Introducing Dickie’s Bar by Richard Corrigan, a collaborative project with Gregory Buda from The Dead Rabbit, New York, voted the World’s Best Bar 2016 (Worlds 50 Best). Set to open this winter, located in iconic Corrigan’s Mayfair restaurant, Dickie’s Bar will be a late night bar showcasing a drinks list inspired by complex flavour compositions, using seasonal ingredients largely sourced from Richard Corrigan’s garden and farm, Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan, Ireland which focuses on bio horticulture.
28 Upper Grosvenor St | Mayfair | London | W1K 7EH | 020 7499 9943
Mango Tree, situated in the heart of Belgravia, is a part of London that will be forever Thailand. Like its original branch back in Bangkok, the restaurant offers exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern, stylish venue. The spacious, welcoming interior is carefully lit, reminiscent of the restaurants in Thailand. Mango Tree offers innovative yet classic cuisine of the highest calibre. Using the very finest ingredients sourced from the best suppliers, both locally and abroad, the restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes.
A contemporary Chinese restaurant located on the fifth floor of world-famous department store, Harrods in London. Serving tasty, exotic and colourful dishes that have been devised using only the highest quality of ingredients, and includes a BBQ bar menu. The interior design of the restaurant is inspired by the five elements in Chinese philosophy; fire, water, wood, earth and metal. The mixture of marbles, timbers and leather create an elegant and welcoming setting.
This autumn, the team behind the acclaimed restaurants, The Shed and Rabbit launched a new project in the heart of Battersea. Brought to London by talented brothers, Richard, Oliver and Gregory Gladwin, Nutbourne is an all-day brasserie and grill serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, aimed at the local community to enjoy all the spoils of the English countryside. Situated in the historic restaurant site of Ransome’s Dock, Nutbourne takes its name from the Gladwins’ family farm and vineyard in West Sussex, well known for its award-winning English wine, and offers guests a true taste of rural life with all-British ingredients used throughout. The restaurant has an idyllic waterside location with seating looking out over the water and a 40-cover outside space complete with tree palms, festoon lighting, water troughs, a vine from the vineyard itself, lush foliage and lily pads
The George, which first opened its doors in 1865 and is one of the last great traditional East End pubs of its kind. Located on the Isle of Dogs, within easy reach of Canary Wharf and Docklands, The George was rebuilt in 1932 and is one of the few remaining pubs on the island, providing a real hub for the community. A whole series of East End knees ups events regularly take place with quiz nights, tribute acts and one-off special events. Guests can enjoy a selection of modern British food with pub classics skillfully updated, alongside an excellent and well-priced selection of craft beer, wines and cocktails.
A local community pub in Forest Hill offering a wonderful range of beers, a delicious and thoughtfully curated collection of wines, as well as seasonal cocktails. Our food is simple and made with the best possible ingredients that we can find. We have a charcoal grill and rotisserie that is the heart of our kitchen, serving a selection of grilled meat and seasonal vegetables as well as our infamous rotisserie chicken.
The Lillie Langtree
The pub has a very homely style, welcoming all who live and work nearby as well as becoming a food and drink destination. I believe the decor befits the location as it is a blend of the traditional and contemporary pub. The first floor is a glamorous Victorian cocktail lounge. Soft and luxurious in character.As always we offer an extensive range of beers, wines and spirits/cocktails with great food sourced from the best suppliers. We have a charcoal grill just to add a point of difference and chicken will be core to what we do.
Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex situated in Waterloo serves simple food that harks back to the days when the British Pub first came. It is inspired by the Alehouses & Taverns and the open fire cooking that were used at that time. The best fresh seasonal British produce is used, through their carefully curated list of suppliers. You can join us for a bite to eat from Monday – Friday all day from midday, Saturday brunch from 11am and Sunday for our roasting joints from the spit from midday. We have a wonderful range of beers, a delicious and thoughtfully curated collection of wines, as well as seasonal cocktails perfect for our large outside beer garden. There is a large function room available upstairs for booking for family gatherings, parties and business meetings.
Black Horse was established in 1893 and Hippo Inns has reinstated the pubs original name. The pub has been refurbished in a contemporary style whilst still keeping it cosy and casual so those only wanting a drink and those wanting to get stuck in for a delicious meal both feel at home. Only a 5-minute walk from Norbiton station the pub comprises of a large open bar, a raised dining area, a games room with foosball, darts and pinball machines and a beautifully spacious beer garden. The Black Horse at Kingston offers fantastic food focusing on simple, good quality ingredients. Food is served for lunch and supper Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as all day bar snacks.
Beaver Lodge has arrived in Chelsea, a cabin bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in places such as Jackson Hole in America. This is the 7th project from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, founders of The Inception Group, who existing venues are loved for their innovative and entertaining themes. Beaver Lodge giddies up guests, taking them away on a galloping adventure up the snowy mountains of Wyoming and beyond.
