Food & Drink
Chinese New Year with Hakkasan

Chinese New Year with Hakkasan

Brace yourself and pace yourself because Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year menu is stacked with not just food, but intrinsic fortune. The 28th of January marks the Year of the Rooster and the eleven Hakkasan restaurants of London have crafted a meal that will leave your belly full and your 2017 on track for prosperity. The...
Restaurant Review: Boisdale of Mayfair

Restaurant Review: Boisdale of Mayfair

Boisdale of Mayfair is an epicurean bolthole disguised as a 1920’s public house. Small in stature – housed in one of Mayfair’s converted stables – the shellfish and cigar specialist is a cosy, music-filled culinary dream. Bright red walls peek through a curation of an impressive collection of paintings and framed jazz greats, while tartan...
A Journey to Haig Club with Baldwin Ho

A Journey to Haig Club with Baldwin Ho

If you haven’t seen the new Haig Club advertisement with David Beckham, you are definitely a rare breed given the amount of airtime Diageo has spent on promoting their message of ‘breaking the rules’ with their new Clubman whisky –  a new single grain Scotch whisky variant. Drink it neat? Only allowed a splash of...
Restaurant Review: COYA Mayfair

Restaurant Review: COYA Mayfair

With one of the most exclusive postcodes in London, COYA Mayfair has been welcoming the rich and famous for a number of years now to savour their well-constructed menu using exotic ingredients from Peru. They have an exclusive membership scheme that includes access to a separate ground floor member’s bar and an outdoor Incan terrace....
Cocktails for Christmas with Grey Goose & Bombay Sapphire

Cocktails for Christmas with Grey Goose & Bombay Sapphire

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and for us, it’s all about the cocktails. Our friends at luxury French vodka house, Grey Goose have come up with something truly perfect: the Grey Goose Pop-Up Party – and you don’t have to step outside your  front door to enjoy. The party comes to you.    ...
Restaurant Review: Lobos Soho

Restaurant Review: Lobos Soho

  With the indisputable popularity of Borough-based Spanish eatery Lobos Meat & Tapas – known for its dedication to serving up the finest (and lesser known) cuts of Iberico pig – expectations have been high for the newly opened sister restaurant Lobos Soho. Tucked into a townhouse on buzzing Frith Street, this new tapas joint...
Maison Assouline Launches Bird in Hand: Adelaide Hills, Australia

Maison Assouline Launches Bird in Hand: Adelaide Hills, Australia

Our favourite London bookstore, Maison Assouline, which we featured in our twelfth issue – The Fashion Issue – was the backdrop for a very special event starring Antipodean winery, Bird in Hand. Harvesting and making some of the world’s most sought after wines is its raison d’être, but its numerous awards – first ‘Triple Crown’...
Two Days in Boston: A Culinary Guide

Two Days in Boston: A Culinary Guide

Boston is one of America’s most historic cities. That history alone is enough to attract visitors from around the world, but it is Boston’s food scene that excites us most and was the focus of our far too short a stay in the Massachusetts’s capital and heart of New England. Boston is a foodie’s dream,...
Fera at Claridges launches new menu

Fera at Claridges launches new menu

Dining at Simon Rogan’s Fera at Claridge’s is a privilege any self-respecting foodie must savour at least once in their lifetime. Foraging and using locally sourced ingredients are words Simon Rogan made famous on his menus way back in 2002 at his famous Cumbrian restaurant, L’Enclume. Getting a table at Fera is no mean feat...
Bourne & Hollingsworth, Fitzrovia

Bourne & Hollingsworth, Fitzrovia

From humble beginnings, something something something. I forget. But from Bourne & Hollingsworth’s cosy underground bar in Fitzrovia spawned a small family of venues across London. Apparently after 10 years of spreading out it was time to give the original bar a bit of love though, and Bourne & Hollingsworth has been duly refurbished and...
New Opening: The Harcourt, Marylebone

New Opening: The Harcourt, Marylebone

Scandinavia has arrived in Marylebone Village. The smart, but homely vision of Andrew Endean and designer Samantha Palmer opened its front doors earlier this year, transforming two gorgeous grade-two-listed buildings into Nordic restaurant, The Harcourt. Not that you’d be able to identify the Scandi influence from the outside: the Harcourt is by all appearances a...
Shorn Launches Sparkling Wine

Shorn Launches Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine is on the up and up (not that it was ever really down), which is good news all of us except the poor wine producers struggling to stand out from the crowd. That’s presumably where New Zealand producer Shorn (as in, like sheep) found themselves, but fear not, they found a solution: show...
New Opening: Pitt Cue, Liverpool Street

New Opening: Pitt Cue, Liverpool Street

The meteoric rise of Pitt Cue from food truck under Hungerford Bridge on the Southbank serving pulled pork in takeaway boxes at £7 each to their shiny, 100 plus cover restaurant in the heart of the Liverpool Street with a centrepiece US-made bespoke grill costing $89,000 is the kind of storyline you think only Hollywood...
What to do with Drambuie

What to do with Drambuie

Drambuie’s one of those drinks, right? You’ve seen it around the back of a bar. You’ve heard the name, maybe spotted it on the shelf along the Tesco booze aisle. It’s instantly familiar, but you somehow can’t quite place it. It’s a sort of whiskey thing, yeah? Scotch-y? Alcoholic? The point is, you don’t really...
New Opening: QP Lounge, Mayfair

New Opening: QP Lounge, Mayfair

Quattro Passi, the famous Italian outpost on Dover Street in Mayfair of the two Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name in Nerano, Italy has been going through a slick rebranding and relaunch of late. The ground floor restaurant is now known as QP LDN, whilst the basement has been relaunched as QP Lounge. The creation...
London Cocktail Week 2016: The Woodford Alliance

