• Test Driving The Ned - 24 hours in London's hottest new hotel

    nedmusicThere are 9 restaurants and bars at The Ned, ranging from the members-only Vault bar in the basement to the huge ground floor food hall and up to the members' bar and restaurant by the pool on the roof. We were on a mission to try as many of them as possible during an overnight stay.

  • Test Driving Henrietta - an Anglo-French marriage made in heaven

    madelinesOllie Dabbous teams up with the Experimental Group for a match made in heaven

  • Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (plus restaurant) is opening in London

    Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (plus restaurant) is opening in London

    22/5/17 - updated with opening date

    What: Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

    In a nutshell: Nobu gets a third London restaurant. Oh, and there's a hotel attached. 

    Summing it all up: Nobu have opened hotels across the globe, but this is their first European one, right in the heart of Shoreditch. And, of course, that means Shoreditch is getting a

  • Does Dukes London serve the city's best martinis?


    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

  • The Trafalgar hotel relaunches as The Trafalgar St James with a super central rooftop bar - and views - to Westminster

    trafalgarOverlooking 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.

  • Trash Tiki's Iain Griffiths & Kelsey Ramage take charge of the drinks at The Curtain

    Trash Tiki's Iain Griffiths & Kelsey Ramage take charge of the drinks at The Curtain

    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

  • Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster is opening in Shoreditch - and he's bringing tacos

    Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster is opening in Shoreditch at the Curtain Hotel

    3/4/17 - updated with new info

    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.

  • Here's what you need to know about The Ned coming to the City of London


    5/1/2017 - updated with new pics

    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

  • The Pate en Croute at Holborn Dining Room: anatomy of a dish

    pate collage

    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.

    Calum has

  • Ollie Dabbous to open Henrietta restaurant at Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden

    henrietta team

    Hot Dinners exclusive

    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

  • Dorsett Hotel City to house Shikumen and Vingt-Quatre in Aldgate

    Dorsett Hotel City to house Shikumen and Vingt-Quatre in Aldgate

    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

  • Anne-Sophie Pic's La Dame de Pic is coming to London's Four Seasons


    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,

  • Robert De Niro to open the Wellington Hotel in Covent Garden

    niro hotel

    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.

    • It's in Covent Garden - the new hotel will take over a triangular block between Wellington Street, Tavistock Street, Burleigh Street and Exeter Street. The address will give the hotel its name, the Wellington.
    • Expect it to be pretty darned big - the plans submitted to
  • The Franklin Hotel reopens in Knightsbridge with Michelin-star chef Alfredo Russo restaurant

    russo franklin

    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

  • Trying the El Celler De Can Roca London pop-up at Cafe Royal

    10 rocaThe 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...

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