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W Film Club new season

  W London has announced the new season of the ‘W Film Club’ – a fortnightly screening of new release films in the hotel’s luxury 39-seater, HD, state-of-the-art Screening Room by the first floor bar. Upcoming films include Life Of Pi in 3D on 15 January, Django Unchained on 29 January, Hitchcock on 12 February 2013 and Movie 43 on 26 February 2013. The W Film Club takes place every other Tuesday, with screenings of the hottest and most exciting new films starting at 8pm. Tickets cost £15 and include free popcorn, or £20 for VIP tickets which include popcorn […]

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London Underground tea at Park Lane Hotel

To celebrate this week's 150th Anniversary of the London Underground, The Park Lane Hotel has created a special London Underground Afternoon taking guests on a culinary journey around the world-famous tube network. Pastry Chef, Sarah Hartnett, has created an menu which will be served in the the hotel’s Art Deco lounge, Palm Court. On arrival, guests will be greeted with a Metropolitan 1863 cocktail – Beefeater 24 gin and blackcurrant tea (produced in a distillery near Kennington Station!) To follow: a selection of five sandwiches and savouries including a ‘London Bridge’ roll with egg, crème fraîche, sun-blushed tomatoes and rocket; […]

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Lancaster London celebrates 150 years of the London Underground!

The Lancaster London Hotel and the London underground share a great deal of history, with the hotel sitting directly above Lancaster Gate station. To celebrate this connection and the underground’s 150th anniversary, Lancaster London is launching an exclusive new underground-themed package, complete with a travel card. On weekends and during school holidays, from February until October 2013, guests can enjoy an overnight stay in a Superior Room, a buffet breakfast, plus a travel card for Zones 1 and 2. The package is priced at £150 for a double room. Take advantage of this superb offer at one of London’s most […]

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Mr Selfridge Recommends the Tasting Room

In wake of the ITV programme centred on the founders of the British fashion institution Selfridges, the store itself has introduced a special Mr Selfridge Recommends menu in The Tasting Room. This pop-up restaurant and champagne bar will see dishes which are a modern day take on an original menu from the store opening in the 1900s; in honour of Harry Gordon Selfridge himself. Relax in the iconic building with some sumptuous food, where the gruyere croquettes and the lamb cutlets come especially highly recommended. Not keen on a heavy meal? Then choose the Mr Selfridge Afternoon Tea Menu instead […]

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Simply fish

The first Simply Fish opened in Camden at the end of last year with its convivial atmosphere and menu of fish and seafood, delivered daily from its own merchants in Cornwall and transformed with a range of Mediterranean, Asian and Middle Eastern influences. And now owner Chris Singham is fast tracking his plans to expand the brand with Simply Fish St Paul’s opening next month on 13 February. A third outlet will launch in Chiswick in the summer. “The reaction to Simply Fish has exceeded all our expectations,” says Singham. “Customers seem to love the flexibility of being able to […]

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Australia month at Draft House

Attention Australians (and beer lovers!) Draft House is celebrating the run up to Australia Day with good old Aussie beer and good tucker from today until – 26th January. Expect a terrific selection of the hottest Aussie craft beers at all Draft House sites from breweries such as Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Stone & Wood. Specials on the food menu include on Draft House’s food menu, including the ‘Ute Burger’ – the ultimate Aussie Utility Burger, which will star (from the bottom up): a slice of pineapple, 6oz 28-day aged Aberdeen Angus hamburger patty, pickled beets, flat-fried egg and […]

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Quarter Café

Heal’s has joined forces with restaurateurs Doron and Valeria Zilkha at its Tottenham Court Road flagship store to launch Heal’s Quarter Café and Heal’s Quarter Café Express next month on 12 February. The 80 seater first floor restaurant space, previously operated by Peyton & Byrne, will be fully refurbished and extended. The new menus will represent The Quarter Group’s signature modern mix of seasonal, healthy comfort food – including homemade pastries, all-day breakfast, delicious sandwiches and soups, charcuterie plates, hearty salads, afternoon tea, cakes and tarts – to sustain hungry shoppers. In addition, at the main entrance to Heal’s, there […]

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PipsDish does Burns

Converted Citroen garage, PipsDish in Islington is hosting a Burns Night that would make Rabbie proud. Twinkling lights, candles, your own private table in a little red van and all the theatre of an open kitchen. Factor in Pip’s typical simplicity, flavour and top-notch ingredients, and a magical experience is guaranteed. The traditional four-course Scottish menu begins with a hearty bowl of cock-a-leekie soup followed by the offal-stuffed centrepiece, the haggis. Served with neeps and tatties, it will be  welcomed to the table by a bagpiped serenade. Leave room for the Cranachan, though, a delicious concoction of cream, whisky, honey, […]

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The BNC Events Show

Following the success of last year’s sell-out event on board the HMS President, the BNC Global Event Show 2013 is to take place at London’s The Brewery on 20 and 21 February and promises to bring together top event planners with the world’s top suppliers for two days of amazing networking opportunities and lots of fun! If you are a full time professional event planner from the 'MICE" industry, either a corporate event manager or work at an event planning agency, then you can register to attend at www.theBNC.co.uk. Successful applications will receive an amazing item to go in their […]

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Primo – Italian Attitude in Soho

Bringing a genuine Italian experience to London’s Soho, here is a restaurant with attitude. Primo, launched December 2012, serves mind-blowing Italian dishes that capture the imagination of any diner. Perfect for both lunches and evenings out, Primo offers an array of hearty tapas, as well as classic dishes such as Risotto of the day, Rigatoni with aubergine, and Tagliatelle al ragu. Relax and enjoy a taste sensation while served by Primo’s charming Italian waiters, who are genuinely passionate about the food. The restaurant features comfortable and understated décor, with pieces of Ronnie Wood’s dramatic artwork lending a splash of colour to […]

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Zeo: booze free style

Looking for a booze alternative for January? Step forward ZEO, inspired by the challenging flavours of premium gin and vodka, master blenders have created the alcohol free spritz in the spirit of alcohol but without the content. Intrigued? The intricate flavour is made from a secret blend of botanicals from all over the world and the clean, crisp taste and peculiar kick promises to be chilling, warming, peppery and tingling all at the same time. Oh yes and if you’re looking for any more encouragement, it comes in at only 38 calories per bottle – which had it served at […]

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Ametsa

Taking the place of Nahm at The Halkin by COMO next month is brand new Basque restaurant, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction.  Ametsa will be a unique collaboration between The Halkin and a team that includes chef Elena Arzak– voted World’s Best Female Chef by Restaurant magazine earlier this year – along with her father Juan Mari Arzak, Mikel Sorazu, Igor Zalakain and Xabier Gutierrez. Father and daughter hold three Michelin stars at the original Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. Elena explains the name: “Ametsa means ‘dream’ in our language. The dream of a kitchen beyond our frontiers, in the […]

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