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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…)

Mad Hatters Tea Party returns to The Dorchester

Mad Hatters Tea Party returns to The Dorchester

The Dorchester has come up with a unique treat for parents and children when the London hotel is transformed into a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for this October’s school half-term.

Young dancers from the English National Ballet will be at the hotel to create the special afternoon tea sittings inpired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland from Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October. (more…)

Noma pops up at Claridges for the Olympics

Noma pops up at Claridges for the Olympics

The world’s most in-demand chef looks set to create the world’s most in-demand pop-up restaurant, when Rene Redzepi (pictured), head chef of Noma in Copenhagen, creates a pop-up version of the world’s number one restaurant in London’s Claridge’s hotel. (more…)

Sample wine in the West Country

Sample wine in the West Country

Wine lovers who have long crossed the channel to sample the best of independent vineyards will now find it easier than ever to enjoy wineries closer to home, thanks to the West Country Wine Trails brochure from Helpful Holidays. (more…)

A foodie spectacular hits London

A foodie spectacular hits London

Your mother probably told you not to play with your food, but this weekend ‘mother knows best’ is thrown out the window as the most inventive foodies come to London for the Experimental Food Society Spectacular. (more…)

The return of The Savoy Grill

The return of The Savoy Grill

It’s been one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, and finally The Savoy Grill opened its doors again in London yesterday.

Situated in The Savoy hotel, which reopened earlier this year, the restaurant dates back to 1889 and has been completely restored to its former Art Deco glory. (more…)

Tuck into London

Tuck into London

We start our London food round-up with a dream team of superstar chefs – Alain Ducasse and Wolfgang Puck – who will be combining their very special culinary skills for a unique Franco-American dining experience at The Dorchester later this month. (more…)

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