• The Gantry London at Stratford will feature a 18th floor sky bar and destination restaurant

    The Gantry hotel london opening in Stratford

    Updated 15/10/21 with menu and opening date

    With Allegra at The Stratford getting such good reviews, the owners of new Stratford spot The Gantry London will be hoping for similar success.

    Their new hotel is part of the Curio Collection (a Hilton offshoot that also includes The Trafalgar and Lincoln Plaza). The 18 storey building was built by Ardmore who also did The Ned and Corinthia

  • Gordon Ramsay is opening The River Restaurant at The Savoy

    gordon ramsay savoy london

    Updated 29/921 with opening date and booking info

    Big news over at The Savoy today where Gordon Ramsay is opening a second restaurant at the landmark London hotel.

    The chef will be taking over The River Restaurant, in the space that's currently Kaspar's. Chef Matt Worswick, who's also the executive chef at Ramsay's other Savoy restaurant, the Savoy Grill, will be running the kitchen there

  • Staycation in Mayfair - we overnight at the relaunched The Beaumont


    This Art-Deco inspired Mayfair hotel took an extended leave of absence over the past year or so to allow the creation of a new bar as well as gently redesigning the lobby, restaurant and terrace. We checked ourselves in for an overnight stay and tried both The Colony Grill Room and the new bar. 

  • Galvin brothers to open Galvin Bar & Grill at the Kimpton Fitzroy on Russell Square

    galvin bar and grill russell square

    There's a changing of the guard at the Kimpton Fitzroy hotel on Russell Square as hotel restaurant experts the Galvin Brothers get ready to take over the space where Neptune was.

    Where there used to be seafood served up, the menu will now take inspiration from ethically sourced meat as Chris and Jeff are teaming up with Head Chef Adam Gray who was part of the launch team of The Ethical Butcher.


  • Beaverbrook Town House opens on Sloane Street with a sushi restaurant and Art Deco bar

    beaverbrook town house london bar

    Sloane Street now has a new boutique hotel worth checking out. Beaverbrook Town House is the London outpost of the luxury Surrey hotel with 15 suites overlooking Cadogan Gardens.

    The hotel's Fuji Grill and Omakase Sushi Bar is going to be serving up sushi, sashimi and nigiri alongside dishes like ‘Charcoal’ Wagyu with Juniper Miso. You can also opt to let Head Chef Alex Del (ex-Roka) decide what to cook if you

  • The Goring goes all Parks and Recreation with their Shetland pony Teddy

    teddy pony at the goring london

    In a real life homage to Parks and Recreation's Lil' Sebastian, The Goring has only gone and got itself a little old Shetland Pony for the summer.

    Teddy belongs to the Goring family who run the hotel and, for the duration of his stay, at the hotel he'll enjoy the use of a five star luxury stable in their capacious garden. And while the Teddy afternoon tea is already fully booked up, the hotel still has overnight

  • The Beaumont (and Colony Grill) is coming back with a new look

    beaumont magritte bar london 

    11/8/21 - Updated with photos

    It's been closed ever since the first lockdown, but now The Beaumont hotel in Mayfair is finally reopening - and there are a fair few changes as it re-emerges. 

    The hotel, once run by Corbin & King, is just a few steps from Oxford Street. Both the bar and restaurant have always been pretty handy for escaping the shopping masses (who

  • First look inside The Londoner 'super boutique' hotel on Leicester Square

    The Londoner hotel opening on Leicester SquareLeicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant.

  • Christina's at The Mondrian Shoreditch will serve up katsu sandos, foraged cocktails and pastries from Chestnut Bakery

    christinas mondrian shoreditch

    We already know that top Spanish chef Dani Garcia is opening a restaurant at the new Mondrian Shoreditch. Now we've got details of the other big food opening there, taking over the hotel's ground floor space.

    Christina's will be the Mondrian's all-day eating space. But far from being

  • The Pan Pacific Hotels Group is opening a luxe hotel at Liverpool Street with plenty of new bars and restaurants

    Pan Pacific is opening a luxe hotel in The City, with plenty of new bars and restaurants

    Pan Pacific Hotels Group is coming to London, taking over a huge new space in the Bishopsgate Plaza development. There will be three new bars and restaurants as well as a further two in the adjoining Devonshire House. 

  • Canopy by Hilton London City is bringing a huge rooftop restaurant to Aldgate

    canopy by hilton london city rooftop bar

    If you've been wondering what's going in the uber-modern lattice building just off the Minories in the City, let us enlighten you.

    It's going to be the first of a new brand of Hilton hotels, but the thing you're going to be really interested in is its rooftop restaurant and bar, Florattica. With inside and outside seating it'll serve up weekday breakfast, a weekend tapas brunch and a general small

  • One Hundred Shoreditch takes the place of the Ace Hotel

    One Hundred Shoreditch takes the place of the Ace Hotel

    London's Ace Hotel didn't manage to last the pandemic, with confirmation that it had closed permanently back in September. But just because Ace has gone doesn't mean that there won't be a hotel there. Instead - One Hundred Shoreditch will be opening in the space this autumn. 

    It comes from the group who also own the swanky Pulitzer Amsterdam and London's Sea Containers (that was taken

  • New York's NoMad hotel is coming to London, landing in Covent Garden

    New York's NoMAd is coming to London, landing in Covent Garden

    Updated 19/5/21 with menu details

    Boutique hotel chain NoMad are taking over the Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden, a 19th Century listed building that should look pretty damned impressive once kitted out. 

    If you're unfamiliar with the original hotel, one of the best reasons to visit the NoMad in New York is the restaurant that was

  • Chef Dani Garcia's BiBo is opening at the new Mondrian Shoreditch

    Mondrian Shoreditch to replace The Curtain with chef Dani Garcia taking over the restaurant

    Shoreditch hotel The Curtain is no more. It's just been taken over by Accor - and they're going to relaunch it as Mondrian Shoreditch.

    The previous hotel was a complete new-build so, decor aside, we can't see any major structural changes happening but it does mean that the hotel restaurant will change - so Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster has left the

  • First look - The Savoy steps outside for its Solas pop-up in the hotel entrance

    The Savoy steps outside the entrance for its Solas pop-up

    Updated 15/8/21 with new closing date

    With alfresco being where it's at until 17 May at the earliest, we're starting to see more and more interesting use of spaces for outside dining. The Savoy's is definitely one of those, as they're using the iconic entrance courtyard (yes, we can use the word iconic in this case) and transforming it into the pop-up Solas (the name


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