Third of Londoners now “teetotal”

British boozers may be a thing of the past, as, according to a report published by the Office for National Statistics, “more than 1 in 5 adults” said they do not drink any alcohol at all.   As many as 21% of the population now profess to be teetotal, which...

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Mimosa launches new club

Mimosa, Chelsea’s buzzing new bar and restaurant, is to launch its very own club on 3rd December 2015. Perfectly poised to meet the needs of the area’s cool and cultured crowd, the opening will also create the area’s most exciting and all compassing destination.   Located on the lower ground...

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Cahoots

Do you hanker for the halcyon days of mess-tin rationing and Luftwaffe bombardment? Is modern London getting you down? We may have uncovered just the place for you… Just off the hustle and bustle of Carnaby Street is a sign that reads ‘To the Trains’. If you can spot it...

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The Lucky Pig – Fulham

Last Thursday 13th May marked the opening of a swanky, swinging new bar at the heart of Fulham, The Lucky Pig. Located on the North End Road it’s recreating the glamour of old with classic cocktails and seriously high end nibbles, set to be the host of many a great...

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Award winning pastry Chef Joakim Prat opens new Patisserie in South Kensington

A new Patisserie has opened its doors on Harrington Road, South Kensington, specialising in a wide variety of ornate Choux Pastries. The launch is brought to us by renowned Pastry Chef Joakim Prat who came to London to work as Head Chef for Joël Robuchon’s L’Atelier. He then went on...

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Jolly Gardeners, Putney

Last January, after three years in the smoggy rat race, and desperate for a lungful of clean country air, I decided I needed to get in on the community allotment game. Heading to the nearest chained-off mecca of green, I was armed with nothing but a few packets of cucumber...

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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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Can hospitality cause hostility?

Can hospitality cause hostility?

We all accept that an offer of a hot or cold drink is a welcoming gesture in the home.  Extending such hospitality in a business setting is very much the convention but the standard that is set varies enormously from organisation to organisation. I have been offered supermarket freeze dried...

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Awana – Restaurant Review

My Editor, Kate Hawthorne and I visited this stylish Malaysian restaurant and we had a delightful evening. The name ‘Awana’ means “in the cloud” in Malay and the decoration on one of the walls symbolising clouds is very imaginative. The restaurant has been invited to participate in « Taste of...

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Chabrot, Bistrot D’Amis – Restaurant Review

Situated at 9 Knightsbridge Green, a little lane-like cut through, Chabrot occupies one of those central, but slightly tucked away spots, which I rather like. Except in the most Chic Parisien quarter’s, Bistro’s are about the food of the people, cooked well, with its roots in the tradition of the...

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