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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Asian restaurant Mei Ume now open at Four Seasons Hotel London

Asian restaurant Mei Ume now open at Four Seasons Hotel London

Following the successful launch of Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square earlier this year, the hotel has since opened the doors to Mei Ume, a Japanese and Chinese restaurant designed to complement and diversify the hotel’s existing food and beverage offering. Demonstrating the part both cuisines play in the concept of the restaurant, […]

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Flashes of culinary brilliance at Hawkers Bar and Brasserie, Kingston

Flashes of culinary brilliance at Hawkers Bar and Brasserie, Kingston

By William Ings It’s hard to find a certain uniqueness among the restaurants in central Kingston. The best generally on offer are the likes of Browns or Cote, most of which are pitched along the riverfront and serve their usual fare. However, a three minute walk from the waterfront, towards the north side of the […]

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Gaggenau London launches new espresso machines with a coffee masterclass

Gaggenau London launches new espresso machines with a coffee masterclass

By Gosia Brzezinska Whilst the UK is known worldwide for being a nation of tea drinkers, the habits and culture have changed. There is nothing like having a freshly ground americano while checking news in the morning, a midday cappuccino and an after lunch espresso. Whether socially or as a part of almost sacred daily […]

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The Hyde is an impressive and sophisticated new bar in Paddington

The Hyde is an impressive and sophisticated new bar in Paddington

We love revealing new hidden secrets and we recently came across a fabulous bar in the Paddington area. The Hyde opened its doors only a couple of months ago and this sophisticated bar is located at the Royal Park Hotel on Westbourne Terrace, which is a stone’s throw from Hyde Park. The Hyde has an […]

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Dublin Special: House Dublin is a sophisticated venue that caters for all occasions

Dublin Special: House Dublin is a sophisticated venue that caters for all occasions

The final installment of our Dublin Special focuses on the fabulous House Dublin, which is a fantastic venue in the centre of town. House Dublin occupies two Georgian Townhouses on Leeson Street, which is just a short walk from St Stephen’s Green and in an upmarket area of the city. House Dublin is one of […]

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Dublin Special: Fun and frolics at the Leopardstown Inn

Dublin Special: Fun and frolics at the Leopardstown Inn

Discover a cocktail bar that is off the beaten track and boasts striking decor with a great atmosphere...

During our visit to the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, eagle-eyed readers will have seen that we discovered a fantastic bar that is just a stone’s throw away from the famous racecourse. The Leopardstown Inn, which is known to locals and regulars as The Lep is a hidden gem that is tucked away in one […]

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Dublin Special: Sophisticated dining at Residence

Dublin Special: Sophisticated dining at Residence

This week our Dublin Special will be revealing some of the most luxurious places in the Irish capital. During our visit we enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Intercontinental Dublin, which is renowned for providing guests with a fabulous experience. This hotel is situated a short taxi ride from central Dublin and when we ventured […]

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Discover Tang – the authentic noodle hideaway in London

Discover Tang – the authentic noodle hideaway in London

Nestled in a discreet location just off Tottenham Court Road is a hidden secret, Tang. You could easily pass this excellent Fitzrovia noodle bar without realising. This is part of the charm about this South Asian hangout. Tang’s subtle wooden door welcomes you into the noodle bar, which has authentic Asian décor and boasts a […]

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Beat Dry January with Seedlip’s Terrace at Harvey Nichols

Beat Dry January with Seedlip’s Terrace at Harvey Nichols

By BAILEIGH WALSH Look no further if you’re in need of some help to get you through dry January. Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic (yes that’s right, non-alcoholic) spirits brand has taken over the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace and are bringing something new to shake up the drinks market. Drawing inspiration from his […]

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PIPER-HEIDSIECK launch their first ever prestige cuveé rosé champagne

PIPER-HEIDSIECK launch their first ever prestige cuveé rosé champagne

By KATIE ANN LAMB Ladies love a bit of sparkle at Christmas time and I recently attended a fabulous private tasting at the Sanctum Soho Hotel to try the full range of PIPER-HEIDSIECK champagne. There were plenty of expert tips shared just in time for the party season and I have to pass some of […]

