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Restaurant Story

Just ‘published’ last week, Restaurant Story is the debut restaurant from 26-year-old chef Tom Sellers, who, with backing from fellow chef Adam Byatt (Trinity), has transformed an old toilet block (yes really) on Bermondsey’s Tooley Street into a brand new, 40-cover restaurant. Sellars has drawn on his experience under some of the world’s most talented chefs – including Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York, René Redzepi at Noma in Copenhagen, Tom Aikens at his eponymous restaurant in Chelsea for his imaginative and experimental cuisine. The restaurant is a very personal journey, telling Sellar’s own ‘story’ though food; whether […]

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Gin, Fizz and Jazz night launches at Kettner’s

 Back in 1867 Kettner’s opened its cocktail and champagne bar and now 146 years on and still going strong they are launching their Gin, Fizz and Jazz nights just in time for Jazz appreciation month. Starting on Tuesday 30th each week will see a collection of London’s most glamorous and talented singers take to the stage, including ‘Verity and Violet’ a vintage duo who mix together both the old and new styles of Jazz  and The Marjorie Belles’, three silver tongued close harmony singers specialising in swing and big band classics. With a different performer each week you know you […]

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Tea fit for a queen

Just 12 months after the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, when Royal Warrent Holder, Fortnum & Mason celebrated the occasion by opening the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, it is marking the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation with the luxurious Coronation Afternoon Tea. Head chef Jane Smyth has created an afternoon tea menu fit for a queen with Miniature beef wellington, Norfolk asparagus tartlet with hollandaise sauce and Smoked salmon and cucumber blini with sauce vierge and asparagus en croute. Sweet treats include Maids of Honour and Kent strawberries and just so you know, all of these dishes actually formed part of the original Coronation banquet. Oh […]

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Drake & Morgan

Drake & Morgan, the privately owned bar and restaurant group behind favourite watering holes such as the Refinery, the Parlour, the Anthologist and the Folly, is set to launch two new sites this year- The Happenstance and Sixty London – bringing its portfolio to seven. The new venues will both occupy new AXA Real Estate developments in the City with The Happenstance set to open at No.1 St. Paul’s Churchyard and the second site at Sixty London, in Holborn. Both sites are being designed by Fusion Design and Architecture and they take their inspiration from bars and restaurants in Hong […]

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Breakfast on ‘The Beach’

Sophie’s Steakhouse on Fulham Road is a real party central of an evening but now guests can celebrate on the morning after as well. The restaurant has launched a hangover-busting breakfast menu, served on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12noon. Sure to set you up for a day of hitting the Kings Road boutiques or museums of South Kensington, this concise breakfast gig comprises Hot freshly baked mini doughnuts (chocolate or raspberry), Eggy bread, or Pancakes with streaky bacon and maple syrup or more substantial options such as Sophie’s popular Bacon butty, the signature Steak and eggs plus breakfast staples Eggs Florentine, […]

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Mozzarella May at Sartoria Restaurant

Inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy, Mayfair restaurant Sartoria will devote the entire month of May to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports. Mozzarella. Sartoria restaurant has been inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy. The month of May is being dedicated and devoted to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports, the humble Mozzarella. Throughout the month guests will be able to share a giant 2kg Mozzarella plait called a ‘treccia’ which is perfect to indulge in with friends and comes with grilled Mediterranean vegetables or if the thought of 2kg of Mozzarella […]

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Street Feast

From now until the end of June, come 5pm of a Friday, London’s coolest foodies are heading to Kingsland Road’s Merchant Yard. The former Travis Perkins builders merchants is undergoing a gastronomic make-over thanks to some of London’s best loved street traders and Ben Spalding’s Stripped Back fare. The rising superstar chef, formerly of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir,  will offer quick, interesting, delicious and high quality food at super affordable prices atop a raised dining terrace overlooking the yard. “Even from just walking around the merchant yard site, I was immediately drawn to the mezzanine […]

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The ultimate brunch at 34

  Everyone knows that brunch is the essential meal of any weekend. But this weekend, make a change from usual hangout and head over to 34 in Grosvenor Square, because their new brunch menu devised by Head Chef Paul Brown is seriously good. This is no normal brunch, yes they have Eggs Benedict and waffles but they also have fried duck egg with confit duck, chorizo and watercress, salt beef sandwiches, barbecued pork, meatballs and lobster macaroni, everything you could want to eat at brunch. Served from 11:30 am – 5pm it is perfect for those who have partied hard […]

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Food & Film at Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel will be launching ‘Food & Film’ this month, which will see a food personality introduce a film that has influence and inspired their work and on Monday 29th April, the hotel welcomes Jonathan Phang to the hotel. Phang has worked extensively in the fashion industry but has always harboured a great passion for cooking, and has published a book , The Pepperpot Club, which celebrates his Chinese- Caribbean upbringing in London and all the wonderful recipes he had growing up. The film he will be introducing is What’s Cooking?  Released in 2000 the film focuses on four […]

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Rivington Grill goes to the dogs

  The Rivington Grill in Shoreditch and Greenwich is celebrating St George’s Day next Tuesday 23 April with a quintessentially British menu for lunch and dinner courtesy of Head Chef, Simon Wadham. In honour of England's patron saint, customers will be able to dine on Steamed St Enodoc asparagus, crispy fried pheasant egg, pea shoots as a starter; a main of Veal cutlet, fairy ring mushrooms, Jersey royals and then Bakewell tart and custard for dessert, (£22.50 for 3 courses). However, you can also get patriotic even sooner by celebrating the Queen's 86th birthday at the Shoreditch venue on Sunday 21. Any guests who arrive with […]

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