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Last Spring a secret was unearthed in Soho, previously hidden deep beneath the trudge of unwitting feet. Brought to the West End by the award-winning Inception Group, late night bar, “Cahoots”, transports guests back in time, to post-war 1940s and to a disused underground tube station featuring drinking, dancing and sing-a-longs around an old piano. Inspired by true events that occurred in post-war Britain, Inception Group founders, Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, decided to bring back to life Soho’s illicit and nocturnal escapades from the era.
Mr Fogg’s launched in Mayfair last summer and is modeled on the very Mayfair house in which Jules Verne’s famous adventurer from his celebrated novel Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg lived. Mr Fogg’s is refined but at the same time truly off-the-wall, breathing liveliness and fun into the West End, where visitors encounter all the wonders of the world without setting foot outside of London. The walls are adorned with everything from stuffed Indian tigers and crocodiles to ornaments and annotated maps collected on Phileas’ travels. An open fireplace welcomes any weary traveller to its hearth and guests can gather around the piano for regular sing alongs.
MR. FOGG'S TAVERN
The streets of London may not be paved with gold, but this winter a real gem of a tavern has arrived in the heart of the West End. Based on the adventures of Jules Verne’s fictional explorer, Phileas Fogg, Mr Fogg’s Tavern has an ‘upstairs downstairs’ theatrical theme with a Victorian pub on the ground floor and a refined gin parlour and salon upstairs. The sister venue to award-winning Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s, the tavern is the eighth project from Charlie Gilkes’ and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group, whose venues are well loved for their conceptual themes.
Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group , the award-winning hospitality group who own and operate conceptual venues: Mr Fogg’s, Cahoots, Bunga Bunga, Maggie’s, Barts and Beaver Lodge will open their second Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden this winter and will also be creating a new offshoot of the brand, Bungatini, an all-day Italian deli, aperitivi bar and restaurant on the ground floor, a concept they plan to roll out across London. Bungatini will open its doors from early morning, offering Italian produce, breakfast pastries and the very best coffee. Throughout the day, guests can pop in to enjoy homemade paninis cut off from a foot-long homemade focaccia, salads and, of course, the signature Bunga Bunga pizzas. As dusk falls, Bungatini will transition into a vibrant bar where negronis, bellinis, spritzes and a dedicated prosecco bar will be enjoyed alongside aperitivi. Guests can sit on comfortable leather stools at the bar or rustic tables and enjoy a complimentary bite with their cocktail, in true Italian tradition, or head up the spiral staircase to the upstairs trattoria area for more of an authentic restaurant experience with full waiter service. The downstairs Bunga Bunga supperclub will offer a theatrical journey from the moment guests arrive, the entrance being accessed by a large industrial meat locker, inspired by Don Corleone himself, and complete with blast chiller, hanging carcasses and butcher who guests will have to negotiate with to pass through the room. The 200-cover cavernous cabaret club will truly take Bunga Bunga to a new level, offering an immersive dining experience with a live show telling a story that involves guests from the moment they arrive, ensuring an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza of an evening.
Bungatini, an all-day Italian deli, aperitivi bar and restaurant on the ground floor of Bunga Bunga Covent Garden. Bungatini’s doors are open from early morning, offering Italian produce, breakfast pastries and the very best coffee. Throughout the day, guests can pop in to enjoy homemade paninis cut off from a foot-long homemade focaccia, salads and, of course, the signature Bunga Bunga pizzas. As dusk falls, Bungatini transitions into a vibrant bar where negronis, bellinis, spritzes and a dedicated prosecco bar can be enjoyed alongside aperitivi. Guests are invited to sit on comfortable leather stools at the bar or rustic tables and enjoy a complimentary bite with their cocktail, in true Italian tradition, or head up the spiral staircase to the upstairs trattoria area for more of an authentic restaurant experience with full waiter service.
Maggie’s is named after 1980s Prime-Minister-turned-icon Maggie Thatcher, club-goers can hear her famous speeches playing in the loos, while Thatcher memorabilia vies for space on the walls along with other iconic 80s images and paraphernalia from A Team action men to A-Ha platinum discs. The music is a mixture of classics from the 1980s, and stars from the era play regular DJ sets while guests enjoy drinks ranging from Pina Coladas and Daiquiris to the unforgettable Babycham. Maggie’s is owned and operated by The Inception Group whose founders Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling have also created 80’s themed nightclub, Maggie’s, Bunga Bunga, an Englishman’s Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue, Bart’s, Mr Fogg’s, Cahoots, Cocobananas, Beaver Lodge and Mr Fogg’s Tavern.
Barts is commonly credited with putting the American speakeasy trend firmly on the map in London, being one of the first of its kind to open over the pond.
The story behind Barts is based on the actual hidden bars of the prohibition era and the fact that many gangsters operated secret stills out of actual apartments.
