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We Review sketch’s Afternoon Tea

What? Pink palace, sketch, has put a French spin on their covetable afternoon tea. Where? 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2XG, www.sketch.london New? The French-inspired afternoon tea was added to the menu earlier this year after an expedition across Britain by the restaurant’s French chefs saw them reinvent the traditional tea with a sprinkle of French flair. On the Menu: Traditional afternoon tea is split into a more digestible affair, with a journey for the senses told through a storybook complete with quirky illustrations and poetic tales of the tea’s new ‘characters’; The Caviar Man and Tea Master. It’s a suitably chic affair but […]

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Ben Spalding’s Small Plate Sessions

What?  As part of Shoreditch’s summer pop-up Lasts Days of Shoreditch, acclaimed chef, Ben Spalding, is serving up an regularly changing, menu of small plates. New? It opened at the end of May and will run throughout the summer on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Where?  Last Days of Shoreditch, 288 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LA, www.benspalding.co.uk On the Menu: The dishes are nothing if not adventurous, but they’re served without any pretentiousness, well they can’t really be given the setting – but that’s the best way to eat them, when you’re just thinking about the food and not everything else […]

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COYA Mayfair’s Bottomless Brunch

What? Going to restaurants isn’t just about eating, it’s also one of the best places to people watch, attracting the crowds that want to see and want to be seen, Park Lane’s Peruvian restaurant, COYA Mayfair is one of the best places for this sport and it has recently launched a bottomless brunch. New? COYA Mayfair opened back in November of 2012 but the brunch launched earlier this year at the start of April Where? COYA Mayfair, 118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7NW, www.coyarestaurant.com On the Menu: Created by Executive Chef, Sanjay Dwivedi, the menu isn’t a Peruvian take on brunch classics, nor […]

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The Churchill Bar Launches their Summer Chartwell Terrace

What: The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill has partnered with the National Trust’s Chartwell with the aim of bringing the gardens of Sir Winston Churchill’s family home to the centre of London. New? The terrace enjoyed a summer make-over in May and will run until the end of October 2017. Where? Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, 30 Portman Square, Marylebone W1H 7BH www.londonchurchill.regency.hyatt.com On the Menu: Although the food here is delicious the terrace is mostly focused towards their drinks which makes sense seeing as it is joined to the hotel’s bar. Each of the five new summer cocktails has been designed […]

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The Chelsea Harbour Hotel Hosts the First Ever Whittard Afternoon Tea

What: For the first time in the brand’s history, world-famous British tea company, Whittard of Chelsea, has partnered with The Chelsea Harbour Hotel to create a special Whittard Afternoon Tea. New? Whittard of Chelsea is 130 years old but the tea is relatively new as it launched 8th May. Where? Chelsea Harbour Drive, Fulham, SW10 0XG www.millenniumhotels.com On the Menu: The traditional tea comprises of traditional finger sandwiches like smoked salmon, chives and cream cheese, freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and jam as well as a selection of cakes such as vanilla éclairs with matcha green tea frosting and plum posset with rhubarb caviar. First […]

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Spring Tasting Menu at Avista Mayfair

What? Award-winning Italian dining in Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square, headed up by Executive Chef, Arturo Granato. Where? Avista sits adjacent to the Millennium Hotel, right in the centre of leafy Grosvenor Square: 39 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1K 2HP, www.avistarestaurant.com On the Menu: Guests can go straight in with the a la carte menu or try a little bit of everything (as we did) with the tasting menu. Opt for the wine pairing option to elevate your experience. First Impressions: You can’t not be impressed as you approach your destination through Grosvenor Square. Winding through the backstreets of Mayfair on a balmy Wednesday evening, the atmosphere was relaxed and bustley […]

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Sky High Brunching at Aviary

What? Brunch with sweeping views of London isn’t unheard of but that doesn’t stop it being impressive. There’s just something about seeing London from up high that pales even the best of ground-floor brunches, even if Aviary is only the 10th floor. New? Aviary opened at the end of last year, as part of the ETM Group which includes Burdock (on the ground floor) and the newest addition, Greenwood, over in Nova Victoria. Where? 10th Floor, Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, Moorgate, EC2A 1DX, www.aviarylondon.com On the Menu: Brunch is more of an all-day affair at Aviary, with a hearty a la carte menu meaning if […]

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Whisky and Meat Pairing at Barbecoa Piccadilly

What? To celebrate World Whisky Day which took place on the 20th May, we headed over to Barbecoa Piccadilly for a little meat and whisky pairing. Whilst the day might have been and gone, they have around 140 whiskies on offer all year round, so any day is a good day for whisky. New? It opened its doors back in February of this year. Where? 194 Piccadilly, St. James’s, W1J 9EX, www.barbecoa.com On the Menu: Meat is the order of the day, it’s all fire and smoke at Barbecoa Piccadilly, with meats being cooked in the open kitchen on all manner of […]

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Henrietta: Flawless Dining in Covent Garden

What? Henrietta is the restaurant and bar inside the cool new Covent Garden hotel of the same name, aptly named after the street it sits on. New? Henrietta Hotel only opened in April, successfully securing top dog Ollie Dabbous in the process, in the hope of offering Covent Garden the type of quality dining it currently lacks. Where? 14-15 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8QH, www.henriettahotel.com On the Menu: Ollie Dabbous is no stranger to producing stunning plates of food but at Henrietta the menu has more of a nod to French cooking than his previous ventures. A second nod goes towards the area […]

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Greenwood’s New American-Inspired Bottomless Brunch

What: Located in London’s hottest new food quarter, Nova, Greenwood has launched a Sunday brunch menu accompanied by free-flowing drinks. New? Greenwood itself opened end of January, the latest addition to the ETM Group, while the brunch launched end of April and is ongoing. Where? 170 Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5LB www.greenwoodlondon.com On the menu: Smaller dishes include your typical breakfast items like poached eggs with Marmite hollandaise on a toasty crumpet bed before moving on to more substantial offerings like a crispy buttermilk chicken burger and stone-baked pizzas. You need to keep room for desserts like fried apple pie with cinnamon […]

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