South Kensington

Jordan KensingtonJune 26, 2015
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Last night saw the launch of London’s newest members club, South Kensington Club. Situated in South Kensington… obviously between Hyde Park and London’s best-known museums. The South Kensington Club is a unique concept for discerning individuals seeking a chilled out lifestyle offering for the body and soul. The club is Located in the iconic Georgian Music Hall and as i made my entry as you do…. It was clear, that the general theme of the SKC is elegance, unpretentious, and homely.. My kind of place.. Especially when overcoming the hustle and bustle of London, members are able to finally have a place to enjoy, reflect, relax and re-energise. This was re-confirmed when the beautiful and talented singer/songwriter Aluna George (who decided to take time off from the recording studio) approached me to join her table and i gladly obliged as we sat down and enjoyed the beautiful sounds of Colomboloco the house band for the night who rocked the evening with some eclectic tunes led by lead vocalist Francesco Blue Bird Fillzzola .

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VIP attendees included: Adam Garcia, Jack Fox, Chelsy Davy, Hugo Taylor, Laura Pradelska, Tom Parker-Bowles, Aluna Francis, Jack Freud, Olivia Grant, Natalie Coyle, Henry Conway, Roxie Nafousi, Noelle Reno, Zafar Rushdie, Tom Inskip, Marissa Montgomery, Daniella Helayel Issa, Lohralee & Will Astor, and Linzi & Will Stoppard

Verdict: Great Club, designed with its Members every desire in mind; from the cultural and culinary, to the physical and philosophical. That can’t be too deep for a Friday… or can it?? Well, if you want to find out more information on South Kensington Club… Click here


Jordan KensingtonOctober 4, 2014
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A good brand name can make or break any product, company or establishment. To stand out from competition it is important to always opt for a name that gets people talking, asking and more importantly wondering. Why? It’s  your first unique selling point before your product is tried and tested. Hence, when i was tasked with the job of reviewing London’s newest piri-piri chicken restaurant i was intrigued by the remarkable restaurants name choice. Fire and Feathers is a brand new Portuguese restaurant which launched a few months ago in  South Kensington. It is already proving very successful amongst it’s local residents and judging by the fantastic staff, great food and great hospitality it is clear to see that the future for Fire and Feathers is definitely looking bright. “We are passionate about hospitality and authenticity from the ingredients right through to our recipe”  said Harry Deighton , Founder of the Fire and Feathers. 

Harry Deighton has succeeded in his vision which stems from his childhood memories on holidays to the Algarve.  He told us the exciting journey he took to realise his dream of owning his first London restaurant.  Harry’s story is  truly inspirational with a clear demonstration of sheer commitment to making his dream a reality. We chose the garlic prawns as starters which i can recommend as one of the best i have had in a long time. They were large, meaty, spicy and marinated in a secret recipe. The prawns arrived shelled but with the heads waiting to be snapped off. We also ordered the piri piri chicken and i must say compliments to the Chef. Simply Delicious..!!

There are four choices for starters, mains and desserts. Chicken platters  feature three choices of seasoning – garlic, piri piri and Dynamite (extra hot). Main course also includes  seabass and a chicken sandwich,  salad and some great side dishes such as African rice.

To Celebrate  National Egg Week  , Fire and Feathers  have hatched out a plan through out October and November to make your Tuesdays that little bit exciting. . The tempting deal for all you fun-loving foodies out there is in the enticing shape of their deliciously distinctive chicken and chips – plus a glass of Prosecco for the girls or a pint of Sagres for the boys (Saude!) – for just £12.95. And this is no ordinary chicken and chips – faithful to their commitment to using only the finest produce, their speciality is free-range Gressingham corn-fed birds, prepared with passion and expertise in true traditional style – spatchcocked, grilled and then cut up on the bone. Thanks to Fire and Feathers, Tuesday’s just got eggstra-special!

