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Confessions of a Fashionista Afternoon Tea at London Hilton Park Lane

What: The Confessions of a Fashionista Afternoon Tea was created at London Hilton on Park Lane in collaboration with elegant British womenswear label Madderson London and the luxury London shoe brand, Lucy Choi. New? Yes and you don’t have long to try it out, the Confessions of a Fashionista Afternoon Tea is available from 11th-24th September to coincide with London Fashion Week (15th-19th September 2017). Where? London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1BE www.hilton.com On the Menu: Sandwiches include options like smoked salmon and horseradish cream on malted bread, and coronation chicken, curry and pineapple on ciabatta bloomer. Freshly […]

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Wine and Cheese at Humble Grape Islington

What?  Islington’s latest wine bar and the third Humble Grape specialising in artisan wines, cheese and charcuterie.  New? Yes, it only opened at the start of this summer, it’s the third Humble Grape, the original bar opened in 2015 in Battersea before being joined by the bar in Fleet Street in 2016. Where? 11-13 Theberton Street, Islington, N1 0QY www.humblegrape.co.uk On the Menu: Wine and a lot of it. There are over 400 bottles all of which are organic, biodynamic or sustainably sourced, all have their own story to tell and are available by the glass, carafe or bottle. To […]

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Scott Hallsworth’s Freak Scene

What? Scott Hallsworth, the Australian chef behind Kurobuta and author of Junk Food Japan, has embarked on a new project, waving goodbye (for now) to the formalities of running a restaurant in favour of a three-month, one-man-band (two if you include his partner who runs front-of-house) pop-up in Farringdon. New? Freak Scene opened back in July and was only ever intended to stick around short-term. Saying that, Kurobuta started life in a similarly temporary guise before becoming permanent so you never know, Freak Scene could be here to stay. Where? 91 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, EC1M 6BH, www.scotthallsworth.com On the Menu: For […]

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Franco Manca’s New Menu

What: Neapolitan-style sourdough pizzas with organic ingredients. New? The simple menu has a new addition of n7 pizza made with spicy lamb sausage, mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, yellow piennoto tomato and fresh basil without a tomato base as well as some new bites. Where? 20 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RE www.francomanca.co.uk On the Menu: The pizza menu keeps things modest with seven options on the main menu joined by ever-changing vegetarian and meat specials written on a chalk board. Small bites to start include olives and garlic bread with mozzarella while desserts feature the typically Italian favourite Tiramisu. The Look: The general theme across […]

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Zuma’s New Cocktail Menu

What: High end Japanese restaurant, Zuma, have just launched a new Spring menu with a focus on cocktails. New? Zuma no, it has stood the test of London time opening back in 2002, but as the name suggests the Spring menu only launched a few weeks ago Where: Tucked away by Harrods, you’ll spot it by the row of supercars lining the street outside: 5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, SW7 1DL, www.zumarestaurant.com On the Menu: Bar manager Pawel Rolka (formerly at Coq D’Argent) has created a series of new cocktails for both the Nomikai (contemporary) section and the Kurashikku (classic) section, which blends together traditional cocktails with flavours […]

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Ormer’s Vegetarian Menu: What We Thought

What: Vegetarian friendly menu from Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin. New? Ormer Mayfair opened at Flemings Mayfair in September 2016 as part of a £15m investment which also saw the 129 bedrooms in the hotel given a new look. Where? Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair W1J 7BH www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk On the Menu: Ormer Mayfair is the sister restaurant to the original Ormer Jersey, it’s here that Shaun focuses a lot of his menu, using Jersey and British fare at the heart of his cooking like hand-picked shoreline foraged herbs. Dishes on the menu include mushroom fagottini with egg yolk, parsnip and parmesan, […]

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Señor Ceviche: Lima in London

What? Señor Ceviche is a lively Peruvian restaurant and cocktail bar in Charlotte Street showcasing some of the most colourful and vibrant Peruvian plates in the heart of London (and definitely not just Ceviche!). New? An evolution. The original Señor Ceviche launched as a rave reviewed pop-up four years ago. In 2014 they opened their first permanent restaurant in Kingly Court, Soho and after even greater success they launched this restaurant in foodie heaven, Charlotte Street this May. Where? Set between Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road in the heart of Fitzrovia. 18 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2LY,  www.senor-ceviche.com On […]

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BabaBoom: Kebabs in Battersea

What? Inspired by restaurants such as Palomar and Berber and Q; frozen margaritas and Middle Eastern dishes are the order of the day in this vibrant, little Battersea restaurant  New? Having survived the tricky first few months any restaurant faces, BabaBoom has now been opened almost a year. Where? Just off the foodie hub that is Northcote Road you’ll find BabaBoom at 30 Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1EE, www.bababoom.london On the Menu: Making use of charcoal cooking, BabaBoom’s menu centres around proper kebabs with a few small plates to graze on such as rose harissa labneh and broad bean crisps; a […]

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Flesh & Buns: Covent Garden’s Hidden Bao Den

What:  A secret, Covent Garden den of meat and steamed buns, Flesh & Buns was opened by Ross Shonhan as part of the Bones Daddies Collection, bringing London a taste of the Izakaya – the Japanese pub culture. New: Flesh & Buns originally opened back in 2013, specialising in gua bao – those sticky, fluffy Taiwanese buns we all can’t get enough of, long before the craze really took over us, in comparison, Bao didn’t open their first permanent site until 2015. Now four years later they’ve had a temporary closure this July whilst they update the restaurant. Where:  41 Earlham Street, […]

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We Review Kensington’s Most Charming Restaurant

What? Tucked away behind Kensington High Street sits Maggie Jones, a charming British restaurant which has character in bucket loads and if it was personified would be an eccentric old Englishman. Its sister restaurant, however, is La Poule au Pot, Ebury Street’s French restaurant. New? Certainly not, it’s done what many restaurants have not been able to achieve and has been open for over half a century. It opened back in 1964 as Nan’s Kitchen and was a favourite haunt of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden, who would book under the alias of Maggie Jones. It then changed its name in the […]

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