Harrods Stelle di Stelle

For those of us not fluent in Italian, and that includes me, Harrods has kindly given us a new phrase to look up. It`s wonderfully simple, and quite poetic: Stars of Stars. Five Italian chefs, boasting 13 Michelin stars between them, each have a month`s guest spot at Harrods ‘Staff...

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Celeberity Chef Ken Hom to support launch of Oriental Culinary Institute

Legendary chef Ken Hom will be hosting a rare public Masterclass this Friday 28th November to support the launch of the Oriental Culinary Institute (OCI.) The OCI will be teaching the art of Oriental and Asian cuisine at the centre of London’s Covent Garden as a venture from School of...

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‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’. Christmas is a time to enjoy good company and good food without worrying about food poisoning. But the truth is, you can’t tell...

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Mingling with the glitterati at The Chiltern Firehouse

The Chiltern Firehouse is achingly trendy, and most reviews will tell you the following essential information: it’s an Andre Balzars hotel, he of the Mercer in New York, and the famously louche Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. I can`t comment on those two establishments, but he does have an all-star address...

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Dining Out: The River Cafe

It’s been a while since I last went to The River Cafe, but the place has that happy knack of making you feel like you have never been away. Of course, it helped that the sun shone, we had a table on the terrace, and that Madame is an ex...

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Prohibition under the streets of Westminster

Prohibition under the streets of Westminster

Whilst England never got its own taste (or lack thereof) of prohibition, the idea of the illegal speakeasy possesses as powerful  a cultural allure for us as it does for any red-blooded hard drinking American. From absinthe-addled Gatsby wannabes attempting to do the Charleston at private parties to decidedly more...

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Eelbrook: new restaurant opens in Fulham

Eelbrook, not to be confused with the adjacent pub and adjoining common of the same name, is the gastronomic brainchild of renowned chefs Brett Barnes and Aiden Brooks who have brought their unique stylings back to West London following stints at some of  the world’s culinary hotspots. The restaurant somehow...

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Prohibition under the streets of Westminister

Whilst England never got its own taste (or lack thereof) of prohibition, the idea of the illegal speakeasy possesses as powerful  a cultural allure for us as it does for any red-blooded hard drinking American. From absinthe-addled Gatsby wannabes attempting to do the Charleston at private parties to decidedly more...

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Royal Parks host Harvest Festivals this September

The Royal Parks are hosting two free Harvest Festival events – on Sunday 7 September at Kensington Gardens Allotment and Sunday 21 September at Regent’s Park Allotment Garden. The first event from 11am-4pm will take place Sunday 7 September and promises to be a great family day out. Kids can roll...

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Exciting oriental fusion eatery opens in Belgravia

When the Old Tree first opened in Golder’s Green in the summer of 2010, it was the first authentic Taiwanese bakery and restaurant in London, beginning its existence selling bubble pearl teas and some light Taiwanese dishes. The founders: Miss Chia Chin Lin and Mr. Ron Yap originated from southern...

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