged, which not only allows for zoot suits and flapper dresses to be donned, but it also guarantees a jazz themed cocktail on arrival to really set the evening swinging. Further Gatsby-esque drinks include the Cherry Cherry Bang Bang, a concoction of Tanqueray, cherry and lime. Or perhaps Wild Horses is more to your taste, featuring bourbon, raspberries and a fizz of ginger beer. Betty Blue may […]

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