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Delicious Christmas dinner treats by Ginger Pig

Delicious Christmas dinner treats by Ginger Pig

For many people food is one of the most important parts of the festive season. Hot ham, roast turkey, mince pies, chocolate log and Christmas pudding with brandy butter are among the treats that we all look forward to enjoying during the holiday period. If you want to have the best quality food for the […]

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The Dalloway Terrace is an enchanting winter wonderland

The Dalloway Terrace is an enchanting winter wonderland

London is always so magical during the festive season and we have discovered a beautiful winter wonderland, which you simply must visit in the run up to Christmas. The Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury has been transformed into an enchanting destination for the colder months ahead. The snow covered terrace features frosted branches and a […]

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American inspired bistro, Avenue, brings a sense of Manhatten to Mayfair

American inspired bistro, Avenue, brings a sense of Manhatten to Mayfair

Avenue restaurant in St James’s brings a sense of New York style to the streets of London. It sits just on the edge of Mayfair and intends to create a Manhattan vibe in Mayfair. It does this with great success and the smart, contemporary décor, along with the open plan layout, feels inspired by the fashionable New […]

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It’s truffle season! Introducing the new Maille Truffle and Cep Mustard

It’s truffle season! Introducing the new Maille Truffle and Cep Mustard

We love truffles here at The Sloaney and autumn marks the start of the truffle season. There are tasting menus available around London if you enjoy tasting this delicacy and for those who are adventurous, a truffle hunting expedition in Europe is highly recommended. However, if you want a touch of truffle closer to home, […]

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Hunter 486 unveil an extensive wine by the glass menu

Hunter 486 unveil an extensive wine by the glass menu

The Arch London is known to have a fabulous restaurant that is only steps away from Selfridges. However, Hunter 486 is not only a stylish place to dine but it is also the perfect place to enjoy after work drinks or a weekend tipple following a long day of shopping. The chic setting now boasts […]

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Michelin Star Pumpkin Tips with Steve Smith

Michelin Star Pumpkin Tips with Steve Smith

Autumn has arrived and we are welcoming the change of season here The Sloaney HQ. As the leaves start to turn different shades of orange and the nights draw in, we are organising our wardrobes so we can access layers and scarves easily. Autumn is a lovely time of year and there is much excitement ahead […]

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Dram & Smoke at the Edinburgh Festival

Dram & Smoke at the Edinburgh Festival

Following numerous sold out London projects, Dram & Smoke is heading north of the border for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe; taking over a former Biscuit Factory for all of August. Dishes that champion the best of Scottish produce are served up family-style from an open kitchen alongside well-sourced wine, Scottish beer, Naked Grouse whisky cocktails and a solid playlist. […]

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Señor Ceviche: A vibrant Peruvian summer dining hotspot

Señor Ceviche: A vibrant Peruvian summer dining hotspot

Kingly Court has endured a bit of a makeover. We remember the days when vintage clothing shops and cake stalls occupied this pretty square just off Carnaby Street. However, it seems that those quaint times are long gone and this fashionable area is now home to a selection of vibrant bars and restaurants. One of […]

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Celebrate Daiquiri Day at The Rib Room Bar

Celebrate Daiquiri Day at The Rib Room Bar

If you enjoy cocktails in the summer, you will be pleased to know that tomorrow is Daiquiri Day. On Tuesday the 19th of July you can celebrate this particular drink in style at The Rib Room Bar in Knightsbridge. This fashionable bar is located just around the corner from Harrods and it attracts sophisticated guests thanks […]

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The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival took place last weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Weymouth Harbour. This is one of the regional events that features in our guide to the British Summer Social Season and it continues to grow in strength each year. The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festivals gives guests the chance to try a […]

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Watch Wimbledon with a view

Watch Wimbledon with a view

If you don’t have tickets for Wimbledon this year and you don’t fancy braving one of the outdoor screens to watch the championships, we have found a good spot for you to enjoy the action. The Club Room on the ninth floor of Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London is offering guests the opportunity to watch […]

