Dining and Drinks

Sloaney Dining reviews high quality and exclusive restaurants around the world. We dine at some of the most renowned establishments, whilst also working to discover equally impressive hidden destinations.

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Raise A Glass: An English toast with Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Gris

Raise A Glass: An English toast with Bolney Wine Estate Pinot Gris

If you have embraced the new trend for wines that are produced in England or want to start discovering more, then you will be interested to hear our thoughts about the Bolney Wine Estate, which has produced the beverage that we are sampling in this week’s Raise A Glass series. While the trend for English […]

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New for Autumn 2019: ‘Tea Time’ by Pierre Marcolini

New for Autumn 2019: ‘Tea Time’ by Pierre Marcolini

Chocolate is comforting at any time of the year but it seems particularly welcome as we venture forth into the autumn months. Expert chocolatier Pierre Marcolini is known for introducing exciting new collections throughout the year and has been at the top of his game for two decades. On this occasion, the ritual of teatime […]

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Raise A Glass: Toast the arrival of autumn with Highland gin Caorunn

Raise A Glass: Toast the arrival of autumn with Highland gin Caorunn

The Glorious Twelve is a sign that Autumn is on the horizon and Scotland is intrinsically linked to the start of the Grouse Shooting season. Now that we have reached September, Fall is in full swing and the nights are drawing in. Sloe gin and Port are common tipples during the latter winter months, especially […]

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Tables available at the M Young Chef of the Year Winner’s Dinner

Tables available at the M Young Chef of the Year Winner’s Dinner

Throughout July, M Victoria Street has opened the doors of its kitchen to 16 young chefs from up and down the country. Each have been battling it out to be crowned M Young Chef of the Year. The judging panel has included top chefs and food writers such as Adam Handling, James Knappett and Felicity […]

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Burberry launches Classic Afternoon Tea at its all-day café Thomas’s

Burberry launches Classic Afternoon Tea at its all-day café Thomas’s

Afternoon Tea Week is just around the corner and our recent feature previewed some of the best places in London to mark the occasion. We have an addition to the list thanks to Burberry. The luxury brand has launched its Classic Afternoon Tea at its all-day café Thomas’s, which is located within the flagship store at 121 Regent […]

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Celebrate the Glorious Twelfth in London with these delicious game dishes

Celebrate the Glorious Twelfth in London with these delicious game dishes

With just a week to go until game season officially begins, many restaurants in the capital are gearing up to celebrate the season. Here is a round up of some of the best places to mark the Glorious Twelfth in London this year… BŌKAN 37: Enjoy Wild Welsh pigeon, kohlrabi & black pudding roll, stuffed […]

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Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in style

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in style

Yes, that’s right, once a year there is a whole week dedicated to celebrating Afternoon Tea. This year it takes place from the 12th to the 18th of August. So, if you have been looking for an excuse to indulge your sweet tooth and sip champagne while nibbling various afternoon tea delights, now is the […]

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Champagne Pommery wins three gold medals in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

Champagne Pommery wins three gold medals in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

A favourite tipple among The Sloaney team, it seems that Champagne Pommery is one of the hottest champagnes around at the moment. The champagne house is celebrating winning three gold medals in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2019.  The prestigious awards have strict judging criteria and Champagne Pommery collected the honours for Louis […]

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Make the most of these fabulous terraces in London during the heatwave

Make the most of these fabulous terraces in London during the heatwave

As temperatures soar in the capital, al fresco drinks and dining is a must. Here are some of the best outdoor spaces to enjoy at the moment in London… St Ermin’s Château la Gordonne Rosé Terrace This hotel is celebrating the summer with Provence’s signature drink, rosé wine. It is available in various forms on The […]

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Tom Sellers to be joined at Story by the Sea by Michelin starred chefs, Michael O’Hare and Niall Keating

Tom Sellers to be joined at Story by the Sea by Michelin starred chefs, Michael O’Hare and Niall Keating

Tom Sellers of Michelin-starred Restaurant Story will be relocating his hotel from the 2nd August to 14th September and hosting a pop-up, named Story by the Sea, which will be located on the Cornish Coast. Tom will now be joined at Story by the Sea by Michelin starred chefs, Michael O’Hare and Niall Keating, for […]

