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Review: Fancy Crab, Marylebone

Review - Fancy Crab

Situated in Wigmore Street, just behind the world famous Selfridges, Fancy Crab brings the Arctic Ocean, Red King Crab the world's biggest and most famous crab to central London. The Red king crab is only found in cold and deep waters and unlike other seafood (shrimps and lobsters), it is impossible to keep the red king crab in an artificial environment. From...

Galvin HOP (Spitalfields) launch artisanal charcuterie & cheese bar

artisanal charcuterie and cheese bar

Galvin HOP Bistros & Bar, the trendy little sister of Michelin-starred La Chapelle located in Spitalfields, has just launched an artisanal charcuterie and cheese counter. Modelled on the fashionable bistros and bars of Paris and New York, Galvin HOP has re-invented for 2019 and the charcuterie revolution rolls on as the Galvin Brothers open a meat and cheese counter. The outstanding charcuterie board...

Restaurant Review – Dirty Bones

Quirky, loud and un-apologetically brash food spots are very popular in London right now; MeatLiquor, Bone Daddies et al pride themselves on serving London's cool crowd with delicious messy american dishes. Perhaps the last place you'd expect to find one of these haunts is in affluent Kensington - Dirty Bones, on Church Street is an experimental style restaurant and...

Review – #flavourdates @the_snowcenter Indoor Skiing

It's a fact that entering into a relationship is a problem for your waistline. All the romantic dinners, wine, chocolates and other indulgences that go along with be being part of a couple cause us to gain upto two stone! In a bid to address this I wanted to find some fun and calorie burning activities you can try with...

Hakkasan Launch Brand New Seasonal Dim Sum Sundays Menu

This Autumn, Hakkasan Hanway Place will embrace the darker days and crisp weather with a brand new seasonal Dim Sum Sundays menu, offering a unique alternative to traditional Sunday lunch. From Sunday 26th October, when the clocks go back and the evenings are longer, the Michelin-starred restaurant will launch spicy cocktails to accompany the new Dim Sum Sundays menu, featuring...

Review – Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa

A minutes walk from Imperial Wharf overground station within the picturesque Chelsea Harbour lies the Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa. The spa is part of the Chelsea Harbour Hotel which boasts the title of being the only five star all-suite hotel in London. The Health Club & Spa is home to a stunning 17 meter swimming pool, a...

Review: Manhattan Grill

I spent many years refusing to eat steak, because it was just too chewy. So I played it safe with chicken, and lamb, until one day I was persuaded to try my then boyfriend's steak, and it was great, little did I know the ins and outs of a great steak, how well its cooked, how long its been...

Review – The Hackney Pearl

Located conveniently 2 minutes from Hackney Wick Station lies The Hackney Pearl - an unassuming local eatery in the heart of trendy Hackney. From outside the cafe look's modest; a combination of benches and colourful furniture provide the seating for a mixture of trendy locals and young families enjoying The Saturday lunch-time sun. Upon entering you realise why so many of...

Review: Zen Sai Bar and Restaurant @Zensaibar

The little side road of Inverness Street is quickly becoming a corner for classy eateries of Camden and the Zen Sai Bar and Restaurant fits in quite well. The small, two-level location boasts signature bespoke cocktails, Malaysian and Indian fusion dishes, small sharing plates, bespoke cocktail happy hour and DJs or live music late in to the night. The bar’s...

REVIEW: Foxcroft and Ginger, Whitechapel

Foxcroft & Ginger Whitechapel

London is known for taking places known as 'cheap and cheerful' and turning them 'expensive and elitist' but the Whitechapel area on the edge of Shoreditch has escaped all these tags. The main high street of Mile End Road has escaped all these tags and managed to achieve a happy medium in 'affordable and amiable'. It's still easy to...

If music be the food of love, jazz improv workshop at @hideawaylive #flavourdates

In my quest to find fresh and exciting dates that get you out of the mundane and typical, dinner, drinks and coffee arena. I've be scouring the best alternatives London has to offer for date night ideas you can try for a first date or with your long term partner. Recently we've been indoor skiing and completed a 7.5k assault...

