Highlights November 2017

As temperatures drop and the capital becomes festooned with lights, decorations and all things festive, here at Kapranos the celebrations started a little early with a whole host of events taking place throughout November. From the promise of exciting new openings, innovative new dining concepts, cocktails promising to pack a punch and delicious Christmas menus perfect for indulging, here are some of our November best bits.


The Telegraph included an article on all the Christmas delights the capital has to offer children including THATMuse’s Festive Feasting Treasure Hunt, mouth-watering treats at The Savoy and London's only rooftop ice rink, Skylight.

Which is the greatest city for Christmas with children: London or Paris?

Is your notion of Christmas a Dickensian delight in London - or a stroll down the Passage des Princes in Paris? Which European capital is more Christmasy? From ice skating to toy shopping, there's plenty to keep families entertained over the festive season - but which city has the best options?

The launch of HIPCHIPS Christmas menu, comprising all the festive favourites in the form of sweet and savoury dips and specially handcrafted crisps, was included by the Evening Standard.

A Christmas dinner made of crisps now exists in London

HIPCHIPS, the Soho gaff completely devoted to crisps has launched its Christmas menu, and it's safe to say that it's a little different - it's entirely dedicated to the fried potato snack. Customers can expect a three course 'Christmas dinner' made of specially handcrafted crisps.

The Evening Standard featured the hugely successful Le Petit Chef and their immersive 3D dining concept, which took place in the capital this month. 

3D projected dinner launched in Shoreditch

A multi-sensorial projector-based dinner show comes to London, which promises to be a unique dining concept based around the culinary exploits of a tiny animated chef. Following its hugely successful launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, Dinner Time Story, brings Le Petit Chef - In The Footsteps Of Marco Polo at TT Liquor in Shoreditch.

The Nudge previewed the hotly anticipated launch of new Irish bar NUALA on the 7th December, whose cocktails promise to pack a punch. 

NUALA | An Open-Fire Restaurant and Bar In Old Street

Noma. The Chiltern Firehouse. The Fat Duck. The KFC just off Junction 9 on the M25. Niall Davidson and his team have worked at three of these restaurants. We won't say which. And now he's opening his own joint.

The Devonshire Club's mouth-wateringly delicious Thanksgiving menu made the Evening Standard's list as one of London’s best spots to celebrate. 


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Sound Sebastian, a unique sound-bathing experience at Devonshire Club was included in Grazia's Culture Drop.

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R&B Distillers, Isle of Rasaay's first legal whisky distillery, was featured in Lonely Planet's 2018 Spirit Guide. 

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London's favourite purveyors of dark and daring cabaret entertainment, The Black Cat Cabaret were included in BA High Life's were to head if you have 24 hours in London.

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North West Business Insider talked to Graffiti Spirits Group co-founder Matt Farrell about their exciting upcoming openings and events set to take place in 2018.

Bar and restaurant group plots expansion

The co-founder of Graffiti Spirits Group, the company behind the likes of Santa Chupitos, Salt Dog Slims and El Bandito, has shed further light on plans to create a new food market on Duke Street, telling Insider he hopes to 'put Liverpool on the culinary map'.

Time Out featured London's only rooftop ice-rink Skylight, not once but twice, in their 14th November issue.

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The Week reviewed Blade Hairclub coming to the conclusion that the hairclubbing destination is a cut above in 'style, charm and sophistication'.

The future is hairclubbing: Blade London review

Blade, on Soho's bustling Frith Street, markets itself the place to go to experience "hairclubbing" - that is, a salon with the vibe of "a kitchen at a great house party", as the website explains.