Girls can enjoy Chicken and Chips with a glass of Prosecco for £12.95

Boys enjoy Chicken and Chips with a pint of Sagres for £12.95

To book up this eggcellent deal, call 020 3011 0081  www.fireandfeathers.co.uk


Marian ButnaruJuly 17, 2014
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Peculiar is not a word that pops into your mind when someone mentions Chelsea, but after a trip around King’s Road, South Kensington and Knightsbridge, you’d be surprised at some of the things that can be found.
King’s Road

This long high street that connects to Sloane Square and leads to the Saatchi Gallery has quite a couple of interesting things around that can grab your attention as you walk by them. Here are five of those interesting things:

I'm not in any position to criticise the names of places, but the name of this shop just invites people to make a “Came rich, left broke” joke.
The name of this shop just pushes me to make a joke along the lines of “Came rich, left happier!”
I have to agree with whoever placed this sticker here, on my scale from one to gnarly, maps have a very high score.
I have to agree with whoever placed this sticker here, on my scale from one to gnarly, maps have a very high score.
Technology has advanced so far that phone-booths now come with ATMs, now we can take out money while talking to friends and family! (Was that too sarcastic? I feel like that was too sarcastic…interesting use of a phone-booth nevertheless.)
Technology has advanced so far that phone-booths now come with ATMs, now we can take out money while talking to friends and family! (Was that too sarcastic? I feel like that was too sarcastic…interesting use of a phone-booth nevertheless.)
A conveyor belt, for when you feel too lazy to carry things down the stairs.
A conveyor belt, for when you feel too lazy to carry things down the stairs.
How to make your window slightly creepy in three easy steps. Step 1: acquire semi-realistic baby doll. Step 2: place said baby doll on window sill, preferably in plain sight. Step 3: wait for passers-by to react. Fun for the whole family!
How to make your window slightly creepy in three easy steps. Step 1: acquire semi-realistic baby doll. Step 2: place said baby doll on window sill, preferably in plain sight. Step 3: wait for passers-by to react. Fun for the whole family!
South Kensington

South Kensington, in close proximity to Sloane Square, also has some weird and interesting gems hidden in the streets, here are four of them:

Someone obviously had to choose between the door and flowers, they seem to have chosen both. This is almost as practical as using potatoes for- oh…I already made that joke… Moving on!
Usually, people protect their house using an array of locks and gates. Some people in Chelsea, however, create forts out of flowers to protect their precious houses.
I wonder how many people have hurt themselves while walking into the window of this shop before the sign was there, I wonder if there is CCTV available for whenever that happened, it makes for good viral videos.
The fact that a the sign on this window exists suggests that many people might have walked into the window without noticing it. Which is just a funny thing to think about.
The young Picasso wannabe that was on King’s Road obviously seems to have travelled to South Kensington, trying a new medium and changing from drawing faces to drawing sea birds.
This is quite a cute doodle on the doors of a building being renovated. It’s cute and inoffensive, unlike graffiti/drawings found in other areas of London.
This piece by Marina Kurikhina (called ‘The Wall’) is a wall around a parking lot that has range of paradoxical phrases (like the one seen in the picture) pasted over it. It gives you something to think about and enjoy after parking your car, unless you don’t enjoy paradoxes and or reading, then you can just ignore them.
This piece by Marina Kurikhina (called ‘The Wall’) is a wall around a parking lot that has range of paradoxical phrases (like the one seen in the picture) pasted over it. It gives you something to think about and enjoy after parking your car, unless you don’t enjoy paradoxes and or reading, then you can just ignore them.

 

Knightsbridge

The extravagant area around Knightsbridge, full of large buildings and hotels, has it’s own fair share of interesting and peculiar things and here are two of my favourite:

The upside-down ice cream cone, this season’s most popular hairstyle according to these mannequins.
The upside-down ice cream cone, this season’s most popular hairstyle according to these mannequins.
This might be one of the only pigs in the world that does not smell bad, unfortunately, this is also not a real pig (just in case the green leaves that it’s made out of didn’t give that away), you could still cut it up and cook it, but I doubt it will taste great.
This might be one of the only pigs in the world that does not smell bad, unfortunately, this is also not a real pig (just in case the green leaves that it’s made out of didn’t give that away), you could still cut it up and cook it, but I doubt it will taste great.

