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Plateau Pancakes

It's not long until we reach the day when scoffing pancakes is a justified and perfectly-normal pastime.  So, where will you be eating your pancakes on Pancake Day? If you're not too keen on making your own, you could always pop down to Canary Wharf, where D&D restaurant Plateau have something special waiting for you. For pudding, their menu will be graced with the presence of the £7.50 pancakes with citrus sauce and lemon sorbet. Just a tip! 21st February will roll around fast…. www.plateau-restaurant.co.uk/

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Eat Sleep Fashion at The May Fair Hotel

You may have noticed the May Fair Hotel's new Fashion Week facade which was unveiled earlier this morning. This year, it's been created by Rihanna and Florence go-to designers FelderFelder. But trust us, there's a lot more going on inside so get ready to party like a fashionisha… Step 1 Hot foot it to the May Fair Spa which has devised a series of express treatments to deal with LFW fatigue such as the Fashion Eco Chic Pedicure (50 minutes £65.00) or The Crystal Face of Fashion Massage (30 mins £55) to emerge fresh-faced as a supermodel and ready for […]

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Chef Season at Benares

Head to Benares Bar, Mayfair, this month .. and you'll get more than you bargained for. Because head chef, the renowned Atul Kochaar is launching Chef Season: when top chefs from some other of the capital's top restaurants come together at Benares to create a series of fusion menus. Some of the guest chef highlights? Well, Anna Hansen, from The Modern Pantry, will be around from 21st February to 5th March wowing the crowds with her talents, as will Richard Corrigan (20th March to 2nd April) and Nigel Haworth, from Northcote, from 3rd May to 16th May. All the chefs […]

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Chip Week with Kerbisher

Oh thank heavens, you say, when you notice Valentine's is nearly over. Well, here's something to look forward to: it's National Chip Week next week! Yes, you read that right, and Nick and Saul of Kerbisher & Malt, renowned as the providers of the finest Fish & Chips around, are offering free bags of their excellent chips to the first ten customers who come through their doors on every day between 21st Feb – 26th). What more of an incentive can there be to scoff to your heart's content?  PS they open at 12pm. www.kerbisher.com  

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Hot Stuff at Mint Leaf

Mint Leaf is getting all loved up for Valentine’s Day and the team has devised a truly heart-warming Valentine Indian Feast plus a few love potions of their own. We’re talking four courses of the finest contemporary Indian food, an enchanted subterranean setting of black polished marble and did we mention the libations of love? We were just checking you were listening! But what’s also stolen our hearts is that it costs just £75 per couple. (Yes that’s PER COUPLE and not per head) which includes a glass of fizz and a lingerie voucher to spend at your leisure at […]

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The Rivington at Madinat Jumeirah

Aspects of British culture don’t always cultivate compliments. Blue blood may run deep but regal behaviour doesn’t always flow in the Kingdom. Where we excel in some areas there are some British folk who have a habit of letting the side down. ‘Brits abroad’ is the dreaded phrase associated with the drunken drabs who invade foreign shores with distasteful behaviour. Those who witness it face an assault to the eyes, ears and let’s not forget the whiff. Despite this and our weather it’s not all doom and gloom. Sometimes us Brits do do it best and it doesn’t stop at […]

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Hampers, with love, Kensington Place

Are you staying in this V Day? Well, here's a thought … would you rather not do the cooking yourself? Kensington Place – the revered 24 year-old D&D London restaurant situated on Kensington Church Street – have put together some delicious hampers to relieve you of all kitchen duties on the special day of the 14th. Inside? Find a whole cooked lobster, dressed crab, smoked salmon.. and many more things. More importantly, however, there's a bottle of Prosecco in tow and a chocolate sharing pot. If you opt for the Prosecco hamper, the foodie gift will set you back £49.50, […]

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Beverly Hills Hotel Oscar Menu

Hollywood is hotting up for awards season – and whilst all of the stars are fussing over red carpet couture and penning the perfect acceptance speech, film fans are relaxing – not only at the cinema, but at the luxurious Polo Lounge, where an Oscar Cocktail Menu is making a timely appearance! The Polo Lounge has long been the haunt of the Hills' hallowed residents; located within The Beverly Hills Hotel, it is the epitome of Los Angeles glamour. The Oscar Cocktail Menu features carefully thought out drinks inspired by this year's nine nominees for Best Picture. Enjoyed the silent […]

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Bissé‘s BAFTA Bubble at The Sanderson

Although many actors might nominate its Red Carpet Facials for the Special Effects category, Natura Bissé is not in line for a BAFTA itself – however, in the run up to Sunday’s ceremony, it’s hosting an exclusive BAFTA suite at The Sanderson Hotel’s Agua Spa to beautify attending celebs and VIPs. Bissé’s Diamond Iced Crystal Facial will be performed from the 99.995% pure air confines of a unique Natura Bissé BUBBLE which serves to maximise the effects of the treatment – not to mention a range of auxiliary actions from hastening physical recovery to improving concentration. Tennis ace Rafael Nadal […]

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Gillray’s Steakhouse

Come March, steak fans will be in their element with the launch of quintessentially English dining experience Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar set in London’s 100 year old County Hall, celebrating the best of British – from interior design to each cut of beef – and boasting outstanding views of Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament. Namesake, James Gillray, was a famed 18th-century caricaturist and the association reflects the political history of the County Hall’s past alongside the style and humour of the English personality.  His work punctuates the menu and will also be exhibited on the walls. Gillray’s Steakhouse […]

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Get the skinny on Mexico

We’re ahead of the curve… what can we say. We hit Tulum in 2009 thank you very much. Way before Terry Richardson et al gave it the trademark thumbs up ( www.cabanascopal.com/ as it goes). But yes, we too are hungry for Serge Becker’s Esquina to hit Moor Street later this year so stay tuned…  Meanwhile we’re rather partial to the healthy burritos served at Poncho 8. We’ve happily bid adieu to January detox but we’re talking maintenance people so check out the Slo Carb Box produced in collaboration with the personal trainers at The Foundry or get the skinny […]

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One Giant Leap

This year Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill is positioning itself firmly on the map as something of an artistic hub. From today 1 February, the hotel is staging the first of a series of three exhibitions, One Giant Leap, a unique partnership with the Saatchi Gallery introducing a wide range of works drawn from its ground-breaking and innovative collection.  These exhibitions will be within the hotel's lobby and restaurant, The Montagu, where guests can dine amongst some of the most respected contemporary artists.   This super exclusive expo is not just confined to the hotel’s public areas but a Limited […]

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