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Tramp launches limited-edition Champagne to celebrate 50 years

Tramp launches limited-edition Champagne to celebrate 50 years

Tramp, the iconic members’ club in London, is marking its 50th anniversary by launching limited edition Tramp Champagnes. Rather than being exclusively reserved for the members of Tramp, the champagnes will be available to all. The Blanc de Blanc uses grapes from the Montagne de Reims region and has notes of peach, brioche, vanilla and gingerbread. It is a beautifully […]

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Picnic essentials for The Season

Picnic essentials for The Season

Now that the British Summer Social Season is in full swing, it is time to plan your perfect picnic for the likes of Royal Ascot, Henley and other prestigious events. Here are a few essential items for the occasion… We love the Fortnum’s Canvas Cool Bag (£75), which is a modern take on the traditional […]

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Enjoy a ‘Bed of Roses’ at The Langham during the Chelsea Flower Show

Enjoy a ‘Bed of Roses’ at The Langham during the Chelsea Flower Show

To mark this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, botanical drinks brand Fentimans has partnered with iconic London hotel, The Langham, to create the ‘Bed of Roses’ – a bespoke Rose Lemonade cocktail. Pink roses are synonymous with both The Langham and Fentimans, one is a celebrated flower in every foyer around the world, and the other […]

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Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea to reward London Marathon medallists with a big breakfast

Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea to reward London Marathon medallists with a big breakfast

If you are planning on running the London Marathon at the end of this month, Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea will be offering a special treat to all those who finish the race. The morning after your amazing achievement, you can head to the restaurant to enjoy a big breakfast as part of the recovery process. Chef […]

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Delicious new spring cocktails to try in London

Delicious new spring cocktails to try in London

If you love nothing more than trying a new cocktail, we have discovered three Spring treats that are on offer at some of London’s smartest bars… Toast the arrival of the longer days with Sun Sun Sun, which is available at the American Bar in The Savoy for £20. This cocktail mixes Bombay Gin, Lime, […]

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Riverine Rabbit presents an outstanding fine-dining experience in Cape Town

Riverine Rabbit presents an outstanding fine-dining experience in Cape Town

By Katie Ann Lamb Cape Town is the food hub of South Africa. It has some of the world’s best chefs and some amazing restaurants. One of the most recent additions to the scene is Ash Heeger’s Riverine Rabbit. Ash was Born in Mthatha and raised in Cape Town but her inspiration and experience are […]

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Raise A Glass: Champagne on Valentine’s Day

Raise A Glass: Champagne on Valentine’s Day

There’s only one drink for Valentine’s really. That said, if you’re not a champagne drinker, then we have plenty of ideas for alternative beverages to try. However, if you are fond of the famous French tipple (I mean, who isn’t?!), then you can’t go wrong with the Maison Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee Rose. We tasted […]

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Dine at home in style with Pasta Evangelists

Dine at home in style with Pasta Evangelists

At this time of year, it can be much nicer to snuggle down at home than venture out. However, you don’t have to compromise on the style of cuisine. If you want to enjoy a special meal in the comfort of your own surroundings, Pasta Evangelists are taking pre-orders now for delivery during 11th and […]

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Raise a Glass: Enjoy a romantic toast with the English sparkling wine, Black Chalk Wild Rose

Raise a Glass: Enjoy a romantic toast with the English sparkling wine, Black Chalk Wild Rose

With Valentine’s Day approaching, our Raise a Glass series is currently focused on pink drinks! If you are looking for something special to celebrate the most romantic day of the year and also want to support British wine production, we recommend trying the Black Chalk Wild Rose (£40). Black Chalk is focused on producing sparkling […]

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Galvin HOP celebrate National Pie Day with a special Oyster & Steak Pie

Galvin HOP celebrate National Pie Day with a special Oyster & Steak Pie

Galvin HOP, the modern bistrot in Spitalfields market near Liverpool Street, is celebrating National Pie Day on the 23rd of January by offering a delicious Oyster & Steak Pie. In addition to the delicious pie, guests can also enjoy their food with a half pint of Pilsner Urquell for £18.50. Book and find out more […]

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Angler restaurant launch Dry January pairing menu in collaboration with Seedlip

