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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Brew: You’ll leave full of food and fun memories

Brew: You’ll leave full of food and fun memories

Brew Café has recently expanded further by opening a new venue in Putney. It is already established in many of the South London hotspots including Wimbledon, Clapham and Battersea. The latest addition to the Brew collection is located on Lower Richmond Road and the spacious setting includes a large terrace that will be uncovered during […]

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An incredible Chinese New Year feast at Hakkasan

An incredible Chinese New Year feast at Hakkasan

By LAURA TOOGOOD Despite being based in Mayfair for the last four years and passing the venue at least once a week, I had never dined at Hakkasan until last night. I had, however, heard numerous rave reviews from all who have visited this famous London restaurant. For some reason, I always imagined a dramatic […]

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Plan your perfect Valentine’s Day toast

Plan your perfect Valentine’s Day toast

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it is time to make some plans for the special day. Everyone loves to raise a glass of champagne on an important occasion and Champagne Bruno Paillard has a Rosé Premier Cuvée, which is perfect for celebrations on February the 14th. It has just been listed by the glass at […]

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Enjoy Michelin star Austrian treats at The Post Stuben in Gasthof Post, Lech

Enjoy Michelin star Austrian treats at The Post Stuben in Gasthof Post, Lech

By LAURA TOOGOOD During our recent visit to Oberlech for a travel feature that explored this chic skiing destination, we ventured down from the mountains one evening to sample the culinary delights at the Gasthof Post. This Relais & Châteaux property is known as one of the most exclusive destinations in the village of Lech. […]

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Dub Jam: The Caribbean comes to London

Dub Jam: The Caribbean comes to London

There is certainly no sign of ‘Dry January’ in Dub Jam. We popped into the cosy Jamaican rum shack last night and it was full to the brim. Admittedly, it is a small space but every table was taken and people were waiting patiently outside the door at times for a free standing spot to […]

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Beat the Christmas bulge at Tombo

Beat the Christmas bulge at Tombo

If you have woken up on Boxing Day feeling rather full after gorging on Christmas dinner, the thought of a traditional English roast this weekend probably couldn’t be further from your mind! With New Year resolutions always packed with thoughts of eating well and staying healthy, you can get a head start during the festive […]

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Streaky Gin: A brilliantly British cocktail bar

Streaky Gin: A brilliantly British cocktail bar

Streaky Gin has the wow factor as soon as you step through the door. With an enormous glowing Gin sign hanging above the bar, an entrance to the staircase that resembles an old-fashioned telephone box, wallpaper that imitates a library in the corridor and bar stools in the basement that are saddles, you cannot help […]

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BOBO Social: Masters of the ‘Posh Burger’

BOBO Social: Masters of the ‘Posh Burger’

Charlotte Street is always a great place to visit for a casual bite to eat and it is packed with fun restaurants. One of the most recent additions is BOBO Social and this is the place to go if you like ‘posh burgers’. They currently have a seasonal burger available, which has a festive twist. […]

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Harrods introduce The Truffle Shop

Harrods introduce The Truffle Shop

The Truffle Shop has recently been launched in the Harrods Food Hall. It offers whole truffles and a decadent selection of truffle-inspired dishes-to-go. From sophisticated starters and mouth-watering mains to inventive desserts, the sought-after ingredient takes centre stage in an indulgent array of warming winter dishes. Harrods chefs have created a glorious menu and starters […]

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Enjoy ‘A Very Berry Christmas’ at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Enjoy ‘A Very Berry Christmas’ at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

With its rather fabulous location, which sees Sloane Street and the high-end boutiques in Belgravia such as Christian Louboutin right on the doorstep, it is little wonder that visiting the Jumeirah Carlton Tower for Afternoon Tea during the Christmas shopping season has become somewhat of a tradition for The Sloaney team. Aside from the fact that […]

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Brilliant British tapas at Rabbit

