Restaurants

Lisa FullerLisa FullerFebruary 16, 2018
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You did it. You completed one of the toughest events on the planet. You have earned the right to say #CheersToMe. Now gather your tribe and celebrate your epic achievement with a bottle of Limited Edition Fruity White by the Official Wine Sponsor to Tough Mudder UK, Black Tower. Missing the mud? No problem! Just head down to your local supermarket and pick up a souvenir bottle of this wonderfully smooth wine. For just £5.99, you’ll be digging those muddy vibes all over again. Perhaps you’ve been training hard for your very own coveted headband? Well, you still deserve something tasty (all in moderation of course).

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Bursting with hints of fresh pineapple, ripe mango, sweet passion fruit and rich honey, this iconic white wine is the perfect celebratory treat after a successful gym session. Pair it with spicy chicken for the ultimate post-workout feast.The Black Tower Fruity White Limited Edition will only be available for a couple of months, so be sure to bag your muddy companion before it flies off the shelves. For half a century, Reh Kendermann’s Black Tower has stood the test of time and today it is still the No.1  wine brand from Germany in many countries. Along with Fruity White, the range also includes Silvaner  Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Rosé, Blush and Smooth Red as well as White and Pink Bubbly plus B by Black Tower, a range of low alcohol and low-calorie wines.

For more information. Visit: www.black-tower.co.uk 


Lisa FullerLisa FullerJanuary 25, 2018
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With eleven botanicals in total, the remaining botanicals featured in the gin include vanilla, pink peppercorn, angelica and liquorice, resulting in a smooth and fresh taste that can be enjoyed as a sipping gin, a cocktail gin or with the classic tonic water. A CollaGin G&T is best served with a slice of fresh pink grapefruit and star anise.
CollaGin is distilled with America’s number one collagen brand which does not affect the taste, smell or appearance of the gin. Co-Founder Camilla Brown comments: “This really is the smoothest gin I have ever tasted and works so well in many different ways. We’ve used complementary botanicals and a dose of pure, powdered collagen to create a surprise and delight product that gets people talking.”

Co-Founder Liz Beswick adds: “it took a year in the making and we have had many hurdles along the way, but we are so proud of the result. The gin is fragrant, soft and the aftertaste is velvety, with a hint of vanilla. It has been worth the highs and lows of starting our own business to beautify the world of
spirits.”

Over 50m bottles of gin were consumed in the UK alone outstripping sales growth in beer and sparkling wine. Annual gin sales rose 20% to smashing through the £1bn barrier, and CollaGin is set to capitalise on this ever-growing market with their unique offering. It has also been announced today that the company has signed an exclusive partnership deal with the National Film Academy -producers of the annual National Film Awards UK to become the exclusive Gin sponsor for the 2018 awards ceremony! CollaGin will be sponsoring the Best Independent Film 2018 and sampling on all the tables at one of the UK’s most prestigious film award shows.

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Nominations for the Best Independent Film 2018 sponsored by CollaGin are;
God’s own country
Film stars don’t die in Liverpool
The Intent
Jawbone
My Name is Lenny
Lady Macbeth
Rise of the Footsoldier 3
Eat Locals

Voting is currently live here, and winners will be announced in March.

CollaGin is distilled in the Midlands, UK and bottled in Lancashire, UK. The bottle is 50cl at 40% proof and available now at DrinkSupermarket.com or  Collagin.co.uk for £34.99.

Get a taste of CollaGin at the National Film Awards UK taking place on the 28th of March 2018 or for more information. Visit: www.collagin.co.uk 


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongDecember 6, 2017
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This December Ketel One will be popping up at Callooh Callay to launch their brand new flavour Ketel One Oranje. The festive pop-up, which will be open throughout December, will boast a festive hideaway and a private bar as well as an exclusive limited-edition menu of adventurous cocktails using the new spirit.

‘Upstairs’ at Callooh Callay is an area which has been created to allow the expert bartenders to explore and experiment outside the standard cocktail menu. Exclusively for this pop-up they have been challenged to create cocktails using ten key ingredients and an overarching theme as well as the New Ketel One Oranje Vodka which is infused with all natural essential oils from Valencia and Mandarin oranges meaning each creation will have it’s own festive twist.

