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New Year, New Tea: China Tang Launches Its 1st Afternoon Tea

As the new year gets underway it brings with it resolutions, diets (started and given up on) and the whole ‘new year, new me’ optimism. We, however, prefer the line ‘new year, new tea’. One, because it is one of our favourite things and two, the first new afternoon tea of the year has arrived and this time it’s The Dorchester first off the mark with the rolling pin. Yes, Mayfair stalwart, The Dorchester, is launching another afternoon tea to run alongside its tea at The Promenade, except this time they are paying homage to the later owner Sir David […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Cheese Terrace That Comes With A Private Fondue Waiter

If you’re as fond-ue of cheese as we are then this will be a brie-lliant chance to gorge-onzola yourself. In other words, you gouda check it out… Le Pont de la Tour, the French Thames-side restaurant by Tower Bridge (clue’s in le nom), have launched a new cheese room and it comes with its own private fondue waiter. The intimate dining experience takes place throughout January in one of their posh sheds overlooking the Thames and the hut comes with the ultimate fondue feast. Take up to three friends and enjoy a three course menu with Champagne. The menu, starting […]

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Here’s Our V-day Things-To-Do

You’re on a Valentine’s day date with your other half. Big decisions lie ahead. Do you trust your heart, or your gut? Well if the decision is what to order in one of these restaurants, you certainly choose your gut because it’s going to be right. As for your heart? Well, who cares...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

UPDATED! Burns Baby Burns! Burns’ Night Restos That Are Offally Good

‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!’, yes Wordsworth and Shakespeare might not have days named after them, but Scotland’s greatest wordsmith does and it’s coming up. Like a sort of Scottish version of Chinese New Year, Burns’...

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6 New Brunches That’ll Shatter Your Resolutions

You’ve carefully measured out lentils all week, your mouth hasn’t seen a single percentage point of alcohol since the clock struck midnight over a week ago. And what now? A bottomless brunch, that’s what’s now. You KNOW it makes sense. Picture it, you’re tucking into...

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The Café That’s About To Break Your Insta Feed

Élan: it means style, flair and exuberance. It also means smashing it on your socials, because Élan Café (confusingly rebranded as EL&N last week) is arguably the most Instagrammable place in town. Remember the loos at Sketch? Course not! These guys are the only kids in town right now. And that looks unlikely to stop, because they’re opening yet another branch next month. View this post on Instagram Christmas Eve Eve vibes with @ellenextdoor 💖 A post shared by EL&N London (@elan_cafe) on Dec 23, 2018 at 3:15am PST Élan started out on Park Lane and quickly became the influencers’ […]

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Bath Ups Its Foodie Game With The Arrival Of These Culinary Giants

In recent years, the South West of England has gained attention because of its so called ‘comedy’ accents epitomised by Kerry Mucklowe, Vicky Pollard and Hot Fuzz. Of course, those of us who live here know that there is so much more to us than being gurt lush. So does Discover England who has just launched The Great West Way, a new 500 mile network of road, rail, river, canal and paths joining London to Bristol which encourages visitors to get off the beaten track and to explore just how much there is to offer outside of the capital. No […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Michelin Stars Of Veganuary

If the thought of a diet of rabbit food and vegetables makes you feel that Veganuary is insurmountable, then think again. Here’s a selection of restaurants where you can expect only the best vegan food, guaranteed to be tasty and certified by the people over at French tyre manufacturer...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Going Cold Turkey After Christmas? These Places Will Make Dry January Bearable

If Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, then Dry January must be the least. There’s nothing in the diary to look forward to (unless you count Valentine’s Day, which I don’t), the weather’s dreadful, everyone’s in a foul mood and the last...

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Zela: The Celebrity Owned Restaurant On Our A-List

Off the back of Usain Bolt-ing to open up a restaurant, David Beckham and Guy Ritchie buying a pub and Idris Elba squashing 007 rumours by instead opening a bar, it’s safe to say it has been quite the celebs-turn-hospitality led few months. So, why not throw Enrique Iglesias, Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal into the mix, eh?! Yes, we scoffed at the random prospect but the news is true. The threesome, whose looks don’t stray far from triplet-dom, have financially backed Zela, a restaurant residing in the ground floor of the ME hotel in Aldywch, London. It’s a destination which, I’m sure, people are going to flock to for more than […]

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19 Of London’s Cosiest Fireplaces

Look outside. Winter isn’t just coming – it’s well and truly here. If you’re going to leave the house (and, let’s face it, it’s a big ‘if’), then you’re going to need to find somewhere cosy. Somewhere warm and comfortable. And, if possible, with a drinking license. Fortunately, beneath the icy exterior, London has a wonderful selection of pubs with the only thing that can make winter enjoyable – a roaring fireplace. After you’ve spent hours trudging around in the cold, a stiff drink beside a proper fire will make you feel human again. Check out our guide to the […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The 5* Christmas Afternoon Tea You Need To Check Out

What: It’s safe to say the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has had quite the year, it was meant to be the year they celebrated the end of their major 18-month refurbishment project. However, disaster struck in the form of the fire at the start of June. Six months later the hotel has picked itself back up, dusted itself off and kept going, after all it is the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Set to fully open in Spring 2019, the spa, event spaces and restaurants have now reopened just in time for Christmas. We went to toast the iconic hotel and […]

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