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Smith’s Bar & Grill
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Smith’s Bar & Grill

Paddington

Smith’s Bar & Grill is a hidden gem burrowed in the heart of Paddington Basin & Little Venice. Experience modern British & European cuisine complemented by classically-styled cocktails in this spacious, naturally lit venue, boasting a gorgeous year-round terrace that overlooks the picturesque Grand Union Canal. Whether you’re savouring an Club Sandwich on the terrace for your Lunch break, a Rib Eye Steak for Dinner in the restaurant, or an Espresso Martini at the bar after work, Smith’s dynamic venue guarantees a gastronomic experience to everyone that walks through its doors. A hop, skip and a jump away from Paddington […]

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St Martins Lane

St Martins Lane

Covent Garden

A luminous jewel set in the West End of London, St Martins Lane illuminates Covent Garden. The Hotel’s glowing yellow glass revolving doors and wildly popular Light Bar reveal Philippe Starck’s witty collision of influences. Interactive light displays turn guest rooms into changing mosaics of colour. Special Garden Rooms offer private patios with camellia trees and ivy. Simultaneously, floor-to-ceiling windows bring the city sweeping into every room. Workouts like no other take place at Gymbox Covent Garden, London’s unorthodox fitness experience, where the Stiletto Workout dance class is just one of many innovative ideas for getting in shape. St Martins […]

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The Milestone Hotel and Residences

The Milestone Hotel and Residences

Kensington

Discover old world charm, beautiful rich furnishings, exquisite original arts, outstanding cuisine and an experienced and passionate team. This elegant historic hotel is perfectly located opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and close to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Stable’s Bar and the ‘Smoking Old Fashioned’, afternoon tea in the Park Lounge or dine in Cheneston’s or The Oratory, the original chapel. Deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston’s is our intimate and elegant restaurant, offering the finest British cuisine. As you step in from the bustling city streets of Kensington you will be struck by the fine […]

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STK London

STK London

Strand

Don’t expect to find antiques on the walls or a stuffy atmosphere at STK London. The modern steakhouse, suits anyone who finds the traditional American steakhouse a tad on the boring side. Boasting a spectacular location on the Strand, in the heart of London’s West End, STK London distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. Overseen by Culinary Director Barry Vera, the menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese and, […]

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Indian Accent
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Indian Accent

Mayfair

Following Delhi and New York, ‘India’s Best Restaurant’*, Indian Accent in Mayfair redefines high-end Indian cuisine with its inventive modern dishes created by Executive Chef Manish Mehrotra, whilst keeping faithful to traditionally grounded recipes. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Indian Accent offers the perfect destination for a business lunch, with a guaranteed 45-minute menu taking express dining to an elevated level, through to a leisurely dinner or a unique spin on weekend brunch, all within the restaurant’s signature stylish surroundings. Whether opting for three or four courses or the nine-course tasting menu, paired with exceptional wines or whisky flights from a selection of over […]

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Baglioni Hotel London
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Baglioni Hotel London

Kensington

Baglioni Hotel London embodies the warmth and attention to detail typical of the Italian lifestyle and hospitality and aims to be our guests’ “home away from home” thanks to the charm and tranquillity of the 18 rooms and 47 suites including three signature suites and the Royal Suite facing out onto the park and residences of the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From breakfast to dinner Brunello Bar and Restaurant offers a window into the flavours of Italy with La Terrazza di Brunello just adjacent to Hyde Park, London’s most iconic Royal Park. Brunello is a meeting point for anyone […]

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Charlotte Street Hotel
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Charlotte Street Hotel

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

Charlotte Street Hotel in Fitzrovia comprises 52 individually designed bedrooms and suites, a spacious lobby, two drawing rooms, Oscar Bar & Restaurant, three private meeting & dining rooms, a gym and luxurious state-of-the-art screening room. Transformed by co-owner and Creative Director, Kit Kemp over an eighteen month period, the hotel has a ‘Bloomsbury Group’ theme throughout which features original art from the period and a mural in the brasserie reflecting scenes of ‘contemporary London life’. The Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant private event rooms located on the lower ground floor of the hotel are flexible in their format. They can […]

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The Franklin Restaurant
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The Franklin Restaurant

Chelsea

The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo is a fine dining destination for local and international connoisseurs. This modern Italian restaurant is the domain of Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo. Here guests can enjoy a breath-taking fine-dining experience, a combination of simplicity, sophistication and quality seasonal ingredients. There is seating for just 30 diners, in an intimate space with a view of the garden. The familiar grey velvet decor, with silk ikat-patterned furnishings and immense Venetian églomisé mirrors, generates an exclusive, refined yet intimate feel. The menu at The Franklin Restaurant reprises both Russo’s bold approach and his Piedmont roots, and is […]

