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The Telegraph featured the The Tiger Who Came To Tea high tea at The Savoy, after Judith Kerr’s best-selling children’s book…

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Culture Whisper featured The Meet, saying it dishes out comforting goodness with such a twist that it should beat off competition with ease…

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Harpers Bazaar included Beaufort Bar, Lancaster Ballroom, Thames Foyer and Kaspar’s at The Savoy in their list with unforgettable ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve…

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Quag’s Flip, by Federico Pasian from Quaglino’s, was named Cocktail of the Week by The Guardian…

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The Guardian Travel mentioned Skylight’s rooftop icerink, which also boasts igloos, mulled wine and ice hockey…

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Forbes described the whisky cask Christmas tree at Raasay Distillery as the best Christmas tree out of any distillery…

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Urban Junkies asked Elon Soddu, head bartender at Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, about his favourite festive spots…

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Time Out Magazine listed Lost Boys Pizza as one of their three things you have to do over Christmas…

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Stylist Magazine included Simpson’s in the Strand at The Savoy in their list of six cosy restaurants you have to visit in London this winter…

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Shortlist Magazine asked Michele Prompili and Carlo Deho, co-founders of SOOD Kitchen at BOTTLES, how to rail against traditions during Christmas…

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CLASS Magazine featured the cocktail menu’s from Quaglino’s, Heads + Tails and Beaufort Bar at The Savoy

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SkyNews interviewed Tim Sutton, General Manager at HipChips

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Holidays to Book in 2019

It’s always nice to start holiday planning early and luckily we have three fantastic holiday destinations to suggest. Whether you’re looking for culture, fun or relaxation (or a mix of all three), these dreamy destinations are set to cater to your holiday needs. Spanning unique corners of the world we have our hearts set on sipping whisky in the Hebrides, big-cat spotting in the Maasai Mara and reveling classical music in Florence's Corsini gardens....

Raasay Distillery

Raasay Distillery on the beautiful and unspoilt Inner Hebridean island of Raasay is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or longer adventure, whether travellers are seeking seclusion and silent star-lit nights, or to learn more about the craft of whisky making. Raasay is a quiet island, situated between Skye and mainland Scotland and the new island distillery is pioneering a new provenance for Scotch whisky. Visitors to the Raasay Distillery, from the curious to the connoisseur, can experience first-hand the exciting journey that has brought the team to create the first Isle of Raasay single malt. Raasay Distillery is now also part of the self-guided 'Hebridean Whisky Trail' which joins up fellow distilleries Torabhaig Distillery, Talisker Distillery and Isle of Harris Distillery.

The distillery also has five luxurious bedrooms, ensuring that after a fascinating distillery tour (and a couple of drams!) whisky tourists can prolong their visit to Raasay, using the distillery as a base to explore this unforgettable corner of Scotland. Courageous travelers to Raasay can explore the island on foot; scale the magnificent peak of Dun Caan, beach-comb along the rugged shoreline or nestle into armchairs in the distillery lounge with a book and a dram and while away the afternoon.

The New Generation Festival

The New Generation Festival is taking place 28th - 31st August 2019 in the beautiful Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini al Prato in Florence. The festival, now in it's third year – is an international platform for the finest young music talent, offering an array of awe-inspiring productions, showcasing rising stars of the opera, theatre and music industry in a unique and picturesque setting. 

Throughout the weekend, audiences will take to the Corsini Gardens for open-air musical and dramatic performances. The festival's programme will be headlined by Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Jonathan Santagada and directed by Victoria Stevens.

Maintaining the festival’s founding principle of giving young performers a platform to shine, the 2019 event will bring eight of the world’s best young jazz musicians together to celebrate the legacy of Harlem’s contribution to popular music with 'From Blues To Bebop': The Spirit of Harlem. The festival will also host The Filippo Corsini Orchestral concert, with soloist Giuseppe Guarrera, conducted by Maximilian Fane. 


Speke’s Camp

Speke’s Camp is a traditional camp situated in its own private piece of the world famous Maasai Mara, which combines authentic safari, bespoke adventure and affordable luxury. Surrounded by indigenous trees, Speke’s Camp is perfectly located for great game viewing areas around Musiara swamp, Rhino Ridge, Paradise Plains and the leopard rich Olare Orok river. As well as being a renowned spot for bird watching, Speke’s offers some of the best game viewing in the world. 

