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As one of London’s leading specialist PR and marketing agencies working exclusively for bars, restaurants, hotels and pubs, we’ve been communicating British hospitality to the media since 1992. Back then eating and drinking out didn’t have a great reputation. Now it’s got a fantastic status, nationally and internationally. We’re proud to have played a part in that evolution.
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We’re the hard-working face of PR, and we strive to ensure our clients don’t just get visibility at launch, but benefit from sustained media coverage over the long term. Click here to find out more.
LONDON FASHION EAT
Think fashionistas don’t eat? Think again. Caterer to the chic “rhubarb” has worked with some of the most prolific fashion houses in the world, from Christian Louboutin to Ralph Lauren, and has the skinny – for want of a better word – on how to cater your very own fashion party just like the designers themselves.
After all, even Donatella needs to eat.
During London Fashion Week, which runs this year from 12th to 16th September, “rhubarb” has become the caterer of choice for fashion shows, after-parties and everything in between: its high-end execution, inspired creativity and bespoke approach to every event means that every fashion organiser has “rhubarb” on speed-dial.
LÁNG LAUNCHES CONTEMPORARY MOONCAKES
London, 22 August 2014 – To celebrate the historic Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on 8 September 2014, Láng, the luxury patisserie and artisan deli on the ground floor of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, is taking a contemporary approach to the traditional mooncake – a renowned Chinese delicacy, traditionally gifted, served and eaten to the backdrop of a full moon to celebrate the Autumn harvest.
Available for purchase from today until 8 September 2014, these handmade, round cakes are presented in a set of six and priced at £38 per gift box. Featuring a contemporary twist to the conventional styles..
FLEMINGS MAYFAIR APPOINTS HENRIK MUEHLE
Flemings Mayfair has appointed Henrik Muehle as the new General Manager of the privately owned boutique hotel in London. Founded in 1851, the 129-room luxury property is one of only a handful of family-owned hotels in the capital, as well as one of the oldest.
Joining from the five-star St James’s Hotel and Club in Mayfair, where he oversaw the successful operation of 60 guest rooms and suites as well as the Michelin-starred restaurant Seven Park Place, Henrik brings with him over 20-years industry experience. Prior to St James’s Hotel and Club, Henrik worked with Éric Chavot for seven years at The Capital Hotel London, which earned two Michelin-stars.
GIRAFFE SWINGS INTO SWINDON
Known across the UK for their delicious dishes from across the globe, smiling staff and kaleidoscopic interiors, restaurant group giraffe have swooped in to take Swindon by storm! Now open at the Tesco Extra on Ocotal Way, giraffe is an all day eating experience that will take you from breakfast right through to dinner.
Whether you’re gearing up for your visit by grabbing a premium take out coffee, making the most of the morning with a world class breakfast, grabbing an end-of-the-day drink with colleagues or looking for a spot to gather with the family over the weekend – giraffe’s got it all.
Proximity to Tesco means it’s easy to pop by pre or post trolley dash, whilst the window into the store means that shoppers will find it tricky to pass without feeling peckish!
SKYPOOL OPENS IN LONDON’S HIGHEST BAR
London, 18 August 2014 – A stunning infinity Skypool is now open 52 floors above ground level in the sleek Gŏng bar at the Shangri La Hotel, at The Shard – making it the highest pool in Western Europe.
Far above the noise and heat of the City, the Skypool offers a tranquil escape for hotel guests by day, before the separation screens are drawn back as the sun sets and it becomes a unique addition to London’s highest bar, Gŏng.
Facing west across the City, the 11x4m heated pool features stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and Westminster, providing the perfect spot to enjoy the iconic vistas.
THE JUGGED HARE – AHEAD OF THE GAME
It’s game on at The Jugged Hare as the start of the shooting season approaches.
This London gastropub, fast becoming the authority on game, will be plucking, trussing and cooking up a storm this game season right through to February next year.
As the name suggests, The Jugged Hare in the City of London is dedicated to exciting and educating its diners about game. From the innovative menus with daily-changing specials to its sourcing from many different suppliers all over the UK (and further afield into France, Germany and the Czech Republic) to a calendar packed full of activity including the Great Grouse Race, November’s ‘Pheastival’, traditional game tasting dinners and even a game bird trolley – make sure you shoot down there!