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Reservations open for Story

As of 9am on Friday 1 February, the reservations line for Story, debut restaurant from Tom Sellers will open for business. Taking bookings over the phone and online for the following month only, diners will have to move quickly to secure a table with only 42 covers available for both lunch and dinner. Following on from Foreword, Sellers’ successful 2011 pop-up, Story opens on Tooley Street in early March. Tom Sellers is a 25-year-old chef whose enviable cv takes in Thomas Keller at The French Laundry and Per Se, Tom Aikens at his eponymous Chelsea restaurant, Adam Byatt at Trinity […]

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BNC Global Event Show

The 1,200 event buyers attending The BNC Global Event Show, 20th and 21st February at The Brewery, will take in fantastic stands from Visit Scotland to Oman Ministry of Tourism, enjoy unrivalled opportunities to network with 200 top exhibitors, complimentary hospitality and the chance to win an all-inclusive holiday through BNC’s Golden Stand initiative. And when the first working day is over, there’s even more networking: from 18.01 on Wednesday 20th February, with a massive party for all attendees with the Ministry of Sound and even more complimentary food and drink. The event also sees the launch of the new […]

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Rum Shack pops up at Floridita

This Friday 1st February, Floridita will unveil its brand new Rum Shack bar, a Cuban ‘beach shack’ inspired drinking experience in the heart of the West End offering a cocktail menu inspired from around the globe.  Choose from  Hemingway Punch (Barcardi Superior and Maraschino Liqueur inspired by Ernest Hemingway), In a Barrel (absinthe, gomme, lemon & orange juice, shaken with Pussers Blue Rum and served in a barrel vessel) and Cheeky Monkey (made with the mellow Chairman’s Reserve with its complex mix of ripe raisin fruit, tobacco and spice and served in a tiki glass). Created by interior designer Joanna […]

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Smith’s Cocktail Bar

Here’s one you may have missed from the final throes of last year. Enter Smith’s, bringing a welcome dose of glamour to W6r residents and Brook Green Hotel guests alike. Situated beneath the hotel, it’s all exposed brick walls and Louis XIV style furniture complete with velvet upholstery, tasselled lampshades and low lighting. Heavy silk curtains fall alongside chaise longues and distressed leather sofas, while exposed filament bulbs hang low over the bar. Boasting one of the most extensive cocktail menus in the area, mixologist Jeevan Perinpanayagam serves up a flamboyant array of contemporary and classic concoctions – Dirty Martinis […]

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The Vaults at Voltaire

Let your new found love affair with the fizzy stuff begin again this Valentine’s day with the launch of  Voltaire, boasting the capital’s largest collection of Pommery Champagne, an al fresco cigar terrace and a vault bar. Located in the Square Mile, Voltaire is named after the famous French writer and philosopher and is housed in a grade II listed building – its architectural features incorporated by interior designer and founder of Brandarchitects, Sue Wheldon (Champneys and Kempinski). The vaults, once servicing the former bank above, have now been converted into a unique bar area, The Vaults at Voltaire featuring […]

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Kiss Me Deadly

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Paradise Row Gallery’s new show, Kiss Me Deadly. The group show curated by Price Latimer Agah, features new art from Los Angeles inspired by the film noir culture that flourished in LaLa Land in the 1940's and 50's. Paintings, sculptures and film all come together in an immersive exhibition format with the artworks representing the archetypal protagonists of the genre: the femme fatale, the fall guy, the hardboiled detective, the hapless grafter and the lone wolf or victim of circumstance. The tenets of film noir were first defined in 1955 by French critics […]

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The Space for fashion

A little taste of Paris will come to the capital during London Fashion Week, in the form of pop-up boutique The Space. The Paris concept store will set up inside Austique Chelsea, King’s Road, creating a hub dedicated to art and fashion. The pop-up will host emerging Parisian designers, cutting edge fashion labels and international artists, collaborating with Austique on both style and ethos. Both shops stock sought after international labels including Zimmermann, Austique, Cheek Frills and Madeleine Thompson and will be showcasing a selection of SS13 collections.  These include Parker, Camilla & Marc and lifestyle brands such as Twins […]

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Borough Market Welcomes Back The Wheatsheaf

Borough market welcomes back its most loved pub, The Wheatsheaf and we are rather excited! With a lick of paint and some new features the pub which has been closed for the past three years is well and truly back. Originally built in 1772 this iconic pub has not forgotten its heritage  keeping its wooden panelling and open fire places, but interior designer Jamie Derry from LAP Design has offset these with new quirky features such as an eclectic mix of colours and cow hide. The new heated terrace is home to the campervan kitchen and the vintage Wheatsheaf bicycle […]

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Ancient cuisine at Colchis

Never tried Georgian food before? Neither had we, before encountering Colchis! This cosy restaurant and wine bar, right in the heart of bustling Notting Hill, celebrates the simplicity and tradition of ancient Georgian cuisine. A tiny country, bordering Turkey, Russia and the Black Sea, Georgia is a land packed with far-reaching history, and this is a restaurant that takes full advantage of its heritage. Even the name ‘Colchis’ harks back to an old kingdom of the medieval Georgia. Tradition dictates that your Georgian eating experience should be casual and friendly, and Colchis provides the perfect warm and welcoming atmosphere, amplified […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ancient cuisine at Colchis

Never tried Georgian food before? Neither had we, before encountering Colchis! This cosy restaurant and wine bar, right in the heart of bustling Notting Hill, celebrates the simplicity and tradition of ancient Georgian cuisine. A tiny country, bordering Turkey, Russia and the Black Sea, Georgia is a land packed with far-reaching history, and this is a restaurant that takes full advantage of its heritage. Even the name ‘Colchis’ harks back to an old kingdom of the medieval Georgia. Tradition dictates that your Georgian eating experience should be casual and friendly, and Colchis provides the perfect warm and welcoming atmosphere, amplified […]

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