Review: Restaurant Ours

Review: Restaurant Ours

264 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2AS www.restaurant-ours.com  As the Brompton Road tributary feeds into a confluence with Thurloe Place, catching a sighting of Restaurant Ours, a cocktail bar-cum-restaurant, on first passing can be difficult. Wedged between a designer clothing store and Aubaine, the dark cerulean-green exterior of Restaurant Ours...

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Dining Out: Harvey Nichols

Dining Out: Harvey Nichols

5th Floor 109-125 Knightsbridge Belgravia London SW1X 7RJ Pity the driver commuting through Knightsbridge. Wending through one of London’s busiest districts, they must contend with throngs of star-gazing tourists who marvel at the red-bricked flagship stores, glass-panelled designer outlets and camouflaged 4x4s for speedy passage through the borough. As perturbed...

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The Capital Hotel family dynasty

The Capital Hotel family dynasty

Britishness, and even more so Englishness, is suffering from a crisis of confidence today. While once we were fond of our cream teas, brollies, and stiff upper lips, now so much of what was considered quintessentially British almost seems like a dream tourists have invented for us. Nestled sweetly into...

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Nathan Outlaw: From quays to the Capital

The British fish menu comes with a romance that is hard to replicate in Knightsbridge. It takes quite a character be as comfortable with the shopping bags of the Royal Boroughs, as he is the cottages of Cornwall. Cue; Nathan Outlaw.   When Outlaw barrelled into a little reception room...

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Parking tickets for Knightsbridge “gold fleet” of supercars

Hundreds of car enthusiasts and photographers have descended on Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, causing chaos for local residents and motorists, after it was reported that a “gold fleet” of supercars have been given fixed penalty notices which could cost the owner hundreds of pounds.   The gold supercar fleet, which is...

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Banksy cover-up

A piece of artwork by Banksy, a critique of the French authorities handling of the migrant and refugee camps in Calais, has been covered up. The piece appeared in Knightsbridge, opposite the French Embassy, and depicted Cosette, the girl featured on the iconic poster of Les Miserables, crying in a...

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Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines!

Residents of Knightsbridge suffering at the hands of noisy supercars racing through the area can finally fight back with boy racers found guilty of disturbing the peace being liable for fines of up to £1000 thanks to a new order. RBKC council introduced the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) after...

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Gentlemen stop your engines

Residents of Knightsbridge suffering at the hands of noisy supercars racing through the area can finally fight back with boy racers found guilty of disturbing the peace being liable for fines of up to £1000 thanks to a new order. RBKC council introduced the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) after...

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Maxim’s Casino

Maxims Casino is quietly tucked away on Palace Gate, just next to Hyde Park, so much so you could easily miss its opulent gating and the tall and slim stately building that houses gambling thrills and fine dining. Entering, it has an understated almost secretive atmosphere; a hideaway for those...

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Cycling events to cause major road closures

Kensington and Chelsea will come to a standstill on Sunday 2nd August as two major cycling events will cause major road closures in the borough, and across London and Surrey. On Sunday 2 August 27,500 amateur cyclists will leave the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to take to the streets of the Capital...

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