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Afternoon Tea at The Ivy Café Marylebone

Afternoon Tea at The Ivy Café Marylebone

Located on the peaceful Marylebone Lane, The Ivy Café Marylebone provides a relaxing oasis in the middle of lively London. As you sit in a pool of sunshine outside this fashionable dining destination, it feels as though you are a million miles away from busy Oxford Street. This is partly helped by the beautiful floral […]

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A chic champagne: Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois

A chic champagne: Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois

If you are still thinking about what to buy for Father’s Day this year or simply fancy adding another style of champagne to your fridge for the summer months, we recommend considering Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois Non-Vintage. The presentation of this champagne oozes luxury and sophistication thanks to the striking bottle design, which makes it […]

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MUMM No.1 Victory Champagne: A Limited Edition Jeroboam

MUMM No.1 Victory Champagne: A Limited Edition Jeroboam

Father’s Day is approaching. It occurs on Saturday the 19th of June for those who need reminding! If you want to spoil your dad then we recommend considering the new limited edition MUMM No.1 Victory Champagne as an ideal gift. MUMM is a Champagne House that has been handed down from father to son for […]

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RHS Chelsea: BLOOM Gin Pop Up in Sloane Square in London

RHS Chelsea: BLOOM Gin Pop Up in Sloane Square in London

A BLOOM Gin Pop Up Bar has arrived in Sloane Square for the duration of the Chelsea Flower Show. The Botanist Bar and Restaurant on Sloane Square has teamed up with the floral gin brand to create two botanical cocktails which will be served at the bar from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th of May.  The Botanist and BLOOM Gin’s al fresco pop-up will be […]

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Rosé at the races: Château La Gordonne arrives at Goodwood

Rosé at the races: Château La Gordonne arrives at Goodwood

Goodwood has welcomed a new rosé bar for racing fixtures. This weekend Château La Gordonne was served at the May Festival and it will be available throughout the racing season at Goodwood this summer. The rosé bar overlooks the parade ring and the Richmond Enclosure. It is a stylish places to relax at the racecourse and […]

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Pierre Koffmann’s protege Ben Murphy opens The Woodford

Pierre Koffmann’s protege Ben Murphy opens The Woodford

By ANTHONY NEWTON Former Young National Chef of the Year, Ben Murphy, 25, has launched his first restaurant, The Woodford, in South Woodford, this month. Backed by established Essex-based restaurateur Steve Andrews, the 120 cover restaurant in north east London will span two floors, with a dedicated Champagne & seafood bar on the first floor. […]

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Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea: Enjoy comfort food classics cooked to perfection

Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea: Enjoy comfort food classics cooked to perfection

Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea has been open for 10 years and during this period it has developed a reputation for being one of the best brasseries in London. It was launched by the Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens and presents diners with a menu that is packed full of traditional favourites. The Sloaney visited on a […]

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Mocktail month favourites for Dry January

Mocktail month favourites for Dry January

Time to start that ‘New Year, New Me’ detox? Well put down that Mojito and go teetotal with a delicious a Mocktail or two in London during Dry January. Bubble Pearl Drinks, Royal China   Pop your bubble-cherry at one of the authentic Royal China restaurants with an exotic Bubble Pearl beverage (£5.80) made with fresh […]

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Le Pont de la Tour opens a Winter Garden

Le Pont de la Tour opens a Winter Garden

The newly relaunched ‘Le Pont de la Tour’ has just unveiled a magical Winter Garden, which will be open until the end of February. The Winter Garden is situated on the riverside terrace overlooking Tower Bridge. The festive decorations include twinkling lights and luxurious fur blankets for guests to snuggle up in. As a nod […]

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Christmas Tipple: Terrazas Malbec 2012 and Numanthia 2010