Trade, Shoreditch

When we went down to Trade on Commercial Street we had to poke around under scaffolding to find it and that's both a pity and sneakily useful, because it really is a hidden gem. While the building work is probably going on for a bit longer (on the floors above and quite quietly) the cafe itself is a finished masterpiece....

Calling all Gin lovers… McQueen and The Violet Fog the revolutionary new gin has arrived

McQueen and the Violet Fog

A revolutionary new Gin called McQueen and The Violet Fog has arrived with its beautifully unique design, taste and provenance. McQueen and The Violet Fog is distilled and bottled in Jundiai, Brazil, featuring 21 different botanicals, at least six of which are found in no other gin. A true small-batch gin with a unique distillation technique McQueen is limited to 500litress per batch, using...

The perfect Valetine’s day dinners. Don’t miss out on these very special Valentine’s day menus

galvin la chapelle

Take a look at these exclusive Valentine’s options in London this year. From bespoke cocktails to tasting menus, these delighted options are perfect for celebrating with a loved one or best friend. Marvin Gaye Night at Quaglino's Quaglino’s are hosting an exclusive night to celebrate iconic soul superstar Marvin Gaye on Sunday 17th February and I thought it might of interest to your readers/ audience....

Le Cordon Bleu High Tea

As I sat down at the table immaculately set with a crisp white table cloth and classic white china I suddenly felt the desire to don evening gloves and discuss the shortcomings of my butler, Jeeves. Le Cordon Blue’s High Tea at the Mandeville Hotel is the showcase of the Diplôme de Patisserie graduates where these hard working chefs demonstrate...

Galvin La Chapelle create Gourmand Tasting menu especially for Vegetarians and Vegans

Popular French Restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has introduced a 7-course Menu Gourmand especially designed for vegetarians and vegans. Jeff and Chris Galvin have noted the importance to cater for diners needs, whether that is dietary requirements or lifestyle choices. The two menus offer the very same top-drawer French cuisine that the Michelin-star brothers have become known for. Menu highlights include textures...

Fancy Crab hosts a bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday

Fancy Crab brunch offer

Did you know that Fancy Crab hosts a bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm, for just £15 per person? Fancy Crab boasts low-key luxury, with a menu built around one very extraordinary ingredient - the Red King Crab. Located in Wigmore Street, just behind Selfridges, the Red King Crab is a rare delicacy known to break the bank. However, Fancy Crab...

Hankies Marble Arch Review – Indian street food with twist

Hankies Marble Arch by Moment Hunter Digital

Named after the classic roomali roti folded into convenient “hankies”, this Marylebone restaurant offers Indian street food with a twist. Whether you’re planning a date or a get-together with friends, their tapas-sized plates are perfect for sharing. With the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Marble Arch just around the corner, I was happy to escape into the quiet...

Alphabet (Islington) launches new bottomless brunch

alphabet launches new bottomless brunch

Alphabet, Upper Street’s newest cocktail bar and restaurant, brings its fresh take on bottomless brunch to Islington this Autumn. Launching on Saturday 22nd September, and available from 10am to 4pm every weekend thereafter, Alphabet’s brunch menu will include a range of Mediterranean influenced dishes, such as a full-English spiced up with merguez sausages or harissa eggs with mushroom, tomato and asparagus. The menu will...

Cocktail Masterclasses from K West Hotel

Cocktail Masterclass - K West Hotel

Take your party hosting skills to the next level and become the cocktail connoisseur you’ve always wanted to be with K West Hotel’s Cocktail Masterclass. Led by the expertise of the mixologists at Studio Bar, the 1.5-hour masterclass includes a guide on how to perfect the art of the Strawberry Daiquiri or Lavender Lychee Martini and become an expert mixologist...