Independently owned, Speke’s Camp benefits from a small team of attentive staff all boasting expert knowledge of the surrounding area, and is able to create an experience that can be tailored to all kinds of travellers. One of the few camps that offers exclusive private safari game drives, guests are given the freedom to explore the reserve individually in their own time and with their own vehicle, guide and spotter, without having to follow a convoy of vehicles on a well-worn route. A boutique camp comprising eight spacious tents, Speke’s Camp offers double and twin accommodation all with large en-suite bathrooms alongside mess tents, dining areas and a fully stocked bar. 

How to Combat the January Blues

Even the most jovial of us can find January a rather dark, dreary and depressing time of the year. The post-Christmas come down coupled with long dark nights can certainly leave us with a bad a case of January blues. While most are happy to see the back of this month, please see below a few suggestions from us of how to get through it!

Hips Shakin' at Last Nights of Havana

Shake off those January blues at Last Nights of Havana, Tobacco Dock's very own Cuban inspired pop-up bar which comes complete with salsa dancing, live jazz band and delicious rum cocktails. With only 3 nights of the pop-up left, guests can get their hips shaking and body moving to the soulful syncopation of live jazz band Los Habanos by Sambroso Sambroso while sipping on expertly made rum cocktails. Last Nights of Havana is inspired by pre-revolution 1940s and 50s Havana and evokes a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day.

Tickets are £9 and are available here.

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Wine Tasting at BOTTLES

Discover the lesser known and forgotten grape varieties from around the world at BOTTLES' latest wine tasting event entitled Forgotten Grapes of the World. Guests will be guided through a range of hand selected wines by BOTTLES' senior sommelier while sampling a selection of Italian cheese, charcuterie & nibbles from SOOD Kitchen. With a list of over 200 wines focused on small producers, forgotten grapes, organic and natural wine making styles, BOTTLES' wine tasting will give guests a chance to try something new this January.

Tickets are £40 and available here.

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Movie Night at Lost Boys Pizza

Inspired by the cult classic vampire movie ‘The Lost Boys’ and famous for their black charcoal pizza, killer cocktails and a strictly 80s soundtrack, Lost Boys Pizza in Archway are on a mission to the beat the January blues with a dose of The Blues. Lost Boys Pizza will be embracing the seasonal cliche in a completely different way by screening the Blue Brothers every Thursday in their basement bar The Crypt. 

Tickets start at £10 which includes a pizza but for those who aren’t doing dry January and want to sip along bottomless prosecco is available for the duration of the movie priced at £30.

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Absinth Experience at Croque Monsieur

For those who aren’t doing dry January, recently launched Absinthe bar, Croque Monsieur will turn your January blues Green! Croque Monsieur invites you to have wild and wonderful times with La Fee Verte, catapulting absinthe from its dark history into London’s present opening up the world of this mysterious and potent green liquid to connoisseurs and newcomers alike. Every Friday and Saturday throughout January there will be a £25 tasting menu and masterclass which includes 3 drinks either Absinthe or cocktails. Bookings and Private hire available.

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Fresh Haircut at Blade Hairclubbing

New year, new you, new...do? If you've always thought about going full fringe - this is the time to try one out. Wear it with confidence, out and about. Tuck it into your winter hat so it stays sleek by the time you get to work. Book in to Blade Hairclubbing to banish the January Blues, and enjoy a range of hand crafted cocktails, mocktails, vegan serves, coffees and everything in between!

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The 12 Sips of Christmas

We all know a significant part of the festive period is how much alcohol we can consume and luckily our clients have come up with a fabulous array of Christmas cocktails and tipples to see readers through the festive season.

On the first day of Christmas Quaglinos gave to me…

Bianco Natale!

The mixology maestros at Quaglino's bar (Marco Sangion and Federico Pasian) have created this gorgeous Christmas cocktail for the festive season. Classic, creamy and comforting, Bianco Natale! consists of Cointreau, Cacao white, yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice, egg white, chocolate bitters with a dark chocolate garnish.

