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Bloom

This month SW6 is getting a bright and breezy all day drinking and dining destination in Fulham Palace Village. Bloom bar café and kitchen will be serving up signature brunch and bowl food alongside a delicatessen selling artisan breads, foodie treats and gifts plus freshly prepared take-home dishes coming soon from the Bloom Chef. In keeping with its name, Bloom’s spacious front terrace will be planted with a drift of flora and fragrant herbs for a relaxing café feel and one reflecting the heritage of the landmark Fulham Palace Garden Centre opposite. Interiors are all bare brick features and simple […]

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The Royal Wedding

Not snagged an invite to the royal wedding? Don’t worry you can still celebrate in style at one of London’s top hotels with no intrusive paparazzi snapping away at your hat and without your mobile phone being confiscated at the door. Brunch at Brown's Brown’s Hotel will be serving up a delicious Royal Wedding brunch at HIX at the Albemarle. Head chef, Marcus Verberne, has created a sumptuous menu featuring quintessential British cuisine set to charm any Royalist from Hix cure De Beauvoir smoked salmon with scrambled eggs to eggy bread with smoked Orkney bacon and crème fraiche. Guests are […]

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Byron Haymarket

The award winning hamburger restaurant has just launched its 14th site bringing its now famous burgers to London’s Haymarket. The design has been inspired by the history of the capital and takes in both contemporary and traditional London. The 130 cover restaurant features a gloss white telephone box entrance, shiny red tables and pinstriped seating made to the pattern of 1950s London Underground upholstery. The lighting too is inspired by a Tube map with its bright neon colours. One wall is dedicated to vintage royal memorabilia while illustrations depicting all sides of London life from the Trellick Tower to The […]

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The Zetter Townhouse

Clerkenwell’s Zetter is branching out with an entire townhouse across the cobbles of St John’s Square. The hotly anticipated new 13 bedroom Georgian hostelry and cocktail lounge looks just like a private home – albeit rather a posh one. We’re especially excited about the ground floor cocktail lounge as it’s an exciting collaboration between The Zetter and the creators of the award winning 69 Colebrooke Row. Number 69 is so tiny that fans of Tony Congliaro’s molecular mixology will be delighted to stretch their legs in a brand new venue. Stuffed full of oddities and curios, with an open fire […]

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The Cube

Electrolux is more usually associated with dishwashers and fridges than fine dining but the brand has just launched The Electrolux Cube in Belgium’s capital Brussels, sitting atop the city’s Parc du Cinquantenaire. The first in a series of unique temporary dining concepts, it will be followed by two further Electrolux Cube restaurants popping up on landmark sites across Europe over the course of the year. Each Cube will offer a memorable dining experience for 18 guests per sitting and the transparent and semi-transparent structures will pop-up on monuments, buildings and even water platforms in Belgium, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden […]

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Spuntino cntd.

Clever Russell Norman. Following on from the popularity of first venture, Polpo, he could well have allowed success to go to his head and either supersized Ramsay style or expanded into an ill-considered and uber-hastily conceived chain. But no. The former Caprice Holdings Ops Director has played a waiting game with his two ensuing ventures – Polpetto above the French House and more recently Spuntino, his diminutive ‘no phone no reservations’ Italo-US brand extension in Rupert Street – delaying opening until he found his perfect venues. So a new one-night-only Young and Foodish Spag-Wednesday Meatball Pop-Up is a fitting development. […]

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One For One

Last week saw the celeb packed launch of elite new members’ club, One For One – so named due to its address at 141 Park Lane – and London’s finest including Jasmine Guinness, Sadie Frost, Jodie Kidd, Daisy Lowe, Jade Parfitt and newest one to watch, Tali Lennox (wearing Dolce & Gabbana natch) happily partied the night away a stone’s throw from Marble Arch. So what’s the deal? According to the brains behind the outfit, Liron Ozeri and Vladamir Gelev, the club has been created to deliver a level of service above and beyond the capital’s members’ scene to date. […]

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The Arch Bar

Just opened at the InterContinental London Park Lane at Number One Park Lane is The Arch Bar – so named as it boasts a great view of London’s iconic Wellington Arch. In its former incarnation, it was the Lobby but has been totally reinvented. The relaxed contemporary space features a largely gin-focused list: there are twenty five different types of gin – we had no idea so many existed. However, a wide spectrum of other spirits are also available, many of which are supplied by a number of virtually undiscovered artisan London producers and all of which are of the […]

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Mother’s Day Treats

Dutiful sons and daughters take note. This year Mothering Sunday falls on 3 April and restaurants across town are getting into the matriarchal spirit. Whether your mother’s a mama or a matron you’re sure to find something that fits the bill so check out our fabulous line-up and line up a treat for your mum. Best for Modern Mums Mums can enjoy The Modern Pantry’s three course lunch menu for half price – a bargainous £11.75. Tempting dishes executed in Anna Hansen’s signature style, include Chorizo and water chestnut sticky rice balls with tahini moroni miso cream and Sage and […]

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RSVP11

Come join the party at RSVP on 19 – 20 April this year. The UK’s most innovative and creative boutique event dedicated to corporate hospitality, entertainment, party and special events, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an exclusive two day showcase at Islington’s Business Design Centre that is set to raise the roof as the ultimate party event of the year. The event has also launched a new identity: London’s Event Showcase: Ideas and Entertainment for Event People and the website’s had a complete re-development too. Says Jodie Richmond, CEO of Exhibition & Trade Fairs (UK) Ltd, owners of RSVP: […]

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