Tag Archives: BELGRAVIA

Uni Restaurant, Elegant Setting for Nikkei Cuisine on Ebury Street

Uni Restaurant offers discerning diners Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisine in a sleek yet cozy Belgravia setting. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Mother & Child

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London Daily Photo: Hers & His

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London Daily Photo: Crown

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London Daily Photo: In the Palace

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London Daily Photo: Palace Grounds

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Elegant Japanese Dining at Kouzu, Belgravia

Japanese fine dining restaurant, Kouzu, opened with a hush of a soft launch (although apparently the Prince of Monaco had already caught wind and paid a visit) last week. Via an invitation extended by the restaurant, Kemey and I dropped by Saturday for what turned out to be a most elegant meal. Continue reading

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Win Dinner for Two at Pont Street Restaurant – Courtesy of Zomato

So, a couple of weeks back I had a very agreeable Friday night dinner for two at Belgraves hotel’s Pont Street restaurant. And now – thanks to a team up with online restaurant discovery guide, Zomato – I’m offering the chance to enjoy the same delicious experience to one lucky reader. Check it out! Continue reading

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Review: Pont Street Restaurant at Belgraves Hotel

Before making my rez for Friday night din-din at the Belgraves hotel’s Pont Street restaurant, I skimmed the web for a few reviews. Ouch! I’m not sure whether what I read was egregiously unfair or if Pont St subsequently got its act together, but my experience was way better than those perused online. Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of some excellent London eateries where I’ve found it possible to enjoy a satisfying meal for £5 or less. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London restaurants and pizza places as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of the ten London restaurants I enjoyed visiting the most over the past 12 months along with a few extra honourable mentions. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London cheap eats and pizza places, as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Tango in Belgravia

I had the esteemed honour of crashing a VIP reception hosted by the Argentine National Institute of Tourism Promotion at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence in Belgrave Square the other night. Continue reading

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Photos from the 2013 Mr and Ms Mango Tree Competition

Last night’s Ladyboy beauty pageant at Thai restaurant, Mango Tree, not only celebrated ten years of he/she glamour competition but was also the restaurant’s 12th birthday birthday. Compared to past events, the 2013 “Mr & Miss Mango Tree Ladyboy Safari” had a touch more of a gala air about it (the canapés were tastier than I remembered as well). Continue reading

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Mango Tree Celebrates 10th Annual Ladyboy Beauty Pageant This Sunday

Upscale Thai restaurant Mango Tree’s now legendary annual ladyboy beauty pageant will return for a 10th year this Sunday night, the 15th of September. The 2013 event will feature a “safari” theme along with special guest hosts and judges as wells as DJs, musical performances and the “lively, buzzing atmosphere that Mango Tree is famous for”. Continue reading

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Prime Steak and More at Palm London (CDCLifestyle)

Star of the table at Palm London is the steak: New York strip, rump and boneless rib-eye to be precise. Sourced exclusively from Smithfield stalwart – Tom Hixson & Co – and grilled to perfection by Executive Chef Spencer Westcott and his kitchen, the Palm serves gorgeously marbled and tender corn fed, hand selected USDA Prime beef aged for a minimum of 35 days … But the reasons to choose Palm don’t stop with the steaks. Continue reading

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“Pay by the Clock” at Palm London Restaurant and Bar (OneTravel)

The welcoming atmosphere – along with a really tasty range of dishes – should certainly offer reason enough to visit, but a newly launched “PrimeTime” discount menu of cocktails and “Prime Bites” adds excellent and affordable incentive to pay this great place a visit. Continue reading

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PrimeTime at Palm London, Belgravia

I really enjoyed my visit to Palm London and found its newly launched PrimeTime discount menu of cocktails and “Prime Bites” to be an excellent way to get a taste of what makes this neighbourhood favourite so special. Continue reading

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Best Macarons in London? Pierre Hermé. (OneTravel)

Luckily for the sophisticated sweet tooth in London, there are two venues offering the opportunity to purchase Pierre Hermé’s macarons. There’s his own boutique in ultra upscale Belgravia as well as a concession on the ground floor of the world famous department store, Selfridges. His few other boutiques are dotted here and there in Japan, the Emirates and, of course, throughout France. Continue reading

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Pierre Hermé’s Masterful Macarons (Great British Chefs)

… it’s not just me raving about Hermé’s confections. The Guardian considers him the ‘king of modern pâtisserie’ while the New York Times ups his status to ‘kitchen emperor’ and Vogue reckons he’s the ‘Picasso of pastry’. Hyperbolic to be sure, but I … Continue reading

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Win a TASCHEN Book and Afternoon Tea for Two with a Christmas Tree View at Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel

No matter how you stack them, books make great gifts. And the folks at Belgraves hotel and TASCHEN reckon they can be fantastic Christmas decorations too! Keep reading to find out how you can win a TASCHEN book and afternoon tea for … Continue reading

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Mr and Ms Mango Tree UK: Ladyboy Competition 2012

Last night’s ladyboy competition at upscale Thai restaurant, Mango Tree, marked the ten year anniversary for this annual transgender beauty pageant. From “why is that man wearing a dress?” to “why does that woman have an Adam’s apple?” the show … Continue reading

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Mango Tree’s Annual Ladyboy Beauty Pageant Returns This Sunday

It’s back and if anything like in the past few years promises to be an absolute hoot. Upscale Thai restaurant, Mango Tree, will host its annual Mr and Miss Mango Tree UK Ladyboy competition this Sunday. The theme this year? … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Work

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William Curley’s ‘Couture Chocolate’ Afternoon Tea at The Halkin (Great British Chefs)

William Curley’s ‘Couture Chocolate’ Afternoon Tea at The Halkin Great British Chefs, 25 November 2011 Transcribing the lushly illustrated pages of his newly published first book, Couture Chocolate, to the swish contemporary setting of an afternoon tea at Belgravia’s stylish The Halkin hotel, William … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Ladyboy Beauty Pageant at Mango Tree (Londonist)

Photos from this year’s ladyboy beauty pageant at Mango Tree Thai restaurant Continue reading

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Calling All Ladyboys: The Mango Tree Annual Beauty Pageant (Londonist)

Thai restaurant Mango Tree’s call for contestants for annual ladyboy beauty pageant Continue reading

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