Bootleggers have created an eclectic ‘fake’ home belonging to the fictitious character, Uncle Barts, a quintessentially British gent who provides the perfect alibi for all the comings and goings to the address.
Features include a fancy dress wardrobe, eccentric teapot lights and acclaimed cocktails.
A nightclub that brings all the passion and spirit of Brazil to Battersea. The project from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group, whose venues are well loved for their innovative and tongue-in-cheek themes, Cocobananas takes guests straight to the heart of a Latin American beach party.
Set over two floors, the nightclub is a celebration of all things Brazilian, with a décor evoking the vibrant beach shacks found throughout the country. Design features include vintage surfboards, palm trees, distressed plantation shutters, and a reproduction of Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. Guests can unwind in the upstairs caipirinha bar, which offers the perfect holiday soundtrack and atmosphere.
The all day fast casual dining concept which opened in summer 2016, has made it easier than ever for consumers to achieve a nutritionally balanced lifestyle in London. Located in stylish South Kensington, the healthy hangout serves clean, delicious and satisfying food that appeals to all tastes, from the virtuous to the indulgent. The vibrant interiors of Squirrel reflect the personality of the brand. Charming forest features greet customers, such as a tree-lined walkway, a bespoke ‘Drinking Well’ and a 21-foot long fallen oak tree service counter showcasing a number of colourful, seasonal snacks. Lights are housed in hanging acorns and guests dine in a timber clad tree-house, made from as much reclaimed wood as possible, whilst seated at large picnic style tables. Meanwhile, the grazing bar invites customers to squirrel away with a wide variety of nut mixes and dried fruits.
11 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ES
Expect to be taken on an epic journey of summer bliss, as Archer Street teams up with Cîroc vodka to launch London’s first beach club bar, Myki Sand Bar in the heart of Soho, the perfect retreat for Londoners this Summer.
Located on the lower ground floor of Archer Street, with a capacity of 220 guests Myki Sand Bar, open until late 2016 is furnished with clean white and blue interiors, tropical palms, ceiling sails, glistening golden sand and panoramic shots of the world’s most glamorous beaches, encapsulating the ultimate luxury of European beach clubs. Myki Sand Bar is the place to escape the sweltering City this summer without stepping a foot out of Soho.
This winter, due to popular demand Piste at Archer Street is returning for the third year, bringing back London’s original après-ski bar. Hidden underneath the sophisticated Archer Street Cocktail Bar, Pisteis a warm and snug space inspired by traditional Scandinavian mountain cabins and beautiful Swiss chalets, allowing guests to escape the hustle and bustle of London, without setting foot outside Soho. The pop-up bar has chic ski inspired décor, fronting reindeer fur, vintage skis, and even Piste’s very own warm and toasty fireplace where guests can kick back and relax in one of the comfy lounges whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the Italian Alps through custom made windows.
A London nightlife institution, The Cuckoo Club has over the years played host to a discerning late night crowd, whilst attracting a remarkable line-up of international DJs and artists, such as Guns n’ Roses, Florence & The Machine, Tinie Tempah, Kerri Chandler, Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler. Set over two floors, the space is elegant and diverse, with a décor that plays upon both the traditional and the contemporary on the ground floor, and lends an underground vibe to the club downstairs.
Known as a restaurant like no others, Nam Long Le Shaker has for nearly three decades, been at the forefront of London’s night scene, making headlines all over the world with its Flaming Ferraris and celebrity diners.
This summer, the Chelsea legacy will for the first time open its downstairs to the public, as the restaurant welcomes a new chapter of Nam Long history and launches The Opium Den. An elegant lounge, featuring a striking interior design, and a show-stopping cocktail bar. A destination of its own, The Opium Den will offer a distinct, more upbeat ambience to the rest of the venue, with an intimate feeling of a subterranean house party.
This spring will see the launch of We grill, a unique 'fast casual' dining concept, offering a range of innovative, healthy, marinated grilled food on skewers.
These will be offered along with homemade soups and fresh salads, in an environment which engages the 5 senses.
Opening in London's iconic Leadenhall Market, We grill will cater for busy city workers, in search of a tasty and nutritious meal with a difference.
Tom opened The Cow Saloon Bar and Dining Rooms in 1993 and it is truly a Notting Hill institution. Designed to create the perfect "local Pub", the Saloon Bar satisfies those who wish to quaff and chatter whilst consuming plates of briny Irish Oysters and fresh Dorset Crab Mayonnaise. Drinkers often spill out onto the iconic Westbourne Park Road whilst enjoying regular live performances from musicians and DJS.
Mexican restaurant Crazy Homies in Notting Hill was one of Europe's first dedicated tequila lounges to open. Tom Cois a lifelong tequila enthusiast and even imports his own super premium Tequila Chamucos, which is used in the venue's innovative cocktails. Crazy Homies has an infamous past, located on the site of the original restaurant frequented by Christine Keeler, Stephen Ward & Lucky Gordon in the scandal that brought about the resignation of John Profumo. Comfortable leather banquettes with bright, decorative cushions handcrafted by Mexican artisans and even a VIP table located behind the bar, chefs table style, make this the perfect location for an evening out with friends.
