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The Magic Hour Halloween Special

Magician Tony Middleton is bringing his show, The Magic Hour, to the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on the 31st for a spooky Halloween special. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2016

The London Dining scene of 2016 seemed markedly better that that of the past couple of years before it. But maybe that’s more reflective of me and my reasons and opportunities to eat out. Continue reading

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Theo Randall at the InterContinental Reopens – Still a Great Place for Italian Cuisine

Taking stock of a decade doing delicious justice to classic Italian dishes, Theo Randall has reopened his restaurant at the InterContinental after an interiors refurb and the addition of a few new menu items. Great news! And the best news about the reopening is that Chef Randall has managed to maintain all the qualities that already had made his eatery one of my favourite places for Italian food. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2015

London’s best restaurants of 2015? Here’s a lucky list of seven that did the trick for me. Continue reading

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Christmas Unwrapped Afternoon Tea at Intercontinental London Park Lane

This review of the Intercontinental’s limited run Christmas Unwrapped afternoon tea isn’t the first (and hopefully won’t be the last) opportunity for me to rave a little about one of London’s more elegant spaces and for you to add a … Continue reading

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Grosvenor House Apartments: View From The Penthouse

“There’s luxury, and then there’s sophistication,” says Maddie Salters, and “The Penthouse at Grosvenor House Apartments embodies the latter: true elegance, presented with grace, not overstating itself.” Continue reading

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Virtually Travel the World Without Leaving Your Hotel Room

Currently being tested for two weeks at the London Marriott Park Lane and New York Marriott Marquis hotels (check with the individual properties for exact dates), VRoom can be requested to use for free by guests in the same manner as they might go about ordering room service meals or laundry pickup. Upon request, the VRoom gear is hand-delivered to the guest’s room along with instructions and left on loan for up to 24 hours. Continue reading

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Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at Intercontinental London Park Lane

A new limited edition Scents of Summer afternoon tea is available now and running until the end of September at the Wellington Lounge of the Intercontinental London Park Lane. The colourfully presented tea features a bouquet of delicacies created by the hotel’s Executive Chef Ashely Wells in collaboration with Edward Bodenham, 9th generation of the world’s oldest family-run perfumers Floris. For a taste (and whiff) of the joys of summer, this afternoon tea offers a luxurious opportunity to while away some and come out smelling like a rose! Continue reading

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New Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental London Park Lane? It’s a Guiltless Pleasure.

Yes, the folks at the Park Lane Intercontinental have done it again: wowed my senses in one of London’s most elegantly comfortable public settings … and with gracious and polite service to boot! This new vegetarian (without ever stating so) afternoon tea was a delight and yet another point to be added to a now rather lengthy set of reasons to recommend the hotel as an ideal destination for making the most of your time in the West End. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants in London – 2014

Most of these ‘best of lists’ I’m doing have been compiled with some degree of difficulty often leaving me feeling guilty for excluding somewhere excellent that for whatever reason was nudged out by another place. However, making a concise and definite list of my favourite few London restaurants visited over this past year was an absolute breeze as five fantastic eateries clearly did stand out from the rest with respect to quality of food and overall dining experience. Continue reading

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I Survived the Suicide Wings Challenge at The Back Room Bar, Hyde Park Corner

I laughed. I cried. I lost my voice a few times. But in the end I succeeded and met The Back Room Bar’s Suicide Wings Challenge. In all honesty I was about 30 seconds behind the 15 minute time limit but that was really more because I was chatting and just having fun than not being up to the task. I did let a girl beat me though and that kinda burned – but not nearly as much as my mouth did after eating ten majorly hot wings! Continue reading

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Made in Mayfair Insider Experience with Intercontinental and London Luxury Quarter (OneTravel)

The InterContinental London Park Lane hotel has teamed up with London Luxury Quarter to create custom made “Made in Mayfair Insider Experience” tours. From Britain’s oldest family run perfumery to bespoke shoes that take nine months from order to delivery, … Continue reading

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New Regional Wine & Cheese Menu at Theo Randall at the Intercontinental

Allow me to commence this rave by saying that Theo Randall’s Head Sommelier, Yuri Gualeni, is a frickin’ genius and Chef Randall is a very wise man indeed to let Gualeni do his thing. Case in point: the young sommelier’s new wine and cheese pairing that’s been “designed to be a journey through Italy’s terroir and traditions.” I tried it last night and loved every moment. Priced from £24 per person – and tailored to guest preferences – the menu includes four Italian wines paired with four regional cheeses. Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Dinner at Nobu London

What a way to end (and start) a year! The seven course New Year’s Eve 2013 dinner and wine menu at Nobu London at the Metropolitan Hotel ended the year on a delectable note and set high the bar for restaurant experiences for the months to come. Check it out … 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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Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane

It’s no secret. I’m a big fan of the fine foodie offerings InterContinental London Park Lane. With Executive Chef Paul Bates calling the palate pleasing shots (not to mention chef Theo Randall doing his own tasty thing with onsite upscale Italian restaurant), I’ve never never even come close to having a less than ideal dining experience here. So an invitation to try the hotel’s limited edition Christmas afternoon tea was one I greedily accepting. This was my second time to enjoy an afternoon tea at the InterContinental and it did not disappoint. If anything, my expectations for a high level of quality and service were exceeded. Continue reading

