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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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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: 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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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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Plan some festive fun at London Steakhouse Co.

Plan some festive fun at London Steakhouse Co.

If you are making plans for the festive season, the London Steakhouse Co. is launching two 3-course menus that will be perfect for the Christmas celebrations. The London Steakhouse Co. operates two restaurants and there is one in the City of London and one in Chelsea. We recently visited the Chelsea branch and this sophisticated […]

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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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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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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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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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Scottish pop up Dram and Smoke is back in town!

Scottish pop up Dram and Smoke is back in town!

By CAT GRAY Slick Scottish pop up Dram and Smoke is back with a new spring menu and a new home in a former  sofa factory in Hackney Wick overlooking the Olympic Stadium. Having experienced their first foray in to the London restaurant scene last summer, they had a lot to live up to but they […]

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden Launch Party

The Ivy Chelsea Garden Launch Party

Although The Ivy Chelsea Garden has already been open for a few weeks, last night’s official launch party formally marked its presence on the King’s Road. A host of high society guests joined celebrities to sip Moët & Chandon Champagne and dine on delicious canapés, while admiring the impressive garden area. Those in attendance included Sophie Ellis-Bextor, James […]

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Where to dine in New York City

Where to dine in New York City

By NATASHA EDDERY There are the obvious things to write about for a travel review in New York, famous sights, hotels, museums, shopping, the list goes on. But this has been done and I wanted to write something different, especially as this was my first visit to the city. Personally, wherever I travel and whatever […]

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Kona: The perfect restaurant for an elegant champagne toast

Kona: The perfect restaurant for an elegant champagne toast

We had never visited Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences in London before, which are part of the Taj Hotel Group. So, when we went along to try the newest restaurant offering, Kona, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful courtyard setting. It provides a solace among the busy streets that surround Victoria and […]

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The best of both worlds at The Portman

The best of both worlds at The Portman

Although there are plenty of gastro pubs in London, finding the perfect combination of a traditional boozer that also offers a top quality dining experience can prove relatively difficult. More often than not, pubs get stuck between the two and find it hard to bridge the gap in the right way. However, we think that […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wildflower Café: Notting Hill welcomes a new café and bistro

Wildflower Café: Notting Hill welcomes a new café and bistro

January could be considered a brave time to open a restaurant by some, but it seems there was no better month to mark the opening of a refreshing new dining concept known as the Wildflower Café. We attended the launch party in Notting Hill to film for Sloaney TV and the venue was packed with […]

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‘The most delicious style of black cod…ever’ – Brompton Asian Brasserie by Novikov

By LAURA TOOGOOD One of my favourite cuisines is Pan Asian, so I was particularly excited about visiting Arkady Novikov’s latest London venture. The Brompton Asian Brasserie is situated on the busy Brompton Road and is only a short stroll from Harrods towards South Kensington, rather than Knightsbridge. The restaurant is notably upmarket, boasting all […]

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The VIP Launch of Boulestin Restaurant in Mayfair

We recently attended a VIP Launch at Boulestin Restaurant in Mayfair. The chic venue is located at 5 St James’s Street and is open throughout the week for lunch and dinner. It also serves brunch at weekends. On the evening of the event, guests enjoyed Ruinart champagne to complement delicious canapés. Many of London’s top […]

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Central & Co: The all-day brasserie with an edgy New York vibe

By HALLE CARLSON Central & Co is an all-day brasserie and bar that occupies the prime spot at the very top of Carnaby Street. I popped in for a bite to eat last week after a poke around some of the area’s fabulous shops. This place radiates chic and cool class. The stripped back interior […]

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Iconic Three-Michelin Star Chef, Eric Frechon, will visit The Greenhouse in Mayfair

Earlier this year, we visited the stunning Le Bristol Paris for a wonderful dining experience as part of our travel feature about the French capital. The food was absolutely excellent and so we are very excited to bring you news that Eric Frechon, the award-winning three-Michelin star chef at Le Bristol Paris, is to bring […]

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Enjoy a magnificent Moroccan Afternoon Tea at Momo Restaurant

By LAURA TOOGOOD The Afternoon Tea at Momo Restaurant is without doubt one of the best in London. While this may seem a strong opening statement, I couldn’t think of a better way to introduce this dining experience where the setting, quality of food and service is top-notch. Since visiting the Morocan inspired restaurant last week, I […]

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Rhubarb Henley gives a personal touch to corporate catering

Earlier this month, some of The Sloaney team attended the Henley Royal Regatta. While Katie Ann Lamb hopped between the Mahiki VIP Lounge and the Henley Champagne and Cocktail Club for Sloaney TV, one of our writers was watching the action from The River Lounge with Rhubarb Henley. A keen rower, the regatta was an ideal […]

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Step into an episode of Mad Men and enjoy exquisite steak at The Palm in Belgravia

By ADIL AZIM The Palm first opened its doors in 1926 in New York, run by Parma-natives John Ganzi and Pio Bozzi. Their Italian heritage explains the Mediterranean twist to the menu and indeed, steaks, for which The Palm is now well known, weren’t even originally part of the menu. Whenever a customer would ask […]

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