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NFL inspired recipes to make at home

Following the massive success of their new Ealing smokehouse site, Meat and Shake are celebrating the NFL's arrival to the UK by teaming up with BBC NFL and Americarnage presenter Nat Coombs to create the average Joe's guide to the NFL. With the first game, New York Jets v Miami Dolphins, having commenced on the 4th October, the guide aims to...

Christmas at Cafe Royal

The Café at London’s iconic Hotel Cafe Royal on Regent Street, will be offering a selection of seasonal cakes, pastries and hampers throughout the festive period. Created by Cafe Royal’s house pastry team, they will be available to enjoy within The Cafe’s beautiful and impressive surroundings, or to take away, making ideal bespoke Christmas gifts for family and friends.Festive Specials...

Halloween events and experiences

Fright night is upon us, and for those of you that do not fancy going to a club night or fancy dress party, then the restaurants below could be for you. Here are some Halloween dining experiences for an alternative Fright Night.AeronautThis Halloween on Saturday 31st October, The Aeronaut Pub in Acton (which is one of the few pubs in...

Tips on how to be a great traveller

Everywhere I go people are always asking me how do I do it? Where do I get my funds from and how do I make travelling look so good? The answer, to be quite frank, is to give less f***s. Go with the flow and just enjoy every moment. Don’t be afraidWhat does that even mean? When travelling on your...

Fantastic restaurant suggestions for Valentine’s Day

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We've rounded up a list of fantastic restaurants, which are perfect for a romantic Valentines day setting. Valentine’s Weekend at The OrangeryFrom Friday 12th until Sunday 14th February, The Orangery at Kensington Palace will be putting on a special Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, orange-scented and currant scones served with Cornish clotted cream and English strawberry jam, a heart...

Plum + Spilt Milk to launch luxury Saturday brunch menu

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Plum + Spilt Milk, one of London's finest destination restaurants, is set to launch an all new Saturday brunch menu on Saturday 3rdSeptember 2016. The exceptional new menu, created by Chef Director Mark Sargeant, is a celebration of modern British cuisine with high quality, seasonal produce, for which the destination restaurant is renowned.The Saturday brunch menu will be offered to...

5 reasons you should visit Bolzano/Bozen in Italy

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South Tyrol is the only region in Italy where the majority of the population speaks German as their mother tongue. So not only do you get to experience another part of Italy, but you also get a taste of Austria in the mix. It’s a travellers dream to be able to be in two countries at once and this is...

3 long haul destinations which are worth the extra hassle

Some spots in the world require a great deal of organisation on your part before you can even step foot on that plane, which is why for many people they don’t seem like great holiday destinations. However, make it your mission to plan a trip to one of these long haul locations and ensure you have everything in place on...

The Best Holiday Locations in The Algarve

The Best Holiday Locations in The Algarve

Beaches by Day, Clubbing by Night: Make the most out of your Portugal Holiday If you’re longing for a warm holiday destination, sandy beaches, and crystal blue water, the answer is typically Spain or Portugal. Now, all you have to do is look for a location that has bustling nightlife as well. The Algarve is the southernmost area of Portugal...

Hawksmoor’s Richard H Turner explores Manila in search of inspiration for brand new dish

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Hawksmoor Executive Chef Richard H Turner spent August weaving his way through the vibrant and bustling streets of Manila and the charming neighbouring City of Tagaytay, in search of his latest carnivorous inspiration. Comprised of 7,107 picture perfect islands, the Philippines is a paradisiacal product of beguiling landscapes, idyllic beaches, fascinating culture and mouth-watering food delights. But above all else...

Review: London Marriott Hotel West India Quay (Canary Wharf) & Manhattan Grill

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Man oh man, I do love Canary Wharf. Some of my friends say, it's too built up, but for me, that's the whole beauty of Canary Wharf. Huge buildings, tonnes and tonnes of glass and architecture, plus a large range of places to eat, drink, stay and be entertained.One of these places to stay, is, the London Marriott Hotel located in the...

Foodies Festival Comes to Blackheath Common July 8th -10th

Calling all foodies and food lovers. The Foodies Festival Comes to Blackheath Common with the British Street Food Awards 8th - 10th July. Get your tickets now as the best of London's street food will gather in Blackheath first time as Foodies Festival comes to Blackheath Common and hosts the South heat of the British Street Food Awards.Foodies Festival launched in 2005...

Fabulous Feminist Events – Suffragette Film Just Released

With the recent release of the Suffragette film (unbelievably the first ever made about the movement) the F word is currently on everyone's lips. https://youtu.be/056FI2Pq9RY1. Suffragette Special: An Evening with Lucinda Hawksley, Author of March, Women, March, with special guest Dr. Helen Pankhurst Date: 6pm on Thursday 29th October 2015 Celebrating the launch of the hotly anticipated new movie, Suffragette, Conrad London...

Tuscany: in vino veritas

For as long as memory serves, the Italian regional of Tuscany was on my travel wish list. A panorama of verdant peaks in my mind’s eye, I daydreamed about its vineyards, valleys, culture and castles. Yet I held off booking a flight for years, knowing the destination demanded due diligence and careful planning, to really squeeze the most from a...

Japan Centre Celebrates its 40th Birthday

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Japan Centre, London’s only dedicated Japanese Food Hall, will be celebrating its 40th birthday this July with a series of promotions, masterclasses, tastings and more. Running from the 10th - 24th July the Shaftesbury Avenue location will showcase their passion and expertise in Japanese cuisine and culture. Set up by entrepreneur Tak Tokumine in 1976 who started with a small bookshop,...

