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Michel Roux Jr Mixes Things Up At The Langham

Regulars at The Langham will have noticed that their star turn, Roux at The Landau, has been closed undergoing renovation. Well now it’s about to throw the doors wide and we can see what they’ve been up to for the last couple months. Expect transformation. Award winning architectural practice David Collins Studio are responsible for transforming the iconic restaurant. They have form, having been responsible for the design of the original high-ceiling oval dining room, and as the dining experience at Roux at The Landau has evolved, it was an obvious move to hire them back to create a new […]

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10th Anniversary Chef Supper Series At J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J Sheekey Atlantic Bar! The restaurant famous for its seafood is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. How are they going to celebrate, well, I’m glad you asked; with a yearlong series of supper clubs. The restaurant will be inviting some of the UK’s most renowned seafood chefs to collaborate with Executive Head Chef Andrew McLay. They will be producing exceptional dishes and a minimum of three courses. Each chef will be bringing their own individual styles into the kitchen, and will be offering their tips, methods and exploring the approaches to their dishes in a discussion after each dinner. […]

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Junipalooza: The Gin Connoisseurs’ Festival

The 9th and 10th June, get the dates in your diary. They’re more important than August Bank Holiday, more important than Christmas and definitely more important than Valentine’s Day. Why? Because it’s the fifth Junipalooza London, the connoisseurs gin festival and you know us Londoners can’t get enough of the stuff. Taking place at Tobacco Docks, over World Gin Day (Saturday 9th June) they’ll have 60 different distilleries representing over 150 gins to 3,500 thirsty gin fans. Their unique policy of having either the master distiller or the owner of the gin of the company present and pouring the samples […]

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Openings & Launches

The New Cocktail Sensation Coming To East London

Any parents-to-be considering children’s names must alight upon ‘Horatio’ and for more than a split second ponder if it’s a viable name. Often as not it slips onto the ‘let’s remember it if we get a dog’ pile, along with Rufus and Jasper, but occasionally, just occasionally, it gets it’s rightful place in the sun and so we’re glad that the founders of East London’s Horatio Street Social Club ‘went there’. Located on the eponymous Horatio Street, beneath The Nelson’s Head (see what they did?) the Horatio Street Social Club launches today and promises to be something a little special. […]

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Studio 88: London’s New Live Music Club

Where do you go when you want to listen to live music, have a few drinks and find yourself singing everything from Justin Bieber to Whitney Houston? The Piano Works, West End…obviously. Or is it obvious? The House of Song (the team behind The Piano Works, West End) is opening its next venue, Studio 88, and it’s going to be another which is all about the late nights, the requests and the singing. There’s no set playlist, no set band, just a six-piece house band made up of over 50 musicians taking in turns, waiting to play all your requests. […]

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Proud Camden Closes After Seventeen Years

When was the last time you went out dancing? Or went out to a club? Chances are it was a while ago, unless you’ve wanted to relive your uni days and have ended up in a certain carpeted club in Clapham… go ahead, no judgement here. There’s no denying that the club scene in London has been declining over the last few years and the next to go is Proud after seventeen glorious years at Camden Stables Market location. Starting in the hey-day of clubs, the 90s, Proud became synonymous with Camden when CEO Alex Proud opened his first art […]

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Cinnamon Kitchen Opens at Battersea Power Station

Feel the power! The Cinnamon Club’s superstar chef Vivek Singh is opening yet another restaurant, this time at Battersea Power Station. Adding to his stable of five wildly successful Cinnamon themed eateries (The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho, Cinnamon Bazaar and Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford) the chef will be taking a railway arch of his own at the Grade II-listed site and will be bringing his cinnamon-y magic to the iconic structure. Expect a sleek and urban feel inside, in keeping with the whole regenerated site, channelling industrial minimalism. Not so the menu, which will be a medley of Singh’s […]

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Strictly No Nipples: Everything You Need To Know About The New Annabel’s

I’ve got a soft spot for Annabel’s, after all I had my stag party there and, from what I’ve been able to piece together, it was jolly fine too. Perfectly decadent, reassuringly exclusive and packed full of wonderful people, Annabel’s was the quintessential nightclub. Old Annabel’s was always, and is, a magnet for magnates, brimming with fascinating people; a place where Royals rubbed metaphoric shoulders with financiers, politicians got drunk with crooks and film stars wafted their Hollywood magic. But, like a little too many of their members, the club needed a facelift. And so it has spent the last […]

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Do The Maths: The South London Pizza Joint You’ll Want To Check Out

If your maths teacher was anything like ours then he probably attempted to make finding the area of a circle fractionally more accessible by talking about pizza, the amount of pizza topping required being π r2. But it turns out that one Winchester restaurant has taken the same approach, and while GCSE maths remained deeply dully, Pi Pizzeria made it work so well that it’s now coming to London! Pi was founded in 2014 by fashion designer Rosie Whaley, it’s her work on the interior of the original Pi that has made it such a hit down in Hampshire. Along […]

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The New Restaurant About To Hit Somerset House

Somerset House, that grand stately home that dominates the corner of Waterloo Bridge and the river has always had been an impressive sort of a place. Inigo Jones designed the facade and the building has been linked to the likes of Admiral Lord Nelson, Oliver Cromwell and HMRC. For a location with such pedigree, it’s only right that Bryn Williams should choose Somerset House as the base for his first London restaurant in a decade, Bryn Williams at Somerset House. The new restaurant, ‘a creative exploration of seasonal produce with a strong focus on sustainability and provenance’, will be located […]

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Prosecco House: London’s First Prosecco Bar Now Open!

Ladies and gents, it’s here. Last year we told you that Prosecco House was on the way and now it has opened! Didn’t catch it before? Check out all the details below! Finally, someone has sat up and taken notice of our burning desires and quite frankly desperate need. Can you guess what it is, did the bubbles give it away? No? Alright fine I’ll tell you. This February, Prosecco House opens will doors. Yes, all the chilly cold souls, feeling retched after Christmas, can tumble in from as early as eleven am. Work is feeling a little bleak, and […]

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Farm Girl Opens in Chelsea

Back in 2015 Farm Girl opened their first site in Notting Hill, last year they launched their concession at the Sweaty Betty Carnaby Street flagship and now the restaurant known for its healthy Australian-inspired menu, has opened between the Kings Road and Fulham Road. During the day you’ll find the brunches and super lattes that they are known for, including: chai lattes; rose lattes; apple pancakes with coconut yoghurt; açai bowls with chia seeds and oven baked aubergine with chickpea sauce, mint and tahini yoghurt dressing. Unlike the other two Farm Girls, this new restaurant will serve the group’s first […]

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