 

And that was the conclusion of the interesting and peculiar things around the area of Chelsea, I hope you enjoyed reading this and were at least slightly entertained by my cheesy writing and sarcasm. If you’ve seen something interesting in your area, do not hesitate to tweet it at us using #OnlyInChelsea


Annie PalmerJuly 11, 2014
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NAGA!   A Taste of Pan- Asian Cuisine just off Kensington Hight Street

by Louise Hunt     Edited by Annie Palmer

Last summer,sophisticated Pan Asian Restaurant and Bar, Naga, introduced a trend from far away shores with the launch of London’s first dedicated Tofu Bar.

Tofu has been a staple part of East Asian cuisine for many years, with numerous Tofu bars and dedicated restaurants easily found in Japan, China and Korea. However, in the UK and Europe, Tofu is more often than not viewed as the Vegan or Vegetarian’s substitute to meat, and by many a meat-eater, thought of as bland, and somewhat unappealing in texture. Overall, an unpopular alternative. But, this was before Silken Tofu, a softer type of tofu that has recently became more widely available and is being used more regularly in everything from dips and chips to stir-fries and salads.

Last year, guests who  visited The Tofu Bar at Naga enjoyed a selection of deliciously dedicated tofu dishes ranging from; the Mixed Tofu Platter, that showcases an assortment of Chilled Silken Tofu with Roasted Tomato, Crispy tofu with Seven Spice Pepper and Citrus Wasabi dip and Steamed Silken tofu, to the Tofu Pouches, that are stuffed with beansprouts and shredded carrots and accompanied by a sweet chili dip. Then, for the less health conscious there were even Spicy Tofu Fries – yes that’s right, it’s goodbye triple cooked chip, hello silken sautés.

To accompany the new bar menu, Restaurant Manager and expert Mixologist Tri Van Dan  also developed a bean curd-based cocktail, the Tofu Twist. Served in a chilled Martini glass the drink will be a blend of Soy Milk, Frangelico, Kahlua and Dark Crème de Cacao.

Chef Syarief created the concept of the Tofu Bar at Naga with the aim of inspiring visitors and to help create an excitement and buzz around tofu in London. With dishes such as the Spicy Tofu Chips in particular, he hopes to demonstrate to people that Tofu is a versatile ingredient that ‘should be enjoyed not just for it’s health benefits but also because of the fun and flavorsome dishes that it can be used to create’. However, lets not ignore the health benefits of regularly eating tofu, of which there are many. Recent research show that regularly eating soy not only may lower the risk of lung cancer in women, but it also helps to lower cholesterol, delay the ravages of age and is packed with protein and a great source of both Calcium and Vitamin E. So, for that bikini body that we all strive to perfect, best to begin with bean curd!

So jump on board the tofu train and stop off at Naga!

NAGA TOFU BAR 2 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AF Tel: 020 7795 6060 W: www.nagarestaurants.co.uk

Opening Times: Tues-Sat 12pm-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6.30pm -11pmSun 12:30pm -3pm, 6pm-10pm


GraziellaAugust 4, 2011
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Superb lateral new build house in South Kensington

Fantastic four bedroom house with a wealth of reception space throughout and situated within easy walking distance of Gloucester Road and Hyde Park. Approximately 291 sq m (3137 sq ft).

This new build house benefits from four double bedrooms all enjoying en-suites and a modern and contemporary kitchen with fitted appliances.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 291.54 sqm
  • New Development
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Freehold

John Kennedy

+44 (0)20 7871 4111


GraziellaAugust 4, 2011
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This truly breathtaking three bedroomed flat has been recently refurbished to an exceptional standard to feature underfloor heating throughout, stylish and bespoke fitting and fixtures and an amazing private garden.

The flat comprises grand entrance hall, fantastic reception room, refreshingly bright kitchen with ample dining area and integrated appliances, utility area, gorgeous master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, second bedroom with fitted wardrobes and access to garden, third bedroom/study, sleek shower room and patio garden at the rear ideal for summer entertaining.

The property is ideally located in a prestigious address close to a wide range of shops and amenities situated on Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road.

The nearest underground station is South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines).

 

Foxtons South Kensington

020 7590 1000



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