Later this month, Italian luxury lifestyle brand Chucs will open a fourth “cozy and calm” London café at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in the middle of Hyde Park. The Mayfair original, adjoining a Chucs store in Dover Street, opened in 2015, followed by a restaurant at the brand’s Chelsea shop and an outpost in Harrods in 2016 and 2017 […]

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This month gardening enthusiasts will head to the Chelsea Flower Show to see what the Royal Horticultural Society has on offer for 2016. If you need a bite with extra flower power to round off your stroll around the blooms – try one of the following floral-inspired menus or cocktails on offer in and around Chelsea… […]

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Surely it was only a matter of time before London’s most exclusive department store opened a lounge dedicated to gastronomy’s most expensive ingredient? Knightsbridge landmark Harrods has announced the launch of Italian truffle lounge Tartufi & Friends, on the lower ground floor of the world famous retailer. Tartufi & Friends is ‘entirely dedicated to the […]

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Much-loved Broadstairs ice cream parlour Morelli’s Gelato (est 1937) will open a restaurant in Covent Garden Market next week. The gelateria, still in Morelli hands after five generations, has been selling its wares in Harrods for a decade but this will be its first standalone London site. The restaurant will launch on Sunday 21 December, […]

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Throughout the winter months, Harrods will bring a taste of Italy to warm its well-heeled shoppers with a pop-up restaurant collection. The temporary dining experience, Stelle di Stelle – run in association with Identità Golose (an international cooking convention) – will showcase an edited version of the restaurants of five Italian chefs, with no fewer […]

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Harrod’s main restaurant, the venerable Georgian, has had a complete redesign. This “rendezvous of fashion and luxury”, perched on the Knightsbridge institution’s fourth floor, has been serving Afternoon Tea to well-heeled shoppers since 1913. As of 25 July it will do so in a more contemporary setting, which, we are told, blends classicism and modernism. […]

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When it closed in 2012, everyone thought it might be gone for good, but Toto’s Italian restaurant, in Knightsbridge, has made a comeback. The restaurant has undergone a complete £3 million redesign (which is no bad thing as the decor was starting to look a little faded long before it closed – Harden’s more charitable […]

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Foxcroft & Ginger, Soho, launches its second outpost, in Whitechapel, today (3 April). The new 70-cover restaurant occupies the former site of Wickham’s department store in Mile End Road, which – as all readers will doubtless know – was once regarded as the ‘Harrod’s of the East’. Foxcroft & Ginger’s new operation includes a 24-hour […]

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