On the second day of Christmas Blade Hairclub® gave to me…

Vegan Oatnog!

Located in the heart of Soho, Blade Hairclub’s® unique fusion of socialising over highly-skilled hairdressing and an expertly stocked bar turns the traditionally awkward and intimidating salon culture on its head. Mixology wizard, Stroo Despot-Olofsson has created a winter themed cocktail menu including the Vegan Oat Nog, the perfect winter warmer for those looking to indulge in a tipple during their haircut. It’s made of either Stagg Jr. Bourbon or Foursquare Dominus Rum, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Bitters, Oatly Oat Cream, Oatly Barista Oat Milk, Real Organic Cinnamon and garnished with a luxury soft date stuffed with pecans.

On the third day of Christmas The Beaufort Bar gave to me…

The Overture!

Entitled Music, Magic & Drama, the new menu at The Beaufort Bar seeks to elevate the hotel bar experience through a refined signature offering, including grower Champagnes and sparkling wine, expertly prepared mixed drinks, and a well-chosen, in-depth whisky selection. The Overture, inspired by Operetta, consists of Grey Goose Vodka, Cucumber syrup, Hibiscus kirsch tonic and Perrier-Jouet Belle Epcque Champagne.

On the fourth day of Christmas Skylight gave to me…

The Skylight Cobbler!

Skylight is now home to cosy igloos and mountain huts on its top level, transporting guests to a wintry wonderland perched above the city - the perfect spot to sip on a Skylight Cobbler and admire London's twinkling skyline with friends. Made up of Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, peach syrup, sugar syrup and plum bitters the Skylight Cobbler offers a festive alternative to the classic G&T.

On the fifth day of Christmas OSLO gave to me…

The Winter Spritz!

Winter is coming and to combat the cold OSLO Hackney is launching a new cocktail menu brimming with seasonal spices and fruity twists. Guests can wile away the cold evenings with a Winter Spritz, which combines the comforts of gingerbread syrup with the fresh zing of grapefruit, or indulge in the Alejandro's subtle scent of nutmeg a top creamy cacao concoction. The new menu also features bar classics such as the Whiskey Sour and a floral Daiquiri where attention to fundamental components is cardinal for making a top tipple. More unusual elements such as tai plum sake and lingonberry powder add a touch of flare to winter warmers.

On the sixth day of Christmas Heads and Tails gave to me…

Mistletoe and Pine!

As its name suggests, Heads + Tails is a bar of contrasts, both in its beautiful design and its

creative output. Heads, a bright airy bar serving light cocktails, gins, wines and aperitivo will be cleverly juxtaposed with Tails, a dark, atmospheric basement bar specializing in whiskies and rums. For the festive season, this gin based drink, Mistletoe and Pine, encompasses the smells of the forest with a sweet twist of cranberry. It’s made up of Cranberry Infused Fords Gin, Smoked Pine Liqueur and Clarified Cereal Milk.  

On the seventh day of Christmas The Meet gave to me…

Vegan Bakewell Tart Hot Chocolate with Baileys Almande!

Chef Dominic Taylor has used everybody’s favourite Christmas tipple to revamp popular festive dishes into indulgent vegan alternatives. Using Baileys Almande he has created a warm and rich Bakewell tart hot chocolate which is served with a shortbread crumb rim, a dollop of Raspberry Jam, lashings of dairy free cream and adorned with shavings of vegan chocolate.

On the eighth day of Christmas Knights bar gave to me…

Fig!
The Winter iteration of the menu pays homage to beautiful evergreen foliage, preserved jewel-like berries and hardy winter vegetables. Each cocktail tells a winter's tale: the Boundary Marker (gin, spiced pear, celery, walnut and ginger beer) harks back to the Middle Ages when pear trees were used to divide the land between estates, while Blackthorn (sloe gin, vanilla, spice, English sparkling wine) celebrates the berries foraged in the Autumn which have now transformed for the winter into rich sloe gin.  Fig is made up of Bourbon, fig, spice, lemon and wormwood.

On the ninth day of Christmas Raasay Distillery gave to me…

While We Wait Single Malt Whiskey with Fentimans Curiosity Cola!

