Given how much we, or at least I, love martinis - it's a mystery as to how it took so long to get around to trying those at Dukes. Because, if you didn't know it already, the St James hotel has forged quite the reputation as purveyor of the best in town.
What Dukes has going for it, in spades, is history. It used to be the favoured watering hole of the James Bond creator, Ian Fleming. Legend has it that the author came up with Bond's catchphrase 'shaken not
Overlooking the famous London landmark, the Trafalgar St. James is well placed to offer a luxurious rooftop drink or two at its Vista bar, with British food available in its restaurant.
It's not long now until big new Shoreditch hotel, The Curtain opens, bringing with it Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster. And now we've news that the drinks should be just as special, led by Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage.
Most recently in charge of the drinks at wastED this year, with their anti-waste Trash Tiki and both part of the Mr Lyan empire, they'll be in charge of drinks at the main restaurant, the
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NYC chef Marcus Samuelsson has cooked for everyone from Barrack Obama to John Legend and Mindy Kaling. And now he's bringing his Harlem restaurant Red Rooster to London. Here's what you need to know about it...
There'll be fried chicken. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs will be making it across the pond.
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The City of London is the location for one of the biggest openings London has to look forward to in 2017. The Ned hotel, club and restaurants is a joint venture between Soho House and The US hotel Sydell group (who own a string of luxe hotels including New York's Nomad). The building they've taken on is 27 Poultry - an iconic building designed by Sir Edwin 'Ned' Lutyens for whom the venture is named.
The Ned is hard to
We've seen a lot of Christmas specials hitting London restaurants (much of which have made it onto our festive roundup page). But if we had to choose a winner, and for the purposes of this piece we are, it's got to be the amazing Crimbo Pate en Croute devised by Head Chef Calum Franklin at Holborn Dining Rooms.
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It looks like 2017 is starting strong with news that the Experimental Group are going to be opening their first London hotel - oh and they've only gone and got Ollie Dabbous to run the restaurant. Henrietta Hotel will open to guests in early 2017 - the name derives from the Covent Garden street it's situated in. It's the group's second hotel - it'll be a sister venue to their Grand Pigalle in Paris - and their fourth
The Dorsett Hotel’s newest branch will be the home to two East End arrivals in early 2017.
First up, there’ll be Shikumen, an Asian restaurant providing dim sum and Chinese tea, which first cut its teeth back in 2014 in Dorsett’s Shepherd's Bush. It’s been well reviewed by the Evening Standard, who’ve praised the dim sum as “texturally a delight that keeps on giving.”
If you’re more of an
Next year, luxury accommodation giant Four Seasons will open another fantastically slick London hotel, and the star of the show will almost certainly be its new French restaurant, La Dame de Pic.
Operating out of a stunning Grade-II listed building near Tower Hill Street, the restaurant will be the first British foray of the triple-Michelin-starred Anne-Sophie Pic. One of the very few female chefs in existence who’ve been awarded three Michelin stars,
So Robert De Niro has just been given the go-ahead to open his first hotel in London (his third after New York and the Philippines). Here's what you need to know about it.
Over in Knightsbridge the multi-million pound renovation of The Franklin Hotel has come to an end with the hotel reopening today. The property was closed for a year while it was done up by new owners the Italian group Starhotels, who brought in Anouska Hempel to oversee the new-look.
The 35 room hotel overlooking Egerton Gardens now has a restaurant with a well known Italian chef in charge. Alfredo Russo is best known for his Turin restaurant Dolce Stil
The number two restaurant on the World's 50 Best list has come to the UK for a short pop-up at Cafe Royal. We managed to snag a space at a table to see what they had on offer...
The Galvin Brothers' latest sees them opening a restaurant in the refurbished five-star Athenaeum. We take a look.
Cherish Finden has found fame with the BBC's Bake Off Creme de la Creme - we went to The Langham to see what her own cakes are like...
It's all change at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester where there's a new Executive Chef at the helm. Jean-Philippe Blondet was previously head chef under Jocelyn Herland who has moved to Le Meurice, before taking up his current position. And as it has been four years since we last tried out lunch here at Michelin's most highly starred establishment in the city (along with Restaurant Gordon Ramsay) we figured it was time for another
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