Opening throughout December the pop up is available for walk-in guests on a first come first serve bases as well as having availability to book private tables in advance.

 ‘Upstairs’ at Callooh Callay

65 Rivington St,

London,

EC2A 3AY


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongNovember 10, 2017
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Urban superstars and guests alike will be saying #CheersToMe in style at the 15th annual Urban Music Awards thanks to world-famous wine brand, Black Tower, which has been confirmed as the official sponsor of the Artist of the Year 2018 at the UMA’s. Music magnates and megastars will be celebrating with some of this iconic brand’s most popular vintages, the Fruity White, Smooth Red, Silvaner Pinot Grigio and Rosé.

Black Tower’s award-winning portfolio also takes in the Limited Edition Fruity White, Sauvignon Blanc, Blush, White and Pink Bubbly plus B by Black Tower, a range of low alcohol, low calorie wines.
Black Tower boasts over 50 years of heritage, selling more than 14 million bottles in over 35 countries around the globe. Produced in one of the largest and most modern wineries in Germany, the brand’s extensive experience, quality and winemaking skills guarantee outstanding wines, which are fruity, aromatic and lively, with a freshness of colour and taste. Black Tower wines are widely available at all good retailers nationwide.

For more information, you can find Black Tower by clicking here


Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonSeptember 5, 2017
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Honeybee Gin, prepares an exclusive preview tasting session as it goes on sale exclusively in Fortnum & Mason’s as from October. Honeybee Gin, the latest addition from craft distilling stalwarts, husband and wife team Tom and Tina Warner. Inspired by the plight of bees across the UK and the world – which are suffering depopulation due to the use of new pesticides that prevent wildflower growth – this gin is the latest in the Warner Edwards Limited Edition Botanical Garden Range.

Its unique botanical blend includes responsibly-sourced honey, grapefruit peel and chamomile. In all, almost 30 botanicals go into this amazing blend, including one top-secret ingredient.  If all goes to plan, we are all hoping Chelsea Monthly readers might be lucky enough to have a taste of Honeybee Gin at the prestigious upcoming 7th annual National Reality TV Awards.

For more information on Honeybee Gin. Please visit: www.warneredwards.com 


Alberto ArnaudAlberto ArnaudJuly 31, 2017
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Nosh Garden Kitchen is tucked away in the leafy corner of Bayswater, located perfectly at La Suite West. This oasis is the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy a range of delicious, nutrient dense food, where a very special vegan menu is served.

Nosh are already well established in the health industry. They have pioneered home weight loss and detox programmes in the UK with raw juices, while collecting many awards along the way. They provide nutrient dense, intelligent food while not compromising on flavour.

La Suite West has perfect chilled summer vibe and it felt like being on holiday.

 

 

Nosh Garden Kitchen Menu

I had the pleasure of trying their new vegan menu available at the Nosh Garden Kitchen. All of the foods we had were additive, dairy, gluten, egg and preservative free and naturally high in nutrients being primarily raw. Funnily enough nosh means to eat food enthusiastically – here’s some of the treats we noshed:

 

Starters: courgette rolls with pesto and tapenede, beetroot carpaccio with activated cashew cheese and capers

Mains: Vegan Caesar Salad with Tofu

Dessert: Chocolate brownie with banana and vanilla iScream

Drinks: virgin apple martinis, strawberry mojitos, fresh mint tea

Nosh now offers a number of niche diet programmes including low carb, low sugar, paleo, vegan, pegan (paleo + vegan), alkalising and cleansing.

Post-dining, guests can happily relax in the peaceful terrace with Italian coffee or a pot of loose hibiscus, mint or green tea.

La Suite West – Hyde Park will also continue to serve their award-winning raw vegan alternative to the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea.

With excellent customer service offered by La Suite West staff, we felt very well attended to.


Justine PhilipponJustine PhilipponJuly 26, 2017
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In Tuscany, the specialty is the Fiorentina: an enormous and succulent T-bone steak (imagine a prime rib, but twice as cool, with two beef tenderloins on either side of a big cheeky bone) cooked, in respect to tradition, on the grill. In this region, they always say that if the steak isn’t more than three fingers thick, it’s a carpaccio.

