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VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu at Harvey Nichols

In celebration of the opening of the Spice Girls musical, VIVA FOREVER!, produced by Judy Craymer and written by Jennifer Saunders, Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor has created the exclusive VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu. On Tuesday 27 November the bespoke afternoon tea, inspired by the Spice Girls, will be launched and is available for three months. Tickets for the contemporary musical, VIVA FOREVER!, can be bought together with the afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols.  The VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu is creative, imaginative and unabashedly pop-tastic, drawing inspiration from the Spice Girls' individuality, demonstrated in the presentation and uniqueness of each […]

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The Elk Winter Wonderland Has Arrived

With winter approaching, the Elk has transformed its popular summer pop-up, The Big Smoke BBQ, into a Winter Wonderland! Elk has transformed the attractive garden into a gorgeous winter retreat featuring silver Christmas trees, snow icicles and even illuminated reindeers. Guests will be served a yuletide themed feast as they sit under hundreds of sparkling fairy lights. Delicious seasonal treats will be served from the smoke pit such as The Christmas Gobble, a 7oz Turkey & Pancetta Pattie, Smoked Sausage, Sage & Onion Relish and Cranberry Mayonnaise served on Toasted Brioche. Or enjoy The Deer Porker, a 7oz Venison Pattie, […]

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PipsDish

The scenesters’ Islington pop-up PipsDish has just gone permanent and to celebrate, from this week until just before Christmas, there’s a special three course menu on offer and even private dining for four in a classic Citroën H Van! PipsDish is hidden behind a pair of vast red doors just off Islington’s Upper Street. It’s an old Citroen garage, revamped into an enchantingly festive dining experience. Promising to save foodies from Christmas high street hell, PipsDish Kitchen provides dining-with-a-difference throughout the festive season. What it may lack in elegance it makes up for in uniqueness appeal plus genuine hospitality and […]

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The Grove – Balham

South London’s trendy hotspot, Balham, has now reopened the doors to The Grove, just off Balham High Street. With a new, stylish interior in keeping with its Victorian heritage, the new gastro pub now showcases a new menu with a whole host of food, partly influenced by Eastern American cuisine. Whether you want a drink or a bite to eat, The Grove now offers a range of new classics with a twist. If it’s a hearty meal you’re after, gather round the Gully table and enjoy a taste of the fresh and inventive menu including a “Balham Burger”. The burger […]

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Happy Birthday Aurelia

Mayfair Mediterranean, Aurelia is a year old this month and celebrating with some exciting changes. Alex Simone, formerly of Zafferano and Il Burrato (he was also on the original launch team)  has now been appointed head chef and he’s devised a brand new menu to really make his mark. The ground floor has also been refurbished to promote a more relaxed and open plan atmosphere and the bar now lines the back of the restaurant so you can either drop by for dinner or chill at the bar for drinks and some tapas. Another innovation is Sunday Brunch featuring a […]

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Kooza

Roll up roll up for the annual Cirque du Soleil extravaganza London’s Royal Albert Hall. Commencing 5 January 2013 is Kooza which promises thrills, chills and total immersion – not to mention some very special VIP experiences! In the grand old tradition of Cirque du Soleil story-telling, Kooza is the tale of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. Returning to the origins of Cirque, the show combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning – juxtaposing a demanding physical performance with bold slapstick humour. The Innocent's journey brings him […]

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Mark Poynton at The Landmark London’s Winter Garden

Under the soaring eight story glass roof atrium, in the heart of Marylebone is The Landmark London's Winter Garden and for three weeks only something very special is happening: Mark Poynton, Chef Patron of  the Michelin starred Alimentum in Cambridge is going to be whipping up a gourmet storm, from Tuesday to Saturday diners can choose between three gorgeous menus. Bringing a taste of the Alimentum to London, dishes such as pan fried halibut, squash puree, pumpkin seeds, creamed cabbage and trompette can be found on the three course, à la carte menu. The six course tasting menu has puddings such as baked […]

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Buddha-Bar London Launches Buddha-Bites

Buddha-Bites, a delicious new set lunch menu is launching at Buddha-Bar London, featuring a meticulously selected range of light Pan-Asian dishes to cater for every taste. The new Buddha-Bar Restaurant, located in Knightsbridge, embodies a unique and unrivalled dining experience providing delectable Pan-Asian dishes, reputable music and striking interiors, headed by co-founder Tarja Visan. Buddha-Bar's central location ensures ultimate convenience for business meetings and lunches of any size group with guaranteed efficient service. Furthermore, due to its prestigious position in Knightsbridge surrounded with bespoke boutiques the Buddha-Bites menu has become a firm favourite of fashionistas and ladies of leisure looking […]

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Corinthia presents

Peace, love, goodwill and chocolate. That basically sums up the festive season and to celebrate, Corinthia Hotel London will host luxury chocolatier Damian Allsop’s unique CH2OCOLATE creations in a Christmas pop-up shop. The bespoke temporary stalls within the hotel will offer limited edition treats and indulgent gift ideas. Seasonal specialties exclusive to Corinthia include the sumptuous Xmas 9 box comprising three mulled wine, three ginger spice and three Christmas tree chocolates. And you’ll also find limited edition London-themed varieties such as the Arabic spiced Edgware Road plus lashings of assorted loose and boxed chocolates. Allsop’s distinctive ganache chocolates are packed […]

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Re-Opening of The White Horse

The beloved White Horse in Parsons Green has just re -opened after being given a polish and lick of paint!  It has been completely transformed with new features such as gun metal cast iron, old English leather and calming, soft lights,  yet has still kept its historic charm and character.  Whilst the downstairs is great for catching up with friends over a post work drink, Sunday brunch or afternoon pint, upstairs is an elegant private dining room, with a sparkling chandelier and oak paneling; it is the perfect place for business meetings or special family suppers.  Famed for its beers, (the […]

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Sanderson Mad Hatter Teas

Sanderson have teamed up with Shoreditch design collective Luna and Curious to create a truly unique afternoon tea: Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea. Served daily, the afternoon tea has a magical, carnival theme, the menu is served in amongst the pages of a vintage book, napkins are wrapped in a riddle and sugar comes in a little musical box which plays 'Somewhere over the rainbow'. The crockery used is equally quirky and is illustrated with eccentric patterns of kings, queens, zebras and carousels. The tea is equally delightful and fun, sandwiches are made using homemade bread such as smoked Cumbrian ham […]

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A Seafood Celebration Dinner

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill are thrilled to be hosting a seafood celebration in collaboration with Laithwaites Wine. The acclaimed seafood eatery will be serving an expertly selected four course meal including a selection of 'hot rocks', including Richard's signature Rockefeller oysters followed by pan-roasted scallops, seared seabass and then a gorgeous rosehip soup to finish the culinary journey.  Ian Dunn, Laithwaite's Wine's Events Manager and host of the evening will select five exceptional and differing wines to compliment the four course menu.  Bentley's is renowned for its wonderful atmosphere, the evening is guaranteed to be both educational and entertaining. […]

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