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Tea at 1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street’s new Afternoon Tea menu features teas and infusions from The Rare Tea Company and head chef Tim Richardson has devised a menu that captures the essence of this British tradition with a City twist.  Staff have been fully trained by The Rare Tea Company’s founder, Henrietta Lovell, to offer expert advice on the best food pairings, as well as how to prepare the perfect cup of tea. Options include Royal Air Force Breakfast Blend – created to commemorate the Battle of Britain, Rare Earl Grey, Whole Leaf Green Leaf – handcrafted and wok fired and Whole Chamomile […]

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Beard to Tail

The fabulous team behind cocktail institution Callooh Callay is launching a four day pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch this week – from today June 12 to Friday June 15. Beard to Tail will offer amazing cocktails and a suitably carnivorous menu of dishes such as the ‘Rumpie-Pumpie for 2’ – a hump of slow-roasted Old Spot pork rump, sage and wild garlic crust with house Bramley apple sauce. Food will be reasonably priced at £8-£13, and with just 35 covers (no bookings so get there early or be prepared for a bit of a wait at busy times), Beard to Tail […]

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Savoy The Restoration

This exhibition of photographs by Siobhan Doran gives a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the £220 million, three year restoration of The Savoy hotel. Granted exclusive access to the property while it was closed, Siobhan’s work shows the beauty of the hotel even without the gilt and glamour. For those three years, Siobhan visited The Savoy regularly after it closed its doors in December 2007 and her photographs provide a fascinating record as the building was stripped down to its bare bones and painstakingly rebuilt and restored.  Photographs capture moments when original details were exposed through to the finishing touches of […]

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Literary Shindig at The Olde Bell

Five star coaching inn The Olde Bell, has announced an exciting collaboration with Picador to present the first in a series of 2012 literary events that also celebrates Picador’s 40th anniversary. Headlined by renowned author Jon Ronson, Bell Stories will feature talks and interviews on recent and forthcoming work from Stuart Evers discussing new novel If This Is Home to Anna Raverat on her unsettling debut, Signs of Life, a gripping tale of a spiral of obsession which has been chosen by Waterstones as a recommended debut novel of 2012. The Olde Bell is like a mini village connected through […]

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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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Brasserie Zedel

At the end of June Chris Corbin and Jeremy King will launch Brasserie Zédel, a large, bustling Parisian brasserie with historic Art Deco interiors by David Collins studio, a Bar Américain and also The Crazy Coqs, a live music and cabaret venue. Brasserie Zédel is located in the original Grill Room of the former Regent Palace Hotel. This entire city block, now known as Quadrant Three, claims to be Europe’s most sustainable building. Revitalised in the 1930’s by Oliver Percy Bernard, a revered West End stage set designer, the Art Deco interiors of the Grill Room, the Chez Cup Cocktail […]

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Yalla Yalla to the Southbank

Lebanese street food specialists Yalla Yalla is popping up on the Southbank with a special Summer Shack. Said venue will sell a choice of wraps from Lamb Shawarma – marinated lamb with onion to Soujoc – charcoal grilled Lebanese sausage and salad. There will also be a range of mezze to share alongside dips and salads to eat onsite or take away. Punters can eat al fresco on rugs and cushions – but there are also tables for the faint-hearted. Cocktail highlights include Lama – gin, Chambord liqueur, fresh raspberries, lemon and pomegranate juice and also the Beiruti Mule – […]

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The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party

Selfridges has just reopened its legendary roof to launch its Big Rooftop Tea and Golf Party, as part of the Big British Bang, the store’s all-encompassing creative homage to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics The store’s roof has been transformed into a Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory meets Alice in Wonderland hybrid with the launch of a crazy golf like no other and an award-winning organic café for the highest British afternoon tea on Oxford Street. The 200 giant tree-lined, 9-hole, 2,530sqft crazy golf course is designed by British jellymongers and food architects extraordinaire Bompas & Parr. Revisiting the […]

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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 Japes

Savoy Street Party The Savoy is hosting the Rolls Royce of street parties to mark the occasion on 3 June, noon to 3pm. The event will be held in the hotel’s famous ‘street’ Savoy Court with Champagne, a Diamond Jubilee Bombay Sapphire Punch fountain and classic British food and entertainment. Tickets are £95pp and include Champagne on arrival, lunch, Jubilee cocktails and entertainment. Children's places are also available at £50. www.fairmont.com/savoy Lunch fit for a Queen The Terrace is partaking in the nationwide ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ initiative. On 3 June, the restaurant will be decked out in red, white and […]

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Harvey Nichols’ Royal Box

A former royal footman revealed that the Queen keeps her cornflakes in Tupperware. Harvey Nichols’ creative team digested said intelligence and hey presto the result – The Royal Box. Yes that’s a royal lunch box complete with royal crest showing two Corgis and ‘snap, crackle and pop’ written in Latin. It’s also dishwasher and microwave safe which you’ll no doubt find reassuring.  It’s either available to purchase at the Foodmarkets for £14.95 – containing six cornflake cakes made with Royal Warrant holders Charbonnel et Walker’s dark chocolate – or as a free gift to anyone booking the store’s Royal Not […]

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