Angler restaurant launch Dry January pairing menu in collaboration with Seedlip

Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, Angler, is to launch a non-alcoholic pairing menu for Dry January 2019. Tapping into the growing acceptance that soft drinks need to be as interesting and complex as the alcoholic offering, with an estimated five million taking part in Dry January last year, Executive Chef Gary Foulkes has worked with non-alcoholic spirits […]

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Raise A Glass: Toast the festive season with Bulldog Gin cocktails

Raise A Glass: Toast the festive season with Bulldog Gin cocktails

Cocktails are one of the best ways to toast the festive season. If you’re a gin drinker, you can take some inspiration from Bulldog London Dry Gin and enjoy one of their Christmas-themed tipples. This multi-award winning gin has an exotic blend of 12 botanicals from 8 different countries. It is smooth and delicate, which […]

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Champagne flutes that will make a statement this Christmas

Champagne flutes that will make a statement this Christmas

Christmas is coming and there will be plenty of opportunities to open a bottle of champagne over the festive season. If you want to serve your bubbles in a statement flute, take a look at these beauties… Versace Medusa D’Or Champagne Flutes (2); £432 Zieher Vaganza Platin, Crystal; £90 Versace Arabesque Amber, Glass; £166 Rosenthal […]

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Raise A Glass: Toast a special occasion with Champagne Lanson Black Label

Raise A Glass: Toast a special occasion with Champagne Lanson Black Label

Whether you’re hosting a party for Halloween or Bonfire Night, stocking up for Christmas or simply want to make a memorable toast, champagne is the perfect tipple for marking a special occasion. For our latest insallment of our Raise A Glass series, we sampled Champagne Lanson Black Label. Champagne Lanson Black Label is one of the […]

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Tom’s Kitchen and Purdey join forces for a Game Masterclass and Dinner

Tom’s Kitchen and Purdey join forces for a Game Masterclass and Dinner

This autumn, Tom’s Kitchen is launching an exciting collaboration with Purdey, kicking off with an exclusive game butchery masterclass and dinner at Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf. From 7pm on Wednesday 3 October, Executive Chef Richard O’Connell will be teaching guests all about game, demonstrating how to prepare the wonderful wild mallard, grouse, partridge and venison supplied […]

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Raise A Glass: Keep the summer momentum going with Jawbox Gin

Raise A Glass: Keep the summer momentum going with Jawbox Gin

Autumn may have arrived but for those who are not ready to leave summer behind yet, our latest installment of our Raise a Glass series brings you a tipple that will remind you of the glorious heatwave. Jawbox have two flavoured gins available that will spice up the winter months. The Pineapple & Ginger option combines […]

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Autumn highlights from The Ivy Collection

Autumn highlights from The Ivy Collection

A birthday celebration in Bath with Jo Malone, special entertainment in Soho and a new opening in Leeds are among the autumn happenings at The Ivy Collection… Soho nights The Ivy Soho Brasserie is collaborating with Absolut Elyx to celebrate Soho’s history of entertainment. The restaurant will be hosting a series of fun-filled entertainment and […]

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Best Boozy Brunches in London

Best Boozy Brunches in London

If you’re looking to enjoy a bottomless brunch in the capital, here are some of the best ones around at the moment… The Exmouth Market neighbourhood bar, Coin Laundry, just relaunched this summer with a new menu celebrating British producers and lets seasonal ingredients sing. Grab a table in the sun-drenched and plant strewn bar and […]

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Raise A Glass: Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino

Raise A Glass: Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino

Martini has been creating Vermouth in the Piedmont region since 1863. The Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino is a wonderful combination of artemisias and the rich warmth of red sandalwood. The complex herbal vermouth is ideal for a Negroni but it can also be served chilled with just ice and some tonic water. If you want to […]

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The Ginger Pig BBQ box is a summer essential

The Ginger Pig BBQ box is a summer essential

Whether you plan to enjoy a staycation this summer and make the most of the UK heatwave or want to host a party with friends in the sunshine, we have found the perfect treat. The Ginger Pig BBQ Box is an exceptional collection of the finest British meat and ideal for alfresco dining. The Ginger […]

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Raise A Glass: It’s Gin and Tonic season

