If walls could speak, as the saying goes, Jermyn Street’s lichen-pocked edifices could dictate a wonderfully rich tome about the city in whose dead centre it resides: for this is one of those thoroughfares where stuff, for whatever reason, just happens. Home, over the years, to tailors, cheesemongers, parfumiers, milliners and shirtmakers (including James Bond’s […]
How Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed built a culinary marvel in an unlikely place.
There’s a famous scene in The Spy Who Loved Me where baddie Karl Stromberg sits feasting in his sub-aqua dining room, sharks hustling impatiently at the windows. It’s an ominous, dark, dramatic tableau and one purely confined to celluloid – until now. Under is a 110-foot long underwater restaurant-cum-aquarium showcasing the wonders of the deep, […]
What better way to celebrate the dawn of a new imperial era than with 6 lbs. of beef, truffles and foie gras.
Let’s be honest: London’s Thai food scene took a nosedive when pub-goers started regularly ordering pad Thai, instead of pie, with their pints. What started off as a well-executed ruse at The Churchill Arms near Kensington Palace soon degenerated into an insult to a distant nation’s fine culinary tradition, once any hipster who’d spent a […]
Islington bolthole 1251, Marylebone Indian restaurant Trishna and Hawaiian joint Island Poké Soho will be among the revered London culinary spots gracing this year’s Taste of London event, which takes place in Regent’s Park from 19-23 June. Now, the line-up has been further boosted with the mouth-watering news that Wolfgat – the South African eatery […]
On a casual Wednesday night, with the lighting low at the Bassoon Bar in the Corinthia – now one of the hottest seats in town since the Sager + Wilde team took over the reins – a suave investment banker is supping on a honey-hued glass of liquid. He’s not 80, or sporting a velvet […]
The Metropole in Vietnam’s capital is one of the world’s legendary hotels. Since its doors opened in 1901, it’s hosted politicians and celebrities and played a part in both the city’s tumultuous history as well as its energetic social scene. The renovation of its famous Angelina bar, which reopened in September, was a new chapter: […]