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Sette

Just opened in Chelsea’s Sydney Street on the former site of Cavallino is Frankie Dettori’s new restaurant venture, Sette. The jockey has always had a passion for his homeland Italian cuisine and previously collaborated for several years with Marco Pierre White on a group of informal eateries and still maintains a business interest in Frankie’s Bar & Grill. Sette is a true labour of culinary love for Frankie and he has personally overseen the refurbishment of the Chelsea site and closely collaborate with new head chef Stefano Stecca on many aspects of the modern regional Italian menu. The name Sette […]

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Chase & Country Tails Terrace

Harvey Nichols new terrace has been created by Chase Distillery with a traditional English country look and feel inspired by the Herefordshire countryside where the distillery is based. A refreshing, citrus aroma of Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet will scent the air, creating the perfect atmosphere to sip summery, country-infused cocktails such as Gooseflower Fizz (Chase vodka combined with Chase Elderflower Liqueur, Harvey Nichols Gooseberry Jam, lemon and honey topped with English Sparkling Wine) and Marmalade Root Martini (Chase Marmalade Vodka shaken with fresh carrot juice, fresh parsley and lemon, with a dash of honey)  In addition,  Fifth Floor chef Jonas Karlsson, […]

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A Fifth for Canteen

They're stationed at Canary Wharf, the Royal Festival Hall, Baker Street and Spitalfields – but there's to be a fifth joining this select group in a matter of days. You've probably guessed it, but yes, Canteen is evolving again. Its Covent Garden restaurant will be the next outpost for this tremendously popular chain, famous for its promotion of nothing more than simple, humble and excellent British grub. (Daily roasts, day boat fish, meaty pies, sausage and mash, salads, tarts and so on). It was last year's 'restaurant in residence' within Covent Garden itself which made co-founders Dominic Lake and Patrick […]

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Jubilee Treats from Pierre Herme

Clue: it's a small, round biscuit, characterised by its creamy filling and crunchy exterior. What am I? Yes, you've guessed it. A Macaroon. But head to master chocolate chef and baker Pierre Herme' in London this weekend and you can be getting your mits round an extra special sort. A Jubilee sort, naturally. The delicious creamy biscuit will be garnised with a milk chocolate and Earl Grey tea cream, so to give the effect of drinking tea, when in fact you're eating chocolate-based calorific treats. Priced at £1.85, it's a steal. Try one. They really are delicious.    

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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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Carnivorous Cocktails

London’s largest South African restaurant, Shaka Zulu is launching the Capital’s most carnivorous bar serving a unique selection of meat-infused cocktails. There’s the Bloody Bacon – made from a 24 hour mature Bloody Mary mix, bacon vodka, garnished with celery, crispy smoked bacon and a skewer of soft cheese and cherry tomatoes or the Meatequita – a blend of tequila reposado infused with chorizo, vegetable juice, balsamic vinegar, smoked sea salt pepper and port –  served straight up or with beef biltong strips and chorizo. Fish lovers can opt for the Wheeling Salmon – smoked salmon-infused vodka with lemon pepper […]

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Reform Social and Grill

This week the Mandeville Hotel in Marylebone Village, is opening its brand new restaurant and bar ‘Reform Social and Grill’ with a dedicated entrance on Mandeville Place. The owners have taken inspiration from classic British gentlemen’s clubs for both the restaurant’s interior design and food and drink menus. Reform Social and Grill will offer an informal yet sophisticated experience in its extensive British inspired menu. The kitchen is headed up by head chef Jens Folkel, formerly Bistro du Vin and restaurant manager Giovanni Piattoli, formerly Mark Hix’s Albemarle Restaurant at Browns Hotel. An all day dining menu will serve classic […]

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Bryon hits the road

Byron’s Van has hit the road and will be popping up at street food events and festivals around the country this summer. It made its debut at Camden Town Brewery last month (returning 8th June, 22nd June and 6th July) but other appearances will include The Lunch Market at Canary Wharf today 29th May (and 25th September), the Marylebone Summer Fayre (17th June) and the Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire (29th June – 1st July). Expect more of those proper hamburgers made with good beef from small Scottish farms freshly minced every morning. The Byron Shack is also back for the […]

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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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Flowery tipples at The Langham

All you green-fingered folk will be well aware that the Chelsea Flower Show is about to hit town.  To honour this much-loved annual horticultural event, The Langham have designed their very own garden-themed cocktail. The 'Best in Show' Venus Flytrap cocktail, which will be sold at the Artesian, the Langham's award-winning bar, will be a sherry-based concoction of green plums, roses and orange flower water, too. Designed by head bartender, the renowned Alex Kratena, and coming in at a worthy £14, it's sure to be a hit with all those looking for the ultimate, but light, refreshment post-Flower Show.  But […]

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Quaglino’s to Exhibit Brand New BAFTA Photography

Next week Quaglino’s in St James will host an exclusive photography exhibition of new images commissioned by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Shot by official photographer Ian Derry, the previously unseen collection features past winners and includes some of Britain’s most iconic TV personalities such as Julie Walters, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Ant and Dec and Jo Brand. The exhibition will follow a special pictorial publication of the images given to guests attending the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on Sunday. Derry has covered everything from Terry Waite’s return from captivity to images for The […]

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