An alternative to Champagne over the festive season Raasay While We Wait Single Malt whisky is delicious served neat and paired with Fentimans Curiosity Cola. The award-winning whisky, Raasay While We Wait balances peatiness with smoothness, making it the perfect introduction for newcomers to peated whisky. It is matured in bourbon barrels and finished in Tuscan Montechiari wine casks which lends dry fruit notes to the spirit. Curiosity Cola is botanically brewed, a technique that is not only healthier and more natural than other cola-production. Although still considered a soft drink, it has a slightly alcoholic edge which ensures that the herbal sweetness of the soda combines smoothly with the zesty, lightly smoky and red fruit notes of the whisky.

On the tenth day of Christmas Monsieur Le Duck gave to me…

Pousse Rapiere!

Monsieur Le Duck is a new pop-up restaurant set to bring the food and wine of South-West France to the heart of London. Inspired by the douceur de vivre of Gascony, it will offer a simple but alluring menu, focusing on duck, chips, salad and wine. The Pousse Rapiere consists of Armagnac Liqueur and Fizz, making a delicious apero to a delicious French meal.

On the eleventh day of Christmas Cocktail Trading Company gave to me…

The Sprout Martini!

Whether you love them or hate them, sprouts are a staple at the Christmas dinner table. The Cocktail Trading Company has taken this humble vegetable to a new level by turning it into a Christmas tipple consisting of Tarquins Dry Gin, Brussel Sprout Vermouth and one brined and pickled Brussel Sprout heart.

On the twelfth day of Christmas The Alice House gave to me…

The Lemon Saison!

After a bracing winter's walk in Queen's Park head to The Alice House for a warming toddy to keep the winter's chill at bay. For the festive season, The Alice House will be mulling their own Lemon Saison - brewed at Hop Stuff by the bar's beer geeks - with winter spices. This warming concoction will be served in a half pint mug and is best enjoyed in the cosy Library Bar.

London's Best Celebrations for New Years Eve

As we’re now in the festive season, we wanted to share some of the spectacular New Years Eve events being put on by our clients around London.

Quaglinos

Quaglino's Hollywood Glamour New Year's Eve - get ready for a night of celebrating where guests are the star of Hollywood for the night. Quaglino's are rolling out the red carpet and recreating the elegance of a Hollywood Awards Night, with ‘paparazzi’ ready to pounce and get ready for that perfect movie kiss as the bells chime at midnight.

On this exclusive evening guest will be welcomed by Glamorous Hollywood hostesses, and then taken through to a world of glamour and splendour. Dress to dare – but remember Glam is the answer to this evening.

Enjoy an outstanding three-course signature menu and dance the night away with a spectacular line up of live music. Guests will be able to reserve tables in the bar, or a space at one of two dinner sittings in the restaurant. Whether you’re celebrating as a couple or in a big group of family and friends, we will be happy to accommodate the party and requirements. Guests will be able to enjoy an exquisite menu from Executive Head Chef Nuno Goncalves, designed especially for the evening.

Skylight Rooftop at Tobacco Dock

Spend New Years Eve at Skylight Rooftop, London's most imaginative rooftop destination. This New Years Eve, Skylight is hosting a rooftop party over its 3 floors, with ice skating, street food, cocktails and DJs. The venue will not only be in prime position to see some of the city's most impressive firework displays but will also be screening the official London display across 12 screens.

Themed around an urban après skate bar, the three-story East London venue will be continuing its unique seasonal offering into the crisper months with the launch of its new winter season. Skylight plays host to Europe's only real-ice rooftop ice rink, whilst transporting guests to a wintry wonderland perched above the city with the new-for-2018 cosy igloos and huts. Heated après skate bars, draped in glimmering lights, will be serving a delicious array of warming winter cocktails, alongside an extensive menu of beers and ciders as well as delicious mulled wine.

Tickets start at £30 and include Moet & Chandon champagne on arrival. Igloos and huts are  also available to book.

Last Nights of Havana

For those looking for some tropical fun, Tobacco Dock’s  latest pop-up Last Nights Of Havana will be hosting a very special New Year’s Eve Party, complete with a live jazz band, salsa dancing, live DJs & delicious cocktails.

