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Taste By Appointment

Grey Goose Vodka are launching an interesting – and worthwhile – event this summer. Want to get involved? Wait til you hear about it … Taste by Appointment .. as it's being labelled … is a campaign which will set out to help cocktail aficionados be able to select the perfect cocktail with greater ease.   They are going to help us along our way by launching two tools with which to do this. First? Taste by Appointment consumer events, where guests will not only be welcomed with a Grey Goose Le Fizz reception, but will all be guaranteed to […]

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Lawn Bakery

French born chef Ollie Couillaud’s Lawn Bistro which opened last year in Wimbledon Village is launching a new café, bakery and deli. The Lawn Bistro is all about well sourced, excellent, seasonal ingredients and the new bakery menu will include Croissants, Porridge with sultanas, brown sugar and cinnamon, Homemade yogurt with granola, Scrambled eggs on sour dough  with smoked salmon, Smoked salmon and asparagus quiche, Mozzarella and Provençal vegetable panini and tartines of Goat’s cheese, broad beans, basil and Spanish olive oil. Ollie’s background spans The Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea, Bord’eaux in the Grosvenor House […]

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The Seagrass

This summer sees the launch of The Seagrass, a part time ‘squatter’ restaurant in Chapel Market, one of London’s most established foodie areas. Pie and mash shop by day, this hidden Victorian gem transforms into a gastronomic delight by night. Open only on Thursday to Saturday evenings, the restaurant has a seasonal menu that changes every week and specialises in fresh seafood sourced from the surrounding suppliers in Chapel Market and game from The Wild Game Company. Dishes on the £30 per head for three courses menu include Pan Fried Squid in Chilli Butter with Rocket, Chorizo and Pine Nuts, […]

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Sphinx at St Martins Lane

Today sees the launch of a brand new commission by Manifold Editions: Marc Quinn Sphinx, two intricately detailed silkscreen prints, in gold and silver leaf, of the artist’s well-known sculpture of supermodel Kate Moss – her limbs contorted in an extreme yoga pose! “She is a contemporary version of the Sphinx, a mystery,” says the artist of La Moss. “There must be something about her that has clicked with the collective unconscious to make her so ubiquitous, so spirit of the age.” The new contemporary online gallery and art publisher will show the prints as part of their first public […]

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Central & Co

Today, Urban Leisure Group (Café Libre, Graphic) is launching Central & Co, a contemporary brasserie and bar in the heart of the West End. The Brasserie sits on the ground floor with an intimate Bar below. The new opening celebrates great British-sourced produce from suppliers including Taste Tradition, a North Yorkshire farming family specialising in rare and traditional breeds and Cornwall’s Helsett Farm in Cornwall with its herd of pedigree Ayrshire cows. The head chef is Mark Beardshall from Yorkshire who has a real passion for British food. His Brasserie menu includes small plates so people can sample some of […]

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Pret a Diner: Italians do it Better

Following the sell-out success of the first round last year in the Old Vic Tunnels, Kofler & Kompanie’s Pret a Diner is back. The new instalment of the temporary restaurant sensation named Italians do it Better, is taking place from 9 May to 30 June at 50 St James’s Street. It is spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli who has selected five other Michelin starred chefs (Accursio Craparo, Cristian and Manuel Costardi, Norbert Niederkofler and Viviana Varese) and challenged them to create fresh innovative style dishes marrying Italian cuisine old and new. 50 St James boasts a grand sweeping marble […]

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Bombay Sapphire Ginbilee

To celebrate the Royal Jubilee, Bombay Sapphire has collaborated with Brit creative including 40 Winks’ David Carter and party queen Fiona Leahy to create their own take on the classic G&T – reportedly the Queen's favouite tipple. The label is also hosting 'Ginbilee' Masterclasses at The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at Knightsbridge’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. Guests will be greeted with G&Ts and canapés while Bombay Sapphire brand ambassador Sam Carter gives an overview of gin’s British heritage interspersed with anecdotes on the bevvy’s history. There follows a lesson on preparing five different infusions and then an invitation behind […]

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Rioja Capital

Now that we are all, to some degree, food and wine connoisseurs, is there anything better than a perfectly cooked dinner with expertly chosen wine pairings?   Even better if said wine pairings are Rioja. On Monday, 21st May, the Spanish favourite is taking pride of place at the Capital Hotel restaurant, located in the heart of Knightsbridge. The four course meal will be accompanied by some of the finest bottles from the Bodegas Roda vineyard, introduced by winemaker and oenologue Gonzalo Lainez. Gonzalo will be hosting the club table, to share the experience with fellow food and wine fans, […]

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Silent movie season at Volupté

Silence is golden at cabaret supperclub Volupté with an all-new season of silent movies. The series begins 6 May with a launch party complete with a DJ on the decks, shots at the bar and flapper dresses on the floor transporting film fans back to a bygone era of glitz and glamour. Then every first Sunday of the month at 7pm the downstairs Cabaret Salon will be transformed into an old-world theatre with a pianist tinkling the ivories as guests are seated by dickie-bow-wearing usherettes. First up is Piccadilly this Sunday with 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea on 1 June. […]

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Mazi

Opening in May with the aim of turning out-dated misconceptions of Greek cuisine on their head, Mazi promises Greek fine dining by combining traditional produce and classic recipes with a modern twist. Translated in English as ‘together,’ Mazi is set to revive the sharing culinary traditions of Greece at its beautiful new Notting Hill location. In addition to a lovely back garden with 24 covers, Mazi will also feature a deli with a selection of authentic Greek delicacies such as Fava from Santorini, Thyme & Pine Wild Honey from Thassos, Organic Saffron from Krocus Kozani, Giant Elephant Beans from Prespes, […]

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Mo*Vida London

Mo*vida is re-opening its acclaimed London address in the heart of the West End with two Grand VIP opening nights on 25 and 26 April.  Over the past month the Club has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment, bringing the interior in line with the aesthetic of its recent sister opening in Dubai.  In signature style, Mo*vida will pull out all the stops for the launch events to continue its reputation as clubbing destination for the London party elite. It’s teaming up with War Child, the international charity that protects children from the effects of war and its brutal consequences, to […]

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Sombreros in Soho

There are over 1,300 Chipotle restaurants in the United States and now thee in London with newest addition Wardour Street as of last week. So what’s on offer? Freshly made, delicious and healthy foil-wrapped burritos stuffed to bursting point with quality flavoursome ingredients. We’re also talking tacos, burrito bowls (a carb free burrito without a tortilla) and salads galore. Chipotle uses premium ingredients from local sources, including Freedom Foods chicken, pork that comes from free-range pigs  and beef from Farm Assured British Farms. The brand was founded by CEO Steve Ells who started out in 1993 with a single restaurant. […]

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