R Chocolate Afternoon Tea review

R Chocolate Afternoon Tea review

Ione Bingley enjoys afternoon tea at R Chocolate the newest brainchild of the Rothschild family in Chelsea on Orange Square. A glittering ruby in the heart of Chelsea, the windows of R Chocolate, adorned with red and gold, emit a warm and inviting light. Huge chocolate elephants gaze across Orange...

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Marriott Sprowston Manor: Golfing, Spa & Country Club Hotel

Marriott Sprowston Manor: Golfing, Spa & Country Club Hotel

Review of the Marriott Sprowston Manor, a golfing, spa and country club hotel by senior Dining Out correspondent David Hughes. Twilight was falling as we turned into the approach to the hotel, and as soon as you are past the modern signs at the entrance, cruising gently down the formal...

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Business rates. The silent corporate raiders

Business rates. The silent corporate raiders

A young Austrian client rang me up the other day and asked me for help with her domestic rates. I told her we’re accountants; someone else deals with rates. Who? No idea. So Doug, you deal with personal tax, corporation tax, fuel tax, VAT, insurance tax, other indirect taxes, PAYE...

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Afternoon Tea, the Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge

Afternoon Tea, the Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge

The Capital is one of only 3 “Pride of Britain” hotels located in the centre of town, and they all have an element of Edwardian country house elegance to them. Nathan Outlaw, renowned fish specialist, heads up the fine dining kitchen, but for this seasonal afternoon tea Claire Clarke has...

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A great escape – Orestone Manor, Maidencombe, Devon

A great escape – Orestone Manor, Maidencombe, Devon

A Hotel, situated on a slight rise from the car park, a little quirky, a little historic, quite individual, and on the doorstep of Torquay. Even joint owner and chef Neal D`Allen admits that thoughts of Fawlty Towers can spring unbidden to mind, but fear not, this place considerably exceeds...

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve Dining at The Arch London

Christmas and New Year’s Eve Dining at The Arch London

The Arch London, one of the city’s finest contemporary boutique hotels, is the perfect setting for an elegant Christmas lunch, dinner or party this festive season. With its warm and intimate atmosphere, stylish interiors and exceptional cuisine, guests’ Christmas celebrations will be memorable. Christmas at The Arch London Hunter 486,...

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Opening night at Bar + Block

Opening night at Bar + Block

Bar + Block Address: 26-30 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AA Phone: 020 3889 8888 Hours:  6:30am–12am Some of our readers have made it clear that stepping outside the bubble of the Royal Borough is almost unthinkable, but KCWToday recently made the bold choice to step outside of Chelsea...

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Christmas Dining

Christmas Dining

You may find KCW Today’s carefully selected Christmas dinning round up below. Once Upon a Time presents “The Little Treasured Toy Shop” Celebrate at this pop-up speakeasy cabaret evening in an ‘abandoned New York toy store’ hosted by toys with a Christmas-themed menu and drinks. Location: 40-41 Conduit Street, London...

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Cantinetta Teresa: a review

Cantinetta Teresa: a review

Summary: Whether you are looking to host your next family party or find yourself at the end of a frenetic shopping escapade in Knightsbridge, you should take a look at Cantinetta Teresa. A smart, tranquil atmosphere will be waiting for you downstairs. It has an extensive Italian wine selection. Cantinetta...

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Proustian Moments at The Athenaeum

Proustian Moments at The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences building was originally a gentlemen’s club called the Junior Athenaeum, the word loosely translating as library after Athena the goddess of wisdom. It later passed to the Rank Organisation who welcomed their movie stars to stay when filming in London studios. Since the 1990s it...

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