Since the beginning of the Big Mamma adventure, they have gotten their kicks out of exploring new fields of Italian gastronomy. And when their own chef Rocco came home from a weekend in Florence and told them about the incredible T-bone that he’d eaten at Da Mario, they just couldn’t help themselves.

They have a 3-metre long barbecue (size does matter) on which they grill 1kg T-bone steaks and 1.3kg Tomahawk steaks, using a mix of Cherrywood and quebracho to infuse the meat with unparalleled flavour. But the recipe is pure Tuscan tradition.

They have taken over the meat production from A to Z: easy

Their challenge? To serve tender, tasty, crazy good meat 2 to 3 times cheaper than you’ll find elsewhere. To do so, they buy the beasts whole, cook every part and eat the whole animal. It helps that they feed the animals themselves to obtain extraordinarily tender corn-fed meat, and that they mature the meat for at least 30 days to give it epic flavour and depth.

It doesn’t hurt them to know that buying the animals whole is more responsible and they were also disappointed with the quality/price ratio of the meat they were finding.

These days, if you want to eat hormone-free that was raised with love, either you can’t find it or it costs a fortune. That’s why they recreated their own industry from A to Z, with their own cows and their breeder in France. They made an exception to their 100% Italian rule, because the best meat is found in France. In fact, even the Italians get their meat from here.

They want to serve quality meat, that they are proud to serve to our children and at a price that’s accessible to more than just the dudes who created Google.


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongMay 21, 2017
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This week, the nominations for the British Restaurant Awards were announced. Some of UK’s top restaurants have made the shortlist at this exciting inaugural awards show focused on raising the profile of British Restaurants worldwide and providing an opportunity for customers to voice their opinions through nominations and votes. This year’s Best New Restaurant nominees features some amazing new launches who are making waves across the country offering a unique experience in cuisine for their customers ; Ritorno, Onodera, Oktopus , Ivy Soho Brasserie, 100 Kensington Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse and Machiya.

British Restaurant Awards (BRA) is an annual awards ceremony which provides an opportunity for customers to nominate and vote for their Best Restaurants, Chefs and culinary service in the UK.

 

From  20th of January till 23rd of April – Readers of Chelsea Monthly magazine,The National PostLuxury Weekly, and viewers of  VooVix.com are given the opportunity to nominate their favourite restaurants per city, region and throughout the UK. The restaurants who receive the most amount of nominations are shortlisted and released for the public to vote. The final list of winners as voted for by the public is announced at the annual gala/red carpet awards show.

Popular Chef’s; Gordon Ramsey , Jamie Oliver , Adam Woolven Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White , Vineet Bhatia and Levi Roots are all up for the  Best Chef 2017 category.

This year’s British Restaurant Awards 2017 takes place on the 14th of June 2017.  To vote go to www.britishrestaurantawards.org

Full List of BRA 2017 nominees:

Best New Restaurant 2017
Ritorno
Onodera
Oktopus
Ivy Soho Brasserie
100 Kensington
Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse
Machiya

 

Best Chef 2017
Gordon Ramsey
Jamie Oliver
Adam Woolven
Heston Blumenthal
Marco Pierre White
Vineet Bhatia
Levi Roots

 

Best Young Chef 2017
Georgina Dent
Matt Gillian
Marcus Eaves
Florence Knight
Stevie Parle
Brett Graham
Ollie Dabbous
Shuko Oda

 

Best Luxury Restaurant 2017
Dinnings
Vineet Bhatia, London
Chai Wu, London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Australasia, Manchester
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Hakkasan,  Mayfair

 

Restaurant of the Year 2017
Thai Square, The Strand
Hakkasan,  Mayfair
Rossi’s Italian Restaurant, Sheffield
The Oxford Brasserie, Southhampton
Twenty Two, Cambridge
Mantra Thai Dining Restaurant, Newcastle
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Signatures Restaurant, Wales
Savina Mexican Restaurant, Liverpool
Vineet Bhatia, London

 

Best Hospitality Team 2017
Thai Square
Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse
Jamie’s Italian
Australasia, Manchester
Ocean Treasure 235
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Hakkasan,  Mayfair
Benares Restaurant

 

Best Restaurant Chain 2017
Thai Square
Nandos
Wagamma
Prezzo
Bella Italia
Yo! Sushi
Slug and Lettuce
Jamie’s Italian
Chiquito

