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SkyMarket

Following the success of the London Picnic Club the Platterform team is back tomorrow, Thursday, opening London’s first rooftop food market and destination bar, the SkyMarket. The new venture will bring together local independent food producers, local growers, the diverse food scene of Borough Market and Maltby Street – plus artists and musical and theatrical talent. Each week the Platterform get together, share recipes ideas and develop a new menu which is presented during an open cooking class every Tuesday. Menus will include African dishes from Morocco and Sierra Leone, Caribbean dishes from Jamaica and Antilles all the way through […]

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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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Friday Night Socials

Far from just bringing his well-established inimtable flair to the restaurant world, Oliver Peyton, famous for transforming dining in London, is launching a new creative project: Friday night's at The National Cafe'. From 28th September, the restaurant, owend by Peyton's Peyton & Byrne, will open its doors and welcome anyone within the creative or food industries, to enjoy an evening of sumptuous food and brilliant conversation. Anyone with anything interesting to say is welcome to take the floor. Peyton says, "The National Gallery is an amazing space and I want to use it to create a convivial experience that unites […]

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Volupté and its new treats

We know Volupté for its risque performances, scintillating burlesque and talented cabaret stars, but its menus are finally coming out to grab our attention. It breaks up into small easy-to-order sections (so you won't have to take your eyes off the nipple-tassles for very long). The Tease: these are sharing plates which range from chargrilled English asparagus with rapeseed oil mayonnaise to barbecue Cornish mackerel and pickled fennel with burnt lemon purée. The Headliners: some examples are chargrilled sirloin of British beef, marinated rump of Welsh lamb and pan-fried fillet of West Coast pollock. Sharing Temptation: English strawberries and vanilla panna cotta […]

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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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Christmas Dining at The Ritz

I know, it might seem a little early to be talking about it, but you must jot this down.. As usual, The Ritz will be transformed into a gorgeous Christmas winter wonderland this coming festive year, and much to our advantage, it all happens on 24th November 2012. The Ritz will be transformed into an Edwardian gem, garlanded with rich red and gold trimmings, while a towering Christmas tree will take pride of place in the lobby. The Long Gallery will be onrate in traditional, decadent decorations before arriving at the legendary world-famous Ritz Restaurant. Food-wise? You can expect Traditional […]

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Almeida and Paul A Young

There's some scrumptious news coming from the Almeida this week: renowned chocolatier Paul A Young is joining the ranks for this year's Chocolate Week. The event, which falls in the week of 8th – 14th October, will see Paul A Young team up with the Almeida's head chef Alan Jones, and together will present Paul's special dish which will feature on the restaurant's pudding menu. The Sticky Chocolate Fig pudding, which will come fit with warm, salted caramel, milk ice cream – and all for only £7.50 – will no doubt be the hot choice on Alan Jones' Chocolate Week-special […]

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Bibigo

Bibigo Bar and Dining is a healthy, fresh, authentic and contemporary Korean restaurant just arrived in Soho last week. It’s owned by CJ, Korea’s biggest food company and there are already several restaurants across Korea, Singapore, China and the United States but the London venue is the first in Europe. The menu has been created by Leo Kang, one of the judges of Masterchef Korea (Zuma, La Tante Claire and Gordon Ramsay in both London and Dubai) while head chef in Kim Yong Hwan (Roka, Zuma). Signature lunchtime offering is assemble-to-order Bibimbap, Korea’s national dish – a bowl of rice […]

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