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Lalani & Co host an unique afternoon tea at The Modern Pantry

Boutique British tea curators, Lalani & Co have joined up with chef, Anna Hansen MBE and The Modern Pantry for a unique afternoon tea on Friday May 3rd.  Owned and run by the Lalani brothers, Lalani & Co select teas of unparalleled flavour and character through a unique understanding, authentic small-batch production, the passionate craft of artisan family-owned gardens and an expert process of selection and curation. They have also developed one of London’s first seasonal tea libraries and with The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell being known for having one of the best afternoon teas around, it only makes sense […]

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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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Skylon appoints new executive head chef: Adam Gray

Situated on Southbank above the Royal Festival Hall is Skylon, and they have just appointed a new Executive  Head Chef,  Adam Gray replacing Helena Puolakka.  Adam brings with him three AA rosettes and a Michelin star which he has had for over ten years, meaning all those who dine at Skylon can expect great things.  Having started off working with Bruno Loubet at the Four seasons, Park Lane, Adam has since worked in numerous restaurants and his CV is rather impressive, and includes a stint overseas in Melbourne. Back in the UK he has worked in the world renowned Le […]

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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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Boundary Rooftop opens

We’ve seen a glimpse or two of the sun, the evenings are lighter and the temperature is slowly climbing, spring is definitely on the way, which is great news because the new rooftop at Boundary in Shoreditch is now open! The beautiful garden includes a canopy of vines and wild herbs making it a unique and unrivalled location for meetings (far more interesting than a boardroom!), lunches or drinks throughout the day, with food being served from 10 am until 9:45pm. And if the weather does take a turn for the worse than guests need not be deterred as the […]

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Heaton Butler & Bayne

Brand new restaurant Heaton, Butler and Bayne has just launched in Covent Garden. Created by Robert Siegler (Le Deuxieme and Broadway Market’s Market Café), customers will experience a daily changing menu of bistro style dishes using quality, locally sourced produce. Located in a former stained glass factory on the corner of Floral and Garrick Street in Covent Garden, the restaurant will offer an innovative blend of seasonal dishes alongside an original and exciting interior design. Designed by Gundry & Ducker, interiors are all about natural celebrating bold starkness with wooden furniture and clean lines throughout. Visitors will find themselves in […]

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