Lucky Seven Diner recreates a tiny neighbourhood East Coast American diner in the heart of Notting Hill and is still often considered to be offering the Best Burger in town. It has a cult following for its authentic all-American cuisine and XXX thick Milkshakes. Other classics include Huevos Rancheros, Exterminator Chilli & great Selection of American Beers & Cocktails. The most authentic Diner experience this side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Long Live Counter Culture!
Mac & Wild Devonshire Square
London’s top Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild is pleased to announce the launch of their brand new ready to drink innovative cocktail range, Scottish Cocktails, this winter. The drinks come in four ready to drink varieties including the Ginger Laddie and the Auld Pal. The cocktails are available to buy in stores including Selfridges & Co, Whole Foods and 31Dover.com. These nostalgic flavours will transport you to the heart of the Highlands and will serve as the perfect gift for your loved one or even yourself.
Mac & Wild Great Titchfield Street
Last autumn Mac & Wild restaurant launched on London’s Great Titchfield Street, in the heart of London’s West End. Mac & Wild has been brought to London by street food sensations The Wild Game Co. Now at WGC’s first permanent home, diners are taken on a journey to the Scottish highlands, enjoying the finest wild venison, game and seafood in a rustic setting.
The Little Yellow Door
Last winter London's iconic Notting Hill Gate has welcomed an eclectic new pop-up bar based on a fictional flatshare between friends from all walks of life. Five friendly "flatmates" welcome locals and non-locals into their cosy West London home, where they will host weekly dinner and drinks parties for those in the know.
Rumour has it these guys are continuously searching for a new flatmate to bring inspiration into their house, which is filled with an eclectic mix-match of colourful, quirky possessions, belonging to the residents. Drinks may be served in jars, blenders, and teapots, with the odd eggcup for shots. With a continuous stream of friends coming and going, we aren't even sure who lives here and who doesn't. The newcomers always seem to bring strange house warming gifts with them, meaning the flat is an ever-growing source of treasures that the residents may, or may not keep.
Last Spring South West London saw the arrival of a tongue-in-cheek late night Mexican bar serving over 60 different tequilas, original cocktails and authentic street food in a vibrant space based on Latin America’s most iconic country. Located a stone’s throw away from Putney Station on the Upper Richmond Road, El Patron is a celebration of all that is fun and enjoyable in Latin culture. The bar is presided over by the heavily moustached, poncho-clad El Patron (the boss) character, who welcomes guests in his inimitable style. Visitors are whisked away to sunnier shores from the moment they enter without even having to set foot outside of London.
EUROPE’S FIRST TEQUILA HOTEL - Isle of Wight will this winter play host to one of the most exciting openings of the season, as El Patron announces the launch of a second site at the unique holiday destination.
Following in the successful footsteps of tequila bar, El Patron London, the Isle of Wight site will take the El Patron experience even further with the extraordinary opening of a restaurant, bar AND Europe’s First Tequila Hotel.
Founded by the Gladwin brothers three years ago, The Shed is an extension of their rural lifestyle back in Nutbourne, West Sussex, offering a rustic and relaxed setting loved by both city slickers and country bumpkins alike. Brothers Richard, Oliver and Gregory Gladwin have teamed up to bring wild British ingredients from the countryside to the plates of London diners. Richard manages The Shed, Oliver takes the lead in the kitchen whilst farmer Gregory supplies the restaurant with reared livestock from the family farm in Nutbourne, as well as sourcing seasonal produce from local suppliers, making it a real family affair.
in Autumn 2014 the team behind the acclaimed Notting Hill restaurant, The Shed launched a restaurant in the heart of stylish Chelsea. Brought to London by talented brothers, Richard, Oliver and Gregory Gladwin, Rabbit is a true celebration of British ‘wild food’ with an emphasis on sustainability and nose-to-tail cooking.
Situated on the iconic King’s Road, Rabbit recreates the Gladwin brothers’ rural way of life in the heart of the city. As with its sister restaurant, they supply the restaurant with produce and award-winning wines from their family farm and vineyard, Nutbourne in West Sussex. What Goes Together, Grows Together.
Part of the new renaissance in English Wine, Nutbourne is a family run boutique wine producer making still and sparkling wines in the heart of West Sussex, and is a part of new drinks trend seeing restaurants owning their own vineyards. From May, the Gladwin brothers who brought London The Shed and Rabbit restaurant will be opening up their award-winning family run vineyards to the general public. The vineyard will be open to the public for the very first time for tastings and will allow customers to see how the grape goes from the vine, to the bottle and finally to tables of The Shed and Rabbit. Vines were first planted at Nutbourne in 1980 by one of the early pioneers of wine grape growing in this country. Since 1991 it has been owned and managed by the Gladwin family. The vineyard has developed and expanded as English wines have come of age and they now grow seven different varieties of grape. Nutbourne is considered one of the premier wine producers in the South East of England, offering a range of estate grown still and sparkling wines which can compete anywhere in the World.
