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Dalloway Terrace: Inspired by The Bloomsbury

Next month, London will see the return of a Dalloway to its streets, with the opening of all-day restaurant Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury, so-called after Virginia Woolf’s much-loved novel, Mrs Dalloway – which tells the tale of a day in her London life. It’s being described as in an indoor-outdoor, all-day dining venue as it features both a hidden level and a fully retractable roof, giving you the secluded calm of a secret garden in the autumn and winter and the perfect spot for an alfresco drink in the summer and spring. Overseen by The Bloomsbury’s Head Chef, Paul O’Brien, the […]

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Bobbi Brown’s Beautiful Afternoon Tea

We all know afternoon tea is a beautiful thing, and it’s about to get a whole lot more so. The iconic classic beauty brand Bobbi Brown is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and in a very British way: afternoon tea. There’s a chance to be as immaculate and polished as your surroundings when you tuck into your Balthazar afternoon tea, just round the corner from Bobbi Brown’s Covent Garden flagship studio. Oh, and it happens to be one of Bobbi’s favourite restaurants – the New York branch is just round the corner from her office. Having previously paired up […]

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The French Riviera comes to The Gherkin

The sun is now setting at 5.30pm, slowly restoring our faith that the winter won’t last forever – we’ll be complaining of sweatbox tubes and hayfever in no time. The first little glimpse of summer is something to get excited about – Searcy’s at The Gherkin are transforming the space into the French Riviera, circa 1950. The era of glamour and sophistication is coming to the London skyline, 180 metres above the city for a six week duration. Walking out of the elevator you’ll be hit by gentle wave noises, palm tree reflections and an abundance of cocktails – you’ll […]

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Absurd Bird: Adventurous Chicken

From gourmet restaurants to finishing a night out with a bucket of the fried stuff  it can’t be denied that London loves its chicken. And that’s before mentioning we all know someone who ended up that show The Fried Chicken Shop, don’t we?  Well next month joining the scene is a new chicken restaurant, Absurd Bird, but rather than serving greasy laden meals it will be serving up gourmet Southern US inspired dishes. It’ll open first in Spitalfields before a second restaurant in Soho and later openings throughout the UK later – they’re certainly going to be busy. They’ll be using slow […]

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Café Royal’s Pudding Restaurant

Life is short, you only live once, treat every day like it’s your last– we can give you all the Instagram quotes you like, but what it all boils down to really is: do what makes you happy. You know what makes us happy? Pudding. What we would really like to see is more restaurants dedicated to the sweeter things in life and if you do too then read on, because The Café at Café Royal will be opening daily as a dessert restaurant between 6pm and 10.30pm. So if you have had a tough day at work, you want […]

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The Hospital Club: Asking the Big Questions

Anything that claims it is ‘the best week night you can have without sex’ really backs itself, but if thinking big is your thing and you’re looking for an injection of culture into your life (and aren’t we all?) then Salon London’s claim might just be right. Launching with the tag line ‘A lot more fun than it sounds’ – always promising – the cultural monthly events discuss big ideas in the worlds of science, art and psychology and they have just announced a series of talks at The Hospital Club. Open to members and non-members alike, the three talks […]

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Pop the Question… and the Cork

The month of love will become a whole lot more romantic on Monday when women worldwide can take matters into their own hands and propose to their other halves. A nerve-wracking time for any man, many may be thankful for the chance to be relieved of this duty. 108 Brasserie is giving ladies even more of an incentive to ask the four-word question (no, not “are you cooking dinner?”) with a complimentary bridal Champagne afternoon tea for bridal parties of up to 12 people. The Marylebone restaurant is a suitably special spot for a bride to celebrate her upcoming nuptials; […]

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Where to Celebrate London Beer Week

LFW might be ending today, but you know what is still happening? LBW aka London Beer Week, a whole week devoted to lagers, ales and craft beers. Make sure you get hold of a LBW wristband (check out the website below) and head to these events, sorry in advance for any hangovers… Cheers! 

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Hix and Hirst Open Pharmacy 2

Mark Hix and Damien Hirst have long been friends, with Hirst creating the Cock and Bull formaldehyde at Mark’s restaurant Tramshed and now Mark is returning to the favour by creating the menu at Pharmacy 2, Hirst’s new restaurant. A friendship of food and art, something we commend. Opening in Vauxhall at the Newport Street Gallery, the restaurant will be serving up British and European breakfasts, brunches, lunches and Sunday roasts for the visitors to the exhibitions as well as suppers in the evening for diners. Using fresh ingredients, highlights are said to include shaved winter squash with treviso and […]

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The Most Fashionable Afternoon Tea

London Fashion Week might be finishing today but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop being the sartorial don that you are…the streets are your catwalk and all that. And what isn’t finishing is The Montagu’s Haute -Tea which is running until March 31st. Combining food with all the other things we love, (food and art, food and sport etc) is one of our favourite things, so food and fashion is definitely up there. With a client list that includes the likes of Dita Von Teese, Kylie Minogue and Diana Ross, designer Antony Price has teamed up with The […]

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8 Great Cocktail Bars in Soho

When it comes to nightlife, Londoners are spoilt for choice. There have never been so many great bars to enjoy a drink. Yet despite the rise of places like Dalston and Brixton, central hotspot Soho can still serve up a top night. There might be less of the old smut Soho was famous for, but there’s still so much character, quirkiness and full-on fun to be had. Here are eight of Soho’s best bars:

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The Larder Opens

Fitzrovia is currently having its moment in terms of restaurants and kitchens with the openings of The Detox Kitchen, House of Ho, Dickie Fitz (next week) and soon to be Bao, but today we’re all about the launch of The Larder. Opening in Pearson Square, the 35 cover café and food store will be serving up healthy breakfasts, delicious cakes and pastries, lunch as well as food gifts to take home. Stop by on the way to work for super fruit salad with coconut and chia seed pots with mixed berries, or if it’s going to be one of those […]

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