Refurb

  • Simpson's-in-the-Strand to re-open after a big refurbishment

    Simpson's-in-the-Strand closes for a big refurbishment

    Updated with opening date.

    West End institution Simpson's-in-the-Strand is about to get a majorfacelift, courtesy of the Savoy. It's rare that you can get away with describing something as "iconic" and while Simpson's fits that bill, it's been clear that something extra was needed to bring the place back to its glory days. Here's what you need to

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  • 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.

  • Heston's Hinds Head in Bray is getting a big revamp

    Heston's Hinds Head in Bray is getting a big revamp

    The Fat Duck isn't the only Heston hosted hostelry in Bray, there's also the very highly rated (and considerably more affordable/ easy to get into) The Hinds Head. And now we hear that changes are coming to the restaurant. 

    First of all, expect new menus - focusing on a choice of a three-course lunch menu for £25 plus four and six-course dinner menus for £45 and £58. They're all set-menu affairs, with come of the classics

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  • Covent Garden’s Masala Zone relaunches new menu and cocktail bar

    Covent Garden’s Masala Zone relaunches new menu and cocktail bar

    Christmas shoppers in Covent Garden who want to warm up with something spicy can now avail of curries, thalis and more at the freshly relaunched Masala Zone. The Covent Garden branch has just had a massive makeover, complete with a new menu and cocktail bar.

    Some of the new dishes include

    • Idiappam Seafood Biryani with rice noodles, prawn, squid, curry leaf, coconut
    • Egg Kottu Paratha
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  • All change at Quo Vadis with a big refurb and Barrafina is moving in

    All change at Quo Vadis as Barrafina moves in

    22/8/16 - updated with more details about the opening

    The Queen's not the only notable 90th birthday this year, as venerable Soho institution Quo Vadis is getting ready to celebrate its own 90th anniversary. And it's doing it with some BIG changes.  

    The first change is downstairs - where the main restaurant is moving into the bar space (which used to be the dining room). That'll now seat 25, serving Jeremy

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