Raise A Glass: It’s Gin and Tonic season

This week our Raise A Glass series has some yummy Bombay Sapphire cocktail recipes… Gin and Tonic is one of the most popular drinks of the British summer. In fact, we would go as far as to say that no summer is complete without a G&T toast! Among our favourite gins – and let’s face it […]

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Raise A Glass: Grey Goose cocktails to keep you cool

Raise A Glass: Grey Goose cocktails to keep you cool

Our Raise A Glass Series previews top tipples, new releases and creative cocktail recipes. With the current heatwave in the UK rivaling summers in the South of France, it seems apt that Grey Goose has launched its new limited summer bottle in collaboration with French artist Quentin Monge. The new bottle will transport your senses […]

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Where to drink gin on World Gin Day in London

Where to drink gin on World Gin Day in London

This Saturday is World Gin Day (9th June) and to celebrate the juniper-liquor in all its forms, gin bars across London are hosting gin tastings and have concocted special gin-infused menus. Here is a selection of bars in which to enjoy a gin cocktail this weekend… — Knight’s Bar at Simpson’s in the Strand Tucked away upstairs at […]

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Celebrate RHS Chelsea with the Acqua di Parma Afternoon Tea at Baglioni Hotel London

Celebrate RHS Chelsea with the Acqua di Parma Afternoon Tea at Baglioni Hotel London

There has been much excitement around Kensington Palace during recent weeks as a result of the Royal Wedding. The atmosphere is far from fading in our capital city thanks to the arrival of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is one of the top events of Sloaney Season. Situated in close proximity to Kensington Palace […]

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Michel Roux Jr. hosts Château Branaire-Ducru wine dinner at Roux at Parliament Square

Michel Roux Jr. hosts Château Branaire-Ducru wine dinner at Roux at Parliament Square

On 13 June, Michel Roux Jr. will host an exclusive wine dinner at Roux at Parliament Square. He will be joined by winemaker Jean-Dominique Videau from the renowned Château Branaire-Ducru in Bordeaux, whilst Head Chef Steve Groves will prepare an exquisite five-course menu with each dish perfectly matched to one of the Château Branaire-Ducru wines. […]

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M Victoria: Discover London’s best steak restaurant

M Victoria: Discover London’s best steak restaurant

Hidden beneath the busy streets of Victoria is one of the best restaurants on the London dining scene. The award-winning M Restaurant features highly on the hit list of top foodie destinations to visit in the capital city. Whether you are looking to enjoy a romantic dinner with your partner, or fancy a fun-filled evening […]

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Raise A Glass: Far Reaches gin is bursting with botanicals

Raise A Glass: Far Reaches gin is bursting with botanicals

As we know from our recent guide to BBQ season, summer is just around the corner and it is time to make the most of alfresco dining and seasonal tipples. Gin and tonic has to be one of the most celebrated drinks in Britain and gin has seen a surge in popularity during recent years. […]

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Easter weekend treats at the Galvin Restaurants in London

Easter weekend treats at the Galvin Restaurants in London

The Galvin brothers are inviting families for an Easter weekend spectacular in their London venues, with indulgent menus and seasonal activities for children taking place all weekend. In Spitalfields both Galvin HOP and Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle are holding Easter Egg hunts on Easter Sunday and egg decorating on Easter Monday. Parents are also being […]

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Dine Scandinavian style and enjoy superb food at The Harcourt Bar & Restaurant

Dine Scandinavian style and enjoy superb food at The Harcourt Bar & Restaurant

BY WILLIAM INGS Tucked away down a quiet street in Marylebone Village is the fashionable Harcourt. A smart well styled bar-come-restaurant-come-cocktail bar, in the heart of ‘Little Sweden’. With Scandinavian tones, funky artwork, plush decor and well-appointed private dining rooms on the first floor; The Harcourt is a bit of a hidden gem. An extensive […]

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Burns Night celebrations in London

Burns Night celebrations in London

Just as you thought it wasn’t possible to attend any more parties, Burns Night comes around the corner! On Thursday 25th January 2018, Scots (and all those with a pension for whisky, bagpipes and poetry) will raise a toast to the famous bard, Rabbie Burns. The Devonshire Club, in the heart of the City, will […]

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