Last Nights of Havana's pre-revolution party is inspired by 1940s and ‘50s Havana and evokes a time when rum cocktails, cigars, Cadillacs and unbridled glamour were the order of the day. Expect live entertainment from professional salsa dancers and jazz band Los Habanos by Sambroso Sambroso while feasting on the finest Cuban street food and expertly made rum cocktails. Tickets start from £35 & includes a glass of Moët & Chandon and other treats.

Oslo Hackney


This New Years Eve, OSLO in Hackney presents The New Years Eve House Party - a late-night house-party like no other. The East London venue is undergoing a transformation for the biggest party of the year, with each of its three rooms becoming familiar house-party hang-outs. 

The Lounge will be hosting Valhalla, with the sofas pushed to the side of the room, the TV is on mute and Dave has brought around his speakers and lighting rig. The DJs will be playing hip-hip, R&B, pop, house and UKG into the early hours. The Kitchen, famously the hub of any good house party will be in the bar and restaurant area, with the Locomotive DJs serving the best in disco, funk and boogie alongside retro classics. OSLO's Green Room is becoming The Garden, guests might think that this is the intimate space to head for some peace, but oh no there's a party going on out here too! Pop Confessional will be bringing the guilty pleasures and sing along tunes to the yard all night long. Advance tickets available from 16.11,  £10 

Lost Boys Pizza

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Head to Lost Boys Pizza in Archway for an epic Rocky Horror Show themed evening where you can enjoy a singalong screening of the cult classic movie as well bottomless prosecco. Continue the party downstairs in basement bar ‘The Crypt’ where there will be more cocktails, a mirrorball and fun times until 2am…Not forgetting the Timewarp at Midnight!

 Tickets cost £60 and include bottomless prosecco for the duration of the movie, frank-n-furters and movie screening. Available to purchase here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/new-years-eve-party/rocky-horror-sausage-party-with-bottomless-prosecco?t=tickets

Dress to impress - prizes for best costumes! 

Or alternatively venture down to newly opened Absinthe Bar - Croque Monsieur in Camden where you can embark on a truly unique Absinthe experience. This New Year’s Eve Londoners are invited to have wild and wonderful times with La Fee Verte. The evening will catapult absinthe from its dark history into London’s present opening up the world of this mysterious and potent green liquid to connoisseurs and newcomers alike. There are no rules, but the Green Fairy provides a selection of Inhibition Hats which help guests magically lose theirs. Tickets range from £30- £50 and include 3 drinks as well as the Fairy's favourite hot snack with every round of drinks. Available to purchase here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/restaurants/camden/lost-boys-pizza-croque-monsieur/absinthe-minded-new-year-at-croque-monsieur?t=tickets

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OUR TOP FESTIVE THINGS TO DO THIS DECEMBER

We are getting very much into the Christmas spirit here at KPR and have collated our top 5 things to do over the festive season in this fantastic city.

Enjoy Music Magic & Drama with the Beaufort Bar’s brand new festive drinks at the Savoy.

The Overture at the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar

The Overture at the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar

The menu elevates the hotel bar experience through a refined signature offering, including grower Champagnes and sparkling wine, expertly prepared mixed drinks, and a well-chosen, in-depth whisky selection. The jet-black and burnished gold décor at the Beaufort Bar exudes the glamour of a time when such luminaries as Carol Gibbons, The Savoy Orpheans and George Gershwin graced the cabaret stage at The Savoy, which makes this perfect bar to enjoy December festivities in London.

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The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy has launched a brand new menu that both celebrates the hotel bar's theatrical history and marks its future direction. Entitled Music, Magic & Drama, the new menu will seek to truly distinguish the Beaufort Bar from the American Bar by elevating the hotel bar experience through a refined signature offering, including grower Champagnes and sparkling wine, expertly prepared mixed drinks, and a well-chosen, in-depth whisky selection.

