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: 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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Dry January doesn’t have to mean a dry social life

Dry January doesn’t have to mean a dry social life

Just because you have overindulged during the festive period, it doesn’t mean that your social life needs to die a death for the month of January. Dining in may take priority over eating out. Why not? Especially when there are so many delicious meals to be cooked at home. Entertaining within your own four walls […]

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Healthy dining destinations for January

Healthy dining destinations for January

When the festive season comes to an end, there is no need to hibernate. London has plenty of fantastic places to enjoy during the New Year, which offer healthy options for dining out. From alcohol-free restaurants to plant-based menus, there are plenty of detox destinations to explore… LIMA Fitzrovia The menu at Michelin-starred restaurant LIMA […]

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How to make your own mince pies

How to make your own mince pies

Mince pie season is here! We love these delicious festive treats and no home or party would be the same without them at this time of year. Homemade mince pies are always better than bought ones. If you want to make your own mince pies, we have a fabulous recipe from celebrity chef Tom Aikens. The […]

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The best winter terraces in London for Christmas drinks

The best winter terraces in London for Christmas drinks

If you are planning a few festive drinks in London, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy the Christmas spirit. We have a selection of great winter terraces in London for you to check out… ‘Let it Snow’ at Sanderson’s Long Bar Christmas isn’t Christmas unless it snows, and this winter the iconic […]

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Black Friday at M Restaurants will see a discount on Wagyu beef

Black Friday at M Restaurants will see a discount on Wagyu beef

This Black Friday, or rather Blackmore Wagyu Friday, M Restaurants are offering guests the chance to indulge the highest grade of beef available in the UK, at a 30% discount. M Restaurants, along with Heston Blumenthal, are the only certified venues in the UK to serve award winning Australian Blackmore 9++ grade Wagyu beef. However, […]

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Harrods unveils The Roastery and Bake Hall

Harrods unveils The Roastery and Bake Hall

NEWS London department store Harrods has opened the doors to its new Roastery and Bake Hall, marking the largest redevelopment of its historic Food Halls in more than 30 years. Housing a from-scratch Bakery and coffee Roastery, Tea Tailor, Gourmet Grocery and new destination Coffee Bar, The Roastery and Bake Hall is the first phase […]

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The Botanist Sloane Square has a dazzling makeover

The Botanist Sloane Square has a dazzling makeover

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN Ahead of it’s 10th anniversary next year, The Botanist on Sloane Square has just received a 10 week makeover. I can confidently say that it is back with a bang and it is the place in Chelsea to be seen. Whether you are doing a spot of Christmas Shopping in Duke […]

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Truffle Season at Galvin at Windows

Truffle Season at Galvin at Windows

Truffle season has arrived and Galvin at Windows is celebrating this seasonal delicacy. For the month of November head chef Joo Won will be infusing dishes with truffle richness. Each day will bring a new dish, which means that each visit to this spectacular dining venue will be different. Truffles will be sliced freshly at your […]

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Afternoon Tea by the river at Thai Square Putney Bridge

Afternoon Tea by the river at Thai Square Putney Bridge

By Katie Ann Wiseman Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition and pretty special. It is a sophisticated way to catch up with family and friends. Despite its English origins,  Thai Square Putney Bridge have recently launched their own take on afternoon tea with a wonderful Thai twist. Created by their talented executive chef, Oula, […]

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Le Cordon Bleu plans exclusive dinner with 28°-50°

Le Cordon Bleu plans exclusive dinner with 28°-50°

Le Cordon Bleu, the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, is excited to announce its collaboration with the highly acclaimed 28°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen, to offer the ultimate dining experience, in the context of an exclusive alumni pop-up dinner! On 19th October 2017, Le Cordon Bleu London are inviting four […]

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The Ginger Pig and Pasta Evangelists to team up next week

The Ginger Pig and Pasta Evangelists to team up next week

The Ginger Pig are doing a one-week collaboration with Pasta Evangelists, which starts next week. Pasta Evangelists deliver amazing fresh, restaurant quality, ready-to-cook meals around London. It is a fantastic new company, which has the backing of names such as Giles Coren, William Sitwell and Prue Leith and they will be joining forces with The […]

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Autumn Tipple: The Glen Moray Elgin Heritage Collection

Autumn Tipple: The Glen Moray Elgin Heritage Collection

While some people may enjoy the taste of whisky at any time of the year, the autumn months always seem a particularly good time to enjoy this tipple. With cold evenings on the horizon, we will soon be snuggling up by a roaring fire as the nights draw in. This is an ideal time to […]

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Breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen

Breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Personally, I am more of a brunch type of girl and love a savoury start to my day but I was recently invited to experience the brand new breakfast menu available from Tom’s Kitchen at the Chelsea and Canary Wharf sites. I was very […]

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The Sushi Shop opens new London stores

The Sushi Shop opens new London stores

It is good news for those who love Japanese food! This autumn, leading European sushi group Sushi Shop will expand its UK presence with the opening of two new London sites in 2017. With existing shops in Marylebone, South Kensington and Notting Hill, the new locations will be the first outside central London for the […]

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The Glorious 12th: Grouse and game at London’s top restaurants

The Glorious 12th: Grouse and game at London’s top restaurants

With the Glorious 12th only a couple of days away, we have a round up of some of the best restaurants in London where you can enjoy grouse and game…   Game at The Game Bird www.thestaffordlondon.com/the-game-bird The Game Bird (pictured) launched at The Stafford London in March 2017, under the helm of Executive Chef […]

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Summer bubbles: Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Non-Vintage

Summer bubbles: Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Non-Vintage

August is here and it is time to enjoy the final stretch of summer. Even on the rainy days at this time of year we still have the light on our side and evening BBQs are a great way to enjoy al-fresco dining. We will definitely miss the chance to grill fish or cook steak […]

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Energetic Champagne by Bruno Paillard for Sloaney Season

Energetic Champagne by Bruno Paillard for Sloaney Season

With Sloaney Season in full swing, there is no better time to try a new champagne. Whether you are picnicking at the racing or relaxing at home watching Wimbledon and want to sip something special while enjoying the tennis, a glass of bubbles is the perfect tipple at this time of year. Reims-based Maison Bruno […]

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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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