Brilliant British tapas at Rabbit

A lively new restaurant has popped up on the King’s Road in Chelsea and it is proving a real hit with Londonders and visitors to the city alike. Rabbit follows on from The Shed (its sister restaurant in Notting Hill), which has proven incredibly successful. We visited the new venue on a Monday evening and […]

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Château Cordeillan-Bages: A two Michelin star gem on Bordeaux’s Left Bank

Château Cordeillan-Bages: A two Michelin star gem on Bordeaux’s Left Bank

By ANTONY NEWTON Having worked in the wine trade for over 15 years, I feel almost slightly embarrassed to admit that I had never visited Bordeaux until this autumn. I don’t mean the city, but rather the surrounding wine regions that host some of the most famous chateaus in the world. Needless to say, I […]

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Oysters and white wine: Mark Hix teams up with Cloudy Bay

Oysters and white wine: Mark Hix teams up with Cloudy Bay

There is an old saying that you should only eat shellfish when there is an ‘R’ in the month. Seeing as we now have plenty of months ahead that feature ‘R’s, it is time to begin indulging in such treats, especially oysters. Champagne or white wine is often the most popular choice of drink when […]

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The Rex Whistler restaurant at Tate Britain

The Rex Whistler restaurant at Tate Britain

By JAMES HARROP-GRIFFITHS Friday nights in London are usually earmarked for date nights, meals out, cultural experiences and walks along the river. I recently experienced all four in one by visiting the Tate Britain on the Millbank for their “Late at Tate” evenings, which offer visitors the chance to explore the gallery with a host […]

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Party round-the-clock with 24 Hour dining at VQ

Party round-the-clock with 24 Hour dining at VQ

The concept of 24 hour dining reminds us of New York City. However, it is not just the Big Apple that enables you to grab a bite round-the-clock as VQ initiated the craze on the streets of London many years ago. VQ has been feeding and watering Chelsea’s finest for 18 years and it also […]

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Grace Belgravia launches The Three Graces

Grace Belgravia launches The Three Graces

By Natasha Eddery ¦ Senior Features Writer Grace Café is about Food Nirvana, Californian-inspired cuisine that is at once both divinely delicious and totally healthy. Up until now food at Grace was a well-kept secret, served just for members. However, May 2014 saw the launch of The Three Graces, a new and exclusive food services […]

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An impressive brunch menu at Foxcroft and Ginger

An impressive brunch menu at Foxcroft and Ginger

By CAT GRAY Seeing as I live and work in West London it is not often I venture to the East of the city, but for this little gem I may have to make it a more regular occurrence. Foxcroft and Ginger is a stylish eatery run by a husband and wife team, and although […]

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Food Fit for Royalty

Food Fit for Royalty

Featured Article The Queen’s former chef of 15 years has revealed that the monarch’s favourite foods include Special K, jam sandwiches and chocolate cake. But we couldn’t imagine her sitting down for a bowl of cereal at a royal banquet. Could you? Dinners like this should be elaborate, using fine foods and only the best […]

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A unique buzz at The Jam Tree Clapham

A unique buzz at The Jam Tree Clapham

By ADIL AZIM While the eclectic Loft Bar at The Jam Tree’s Kings Road location has previously been featured in The Sloaney, the focus of my visit to their Clapham branch was to sample the gastropub’s diverse food menu. Very popular amongst locals, The Jam Tree is  set within a large townhouse located in the […]

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The Great Northern Hotel and Plum + Spilt Milk at King’s Cross

The Great Northern Hotel and Plum + Spilt Milk at King’s Cross

King’s Cross in London has undergone quite a transformation in recent years. The area has seen significant regeneration and with King’s Cross St Pancras offering train links to the likes of Edinburgh, Paris and Brussels, this is one of the main arrival points for visitors to the city. The luxury traveller is well-catered for by […]

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Date night at Boisdale of Belgravia