Christmas Tipple: Terrazas Malbec 2012 and Numanthia 2010

Everyone loves to enjoy a glass of champagne on Christmas Day and to begin the proceedings with some fizz. We have recently been previewing some of our favourite vintages in our Christmas Tipple series but champagne is not everyone’s preferred choice. For many people, just one glass of bubbles will do before they venture onto […]

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A festive feast at The Imperial

A festive feast at The Imperial

By Katie Ann Lamb December is finally arriving tomorrow and we can enjoy all that comes with it. From festive decorations to mince pies and turkey. To get into the spirit of Christmas I went to sample the Festive Feast that is a new offering at The Imperial on New Kings Road. This gorgeous Gastro […]

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Christmas Tipple: The stunning Perrier-Jouët Gift Box

Christmas Tipple: The stunning Perrier-Jouët Gift Box

When it comes to gift boxes, there are few champagne brands that can rival the stunning presentation of Perrier-Jouët. They use pretty floral and butterfly sketches to playfully decorate the bottles and therefore create a striking gift, which is perfect for a special occasion. This year Perrier Jouet has released two special bottles for Christmas […]

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The Chelsea Membership at The Sloane Club

The Chelsea Membership at The Sloane Club

By LAURA TOOGOOD I have walked passed The Sloane Club on Lower Sloane Street many times and it has always made me smile. As the founder of The Sloaney, I feel as though it should be a second home! I recently had the opportunity to venture inside this historical private member’s club, which originally began […]

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Rémy Martin launches its private members’ club, La Maison Rémy Martin

Rémy Martin launches its private members’ club, La Maison Rémy Martin

By ROSEMIN ANDERSON This week saw the launch of invite-only members’ club La Maison Rémy Martin at 19 Greek Street. The opening party hosted the likes of brand ambassador and actor Jeremy Renner, as well as British actress Gemma Chan and Instagrammer Nathan Rollinson. For four weeks starting today, La Maison will serve its smooth Cognac […]

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The best of Tuscan dining at the Ristorante Frescobaldi Winemaker’s Dinner

The best of Tuscan dining at the Ristorante Frescobaldi Winemaker’s Dinner

Located on a discreet street in Mayfair is an Italian dining delight that serves world-renowned wine and delicious food. Ristorante Frescobaldi is the first restaurant on British soil for the famed Tuscan wine dynasty. Wine connoisseurs will likely be familiar with this family of producers as they have been making wine for over 700 years, spanning […]

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Christmas afternoon tea launches at Harrods

Christmas afternoon tea launches at Harrods

In anticipation of the festive season, Harrods has announced the launch of a Christmas afternoon tea at their flagship restaurant, The Georgian. The Christmas-inspired tea will be available from the 6th of November and can be booked in advance from now. Menu highlights include finger sandwiches such as Roast Dee Valley turkey, rocket leaves and spiced […]

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The Rajpoot Bath: Bath’s best Indian restaurant

The Rajpoot Bath: Bath’s best Indian restaurant

We have visited the beautiful city of Bath a couple of times before, staying at the luxurious Bath Spa Hotel and also frequenting the Christmas Market. While many choose to go to Bath to admire the stunning architecture, learn about its history, or indulge in a romantic weekend away, we have discovered another draw to […]

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Tom Kerridge is next ‘Chef of the Season’ at Harrods

Tom Kerridge is next ‘Chef of the Season’ at Harrods

Tom Kerridge will be joining Harrods as the next guest chef for their ongoing foodie campaign Chef of the Season. Tom has created a winter range of dishes-to-go for the Food Halls which will launch on 1st October, followed by a Christmas range launching on 12th November through until the end of the year. In a first […]

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Michelin starred cuisine to be served on Burgess superyachts

Michelin starred cuisine to be served on Burgess superyachts

To mark their 40th anniversary, superyacht powerhouse Burgess has announced an exciting collaboration with Michelin-starred chef agency, Kirsty Stanley-Hughes. The new venture enables superyacht clients to gain direct access to some of the world’s most celebrated Michelin-starred chefs. In addition to Michelin starred cuisine served privately on board the Burgess fleet of superyachts, the chef is also able […]

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