Best Supplier 2017
Nisbets
Brakes
Clarks Foods
New Wave seafood
Creed food service

 

 

Best British Takeaway 2017  sponsored by Hungry Nation
Lime Pickle, Midlands
Wiwo Noodle Bar, Wales
Shimla Spice Fine Indian Dining, Gloucester
Bangla Fusion, Rhyl
Masala Indian Takeaway, Barnstaple
Bistro Pizza, Bournemouth
Pimms Pizza, Bristol
Chicken George, Luton
Kuryz Indian Cuisine, Hastings
Kempthai, Brighton
Vindaloo Indian Takeaway, Farnborough
Tez Indian Takeaway, Tonbridge
Mr Chef, Wishaw
The Royals, Wembley
The Golden Fish, Dagenham
Sumo Fresh, Wanstead
Sushi Box, Hoxton
Pumpkin Rice Jerk Grill, Barnet

 

Best Food Ordering Company 2017
Hungryhouse
Just-eat
Delivery Roo
Ubereats
Hello Fresh

 

Best Culinary Experience 2017
Circus, London
Giglamesh, London
Buddha Bar, London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
Sarastro
Dans Le Noir
Shaka Zulu, Camden
Australasia, Manchester

 

Best Restaurant in Manchester
Australasia, Manchester
Manchester House Restaurant
Piccolino
Mr Cooper’s House & Garden
Miller & Carter
The Lime Tree Didsbury
Gaucho
La Bandera
Tattu Restaurant and Bar
Albert’s Shed, Castlefield
Umezushi
San Carlo

 

Best Restaurant in London
Hawksmoor, London
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
Buddha Bar London
Aqua Shard
Amaya
ROKA Charlotte Street
Ceviche Soho
Zebranos,  Soho
Bocca di Lupo
The Ivy

Best Restaurant in Liverpool
Panoramic 34
Delifonseca’s
Yukti
Chy Liverpool City Centre
Neon Jamón
Etsu
Lunya
Bakchich Lebanese Restaurant
Nolita Cantin
Sapporo Teppanyaki

 

Best Restaurant in Wales
The Walnut Tree
Tyddyn Llan
The Hardwick
Slice
Sosban
The Checkers
Moksh
Signatures Restaurant
Chez Francis
Casanova

Best Restaurant in Surrey
Stovell’s
The Clink
The Latymer
Surrey Palace
Hillside Restaurant
Frascati
Surrey Tandoori

 

Best Restaurant in Essex
Russells
Alec’s
Blue Anchor
The Magic Mushroom
Olio Italian Restaurant
La Bicicletta
ZENXI
Russells Restaurant

 

Best Restaurant in Newcastle
House of Tides
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse
Six
Dobson and Parnell
El Coto
The Patricia
Babucho
Achellos Italian Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Sheffield
The Milestone
Nonnas
Marco @ Milano
Le Bistrot Pierre
VeroGusto
Rafters Restaurant
Silversmiths Restaurant
Lokanta Restaurant
Efes Restaurant
Otto’s Restaurant
Carluccio’s

 

Best Restaurant in Bradford
Cona
Golden Fleece
Valentino
Rajshahi
Prashad
The Foundry
Box Tree
Jinnah
Rocca

 

Best Restaurant in Bristol
The Ox
Bulrush
Adelina Yard
Casamia
Wilks
The Mint room
Pasta loco
Yume
Aquila
Soukitchen
Spiny lobster

 

Best Restaurant in Brighton
Bill’s
Plateau
Côte Brasserie
Jamie’s Italian Brighton
Terre A Terre
The Gingerman
Riddle Finns
Las Iguanas
64 Degrees
Bincho Yakitori

 

Best Restaurant in Leeds
Gaucho
Browns
Fazenda Leeds
Las Iguanas
Red Chilli
The Man Behind The Curtain
My Thai Restaurant
Ephesus Restaurant
Zucco

 

 

Best Restaurant in Birmingham
Carters of Moseley
Pushkar
Lasan
Rico Libre Tapas
MODU Restaurant
The Karczma
The Wilderness
Coast to Coast
Bucklemaker
Viceroy Tandoori
Rodizio Rico
Piccolino

 

