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We Review: Bryn Williams at Somerset House

What? Bryn Williams, the celebrated Welsh chef has just opened his first London restaurant in a decade. And it’s all about the vegetables, without being vegetarian. Rather, it champions vegetables, putting them centre stage not just a mere side dish, with meat and fish taking to the wings. New? Yes, it opened at the start of March. I’m sure its opening at the start of March had nothing to do with the start of spring and much more to do with when they were ready to do so, but a veg-centric restaurant opening when the days are getting lighter seemed […]


The Hotel Launching In Actual Space

For hotels, space is now the final frontier. And there was me thinking it was bidets. A company has launched the first space hotel and everyone’s going mad for it. If you find checking into a hotel a bit of a faff, getting your key, ordering a wake up call and hearing how the minibar works, then you ain’t seen nothing. A hotel just launched where you have to do a three month course before even setting foot inside. Not a fan of elevators? This one’s 200 miles high. Welcome to Aurora Station. The given launch date of 2021 seems […]


Critics’ Choices: Everywhere We Reviewed in March

Pancake Day fell early this year, with all it’s batter-ey fun and flipping madness. But with it came a slew of Lent resolutions, from one team member giving up sugar to my re-instigation of the ‘no thirds’ diet. As a result we all cut back on our restaurant reviews, hence so few this month. But fear not, within days to weeks we’d all fallen off the wagon and were back to the trough; which means that April will be a bumper month of reviews! by CHLOE Apparently Chloe knows a thing or two about cooking, as she’s hit these shores […]

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Openings & Launches

London’s Next Hotel The Principal Opens

Back in 1898, Charles Fitzroy Doll (what a name) designed a hotel at 1-8 Russell Square and now 120 years later it is reopening at The Principal. The 334 bedrooms and suites have been designed by Tara Bernerd & Partners and The Principal in-house team, with each one featuring custom-made beds and furniture and ceramic and marble bathrooms. Adding a further touch of luxury each room will have specially commissioned artwork, Penguin clothbound classics, Ruark music systems and The Perfumer’s Story toiletries. When it comes to eating there’s Neptune, an all-day restaurant that focuses on seafood, although there will also […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Top Chefs Collaborate For Charity Dinner at Perilla

Chefs from top London restaurants including Trinity, Elystan Street and Angler are joining together to host a one-off charity dinner at Perilla. They’ll be raising funds in support of St. Christopher’s Hospice who cared for Hamish Neve-Dunn a close friend of Perilla’s head chef, Ben Marks, who sadly passed away last year from leukaemia. So, Ben is getting his friends in the industry together to raise money in the way they know best. The six- course menu will see each chef create a bespoke dish, so you can expect roast scallop, stuffed pig’s foot, Iberian ham and hazelnuts by Gary […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

10 of the Most Instagrammable Cocktails

We’re not ashamed to say that our Instagram posts are still full of cocktails and what we eat – if it looks good, it looks good and seeing as many of London’s mixologists aren’t just creating cocktails but also mini works of art, we can’t help it. So we’ve rounded up 10 of London’s most Instagrammable cocktails.

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Openings & Launches

The New French Joint Opening In Primrose Hill

Ferme the front door! There’s a new restaurant coming to Primrose Hill and we’re kinda excited about it. Step forward La Ferme (the farm)! Opened initially as a market stall and then a Farringdon restaurant by a precociously young 20-year-old François Guerin in 2012, La Ferme is a medley of French seasonal cooking and ingredients. The young chef has teamed up with his step brother Guillaume Dunos who will Head Chef the new venture. Dunos has worked in restaurants including Paris’s Gouquets, Prince de Galles and Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme so should be well suited to this new venture. And what […]

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Openings & Launches

Don’t Miss White City House, It Looks Amazing

Not a week seems to go by without another Soho House opening, so eyebrows remained entirely un-raised at the news that White City House is coming in just a fortnight’s time. Which is probably unfair, because it looks like it’s going to be a stunner and deserves way more attention than no doubt it’ll receive. And what’s more, it’s literally on the set of Blue Peter, Panorama and, um, Jim’ll’fixit. Well, nothing’s perfect, but White City House comes close… The West London outpost of the group will boast 45 bedrooms within the original TV Centre ‘doughnut’, a members’ space including […]

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Things to do Outdoors

The First Terrace Of Summer Arrives

Look out of the window right now and I can guarantee that you’ll be looking at a wall of grey sky. Grey on grey. But imagine, if you can, clear blue skies, people walking past not wearing scarves and bobble hats. Umbrellas banished, and champagne flutes bandied. Where would you want to be? Well I’d want to be on the latest summer terrance from Mondrian London, a popup in partnership with Laurent-Perrier. The hotel, one of my personal faves, already has a champagne takeover going on upstairs and now Laurent-Perrier are going to be working their magic downstairs at river level […]


We Review: Sunday Lunch at Kettner’s Townhouse

What: Soho’s favourite, Kettner’s Townhouse is back, having been bought up by Soho House it now returns as restaurant, Champagne bar and 33 bedroom boutique hotel. New? London has had a long love affair with Kettner’s, it was established back in 1867 by August Kettner rumoured to have been chef to Napoleon III, it was one of first restaurants to serve French food. Remaining open for 149 years, it closed its door in 2016. However, it’s next chapter began in January. Where? A minute from Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse, you’ll find Kettner’s Townhouse at 29 Romilly Street, Soho, London […]

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