London Cocktail Week 2016: The Woodford Alliance

One of the main highlights of this year’s upcoming London Cocktail Week is The Woodford Alliance; presented by Woodford Reserve, it involves six leading bars from across the globe over the course of three nights. Woodford Reserve is a super-premium craft bourbon, made from one of America’s oldest and smallest artisanal distilleries in Kentucky. It...
Glenlivet's Limited Edition Cipher Scotch

Glenlivet’s Limited Edition Cipher Scotch

The Glenlivet Cipher is, as the name might suggest, a bit of a mystery. This limited edition run of single malt scotch is delivered in an opaque black bottle, bereft of the tasting notes that so many of us love to read, nod wisely at, and use to pretend we know much more about whisky...
Kerb Camden Market

Kerb Camden Market

Kerb have become one of London’s prime purveyors of gourmet street food, gathering together an assortment of stalls offering fusion foods and deep-fried delights across the capital. Their latest venture sees them take on a pretty tough market though: quite literally, in fact, as Kerb has opened just shop in Camden Market, already one of...
Green Bar Debuts Givenchy Cocktails

Green Bar Debuts Givenchy Cocktails

The iconic Hotel Café Royal has embarked on a new and intriguing venture with none other than fashion house Givenchy in its alluring Green Bar, a stone’s throw from the parade of haute couture on Bond Street. The Green Bar lives up to its name, with booth-style seating set against the glistening emerald walls. If,...
Restaurant Review: Prithvi, Cheltenham

Restaurant Review: Prithvi, Cheltenham

Sitting pretty on the western edge of the Cotswolds, just a mere two hours’ drive from London, the smart regency town of Cheltenham has undergone somewhat of a revival over the past five years with the openings of Lucky Onion’s hip boutique hotels No 131 and No 38 The Park, and a flurry of slick...
Alyn Williams at the Westbury

Alyn Williams at the Westbury

Industry leading chefs don’t tend to mention their past job experiences, as they prefer to focus on their present ventures. However, it is often handy to discover their past to understand the culmination of their style of cooking. Alyn Williams has been a much-loved part of the London culinary scene for numerous years. He has...
Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia

Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia

Hidden away in Fitzrovia lies Percy and Founders, a sleek all-day dining spot in the former site of the Middlesex hospital, which has undergone a reformation in recent years. More brasserie than public house, the smart restaurant echoes the style of the modern apartments that surround it, while making a feature of the original stone...
Pavilion Wine opens in Chelsea

Pavilion Wine opens in Chelsea

Buying wine is all very well and good, but there’s a major downside to popping into your local wine shop or off-licence: they don’t tend to like it very much when you sit down in the shop and crack your newly purchased bottle open. That’s a problem that Pavilion Wine, the newest arrival by Chelsea’s...
Town House launches Sunday lunch in Kensington

Town House launches Sunday lunch in Kensington

With both Sunday brunch and afternoon tea proving such enduring trends within luxury hotels, there often isn’t much room left for Sunday lunch. But this is exactly what’s on offer at Town House, the elegant restaurant that sits comfortably within The Kensington. We’re not talking about your typical Sunday fare, though; this is a fresh...
Restaurant Review: Patron Cave a Manger

Restaurant Review: Patron Cave a Manger

Patron Cave à Manger, located in the up and coming Kentish Town area, transforms North London into a French neighbourhood. Offering dinner Tuesday through to Sunday (with lunch on Friday to Sunday) and a hot-off-the-press brunch menu on weekends, there is plenty to enjoy at this chic French bistro. You may recognise the owners, Jean-François...
Lee Bull's Supper Club at Vintage Salt

Lee Bull’s Supper Club at Vintage Salt

One of the chief architects of the success of Caprice Holdings must include Lee Bull, who has worked as head chef at Scott’s, Le Caprice and in different capacities at all the Caprice portfolio restaurants. When we heard he was running a weekly supper club at Vintage Salt, which would involve him bringing back some...
McQueen launches alfresco terrace in Shoreditch

McQueen launches alfresco terrace in Shoreditch

It’s rare to see the chain of reasoning leading up to a design decision as clearly as one can at McQueen in Shoreditch. McQueen is named after the late actor Steve McQueen. Steve McQueen quite famously liked cars and motorcycles. Nice cars and motorcycles often have quite a lot of leather in them. Thus, so...
Originàrio: Food with an Accent

Originàrio: Food with an Accent

We went along to the recent launch event for originàrio online shop to discover the secret ingredients used by top Michelin star chefs that are now finally available to the general public. At originàrio, the aim is to bring rare and authentic produce from some of Italy’s finest artisanal producers to avid food and wine...
Father's Day by Johnnie Walker & The Gentleman's Tasting Menu

Father’s Day by Johnnie Walker & The Gentleman’s Tasting Menu

Father’s Day – and fathers’ presents in general – are pretty difficult to get right. Or to get at all. Something impersonal like a voucher or something boring, usually from Wickes, is often the fall back. Mother’s Day on the other hand has a wealth of options, from flowers to afternoon tea, catered to the...
Jack Daniels Celebrates Father's Day with Single Barrel

Jack Daniels Celebrates Father’s Day with Single Barrel

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is one of those iconic brands that transcends just the drinking world. When you think about the brand, you think quality, tradition, music, barbecue and of course a finely crafted spirit enjoyed by millions. They have recently redesigned their single barrel bottle to make it even more elegant and refined with...



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