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Tom’s Terrace

This week sees the re-opening of Tom’s Terrace at Somerset House, Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens’ seasonal foray into London’s al fresco bar scene. Last year The Terrace was named “Best place to eat al fresco in Britain” by The Times panel of critics and the No.1 “Place to eat al fresco in London” by the Evening Standard’s Charles Campion so we’re delighted to welcome its reprise. Prepare to chill out underneath a stylish canopy in the stunning surrounds of Somerset House with views across the river Thames. With an informal but elegant setting, Tom’s Terrace will be hosting DJ nights […]

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Real Food Festival

Tomorrow sees the beginning of the Real Food Festival at Earl’s Court celebrating food and drink that has been sustainably and ethically produced and it’s packed to the brim with 500 of the finest artisan food producers chef theatre and cookery school. Visitors can expect to see top chefs including Giorgio Locatelli, Jason Atherton and Valentine Warner, get involved at the Real Food Cookery-school, get hands-on experience at butchery and artisan food workshops, pick their own tea in a Cornish botanical garden, keep the kids entertained in the Taste Experience tent and learn all about cheese, wine and chocolate with […]

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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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Worship Street

The Worship Street Whistling Shop is the second venture from Fluid Movement, the collective of molecular mixologists enthusiasts behind Marylebone’s Purl and promises a unique Victoriana-inspired underground bar in the heart of Shoreditch. The Worship Street Whistling Shop will be a twenty-first century update of the Victorian gin palace of the 1820’s. Using London’s most innovative cocktail era as inspiration, the bar will feature a seating area complete with a bespoke Victorian lamp post and original shop front windows leading to the Fluid Movement lab, where the team will research new drinks and distil their own scents and flavours. Ryan […]

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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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Century

Century, the Private Members Club beloved by Jennifer Aniston and Robbie Williams – the latter is one of its founding members – is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and to mark this milestone birthday, Pierre and Kathy Condou who conceived and created the venue ub have given the place a full refurbishment and re-design. An integral part of the reboot is their brand new Century Brasserie, and better still, for the first time it will open its doors to the public so everyone can have the chance to experience one of Soho’s best kept secrets. To celebrate, the venue’s […]

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Dorsia

South Kensington’s much loved Firehouse bar, restaurant and club has recently been taken over LVMH style and is due to relaunch as Dorsia on 25 May following a massive £2.4million refurbishment. Fans of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho will doubtless recognise the name from the mythological destination resto in the book (and Christian Bale’s hang out in the movie adaptation) and we can certainly imagine a slew of goodlooking young bucks comparing business cards in the sophisticated Kensington location. The 300 capacity venue will comprise a members’ club, bar and restaurant and while it’s still under construction, the space promises […]

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The Summerhouse

Making a reprise due to popular demand, Waterway’s pop-up little sister, The Summerhouse is back for a seven month run in Little Venice. The nautical themed restaurant is serving up a delicious seafood menu in a space reminiscent of a Hampton’s beach house. The Summerhouse’s light and airy décor is based on the large Long Island seafront houses where well-heeled New Yorkers retreat during the summer. The walls have a clean, whitewashed appearance offset by blue and white upholstery. The restaurant even has its own adjacent mooring space so river traffic can stop off and enjoy a leisurely lunch and […]

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The Baby Bathhouse

Remember the last night you spent at Liverpool Street’s The Bathhouse, that decadent nightspot nestled in the bowels of a City churchyard? Probably not so much – but in a good way. Well it has just spawned a diabolical offspring launching this week in Stoke Newington. The Baby Bathhouse is located in the former Gold Bar – destroyed by fire last year – but which has arisen as a first floor bistro and cocktail bar with a further bar and nightclub underground in the basement. Interior design is inspired by the Victorian era and battleship grey and brass exterior with […]

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Tea at Tuttons Brasserie

People throughout the world have been enjoying the habitual ritual of tea drinking, for over 350 years. Since its materialisation, tea has transcended to become a vital staple in today's society, especially as more and more is discovered about the benefits of drinking it. When it comes to tea, the options are endless. Herbal (this category commands such a vast fleet, it really should be in bold), caffeinated, non – caffeinated, with milk, with sugar, with lemon, with honey – mild, strong, bag, no bag, loose, cream/no cream, iced, hot.. yes, I'm still on the topic of tea… So with […]

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