Date night at Boisdale of Belgravia

If you are in search of something a little bit different for ‘date night’, look no further than one of the Boisdale ventures. With venues in Belgravia, Bishopsgate and Canary Wharf, this lively Scottish jazz bar is one of London’s best kept secrets. We first discovered Boisdale of Belgravia over a year ago and have […]

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A Country Brunch at The Admiral Codrington

A Country Brunch at The Admiral Codrington

By EMILY BENNION Tucked away on a quiet back street just off the Kings Road is a hidden gem, The Admiral Codrington. It might take a little finding but if you take the time to discover it you will be rewarded with a wonderful pub and award winning restaurant. The Admiral Codrington has long been […]

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Canela: Covent Garden’s Portuguese Gem

Canela: Covent Garden’s Portuguese Gem

By ADIL AZIM Canela in Covent Garden has recently reopened its doors following an extensive refurbishment and rebirth as an elegant and understated Portuguese restaurant and wine bar. I had eaten at Canela in its previous incarnation as a Portuguese/Brazilian cafe – a realisation which only dawned on me as I was shown to my […]

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London’s Oldest French restaurant, L’Escargot, offers chic solace in busy Soho

London’s Oldest French restaurant, L’Escargot, offers chic solace in busy Soho

By ANTONY NEWTON and LAURA TOOGOOD Negotiating the busy streets of Soho on a Friday or Saturday night in search of a sophisticated restaurant is not always an easy task. Raucous pubs and crowds eager to catch a West End performance mean the streets are often packed with Londoners and visitors to the city who […]

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An authentic Chinese dining experience at Royal China

An authentic Chinese dining experience at Royal China

By LAURA TOOGOOD I must admit that I rarely opt for a Chinese restaurant when I go out for dinner. This is largely due to some bad experiences in the past, where the food has been overly filling, oily and fatty. However, this style of cuisine is hugely popular with many of my friends and […]

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‘Live at The Ritz’: A magnificent dinner dance experience

‘Live at The Ritz’: A magnificent dinner dance experience

By LAURA TOOGOOD, supported by ANTONY NEWTON Dining at The Ritz London has been on my bucket list for a while. The Ritz always reminds me of when I first moved to London and set about exploring the city. I was strolling down Piccadilly one sunny afternoon and passed the grand building that hosts the […]

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Dram and Smoke: Enjoy a taste of Scotland at London’s top Scottish pop up

Dram and Smoke: Enjoy a taste of Scotland at London’s top Scottish pop up

By CAT GRAY Last Friday, my friend and I visited a steel yard in Vauxhall to experience a taste of our homeland, at Scottish pop up restaurant Dram and Smoke. The steel yard is used as normal during the week, with the Dram and Smoke team moving in at the weekend to serve up a […]

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The Noodle House: Jumeirah’s bustling new London restaurant

The Noodle House: Jumeirah’s bustling new London restaurant

By LAURA TOOGOOD   After a very busy evening filming the London Fashion Collections show for Sloaney TV, Sarah Bacon and I had certainly worked up an appetite. Seeing as we both love pan-Asian cuisine and also like to the make the most of a menu, it was the perfect opportunity to sample some of the […]

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The Jam Tree launches The Loft

The Jam Tree launches The Loft

By EMILY BENNION I recently visited the new bar and restaurant space at The Jam Tree, which is aptly named The Loft. The Jam Tree is a popular and well established restaurant and cocktail bar on the Kings Road, which also has a brand in Clapham Old Town. To cater for the busy weekends they […]

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The ‘Edible Garden’ Afternoon Tea at InterContinental London Westminster

The ‘Edible Garden’ Afternoon Tea at InterContinental London Westminster

May has arrived and that means the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is fast approaching. The annual event will welcome a host of visitors later this month and it is one of the most popular soirees to feature in The Sloaney’s British Summer Social Season Guide. While visitors to the show will be able to admire […]

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Date night at Hide and Seed in Putney’s Lodge Hotel

