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Eat London Afternoon Tea

It's likely that come Friday, you'll have a long gourmand Jubilee weekend ahead of you – and you may already feel too full to contemplate it. But don't overlook events down at the Wyndham Grand, where from Friday 1st June, an EAT LONDON Afternoon Tea will be gracing the menu. Served in the Wyndham Grand's glass-fronted dining area, which directly looks out over pristine Chelsea Harbour, the £28pp treat is a celebration of Allsop's recently-launched EAT LONDON, a collection of chocolate bars which celebrate the multicultural flavour of the capital city.  For example, there are Indian Lassies representing the Brick Lane […]

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More Jubilee Japes

A Royal Trio The Royal Garden Hotel, the Royal Albert Hall and Russell Watson and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are teaming up with a package featuring concert tickets for the Royal Gala followed by a night’s stay, from £315, 2 June. You can also enjoy a special Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea overlooking Kensington Gardens with Victoria Sandwich Sponge, English Rose Cheesecake, Elizabethan Trifle and Windsor Nut Mousse. 28 May – 5 June, from £22. www.royalgardenhotel.co.uk A perfect catch The Fish Shop at Kensington Place has come up with a hamper to take the hard work out of a Jubilee street […]

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Cabaret Floridita

Wednesday nights at live music and performance venue Floridita take some beating and its entertaining and talented acts include The Globe Girls (who have danced for Elton John, Beyonce and even HRH Prince Edward), Sophia St.Villier aka The Tantalising Titian Haired Teaser, Rachael Wooding (who has recently wowed audiences in shows including We Will Rock You, Evita and Jersey Boys) and Ben Kelly and Nathan James from BBC talent show, The Voice. Enjoy delicious Latin American inspired cuisine (wild mushroom and chestnut velouté, Blackened Scottish salmon with roasted chicory and lemongrass and White chocolate bourbon vanilla cheesecake with ginger cookies) […]

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A mouthful of a Jubilee

So, it's only around the corner now. Have you your plans for the Jubilee all sewn up? Here is what Kensington Place, the renowned D&D restaurant, is doing …. Hamper bags, costing £59.50 each, are to be prepared for all who want them to celebrate with throughout this year's very special Royal weekend. Last orders need to be placed on Wednesday 30th May, and need to be collected from the adjacent Fish Shop by Saturday 2nd June. So, get your skates on!  Inside? Prosecco, smoked salmon, crayfish cocktail, a sliced brown bloomer and chef Dan Loftin's signature lemon posset to […]

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Galvin at Windows Bar

Galvin at Windows Bar has just reopened on the 28th floor of The London Hilton, Park Lane. The relaunch follows an extensive £500,000 development programme. The bar is famed for its 360-degree views across London encompassing Wembley Stadium, Hampstead Heath and even the rarely seen back garden of Buckingham Palace. The remodelled circular adjacent to the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant will open 10am to 3am for mid-morning coffees, daytime meetings, romantic cocktails, post-dinner drinks and glamorous nights out. The space is designed to capture the light with carefully oriented seating to maximise the view and window banquettes that frame […]

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A Monaco Brunch

You may not have tickets to this year's prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, but the Collection in Brompton Cross, in association with McLaren, are keen to include you in all its exclusivity and fun. Head to the South Kensington restaurant and bar on Sunday 27th May, and enjoy a lavish three coursh meal, champagne and all the racing action from the TV screens up ahead. What to expect on your Oded Oren-cooked plates? Well, the executive chef has golden, candied and red beetroot salad with pecorino, roasted leg of lamb with roasted vegetables and tiramisu, to tempt you. But if you […]

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MINT Polo in the Park

MINT Polo in the Park invites you to partake in the perfect summer’s afternoon of fun, fashion, luxury and high octane polo action at London’s Hurlingham Park when, for the fourth year, the hallowed turf will thunder with the hooves of polo ponies as players from all over the world battle it out in a furious display of horsemanship. Set over the weekend of June 8-10, there are lots of VIP hospitality packages available with City Friday the key day for corporate entertainment, a sell-out Saturday Ladies Day and new Sunday Family Day with special on-field entertainment. For the last […]

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Carom Summer Garden

Pan-Indian restaurant and cocktail bar, Carom is transforming into a vibrant and exotic Indian Summer Garden. Popping up inside the restaurant atrium, there’ll be colourful flower garlands, huge terracotta pots overflowing with native Indian plant life, intricate lanterns and, floating candles. Guests will be able to luxuriate under tall palm trees, harking back to the days of the Raj, while enjoying inspired pan-Indian snacks and dishes created by Carom’s acclaimed Executive Chef, Balaji Balachander. Eat Indian burgers with chutneys and drink Maharaja Fizz, a delicious blend of homemade saffron syrup, rosewater and Prosecco or the floral inspired Lychee & Rose […]

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Vegetarians go North

With everything else going on at the moment (Chelsea Flower Show, run up to the Jubilee), you may have forgotten that this week, the UK celebrates National Vegetarian Week. What will you do for it? Well, here's a tip. Why not head up to Shayona, the all-veggie restaurant in northwest London?  Enjoy Gujarati and Rajasthani food in the shape of Thalis, curries from the Punjab and popular Mumbai street food at this delicious Indian delight which is situated just beside the Hindy Temple in Neasden. Or, if you like, forget the vegetarian food and drop in for a drink. What […]

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Vin v Vino

You'd be mistaken into thinking this was about football. Or rugby. But you'd be wrong both times. For when Rowley Leigh (of Le Cafe Anglais) and Tom Harrow (WineChap) clash horns over a series of Vin v Vino evenings, they'll be pitting French and Italian wines up against each other. But this is where you come in. Leigh and Harrow are hosting several of these tete a testa nights throughout the year. Served in Le Cafe Anglais' stunning private rooms, be spoiled when the boys make you taste five pairs of wine over a hearty meal. You can guess what […]

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