Ice & Slice is a new project by the talented team behind Shot Espresso, the café and aperitif bar near Fulham Broadway. Their gelato is made daily in view of customers, combining premium ingredients like Yeo Valley organic milk and double cream, hazelnuts from Piedmont and Sicilian pistachios roasted to order, and whole fruit. Ice & Slice’s traditional Italian gelato is made and pasteurized daily in very small batches (four liters) with no added colour, artificial flavours or preservatives and then stored in covered wells (“nel pozzo”) for immediate consumption. By contrast, commercially produced ice cream is usually produced in bulk, with modern additives, and then stored, frozen, for long periods of time. It is lower in sugar, fat and calories than ice cream. Yet somehow, gelato is denser, tastes richer and creamier and delivers more intense flavour.
Shot Espresso is an independent coffee shop, deli and apéritif bar started by friends of Italian, Australian and English extraction. With a shared passion for quality coffee, food and wine, they blend the very best of Italian and Australian café culture, creating a friendly and buzzing atmosphere from morning ‘til night.
Bistro By Shot – This spring, an elegant all-day dining concept arrived in Parsons Green that has become the neighbourhood’s new gem of choice. Bistrò by Shot offers seasonal dishes with a French-Italian twist, using ingredients sourced predominantly from independent local suppliers. night.
This autumn a new destination venue will breathe life into the heart of London’s financial district. Zebrano in the City will offer guests fine dining in sumptuous and sophisticated surroundings created by an award-winning designer. Opening in the shadow of the Gherkin building, Zebrano in the City is a project born out of pure passion for food and drink between, two long standing friends, Cevat Riza, the founder of Seymour-Valentine Coffee, former Head of Hospitality for JP Morgan, Don Cameron. Pauline Crossman, a partner in an accountancy practice who joined the business in 2013 as their Finance Director is also one of the main shareholders in the project.
This winter acclaimed Indian chef, Abdul Yaseen brings inspired modern Indian cuisine to the City. After over a decade spent at the iconic Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen, this will be Abdul’s first solo project and will feature a sharing dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court in a vibrant yet relaxed setting.
Set over 5,500 square feet, Darbaar will house a 220-cover restaurant and bar, including an interactive grill seating area, 20-cover private dining room and a bespoke chef’s table for up to 10 people. Darbaar’s cuisine will take its inspiration from the many diverse regions of India and the cooking with traditional clay ovens and large charcoal Robata grill on display will lend a sense of theatre to the restaurant.
Signature sharing dishes will include:
Nawabi Slow Roasted Leg of amb, Keralan Shrimp Cocktail and Kid Goat Biryani.A real highlight will be ‘The Royal Pot’ popularly known as Shahi Degh, which will be served in an earthenware pot and inspired by feasting dishes served at the courts of the Maharajas. Other interesting specialities will include a range of wood fired Naanzas, a versatile preparation of naan bread combining European flavours with those of the sub-continent.
Brother Marcus the Garden Café serving all day brunch, Caravan Coffee and cocktails just opened in the heart of Balham. The indoor/outdoor café, bar and event location is the brainchild of three school friends Alex Large, Arthur Campbell and Tasos Gaitanos. Focused on seasonal, organic and the highest quality produce, Brother Marcus is passionate about every ingredient used from the St Ives eggs to Cypriot Halloumi.
Their brunch is available daily, featuring dishes such as Sister Special with avocado, spinach, poached eggs, bacon and sourdough; the Brother Special poached eggs, asparagus, smoke salmon, avocado and spinach and The Step Sister with courgette, beets & feta fritter, avocado, spinach & poached egg. Sitting alongside the brunch menu are seasonal salads such as shaved courgette, avocado, rocket, pumpkin seeds & lemon and a selection of freshly baked gluten free cakes, think lemon drizzle and almond & orange cakes made in house, daily.
The authentic Italian pasta restaurant & shop from Turin, Italy will be opening their first London restaurant in Shoreditch this summer. Following the success of their Pastificio con Cucina shop in Turin, Savuré freshly prepares hand made pasta daily to eat in, take away or cook at home. At the heart of Savurè will be the Il Pastificio, the dynamic Pasta Lab which showcases the chefs kneading, rolling and cutting the pasta, all prepared that day on the premises, offering over 200 different combinations to choose from, using authentic Italian recipes and traditional methods.
The Bingham, Richmond’s riverside destination restaurant, bar and boutique hotel is a chic independent, family run getaway for those looking for a slice of the countryside within the city. The Bingham, a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse originally built in 1821, is situated on the banks of the river Thames in the heart of Richmond making it the perfect place for those wishing to enjoy a gastronomic meal in the restaurant, creative cocktails and seasonal small plates in the bar or a romantic retreat in one its sumptuous rooms with treatments, therapies and yoga/pilates from its little sister, bhuti the newly built eco wellbeing escape.