Date night at Hide and Seed in Putney’s Lodge Hotel

By EMILY BENNION I was recently invited to experience a night at Hide and Seed in the beautiful Lodge Hotel, which is hidden away in Putney. The hotel has been established for some time but the restaurant is only a few weeks old (although you would never tell as they are already running a smooth […]

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The award-winning Nipa Thai impresses

The award-winning Nipa Thai impresses

By ANTONY NEWTON and LAURA TOOGOOD  Overlooking Hyde Park and incorporated into the Lancaster London Hotel is Nipa Thai. Nipa Thai is part of an elite group of restaurants to have received the “Thai Select” award from the Thai government. Considering we are both huge fans of this cuisine, we were naturally excited to try […]

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Fat Sam’s Grand Slam at The Goat offers a great night of entertainment

Fat Sam’s Grand Slam at The Goat offers a great night of entertainment

By KATIE ANN LAMB | Social Correspondent  One of my favourite foods is Pizza, nothing hits the spot like a good Pizza; yet it is remarkable how many people get it wrong! So when I was invited to experience “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam” and dinner at The Goat on Fulham Road, I jumped at the opportunity. […]

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The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

The ‘Year of the Horse’ menu at the Chinese Cricket Club

By JAMES HASKELL When I was asked to review ‘The Year of the Horse’ special menu at the Chinese Cricket Club in London, I literally had no idea what to expect. This is largely because I don’t instantly put cricket and China together. However, I embraced the opportunity and was joined on the evening by […]

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Fall in love with the Food and Mood at L’Avenue in Marrakech

Fall in love with the Food and Mood at L’Avenue in Marrakech

By LAURA TOOGOOD During my recent visit to Marrakech for our travel pages, I dined at a fabulous restaurant called L’Avenue. I have to say, this is one of the best places that I have ever eaten and the team provide guests with a gourmet sensation. The venue, food, wine and ambience exceeded all expectations […]

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Pretentious Pizza at Hunter 486 in The Arch London

Pretentious Pizza at Hunter 486 in The Arch London

When we heard about the Pretentious Pizza menu that is currently available at The Arch London, we simply had to pay a visit to this upmarket hotel. Everyone loves a pizza night and the selection of toppings available at The Arch London adds an extra special touch to the occasion. Delicacies such as lobster, scallops […]

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Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Hyatt Regency London

Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Hyatt Regency London

We were definitely in the mood for a lazy Sunday earlier this month when we visited the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill for brunch. However, it wasn’t just any lazy Sunday and it wasn’t just any brunch. Far from it; we walked across Hyde Park in glorious sunshine and arrived at Portman Square for […]

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California vs France: Reenact the Judgement of Paris at The Vineyard

California vs France: Reenact the Judgement of Paris at The Vineyard

By LAURA TOOGOOD It is not often that a menu really catches my attention but when I came across the ‘Judgement Menu’, my eyes widened with excitement. This fine-dining experience is offered at The Vineyard, which is a luxury five star hotel that boasts a distinctive American feel. It champions Californian wine and celebrates the actual […]

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Award-winning Afternoon Tea at the Manor House in Castle Combe

Award-winning Afternoon Tea at the Manor House in Castle Combe

Sarah Bacon visits a chocolate box Cotswold village to indulge her sweet tooth… Whether you’re looking to escape for a quiet weekend in the Cotswolds, experience Michelin starred fine dining near Bath or play an award-winning golf course in the Wiltshire countryside, The Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe is your perfect luxury country house getaway. For […]

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Refuel with the Moroccan breakfast at Mo’Cafe

Refuel with the Moroccan breakfast at Mo’Cafe

Momo has launched a delicious new breakfast menu to welcome 2014. Whether you are looking for somewhere a little different to host a business meeting or simply want to enjoy a tasty brunch before hitting the sales, the menu is sure to stand you in good stead for the day ahead. We love Momo here […]