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Cabaret at The Criterion

You haven't done cabaret until you've done it at London's Criterion Restaurant. Prepare for a no holes barred extravaganza of an evening as the exclusive restaurant pulls out all stops on Sunday 7 March. Yes Sunday is the new night to be seen out on the town and Cabaret at The Criterion promises to be an evening of fine dining and entertainment like no other. Renowned entertainer and magician, Fay Presto, will headline and host the evening with three other acts performing – two West End lead singers and a Speciality act no less! Doors open at 7.00pm and dinner service […]

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Members Only

Members’ clubs old and new are hitting the headlines once more with the re-launch of the fabulous Number 21 space at Portman Square’s Home House and the impending launch of Nick House and Piers Adam’s super-elite Brompton Club. The original Home House at Number 20 is the epitome of old school elegance – the perfect home from home from home for those desperately missing their country house, those with aspirations to grandeur or simply because its Eighteenth Century luxury courtesy of Robert Adam and James Wyatt happens to be rather nice! The more recently acquired Number 21 building next door […]

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Multitasking Venues

Just about any hard surface will soon be able to multi-task as a touch-screen so it’s only fair to expect a similar level of versatility from our venues. And two new spring openings are stepping up to the mark with aplomb. Having tired of municipal politics, Bethnal Green’s Town Hall is taking on a whole new lease of life in the new guise of hotel, serviced apartments and Viajante bar and restaurant from Nuno Mendes. And then Drake & Morgan is set to launch The Anthologist in Gresham Street complete with bar, cocktail lounge, kitchen, deli and even a basement […]

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Pizza The Action

It started last year with Portobello Pizza out west and Pizza East – well the name speaks for itself! Previously, pizza had had a bit of a dry spell, consigned to the dreaded chain offerings and BOGOFs but you can’t keep a good Italian down for long and happily, the renaissance of posh pizza has had a great spin-off effect, spawning some rather talented bambini. So cast all thoughts of wheat intolerances to the winds and celebrate all things dough. Pizza al Taglio – that’s by the slice if you’re not down with pizza parlance – is the new buzz […]

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Yin and Yang

Two new all day openings are proving – like we needed any proof – that London’s diners have an insatiable appetite for quality grub. The New York nostalgia of Profile Soho is the perfect foil for Boyd’s Brasserie’s old school elegance but you can be sure that both venues have got what it takes to tempt a whole new wave of foodies from their habitual hunting grounds. Make no mistake, Profile Soho is yellow – but in a good way! The retro bar and diner brings a welcome ray of American sunshine to an oft drab Wardour Street. Swing by […]

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A Rum Award for 1 Lombard Street

You might not have realized amid the madness that is the BAFTAS and LFW, but another awards ceremony took place this week with a distinctly alcoholic flavour. Chairman's Reserve Rum has been running an inspired competition for London's leading chefs entitled, St Lucia Distillers. The aim of the game was to produce a fabulous dish using Chairman's Reserve.  And although it was a close run thing, Herbert Berger, Chef Patron at 1 Lombard Street just pipped Matthew Harris of Bibendum and Adam Gray of Rhodes 24 to the finishing post with his winning combination of Roast Pineapple with Rum & […]

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Love on the menu …

Love can be a stressful business and never more so than on 14 February. Let’s face it, you can’t even open your inbox at the moment without being assailed by a phalanx of Valentine’s Day deals so we thought we’d do the difficult job of rounding up the best of the bunch and leave you with the easy task of working out with whom to share your dinner / life. They say that music is the food of love but Sketch has taken ‘them’ at their word. On 13 & 14 February, a harpist will serenade all you lovebirds as […]

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Berkeley Breakfast in Bed

To help Londoners celebrate the most important morning of the week, The Berkeley hotel has selected its favourite breakfast treats and and as of 14 February, will deliver them right to your doorstep.  Think long lazy mornings with the Sunday papers, your favourite tracks playing in the background and a five star hotel breakfast – all without leaving the bedroom – apart from answering the door to the delivery man that is. The breakfast delivery service is available on Sundays in central london and priced at £60 for two people sharing.   (Bed)Room serivce includes home-made granola with berries and fresh […]

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The Bentley Hotel

Yes, with Valentine’s Day approaching fast as one of cupid’s darts, love is officially in the air – as is a mild note of panic as men across the capital (sorry to be sexist but it’s your job to sort out V Day ok?!) deliberate the merits of flowers v jewellery (the answer is both btw). However, with the big day falling conveniently on a Sunday, you really can’t go wrong with a romantic weekend break at a top class London hotel. It doesn’t matter if you live in the capital already. In fact, there’s real illicit pleasure to be […]

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House of St Barnabus opens until Spring 2010

Quintessentially Soho at The House of St Barnabas, the not-for-profit charitable members' lounge and events space in the heart of London, has announced that it will extend its operations until Spring 2010. Originally planned as a 3 month 'pop-up' social enterprise to raise money for the House of St Barnabas and the Quintessentially Foundation, the remarkable success of the venture has led to a renewed partnership between the House of St Barnabas and Quintessentially. Even better, hold your event there and 100% of your venue hire is a donation to the charity. www.hosb.org.uk

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Generation 2010

Whether the Teenies represents a brand new world, a brand new you or a bit of both, here are a few hints on what you can look forward to during the next decade. Health and Fitness This year we’ve brought to your attention the fro-yo calorie battle as to how low you can go – Snog, Yu-Foria and Yog you know who you are – and we thoroughly anticipate calorie negative options proliferating during the ensuing decade. We’ve also highlighted the trend for calorie counting menus at high end establishments: Buddha Bar flew the flag where Smithfield’s Saki Bar and […]

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Food for thought

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen group and former Fifteen chef and nephew of Mick Jagger, Arthur Potts Dawson’s social enterprise, Acorn House may be the most high profile ventures to undertake the training of disadvantaged youngsters but now Thomasina Miers’ Mexican mini chain, Wahaca has partnered up with The Prince’s Trust. The group’s new Canary Wharf venture has been actively targeting young people living in the capital’s Centrepoint hostels with a two week course which marks the latest in an on-going programme. And now, seven unemployed Londoners have defied the credit crunch by scooping jobs at the restaurant. The course, which comes […]

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