Perched on the well-heeled King’s Road, the iconic London restaurant Bluebird offers a simply sublime afternoon tea in the centre of Chelsea. Following a recent relaunch, Bluebird comes complete with new Executive Chef Liam Smith-Laing, and his stunning signature dishes, as well as a creative new cocktail list. The striking Art Deco landmark built was built in 1923, designed by Robert Sharp, as a garage for 300 cars, including the Bluebird racers driven by record-breaker Sir Malcom Campbell, and this rich heritage is woven through the restaurant’s redesign. A pillar of the surrounding community, Bluebird has always effortlessly blended relaxed dining and sensational sips with a striking interior and glamorous clientele.
350 King's Road | London | SW3 5UU | 020 7559 1000
Directly from those who know Naples best, Quartieri will be an authentic Napoletana pizzeria opening in Kilburn during spring 2017. Inspired by a family recipe dating back to 1923 from the guys who brought Naples the famous Pizzeria Trianon Vomero. Quartieri will be a brand new restaurant, bringing a true taste of Naples to London. The pizzaioli Napoletani will be using flour and grain that has been milled in the traditional way, slow risen with minimal yeast creating truly authentic pizza from its homeland. Pizzeria Trianon Vomero is not only famous in Naples for the taste, but also the size of the pizza. Quartieri will bring this tradition to London by offering all pizza as ‘cartwheels’, as the perfect sharer. Quartieri will be serving pizzas and plates showcasing the highest quality produce and recipes from the earth and city of Naples. The produce will be largely organic, sourced directly from artisanal, independent suppliers which the founders behind Quartieri have formed over the years.
300 Kilburn High Rd | London | NW6 2DB
Award winning Welsh chef Tom Simmons will open his first restaurant in London this June. The talented young chef will put Wales on London’s culinary map with what is set to be one of the most anticipated openings this year, in Tower Bridge, London's iconic foodie destination. With coveted awards and accolades under his belt, Tom will showcase his relaxed and elegant cooking style with a focus on thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Influenced by both British and French cuisine with a emphasis on his Welsh heritage, Tom will be at the helm in the kitchen as partner Lois Thomas oversees the front of house. The restaurant will be the first to open in the brand new One Tower Bridge development, with The Ivy to follow.
Tom Simmons | Tower Bridge | 2 Still Walk | London | SE1 2LP
A stylish new country pub is rapidly becoming one of the gems on the Suffolk foodie trail. Following an extensive two-year refurbishment by husband and wife team, Dominic and Jemima Withey, The Turks Head serves local and seasonal cuisine. The cosy bar, elegant dining room and expansive garden also offers a drinking experience to suit all occasions with rotating local cask beers, a large gin collection and diverse wine list offering everything from English sparkling to New World wines.
Suffolk is becoming universally known as ‘The Foodie County’ and Hasketon, where the Turks Head is located, is certainly one of the jewels in its crown. Located just outside popular destination, Woodbridge, the picturesque village is already home to the acclaimed Gressingham Duck and Sutton Hoo Chicken. Head Chef Chandramauli Dwivedi, known as Mauli, is passionate about using locally sourced ingredients and the regularly changing menus also reflect his Indian heritage and classical French training. Mauli trained with the Taj Hotel Hotel Group, including working under Antonio Carluccio and most recently worked as Head Chef at The Black Lion in Long Melford, where he gained an excellent reputation and following.
The Islington Townhouse Hippo Inns are pleased to announce the launch of their latest venture, The Islington Townhouse. The venue features an open bar, an inventive food and drinks menu and stylist surroundings, offering customers the chance to experience something different from a traditional pub. Hippo restore former pubs and inject them with new life and their newest chapter, The Islington Townhouse consequently is both a local gem and a destination venue.
A brand new contemporary Neapolitan inspired pizza restaurant will be opening its doors in Exmouth Market this autumn. Introducing a unique concept to London, PANZO pizza will be individually sized, made with double cooked lighter dough and topped with the best quality produce in interesting combinations, a concept inspired by the Neapolitan panuozzo sandwich, which will also feature on the menu. Founder Anna Skigin has partnered with Eccellenze Campane, the agricultural centre in Naples dedicated to offering only the finest Italian food and drink, to create PANZO.
50 Exmouth Market | London | EC1R 4QE
Say Namaste to bhuti, a new wellbeing escape set in the heart of Richmond offering guests the chance to relax, unwind and recharge. bhuti promotes alternative treatments offering a unique mix of yoga, pilates, hi-tec holistic spa treatments, complementary therapies, events, workshops and an organic vegan kitchen. More than 35 weekly expert-led yoga, pilates, meditation and fitness classes are offered to all levels from beginners to advanced. Alongside this several holistic therapies, events and workshops take place throughout the week. Samantha and her team of teachers and instructors including Katy Appleton, Emma Hicks, Chris James, are on hand to inspire, motivate and lend wisdom. The classes are held in the expansive studio flooded with natural light and infused with an air of tranquillity.
