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Rum’s The Word At The Kitchen That’s Jamaican Me Vegan

What: Inspired by World Vegan Month (November), the Rum Kitchen bigwigs got together with the ‘Queen of Contemporary Caribbean Cooking’ Shivi Ramoutar to create some plant-based dishes worthy of being on their menu. First Impression: Having forgotten that Thursdays and are the new Fridays I was surprised at how packed Rum Kitchen was when we got there; a slight hold up with the train thanks to ol’ TFL meant I nearly forfeited my coveted table and lost out, but luckily we were squeezed in. The restaurant was buzzing all evening and I couldn’t help but notice that it was very […]

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We Try Out Dr Alex’s Favourite Restaurant

If this summer taught us one thing, it’s that ruling your life according to Love Island makes sound sense. My diary throughout June and July was governed by the broadcast times of the reality TV show, as was most of Britain’s. I was at an engagement party that pretty much cleared out at 9:30 so everyone could be in front of their tellies in time for their daily instalment. So when Love Islander Dr Alex George tells you to head to a restaurant, surely it carries more weight than Giles Coren, Jay Rayner and Fay Maschler put together? The restaurant […]

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6 Reasons We Think This Is The Best Hotel In The Cotswolds

Steeped in history, with rave reviews, a picture-perfect setting, an A-lister guest book and having recently undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment, The Lygon Arms needs to be on your mini-break bucket list. The Setting When you think of the Cotswolds you probably think of sandy-coloured chocolate box houses, winding lanes and fields filled with sheep; a slower pace of life. Women in tweed walking Labradors and tractors rumbling by. While that might be an idealised view (having grown up there I can confirm it isn’t all like that), when it comes to Broadway, where The Lygon Arms takes centre stage, it […]

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The Indian Restaurant Vegans Should Know About

What: An Indian restaurant serving vegetarian food isn’t particularly ground-breaking but one with its own vegan menu is a small but important leap that caught my attention enough to get me down there. First Impression: A short walk from the main high street, the restaurant was much smaller than I expected with only around 7 tables, once you walked through the door you were in the middle of the room. Our table was by the entrance to the bar so not the best view, with a constant stream of waiting staff bustling by, but the better window tables were occupied. […]

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Vegans Get The Michelin Star Treatment

What: Getting into the spirit of World Vegan Month in November is Michelin-awarded Chef Shaun Rankin at Ormer Mayfair; now while a chef famed for his seafood restaurant might not be the obvious person to create a vegan menu his plant-based offering is certainly one to take note of. New? Looking at the a la carte menu which doesn’t even have a single vegetarian main you might be surprised to hear that the vegan dishes have been low-key available for a while on request, this is the first time they’ve been organised into their own menu though. First Impression: This […]

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The Rooftop Restaurant with Wow-Worthy Views

What: Instagram is littered with glamorous guys ‘n gals posing outside of St Pauls Cathedral. Often, they’re poised in front of the landmark, hair sweeping into the wind as they candidly look across London. However, despite St Pauls being a location of popularity, often the ever so glam restaurant that sits just behind it is overlooked. Part of the D&D group, Madison restaurant is a true Manhattan style venue, booming as soon as you step out of the glass lift, right to the end of the eve cocktails. Playing host to many a famous fame and many a Made in […]

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Press To Get Pisco-ed at Flesh & Buns

What? Ross Shonhan, founder of the Bone Daddies Group (Bone Daddies, Flesh & Bun and Shack Fuyu) has just opened his second izakaya and this time they are exploring Nikkei Peruvian cuisine. Most excitingly they have taken a leaf out of Bob Bob Ricard’s book and have a button which once pressed summons over alcohol, although unlike the Soho restaurant which brings over Champagne, here once the button is pushed, a pisco trolley arrives. New? Yes, it launched at the end of September and arrives five years after Flesh & Buns first opened in Covent Garden. On the Menu: Inspired […]

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In Need of a Weekend Away This Autumn? We Have the Answer

What: After what has been quite a stressful few last weeks, I was in need of a weekend away. A weekend out of London, where I could wake up and breathe in air that wasn’t polluted and I could look out across rolling hills and fields, not my next neighbour’s slightly greying underwear which seems to be perpetually on the washing line. I decided to head over to Tewkesbury Park, a hotel sitting in 163 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the famous site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury. It’s got an enviable position, on the doorstep of the historic […]

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The Madrid Hotel Giving Us Interior Envy

A sucker for jetsetting to a place that hasn’t yet been scratched off the world map hanging on my wall, I was delighted to hola, gracias and Dóndemy way to Madrid upon being asked. One Iberia plane ride later (which I kept calling Iberico by mistake, much to my embarrassment), I hopped into a taxi and Arriba, Arriba! Ándale, Ándale-ed! My way into the capital. First Impressions: It’s often hard to formulate an opinion of a city from the outset, and most, until you really get under their skin, have the tendency to appear similar in the ways of hustle […]

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The Saville Row Resto That Suits Us

What: Savile Row is such a contemporary London staple that the mention of it rings with richness, enticing images of after work suit wearers sipping on red wine, propped against an up-market pub deluxe. Yes, Savile Row is the Mayfair street known for its traditional bespoke tailoring for men and on it lies Sartoria, which translates to tailor in Italian, a very suit-able restaurant discovery. Of course, Sartoria and its Italian cuisine was far from just being suitable, instead we were charmed if not bewitched by its sultry glamour. Going along on a Wednesday evening after a day in the […]

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Keeping it in the Family at Banh, Banh Brixton

What: Banh, Banh is the new kid on the Brixton block, a Vietnamese food hub with a grandma at the helm. Not literally, however she is the source of the authentic dishes to be found inside. In fact, if you weren’t sporadically hiding your g’mas cooking amongst random items of furniture as a kid, then you were following the 1940 journey of your Saigon chef grandma like the Nguyen siblings, to create a Peckham restaurant followed by this brand-new Brixton venture. The siblings at the helm epitomise familial fruition with their culinary creations, lucky enough to have hand-me-down recipes. We […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Afternoon Tea That’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

What: A new Mary Poppins-themed afternoon has landed at 51 Buckingham Gate (via umbrella we imagine) as part of 51 Buckingham Gate’s English Classics Reinvented campaign which has also seen themed teas like Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland. New? It’s 53 years since original Mary Poppins film was released and come Christmas, Emily Blunt will revive the iconic character in her new film, Mary Poppins Returns. As with any good anniversary of a character there follows an afternoon tea (Alice in Wonderland I’m looking at you) so 51 Buckingham Gate has created this new Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea to coincide with their […]

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