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Magnus Nilsson and his breakfast

London's new Mark Hix Tramshed restaurant in Shoreditch is about to host Magnus Nilsson, head chef of the legendary Faviken Magasinet restaurant in Sweden. He's embarking on a global author tour to promote his cookbook, Faviken, but we're endlessly fortunate he's sticking around in London, as part of this year's London's Restaurant Festival, to meet and greet us all for a while as he's at it. He is hosting a special breakfast, where his food from his book will be out and on display for copious tasting opportunities, as will rare archive footage of how the chef and his team […]

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Nobu Unplugged

This Sunday, Nobu Unplugged is back at Berkeley ST for a fourth date featuring two new acts, Hudson Taylor and Kal Lavelle. Taking the UK by storm with their infectious melodies, both acts hail from Ireland. Hudson Taylor are vivacious brothers Harry and Alfie  whose soulful lyrics have proved a YouTube sensation while Kal Lavelle is a lively Dublin girl, already climbing the iTunes charts with her powerful songwriting and effortless vocals. Nobu has collaborated with top music producer Jake Gosling and musicmanager/publisher John Woolf in programming these events. Together they have worked with some of the most exciting names […]

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Bitter Sweet

The arrival today of new cocktail bar and members club, Bitter Sweet, in Kingly Court signals a fresh approach to a night out in Soho. Previously the iconic Kingly Club and before that the Pinstripe Club, the venue has played host to glamorous clientele, from Carey Grant to Audrey Hepburn. Bitter Sweet comes from the team behind award winning London cocktail bar Dirty Martini and its bespoke cocktail menu includes an exciting range of both bitter and sweet cocktails, as well as an extensive range of signature cocktails. Bitter Sweet is part of the CG Restaurants which also operates Fire & […]

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Mat Collishaw at Other Criteria

This month, Damien Hirst’s Other Criteria gallery in New Bond Street is staging an exhibition of new works by Mat Collishaw which combines additions to his Innercity Inhalers glass sculpture series with further prints from Last Meals on Death Row. The former are replicas of plastic smoking bongs used the world over. These interpretations of Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Air de Paris’, address the polluting yet mind expanding effects of inner city air so viewers looking through the translucent semi melted bongs might be forgiven for worrying their drink’s been spiked! The Last Meal prints feature meals chosen by American death row […]

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Bermondsey Street Festival

Get set for the Bermondsey Street Festival this Saturday 22 September. Continuing in the community spirit of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics, the whole street will be closed off to traffic and filled with stalls, a fashion show, dog show, a pub tog-o-war, tennis competition for children and city farm animals to pet. Promoting local talent and creativity, you can also expect entertainment from local performers and musicians. Two local venues, The Garrison and Village East, will be sharing a beer tent, serving not only beer but cider and frozen margaritas too. Further cocktails include the Bitterrest Brew, a […]

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South Place

    Aimed at discerning business travellers and design conscious guests, South Place Hotel is the City of London’s first independent luxury hotel – all stunning art installations, contemporary design collaborations and mouth-watering menus. Located between Moorgate and Liverpool Street, South Place derives its inspiration from the DNA of London: cultural diversity, local neighbourhoods, understated wit and an easy sense of self. It combines the buzz of D&D London’s restaurants with Conran-designed interiors and specially- commissioned work by contemporary London artists and promises to be more ‘meet and eat’ than purely ‘sleep.’ On the ground floor, all-day British diner, 3 […]

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Sanderson Sessions

Check out the latest Sanderson Sessions tonight with beautiful Swedish-Australian twin sister duo Saint Lou Lou who spend their lives bouncing between the long cold winters of Stockholm, Sweden and the happy-go-lucky beaches of Sydney, Australia. The band has just released their first EP through Kitsuné, and this will be one of their very first, UK live performances. For the last three consecutive summers Sanderson Sessions (previously Sanderson Predicts) has played host to some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting new bands. The series returned this summer, with the iconic Sanderson Courtyard playing host to a series of unique […]

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Spianata & Co

Rome’s most popular lunchtime choice, the Spianata sandwich, has arrived in London’s Mayfair with the opening of independent Roman bakery & paninoteca Spianata & Co on Hay Hill.  Spianata is the brainchild of former Italian investment banker Stefano Nicolai. Disgusted with our capital’s lunch offering, he gave up the day job and went back to Rome to learn the art of baking directly from the masters. Spianata is an essential part of Roman life made with traditional pizza bianca romana. It is stone-baked flat, typically in two metres lengths and prepared using the finest strong white flour. Low in fat […]

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2&8 at Morton’s

Following Marlon Abela’s appointment of club maestros, Jake Parkinson-Smith and Carlo Carello at Morton’s earlier this summer, new nightclub 2&8 is set to open onsite. 2&8 is a play on both the location of Morton’s at 28 Berkeley Square and is also the Cockney rhyming slang for “state” and “late”. Yes, you get the picture. A rather unique launch party will see the iconic gardens of Berkeley Square transformed into the most exclusive nightclub in London. With a line-up of dazzling entertainment and guest DJs the launch party looks set to be one of the most hotly anticipated events of […]

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MAZE

Later this month Gordon Ramsay’s maze restaurant and bar in Mayfair will celebrate the latest addition to its French Asian menu with the launch of maze sushi bar adding an exciting new dimension to the restaurant. Sushi and sashimi dishes will be served at the counter itself, as a selection with drinks in the bar, or to accompany the menu in the main restaurant. maze grill will also be offering dishes from the sushi bar and guests will be able to order sashimi and sushi add-ons to combine with the grass-fed Aberdeen angus beef, the 31-day aged Dedham Vale beef […]

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