Ice-skating at Skylight Rooftop, Tobacco Dock

Skylight’s ice rink on the winter rooftop

Skylight’s ice rink on the winter rooftop

Set against a backdrop of the city's iconic skyline, Skylight is continuing its unique seasonal offering into the crisper months. The rooftop transports guests to a wintry wonderland perched above the city with a glittering ice-rink as well as the new-for-2018 cosy igloos and huts. Heated après-skate bars, draped in glimmering lights, serve up a delicious array of warming winter cocktails, alongside an extensive menu of beers and ciders as well as delicious mulled wine. Families (and pooches too!) are welcome during the day at the weekends, making Skylight a must-do for the school holidays and winter weekends.

Crispmas Dinner Box at HIPCHIPS Soho

Launching on 1st December, HIPCHIPS' official Crispmas Dinner Box features Smoked Salmon & Pickled Cucumbers to start, a traditional Turkey Dinner with Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce for main and for that ultimate festive finish – a sweet Christmas Pudding & Brandy Butter, all in crisp and dip form. Pair with HIPCHIPS' signature salty or cinnamon-dusted heritage potato crisps and round out the Crispmas experience by enjoying a festive tipple from its carefully curated selection of craft beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks.

Crispmas Dinner Boxes are £6.95

Quaglino's

Christmas is a time for festivities and this year, London’s iconic Quaglino’s has it all wrapped up for you. Raise a glass and celebrate in the Bar with a Christmas cocktail such as the special Bianco Natale! which consists of Cointreau, Cacao white, yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice, egg white, chocolate bitters with a dark chocolate garnish. Enjoy all your festive favourites in the Restaurant and dance the night away to a line up of wonderful acts on the grand stage! 

The Meet

Love Baileys? You are in luck, this December vegan pop-up, The Meet, have teamed up with Baileys Almande to create decadent vegan treats. Chef Dominic Taylor has used everybody’s favourite Christmas tipple to revamp popular festive dishes into indulgent vegan alternatives. Using Bailey’s Almande he has created a warm and rich Bakewell tart hot chocolate which is served with a shortbread crumb rim, a dollop of Raspberry Jam, lashings of dairy free cream and adorned with shavings of vegan chocolate.

Cocktails are priced at £5.50

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Metro featured restaurant Chiringuito in Bethnal Green as part of London’s best new restaurants and recent openings piece...

Where to eat in September: London's best new restaurants and recent openings to check out this month

September is shaping up to be a pretty busy month of new openings in London, especially after a quiet August. Several restaurants that were slated to open earlier in the year have finally overcome delays, and are now scheduled to open in the coming month.


The Independent spoke to Fabrice Lasnon, new executive chef at The Savoy, about the perfect way to poach eggs...





How to make perfect poached eggs, according to the experts

When you browse through people's brunch pictures on Instagram on any given day, you'll likely come across a plethora of aesthetically pleasing poached eggs that have been cooked to perfection. As delicious as poached eggs may taste when you eat them alongside smoked salmon, smashed avocado and sourdough toast, knowing how to make them for yourself is another story entirely.


Harper’s Bazaar included the Greek food specialists The Athenian as part of their ‘What to do list’ in September, for people in need for some Greek sunshine during the grey Autumn days…

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The Evening Standard also featured The Athenian as one of Fay Maschler’s favourites

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Both Foodism and The Evening Standard published Quaglino’s Bar’ The Science of Sustainability menu, for which they have teamed up with Hunger Project UK & Indie Ecology...



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The take-over from Quaglino’s Bar during Cocktail Week by the team of NYC’s Dante was featured in both Time Out and Hot Dinners...

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London Cocktail Week 2018 events guide

London Cocktail Week, an annual celebration of cocktails and bar culture returns next week. Running from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October, LCW features a jam-packed seven days of international bar takeovers, hosted tasting events, cocktail dinners and special £6 cocktails for holders of a LCW festival pass (£10 - available via the LCW app).




A TRUFFLING MATTER

Despite a late start, Autumn has well and truly arrived, and with it not only do we have darker evenings and crisper nights, but also an array of rich, flavoursome delicacies that are as definitive of the season as burnished leaves and misty mornings.

Truffles, primarily found by specially trained truffle pigs in the Piedmont region, are a rare luxury. Often referred to as 'white diamonds', they can be used in a number of different ways, from indulgent pasta dishes to creative desserts and eye-catching cocktails.

We've sniffed out a delicious array of truffle offerings for Autumn nights out: