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: Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV

Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV

With the festive season on the horizon, it is time to think ahead in terms of gift buying and also planning the celebrations at home. Whether you want to treat someone to a special bottle of bubbles or simply want a standout bottle that will take centre stage on your dining table on Christmas Day, […]

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Patricia Bech: Cocktail recipes for the festive season ahead

Patricia Bech: Cocktail recipes for the festive season ahead

Patricia Bech rounds up some cocktail recipes that you can try at home during the festive season… Although COVID-19 is causing us countless problems, Christmas is on the horizon and festive cocktails are a popular option at this time of year. If you need some inspiration for making a cocktail at home, here are a […]

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Raise A Glass: It’s time to extend the traditional rosé season with Lychgate Rosé 2018 from Bolney Wine Estate

Raise A Glass: It’s time to extend the traditional rosé season with Lychgate Rosé 2018 from Bolney Wine Estate

While rosé has traditionally been associated with the summer months, it is becoming an increasingly popular tipple throughout the year. Trends are shifting and rosé is now being served with canapes or taking prime position on the dinner table during the other seasons, especially if fish or chicken dishes are being served. Rosé is particularly […]

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Shop Cuvee: Online bottle shop comes to life in time for curfew

Shop Cuvee: Online bottle shop comes to life in time for curfew

Brodie Meah and Max Venning’s lockdown project, Shop Cuvée, has opened the doors just in time for the curfew. Around the corner from restaurant mothership, Top Cuvée, the launch follows staggering Covid success and national expansion. The online shop began as a way to provide an income for the restaurant forced to close its doors back in March. Shop Cuvée […]

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Cheese of the month

Cheese of the month

No dinner party is complete without a cheese course. To be honest, here at The Sloaney, we love to enjoy cheese at our HQ simply as a lunchtime snack too! So, when news about the latest ‘Cheese of the month’ from Paxton & Whitfield arrived in our inbox, it caused great excitement! Danielle Bliss, Paxton […]

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Raise A Glass: The Gold Award-Winning English Sparkling Rose Wine by Bolney Wine Estate

Raise A Glass: The Gold Award-Winning English Sparkling Rose Wine by Bolney Wine Estate

For those of you looking to expand your English wine collection, the Cuvée Rosé 2018 by Bolney Wine Estates is a great addition to your wine fridge ahead of the festive season. If you want to experience something that has been made in Britain and is perhaps a little less traditional than a champagne toast […]

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Book a globally renowned bartender to mix your drinks at home

Book a globally renowned bartender to mix your drinks at home

As COVID-19 restrictions start to relax, it has become clear that not everyone feels comfortable venturing out into pubs, bars and restaurants just yet. If you want to organise a social soiree in the comfort of your own garden, with a special twist, the newly launched Global Bartending is at hand. Global Bartending is the […]

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Three London venues planning to reopen on July 4th

Three London venues planning to reopen on July 4th

Many bars, hotels and restaurants are planning to reopen in the coming weeks. Here is some news about three venues that will welcome back visitors from July 4th 2020… Skylight Rooftop, Wapping Skylight Rooftop, known for its panoramic and uninterrupted views across London’s skyline, will be opening its doors for its belated and long-awaited summer […]

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French Restaurants Are Opening Again: Here’s What You Need To Know

French Restaurants Are Opening Again: Here’s What You Need To Know

Featured Article Visitors to France and Monaco who love dining out will be delighted to know that a selection of cafes and restaurants are opening again as of June 2nd. These eateries will be adhering to a strict health protocol to ensure they are safe to visit – let’s look at the new rules for […]

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D&D London announces many of their restaurants will reopen in Britain on the 4th of July

D&D London announces many of their restaurants will reopen in Britain on the 4th of July

D&D London has announced today that 17 restaurant venues will reopen on the 4 July, pending the lifting of government restrictions.  These restaurants, located in London, Manchester and Leeds, form the first phase of reopening of the full D&D London portfolio. The other of its UK restaurants, as well as D&D’s restaurants in New York and Paris, will reopen through […]

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Petersham Nurseries Launches Grocery Delivery Service for Locals

Petersham Nurseries Launches Grocery Delivery Service for Locals

West London favourite, Petersham Nurseries, has launched a new online grocery initiative, offering local residents a collection or home delivery service of their top quality food and drink products. Customers are now able to order premium organic meat and deliciously fresh fruit and vegetables from the family farm, Haye Farm in Devon. There is also a […]

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Sketch Lecture Room Review

Sketch Lecture Room Review

A restaurant with not just one, but three Michelin stars is rare. We are lucky enough to have a newly awarded one in London. As part of our review of offers at some of the capital’s top dining destinations, this week we are focusing on the Lecture Room at Sketch London. It has been billed […]

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Bars to visit in London during Dry January

Bars to visit in London during Dry January

Christmas may have whizzed past and New Year’s Eve is probably a distant memory for many already. Just because Dry January has arrived, it doesn’t mean you have to hibernate. Whether or not you follow the detox diet this month, there are plenty of great bars to enjoy in London. January is often quieter than […]

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New menu by two-Michelin starred chef Édouard Loubet at Le M de Megève

New menu by two-Michelin starred chef Édouard Loubet at Le M de Megève

This winter, 5-star hotel Le M de Megève is teaming up with two-Michelin starred Chef, Édouard Loubet, who has composed the food menus for Le M’s restaurant and bar. The menus will be available from December 18th onwards, when the hotel re-opens its doors for the ski season. The hotel’s new Executive Chef – who […]

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Bluebird Chelsea’s courtyard has received a Swan Lake inspired makeover this Christmas

Bluebird Chelsea’s courtyard has received a Swan Lake inspired makeover this Christmas

Bluebird Chelsea is bringing the magic of Swan Lake to its buzzing courtyard this winter with a festive makeover in partnership with CÎROC.  The Chelsea courtyard has been transformed into a Swan Lake inspired winter wonderland complete with glistening icicles, strings of fairy lights and cosy wooden chalets alongside a bespoke winter menu and warming […]

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Gaucho Charlotte Street to open its doors and showcase a brand new look

Gaucho Charlotte Street to open its doors and showcase a brand new look

Gaucho is introducing a new vibe. The first big reveal for the direction of the popular restaurant brand comes when the doors open to Gaucho Charlotte Street next week. The original site on Charlotte Street will open on the 9th of December and it will include a host of new features, innovative approaches and design […]

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Counting down the days until Christmas with Keepr’s

Counting down the days until Christmas with Keepr’s

The Keepr’s Christmas countdown has started this week. Keepr’s are showcasing a different spirit each day on its Instagram account @BritishHoneyCo. What’s more you can order your bottle of Keepr’s via the website at 10% off with guaranteed Christmas delivery. The multi award-winning brand infuses its gins, vodkas and rums with carefully selected botanicals and […]

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The best Christmas Afternoon Tea menus

The best Christmas Afternoon Tea menus

Afternoon Tea is a treat at any time of year, but it is particularly fun during the festive season. Here are some of the best Christmas Afternoon Tea menus that are available to enjoy over the coming weeks… The Goring’s Festive Rosé Bollinger Afternoon Tea This Christmas, The Goring in Belgravia are offering a spectacular […]

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Exciting restaurant launches coming up in January 2020

Exciting restaurant launches coming up in January 2020

We have news of two exciting restaurants that will be opening in January. The highly anticipated opening of Tom Aikens’ news fine-dining concept, Muse is one that is on the horizon. Housed in a renovated mews property in Belgravia at 38 Groom Place, the cosy 25-cover restaurant will provide a unique and intimate dining journey, […]

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Christmas Day dining suggestions in London

Christmas Day dining suggestions in London

If you fancy eating out on Christmas Day, here are some ideas of places to dine in London. Keep an eye on this list as we will be adding new menus over the coming weeks… Glass Room  For a Christmas dinner with a difference, hop onboard for a three-hour sail along the River Thames and unparalleled views […]

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Raise A Glass: Keepr’s Gin and Tonic Hampers are the perfect gift for honey lovers

Raise A Glass: Keepr’s Gin and Tonic Hampers are the perfect gift for honey lovers

Keepr’s is an Oxfordshire premium British spirits brand and they have unveiled a wonderful selection of hampers for those who share a love of gin and honey. The hampers are an ideal Christmas gift or spontaneous present and include a selection of goodies that will help make the Keepr’s Honey Gin and Tonic, as well […]

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Adare Manor awarded Michelin star

Adare Manor awarded Michelin star

It seems like only yesterday that we ventured to County Limerick and discovered the magnificent Adare Manor. The impressive hotel simply must be visited and it provides the perfect excuse to explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful countryside. After enjoying such a wonderful stay at the property, we were delighted to learn that two years […]

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Raise A Glass: Pinkster Gin is fabulously fruity

Raise A Glass: Pinkster Gin is fabulously fruity

There are many signs of autumn. From falling leaves and dewy mornings to shiny conkers. Lots of raspberry crops are also putting on a wonderful fruit display at this time of year. It is apt that our latest edition of Raise A Glass features a gin that has this fruit as its focal point. Apart […]

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London based restaurant Da Terra awarded first Michelin star

London based restaurant Da Terra awarded first Michelin star

Co-Founders, Rafael Cagali and Paulo Airaudo have spoken of their delight at receiving their first Michelin star in the latest Michelin Guide UK & Ireland 2020, announced 7th October 2019. It follows the success of their first London restaurant, Da Terra, which opened just nine months ago in February 2019. Rafael said: “I am absolutely […]

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How to make the Best Pumpkin Latte for Autumn

How to make the Best Pumpkin Latte for Autumn

With Halloween on the horizon, do you want to spice up your autumn? If so, you can ditch the hot chocolate and keep warm with the delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte. All thanks to a recipe that Hudson Tea House & Co.’s Executive Chef, Becky Geisel, has shared with The Sloaney. This is a tasty, organic […]

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Raise a Glass: Explore a unique blend of ingredients with the Willem Barentsz Premium Gin

Raise a Glass: Explore a unique blend of ingredients with the Willem Barentsz Premium Gin

The popularity of gin is continuing to soar and for those who want to explore a unique blend of ingredients, the Willem Barentsz Premium Gin is a must-have bottle for your drinks cabinet. This gin has been named after a Dutch explorer and it offers a sophisticated mix of many flavours. The gin combines the […]

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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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