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7 Restaurants to Visit During World Vegan Month

With the recent announcement from experts that eating processed and red meat is as bad for you as smoking, there’s never been a better time to ditch the carnivorous lifestyle….or at least cut down. Here is our guide to the best places to celebrate all things vegan throughout the whole of November as people all over the Earth celebrate World Vegan Month – you know never know you might go vegan full time. 

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10 of the Best Christmas Party Venues in West London

Due to the vast array of cool bars and local haunts, trendy Westerners are often reluctant to leave their cosy corner of London. If this sounds familiar, or if you are thinking ‘what is all the fuss about’ then here is our guide to the best Christmas party venues in West London, for all budgets and all sizes. The Savoy What: 5 star treatment Why: You know this already but The Savoy is grand. Grand in style and grand in size, this is the venue if you really want to impress a large team. The events team will help you […]

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Diwali at Benares

Autumn is a time of festivity. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest festival and the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. Celebrated worldwide it is in India that the streets come alive with lights, fireworks and candles and this year the five day festival is being celebrated in London at Michelin-starred Benares Indian restaurant in Mayfair.  An eight course tasting menu has been created by chef Atul Kochhar, forget your bland korma and replace with decadent lobster moilee salad, turbot Malvani tikka and Calcutta batak (duck breast). Refreshingly there is a whole separate menu for vegetarians so rather than searching for a little green […]

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Openings & Launches

The Ivy Café Opens

Following on from the opening of The Ivy Chelsea Garden earlier this year, next Tuesday will see the opening of The Ivy Café in Marylebone. The new venue will be open from breakfast through to dinner and serving everything in between Pippin’s line in Lord of the Rings comes to mind, ‘What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner?’ Well our little Hobbit friend, you’ll find that all here as well as brunch and snacks… Highlights from the menu include, crumpets served with marmite, the Ivy Café HLT which is a BLT but with grilled haloumi and avocado, lobster risotto with […]

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Halloween bottomless brunch at Crab Tavern

Brunch is as much a chance to cure your hangover as it is an instagram opportunity. Scroll down your homepage on a Sunday and guaranteed you’ll see a dozen photos of artfully positioned coffee cups and green juices next to perfectly poached eggs on a nice rustic wooden tabletop. Bonus points for sunglasses in view and any cute vases/bowls of sugar cubes/vintage crockery. Crab Tavern are giving you a very unique instagram opportunity, this Halloween only. From 1-3pm revamp your brunch and enjoy unlimited cocktails with your meal, all spookily named. Glass Eyeball: gin, limoncello, grenadine and crushed ice with […]

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Boozy weekend brunch at Kurobuta

Sushi, meet steak. Steak, meet sushi. Japanese bar and grill Kurobuta are launching a kind of surf and turf fusion brunch of Japanese and Australian inspiration to make any benedict or baked egg seem a little bit… samey.  From Saturday 31st October, Kurobuta Marble Arch are launching their weekend party brunches. A welcome cachaça cocktail will set you up for bottomless drinking; beer, wine and brunch punch (great name) so it could either be your weekend warm-up or hair of the dog. And, because it’s brunch (and not just a bar) food will be cooked ‘live’ by head chef Scott […]

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Beyond London Opens

Friday will see the opening of Beyond London, Kensington’s first lounge to offer gourmet dining, cocktails and table bottle service.  The guys behind it are Executive Chef Ian Pengelley, who comes from Harrod’s Chai Wu and is known for his Pan-Asian cooking and Andy Mil the highly awarded mixologist who recently opened The Cocktail Trading Company, so you’re in safe hands. Their aim?  To provide the best in food and drinks to their customers, who want the great service and personal touches usually found in Mayfair’s high-end nightclubs.  Naturally the cuisine will be Pan –Asian in the form of small plates […]

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45 Jermyn St. Opens

If you’re passing through St James today then you might notice something new; a new face in the neighbourhood, because today sees the opening of 45 Jermyn St. The 113 cover restaurant will be open from breakfast right though to their 10pm late supper menu and will be serving up a modern London cuisine with old favourites alongside new dishes.  At breakfast you’ll find British classics such as marmite crumpets, but more unusually they’ll be served with fried eggs; or for London’s health conscious bulgar wheat with raw vegetables and crème fraiche. Providing for our love of food and our […]

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De-stress with your Dog at Belgraves Hotel

Recognise this scene? You’re off to stay in a hotel, you have to say goodbye to your BFF and as you say goodbye to their little face, you can’t help feeling just a little bit heart broken. Who’ll be there to wake you up, to lick your face, to force you to exercise and who won’t want their share of the mini bar? As you’ve probably gathered we’re talking about our four-legged canine best friends, not humans – I mean if your BFF do all of the above too then…well, good for you. But what if we were to tell […]

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Baltic Restaurant’s Bar Relaunch

Think vodka and you probably think Russia. In actual fact Poland is as much (if not more) a word that should spring to mind – the two countries have a long standing dispute about who invented the spirit. All you need to know is that Baltic on the Southbank are vodka experts, serving over 60 varieties, including home-infused, straight from the freezer, in frozen glasses to transport you somewhere a little colder this winter. To celebrate a brand new bar at the venue, Head Chef Piotr Fortuna has come up with a menu inspired by his Polish roots. A Hunter’s […]

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Selfridges’ New Rooftop Restaurant

Autumn is just a season of comfort really isn’t it? It’s not so cold that you don’t want to leave the house, the trees are glowing orange rather than being barren and spindly, you are excited about eating warming stews rather than force feeding yourself another mince pie. It’s just a nice, snug time. And tomorrow sees the opening of Des McDonald’s latest rooftop restaurant and bar at Selfridges, Forest Restaurant and Cabin Bar which is inspired by autumnal woodland and the best indulgent comfort food. Chris Dargavel will heading up the kitchen with the motto – foraging and foresting […]

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Back to the Future at Pizza Pilgrims

Film buffs all know that certain dates throughout the year bear particular significance; October 3rd (‘On October 3rd he asked me what day it is’), 4th May (‘May the fourth be with you’), the list goes on. It is extremely rare that a date is a one-off, and that the year mentioned is one we will get to experience. Well, get excited; it is happening. Wednesday 21st October 2015 doesn’t just sound familiar because you’ve got your 6.45pm haircut, it sounds familiar because it’s the date that Marty and Doc Brown travelled forward in time to in Back to the […]

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