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Christmas Dinner… it’s there in spirit!

CHRISTMAS DINNER… IT’S THERE IN SPIRIT AT GRAND UNION!

Swig into Christmas this December with an unconventional twist on the traditional turkey dinner – sip on supper with all the trimmings and indulge in a three-course festive cocktail menu from popular London cocktail bar, Grand Union.

Available at all eight Grand Union sites from 1st to 31st December, the naughty but nice tipples are guaranteed to get the holiday season off to a jolly ol’ start. From refreshing cranberry and melon flavours, through to rich Bisto gravy aromas and sugary mince pie puds, this menu is a Claus for celebration!
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Mistletoe & Pine – The Real Taste of Christmas

MISTLETOE & PINE

The mixologists behind the renowned cocktails at Paramount – the bar and restaurant at the top of Centre Point – have created the perfect festive cocktail to enjoy sky-high during the most wonderful time of the year. The Mistletoe & Pine (£12) contains pine-infused Bombay Sapphire gin, mixed with a splash of Pimento dram, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cinnamon syrup and an egg white. Available throughout December, enjoy the perfect winter warmer watching London’s glistening Christmas lights below.
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Graham Copeman appointed Managing Director at St James’s Hotel & Club

GRAHAM COPEMAN IS APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR AT ST JAMES’S HOTEL & CLUB

St James’s Hotel & Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Copeman as Managing Director of luxury five-star property, St James’s Hotel and Club, Park Place, London.

Having worked at some of the most respected properties and prestigious hotels in London, Copeman arrives at St James’s Hotel and Club with over 18 years of industry experience and expertise. His new role will see him drive forward staff training and development; placing the hotel at the forefront of the industry, cultivating both domestic and international relationships, providing exceptional guest service;
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Feeling Plucky? Introducing Pheasant Week 2014 at The Jugged Hare

FEELING PLUCKY? INTRODUCING PHEASANT WEEK AT THE JUGGED HARE

Taking place in the midst of pheasant season, The Jugged Hare will be launching its first ‘Pheasant Week’, offering exclusive dishes, promotions and competitions to celebrate this great British game bird.

City gastropub The Jugged Hare, is fast becoming an authority on game and is committed to raising the profile of pheasant as a local, healthy and versatile meat, that is much underused by restaurants and home cooks. Throughout the week, they will be engaging in ‘pheastivites’, as well as across all other ETM Group’s London venues, including:
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Two Become Three – porky’s bbq Ships Into BOXPARK

TWO BECOMES THREE – PORKY’S BBQ SHIPS INTO BOXPARK

Confirming that the British public’s love of deep south BBQ continues apace, porky’s has opened a third restaurant in London’s BOXPARK pop-up mall in hipster central – Shoreditch.

porky’s bbq BOXPARK features authentic Memphis-style meats and smokin’ hot soul food together with Americana-inspired cocktails and an impressive range of bourbons, rye whiskies and craft beers, all served up to a playlist of country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll music.

You’ll find porky’s on the first floor of BOXPARK, the world’s first pop-up mall built entirely from shipping containers. porky’s takes up four interconnecting containers featuring two separate entrances…
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SECURE A SPOT AT THE TOP RESERVATIONS LINE FOR SKY GARDEN OPEN IN DECEMBER

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 bookings@rhubarb.net

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TAKE A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH LONDON THIS THANKSGIVING

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.
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LÁNG LAUNCHES SEASONAL OFFERING WITH FESTIVE HAMPERS

LÁNG LAUNCHES SEASONAL OFFERING WITH FESTIVE HAMPERS

London, 2 October 2014 – Láng, the patisserie and artisan delicatessen on the ground floor of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, celebrates Christmas with the launch of its seasonal hamper offering, starting with three indulgent varieties of the classic Festive Hamper.

Custom-made and prepared using the finest locally sourced, hand-picked produce, the festive selections will be presented in luxurious wicker hampers and available in three sizes
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Finch’s: A City Gem

FINCH’S: A CITY GEM

With a look back to its London heritage, Finch’s opposite Finsbury Square (formerly the Master Gunner) has re-opened with a sparkling new look and a new classic British menu. Slick and salubrious, the new-look Finch’s would make publican Henry Hobson Finch – who founded the original pub in 1865 – proud.

Head chef Marcus Old, previously at The Marquess Tavern in Islington, has created a brand new menu that champions seasonal British fare in traditional dishes with a twist.

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VALRHONA TO HOST AN EXCLUSIVE CHOCOLATE DINNER AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

VALRHONA TO HOST AN EXCLUSIVE CHOCOLATE DINNER AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

London, 30 September 2014 – Inspired by all things chocolate this October, renowned chef and principal founder of the Valrhona Chocolate School, Frederic Bau, will be at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London for one night only on Friday, 31 October 2014, to host an exclusive five-course Valrhona Chocolate Dinner in the hotel’s ballroom, Ren.

A long-time proponent of using chocolate, throughout the evening, Chef Bau will showcase unconventional ways of incorporating cocoa
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