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Destination Dining: Seymour Place near Marble Arch in London (OneTravel)

Just up the street from Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Park Lane and Oxford Street, tiny Seymour Place offers a long list of great places to eat. So whether you’re out sightseeing or shopping or looking for somewhere to step out … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Here’s a quick little list of good stuff I’ve recently come across and thought was worth sharing with you. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Bourbon Tasting Flights and a Steak of the Month at JW Steakhouse, Park Lane

JW Steakhouse at the Marriott’s Grosvenor House hotel has recently introduced a couple of brilliant new reasons to pay this fine dining establishment a visit post-haste: a series of four bourbon tasting flights and a Steak of the Month. Both these offers represent deliciously good news to be sure! However, what is perhaps even more deserving of me shouting about you making speedy beeline to enjoy is the simple fact that, as I discover during my dinner last night, everything else about this American style Steakhouse is fantastic too. Continue reading

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Colombian Chef Harry Sasson “Pops Up” at the Intercontinental London Park Lane (CheapOair)

InterContinental London Park Lane is to host its very own pop-up version of chef Harry Sasson’s pioneering Bogotá restaurant, Club Colombia. Known as one of South America’s most celebrated Chefs, Harry and his team will take over the iconic London hotel’s Cookbook Cafe from 17th to the 25th of May to recreate his modern and refined approach to Colombian cuisine for a British audience. Continue reading

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Take the Warren Zevon Werewolves Tour of London … Aaoo! (CheapOair)

I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s And his hair was perfect Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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Aperitivi a la Theo Randall? It’s an Imperative! (Great British Chefs)

Don’t let his Brit surname put you off. Chef Theo Randall knows his taglierini from his tagliatelle. And judging from a new line up of cocktails launched at his eponymous fine dining Italian restaurant located within the luxuriant Intercontinental, this former head chef of the ever lauded River Cafe shows … Continue reading

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London’s First Central American Food Festival All This Week @ the InterContinental

Fusion, London’s first ever Central American food festival, starts tomorrow (Tuesday the 12th) at the InterContinental London Park Lane‘s Cookbook Cafe. The event runs through Sunday the 17th and celebrates contemporary cuisine from Central America and the Caribbean. Acclaimed Chef Mario Castrellon of Maito restaurant in Panama will … Continue reading

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£10,000 Diamond Cocktail @ Four Seasons Hotel London

I’m just now picking up on the story, but this over-the-top Diamond Jubilee cocktail is available throughout the month of June. So it’s still relevant and definitely retains some gawk value … To celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Louis XIII has collaborated … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel (OneTravel)

As chic and contemporary as the setting in which they are served … Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel OneTravel, 24 April 2012

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New Afternoon Teas Coming to the Intercontinental London Park Lane (Londonist)

… for those who want to have their dainty delicacies and eat them too, you’ll be happy to know this tasteful yet playful tea is as artfully prepared as it is presented. New Afternoon Teas Coming to the Intercontinental London … Continue reading

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Gin & Jazz at London’s Intercontinental Hotel (CheapOair)

Gin & Jazz at London’s Intercontinental Hotel CheapOair, February 21, 2012 Located in the heart of Mayfair, the Intercontinental London Park Lane is an excellent launch pad for a night on the town. And there are certainly far worse places … Continue reading

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London Spotlight: Park Lane (OneTravel)

London Spotlight: Park Lane OneTravel, Dec 16, 2011 Located in glamorous Mayfair and just under a mile long, Park Lane runs along the eastern side of Hyde Park connecting Marble Arch on its northern end to Hyde Park Corner on its south.  … Continue reading

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London’s Marble Arch (OneTravel)

London’s Marble Arch OneTravel, Nov 04, 2011 The 269 feet tall Marble Arch is the impressive focal point of a large traffic island where three of London’s most iconic streets meet. READ MY COMPLETE POST: London’s Marble Arch

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Chefspective: Theo Randall, Chef Patron @ Theo Randall at The InterContinental (Londonist)

Chefspective: Theo Randall, Chef Patron @ Theo Randall at The InterContinental Londonist, October 1, 2010 3:00 PM From his “very happy time” at River Cafe to his current role as Chef Patron at the reigning “Italian Restaurant of the Year”, … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Rise

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Ask a Concierge: Paul Still, Head Concierge at the London Hilton on Park Lane (Londonist)

Ask a Concierge: Paul Still, Head Concierge at the London Hilton on Park Lane Londonist, June 30, 2010 2:30 PM Starting out with a presumed temporary gig as a night porter some three decades ago, Paul Still stayed on to … Continue reading

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Qype Did Brunch at Cookbook Cafe! (Qype does London)

Qype Did Brunch at Cookbook Cafe! Qype does London, April 11th 2010 My own personal expectations were especially high with respect to this midday feast at the Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel’s Cookbook Cafe. Every past experience I’ve had with … Continue reading

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