Restaurants

Uncovering why London is referred to as the culinary capital of the world. CDClifestyle reviews all the top gastronomic cuisine across the City, from celebrity chef run eateries to prestigious Michelin star restaurants and cordon bleu dining

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Chinese Food In London | Royal China

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Stepping in from the unwavering phosphorescence of Bayswater’s bustling Queensway, glistening as a beacon amidst the dwindling December twilight, one leaves the chaotic intricacies of London’s assorted inhabitants and their rituals behind and enters an Oriental spectacle, greedily absorbed by each of the five senses.

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Vinopolis | Experience Wine Tasting in London

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Should you find yourself craving some vinous education or tastebud stimulation but too busy to jet off to Napa Valley or Reims this weekend, you’ll be glad to know that you needn’t head too far South …of the river, that is!??! Introducing Vinopolis …

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Fine Dining in London | The Cavendish Hotel | Petrichor

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Nestled warmly at a street-lining window, peering down upon hasty shoppers and winter-laden lovers meandering along Jermyn Street in the dark London evening, we sat contented with deep, rich coffees in hand and smiles on our face. Why so smiley? Well, the pair of us – my dining partner and I – had just devoured a delectable three course meal, complete with wine pairings, specifically-prepared gluten-free bread and unrelentingly attentive service.

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Grande Designs

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La capitale de la création kicks off the cool creative season with Paris Design Week. Our travel correspondent crosses the Chunnel in search of the latest design stars.

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Fine dining in London | HUNter 486 Brasserie

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HUNter 486 is the ultra sleek brasserie residing within The Arch Hotel, a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and Oxford Street. Furnished with a mix of contemporary cushioned booths and industrial fixtures, HUNter 486 is every inch the modern, London brasserie.

White Rabbit Restaurant review

Follow the White Rabbit

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It can be quite difficult to find the White Rabbit, much like his disappearing acts in Wonderland. The name on the exterior is barely legible in white paint on the grey walls of the outside, though I’m not surprised as this is the usual way East London “hip” places like to semi-hide themselves.

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Inn at a Laurel Point: Sustainable Way to Enjoy Victoria

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From my balcony at the Inn at Laurel Point, the blue water of the harbour is tranquil and quiet. Below I can see the hotel’s Japanese garden, boats moored in the harbour and the newer glass and steel structures that now line the water’s edge. Breaking the tranquillity is the sound of an air craft engine – a float plane is coming into land on the harbours calm water. I love watching them fly in.

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The Palm London | A Family Affair

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The Palm in Belgravia. If you live in the area you’re most likely a patron. If you love a good steak, you, too, are most likely a patron. In fact, if you’ve ever searched for an informal but delicious place to celebrate, meet professionally, socialise, drink cocktails or nibble on small bites before a night out, then you also may know of The Palm. And if not, allow me to introduce the restaurant you’ll choose next time you go decide to eat out.

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New Bento Express Menu at Buddha-Bar London

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Buddha-Bar’s new bento features a tasty selection of light Pan Asian starters and mains from which to create your own meal for £27. The bento includes a bowl of miso soup, a side of wakame salad and a choice of steamed rice or Buddha-Bar noodles. Quality of the food is high. Portion sizes are ample with the bento prettily presented. Service is efficient and cordial. If you know Buddha-Bar then you’re aware that the setting is extremely attractive and rather plush, whether you’re there for drinks or a quick meal.

Renaissance Pubs: Rosendale Guinea Fowl

Renaissance Pubs Turns 10 | Free Food For A Decade Competition!

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With a hefty portfolio of six beautiful and traditional British pubs sitting pretty and perching perfectly south of the river, it’s hard to believe that Renaissance Pubs recently celebrated its tenth birthday. It must be with envious eyes and secret admiration that competition looks on, as each pub is wholly grandiose in its own right.

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The Global Party | Celebrities, champagne and charity!

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On June 27th, 28th, and 29th 2013, over 360,000 of the world’s richest, glitziest and most influential individuals will unite and come together to party, socialise and have an unashamedly fabulous night… But don’t worry, it’s all in the name of charity!

The unique concept, which encourages the world’s societal elite to party their cares away in some of the worlds most luxurious venues does sound rather like any other star-studded event on the surface. However, guests may only attend on the pretense of a donation to charity and the venues generously offer their services and hosting skills for free. Ultimately, all funds raised go direct to a selection of worldwide charities, eliminating all costs to the organisers.

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Bring 5* Dining Home with Electrolux’s Grand Cuisine System

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Recreating a Michelin-starred dining experience within the confines of your own home is a notion most without personal chefs would meet with hearty disregard. Although, if you discovered there was indeed a way to enjoy food at home that met the standards presented by the likes of Alain Ducasse and Tom Aikens, for example, it’s probably safe to assume this same whole heartedness that once found solace in disregard, would be displaced into feelings of excitement, curiosity and enthusiasm. Well, prepare yourselves as modern culinary technology has made this the case exactly. Introducing Electrolux Grand Cuisine: the pioneering professional cooking system tailored to suit domesticity and some of the world’s most exquisite homes.

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The Nth Degree Club Book Launch | The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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24k gold danced in our champagne flutes as delectable nibbles circulated and glasses clinked in the sun-lit Lugia room at the Mandarin Oriental last Monday. Why so exquisite, one may ask? An eclectic mix of people including fashionistas, financiers, journalists, press and friends had come together to celebrate the launch of The Nth Degree Club Book, the debut coffee table edition from London’s foremost private dining society, The Nth Degree Club.

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Club Columbia arrives at Park Lane | Harry Sasson at The InterContinental

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When your taste buds are in need of inspiration and a flavoursome awakening, it can be hard to find the right location and cuisine type to sate them. However, for a limited time (17th – 25th May) those dining at the InterContinental, Park Lane, can look forward to a taste sensation of South American descent with Club Columbia taking up temporary residence at the Cookbook Cafe…