Demand for cruise holidays continues to rise

It's easy to see why cruising is an attractive proposition for holiday-makers. You can explore new cultures, new countries and you'll be able to take in the often stunning scenery as you travel between ports. Not only that, but you'll have all of your food accommodation and entertainment planned for you - meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy...

Rediscover your inner-self with Ayurveda at Meiveda

Anyone looking to learn all about authentic Ayurveda should not miss out on this special offer from SpaDreams! In the centre of a dreamlike 1.5 hectare garden, directly on the white sandy beach of Chavakkad, the Meiveda Ayurveda Beach Resort welcomes its guests. Breathe in healthy sea air in DzwirzynoFrankfurt, 31st August, 2015. The latest offer from SpaDreams whisks those seeking...

5 Reasons you should visit Rio, Brazil

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Brazil is a country that has everything you could dream of. All the beautiful exotic landscapes you could ask for, and out of this world experiences you will never forget. Whilst many people think it’s just a party place, Rio is more than that. Rio is a place where you can blend in with the crowd. Even let your freak...

The best restaurants to try in Colchester

There's plenty to recommend about the Essex area of Colchester; with its historical attractions, cultural venues and friendly people, it offers a satisfying mix for both residents and visitors. The restaurants in Colchester, too, are top-notch; here are some of our personal favourites. Balkerne RestaurantBased in the local further and higher education provider known as Colchester Institute, this particular eatery...

CLAW Pops Up at SKylon in the Southbank

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For those that are feeling a little crabby. From Wednesday 1st June until 30th August, Southbank’s favourite haunt Skylon will open its doors to street food specialist CLAW for a crustacean-packed pop up within its Bar & Grill. CLAW’s famed crab treats, which have taken the capital by storm, will be introduced into Skylon’s menu alongside Executive Chef Tom Cook’s signature...

Summer Specials at Pho

You've still got time to taste and explore the Summer Specials menu at Pho. Whether it's the cocktails or the food that floats your boat the new Summer Specials at Pho has something for everyone.We visited Pho (Clerkenwell) to taste the delights on offer. First up we sipped all the cocktails on the Summer specials menu which included the 'Phú...

Make the most of the longer nights this winter with these nocturnal activities from around the world

Summer is here and you are enjoying the best moments the British weather has to offer, so while you sip cocktails and have lazy weekends in the park, it's time to take a moment and plan ahead for the cold and stormy winter nights. Hop on a plane to warmer climes and make the most of the winter evenings with...

Step inside Bollywood Cinema at Mango Tree this January

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On Sunday 14th January, Mango Tree will be transforming into a Bollywood film set. A special menu will be created influenced by both Indian and Thai cuisine, expect to see live performances from Bollywood dancers and DJs, Bollywood cinema playing on the walls around the restaurant and even a live cooking session, the perfect antidote for any of your January...

Digital Detox At The World’s First Questival – Wildfire Adventure Camp

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Set in a stunning forest location, Wildfire is a cross between a 1950's style adventure camp and a festival. Leaders will encourage campers to take part in a huge array of activities across the site during daytime hours. This ‘Questival’ requires you to leave your modern day lifelines at the door (no electronic devices allowed, not even cameras), with a focus...

Lotus Charing Cross launch exciting new Winter menu

Lotus, the fine dining Indian restaurant located on Charing Cross Road, known for its experimental and authentic cuisine, is delighted to announce the launch of their new Winter menu. The team behind Lotus, including Chef Patron Bhaskar Banerjee, who has over two decades of experience, has created an alternative winter menu, focusing on seasonality and innovation. Using seasonal ingredients such...

Top Ascot Treats with Topdeck Travel

Last Thursday I braved early morning commuters as I sashayed in a new dress, fascinator and heels. On this here by day, Thursday 18th June (also known as Ladies Day) I was as ready as ever to act like Audrey Hepburn... For as long as I could last at least. We met at Topdeck Travel HQ where we were greeted...

Thanksgiving with a Tiki Twist at Trader Vic’s!

On the 26th November Trader Vic’s, located in the London Hilton, Park Lane, will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a Tiki twist!London’s first Polynesian restaurant has created a special Thanksgiving menu for £40 per person, available only on 26th November. Diners can expect all of the classic Thanksgiving dishes, including a roast Butternut squash soup with crème fraiche and the...

The newest bars to look out for in London in 2016

If there's just one British city where there is genuinely never a dull moment, it has to be - of course - London. Bar openings, for example, seem to constantly occur left, right and centre; and the excitement which typically accompanies brand new bars make it hard to decide which ones to check out first. We've decided to do our...

Introducing the Rio Burger at BRGR

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Olympic fever is already sweeping across the nation and everyone's sizzling with a little more Latino spirit! BRGR.CO's new special, the Rio BRGR, will be samba'ing its way into our stomachs this August, bringing the tantalising flavours of Brazil to Chelsea and Soho. Based on a traditional Brazilian burger, the Rio features chunks of spicy chorizo blended into BRGR.CO's succulent Blade Steak...

Watch: Life by Okinawa – By the end of these videos, you’ll want to live there!

Sometimes in life, you simply want the finer things. When we say finer things, we are not referring to gold or silver. We are referring to the finer things in life. The things that make our lives warm, happy, ambient, relaxed yet exciting. Yes the finer things like good weather, deep blue seas, healthy-natural food and everything else Okinawa has...