Category Archives: Restaurants

Corinthia Hotel London + Dr Tara Swart

Food for Thought Does breakfasting at five star hotels make you cleverer? Yes is the answer, if you’re starting the day in Corinthia London’s Massimo Restaurant at . In a world first, the hotel has appointed a Neuroscientist in Residence. … Continue reading

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Royal Albert Hall + Aquavit London

Last Night of the Poms | School for Scandi   It is a truth universally acknowledged that life is better experienced from inside the box. Especially if said box is the most columned, curtained, cushioned, closeted, contained and catered for … Continue reading

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Quique Dacosta + Quique Dacosta

Arts and Roses Evelyn Waugh called life a “hamper of perishable goods”. Suppers literally are but this one’s for the memory bank. A triple starred Michelin chef cooking specially for Lavender’s Blue. It may be a long way from his … Continue reading

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Abbeydene House Whiteabbey + Westminster Property Association Lunch + President Trump

Angels Unawares A phalanx of genteel residences, sphinx-like architectural sentinels, guards the east coast of Belfast Lough. Monuments to elaborately espaliered family trees, long forgotten aristocrats and plutocrats, sepia tinted sequins and foxtrots, Elysia lost to rampant suburbia. Sequestered by … Continue reading

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Christmas Champagne Breakfast + sketch Mayfair

The Morning and Night Before Christmas Afternoon tea and champers are, by definition and nature respectively, not before noon. But this is sketch Mayfair, the restaurant cum bar cum gallery which invents the rules. Or abandons them altogether. Case is … Continue reading

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Kitty Fisher’s Mayfair + Shepherd Market

Generations Come and Generations Go Oh. Em. Gee. Whizz. After months of talking about going, we simply rock up on a random Wednesday night with a zest for life but no booking. Reservations at the tiny restaurant (just 40 lucky … Continue reading

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Church of the Nazarene + Fresh Ground London

Free Fearless Flourishing “Wherever we step, we are stepping on holy ground.” A glorious revival has taken place at Clapham Junction. Once the Wandsworth Board of District Works, this mid 19th century stucco fronted portico adorned pediment splatted building has … Continue reading

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Belcanto Restaurant Lisbon + José Avillez

When the Hallelujah Chorus Sang “I’ll eat when I’m dead,” quipped Daphne Guinness, heiress-turned-chanteuse. We haven’t cooked since the war but we’ve certainly dined out on that. Quo vadis? Quo Vadis. Hello Kitty Fisher’s. Blue Fin seafood. Annabel’s. The incredibly … Continue reading

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Prince Charles + Christ Church Spitalfields Crypt

By Royal Appointment “10 minutes.” Frisson of anticipation. High flying MD Sara Nilsson DeHanas rocks up off the red eye Eurostar, suitcase in tow. Johannesburg this evening but in the meantime there’s a rendez vous with a Crown Prince to … Continue reading

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Masterpiece London Preview 2016 + London Art Week

Here Come The Men in Red Coats  “Almost 75 percent of Kensington and Chelsea is covered by conservation areas,” Rock Feilding-Mellen duly told us over dinner at Clarke’s Restaurant on Kensington Church Street. He’s Deputy Leader of the Borough. “We’re … Continue reading

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