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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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Boulestin

In April 1994, the famous Boulestin restaurant in Covent Garden closed down after nearly 70 years but now Joel Kissin, co-founder of Conran Restaurants alongside Sir Terence Conran, is set to introduce it to a new generation when he opens Boulestin mark two in September. The all new Boulestin will be located in St James’s, where The Crown Estate is spearheading a revival of the area and the venue will comprise a luxury 60-seat bistro, serving mostly classic French food, a private dining room seating 36 and Café Marcel, a 30-seat casual dining space offering lighter fare. It will be […]

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The Churchill Bar Shake up Their Cocktails

Without a doubt the best way to end a summer or, in fact, any day is by sipping a chilled cocktail in the evening air. When it comes to alfresco drinking, Londoners- we sure are spoilt! The Churchill Bar’s deeply glamorous private terrace on Portman Square boasts a refreshing menu of summer sippers certain to satisfy your cocktail needs. The list includes the Portman summer cup, a delightful blend of Hendricks Gin and herbs, spices, fruit and cloudy lemonade or the Slow Gin Spritz, Churchill’s London spin on a classically venetian drink. Of course the Churchill would not be without […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Blue Plate

This new offering from American bakers David Muniz and David Lesniak of Outsider Tart fame is housed next door to the bakery and serves authentic comfort food from across the United States. The boys, hailing from Mississippi and New York respectively, started out with a small cake stall at Richmond Farmer’s Market. In addition to their sweet treats and whoopee pies, they began selling home-style chillis served with traditional sweet cornbread on Thursday evenings where locals could pop in and pick up a box of chilli or eat in around the striped counter. This event became so popular that they […]

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Iced Tea at Paramount

The afternoon tea is quintessentially English, with the typical scones and cucumber sandwiches sure to temp any Brit worth their biscuit. What is not so English is the tropical heat wave we’ve been experiencing that shows no sign of stopping. Paramount, the iconic restaurant and bar atop Centre Point, is an oasis of 32 floors leaving the sticky streets of London below. The cool folk up at Paramount have given the classic afternoon tea a cold make over with the addition of fabulously frozen fare such as a Frozen Coffee Cream, Strawberry Parfait and Mango Chiboust in a cone. There's […]

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