Burberry has launched its Classic Afternoon Tea at its all-day café Thomas’s

Burberry has launched its Classic Afternoon Tea

It's time to get yourself down to Burberry's flagship store on 121 Regent Street and enjoy its Classic Afternoon Tea at its all-day café Thomas’s. The Classic Afternoon Tea comprises a selection of sandwiches, scones and English cakes alongside a passionfruit and milk chocolate Burberry bar which features the house’s Monogram. The Monogram celebrates the house’s founder Thomas Burberry and its heritage through...

Macdonald Berystede: The place to relax and rejuvenate

Whether you're at work or studying as well as trying to make time to see friends and family the toils of life have a habit of taking its toll, so it's good to take a break from reality and relax and rejuvenate. I decided to  do that recently with a girl friend, so we hoped in a car to...

Review – Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

Donnington Spa, Newbury is set in the picturesque surroundings of the Berkshire countryside surrounded by beautiful hillsides. Just over an hour from London it has everything you could wish for and makes an ideal city get-away: 18m swimming pool, steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room and monsoon shower, a generous poolside lounge and relaxation area, including a sun terrace; seven...

Restaurant Review – Yauatcha

Currently celebrating its 10th birthday in the heart of London's trendy Soho is Yauatcha, a Michelin starred Chinese dim sum tea-house. Reaching 10 years as a restaurant in Londons uber-competitive restaurant scene is an achievment in itself and to celebrate Yauatcha have been holding a series of celebrations centred around four of its iconic offerings - the Chinese kitchen;...

Review: Dukes St James London Picnic!

Picnics are quintessentially British - be it in the country-side or in one of London's many beautiful parks tourists and locals alike still love to dine al fresco with friends and family. Now, with the help of Dukes Hotel picnics are bigger and better than ever! The award winning hotel are offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a picnic...

Grey Goose flavoured miniature set – The perfect stocking filler or secret santa

Grey Goose La Collection

The Grey Goose – La Collection is the perfect stocking filler... A gift of five beautiful miniature bottles in five different flavours: Cherry Noir, L'Orange, Original, Le Citron and La Poire. This is the perfect gift to delight any cocktail lover, and enable them to create elegant cocktails from the comfort of their home this festive season. The Grey Goose – La Collection is available to buy...

ONE LOVE Valentine’s menu at Turtle Bay (Brixton). Celebrate with your BF, GF, BFF or whoever you like

One Love at Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay in Brixton have just announced their glorious new Valentine's menu, and it's not just for lovers! It’s all about ONE LOVE - sharing great food with anyone you adore, from best friends to grandparents or whoever you like! It's launching on Bob Marley's birthday, so take a look at some of Bob's inspirational quotes below. One love, let’s get together and...

Butlers Wharf BBQ Feastival – Saturday 22nd September

Butlers Wharf BBQ Feastival

D&D London’s Thames-side restaurant enclave at Butlers Wharf will be teaming up for the Butlers Wharf BBQ Feastival on Saturday 22nd September. Priced at £30 per person, ticketholders will be able to sample unlimited barbecue dishes from all four restaurants; Blueprint Café, Butlers Wharf Chophouse, Cantina del Ponte and Le Pont de la Tour, as well as one cocktail at the restaurant of their...

Blame it on the alcohol – Christmas drinks and cocktail gift set guide

Bacardi Festive Christmas

Christmas is coming... That one time of year when we can drink, eat and be truly merry with our family and friends. And speaking of drinks, take a look at our Christmas drinks and cocktail gift set guide below. GREY GOOSE LA VANILLE As a pioneer in coffee serves within the luxury spirits category, GREY GOOSE will further innovate in this space by...

New cocktail pop-up opening this September at the OXO Tower bar

OXO Tower Terrace

While the heatwave has apparently gone for good, Graham’s Port is hoping to bring a bit of sunny Porto to London with a month-long takeover of the OXO Tower bar and terrace from 3rd September – 30th September. The entire venue will be transformed into a slice of Portugal but, what’s more, Graham’s have worked with an expert mixologist to create a...

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