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The Berkeley
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The Berkeley

Knightsbridge

Ever since The Berkeley opened its doors over 100 years ago on the corner of Berkeley Street in Piccadilly, it has been at the heart of London’s social and cultural life. After the move to Wilton Place in 1972, it continued to play host to the most glittering gatherings and glamourous guests. It is a tradition that continues to this day, and we are delighted that you have chosen to become part of The Berkeley Story. When The Berkeley was reopened here in Knightsbridge, it again found itself in an area with many historical associations. One of the hotel’s finest […]

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The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Piccadilly

A celebrated Art Deco hotel in the heart of London Mayfair, facing Green Park and just a short walk away from Buckingham Palace, The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is ideally located to connect with the city of London. The Sheraton Grand, London Park Lane rooms and suites reflect the hotel’s heritage fused with stylish design. Each room provides all you need to work or relax in memorable surroundings, including beautiful views across Green Park (subject to room category), the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

Tower Hill

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is housed in a stunning Grade II*-listed heritage building, once the headquarters of the Port of London Authority. Steps from landmarks such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the river Thames, the hotel offers an extensive Spa as well as three dining outlets. Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic London offers creative French cuisine by acclaimed Chef Anne-Sophie Pic and Asian restaurant Mei Ume specialises in authentic Chinese and Japanese dishes with a modern approach. Wine Director Jan Konetzki has put together one of the capital’s most impressive wine lists while […]

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Sipping Room
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Sipping Room

Canary Wharf

Brainstorm away from the office or boardroom in a light and airy space over a delicious cup of coffee or seasonal mocktail. We can be as flexible as you need us to be and we’ll make sure you and your guests are regularly refuelled with delicious snacks and refreshments – from smoked salmon and scrambled eggs washed down with champagne to breakfast pastries and yoghurt, muesli, honey and fresh seasonal berries with steaming mugs of hot chocolate. With WiFi and plug points available for use throughout The Sipping Room you can settle in for the day and savour breakfast then […]

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Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

City of Westminster

Named after James Gillray, the 18th-century English master caricaturist who gained notoriety satirising the politicians of his time, Gillray’s Restaurant & Bar is a quintessentially English dining experience paying homage to top quality British produce and that other British institution – gin. Boasting iconic views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, Gillray’s Restaurant & Bar celebrates the best of seasonal English produce, with as much as possible sourced from local suppliers: meat hails from eighth generation butcher Darragh O’Shea; fish comes from Billingsgate Market; while desserts are made using Clarence Court eggs from Cornwall. Gillray’s […]

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The Court
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The Court

Piccadilly

Steeped in musical heritage, brand-new members club, The Court is now open on Kingly Street in the heart of world-renowned, Soho. The iconic venue was previously the famed Bag O’Nails and hosted performances and visits from music royalty, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones and The Beatles, who were regulars both on and off stage. Young entrepreneur, Harry Mead, founder and host of The Court has curated a team of experts to create an intimate destination with an elaborate and inventive food and drinks menu. Developed with Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers and executed by Head Chef, Aaron Harris, formerly at Michelin-starred restaurant, […]

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Rotorino
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Rotorino

Haggerston

Rotorino is a 110 cover casual Southern Italian neighbourhood restaurant and bar on the Kingsland Rd, the heart of Dalston.  Rotorino is now a firm favourite among East London restaurant goers, particularly those seeking a civilised restaurant with great food and efficient friendly service. A haven in a scene dominated by low budget pop up restaurants and flash-in-the-pan concepts.

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Zuaya
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Zuaya

Kensington

Raising the bar in Latin American food is Zuaya on Kensington High Street with its adventurous plates, beautifully crafted cocktails, show-stopping interiors and buzzy ambiance. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Zuaya is the gem in the Kensington crown, tucked away just off the high street. Leafy jungle inspired interiors and atmospheric lighting set the scene for a leisurely dinner or business lunch with exquisite, colourful plates of South American fusion combining the punchy flavours of Brazil, Mexico and Peru right through to the tip of Argentina. Come the weekend, Zuaya invites you to jump into the jungle as DJs play chill-out lounge, tropical beats […]

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The Allegory
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The Allegory