Newly launched companies, Finest Fizz provide with some of the best premier cru and grand cru independent champagnes from France
Sourced from several small artisan producers across the Champagne region, the team behind Finest Fizz has selected some of the most sumptuous bubbly around, available exclusively from them and offered to you at extremely reasonable prices.
Hackney in Bloom An innovative and inspiring range of original recipe ready-to-drink cocktails in unique jars is set to take the UK cocktail market by storm. King Bloom will be produced in Hackney and offer a unique combination of peerless quality, taste, ingredients and convenience in individual jars.
The London Shooting Club is an exclusive members club and concierge service that specialises in providing access to the finest shooting experiences in the UK and internationally.
With a host of tailor made experiences and social activities the London Shooting Club will be an excellent way of bringing together like-minded sporting enthusiasts.
An exclusive members club and concierge service that specialises in providing access to the finest horses, venues and instruction in London, the UK and internationally.
They offer unrivalled access and expertise to equestrian enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced.
Working with leading experts and exclusive stables to arrange group trips and tailored experiences in all disciplines of riding including dressage, jumping, polo and hunting, sourcing the best horses for every event. They also provide ultimate riding holidays such as polo lessons on a private estancia in Argentina or a spectacular riding safari in Kenya.
Fields of Fun is a country concierge, which organises bespoke trips so you can sample the best of English life. You can enjoy the sartorial delights and thrill of thundering hooves at the races one day, and the elegance of a night at the opera. From a short break to a full tour, each and every detail is taken care of, so you get to experience a luxurious taste of quintessential England, without having to worry about a thing.
The county of Sussex is a magical place with over 50% of the county devoted to the South Downs National Park and obviously the beautiful coastline. Arundel Brewery in the heart of the county, are now bringing a key element of the idyllic Sussex lifestyle, namely the beer, to a wider audience. Their award winning range of beers, Sussex Gold, Sussex IPA and Sussex Dark have recently been added to with a stunning new Sussex Cyder and also a heavily hopped Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with the Wild Heaven brewery in Atlanta, Georgia.
National Slimming & Cosmetic Clinics (NSCC), the UK’s largest chain of specialist medical weight loss centres.
In a time where obesity rates are higher than ever, and nearly two-thirds of men and women in the UK are overweight, NSCC raises awareness about the company’s effective and personalised approach to weight loss. NSCC has a 100% success rate, offering medically supervised slimming alongside a variety of cosmetic treatments. It was first established over 30 years ago in Bournemouth by Michelle Nicholls and Robert Houtman, and has 27 clinics all over the country.
Since opening 20 years in the heart of Chelsea, Pet Pavilion has led the field in luxurious and innovative pet products and grooming. A family-run business, Andre, Alex and Jenny Saville-Edells, offer a personal touch with boutique shops in Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and Wimbledon.
Last September saw the arrival of SUPPER, the first ever Michelin starred delivery service, delivering food and wine from London’s finest tables with cutting edge packaging and delivery techniques unlike anything ever seen before. SUPPER’s unique service and delivery methods set them apart from all other food delivery services, meaning that fine dining restaurants, whom in the past have shied away from allowing their delicately prepared food to leave their restaurants, are now trusting them to deliver their food to customers' homes and offices.
Innerplace has been improving social lives in London since former investment banker Tim Badham founded the company in 2002. Now, thirteen years later, the company has proven itself one of the most discreet, personal and honest concierge services in the capital, with a track record of providing Londoners with access to many of the city’s most exclusive establishments and events. In an industry known for flashes in the pan that burn out quickly, Innerplace has established itself as a reliable and extremely connected concierge, for those who want a more personalised service without the exaggeration and hype.
An independent boutique festival, the biggest little festival with a new theme every year, attracting like-minded people who go for the full festival experience, not solely for big bands and names.
Josh Ford, the Director of Winterwell Events, has organised music events for over ten years and Winterwell acts in recent years have included: Norman Jay, DJ Yoda, Cornershop, The Nextmen, The Stornerways, Slow Club, Fanfarlo, Animal Kingdom, Metronomy and many more.
The team behind boutique festival Winterwell launched an innovative new series of events featuring the mysterious Wilfred Bagshaw.
The Wilfred Bagshaw’s events are immersive, time travelling adventures, which culminate in a thrilling, historically themed after-party with acclaimed.
Who stole the tarts?
To celebrate the arrival of spring, on Saturday 5th April, the team behind the infamous Rabbit Hole Stage at Glastonbury will be throwing an immersive, theatrical, musical and tunnelling adventure place in the wondrous rooms of a quintessentially English manor house in Oxfordshire.
