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St. Martins Lane Hotel hosts Dri Dri.

With the galateria already becoming a big favourite with residents and tourists of Portobello,  Dri Dri is looking to take it's business into the centre of London with the help of the St. Martins' Front Room. You'll walk into a scene inspired by the Mediterranean, the beach themed pop up parlor will be complete with everything you'd be used to seeing by the sea! Using the best organic ingredients from all over Europe, Dri Dri creator Adriano di Pertrillo has spared no expense in sourcing the elements that go into each flavour including coffee beans from Arabia, lemons from Scicily, and even our […]

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Madison

One New Change at St Pauls just keeps going. Newest launch is Madison Cafe Bar and Restaurant seven floors off the ground on one of Europe's largest public roof terraces overlooking some of the City’s most spectacular landmarks and taking in breathtaking views of the great neoclassical dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, the Tate Modern and the towering Shard by London Bridge. Open from 10am ‘til late, food lovers, City workers and shoppers alike can relax in the dining room or outside on Madison's own private section of the roof terrace while enjoying a modern European menu, […]

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40 years of The Capital

This year, Knightsbridge's The Capital, which was London's first boutique hotel when it was opened 40 years ago by visionary David Levin, is celebrating the big 'four o' anniversary with a special menu or dishes from the past four decades plus a fabulous line up of 1970's drinks. The list will include cocktails from the decade that became known as 'the era of global travel' with Sours, Harvey Wallbangers and Godfathers and a fine selection of 1971 vintages in the wine list as well – of which head barman Cesar da Silva is particularly proud including a Laubade Armagnac, and […]

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Marylebone Summer Fayre

If you're going to relinquish just one of your days away from festivals and sun-blessed holidays this summer, give it to the Marylebone Summer Fayre. On Sunday 19 June, the annual Fayre – organised by The Howard de Walden estate – will be once more kicking off (10 am – 5pm) its shenaningans in the hope of this year raising more for its charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, than ever before. But this year, there's a special addition. Cafe Luc, the stylish all-day European brasserie situated on trendy Marylebone High Street, is getting in on the action by partnering up with Duvel beer. […]

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New balls at Bluebird

For summer, Bluebird  Chelsea  has  teamed  up  with Veuve Clicquot with the courtyard being transformed into the next best thing to Wimbledon's iconic Centre Court. The Lazy Lawn has been laid and a 3-metre outdoor screen installed so prepare for all the tennis action live from the Championships.   In addition, the venue will be hosting outdoor movie screenings from Monday 20 until Wednesday 23 June. The tennis fortnight will reach championship point over the weekend of 2 July and you can book a three course menu for the men's finals on Sunday including a Bluebird seafood tasting plate, 28 […]

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Northumberland House

The restoration of Northumberland House, a magnificent Grade II listed building by Trafalgar Square, is finally complete and the historic building, once home to the Ministry of Defence, now boasts two luxury hotels, two restaurants, a private business members club and a selection of grand event spaces. Work Connections @ Trafalgar Square is an exclusive private members business club offering with its own club room and lounge where members can work independently, hold meetings and network with the like-minded – taking full advantage of high speed internet access, boardroom and video conferencing studio and expert on-site IT and AV technicians. […]

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Red Dog Saloon

With the launch of the Red Dog Saloon this month, Hoxton Square is going to the dogs – but in a good way. The brainchild of BBQ and burger fanatic, Tom Berk, Red Dog is his first solo venture following a career as a restaurant and events manager. The 84 cover interior has been designed by LSM (Galvin la Chapelle) and pays homage to the great ranch-style dining rooms of the West with banquettes of dark wood and cracked leather, slowly moving fans, shuttered windows and walls covered in longhorns, water buffalo skulls and pictures of the railroads and the […]

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Picasso

King’s Road just got a new all-day eatery (well sort of) from Black and Blue group. Following on from their successful steak and burger joints across the capital from Borough to Notting Hill Black and Blue have just taken over Chelsea’s Picasso and given the erstwhile, and dare we say, slightly grotty cafe a whole new lease of life with a contemporary and stylish decor flooded with sunshine via the sky light window. Menu-wise, steaks and burgers are the name of the game alongside a selection of seafood dishes and salads. All meat comes directly from the restaurant’s own butchers, […]

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Mahiki Motel

This summer Polynesian paradise Mahiki, beloved by Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Rihanna and Emma Watson (to name but a few celebrity guests) and erstwhile favourite of Kate Middleton is launching two brand new concepts – a dining area in the lounge and the enigmatically titled No-Tell Motel Room. Diners can settle down on colourful Hawaiian cushions surrounded by hand-carved wooden figures, and suspended flotsam and jetsam to enjoy sharing style dishes created by head chef Darius Endriukaitis. Think Mahiki Burgers, Mini-Sliders of Angus Steak, Canadian Lobster Nachos with guacamole and Duck Confit Egg Rolls with sweet plum sauce and truffle. […]

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Maria Elia for Joe’s

Not only has the fashionable Joseph owned Joe’s Cafe on Draycott Avenue dropped the cafe bit – it’s now known as simply Joe’s, presumably on the basis that like Kylie, Madonna and co, it’s now too famous to need further introduction – but it’s also just hired the rather lovely Maria Elia as head chef. Maria, formerly of London’s Delfina and the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, has cooked at Spain’s legendary EL Bulli and eclectic and flavoursome dishes include Pigeon with orange lentils, bitter leaves and pistachio aioli and Sea Bream with broccoli couscous, pine nuts and sultanas. The cafe […]

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Pontoon

Popping up this week is a new private hire venue with a difference. Welcome to Pontoon, the first-ever floating Champagne & Seafood Bar in Central London. Sponsored by Pommery Champagne, it’s based in the capital's best kept secret, St Katharine Docks for a four week summer sojourn. St Katharine’s dates back to 1125 and by the end of the 18th Century, it had become a prosperous settlement with 3000 inhabitants with its own court, school and alms houses and hospital. With the City, Butler's Wharf and London Bridge on its doorstep, Pontoon is protected from the vicissitudes of the British […]

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Nobu lands in Cannes

Seven days down, four yet still to go. But would you be surprised to discover that notwithstanding all the head-turning glamour and star-filled red carpets, it’s food that has had everyone talking at this year’s Cannes Film Festival? The arrival of Nobu Berkeley ST’s pop-up restaurant has been the reason for the stir. For while most ‘Festival-goers’ have taken up the annual sport of judgement-passing – be it on outfit choice or film direction – there are others who have been just as happy flocking to the rooftop pool of boutique hotel 3.14 Cannes, idling, drinking or eating at Nobu’s newest […]

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