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Ryan Stafford at Ben’s Canteen

Ben’s Canteen is ending this depressing January detoxing with a rather special supper club event, Ryan Stafford: Mixing It Up on the 23rd of January. Ryan Stafford a former Masterchef: The Professionals finalist will be cooking up a seriously great menu with dishes including Pig Popcorn & Chorizo Jam, Carpaccio of Beasts and a wonderful Salted Caramel, Peanut, Yoghurt & Forell Pear, enough to make anyone ditch the January diet of soups and salad and return to eating proper food once more. There will be two sittings in the evening, 7pm and 9pm with everyone being served together at each […]

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Spa Signatures launch at The Dorchester

Relax with the ultimate in luxury at London’s most exclusive spa. The new Dorchester Spa menu features seven gorgeous face and body treatments that have been hand-picked from some of the leading spas within Dorchester Collection’s luxury hotels. Brands featured include: La Prairie (The Beverly Hills Hotel), Shiseido (Le Richmond) and Kerstin Florian (Coworth Park). These new offerings are not the only change afoot at The Dorchester Spa. Carol Joy London Hairdressing Salon has taken up residence, creating its only complete service salon in the UK! This will be Carol Joy London’s flagship store, providing guests with their complete care […]

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Champagne & Cigars in the City

This Valentine’s Day witnesses the launch of brand new venue ‘Voltaire’: a City bar named after the famous French writer and philosopher. This impressive grade II listed building features an incredible vault bar, a gorgeous al fresco cigar terrace, and London’s largest collection of Pommery champagne – reputed to be the world’s best! Interior designer Sue Wheldon has been let loose on the venue, transforming the stone vaults of the former bank above into a unique bar area, ‘The Vaults at Voltaire’. These boast cosy alcoves draped in silks and animal prints, where guests can relax with drinks brought by a […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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Old Bengal Bar’s Secret Cocktail List

Want to be let in on a secret? Old Bengal Bar is revolutionising Saturday night cocktails with their secret cocktail list, but just don’t tell any body…  Each week between 5:30 and 7pm guests can try six incredible new cocktails created by bar manager Milos Popovic.  To gain access to this secret list look out for the password released over Twitter @OldBengalBar during the week and just whisper it to one of the server’s.  So move over Mojitos, so long Long Island Ice Tea and ditch those daiquiris there are new cocktails in town. P.S  This week’s buzzword for Saturday […]

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Rock and Roll at Quaglino’s

This week, as part of Quaglino’s ongoing series of photography shows, the restaurant welcomes photographer Gered Mankowitz and his exhibition, ‘Rock and Roll’ –  a collaboration with Piccadilly Arcade’s Snap Galleries. Mankowitz has enjoyed an extensive 45 year career photographing musical royalty and this new exhibition focuses on Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. Many of the images were taken in nearby Mason’s Yard, now enjoying a musical renaissance with The Scotch. Mankowitz established his first studio there in 1963 and it’s where he shot Jimi Hendrix and his band The Experience four years later. Naturally Quaglino’s Bar Manager Michal […]

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Beagle

Beagle is a new restaurant, bar and coffee shop launching in Shoreditch in March. The venue will be set within three carefully renovated railway arches on Geffrye Street, Shoreditch next to Hoxton Station. It takes its name from one of the steam locomotives that used the original East London line. Brains behind the new venture are brothers Danny and Kieran Clancy. The duo are the founders and organisers of krankbrother, a specialist off-location music events’ company which showcases musicians in unique locations such as rooftops, streets, boats, theatres and railway arches and Danny is also a founder and director at […]

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Voucher Strike at Cabana

It’s not too late to try something new this January, Cabana is saving the January blues, one chicken skewer at a time! By ditching the vouchers for half price pizzas and burgers and bringing them to be recycled at Cabana you can swap them for two whole skewers of Cabana’s best selling spicy Malagueta chicken for the price of one. Bringing the fun, vibrancy and amazing street food of Brasil to London, Cabana is the perfect way to brighten up dreary January! So grab your friends and those unwanted vouchers and say no to burgers, pasta and pizza and head […]

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Out of the Ordinary at Smith’s Cocktail Bar

Smith’s bar in Hammersmith may sound ordinary, but rest assure this bar is anything but. Below Brook Green Hotel this fabulous bar is a slice of old school glamour think New York drinking den meets Paris elegance. Heavy silk curtains, decadent chaise lounges mixed with exposed brick walls and distressed leather sofas. The cocktail list is something to be marvelled at, classics such as Dirty Martinis and Daiquiris meet Smith’s ‘Signature Secrets’ innovative creations like Sherbet Foundations or the wonderfully named Tall, Dark and Handsome made from Young’s Double Chocolate stout, Havana Club 7 year old and Pedro Ximenez sherry […]

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Mr Selfridge Has Good Taste

Selfridges most certainly lives up to its ‘World’s Best Department Store’ accolade in The Tasting Room, an intimate dining space tucked away in a corner of the 2nd floor. Brush past the beautiful dresses of the women’s designer gallery, and you’ll find a softly-lit room that has been serving delectable food since November 2012. The Tasting Room was designed with the theme ‘distressed grand café’, featuring aged mirrors, borders of brass, and a blend of Jazz and contemporary music. In sync with the recent launch of new ITV series ‘Mr Selfridge’, throughout January The Tasting Room menu includes a ‘Mr Selfridge […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mr Selfridge Has Good Taste

Selfridges most certainly lives up to its ‘World’s Best Department Store’ accolade in The Tasting Room, an intimate dining space tucked away in a corner of the 2nd floor. Brush past the beautiful dresses of the women’s designer gallery, and you’ll find a softly-lit room that has been serving delectable food since November 2012. The Tasting Room was designed with the theme ‘distressed grand café’, featuring aged mirrors, borders of brass, and a blend of Jazz and contemporary music. In sync with the recent launch of new ITV series ‘Mr Selfridge’, throughout January The Tasting Room menu includes a ‘Mr Selfridge […]

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Claridge’s celebrates The Great Gatsby

Limber up for spring’s must-see movie, The Great Gatsby by learning the Charleston in Claridge’s Art Deco ballroom. The hotel is partnering with London’s finest flappers, The Bee’s Knees, for monthly masterclasses in the dances of the Roaring Twenties. You’ll learn to execute authentic Charleston steps, including the scare crow, bees knees, bunny hop, fish tail and Josephine Baker and if you want to look the part as well, The Bee’s Knees will also be offering style tips on everything from sequinned headbands to strings of pearls and satin elbow-length gloves. The lessons will last for 90 minutes, after which […]

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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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