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SECURE A SPOT AT THE TOP RESERVATIONS LINE FOR SKY GARDEN OPEN IN DECEMBER
Sky Garden, the exciting new dining destination at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street, will open its booking line on Monday, 1st December for reservations from Monday, 5th January.
The stunning venue – comprising Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill, Darwin Brasserie and Sky Pod – is to be operated by “rhubarb” and will feature the highest rooftop gardens in London. Tipped to be one of 2015’s hottest tables, diners are urged to move quickly to secure a spot at the top by calling 0333 772 0020 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A NEW-LOOK LOCAL TO LOVE ON WIMBLEDON COMMON
This month sees the return of a Wimbledon favourite with the reopening of The Crooked Billet following a fabulous refurbishment. Tucked away in a corner of Wimbledon Common, just minutes from the Village, this quintessential English pub now boasts a stunning new-look dining area and bar, in which to enjoy the marvelous menu celebrating the best of British seasonal ingredients.
Oozing olde worlde charm, enter the main bar to be welcomed by warm teal and plum wood panelling, cosy plaids and Chesterfield-style sofas, complete with open log fire, long bar lined with a treasure trove of premium drinks and chalk boards displaying the day’s fare.
BRASSERIE BLANC TO LAUNCH HENRI LE WORM KIDS’ MENU
“Time spent as a family is important and dining out should be an experience for all, young or old, which is why our little guests get their own specially created menu packed with fresh and flavoursome ingredients.” RAYMOND BLANC
Keeping children entertained during a meal out can be tricky however help is at hand as Brasserie Blanc launches its new Henri Le Worm kids’ menu this October. Based on the popular app created by Raymond Blanc’s son Olivier, the menus will be available at all 20 restaurants just in time for the half-term holidays, with a social media competition judged by Raymond himself to celebrate.
WILD ABOUT SAUSAGES
From a taste of the outback to adventurous game, this November the Golden Arrow restaurant, located within the London Pullman St Pancras hotel, will embark on a culinary safari of gourmet sausages that will satisfy the brave and excite the curious of meat lovers.
Aussie Kangaroo and Red Wine; Venison, Redcurrant and Port; Bavarian Wild Boar, Apple and Calvados in addition to the Drunken Duck will be cooked to perfection on the Josper Grill and served alongside creamy Maris Piper mash with a shallot and red wine sauce.
A perfect combination of the nation’s favourite comfort food and a growing appetite for the exotic, this mighty and meaty selection is available from 3rd until 28th November just £18.95 including a glass of organic Freedom Beer.
TAKE A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH LONDON THIS THANKSGIVING
Whether you’re one of the huge number of US expats living in London or someone just looking for an excuse to indulge in some pre-Christmas turkey, take a pilgrimage through London this Thanksgiving to Bread Street Kitchen in St Paul’s, Savoy Grill on The Strand, The Narrow in Limehouse or maze grill in Mayfair. On Thursday, 27 November we invite you to enjoy Thanksgiving in the stylish and buzzy surroundings of four of London’s top restaurants.
Whether it’s a passion for pumpkin or penchant for pecan, at £50 per guest, Bread Street Kitchen’s three course festive feast ticks all the boxes. Going down a traditional route with a luxe twist, diners can enjoy freshly made ironbark pumpkin soup, which will set the stage for the main event: roasted Norfolk bronze turkey with all the trimmings.
PIETER FITZ-DREYER APPOINTED HEAD CHEF AT CHISWELL STREET DINING ROOMS
ETM Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Pieter Fitz-Dreyer as Head Chef of Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, in the City.
Prior to Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, Pieter was Head Chef in the City’s luxury South Place Hotel where, as part of the pre-opening senior food and beverage team, he was responsible for 18 chefs overseeing all aspects of dining, including room service and large events catering.
Pieter has worked for some of the most established hotels and restaurants across the world, following tours of duty at The Atlantic Hotel’s Michelin-starred Ocean restaurant in Jersey and two years as Head Chef at the luxury five-star Carlisle Bay Resort in Antigua, West Indies.