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Barts Downright Bloody Mary Menu

So how’s the head? Not to worry, this month Barts is launching the Queen of all hangover cures, The Bloodshot Bloody Mary Menu.Drinks have suitably sanguine names such as Mary Tudor (a devilish blend of Bloodshot, Rose Jam, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and served with a garnish of Rose Jam on Toast), Bloody Liability (a heady mix of Belvedere Vodka, Bloodshot, Fresh Beetroot, Fresh lemon Juice, Honey and a garnish of Green Salad topped with Beetroot and Parmesan Shavings), The Devil’s Punchbowl (a warm drink served in a teacup and saucer and made with Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Bloodshot, Merlot, […]

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Three Course Lunch at The Caxton Grill

We can often start the New Year feeling a little sluggish, are waistlines and wallets a little worse for wear, but the Caxton Grill has come to the rescue, so that we needn’t hide from restaurants until February. Throughout January the Caxton Grill at St Ermin’s Hotel will be offering a three course lunch for just £15 between 12pm and 2 pm, Monday to Friday. With dishes such as Chicken consommé soup, Greek Salad and Lemon sorbet this is definitely the perfect lunch to treat yourself to, without feeling you like you have overindulged. Reservations: 0800 652 1498 www.caxtongrill.co.uk

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Brown’s celebrates its 175th anniversary

In 1837, James Brown, Lord Byron’s butler and his wife Sarah, acquired 23 Dover Street, the following year they expanded into 21, 22 and 24 Dover Street and created Brown’s the quintessential London hotel, still a second home for many visiting the city. Since 1837 Brown’s has seen many historic events, Alexander Graham Bell made the first  British telephone from inside the hotel in 1876 and Ruyard Kipling, wrote the beloved The Jungle Book whilst staying. The hotel is still frequented by many artists and names from the world of fashion, from Tracey Emin to Paul Smith. This year sees […]

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The Rum Kitchen

The launch of The Rum Kitchen next month is sure to warm up January no end! Located in the heart of Notting Hill, this new 60-cover Caribbean restaurant and rum cellar aims to become a local hang out for music and food lovers alike. The Rum Kitchen will showcase the vibrant flavours of the West Indies together with its hidden cellar that houses over 100 varieties of rum. Soundtrack comes courtesy of Music Director, DJ Fast from The Fun Lovin' Criminals and Reggae collective ‘Reggae Roast’ so expect Reggae to Latin and Calypso to Afro-funk. Ladbroke Grove born and raised, […]

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Sushi des Artistes

South Kensington recently welcomed Sushi des Artistes, an eclectic new cabaret inspired Japanese-European fusion restaurant on Sloane Avenue. It’s the sister restaurant to the flagship in Marbella, brainchild of owner Jay Joden, Chefs Saito Taka and Ryu Oikawa and Chef and Director Borja Goizueta. Executive Head Chef Saito Taka and Ryu Oikawa’s menu fuses Mediterranean with traditional Japanese cuisine. Their signatures include ‘Nothing At All’ grain fed fresh Chateaubriand sashimi with fresh wasabi, ‘Shall We Dance’ three kinds of foie gras nigiri and ‘Club Celebrity’ a touch of fresh black truffle and crispy soft shell crab tempura. As the name […]

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Del Mercato

The directors of Vinopolis have launched a brand new food concept to run alongside their renowned liquid based offering. A series of vaulted railway buildings once the yard of an old tool hire company, have been transformed into Del Mercato Ristorante, Trattoria, Panificio and Bar with a  functional interior of exposed brickwork with steel, glass and wood details. The Ristorante menus spearheaded by Stefano Motta (Briciole, Latium and Restaurant SD26 in New York) and feature typical dishes like Seared tuna in guanciale with aubergine cream; Pumpkin gnocchi, venison ragù, Castelmagno fondue and crispy artichokes and Grilled octopus with chickpea sauce […]

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Il CALCIO

New Italian restaurant Il Calcio has just landed on North Audley Street in Mayfair. Currently an established group of Italian restaurants in Bucharest, Il Calcio is the creation of chef patron Valentino Salagean. His Italian mother sparked his interest in cookery and then, after cutting his teeth in the kitchens of New York’s Italian eateries, he joined forces with  Nello Balan on NYC’s eponymous restaurant Nello’s. Having returned to his native Bucharest, Salagean started up Il Calcio. Originally just a single trattoria, one restaurant soon became a collection of 10 located right across the Hungarian capital and two other cities. […]

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BRGR.CO

Just launched in Soho is BRGR.CO specialising in classic, fuss-free burgers. The back to basics restaurant focuses on simplicity and quality with carefully sourced ingredients. A straightforward, well-priced menu offers just three choices of burger. Options are the 4oz, 6oz and 8oz so you don’t have to deliberate over what to have – just how hungry you are! Save the dithering for the selection of American-inspired sides, milkshakes and desserts. BRGR.CO uses the finest cuts of 28-day-aged beef from the Duke of Buccleuch Estate in South West Scotland. Simply prepared to enhance the natural flavour of the beef, the burgers […]

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Tea with Antoni & Alison

To celebrate their 25 Year Anniversary, creative partners Antoni & Alison have refurbished their own label shop on Rosebery Avenue to incorporated their very own very fashionable tearoom ‘Ye Olde Worlde Super Modern’ above the shop itself. Their new joint amidst the elegant, Victorian, two storey tiny glass palace is located atop a steep staircase above the store. The space was formerly their creative ‘think tank’ studio and up until now no one has ever been allowed to venture into this glass bubble. The menu offers a ‘no choice’ choice of tea with an ‘olde worlde’ cake or coffee with […]

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A Burns Night to remember

After Christmas and New Year celebrations January can be a bit of a downer but the recently refurbished Vinopolis has got our backs. It is hosting an evening of Scottish delights on 25 January to celebrate Burns Night! Proceedings start with a whisky cocktail in the Tapas Bar and there follows a dedicated whisky masterclass where you will get to taste three carefully selected Scottish favourites. Next up is a two-course meal hosted by one of the Vinopolis experts who will present the perfect whisky match and deliver the traditional Address to the Haggis and a toast to the lasses! […]

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14 birds at 1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street’s chef Juri Ravagli has produced a magnificent Tudor feast for a private dining experience with a difference. The fourteen “bird-in-a-bird” roast includes quail, squab pigeon, teal, wood pigeon, French partridge, mallard, woodcock, guinea fowl, pheasant, Barbary duck, Aylesbury duck, peacock and a wild American turkey all stuffed into a goose. The birds are all deboned, individually marinated in a unique blend of herbs and spices and stuffed in succession. The roast is served with seasonal greens and a selection of root vegetables. 1 Lombard Street is one of the City’s most iconic culinary establishments. Situated in a […]

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DUKEBOX

DUKEBOX launched in September of this year just off Chelsea’s Fulham Road. Combining eccentric theatrical details with a New York warehouse style, it welcomes up to 250 guests.  And hot off the press, the uber-cool venue is now available for private events and parties. A versatile space means that it can host a multitude of fun happenings, with options including themed parties, corporate functions, Christmas parties, birthday parties, product launches, art exhibitions or even intimate gigs. The club has collaborated with Chilli Bees Catering to create new delicious canapé and bowl food menus, as well as a fantastic festive menu […]

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