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HKK Chinese New Year Menu Review: What We Thought

What? Part of the Hakkasan Group, HKK opened at the tail end of 2012 and was awarded its first Michelin star less than a year later. Leading the kitchen is Executive Head Chef, Tong Chee Hwee, who revives and modernises classic dishes, telling the story of Chinese culture through fine dining with a...

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Nutbourne Review: What We Thought

What: The third venue from the Gladwin brothers, who are also behind acclaimed restaurants The Shed and Rabbit, Nutbourne takes its name from the Gladwins’ family farm and vineyard in West Sussex. New? Nutbourne was launched in the heart of Battersea last autumn. Where? 35-37 Parkgate Road...

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R Chocolate Review: What We Thought

What? Found in Belgravia, luxury chocolate shop, R Chocolate is the creation of self-confessed chocolate addicts, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Jessica Rothschild and Ben Elliot (co -founder of Quintessentially). New? Yes, it launched at the end of last year. Where?  198 Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W...

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Swift Review: What We Thought

What? Hidden behind an unassuming door on Old Compton Street (there is no sign so keep your eyes peeled) is Swift, a cocktail bar from husband and wife team Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansson who honed their cocktail skills at Milk & Honey, Dead Rabbit and Callooh Callay. They’ve joined...

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Grand Trunk Road Review: What We Thought

What: Grand Trunk Road is the brand new Indian restaurant in South Woodford from acclaimed restaurateur, Rajesh Suri, who is synonymous with Michelin-starred eateries such as Mayfair’s Tamarind. New? South Woodford is enjoying somewhat of a restaurant boom at the moment with the most recent...

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Shepherd’s of Westminster Review: What We Thought

What? A seasonal provenance-led menu of British classics, served in an elegant dining room. New? Shepherd’s is a Westminster institution but has had a new lease of life breathed into it by Lionel Zetter, who took over in 2013. Where? Shepherd’s of Westminster, Marsham Court, Marsham Street...

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Big Apple Brixton Review: What We Thought

What? Created by the award-winning team behind Brixton’s South Pole Saloon and the Brixton Beach Boulevard, Big Apple Brixton is their 2016 winter pop-up taking over the Brixton rooftop bringing a slice of New York City circa 1977 to South London. New? Yes, it opened at the end of October...

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The Gate Seymour Place Review: What We Thought

New? We covered the opening of The Gate’s restaurant on the 1st December here; it joins venues in Hammersmith and Islington. Where? 22-24 Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 7NL www.thegaterestaurants.com On the Menu: Like the other restaurants, The Gate Seymour Place showcases vegetarian food...

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Ping Pong Festive Menu Review: What We Thought

New? The Southbank venue reopened on 28th September after a big refurbishment. There are 9 Ping Pong venues all over London including Soho, Covent Garden and Wembley. Where? Festival Terrace Southbank Centre, Lambeth, SE1 8XX www.pingpongdimsum.com On the Menu: Ping Pong has launched a limited...

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Strand Palace Festive Afternoon Tea Review: What We Thought

New? The Festive Afternoon Tea menu has been specifically created for Christmas and is available in the glamorous surroundings of the hotel’s Gin Palace cocktail bar until 31st December 2016. Where? Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, WC2R 0JJ, www.strandpalacehotel.co.uk On the menu: Traditional...

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