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Newman Street Tavern comes to Fitzrovia

Opening at the end of November, Newman Street Tavern in Fitzrovia will celebrate the very finest and expertly sourced produce from around the British Isles served alongside a preeminent list of outstanding wine. A traditional kitchen will be run by Head Chef and Partner Peter Weeden, previously of Paternoster Chop House and The Boundary. The Tavern will have a vintage, antique finish producing a very comfortable dining room. Newman Street Tavern is situated on the corner of Goodge Street and Newman Street, comprised of a ground floor bar, raw bar and informal first floor dining room providing a welcome respite […]

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Churchill Bar and Terrace at the Hyatt Regency London

On the 29thNovember the Hyatt Regency London will open its new Churchill Bar and Terrace. Inspired by Churchill and his wife, the bar sees subtle hints to both throughout, from their own Churchill Craft Gin and Churchill Martinis to the quintessentially British menu which is inspired by their favourite ingredients such as oysters and smoke salmon. But it is the elegant ambiance and finishing touches that really reflect Churchill’s family heritage and style, such as the knitted toy animals found amongst the books on the library which has been curated by Daunt Books, the toys emulate those used by Churchill […]

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Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui Bar in Hackney

Hackney welcomes the arrival of  the new mezcal bar, Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui. (pronounced kee kee REE kee, it means cock a doodle do!) Mezcal is one of Mexico's oldest stimulant drinks and the handcrafted drinks sold here come straight from Oaxaca, Mexico. Created by new, young, enthusiasts who all use traditional techniques these wonderful drinks are made from different varieties of the agave plant , giving them undertones of  butterscotch with hints of barbecue.  On the menu you will find drinks such as  ‘Los Siete Misterios’ (which is award winning!) and ‘Mezcals Milagrito’, not to mention the godfather of mezcal production ‘Del […]

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Hawksmoor Air Street

Hawksmoor owners Will Beckett and Huw Gott  have just branched out into Soho with a whopping 235-cover restaurant and cocktail bar. Their biggest opening to date has also taken an exciting new seafood slant and the boys have teamed up with Mitch Tonks of Dartmouth’s The Seahorse to help create the menu and to ensure quality and sustainability. Enjoy fish such as turbot, monkfish, royal bream and Dover Sole grilled simply over charcoal, alongside Dartmouth lobster which, like the larger steak cuts, is sold by weight, and then steamed to order in a specialist pressure steamer. A new selection of […]

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Ice Rink at Canary Wharf

  Following on from the wonderful launch on Wednesday 7th November, the ice rink at Canary Wharf, set against the iconic backdrop of the Canary Wharf skyline,  is now open throughout the Christmas period until January 13th. Beneath the twinkling Christmas lights, spectators on Wednesday evening enjoyed amazing on ice acrobatic performances from British Championship medallists and members of the International Development Squad, including Nina Povey and Molly Valencia. Boisdale of Canary Wharf were there with their legendary burgers and guests were also treated to hot mince pies, haggis sausage rolls and champagne from the Boisdale on Ice bar. With […]

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Cellarium Cafe & Terrace

Ben Warner, founder of benugo, has just launched Cellarium Cafe & Terrace, a new restaurant at Westminster Abbey – continuing the ancient Benedictine tradition of providing hospitality to visitors. The Cellarium, part of the 14th century fabric of Westminster Abbey, was originally where the monks kept their stores of food – and drink. These days, there’s a modern British menu including Borlotti bean, roast butternut squash & courgette salad with lemon & tarragon, Steak & Ale Stew, Grilled Norfolk free range chicken breast salad with blue cheese and candied walnuts, and Apple & blackberry crumble with custard. Or you could […]

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Yalla Yalla to Shoreditch

Following the success of Yalla Yalla’s Southbank Summer Shack comes a new six month pop-up on Shoreditch High Street. From the end of this month, visitors will be able to dine al fresco under a heated canopy – seated either on low level cushions or at tables with stools – and enjoy a range of hot mezze to share including Man’ouché Lahmé (oven-baked flat pastry topped with spiced minced lamb, tomato, onion and pomegranate molasses) or Samboussek Jibné (pastry filled with feta, halloumi and fresh mint), and Falafel with garlic yoghurt sauce) plus that famous Lamb or Chicken Shawarma of […]

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John Salt

New neighbourhood bar, John Salt is opening tomorrow in Islington. 580 Ltd, the independent pub company behind The Owl and Pussycat in Shoreditch and The Fellow in King's Cross, have joined forces with rising star, chef Ben Spalding (Roganic, Gordan Ramsay) to open a 25 seat mezzanine level restaurant overlooking the main bar. Guests can expect Spalding's Chicken on a brick – a London house brick coated in a caramel glaze, pairing chicken liver mousse with crispy chicken skin, circled by a mix of sweetcorn kernels, lingon berries, pearl barley and a white onion puree. (We hear that licking the […]

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Art Vinyl at St Martins Lane

Today marks the start of a collaboration between  Art Vinyl and Front Room as part of the former’s annual search for the most exciting record sleeves of the year. Art Vinyl has selected a shortlist of 50 sleeve designs for the award, which will be celebrated in displays around the world from Europe to Australia and the UK – here at St Martins Lane Hotel. Last year’s award, celebrating the best in art, photography and graphic design in modern music culture, reached an international audience of 12,000 people who took part in the voting process. The winner?  Bright Eyes’ album […]

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Sunday Lunch at Portobello House

Winter is the perfect time to really appreciate a great Sunday roast which is why we will be heading to Portobello House, which has recently launched a quintessentially British Sunday lunch menu. Think roast pork belly with crackling to die for, roast chicken,  tender sirloin of beef all with goose fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, lashings of gravy, parsnips, curly kale and carrots.But it isn't just traditional roasts, Head Chef Jan Ostle has also created delicious dishes such as Goat's cheese risotto with truffle and lighter European starters, like Artichoke soup. No Sunday lunch is complete without pudding which is […]

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Freeze by Elit at the Fifth Floor

It appears that the Alps have come to Knightsbridge, with the Fifth Floor Terrace at Harvey Nichols being transformed into après ski chic. Experience Freeze by elit  with views of  snow capped mountains, stag heads upon the walls and a luxurious log cabin  to snuggle up in (which can be booked in advance for groups up  to 8). Enjoy delicious cocktails such as Stoli Jalabarbinger (Stoli Hot Vodka, pressed lemon, Harvey Nichols London Honey, rhubarb liqueur and fresh ginger), dip into deliciously paired tapas or try some of the weirdly marvelous Stoli Pops. Freeze by elit has been inspired by the unique freeze – filtration process […]

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Corinthia Hotel Afternoon Festivi-Tea

Besides celebrating goodwill, friends and family, Christmas is all about indulging that little bit more, especially when it comes to culinary delights, and the Corinthia Hotel's Afternoon Fesitivi – Tea is the opportune chance to do just that. Relax after a hard day's shopping or catch up with friends under the sparkling Baccarat chandelier in the elegant Lobby Lounge, or if you like the crisp winter air then tea can also be taken in the adjacent court yard, but don't worry there are two open fires to take the bite out of the chill and to keep guests snug. Alongside traditional […]

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