One Night in Argentina
This spring all the passion and spirit of Latin America will breathe life into London’s East End. Cambalache will take guests on an immersive journey of wine, music, food and art to the very heart of Argentina.
The Mansion London is the first and only “night house” in London. Putting on exclusive themed parties at some of London’s grandest and most secret locations, they create the optimum environment for the cosmopolitan and friendly crowd to chat, flirt, relax, listen to live music, admire art and dance to top DJs. A place where going out and staying in come together.
Time Run: An Escape the Room Adventure –Pervasive live quest meets immersive theatre in a thrilling new take on escape the room games, in which the visitor truly becomes the hero of their own adventure. Time Run is a high-tempo live game experience for groups of 3-5 people, unlike anything ever seen in London before. Sent on a 60-minute voyage across history, time travellers will encounter a rich universe of breath taking time realms, ingenuity-testing puzzles and hair-raising challenges. Against the clock, teams will need to collect their wits and resourcefulness, working together to complete their mission.
This summer, somewhere in a secret location, Chelsea will play host to a massive warehouse festival where a range of edgy lifestyle brands will come together for a unique one-off collaboration. RVLRY will be a creative pop-up experience and one helluva party with a line-up featuring some on London’s coolest DJ’s and a program including food trucks, live acts, art installations, and fashion brands, all brought to life by the guys behind Roxx, AKA GQ’s favourite pop-up brand.
Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture arrived in Borough Market last Summer, featuring a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail. The installation is the world’s first alcoholic weather system for your tongue where meteorology and mixology collide. Set in a Victorian building that was once the original home and offices of The Trustees of Borough Market, the bar takes over the basement – itself a former banana store for unripe fruit arriving from the West Indies – and sources many ingredients for its drinks list from Borough Market itself.
Taking place on the roof of one of West London’s most iconic buildings this summer is Storeys – a pop-up food experience from event production company Afternoon Delight LDN.
Launching on 31 July, Storeys can be found on top of the former BBC Car Park at Television Centre in White City. A summer terrace hotspot, Storeys will feature striking artwork, some of the UK’s best street food traders and killer cocktails in a vibrant, urban setting. Spread over two levels and spanning an impressive 24,000 square feet, Storeys will offer sweeping panoramic views of west London from Friday to Sunday.
Foodies can choose from a rotating line-up of dynamic street food traders, including French-American fusion wizards Le Bun, White Men Can’t Jerk (Carribean street food with a twist), Crabbieshack (soft-shell Folkestone crab burgers) Randy’s Wing Bar (finger-licking buffalo wings and homemade hot sauce), En Brochette (a skewered alternative to carb-heavy street food), Aji Ceviche (fresh Peruvian ceviche and anticuchos)and more yet to be announced.
BRITISH MUSEUM OF FOOD (Bompas & Parr)
Bompas & Parr is delighted to announce the launch of the British Museum of Food, the world’s first cultural institution entirely devoted to the history, evolution, science, sociology and art of food. Never before has the subject of food been explored so powerfully, with a series of exhibits that align with the quirky and disruptive style of the studio’s approach to communicating food and drink coupled with the ethos and values of a serious museum.
Exhibitor, Lyes & Jones was established in 2012 by Antonia Bowen-Jones and Tim Lyes.
It is their defining belief that collecting art is a long-term lifestyle passion, facilitating an involvement with innovation and creativity.
Antonia has been involved in the arts world her whole life; as a student, an artist, a curator, and a gallerist.
She was introduced to Tim Lyes, an international commodity trader and keen collector of contemporary art, by a London art critic in 2005 and they decided in 2012 to bring their respective skills together to create Lyes & Jones.
In the last year alone KK has worked with them on two fascinating exhibitons.
In keeping with the rising popularity of Russian art in the UK and around the world, Lyes & Jones provided the perfect opportunity to invest in one of the most exciting and credible contemporary artists.
They exhibited the paintings of Russian born hypersurrealist ARINA at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill.
Go Hard or Go Home was an innovative show featuring exclusive work by some of the art world’s most acclaimed street and outsider artists.
Works from Pure Evil, Cept, Beejoir, Mambo and many more were showcased at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane to wide acclaim.
This September will see the launch of ArtCube. This unique fair is a playground for artists & creatively curious people to create, expose, and purchase art & crafts. Guests are encouraged to find their creativity bubble at the numerous events including artistic dinners, crazy workshops, art sales and live art & music performances.
Our trusty affiliated music company Nova provide a wide range of original artists, function acts, cover bands and DJ’s to a number of the venues we look after whether it be for a long running weekly or monthly music night or for a one off launch or private event. Nova look after an extensive roster of musicians of all styles, sizes and genres to fit any requirement for all kinds of events and venues across London the UK and overseas. They have a fantastic reputation for sourcing the best artists to fit to brief and have strong, loyal relationships with all the artists they deal with due to their professionalism and transparency at every stage.