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The Savoy’s Cabaret Evenings

For a slightly naughtier but still refined Sunday, The Savoy's cabaret evening is a must. Over 80 years since it first started, the Savoy's scintillating evenings of cabaret and burlesque have returned to the decadent Beaufort Bar and are held on the first Sunday of each month. Hosted by Holly Penfield and Dusty Limits, the pair are joined by other acts and artists each month, The Incredible Hula Boy and the delightful Ginger Blush are just some of those to grace the stage.  Set to be a mesmerising evening of charm, glamour, humour and fun, the last cabaret performance of […]

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Floridita’s Black Heart Halloween Party

Floridita is bringing us a taste of the underworld this Halloween with music, dancing and a ghoulish menu to tickle the tastebuds. Floridita's Head Chef, Richard Sawyer, has devised a Black Menu for the evening, with three courses of devilishly dark dishes including starters of Black Bean Soup with Devilled Autumn Squash Toasts and a Bloody Mary Tomato Risotto with Crisp Black Aubergine Straw. Mains feature Chargrilled 8oz Rump Piancnha Steak with Scotch Bonnet and Roasted Garlic Butter, Blackened Sea Bream Fillet with Wilted Greens and Salt and Pepper Squid Ink Noodles. Then round things off with Caramelised Pumpkin and […]

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The Shed

A farmer, a chef and a restaurateur make up the trio that is the Gladwin brothers – team behind The Shed on the former site of The Ark in Notting Hill. Restaurateur Richard Gladwin who’s already been involved in openings including Brawn and Bunga Bunga will manage the new venture. Gregory Gladwin will supply the restaurant with his own hand-reared livestock from the family farm at Nutbourne in West Sussex plus from other local suppliers -emphasising the seasonal and the foraged. Finally the ingredients will be transformed by chef Oliver Gladwin (Oxo Tower, Launceston Place, Just St James, and River […]

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The return of Pret-a-Portea

The fashion week circuit may be over and done with now until Feb 2013 but the patisserie calendar sets its own agenda and launching for Winter 2012/2013 is the Berkeley Hotel’s famous Prêt-à-Portea collection. So if you’re a fan of Hedi Slimane and YSL then the new homage to the label’s Cabas Chyc – in the shape of a forest green Victoria sponge cake handbag could be the one for you. Lovers of Fendi booties will love the Fendi maple and ginger ankle boot bisucit with yellow and black icing – nearly as much. Otherwise you can snuggle up with […]

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The Human Jukebox

On 30 October, BIGkids are turning themselves into the first ever hotel Human Jukebox at W London. The hot new band – Ben Hudson (aka Mr Hudson) and singer-songwriter Rosie Bones – is teaming up with the Leicester Square venue for a unique interactive music experience.  Named as ones to watch by GQ and The Guardian, BIGkids will be available in W London from mid-afternoon through to the following morning for hotel guests and visitors to call upon for exclusive performances of a selection of hits. The band will play on request from a set song menu, performing live wake-up […]

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Westbourne Studios

Built in 2002, Westbourne Studios was touted as "the most interesting internal space in London in the last decade" and drew a raft of like-minded creatives to work and play there. This month, The Westbourne Studios Club re-launches under the helm of DJ and producer Seb Fontaine who brings with him a host of exciting emerging DJ talent, cutting edge cultural events and a new club membership too. Interior designed by Staffan Tollgard, the look of the main space has taken inspiration from both the history and geographical location of Notting Hill. The various room sets, with their drapery and […]

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12 Wines of Christmas

Here's something of which to take note in the run-up to Chrismas. The WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications, will host an inaugural 12 Wines of Christmas wine and food matching evening on Tuesday 27th November. If you're keen to know all you can before your Christmas guests arrive this coming festive season, this may be the event for you. Guests will taste classic Christmas foods, such as smoked salmon canapés, turkey, charcuterie and cheeses, with 12 different wine styles, including Valpolicella, Sauternes, and Manzanilla Sherry. WSET tutors will be on […]

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Randall & Aubin Catering

You all know Randall & Aubin for the mouthwatering and acclaimed food it provides diners at its seafood and rotisserie restaurant in Soho. Well, now, we're about to get a whole more access to the gastronomic wonders of this company …. Randall & Aubin are launching their very own event catering business. Overseen by chef Ed Baines and co-founder Jamie Poulton, party food won't quite ever be the same again. We promise you. We're talking canapes along the lines of Mini Wagyu Burgers, Seafood Frito Misto, Truffle Potatoes with Melted Cheese, ready-made picnics, weddings featuring delicious rotisserie meats and even […]

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Boorito

Would you like to do something good for charity this coming Halloween? Well, here's how: Chipotle Mexican Grill is helping raise funds to benefit FoodCycle through a fundraiser named, aptly enough, Boorito. On October 31, Chipotle will treat any customers who turn up to any of the five restaurants across town in fancy dress, a burrito, a burrito bowl, a salad, or an order of tacos for only £2 between the hours of 4pm and closing.  Proceeds raised – up to £10,000 – will benefit the food charity, FoodCycle, a UK charity that brings together volunteers, surplus food, and spare kitchen […]

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The Fat of the Land

You may be keen to hear about the newest enterprise brought to you by Michael Kittos and Tony Wolfe, the men behind The Queen’s Head & Artichoke in Regent’s Park and The Norfolk Arms in Bloomsbury. With their track history, it won't surprise you to hear that The Fat of the Land brings with it some vertiable gastronomic excellence. The pan-Mediterranean Pub and upstairs Dining Room, situated in Marylebone, specialises in Catalonian food. So, from tapas and draught beers, there's an entire raft of exquisite cuisine on which to feast and enjoy. Set against a smart backdrop of oak, brick […]

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