Best Restaurant in  Southampton  
Casa Brasil
The Oxford Brasserie
Quay FIFTEEN
Ennio’s
Blue Island
Everest Cuisine
La Tavernetta Italian Restaurant
Bacaro
Scoozi
Mango Thai Tapas Bar & Lounge
Kohinoor of Kerala

 

Best Restaurant in Cambridge        
Cotto Restaurant
The Oak Bistro
Aromi
Raja Indian Cuisine
La Pergola
Twenty Two
Alimentum
De Luca Cucina & Bar
Smokeworks Ltd
Tradizioni
Varsity Restaurant

 

Best Restaurant in Leicester
Maiyango
Lighthouse
Windmill Inn
Kayal
Shivalli
Reservoir Inn
Saray Mangal

 

Vote now for your favorites at www.britishrestaurantawards.org


Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaMay 10, 2017
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The Ivy Chelsea Garden hosts Annual Garden Party to celebrate the opening of The Summer Harden

Tuesday 9 May saw a host of The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s regulars, local residents, influencers and famous guests, including Jeremy Irvine, Lottie Moss, Miranda Richardson, Talulah Riley and Amber Le Bon, gather together to celebrate The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s annual garden party and the opening of the summer garden, two years after the restaurant’s opening in 2015.

 

 

Hosted in the restaurant’s beautiful and extensive gardens and orangery, guests were treated to The Ivy Collection’s exclusive Champagne, refreshing and bespoke ‘Chelsea Summer Blush’ cocktails and Rock Angel Rosé by Whispering Angel, as well as a selection of delicious canapés created by Executive Chef Sean Burbidge. For those with a sweeter tooth, an array of cooling ice cream was provided by Ice Cream Union, complete with its very own bicycle that was situated within the garden.

During the evening, guests enjoyed live music by acoustic band, Swing Petite Band, whilst exploring the restaurant’s recently-revealed summer garden, featuring climbing wisteria, a central water fountain feature, rose arches and a variety of colourful summer blossoms, officially marking the start of the summer season in Chelsea.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden remains a Chelsea stalwart for local residents and as a destination for those travelling from further afield, marrying approachable sophistication and familiar luxury with an underlying feeling of glamour and theatre.

 


Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaMay 4, 2017
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Here in Bordeaux, the return of Spring heralds the re-opening of the Night Beach. For the sixth season, the rooftop terrace of the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, proves it ever-growing popularity as the trendiest address in the city. The casual elegance of the sophisticated setting allied to the superb 360° panoramic view of the city and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere all combine to make this open-air-lounge “the place to be” this summer in Bordeaux.

From the end of April until September, every day without fail, the Night Beach offers trendy evenings beneath the starry skies. Enjoy innovative tapas and signature cocktails reputed to be among the best in all of Bordeaux, specially concocted by the award-winning barmen of this 5* establishment, which has quickly become the absolute reference in luxury hotels in this city. Greatly in demand are the specially-themed evenings that take place several times per month, with pride of place given to the iconic Fête de la musique (music festival) and Bastille Day (French National Holiday, July 14th). A special “Ladies Night” every Tuesday offers a complimentary nail bar, while a DJ provides entertainment on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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To mark its sixth season, the Night Beach is proud to announce something new: the rooftop terrace, normally accessible evenings only, is now open for lunch. From noon onwards, a selection of seasonal dishes is served (salads, organic salmon, Charolais beef tartare and a wonderful assortment of crunchy vegetables), prepared by Alex Thiebaut, who is the chef at the Bordeaux Gordon Ramsay Brasserie. Food here is all about lightness and balance, with a menu of detox, healthy-choice options ranging from organic teas to freshly-pressed fruit juice.

An added opportunity to enjoy this exceptional haven of peace and serenity, with its stunning view of the rooftops of a city that is a World Heritage Site!

Night Beach is open daily noon until 14h30 and again from 19h00 until 01h00

  • Lunch: from noon until 14h30 – salads and dishes from 21 euros 
  • Evenings: from 19h00 until 01h00 – cocktails and finger food 
  • Themed evenings: every Thursday evening in June and July, and every second Thursday in August, not forgetting the “Fête de la musique” (June 21) and Bastille Day (July 14th)
  • Ladies Night every Tuesday and a DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights


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