Shoreditch

In the heart of Shoreditch’s happening new hub, Principal Place, The Allegory is an everyday escape in London’s buzzing square mile. Long lingering brunches that finish with espresso martinis, quick catch-ups over pastries and freshly ground coffee, wholesome sharing platters and creative cocktails with colleagues; these one-of-a-kind experiences will be found at The Allegory. With a beautiful alfresco terrace, large open plan bar and cosy candlelit corners, this is a destination you’ll want to return to again and again. From the space, technology and refreshments, to the welcome your guests receive when they arrive, we have all the ingredients to […]

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Balthazar
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Balthazar

Covent Garden

Balthazar restaurant is open all day, seven days a week, with menus including breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Serving classic French brasserie dishes with an American twist, Balthazar is also known for its pastries and confectionary, both the restaurant and next door Balthazar Boulangerie serve some of the most delicious sweet treats in London! The Balthazar bar offers a stellar cocktail menu, overseen by legendary barman, Brian Silva. Balthazar is also known for its fabulous Afternoon Tea collaborations. Having previously partnered with both Bobbi Brown and Matthew Williamson, the current Afternoon Tea has been created in partnership […]

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M Victoria ST
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M Victoria ST

City of Westminster

M VICTORIA ST Leading the exciting new dining scene emerging in Victoria – M is a multi-faceted venue comprising of a Wine Bar and Tasting Room, Cocktail Bar, Private Dining and two award-winning restaurants M GRILL & M RAW which offer both international and gluten-free dining. Winner of ‘Best Restaurant 2018’. M GRILL, VICTORIA ST A stunning 130 cover two tiered, oval dining room offering an international menu from ‘Sunday Brunch’ star and ‘Masterchef’ judge Executive Chef Michael Reid. Gordon Ramsey and Michel Roux trained, Michael has selected six countries which offer outstanding Beef to inspire the menu which boasts […]

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Hotel Café Royal
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Hotel Café Royal

Piccadilly

Hotel Café Royal is London’s first, modern grand luxury 5 star hotel which enjoys an unrivalled setting, where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine. Frequented by distinguished figures such as Winston Churchill, Diana Princess of Wales, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Mick Jagger and David Bowie; Hotel Café Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate. The hotel’s 160 guestrooms and suites, including seven signature suites echoes the glories of Café Royal’s past; calm, assured and distinctive. The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre features nine […]

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The Piano Works West End

The Piano Works West End

Covent Garden

Welcome to The Piano Works West End. Every night, 2 piano vocalists and accompanying musicians form up to a 6-piece band playing a non-stop repertoire of live music requested by you, the audience. Write your song requests on the slips provided for the musicians to perform as their set list for the night. Brunch to the beat with at London’s loudest brunch, celebrate special occasions with dinner and bottomless prosecco, try the top 10 cocktail menu based on the riders of the most requested artists or join us for drinks until the early hours with live music until 1am Monday […]

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Céleste
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Céleste

Hyde Park and Green Park

The cuisine at Céleste draws on traditional French ‘savoir faire’, whilst championing the authenticity of the finest British organic produce. Interiors by Alberto Pinto take the restaurant back to the Regency heritage in line with the rest of The Lanesborough. Within Céleste, 250 different mouldings were created to achieve the historic scene in bas-relief that surrounds the frise under the sky dome. English crystal chandeliers illuminate the delicate detailing, with the largest weighing 200kg and stretching two metres wide. The conservatory roof allows daylight to flood in for a light lunch and the mood evolves throughout the day for an […]

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Roast
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Roast

London Bridge

Standing majestically above London’s iconic Borough Market, Roast Restaurant uses the finest seasonal and quintessentially British ingredients to create classic dishes that both supports and celebrates Britain’s farmers and producers. Since opening in 2005, Roast has quickly become synonymous with British cuisine and is popular for breakfast meetings, weekend family lunches, pre-dinner cocktails and exceptional dinners. Simply put, Roast is truly a restaurant for all occasions. Alongside Roast’s acclaimed menu which boasts the best of British produce, sits a wine list with an incredible array of wines on offer. Executive Chef Paul Shearing has risen through the ranks at some of London’s most-loved neighbourhood restaurants. […]

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Soho Hotel

Soho Hotel

Soho

The Soho Hotel is situated on a quiet street in the heart of Soho, surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes and most exciting theatre and nightlife. Once a disused car park, the hotel has 96 bedrooms and suites, each one individually designed by Firmdale Hotels’ co-owner and Creative Director, Kit Kemp. The hotel’s Refuel Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner a la carte. The Soho Hotel also has two state-of-the-art screen rooms with red leather and cowhide seats. These can be hired for private screenings, press launches and business presentations. […]

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