Archive for the ‘Food and drink’ Category

An afternoon tea with a North African twist

An afternoon tea with a North African twist

Acclaimed restaurant Momo – tucked away in the cobbled enclave of London’s Heddon Street – launches its new afternoon tea next week.

Available from 6 December, the tea has been inspired by Moroccan flavours and is an exquisite blend of classic English treats and North African sweets – perfect for winter West End shoppers who want to warm up in style. (more…)

Let’s take this upstairs

Let’s take this upstairs

Stylish Soho hotel the Dean Street Townhouse is encouraging late-night diners to stay out all night.

The Soho Sleepover package gives anyone eating in its restaurant after 11pm the chance to spend the night upstairs in any of its available rooms – usually costing up to ?410 a night – for just ?50. (more…)

Med in Manhattan

Med in Manhattan

It could be a sun-soaked terrace in the Mediterranean, where the smell of charred sea bass and grilled peppers wafts in the breeze, and chilled beats play over the sound of the sea and conversation. (more…)

Taste Peru in Piccadilly

Taste Peru in Piccadilly

Despite its auspicious address on London’s Piccadilly, Coya is a calm and discreet venue in which to sample one of the hot culinary trends for 2013 – Peruvian food.

Coya itself is part members club, part bar and part restaurant, which means you may have to look twice to spot its Inca-inspired logo on the doorway facing Green Park. (more…)

Now boarding for Beirut

Now boarding for Beirut

In the capital, there’s a restaurant for just about every cuisine from around the world, from Iranian to Korean and Peruvian (ceviche is the dish of the moment). The food is undoubtedly delicious, but no matter how many plastic palm trees are used to decorate the place, there’s often no escaping the fact that you are in London. (more…)

The ultimate truffle experience

The ultimate truffle experience

Truffle lovers and foodies can enjoy an epicurean experience at The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan this Autumn.

The ‘Truffle Tasting Package’ at the Dorchester Collection hotel offers guests the chance to enjoy Italian haute-cuisine throughout October and November. (more…)

Jan Hedh brings Fika to London

Jan Hedh brings Fika to London

You have to love a country where coffee-drinking and cafe-culture are so ingrained in everyday life that there’s even a verb for sipping a hot beverage while eating pastries and biscuits: Sweden’s passion for ‘fika’ might not yet be well-known outside its borders, but that’s about to change as Visit Sweden and world-renowned pastry chef Jan Hedh host a pop-up parlour on Soho Square this week. (more…)

We heart New York Restaurant Week

We heart New York Restaurant Week

New York Restaurant Week returns today with over 275 restaurants – including Maze by Gordon Ramsay and the internationally acclaimed Nobu – participating over this two-week event.

A diverse range of cuisines will be offered at discounts from the 12-25 July, and diners can sample a three-course prix-fixe lunch menu $24.07 and three-course prix-fixe dinner menu at $35. (more…)

Test match

Test match

‘A private dining room is essential,’ says Lucy Townsend of her Stockbridge pub, The Greyhound on the Test, beside the world’s most famous fly-fishing river.

Conjuring seclusion for Hollywood royalty (Vinnie Jones) or the real thing (Prince Harry) was de rigueur when she used to run the nearby Peat Spade Inn for the Miller Collection. (more…)

Dining on a high in Dubai

Dining on a high in Dubai

High-end dining changed forever this week with the opening of At.mosphere on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa in Dubai – in other words, the world’s highest place to dine.

At 442 metres (two levels below the tower’s observation deck), At.mosphere has views that are truly unsurpassed by those in any other restaurant. (more…)

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